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Introduction: Falling In Love With Japan - One Mile at a Time
Introduction: Falling In Love With Japan  One Mile at a Time

Introduction to the trip report for our recent trip to Japan, covering travel in ANA first class, and stays at two Amans and a Ritz-Carlton.


Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbor says - Reuters
Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbor says  Reuters

OMIYA, Japan (Reuters) - The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometers from the torched Kyoto ...


As Japan Heads to the Polls, Shinzo Abe Could Clinch His Place in History - The New York Times
As Japan Heads to the Polls, Shinzo Abe Could Clinch His Place in History  The New York Times

TOKYO — A dozen years ago, Shinzo Abe was a disgraced politician who was forced to resign after just one year as Japan's prime minister, following a ...


Heavy rain lashes western and southwestern Japan as typhoon moves over Korean Peninsula - The Japan Times
Heavy rain lashes western and southwestern Japan as typhoon moves over Korean Peninsula  The Japan Times

Heavy rain lashed Fukuoka and Saga prefectures in Kyushu and Hiroshima Prefecture in Honshu Sunday morning as warm and moist air flowed into Typhoon ...


Japan holiday: Secret Japanese island holds the key to immortality - NEWS.com.au
Japan holiday: Secret Japanese island holds the key to immortality  NEWS.com.au

I gaze up in wonder at a tiny Japanese man who has scaled a tree to pick some local fruit for me to try. Silhouetted against the sun and a cloudless blue sky, ...


U.S. adviser Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute - Reuters
U.S. adviser Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute  Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea as the two countries are in the middle of a trade ...


Man self-immolates near Japanese embassy amid Seoul-Tokyo spat - Sydney Morning Herald
Man self-immolates near Japanese embassy amid Seoul-Tokyo spat  Sydney Morning Herald

South Korean police say a man has set himself on fire in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul amid rising trade disputes between Seoul and Tokyo.


J-rock star Miyavi on mission to change Japan's tune on refugees - Kyodo News Plus
J-rock star Miyavi on mission to change Japan's tune on refugees  Kyodo News Plus

J-rock star Miyavi, aka the samurai guitarist, sits down for an interview with Kyodo News to discuss his role as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Japan's ...


Man yells 'die' as he sets famous Japanese animation studio alight - 9News
Man yells 'die' as he sets famous Japanese animation studio alight  9News

A man shouted "die" as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation's ...


Japan Is Among the World's Safest Countries, Though It Has a Grisly Record of Mass Violence - TIME
Japan Is Among the World's Safest Countries, Though It Has a Grisly Record of Mass Violence  TIME

An arson attack that killed 33 people and injured 36 on Thursday shocked Japan, but the country has a history of violent attacks.


Inspirational Wallaroos captain applies the coup de grace to Japan - Sydney Morning Herald
Inspirational Wallaroos captain applies the coup de grace to Japan  Sydney Morning Herald

A Grace Hamilton hat-trick and a star turn from twinkle-toed concreter Lori Cramer helped Australia pull off a seven-try demolition of Japan at North Sydney Oval ...


Suspected arsonist of Japan animation studio was a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, says neighbour - The Straits Times
Suspected arsonist of Japan animation studio was a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, says neighbour  The Straits Times

OMIYA, Japan (REUTERS) - The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometres from the torched Kyoto ...


Women in Japan Fight for Their Identity — Starting With Their Name - Bloomberg
Women in Japan Fight for Their Identity — Starting With Their Name  Bloomberg

A century-old law requires married couples to have the same surname. That can make life complicated for people who are happy being who they are.


Japan election: Surge of women candidates could reshape male-dominated parliament - CNN
Japan election: Surge of women candidates could reshape male-dominated parliament  CNN

One of the world's most unequal parliaments could be about to get a lot more female, or ... maybe not.


Japan’s dull election is a sign of ailing politics - The Economist
Japan’s dull election is a sign of ailing politics  The Economist

IT IS THE opposite of election fever. On July 21st Japan will go to the polls to vote for 124 of 245 seats in the upper house, where members sit for six years.


‘We will challenge’: Japan eye their own Brighton miracle over Wallaroos - Fox Sports
‘We will challenge’: Japan eye their own Brighton miracle over Wallaroos  Fox Sports

It was the moment that inspired a nation and put rugby firmly on the map: Japan stunning the Springboks 34-32 at the 2015 World Cup in Brighton to pull off the ...


Whaling feeds Japan’s pride - The Australian
Whaling feeds Japan’s pride  The Australian

It is one of the ironies surrounding the hunting of whales that such a bitter and ill-tempered international dispute should rage around the worlds most serene and ...


Wallaroos thrash Japan to secure comfortable rugby Test series win - The Guardian
Wallaroos thrash Japan to secure comfortable rugby Test series win  The Guardian

Australia completed a predictable series sweep of Japan, winning the second and final rugby Test by an emphatic margin in Sydney. The Wallaroos backed up ...


Iconic brewer Carlton & United sold to Japan's Asahi for $16 billion - Sydney Morning Herald
Iconic brewer Carlton & United sold to Japan's Asahi for $16 billion  Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian brewer behind Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught and Crown Lager has been sold by its European parent to new Japanese owners.


FC Barcelona continues its preseason in Japan - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona continues its preseason in Japan  FC Barcelona

First team flies out this Saturday to play two games in the 'Rakuten Cup' against Chelsea FC and Vissel Kobe, and for the first time will be joined on tour by the ...


A new trade war is brewing among US allies Japan and South Korea - Quartz
A new trade war is brewing among US allies Japan and South Korea  Quartz

Japan and South Korea, two of the US's closest allies in Asia, are locked in a trade dispute that threatens both crown jewel Samsung Electronics and the global ...


Games Workshop: Building a Hobby Empire in Japan One Figure at a Time - Nippon.com
Games Workshop: Building a Hobby Empire in Japan One Figure at a Time  Nippon.com

British miniature and tabletop gaming company Games Workshop recently announced it was partnering with Japanese toy maker Bandai on a series of figures.


'Top Gun' sequel, co-produced by China's Tencent, appears to remove Japanese, Taiwanese flags - The Japan Times
'Top Gun' sequel, co-produced by China's Tencent, appears to remove Japanese, Taiwanese flags  The Japan Times

Eagle-eyed viewers have spotted a curious discrepancy in the first trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick," the sequel to the beloved '80s classic "Top Gun," which.


The 26 players called upon by FC Barcelona to travel to Japan - FC Barcelona
The 26 players called upon by FC Barcelona to travel to Japan  FC Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde has called up the 17 players available from the first team and nine from Barça B to play the Rakuten Cup 2019.


Japan Photo Journal: Shining for summer - The Mainichi
Japan Photo Journal: Shining for summer  The Mainichi

Sunflowers decorate a field at Sunflower Hill Park in the city of Ono, Hyogo Prefecture, in western Japan, in this recent photo. About 380000 sunflow.


All Japanese customers banned from restaurant…in Japan?!? - Japan Today
All Japanese customers banned from restaurant…in Japan?!?  Japan Today

Akio Arima runs a ramen restaurant on Ishigakijima, one of the most beautiful islands in Okinawa Prefecture. Ordinarily, his restaurant, called Yaeyama Style, ...


Japan Cites ‘National Security’ in Free Trade Crackdown. Sound Familiar? - The New York Times
Japan Cites ‘National Security’ in Free Trade Crackdown. Sound Familiar?  The New York Times

Last month, before an audience of world leaders, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan forcefully defended the global trade order that President Trump has so ...


Nearly 30 confirmed or presumed dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio - Japan Today
Nearly 30 confirmed or presumed dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio  Japan Today

A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire Thursday, authorities said, leaving nearly 30 people confirmed or ...


Voting under way in Japan poll - 7NEWS
Voting under way in Japan poll  7NEWS

Japan's incumbent Liberal Democratic Party is expected to win upper house elections despite underemployment, stagnant wages and weak consumption.


Japan's Exports Continue Slide as Global Slowdown Tightens Grip - Bloomberg
Japan's Exports Continue Slide as Global Slowdown Tightens Grip  Bloomberg

Japanese exports fell for a seventh straight month in June as a slowdown in global growth and uncertainty over trade continued to buffet the world's third-largest ...


Japan, South Korea diplomats trade words in escalating row over wartime forced labour - CNA
Japan, South Korea diplomats trade words in escalating row over wartime forced labour  CNA

TOKYO: Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned South Korea's ambassador on Friday (Jul 19) in a deepening diplomatic row over compensation ...


'Dear young people, don't vote!' say Japan's senior citizens in campaign viral video - The Japan Times
'Dear young people, don't vote!' say Japan's senior citizens in campaign viral video  The Japan Times

As the nation readies for the upcoming Upper House election set for this Sunday, a video targeted at Japan's youths is going viral owing to its controversi.


Central Japan city prepares firecrackers for election polling booths to scare off bears - The Mainichi
Central Japan city prepares firecrackers for election polling booths to scare off bears  The Mainichi

TAKAYAMA, Gifu -- Firecrackers to scare off bears have been prepared by local election authorities for select polling stations here ahead of the July.


Japan Has FATF Green Light to Create 'SWIFT Network' for Crypto: Report - CoinDesk
Japan Has FATF Green Light to Create 'SWIFT Network' for Crypto: Report  CoinDesk

Japan is said to be leading the creation of an international cryptocurrency payments network similar to banking network SWIFT. A report from Reuters on ...


Japanese Crypto Exchange Loses $32 Million of Virtual Money - TIME
Japanese Crypto Exchange Loses $32 Million of Virtual Money  TIME

A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money.


Japan's Princess Mako meets with Bolivian president - Kyodo News Plus
Japan's Princess Mako meets with Bolivian president  Kyodo News Plus

Japan's Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, paid a courtesy call on Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday during her visit to mark the 120th ...


Johnny Kitagawa: Power, Abuse, and the Japanese Media Omerta - Variety
Johnny Kitagawa: Power, Abuse, and the Japanese Media Omerta  Variety

Will the death of Johnny Kitagawa lead to a change of attitude by the Japanese media to the powerful Johnny & Associates talent agency that he formed?


Virtual reality helps Japan's elderly travel the world - CNN
Virtual reality helps Japan's elderly travel the world  CNN

A team at the University of Tokyo is helping the elderly of Japan travel through virtual reality, taking them everywhere from the canals of Venice to San ...


South Korea's Moon Warns Japanese Economic Blow Could Backfire - Bloomberg
South Korea's Moon Warns Japanese Economic Blow Could Backfire  Bloomberg

South Korean President Moon Jae-in warned Japan that any effort to block his nation's economic growth “will not succeed,” in the latest escalation of rhetoric ...


Japanese firms cautious of fallout from deteriorating ties between Tokyo and Seoul - The Japan Times
Japanese firms cautious of fallout from deteriorating ties between Tokyo and Seoul  The Japan Times

Japan's deteriorating ties with South Korea over disagreements on their wartime history were highlighted by Tokyo last week when the government ended ...


School issues are No. 1 reason behind youth suicides in 2018, Japanese government white paper finds - The Japan Times
School issues are No. 1 reason behind youth suicides in 2018, Japanese government white paper finds  The Japan Times

School-related matters led to more suicides last year among youth aged between 10 and 19 than any other issue, the government said Tuesday in its annual ...


Japan Polled Over Nintendo Switch Lite Interest - Kotaku
Japan Polled Over Nintendo Switch Lite Interest  Kotaku

Are folks in Japan interested in buying a Nintendo Switch Lite? Let's see what a new poll on Japanese site Inside reveals.


At least 33 dead in arson attack at Japan animation studio - The Irish Times
At least 33 dead in arson attack at Japan animation studio  The Irish Times

Many more injured, including man believed to have started the fire at Kyoto building.


Japanese Party Takes Aim at Abe’s ‘Womenomics’ in Election Campaign - The Wall Street Journal
Japanese Party Takes Aim at Abe’s ‘Womenomics’ in Election Campaign  The Wall Street Journal

Political parties in Japan are campaigning for greater freedoms for women and putting record numbers of women on the ballot in a national election this month, ...


Japan disabled challenge stigma, barriers to run for upper house seat - Reuters
Japan disabled challenge stigma, barriers to run for upper house seat  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Eiko Kimura, who has cerebral palsy, did not even know how to buy train tickets when she chose to move out of a facility for the disabled and ...


With Japan's increasing tourism numbers, tensions will inevitably follow - The Japan Times
With Japan's increasing tourism numbers, tensions will inevitably follow  The Japan Times

When is a ghost not a ghost? When it is, in fact, graffiti attributed to a 23-year old Australian tourist who this past May went on a spree of tagging the.


From Napolitan Spaghetti to Tarako, Japan’s Best Pasta Dishes - Eater
From Napolitan Spaghetti to Tarako, Japan’s Best Pasta Dishes  Eater

On one level, this is an analogy for a philosophy of mine: When visiting a foreign country, don't stick to eating what's considered “native” to the place. Foods that ...


Japanese record-breaking free diver Sayuri Kinoshita, 30, dies after fall from apartment - The Japan Times
Japanese record-breaking free diver Sayuri Kinoshita, 30, dies after fall from apartment  The Japan Times

Record-breaking Japanese free diver Sayuri Kinoshita died Monday following a fall from her apartment in Okinawa Prefecture last week, according to police a.


Alleged manga pirate arrested in the Philippines - CNN
Alleged manga pirate arrested in the Philippines  CNN

The alleged operator of a popular website that allowed users to read pirated copies of Japanese manga comics has been arrested in the Philippines.


Paytm founder hails hitting 8m users in Japan - Financial Times
Paytm founder hails hitting 8m users in Japan  Financial Times

India's biggest mobile payments company, Paytm, now has 8m customers in Japan, its founder has said, as Indian tech companies continue to push overseas.


Trailblazing female commander leads Japan's top naval squadron - Nikkei Asian Review
Trailblazing female commander leads Japan's top naval squadron  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Last March, 50 women graduated from Japan's naval academy in Etajima, Hiroshima Prefecture. Although women still make up only a small pa.


[OPINION] Projecting military power: Japan's carrier fleet reborn - Rappler
[OPINION] Projecting military power: Japan's carrier fleet reborn  Rappler

Japan, together with the US, has an overwhelming superiority that is sure to keep Beijing in check...and which belies Rodrigo Duterte's claims that China is more ...


Boop! Japanese Spacecraft Grabs Second Sample from Asteroid Ryugu - Space.com
Boop! Japanese Spacecraft Grabs Second Sample from Asteroid Ryugu  Space.com

It looks like Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has snagged its second souvenir from asteroid Ryugu, marking one of the last major milestones of the probe's visit.


Japan's famous Nara deer dying from eating plastic bags - The Guardian
Japan's famous Nara deer dying from eating plastic bags  The Guardian

Authorities in Japan's ancient capital Nara are warning visitors not to feed the city's wild deer – a major tourist attraction – after several of the animals died after ...


Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years - The Guardian
Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years  The Guardian

Japanese fishermen have set sail to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after Tokyo's controversial decision to withdraw from ...


Japan's 'trilemma' in the Strait of Hormuz - The Japan Times
Japan's 'trilemma' in the Strait of Hormuz  The Japan Times

The United States has raised with its allies, including Japan, the possibility of forming a coalition of the willing to protect commercial vessels in the Strait of ...


Japan Just Landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid, And The Photos Are Nuts - ScienceAlert
Japan Just Landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid, And The Photos Are Nuts  ScienceAlert

The life of an asteroid is lonely. The rocks spend eons drifting through the cold vacuum of space. But on Wednesday, the asteroid Ryugu welcomed a special ...


China and Japan's Pragmatic Peace - Foreign Policy
China and Japan's Pragmatic Peace  Foreign Policy

Last week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping for a bilateral summit in Osaka on the sidelines of the G-20 summit.


From kawaii to fairy kei: fashion goes beyond the kimono at Hyper Japan - The Guardian
From kawaii to fairy kei: fashion goes beyond the kimono at Hyper Japan  The Guardian

Now in its tenth year, the three-day festival is a place for J-fashion enthusiasts to socialise, show off their outfits and get inspiration for future looks.


Asleep at the wheel: Japanese rental cars used for anything but driving - The Guardian
Asleep at the wheel: Japanese rental cars used for anything but driving  The Guardian

Surveys shed light on unusual habits of drivers who return cars with zero mileage on clock.


The man behind some of Japan's most stylish denim has one main rule: fabric first - The Japan Times
The man behind some of Japan's most stylish denim has one main rule: fabric first  The Japan Times

Mehervan Sethi began promoting Japanese denim as a way to give back to the country that has "done so much for me and my family."


Japanese firms change job structures to compete globally - The Japan News
Japanese firms change job structures to compete globally  The Japan News

Japanese companies have accelerated a structural shift in traditional employment practices, as more and more major firms are raising the wage levels of young ...


Japan's defense chief has 'no plan' to dispatch SDF troops to the Middle East - The Japan Times
Japan's defense chief has 'no plan' to dispatch SDF troops to the Middle East  The Japan Times

Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Tuesday he has “no plan” to send the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to join a military coalition envisioned by the ...


Japan's 'lost generation' facing bleak future - Japan Today
Japan's 'lost generation' facing bleak future  Japan Today

The number of the year, if there is such a thing – or at least the number of the current news cycle – is 20 million. Twenty million yen, the Financial Services ...


Japan's plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste - The Guardian
Japan's plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste  The Guardian

World's second biggest producer of plastic waste per capita vows to put its plastic mountain on map at summit.


Nine Nara deer in Japan die after eating plastic bags - BBC News
Nine Nara deer in Japan die after eating plastic bags  BBC News

Nine deer have died in Japan's Nara Park over the last four months after swallowing plastic bags, a wildlife group says. The Nara Deer Preservation Foundation ...


Japan Blasted A Hole In An Asteroid. Now Its Going To Try And Land There - Forbes
Japan Blasted A Hole In An Asteroid. Now Its Going To Try And Land There  Forbes

On Thursday, the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will attempt to scoop material from beneath the surface of an asteroid for the first time in history.


Ibaraki becomes Japan's first prefecture to recognize same-sex couples - The Japan Times
Ibaraki becomes Japan's first prefecture to recognize same-sex couples  The Japan Times

Ibaraki Prefecture has became the first prefecture to officially recognize same-sex couples in the same way it deals with married ones. Under the system, L.


Japan’s online brokerages target Nomura’s retail business - Financial Times
Japan’s online brokerages target Nomura’s retail business  Financial Times

Nomura faces an aggressive challenge to its core retail business, as Japan's five biggest online brokerages plan to put the country's deepening pension crisis at ...


2020 Nissan Skyline revealed for Japan, not for Oz - CarAdvice
2020 Nissan Skyline revealed for Japan, not for Oz  CarAdvice

Nissan Japan has revealed the facelifted Skyline this week, headlined by a new twin-turbo V6 petrol option for the region and the introduction of the brand's ...


Update: Explorers successfully voyage to Japan in primitive boat in bid to unlock an ancient mystery - Science Magazine
Update: Explorers successfully voyage to Japan in primitive boat in bid to unlock an ancient mystery  Science Magazine

Update, 10 July, 6:20 a.m.: A team of adventurers succeeded in paddling a primitive dug-out canoe across more than 200 kilometers of ocean to demonstrate ...


Japan's whalers bring home first commercial catch in 31 years - Aljazeera.com
Japan's whalers bring home first commercial catch in 31 years  Aljazeera.com

Two minke whales are brought back to Kushiro port after Japan resumes commercial whaling for the first time since 1986.


Japanese airport hotel puts flight simulator in room - CNN
Japanese airport hotel puts flight simulator in room  CNN

Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo, Japan, has a flight simulator in one of its rooms. For an extra fee, guests can have the experience of piloting a Boeing ...


This bunch of grapes just sold for $11,000 in Japan - CNN
This bunch of grapes just sold for $11,000 in Japan  CNN

The manager of a chain of hot spring hotels bid 1.2 million yen, or around $11000, for 24 Ruby Roman grapes, which are prized for their juiciness, high sugar ...


Japan weighs possible SDF dispatch to Strait of Hormuz as US seeks coalition - The Japan Times
Japan weighs possible SDF dispatch to Strait of Hormuz as US seeks coalition  The Japan Times

Officials from major political parties on Sunday debated whether Self-Defense Forces troops should take part in a U.S.-proposed coalition to safeguard strategic ...


Tropical Storm Danas to unleash heavy rain on South Korea, Japan into early next week - AccuWeather.com
Tropical Storm Danas to unleash heavy rain on South Korea, Japan into early next week  AccuWeather.com

After drenching the Philippines and Taiwan, Tropical Storm Danas unleashed heavy rainfall and gusty winds on parts of South Korea and Japan from Friday ...


U.S. national security adviser Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute - Reuters UK
U.S. national security adviser Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute  Reuters UK

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday on a trip to Japan and South Korea as the two countries are in the middle of a trade dispute.


Evacuation orders issued in western Japan - NHK WORLD
Evacuation orders issued in western Japan  NHK WORLD

Heavy rain has increased the risk of landslides in parts of northern Kyushu.


Japan’s conundrum: It needs foreign workers. It doesn’t want immigrants. - The Christian Science Monitor
Japan’s conundrum: It needs foreign workers. It doesn’t want immigrants.  The Christian Science Monitor

Japan's shrinking, graying population needs foreign workers. But immigration is a tough sell – and stopgap measures can leave migrants vulnerable.


Government urges Seven-Eleven Japan to beef up security after 7pay mobile payment fraud - The Japan Times
Government urges Seven-Eleven Japan to beef up security after 7pay mobile payment fraud  The Japan Times

The industry ministry has told the operator of Seven-Eleven convenience stores that its mobile payment *service* is not secure enough after customers were ...


George Takei opens up about his childhood in Japanese American internment camps and Donald Trump - Salon
George Takei opens up about his childhood in Japanese American internment camps and Donald Trump  Salon

Salon spoke with Takei about his graphic memoir "The Called Us Enemy" and how Trump's policies are a "new low"


Anime 2019: the dark side of Japan’s anime industry - Vox.com
Anime 2019: the dark side of Japan’s anime industry  Vox.com

From Neon Genesis Evangelion to Pokémon, anime brings in more than $19 billion a year. Its artists earn barely enough to survive.


Japan's growing geostrategic role - The Japan Times
Japan's growing geostrategic role  The Japan Times

Japan's geostrategic role is global in scope and Japanese diplomacy is meeting current challenges in a unique fashion.


Tokyo's "Little Nepal" a microcosm of Japan's evolving identity - Kyodo News Plus
Tokyo's "Little Nepal" a microcosm of Japan's evolving identity  Kyodo News Plus

In Tokyo's "Little Nepal," Nepalese families shop for their groceries at supermarkets, Nepalese business owners operate curry and spice shops, and Nepalese ...


Japan Curbs Exports to South Korea, Hitting Global Chip Makers - Wall Street Journal
Japan Curbs Exports to South Korea, Hitting Global Chip Makers  Wall Street Journal

Japan tightened controls on exports to South Korea in an unexpected blow to the global technology supply chain that also marks a new low point in relations ...


Top things to do in Osaka, Japan - CNN
Top things to do in Osaka, Japan  CNN

Osaka is gearing up to host the G20 summit on June 28 to 29. In honor of the diplomatic action, we've put together a quick list of some of the top things to do in ...


Japanese government cites White House as denying report Trump considered ending defense pact - The Japan Times
Japanese government cites White House as denying report Trump considered ending defense pact  The Japan Times

In Tokyo on Tuesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga quoted the White House as having denied a report that he had recently mentioned the possibility ...


Slime on the line: slug blamed for power failure on Japanese railways - The Guardian
Slime on the line: slug blamed for power failure on Japanese railways  The Guardian

Part of the country's famously efficient network were plunged into chaos after mollusc short-circuited electrical equipment.


China can afford to wait out Canada in diplomatic dispute, Japanese ambassador warns - CBC News
China can afford to wait out Canada in diplomatic dispute, Japanese ambassador warns  CBC News

If China doesn't see a way to get what it wants from the current Canadian government, it would wait for the next one before resolving its diplomatic dispute, ...


People in Japan are renting cars but not driving them - The Verge
People in Japan are renting cars but not driving them  The Verge

Japanese car-sharing *service* Orix discovered that many of its customers were renting its cars but not driving them. The company reviewed mileage records and ...


Japan’s dream of an island deal with Russia appears to slip out of reach - The Washington Post
Japan’s dream of an island deal with Russia appears to slip out of reach  The Washington Post

The return of the Russian-held islands is a personal mission for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, hosting an upcoming G-20 summit.


Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos - BBC News
Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos  BBC News

A power cut that stopped trains on Kyushu island was caused by a slug shorting the system.


Thai deal for former Japan mentor Nishino - FIFA.com
Thai deal for former Japan mentor Nishino  FIFA.com

Thailand will be led throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ campaign by Akira Nishino after the veteran Japanese coach was appointed to the role on ...


The story behind Shoma Uno not teaming up with Eteri Tutberidze - The Japan Times
The story behind Shoma Uno not teaming up with Eteri Tutberidze  The Japan Times

World and Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno, who recently returned from a one-month training stint in Russia with renowned coach Eteri Tutberidze, did not.


How One Old Battleship Survived Pearl Harbor and Wreaked Havoc on Imperial Japan - The National Interest Online
How One Old Battleship Survived Pearl Harbor and Wreaked Havoc on Imperial Japan  The National Interest Online

Maryland entered *service* in 1920, shortly before the Washington Naval Treaty sharply limited battleship construction. One of her incomplete sisters, USS ...


110 Crypto Exchanges Are Reportedly Trying to Get Licensed in Japan - CoinDesk
110 Crypto Exchanges Are Reportedly Trying to Get Licensed in Japan  CoinDesk

Japan's interminable winter for cryptocurrency exchanges seems to have thawed. The Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan's top financial watchdog, told ...


7-Eleven Japan shut down its mobile payment app after hackers stole $500,000 from users - The Verge
7-Eleven Japan shut down its mobile payment app after hackers stole $500,000 from users  The Verge

On Thursday, 7-Eleven Japan suspended a recently-launched mobile payments feature on its 7Pay app after a flaw allowed a third party to make bogus charges ...


Quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes north of Japan's Okinawa: USGS - Reuters
Quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes north of Japan's Okinawa: USGS  Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck north of Japan's islands of Okinawa on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said.


A bunch of 24 grapes sold for $11,000 in Japan. Yes, grapes. - INSIDER
A bunch of 24 grapes sold for $11,000 in Japan. Yes, grapes.  INSIDER

A bunch of 24 Ruby Roman grapes sold for $11000 at an auction in Japan. They are valued for their low acidity and high sugar *content*.


Taking a Closer Look at Japan's Futuristic Attack Submarine - Popular Mechanics
Taking a Closer Look at Japan's Futuristic Attack Submarine  Popular Mechanics

The sleek underwater warship will ensure the country is defended by the best non-nuclear submarines around.