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A new take on old Japan – that's Omori - The Guardian
A new take on old Japan – that's Omori  The Guardian

In this village north of Hiroshima, traditional culture is evolving into a modern idyll, as a talented family revives the fortunes of a quiet backwater. Maggie Jones.


Japan has one eye on the Olympics as it waits for Rugby World Cup kick-off - The Guardian
Japan has one eye on the Olympics as it waits for Rugby World Cup kick-off  The Guardian

A recent social-media post summed up the mood among rugby lovers in Japan days before the World Cup kicks off in Tokyo. “RWC flags are all over streets of ...


Shinjiro Koizumi: A rising star in Japanese politics - BBC News
Shinjiro Koizumi: A rising star in Japanese politics  BBC News

Last month, Shinjiro Koizumi, a Japanese lawmaker who is the second son of popular former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, grabbed headlines after he ...


Japan Rugby World Cup: guide to the host cities - The Guardian
Japan Rugby World Cup: guide to the host cities  The Guardian

With the Rugby World Cup about to kick off, we ask locals from the cities hosting home nations matches for top places to eat and drink, and the must-see sights.


Japan and South Korea are embroiled in a trade war. To understand it, you must look to history - ABC News
Japan and South Korea are embroiled in a trade war. To understand it, you must look to history  ABC News

While the world has been focused on the escalating trade war between China and the US, another economic spat has been bubbling away. South Korea and ...


‘Preparation is everything’: the real Eddie Jones’s hard road to Japan - The Guardian
‘Preparation is everything’: the real Eddie Jones’s hard road to Japan  The Guardian

In helping England's coach, Eddie Jones, write his autobiography Donald McRae has gained a unique, unfettered insight into the tough, uncompromising ...


Nakamura and Maeda win Japan’s Marathon Grand Championship - International Association of Athletics Federations
Nakamura and Maeda win Japan’s Marathon Grand Championship  International Association of Athletics Federations

Japan's selection process for their 2020 Olympic marathon team culminated in victory for Shogo Nakamura and Hinomi Maeda at the Marathon Grand ...


Japan’s Luke Thompson aiming to bow out on a high - The Irish Times
Japan’s Luke Thompson aiming to bow out on a high  The Irish Times

Kiwi has proved a remarkable servant for Brave Blossoms and is looking forward to fourth RWC.


Cultural highlights of Japan: readers’ travel tips - The Guardian
Cultural highlights of Japan: readers’ travel tips  The Guardian

Shrines, onsens and classical theatre vie with baseball and hip-hop as Japan's kaleidoscopic array of culture delights our tipsters on their travels. Guardian ...


Japan's anime tourism: A lucrative blend of cash and chaos - The Japan Times
Japan's anime tourism: A lucrative blend of cash and chaos  The Japan Times

When Liu Chenyu and Ji Xiaotian arrived in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, for their honeymoon early this summer, the Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka ...


Rugby World Cup: What Ireland fans can expect in Japan - The Irish Times
Rugby World Cup: What Ireland fans can expect in Japan  The Irish Times

Irish Ambassador offers advice on how best to ensure your trip is a smooth one.


The hot topic of Western saunas in Japan - The Japan Times
The hot topic of Western saunas in Japan  The Japan Times

Onsen hot spring baths may reign in Japan, but the Western sauna could be the next health and wellness trend.


How Japan pulls the strings - The Australian
How Japan pulls the strings  The Australian

It would be hard to think of a business that is on the face of it quite as dull as Norinchukin Bank. A co-operative, it was founded almost a century ago to take ...


Elderly citizens accounted for record 28.4% of Japan's population in 2018, data show - The Japan Times
Elderly citizens accounted for record 28.4% of Japan's population in 2018, data show  The Japan Times

Seniors accounted for 28.4 percent of Japan's population and 12.9 percent of its labor force in 2018, both record highs, government data shows.


'How do I eat this properly?': Seven lessons from living in Japan - The Age
'How do I eat this properly?': Seven lessons from living in Japan  The Age

Preparing to farewell Japan two years after moving there with low expectations, a writer reflects how there is beauty everywhere in the Land of the Rising Sun – if ...


Your History Book Lies: Imperial Japan Was Crushed at Pearl Harbor - The National Interest Online
Your History Book Lies: Imperial Japan Was Crushed at Pearl Harbor  The National Interest Online

Key point: From a strategic perspective, attacking Pearl Harbor was a bad idea. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, strike leader for Operation Hawaii and 20-year ...


Japanese beef exports to US set to expand - The Japan News
Japanese beef exports to US set to expand  The Japan News

Japan and the United States have agreed to scrap a 200-ton annual low-tariff quota for Japanese beef exports under a new bilateral trade agreement reached in ...


Big in Japan: A survival guide for Rugby World Cup visitors - The Irish Times
Big in Japan: A survival guide for Rugby World Cup visitors  The Irish Times

Don't eat while walking, do travel outside the host cities and remember to keep it clean.


Japan has its own form of populism and we can learn from it - Financial Times
Japan has its own form of populism and we can learn from it  Financial Times

Friends in the US and Europe often ask why Japan is immune to populism. In truth, when it comes to “reflecting the interests of the people”, populism runs deep ...


Two Men in Japan Dared to Take Paternity Leave. It Cost Them Dearly, They Say. - The New York Times
Two Men in Japan Dared to Take Paternity Leave. It Cost Them Dearly, They Say.  The New York Times

The men bucked norms that parental leave is for women and say that, when they returned to work, their companies punished them with demotions and pay cuts.


Japan's immigration facilities struggle with hunger strikes - The Japan News
Japan's immigration facilities struggle with hunger strikes  The Japan News

Immigration facilities have been dealing with a spate of hunger strikes by foreigners who are to be deported for being in the country illegally and other reasons.


Landmark paternity case challenges Japan's work culture - CNN
Landmark paternity case challenges Japan's work culture  CNN

A 38-year-old Japanese national has filed a lawsuit against his employer for alleged harassment after taking paternity leave, in a landmark case that looks set to ...


Japan culls 753 pigs to contain swine fever outbreak - CNA
Japan culls 753 pigs to contain swine fever outbreak  CNA

Japanese officials have culled 753 pigs in Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo after detecting an outbreak of swine fever.


Japan's new land minister Kazuyoshi Akaba resolved to bolster disaster management - The Japan Times
Japan's new land minister Kazuyoshi Akaba resolved to bolster disaster management  The Japan Times

New Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba has stressed his resolve to beef up Japan's disaster preparedness following a spat.


Best time to visit Japan on holiday: Here's where to go and when - goodhousekeeping.com
Best time to visit Japan on holiday: Here's where to go and when  goodhousekeeping.com

When it comes to choosing the best time to visit Japan, it's hard to go wrong as there's an array of natural events, active experiences and cultural goings on that ...


Japan may offer medical aid to Tehran when Abe meets Iranian president in New York - The Japan Times
Japan may offer medical aid to Tehran when Abe meets Iranian president in New York  The Japan Times

Japan is considering offering medical aid to Iran when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the United.


Teams from Japan, overseas show off ideas for future space elevator at Fukushima event - The Japan Times
Teams from Japan, overseas show off ideas for future space elevator at Fukushima event  The Japan Times

A two-day demonstration test for a future space elevator linking Earth and a space station ended in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sunday. The test,


The Vietnam Temple offers spiritual and practical support to Japan's Vietnamese community - The Japan Times
The Vietnam Temple offers spiritual and practical support to Japan's Vietnamese community  The Japan Times

A yellow-colored Buddhist temple adorned with flags and golden dragons on its pointed roofs in a quiet town outside Tokyo presents a stark contrast to the.


Stunning Tokyo train designed to feel like a living room - CNN
Stunning Tokyo train designed to feel like a living room  CNN

Seibu Railway's sleek "Laview" train in Japan not only gets you from Point A to Point B fast, it's designed for comfort.


Japan and China to hold infrastructure forum during Xi visit - Nikkei Asian Review
Japan and China to hold infrastructure forum during Xi visit  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Japan and China will hold a forum on infrastructure investment in third countries next spring, during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Japan, ...


Can Japan's families remain relevant in contemporary times? - The Japan Times
Can Japan's families remain relevant in contemporary times?  The Japan Times

"Why don't they get married?" anguished parents wonder of their aging unmarried children. The various explanations boil down to two: "I don't want to" and.


70% of married women in Japan support same-sex marriage - Kyodo News Plus
70% of married women in Japan support same-sex marriage  Kyodo News Plus

Almost 70 percent of married women in Japan believe that same-sex marriage should be legalized in the country, a government survey of around 6000 married ...


'Tensho' was leading candidate for Japan's new era name before selection of 'Reiwa': sources - The Japan Times
'Tensho' was leading candidate for Japan's new era name before selection of 'Reiwa': sources  The Japan Times

'Tensho' was the leading choice of experts for the new imperial era name before the submission of 'Reiwa,' sources say.


The Hatoyama administration's significance - The Japan Times
The Hatoyama administration's significance  The Japan Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may wish to forget this time as a bad dream, but insead he and must try to learn from it, as should the opposition parties, the voters ...


Typhoon blows hole in Japan's aging power grid - Nikkei Asian Review
Typhoon blows hole in Japan's aging power grid  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Widespread power outages continue near Tokyo five days after a powerful typhoon once again exposed the vulnerability of Japan's aging ...


Japan should scrap nuclear reactors after Fukushima, says new environment minister - The Guardian
Japan should scrap nuclear reactors after Fukushima, says new environment minister  The Guardian

Shinjiro Koizumi says: 'We will be doomed if we allow another accident to occur'


Japanese fathers demoted for taking paternity leave sue their employers - The Independent
Japanese fathers demoted for taking paternity leave sue their employers  The Independent

On paper, Japan has one of the best paternity leave policies in the world. In practice, very few men — less than one in 16 — take advantage of their legal right, ...


Hibino beats Doi in all-Japan tennis final - 7NEWS
Hibino beats Doi in all-Japan tennis final  7NEWS

A rare all-Japanese women's tennis final has seen Nao Hibino beat compatriot Misaki Doi for the trophy in Hiroshima.


Gay American married to Japanese national sues government for long-term visa - The Japan Times
Gay American married to Japanese national sues government for long-term visa  The Japan Times

An American man who married his same-sex Japanese partner in the United States sued the central government Thursday, demanding it grant him long-term ...


Fukushima: Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, environment minister says - ABC News
Fukushima: Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, environment minister says  ABC News

The operator of the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is expected to run out of room to store radioactive water by 2022 and may have to dump it ...


Schmidt wary of six-day turnaround between Scotland and Japan - Irish Times
Schmidt wary of six-day turnaround between Scotland and Japan  Irish Times

Addressing the media in Chiba, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has stressed that he expects Japan to be a tough opponent at the World Cup, with Ireland set to ...


South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan's use of 'Rising Sun' flag at Olympics - Reuters
South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan's use of 'Rising Sun' flag at Olympics  Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the “Rising Sun” flag at next year's Games, Seoul's ...


Website of Japan's new 78-year-old IT minister offline for months, raising questions over his tech acumen - The Japan Times
Website of Japan's new 78-year-old IT minister offline for months, raising questions over his tech acumen  The Japan Times

The official website of new Japanese information technology minister Naokazu Takemoto has been unviewable for the past few months, raising concerns among ...


Japan express train crash south of Tokyo kills one, injures 30 - ABC News
Japan express train crash south of Tokyo kills one, injures 30  ABC News

An express train travelling about 120kph smashes into a truck at a crossing south of Tokyo, sparking a blaze and killing the truck's driver and injuring about 30 ...


How rock-bottom bond yields spread from Japan to the rest of the world - The Economist
How rock-bottom bond yields spread from Japan to the rest of the world  The Economist

Japan's impact is felt keenly in American and European corporate-credit markets.


Kiwis help Japan's rugby-mad town of Kamaishi recover from tsunami - Newshub
Kiwis help Japan's rugby-mad town of Kamaishi recover from tsunami  Newshub

The Rugby World Cup is giving survivors a reason to celebrate.


Japan typhoon leaves thousands stranded at the airport - CNN
Japan typhoon leaves thousands stranded at the airport  CNN

A powerful typhoon in Japan has left one person dead, more than 100 flights canceled, and thousands of people stranded at the airport.


There's another major trade war that's starting to heat up while everyone is focused on the US and China - Business Insider
There's another major trade war that's starting to heat up while everyone is focused on the US and China  Business Insider

The argument between Japan and South Korea is heating up and has a chance to cause economic problems for the world.


Japan's Tepco struggles to restore power after typhoon - Reuters
Japan's Tepco struggles to restore power after typhoon  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power said on Wednesday it won't be able to restore electricity to all the homes lacking power after Typhoon ...


Japanese spies, once renowned, have fallen on hard times - The Economist
Japanese spies, once renowned, have fallen on hard times  The Economist

A country known for pacifism struggles with covert aggression, too.


Someone please fly me to Japan to pick up a pair of these Ichiro Air Jordan 1's - MLB.com
Someone please fly me to Japan to pick up a pair of these Ichiro Air Jordan 1's  MLB.com

Ichiro Suzuki retired from professional baseball back in March, but if you think that's made him any less of a globe-straddling icon, well, you and Michael Jordan ...


In Japan, rising numbers of parents are harming their children. Why? - South China Morning Post
In Japan, rising numbers of parents are harming their children. Why?  South China Morning Post

A spate of shocking attacks on youngsters by their carers has left Japan struggling to comprehend the reasons in a society known for its low crime rate.


Japan-South Korea Feud Starts to Cast Shadow Over Tokyo Olympics - Bloomberg
Japan-South Korea Feud Starts to Cast Shadow Over Tokyo Olympics  Bloomberg

A deepening feud between Japan and South Korea threatened to undercut next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, as the two sides sparred over whether ...


Japan to Launch Robotic Cargo Ship to Space Station Today. Watch It Live - Space.com
Japan to Launch Robotic Cargo Ship to Space Station Today. Watch It Live  Space.com

Update: JAXA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have postponed today's launch of the HTV-8 cargo ship due to a fire near the mission's H-IIB rocket's launchpad.


New Zealand's All Blacks welcomed in Japan at Rugby World Cup with haka - ABC News
New Zealand's All Blacks welcomed in Japan at Rugby World Cup with haka  ABC News

The All Blacks are already proving to be fan favourites ahead of the Rugby World Cup after being greeted by a spectacular haka performed by school children ...


Japan Is Too Old-Fashioned, Says One of Youngest Ministers Ever - Bloomberg
Japan Is Too Old-Fashioned, Says One of Youngest Ministers Ever  Bloomberg

One of Japan's youngest-ever cabinet ministers -- and the public's favorite to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe -- criticized the country's “old-fashioned” ways ...


South Korea lodges complaint with WTO over Japan's export controls - The Japan Times
South Korea lodges complaint with WTO over Japan's export controls  The Japan Times

SEOUL – The South Korean government on Wednesday filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japan's tightening of export controls, which ...


Apple's largest store in Japan opens Saturday in Tokyo - Apple Newsroom
Apple's largest store in Japan opens Saturday in Tokyo  Apple Newsroom

In the heart of the Marunouchi business district, Apple will open its newest and largest store in Japan across from Tokyo Station this Saturday.


Launchpad Fire Forces Japan to Postpone Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station: Report - Space.com
Launchpad Fire Forces Japan to Postpone Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station: Report  Space.com

Japan called off a planned cargo ship launch to the International Space Station today (Sept. 10) after a fire erupted on the launch platform for the mission's rocket ...


Thai's 'Ultraman Buddha' draws fire - The Japan News
Thai's 'Ultraman Buddha' draws fire  The Japan News

BANGKOK (Reuters) — A group of Buddhist hardliners in Thailand filed a police complaint against a young female artist on Wednesday over paintings that ...


George hopes to emulate 2003 heroes in Japan - Premiership Rugby
George hopes to emulate 2003 heroes in Japan  Premiership Rugby

England hooker Jamie George believes his side can channel the spirit of 2003 to lift the World Cup in Japan next month. The Red Rose face Tonga in their.


Japan's former empress Michiko has surgery for breast cancer - The Guardian
Japan's former empress Michiko has surgery for breast cancer  The Guardian

The 84-year-old Michiko, wife of former emperor Akihito, has undergone surgery for early-stage breast cancer.


Keegan Messing endears himself to Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skating fans - CBC Sports
Keegan Messing endears himself to Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skating fans  CBC Sports

When Keegan Messing noticed there was no flag display during the national anthem at the 2019 Autumn Classic International, the Canadian figure skater ...


Japan's MUFG looks online to boost Africa, Middle East networks - Reuters
Japan's MUFG looks online to boost Africa, Middle East networks  Reuters

MUFG Bank Ltd plans to roll out an online platform to help clients find business partners in countries outside of Asia where it does not have a strong network, ...


Envoy: Japan keen to provide long-term cooperation to Bangladesh - Dhaka Tribune
Envoy: Japan keen to provide long-term cooperation to Bangladesh  Dhaka Tribune

Japanese investment in many fields has accelerated the development in socio-economic sectors in Bangladesh, said President Hamid.


US recognized Takeshima as part of Japan's territory in 1950: government report - The Japan Times
US recognized Takeshima as part of Japan's territory in 1950: government report  The Japan Times

The United States recognized the South Korean-controlled Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan as Japanese territory as of 1950, a research report released.


Airfares from Japan to South Korea drop to under $10 - CNN
Airfares from Japan to South Korea drop to under $10  CNN

As a trade spat between Japan and South Korea drags on, travel between the two destinations is dropping -- and so are flight prices.


Japanese law and social mores still treat users of soft drugs severely - The Economist
Japanese law and social mores still treat users of soft drugs severely  The Economist

UNTIL HIS dramatic mea culpa in June, Junnosuke Taguchi was just another pop star-turned-minor actor. Dressed in funereal black, Mr Taguchi (pictured) ...


Gone in 146 seconds: Japan's investors race to buy SoftBank bonds - The Japan Times
Gone in 146 seconds: Japan's investors race to buy SoftBank bonds  The Japan Times

Monex Group Inc.'s online brokerage sold out ¥500 million ($4.6 million) of SoftBank Group Corp. bonds to individual Japanese investors in less than three.


Japan to put surname first for Japanese names in English - Washington Post
Japan to put surname first for Japanese names in English  Washington Post

Japan wants to start using the traditional order for Japanese names in English in official documents, with family names first, a switch from the Westernized ...


JDI extends Ishikawa plant suspension - The Japan News
JDI extends Ishikawa plant suspension  The Japan News

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan Display Inc. said it will extend the suspension of operations at its mainstay plant in the city of Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture, beyond ...


Hibino tops Doi to claim Japan Women's Open - ESPN
Hibino tops Doi to claim Japan Women's Open  ESPN

In the first all-Japanese WTA final in 22 years, Nao Hibino cruised past Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Japan Women's Open in Hiroshima.


No Japan exhibition match with Floyd – Gibbons - The Manila Times
No Japan exhibition match with Floyd – Gibbons  The Manila Times

The camp of Manny Pacquiao denied there is a plan for an exhibition match between the fighting senator and his archrival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Japan.


Rugby World Cup: Schmidt expects rain and heat to add to Ireland’s challenge in Japan - The Irish Times
Rugby World Cup: Schmidt expects rain and heat to add to Ireland’s challenge in Japan  The Irish Times

Head coach says his side has been 'less consistent this year' but its major targets are yet to come.


Germany feels eurozone pressure to boost spending - The Japan News
Germany feels eurozone pressure to boost spending  The Japan News

HELSINKI (AFP-JIji) — Germany faced renewed pressure Friday to boost public spending and help revive a sputtering European economy, a day after the ...


Japanese companies lead world in disclosing climate risks - Financial Times
Japanese companies lead world in disclosing climate risks  Financial Times

Tokyo rushes to adopt Mark Carney's green standards ahead of 2020 Olympics.


Japan takes on China with a planned $20 billion investment in Africa - CNN
Japan takes on China with a planned $20 billion investment in Africa  CNN

Japan's private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in Africa, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised Wednesday.


The global risk brewing in Japan’s ailing local banks - Financial Times
The global risk brewing in Japan’s ailing local banks  Financial Times

Negative rates and an ageing population leave regional lenders with an incentive to gamble.


'Symbol of the devil': Why South Korea wants Japan to ban the Rising Sun flag from the Tokyo Olympics - CNN
'Symbol of the devil': Why South Korea wants Japan to ban the Rising Sun flag from the Tokyo Olympics  CNN

Tensions have once again flared between Japan and South Korea -- and this time, it's over a flag.


Japan Airlines might acquire stake in Malaysia Airlines - TODAYonline
Japan Airlines might acquire stake in Malaysia Airlines  TODAYonline

KUALA LUMPUR — The tie-up between Japan Airlines (JAL) and Malaysia Airlines could entail more than joint flights between the two countries, as the ...


Mayor of town in north Japan bemoans lack of Olympic funds - Washington Post
Mayor of town in north Japan bemoans lack of Olympic funds  Washington Post

The mayor of a town in northeastern Japan that will host Olympic soccer games says his city has received no funding from the central government that has ...


Japan's war crimes, colonialism and apologies - The Japan Times
Japan's war crimes, colonialism and apologies  The Japan Times

In a recent exchange of opinions that I had with friends that was spurred by the latest developments in Japan-South Korea relations and a recent news report ...


Cashier arrested in Japan for allegedly using 'photographic memory' to steal credit card information of 1,300 customers - CNN
Cashier arrested in Japan for allegedly using 'photographic memory' to steal credit card information of 1,300 customers  CNN

(CNN) A store cashier in Tokyo been arrested on allegations of stealing the credit card information of 1,300 customers using just one tool -- his memory.


Yahoo Japan looks to buy Japan's Zozo for $3.7 billion: reports - MarketWatch
Yahoo Japan looks to buy Japan's Zozo for $3.7 billion: reports  MarketWatch

Yahoo Japan Corp. intends to buy a majority stake in Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo Inc. for about $3.7 billion, according to multiple reports...


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Knocks out Competition at the Japan Game Awards 2019 - Crunchyroll News
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Knocks out Competition at the Japan Game Awards 2019  Crunchyroll News

The Japan Game Awards were given out over the Tokyo Game Show 2019 weekend, celebrating the best of video games from the last year of the Heisei Period ...


Cabinet reshuffles provide a window into Japan's policy priorities - The Japan Times
Cabinet reshuffles provide a window into Japan's policy priorities  The Japan Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to reshuffle his Cabinet on Wednesday. When this action, combined with the reshuffle of Liberal Democratic Party exec.


Nissan, Ghosn and Japan's legal double standards - The Japan Times
Nissan, Ghosn and Japan's legal double standards  The Japan Times

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa's fate suggests it's riskier to be a foreign executive in Japan when trouble is afoot.


Japan's Nissan mulls pulling out of South Korea as trade tensions rise: FT - Reuters
Japan's Nissan mulls pulling out of South Korea as trade tensions rise: FT  Reuters

Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> is considering pulling out of South Korea, the Financial Times reported on Friday, as political and trade tensions between Japan and ...


Typhoon Faxai raises questions about Japan's train schedule management and the fragility of its infrastructure - The Japan Times
Typhoon Faxai raises questions about Japan's train schedule management and the fragility of its infrastructure  The Japan Times

The chaos caused by the storm continued to reverberate a day later, holding lessons for Japan on transportation and recovery planning in times of emergencies.


Scientists unveil Japan's largest dinosaur yet, a herbivore that lumbered along coasts of Hokkaido - The Japan Times
Scientists unveil Japan's largest dinosaur yet, a herbivore that lumbered along coasts of Hokkaido  The Japan Times

Japanese scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur from a nearly complete skeleton that was the largest ever discovered in the country, measurin.


South Korea and Japan's feud explained - BBC News
South Korea and Japan's feud explained  BBC News

South Korea has terminated its military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in the latest tit-for-tat dispute that has hit diplomatic and trade ties. It comes after ...


How much Japanese-language skill do you need to work in Japan? - The Japan Times
How much Japanese-language skill do you need to work in Japan?  The Japan Times

Back in the bubble period, I was able to get a job at a Japanese bank in Tokyo with language skills that were intermediate at best. With a lot of intensive.


Super Nintendo World opens next spring at Universal Studios Japan - CBBC Newsround
Super Nintendo World opens next spring at Universal Studios Japan  CBBC Newsround

Prepare yourself for some big gaming news! Japan's Universal Studios is opening its very own Super Nintendo World in spring 2020. Whilst some plans are still ...


Cabinet newcomers tasked with keeping Japan's economic engine churning - The Japan News
Cabinet newcomers tasked with keeping Japan's economic engine churning  The Japan News

The reshuffled fourth Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that launched on Wednesday includes a striking number of new economy-related ministers, though ...


Japan's veteran maulers happy to die in their boots - Reuters
Japan's veteran maulers happy to die in their boots  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan may have been seen as a leftfield choice to host the Rugby World Cup but if you want a sense of the country's long love affair with the ...


How Japan's appetite for watching whales is growing - BBC News
How Japan's appetite for watching whales is growing  BBC News

Evidence suggests there may now be more of a future in enjoying whales in the wild than eating them.


Economist expects limited impact from Japan's October tax hike - The Japan Times
Economist expects limited impact from Japan's October tax hike  The Japan Times

The impact of the Oct. 1 consumption tax hike from the current 8 percent to 10 percent will be limited as mitigating measures are already in place, accordi.


Japan's curbs on high-tech materials exports to South Korea could backfire - Reuters
Japan's curbs on high-tech materials exports to South Korea could backfire  Reuters

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan's curbs on exports of high-tech materials to South Korea could backfire in the long run, eroding its dominance over a key link ...


How Imperial Japan Almost Bankrupted Itself Building Battleships to Fight America - The National Interest Online
How Imperial Japan Almost Bankrupted Itself Building Battleships to Fight America  The National Interest Online

Key point: Japan lacked the industrial capacity to compete with the United States military...and still does. In January 1936 Japan announced its intention to ...


Japan Is Taking on China in Africa - Foreign Policy
Japan Is Taking on China in Africa  Foreign Policy

In late August, Japan will host the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama. The conference is the cornerstone of ...