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Tomomi Inada's lonely battle to 'promote understanding' of LGBT issues in Japan - The Japan Times
Tomomi Inada's lonely battle to 'promote understanding' of LGBT issues in Japan  The Japan Times

"It's a tough situation for me, but I think it's a human rights issue and nothing to do with being conservative or liberal."


Vietnamese workers, streaming to Japan, face risks as labor system opens up - Japan Today
Vietnamese workers, streaming to Japan, face risks as labor system opens up  Japan Today

When a young Vietnamese woman found out late last year that she was pregnant after arriving in Japan on a "technical trainee" visa, she was given a stark ...


Horan: The one ‘sweetener’ for Japan after Sunwolves axing - Fox Sports
Horan: The one ‘sweetener’ for Japan after Sunwolves axing  Fox Sports

Wallabies great Tim Horan admits the imminent axing of the Sunwolves will put “a bit of a dent” in Japanese rugby although he believes the game's future ...


Abe eyes US trip in late April for talks with Trump on trade: sources - The Japan Times
Abe eyes US trip in late April for talks with Trump on trade: sources  The Japan Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to visit the United States in late April for talks with President Donald Trump, sources familiar with bilateral relations s.


Japan urged to stop requiring transgender sterilization - Japan Today
Japan urged to stop requiring transgender sterilization  Japan Today

Human Rights Watch urged Japan on Wednesday to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized before their gender is changed on official ...


Sakura-themed meals perfect for spring - The Japan Times
Sakura-themed meals perfect for spring  The Japan Times

Springtime is picnic time. In Japan, that means finding a relaxing spot to view the sakura cherry blossoms — and this spring, The Peninsula Tokyo has.


India's new ambassador to Japan sees strong potential in technology cooperation - The Japan Times
India's new ambassador to Japan sees strong potential in technology cooperation  The Japan Times

India's new ambassador to Japan believes the two countries can complement each other in terms of talent and technology, and that cooperation could lead to.


LA Phil in Japan with Dudamel for centenary tour - The Japan News
LA Phil in Japan with Dudamel for centenary tour  The Japan News

The Japan NewsThe Los Angeles Philharmonic is currently in Tokyo with Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel as part of the global tour celebrating the ...


How Japan’s Healthcare Solutions Are Advancing Our Everyday Life - Forbes
How Japan’s Healthcare Solutions Are Advancing Our Everyday Life  Forbes

Automated nursing care? The potential is not as distant as you imagine, but according to the latest technology in Japan, it doesn't actually mean leaving all care ...


This Airbnb in Japan attracts thousands of visitors each year - Quartz
This Airbnb in Japan attracts thousands of visitors each year  Quartz

The heart of Yoshino resides in a narrow, A-frame house along the banks of a mighty river. Yoshino Cedar House is an extraordinary, community-run Airbnb that ...


Turtle plane: Japan's first Airbus A380 superjumbo delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA) - Traveller
Turtle plane: Japan's first Airbus A380 superjumbo delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA)  Traveller

Japan's first A380 superjumbo doesn't look like any other.


Closing time? Japan convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labor crunch - Reuters
Closing time? Japan convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labor crunch  Reuters

Japan's 24-hour convenience stores are struggling to stay open around the clock as an industry that has continually expanded now finds itself at the sharp end ...


The art of perseverance: How gaman defined Japan - BBC News
The art of perseverance: How gaman defined Japan  BBC News

Every child in Japan is taught to gaman: to patiently persevere in tough times. Is this the way to create an orderly society, or does gaman have a dark side?


5 stories from Ichiro in Japan - MLB.com
5 stories from Ichiro in Japan  MLB.com

This week, Ichiro Suzuki returned home to play professional baseball in Japan – perhaps for the final time. He's starting for the Mariners as they take on the A's in ...


Japanese Olympic chief to quit amid corruption allegations scandal - The Guardian
Japanese Olympic chief to quit amid corruption allegations scandal  The Guardian

Tsunekazu Takeda denies claims relating to payments to consultancy linked to son of disgraced ex-Olympic official.


A new emperor, a new era. A new Japan? - Nikkei Asian Review
A new emperor, a new era. A new Japan?  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- The world remembers 1989 as a year of era-defining events. Pro-democracy rallies were crushed in China's Tiananmen Square that June, and the.


As the M.L.B. Season Opens in Japan, at Least the Dirt Is Familiar - The New York Times
As the M.L.B. Season Opens in Japan, at Least the Dirt Is Familiar  The New York Times

TOKYO — Major League Baseball began its 2019 season on Wednesday in Japan with the first of two games between the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle ...


Rugby World Cup: The 20,000km cycle ride to Tokyo - CNN
Rugby World Cup: The 20,000km cycle ride to Tokyo  CNN

(CNN) Some 20,000 kilometers of roads separate Twickenham Stadium, the site of the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, and Tokyo Stadium, which will host the ...


Japan signals caution on economy over China uncertainty - Nikkei Asian Review
Japan signals caution on economy over China uncertainty  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Japan maintained its official view that its economy is in recovery on Wednesday but tweaked the language of its assessment for the first.


Japan's Whiskey Is Some Of The World's Best -- But What About Japanese Craft Beer? - Forbes
Japan's Whiskey Is Some Of The World's Best -- But What About Japanese Craft Beer?  Forbes

In 2014, Japan surprised the world when connoisseur Jim Murray made his pick for “World Whiskey of the Year.” Rather than something Scottish, or Irish, Murray ...


Japan Poised to Declare CRISPR-Edited Foods Safe to Eat - Futurism
Japan Poised to Declare CRISPR-Edited Foods Safe to Eat  Futurism

The Japanese government seems poised to rule that CRISPR-edited foods are safe to eat. At least, that's the recommendation made by a panel of scientists who ...


US to push for comprehensive free trade agreement as it looks to open up Japan's agriculture market - The Japan Times
US to push for comprehensive free trade agreement as it looks to open up Japan's agriculture market  The Japan Times

U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration will push for a free trade agreement with Japan and signaled his eagerness to seek a further opening of the ...


Japanese Sleeper Hit ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Heads for English Remake (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
Japanese Sleeper Hit ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Heads for English Remake (EXCLUSIVE)  Variety

One Cut of the Dead,” a micro-budget horror film that became a surprise hit last year in Japan, will get an English-language remake.


Chelsea news: Blues reveal opponent for pre-season friendly in Japan - talkSPORT
Chelsea news: Blues reveal opponent for pre-season friendly in Japan  talkSPORT

Chelsea will play the match at the International Stadium in Yokohama in July.


Celebrate Japanese Culture at Seton Hall University's 22nd Annual Japan Week - Seton Hall University News & Events
Celebrate Japanese Culture at Seton Hall University's 22nd Annual Japan Week  Seton Hall University News & Events

The Seton Hall community is invited to celebrate the 22nd annual Japan Week. Events will take place from April 1 to April 5.


Photographer Captures the Beauty of Japan's Cherry Blossom Season - My Modern Met
Photographer Captures the Beauty of Japan's Cherry Blossom Season  My Modern Met

Photographer Koji captures the beauty of Japan's cherry blossom season in full bloom, showing the landscape covered with blankets of beautiful pink flowers.


Japan's happy rating falls to 58th, 'generosity' at low level:The Asahi Shimbun - Asahi Shimbun
Japan's happy rating falls to 58th, 'generosity' at low level:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

Japan is not such a happy place these days.A global scale of happiness issued by the United Nations.


Attack kills 5 in Ethiopia, may include Japanese - NHK WORLD
Attack kills 5 in Ethiopia, may include Japanese  NHK WORLD

Five people, possibly including a Japanese citizen, were killed when an armed group attacked a vehicle in Ethiopia.


Japan's ruling party grills Google over data protection as it looks to tighten regulation on tech giants - The Japan Times
Japan's ruling party grills Google over data protection as it looks to tighten regulation on tech giants  The Japan Times

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party questioned a Google LLC executive Wednesday over the company's data protection and transaction practices as part of ...


Japan turns to drones to replace its ageing farmers - South China Morning Post
Japan turns to drones to replace its ageing farmers  South China Morning Post

As farming communities grow older and young people abandon agriculture, Tokyo hopes a new generation of drones will be able to spray its crops, sow its fields ...


Japan Times Apologizes for ‘Turmoil’ Surrounding WWII References - VOA News
Japan Times Apologizes for ‘Turmoil’ Surrounding WWII References  VOA News

The Japan Times, an English-language newspaper that amended its description of “comfort women” and wartime forced laborers last year, apologized to its staff ...


Japanese official who yelled he 'hates South Koreans' detained for allegedly assaulting Seoul airport worker - The Japan Times
Japanese official who yelled he 'hates South Koreans' detained for allegedly assaulting Seoul airport worker  The Japan Times

TOKYO/SEOUL - A Japanese government official was temporarily detained in South Korea for allegedly assaulting an airport worker in Seoul while on a ...


Japan asteroid probe makes 'tantalising' solar system discoveries - 9news.com.au
Japan asteroid probe makes 'tantalising' solar system discoveries  9news.com.au

An unmanned Japanese spacecraft orbiting an asteroid has made surprising discoveries that scientists say will improve understanding about the origins of the ...


New Zealand, Deutsche Bank, Japan: Your Wednesday Briefing - The New York Times
New Zealand, Deutsche Bank, Japan: Your Wednesday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. New Zealand prepares for funeral services, Deutsche Bank's ties to President Trump ...


Japan's national judo team to be nicknamed 'Godzilla Japan' - The Japan News
Japan's national judo team to be nicknamed 'Godzilla Japan'  The Japan News

Godzilla Japan” has been chosen as the nickname for the Japanese national judo team that will compete in the World Judo Championships set to begin on Aug.


Colorized, digitally enhanced photos of postwar Japan bring their subjects to life - Japan Today
Colorized, digitally enhanced photos of postwar Japan bring their subjects to life  Japan Today

In recent years the confluence of digital technologies and social media have led to something of a boom in the digital colorization of historical photographs and ...


Japan to develop long-range air-to-surface cruise missiles - IHS Jane's 360
Japan to develop long-range air-to-surface cruise missiles  IHS Jane's 360

Key Points Japan will extend the range of its ASM-3 air-launched anti-ship missile The weapon will be used to extend Japan's ability to defend its remote ...


Japan's Cabinet OKs amendment that bans corporal punishment after spate of tragic cases - The Japan Times
Japan's Cabinet OKs amendment that bans corporal punishment after spate of tragic cases  The Japan Times

The Cabinet approved an amendment Tuesday banning parents from inflicting corporal punishment upon their own children, an effort intended to curb child ...


WATCH: Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic? - News24
WATCH: Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?  News24

From bento boxes to individually wrapped bananas, plastic reigns supreme in Japan. But amid global concern about single-use waste, new legislation could ...


Mubadala Is Looking for Partners in Asia, Including Japan, Says CEO - Bloomberg
Mubadala Is Looking for Partners in Asia, Including Japan, Says CEO  Bloomberg

Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, chief executive officer at Mubadala Deputy Group, discusses investing in Asia, his allocations, his partnerships, valuations, ...


Non-Japanese people are poorly represented in Japanese media: That needs to change - The Japan Times
Non-Japanese people are poorly represented in Japanese media: That needs to change  The Japan Times

For almost a decade, the Japanese TV show "Why Did You Come to Japan?" has operated on the premise of finding foreign tourists and asking them the titular.


Gene-edited foods are safe, Japanese panel concludes - Science Magazine
Gene-edited foods are safe, Japanese panel concludes  Science Magazine

Japan will allow gene-edited foodstuffs to be sold to consumers without safety evaluations as long as the techniques involved meet certain criteria, ...


Japan's Supreme Court gives approval for retrial of former nurse who served prison term over 2003 murder - The Japan Times
Japan's Supreme Court gives approval for retrial of former nurse who served prison term over 2003 murder  The Japan Times

The Supreme Court has given its approval for the retrial of a former assistant nurse who was convicted of the murder of a 72-year-old male patient at a hospital in ...


Meet Japan's 'Mr. Ferrari', Who Drove His F40 At 197 MPH On a Motorway To Prove a Point - Jalopnik
Meet Japan's 'Mr. Ferrari', Who Drove His F40 At 197 MPH On a Motorway To Prove a Point  Jalopnik

Japan has long been one of Ferrari's strongest markets. But within the car community here, many attribute much of the Italian brand's success in the Land of the ...


Japan Introduces Stricter Regulation for Crypto Margin Trading - Bitcoin Magazine
Japan Introduces Stricter Regulation for Crypto Margin Trading  Bitcoin Magazine

Japanese regulators have reportedly approved draft amendments to the country's financial instruments and payment services laws, introducing stricter ...


Victims of forced sterilisation in Japan to receive compensation and apology - The Guardian
Victims of forced sterilisation in Japan to receive compensation and apology  The Guardian

About 16500 people were targeted by law that aimed to stop the birth of children described as 'inferior'


American man arrested over murder of wife at Tokyo Family Court - Japan Today
American man arrested over murder of wife at Tokyo Family Court  Japan Today

Police on Wednesday arrested an American man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his Japanese wife at a court where they were to settle a divorce. The man ...


American man arrested in Japan over alleged fatal stabbing of wife in divorce court - CBS News
American man arrested in Japan over alleged fatal stabbing of wife in divorce court  CBS News

Tokyo - Japanese police arrested an American man on Wednesday on suspicion of fatally stabbing his Japanese wife at a court where they were to settle a ...


Japan refiners unlikely to import Iranian oil from April: PAJ head - Reuters
Japan refiners unlikely to import Iranian oil from April: PAJ head  Reuters

Japanese refiners will unlikely continue to import oil from Iran from April unless Japan gets a sanctions waivers extension from the U.S. government, Takashi ...


The Japanese Air Force Needs an Upgrade - Foreign Policy
The Japanese Air Force Needs an Upgrade  Foreign Policy

Japanese leaders will soon need to make a decision that will fundamentally shape their nation's security: the replacement of their aging F-2 fighter aircraft.


Nomura Stays on Top in Japan - Institutional Investor
Nomura Stays on Top in Japan  Institutional Investor

Nomura is still No. 1 in Japanese equity sales. Buy-side analysts and money managers responsible for $740 billion in Japanese equities voted the Tokyo-based ...


In Japan, Subaru's STI is about much more than the WRX - CNET
In Japan, Subaru's STI is about much more than the WRX  CNET

In which I ogle big wings and drive some STI forbidden fruit, all in the name of celebrating Subaru Tecnica International's 30th birthday.


Google Maps: Island with history so dark it was erased from maps hides horrifying secret - Express
Google Maps: Island with history so dark it was erased from maps hides horrifying secret  Express

Google Maps Street View has captured an island in Japan. At first sight, it seems to be nothing out of the ordinary. After all, Japan has 6,852 islands in total.


Energy analysts forecast 'the end of coal' in Asia as Japanese investors back renewables - The Guardian
Energy analysts forecast 'the end of coal' in Asia as Japanese investors back renewables  The Guardian

Major Japanese investors, including those most indebted to coal, are seeking to back large-scale renewables projects across Asia, marking a “monumental” shift ...


Japan's debt passes 250% of GDP | Article - Asia Times
Japan's debt passes 250% of GDP | Article  Asia Times

Reform lies dormant as Tokyo proves 'Modern Monetary Theory' – badly – but bond markets are unperturbed.


Chelsea will play Japan champions in July | Official Site - Chelsea FC
Chelsea will play Japan champions in July | Official Site  Chelsea FC

Our many loyal fans in that country will have the chance to see the Blues in action when we play J.League champions Kawasaki Frontale at the International ...


Japan Gold has a first-mover advantage when it comes to gold exploration in Japan - Proactive Investors USA & Canada
Japan Gold has a first-mover advantage when it comes to gold exploration in Japan  Proactive Investors USA & Canada

Japan Gold (CVE:JG) - The company aims to unlock the potential of Japan's gold resources.


MLB players revel in Japan's 'carnival' stadium atmosphere - The Japan Times
MLB players revel in Japan's 'carnival' stadium atmosphere  The Japan Times

Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball aren't really so different on the field. Everyone is playing the same game and the rules are more or.


Trump seeks free trade agreement with Japan - Anadolu Agency
Trump seeks free trade agreement with Japan  Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. The U.S. is seeking a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan with a focus on agriculture, Japanese media reported on Wednesday. According to the ...


Six Nations results will have little bearing in Japan; Padraig Harrington is back in action - The Irish Times
Six Nations results will have little bearing in Japan; Padraig Harrington is back in action  The Irish Times

Morning Sports Briefing: Keep ahead of the game with 'The Irish Times' sports team.


PH, Japan sign labor cooperation pact - Manila Bulletin
PH, Japan sign labor cooperation pact  Manila Bulletin

By Philippine News Agency. TOKYO – Philippine and Japanese officials have signed a landmark memorandum of cooperation (MOC) laying the groundwork for ...


Japan to develop long-range, air-to-ship cruise missiles - The Japan Times
Japan to develop long-range, air-to-ship cruise missiles  The Japan Times

Japan has decided to develop for the first time long-range, air-to-ship cruise missiles that can be carried by fighter jets and are capable of attacking a.


Japan to make crater on asteroid to get underground samples - Phys.org
Japan to make crater on asteroid to get underground samples  Phys.org

Japan's space agency said Monday that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft will follow up last month's touchdown on a distant asteroid with another risky ...


Rise of Hachimura: Gonzaga forward has huge following in Japan, U.S. - The Columbian
Rise of Hachimura: Gonzaga forward has huge following in Japan, U.S.  The Columbian

SALT LAKE CITY — Rui Hachimura leaned against a wall inside Las Vegas' Orleans Arena, towering above the boom microphones and cameras being held by ...


Capital - White Day: Japan's reverse Valentine's Day - BBC News
Capital - White Day: Japan's reverse Valentine's Day  BBC News

A special follow-up day to Valentine's sees men gifting women on 14 March. But what might a dip in its popularity tell us about modern Japan?


Win It Before You Buy It; Journey, 'Live in Japan' - kool1079.com
Win It Before You Buy It; Journey, 'Live in Japan'  kool1079.com

I've got chances for you to win Journey's brand new live concert package. "Live in Japan" was recorded in 2017 on the legendary Budokon State in Japan, ...


Japan's involvement in Myanmar - Modern Diplomacy
Japan's involvement in Myanmar  Modern Diplomacy

After the civilian-democratic transition in Myanmar, the western sanctions on trade and investment in the country were lifted. This led to a huge inflow of foreign ...


Japan says transgender people must be sterilised - The Economist
Japan says transgender people must be sterilised  The Economist

SHOULD TRANSGENDER people be sterilised before they are recognised? Earlier this year Japan's Supreme Court decided that the answer is yes.


Toyota Ramps Up Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, As Japan Boosts Investment - NPR
Toyota Ramps Up Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, As Japan Boosts Investment  NPR

Japan doesn't think battery electric cars are the only future for transportation. It is investing millions to ramp up production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, citing ...


Your 'Japanese experience' doesn't have to be 'Japanese only' - The Japan Times
Your 'Japanese experience' doesn't have to be 'Japanese only'  The Japan Times

After living in Japan for a while you start to notice certain personality types popping up in the international community, particularly among English teach.


Japan's female future - strategy+business Today
Japan's female future  strategy+business Today

Demographic realities and the growing number of women in higher education are changing the male-dominated management structures of Japan Inc.


Japan to Hold First Ever Trial Over Crypto Hacking Losses - CoinDesk
Japan to Hold First Ever Trial Over Crypto Hacking Losses  CoinDesk

An 18-year-old Japanese youth has been sent to prosecutors in the country's first ever trial involving cryptocurrency cyber-theft. According to a report from The ...


Japan's exports slump again on weak external demand, puts BOJ on notice - Reuters
Japan's exports slump again on weak external demand, puts BOJ on notice  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports fell for a third month in February in a sign of growing strain on the trade-reliant economy, suggesting the central bank might ...


On the Hunt for Japan's Elaborate, Colorful Manhole Covers - Atlas Obscura
On the Hunt for Japan's Elaborate, Colorful Manhole Covers  Atlas Obscura

In Japan's glittering cities, all hustle and light, they can be easy to miss. With all that sensory assault, who thinks to look down and take notice of something as ...


Japan's central bank is now less optimistic about the economy - CNBC
Japan's central bank is now less optimistic about the economy  CNBC

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday but tempered its optimism that robust exports and factory output will underpin growth, a nod to ...


Walmart Japan's new CEO: Seiyu 'absolutely' not for sale - Reuters
Walmart Japan's new CEO: Seiyu 'absolutely' not for sale  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - The newly appointed chief executive of Walmart Inc's Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu on Monday denied the business was up for sale, ...


Japan's GMO Survey: Ripple (XRP) Expected to Rise the Most in Price in 2019 - Invest In Blockchain
Japan's GMO Survey: Ripple (XRP) Expected to Rise the Most in Price in 2019  Invest In Blockchain

Japan's GMO Internet Group, an internet company that provides several internet-related services, has released the results of a survey where nearly half of all ...


Frugal consumers, higher costs take fizz out of Japan's food stocks - Japan Today
Frugal consumers, higher costs take fizz out of Japan's food stocks  Japan Today

Japan's food firms, once seen as a rare group of winners in the country's fight against deflation, are falling out of favor with investors as consumers reject price ...


Japan's 'Olympic ojiisan' dies with Tokyo 2020 dream unfulfilled - The Japan Times
Japan's 'Olympic ojiisan' dies with Tokyo 2020 dream unfulfilled  The Japan Times

An Olympic mega-fan who attended every Summer Games since Tokyo in 1964 has died, just over a year before his home city was set to host its second ...


'Mr. Ichiro is like a god' -- Japanese players on Mariners icon, Japan series - ESPN
'Mr. Ichiro is like a god' -- Japanese players on Mariners icon, Japan series  ESPN

We checked in with Ichiro Suzuki's countrymen about the importance of MLB's regular-season return to Tokyo and his role.


Japan Taps Toyota to Build Futuristic Moon Rover - Space.com
Japan Taps Toyota to Build Futuristic Moon Rover  Space.com

Japan wants to build the ultimate moon rover for astronauts and has tapped Toyota to help develop a futuristic, off-road, lunar vehicle that could potentially ...


Whale watching in Japan is on the rise, even as commercial hunts are set to resume - National Geographic
Whale watching in Japan is on the rise, even as commercial hunts are set to resume  National Geographic

New data shows Japanese citizens prefer whale watching to whale meat.


WA's commissioner in Japan, Craig Peacock, sacked after CCC details decade of corruption - ABC News
WA's commissioner in Japan, Craig Peacock, sacked after CCC details decade of corruption  ABC News

WA's commissioner in Tokyo is sacked after the Corruption and Crime Commission finds he engaged in a decade of corruption which cost taxpayers more than ...


Brokerages Brace for Japan's Longest Market Shutdown Since WWII - Bloomberg
Brokerages Brace for Japan's Longest Market Shutdown Since WWII  Bloomberg

Japanese brokerages are taking steps to help relieve at least some investors worried about getting trapped by the country's unusually long holiday next month ...


Japan’s Enchanting Ice Monsters, Claimed by Climate Change - The New York Times
Japan’s Enchanting Ice Monsters, Claimed by Climate Change  The New York Times

The Japanese call them “juhyo,” or ice monsters, and armies of these abominable snowmen once spread across the country's northern mountains. But they are ...


Japan's #KuToo Movement Aims to Stop Employers From Requiring Women to Wear Heels - TIME
Japan's #KuToo Movement Aims to Stop Employers From Requiring Women to Wear Heels  TIME

Women in Japan are speaking out about companies that require them to wear high heels to work.


Saint Dreux gives Japan's katsu sando a sleek Melbourne home - Good Food
Saint Dreux gives Japan's katsu sando a sleek Melbourne home  Good Food

New CBD venture puts a *fresh* twist on the sandwich that's big in Japan.


World's oldest person confirmed as 116-year-old Kane Tanaka from Japan - Guinness World Records
World's oldest person confirmed as 116-year-old Kane Tanaka from Japan  Guinness World Records

Kane Tanaka from Fukuoka, Japan has been confirmed as the world's oldest person at 116 years and 28 days old as of 30 January 2019.


Japan's hotels design new experiences - The Japan Times
Japan's hotels design new experiences  The Japan Times

Among a crop of new hotels in Japan are several unique establishments aiming to support local artisans, while offering guests experiences that go way beyond ...


Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move - Al Jazeera English
Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move  Al Jazeera English

Some 434000 people reject moving the base, but government in Tokyo says it will not derail relocation plan.


Japan's machinery orders weaken as trade war hits spending plans - Reuters
Japan's machinery orders weaken as trade war hits spending plans  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's machinery orders fell in January at the fastest pace in four months as the U.S.-China tariff war hit global trade, knocking demand from ...


Emperor reflects on Japan's past, future and his 'endlessly long' quest to pin down role after 30 years on throne - The Japan Times
Emperor reflects on Japan's past, future and his 'endlessly long' quest to pin down role after 30 years on throne  The Japan Times

Emperor Akihito said he has dedicated the past 30 years of his reign to an “endlessly long” quest to fathom out his role as the symbol of the state.


Japan’s imperial transition puts yen flash crash firmly on the radar - Financial Times
Japan’s imperial transition puts yen flash crash firmly on the radar  Financial Times

On April 30, for the first time in more than two centuries, the Japanese Emperor will abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne. On the following day, his oldest son ...


As Japan’s leader, Junichiro Koizumi backed nuclear power. Now he’s a major foe. - The Washington Post
As Japan’s leader, Junichiro Koizumi backed nuclear power. Now he’s a major foe.  The Washington Post

TOKYO — With his shock of white hair, his love for Elvis and his reputation as a maverick, Junichiro Koizumi was a burst of color in the sober, dark-suited world ...


Just one in every 10 politicians in Japan's lower house is a woman - CNN
Just one in every 10 politicians in Japan's lower house is a woman  CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) Just 10% of politicians in Japan's House of Representatives are female, a gender imbalance that ranked the worst among G20 nations in new ...


Japan Is Landing on an Asteroid Today and You Can Watch It Live! - Space.com
Japan Is Landing on an Asteroid Today and You Can Watch It Live!  Space.com

Japan's Hayabusa2 mission is touching down on an asteroid, where it will grab a sample to bring back to Earth.


Japan's Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac? - The Diplomat
Japan's Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?  The Diplomat

A new immigration reform package still doesn't go far enough to meet Japan's needs.


Japan's moon rover will be made by Toyota - Engadget
Japan's moon rover will be made by Toyota  Engadget

Toyota is going to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has teamed up with the carmaker to build a pressurized self-driving rover th...


Next era name might draw from classical Japanese literature: sources - The Japan Times
Next era name might draw from classical Japanese literature: sources  The Japan Times

In line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wishes, candidate names for the new Imperial era apparently include at least one inspired by classical Japanese ...


In Japan’s First Crypto-Theft Case, The Defendant Is A Minor - ETHNews
In Japan’s First Crypto-Theft Case, The Defendant Is A Minor  ETHNews

Japanese police have charged an unnamed Japanese minor with stealing funds from Japanese art trading site Monappy. According to an article in The Japan ...