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I was lunchbox shamed at a Japanese preschool so I learnt to make the perfect bento - ABC News
I was lunchbox shamed at a Japanese preschool so I learnt to make the perfect bento  ABC News

There are few parenting shames greater than being told the food you are giving your children is not up to scratch. So when my son's teacher called me aside, ...


In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China - The New York Times
In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China  The New York Times

TOKYO — Japan's economy expanded in the first quarter of 2019, countering expectations that growth in the country had stalled because of a slowdown in ...


African samurai: The enduring legacy of a black warrior in feudal Japan - CNN
African samurai: The enduring legacy of a black warrior in feudal Japan  CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) When feudal Japan's most powerful warlord Nobunaga Oda met Yasuke, a black slave-turned-retainer, in 1581, he believed the man was a ...


What it's like to experience reverse culture shock after leaving Japan - Japan Today
What it's like to experience reverse culture shock after leaving Japan  Japan Today

I recently returned to my home country of America after living in Osaka for six years. I wasn't prepared for what to expect. Recently, I was catching up with a friend ...


Japan’s Toei Animation Teams With Saudi’s Manga Productions on ‘The Journey’ - Variety
Japan’s Toei Animation Teams With Saudi’s Manga Productions on ‘The Journey’  Variety

New Saudi animation studio Manga Productions has teamed up with Japan's Toei Animation on a $10-15 million animation feature "The Journey"


Japanese manufacturers brace for fallout — and losses — from ongoing US-China trade war - The Japan Times
Japanese manufacturers brace for fallout — and losses — from ongoing US-China trade war  The Japan Times

The U.S. government has announced a list of some 3800 items of Chinese products that would be slapped with a tariff increase, including products assembled.


No Oaks prize but Damian Lane a winner again in Japan - Racenet
No Oaks prize but Damian Lane a winner again in Japan  Racenet

Golden Slipper-winning jockey Damian Lane was out of luck in the Japanese Oaks but continued his march towards an important milestone in Japan on the ...


How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy - The Conversation - UK
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy  The Conversation - UK

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources. If successful, this could help the country carve a new niche in the global ...


What's behind Japan's curious love of cleanliness? - The Telegraph
What's behind Japan's curious love of cleanliness?  The Telegraph

It's been dubbed the seven-minute miracle: teams of high-speed cleaners, with wide smiles and plastic flowers clipped to their hats, leap on board Japanese ...


Lost in translation: Signs puzzle overseas tourists in Japan - Nikkei Asian Review
Lost in translation: Signs puzzle overseas tourists in Japan  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Imagine you are a Chinese tourist visiting Japan for the first time. Your travels take you to Osaka and the 40-story Umeda Sky Building, with.


Eagles' Jabari Blash heeding Shohei Ohtani's advice early on in Japan - The Japan Times
Eagles' Jabari Blash heeding Shohei Ohtani's advice early on in Japan  The Japan Times

Jabari Blash was in demand before the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' "home" game at Tokyo Dome on Thursday. When he came off the field after batting ...


Japan Lawmakers Fret Over Looming Tax Hike in Weak Economy - Bloomberg
Japan Lawmakers Fret Over Looming Tax Hike in Weak Economy  Bloomberg

Signs of a weakening Japanese economy are fueling concerns among some ruling party lawmakers that the country cannot cope with an increase in an ...


Japan weighs export controls for cutting-edge tech - Nikkei Asian Review
Japan weighs export controls for cutting-edge tech  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Japan is considering restricting exports of advanced technology used in such applications as artificial intelligence and robots, following th.


Japan to sign on to US moon exploration platform - Nikkei Asian Review
Japan to sign on to US moon exploration platform  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to sign an agreement on joint lunar exploration and other spa.


Teaching Innovation And Creativity In Japan: Is 'Spinach' The Problem? - Forbes
Teaching Innovation And Creativity In Japan: Is 'Spinach' The Problem?  Forbes

The Japanese government wants schools to spark more creativity and innovation. But could there be some unspoken cultural barriers to this transition?


No US auto import quota in works, says Japan's economic revitalization chief Toshimitsu Motegi - The Japan Times
No US auto import quota in works, says Japan's economic revitalization chief Toshimitsu Motegi  The Japan Times

There is no need to be worried that the United States will impose a quota on Japanese automobile imports, economic revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi ...


Superfast bullet train that rivals airplane flying times set to debut in Japan - NBC News
Superfast bullet train that rivals airplane flying times set to debut in Japan  NBC News

Japan's new bullet train, the Alfa-X, will whisk between Tokyo and Sapporo at up to 224 miles per hour. The journey of less than four hours rivals flying times.


This Japanese toaster costs ¥30000. It only makes one slice at a time - The Japan Times
This Japanese toaster costs ¥30000. It only makes one slice at a time  The Japan Times

Perfectly made toast isn't just an obsession in Japan. It's a business opportunity. Over the past few years, there's been a quiet boom in the pursuit of ex.


Nissan pledges hands-free option in Japan as early as fall - Automotive News
Nissan pledges hands-free option in Japan as early as fall  Automotive News

Nissan will introduce truly hands-free highway driving this fall when it debuts its second-generation ProPilot system with several advances over the current ...


The artisan making warrior prints for modern Japan - CNN
The artisan making warrior prints for modern Japan  CNN

A long white strip of fabric is stretched across a table at Yuichi Hirose's workshop in Tokyo, ready to absorb the paste he's specially mixed to create a classic ...


Employment rate of Japan's university graduates at 97.6%, near record high - Japan Today
Employment rate of Japan's university graduates at 97.6%, near record high  Japan Today

The employment rate of jobseekers who graduated from universities this spring stood at 97.6 percent, in the latest sign of labor shortages in Japan where the ...


Japan is running out of phone numbers, so it’s making longer ones - The Verge
Japan is running out of phone numbers, so it’s making longer ones  The Verge

Japan plans to create 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers in response to fears that the country's 11-digit numbers could run out by 2022. The proposal has already ...


Japanese convenience stores tackle food waste issue; households and restaurants slow to get on board - The Japan Times
Japanese convenience stores tackle food waste issue; households and restaurants slow to get on board  The Japan Times

Major convenience store operators are the latest firms to introduce measures to curb food waste as companies step up efforts to address the issue in the country, ...


How Twitter Became Ubiquitous in Japan - Bloomberg
How Twitter Became Ubiquitous in Japan  Bloomberg

When Yu Sasamoto joined Twitter Inc. as head of Japan in 2014, he looked at the revenue figures for the country and thought, "This is a little bit small.".


Why Japan's Banks Struggle Overseas? - Bloomberg
Why Japan's Banks Struggle Overseas?  Bloomberg

Time and again since Japan emerged as a global economic force, its financial leaders have hatched plans to translate their influence into investment-banking ...


Japan's Seven-Eleven and Lawson to discount foods close to expiration in bid to cut waste - The Japan Times
Japan's Seven-Eleven and Lawson to discount foods close to expiration in bid to cut waste  The Japan Times

Seven-Eleven Japan Co. and Lawson Inc. said Friday they will start discounting rice balls and lunch boxes that are close to their expiration date in order to ...


Shifting landscapes: The state of traditional Japanese gardens - The Japan Times
Shifting landscapes: The state of traditional Japanese gardens  The Japan Times

My neighbor's garden is a wonder to behold. Where you might expect to find trim box hedges, bamboo fences, subtle rock arrangements, junipers, conifers and.


Japan’s Megabanks Still Can’t Find Success Abroad - Bloomberg
Japan’s Megabanks Still Can’t Find Success Abroad  Bloomberg

Risk aversion, centralized control and turnover have hindered Japanese banks' efforts to gain international financial clout.


USTR Lighthizer to meet Motegi for trade talks in Japan on May 24: sources - Reuters
USTR Lighthizer to meet Motegi for trade talks in Japan on May 24: sources  Reuters

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will visit Japan on May 24 to meet with Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to accelerate trade talks ahead of a ...


Japan's global moment is upon us - The Japan Times
Japan's global moment is upon us  The Japan Times

WASHINGTON - Japan today is arguably better placed to expand its role on the global stage than at any time in its postwar history. This is largely thanks to the ...


Japan Is Sending Gundams to Space for the 2020 Olympics - Popular Mechanics
Japan Is Sending Gundams to Space for the 2020 Olympics  Popular Mechanics

As Japan prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, like other countries it plans on using the occasion to celebrate its cultural heritage. That includes restoring ...


61% of Japanese back Abe plan to meet North Korean leader without conditions, survey finds - The Japan Times
61% of Japanese back Abe plan to meet North Korean leader without conditions, survey finds  The Japan Times

A new survey finds about 61 percent of voters support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stance of seeking talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without a ...


Japanese firms getting serious about food waste; households lag behind - Japan Today
Japanese firms getting serious about food waste; households lag behind  Japan Today

Companies are stepping up efforts to curb food waste in Japan where 6 million tons of edible products are discarded annually, with major convenience store ...


Violent Japanese Mascot That Tickled John Oliver Is Suspended by Twitter - The New York Times
Violent Japanese Mascot That Tickled John Oliver Is Suspended by Twitter  The New York Times

The mascot Chiitan, modeled on a real-life otter, drew notoriety for violent stunts that delighted social media users and the HBO comedian.


Japan GDP (preliminary) Q1 2019: 0.5% q/q (vs. expected -0.1%) - ForexLive
Japan GDP (preliminary) Q1 2019: 0.5% q/q (vs. expected -0.1%)  ForexLive

First reading for first quarter 2019 economic growth in Japan. These numbers seem rather bizarre …. GDP (seasonally adjusted) for Q, preliminary, 0.5% q/q: ...


Japanese man prepares for landmark case against dolphin hunts - The Guardian
Japanese man prepares for landmark case against dolphin hunts  The Guardian

A man from Taiji, the Japanese fishing town whose annual slaughter of dolphins has drawn widespread condemnation, will appear in court on Friday in an ...


Japan's economy minister gets to crow about something! Fundamentals solid. - ForexLive
Japan's economy minister gets to crow about something! Fundamentals solid.  ForexLive

If you are looking for a good headline, check this out from Japan's econmimc data out today: DO NOT click on the link if you'd like to remain cheerful.


Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU - The Real News Network
Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU  The Real News Network

Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered ...


Japan tests next-generation Shinkansen bullet train - INQUIRER.net
Japan tests next-generation Shinkansen bullet train  INQUIRER.net

A prototype of Japan's next-generation Shinkansen bullet train, set to be the fastest train on wheels when it enters *service*, reached speeds of 320 kilometers ...


Japan's Emperor Naruhito ascends to throne, promising to 'always think of the people' - ABC News
Japan's Emperor Naruhito ascends to throne, promising to 'always think of the people'  ABC News

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has formally taken up his post, pledging to work as a symbol of the nation and the unity of its people.


Japan's Onsen, Traditional Hot Springs, Attract Private Equity - Bloomberg
Japan's Onsen, Traditional Hot Springs, Attract Private Equity  Bloomberg

For Japan's growing flood of foreign tourists, one of the top internet search terms is “onsen,” the traditional hot springs where travelers have soaked since the ...


Over 20 percent of Burger Kings in Japan suddenly vanishing this month - SoraNews24
Over 20 percent of Burger Kings in Japan suddenly vanishing this month  SoraNews24

A strange phenomenon has been occurring in Japan this month as Burger King outlets nationwide have been mysteriously disappearing. According to the ...


South Korean students flock to Japan as birthrate sinks and unemployment climbs - The Japan Times
South Korean students flock to Japan as birthrate sinks and unemployment climbs  The Japan Times

More and more highly educated young people from South Korea, which like Japan has a rapidly graying population and needs more foreign labor for its ...


Japan's coolest secret... Ten ways to enjoy the mesmerising - and often snowy - island of Hokkaido - Daily Mail
Japan's coolest secret... Ten ways to enjoy the mesmerising - and often snowy - island of Hokkaido  Daily Mail

The wild north island is a peaceful enclave of stunning nature and culture says The Mail on Sunday's Robbie Griffiths, with top snow, a whisky factory and hot ...


European Parliament elections, Japan GDP, M&S results - Financial Times
European Parliament elections, Japan GDP, M&S results  Financial Times

The US-China trade war will continue to hang over the markets this week, and is expected to weigh on growth, along with the tech slowdown, when Japan ...


Melbourne woman dies after slipping off cliff on Japan's Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail - ABC News
Melbourne woman dies after slipping off cliff on Japan's Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail  ABC News

A 66-year-old Melbourne woman dies after falling off a cliff while undertaking the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage walk in Japan.


Key index points to Japanese economic downturn for first time in six years - The Japan Times
Key index points to Japanese economic downturn for first time in six years  The Japan Times

The government said Monday its key composite index of economic indicators shows the economy “worsening” for the first time in more than six years, reinforcing ...


Uniqlo says 460,000 online accounts accessed in Japan hack - Sydney Morning Herald
Uniqlo says 460,000 online accounts accessed in Japan hack  Sydney Morning Herald

Hackers accessed at least 460000 accounts registered on Fast Retailing's Japanese shopping websites, the company said.


Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate, ushering in new era and potentially IT chaos - ABC News
Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate, ushering in new era and potentially IT chaos  ABC News

With the ascension of a new emperor, Japan is entering an era called beautiful harmony. But the first change to the country's ancient imperial calendar in the ...


Japan plans to create 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers as 5G era nears - The Japan Times
Japan plans to create 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers as 5G era nears  The Japan Times

The communications ministry plans to create for assignment some 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers starting with the code "020." With the commercialization.


In Japan, driverless tractors are on the move - The Hindu
In Japan, driverless tractors are on the move  The Hindu

The driverless tractors can sense any obstruction on the field and come to an automatic halt when needed.


This Japanese Toaster Costs $270. It Only Makes One Slice at a Time - Bloomberg
This Japanese Toaster Costs $270. It Only Makes One Slice at a Time  Bloomberg

In a country better known for rice, fish and miso soup, toast is a big deal.


Japan begins testing its 248 mph next-gen bullet train - The Verge
Japan begins testing its 248 mph next-gen bullet train  The Verge

Japan's next-generation bullet train, the Alfa-X, has gone into testing. The train is capable of hitting a maximum speed of 400 km/h (248 mph), but it's expected to ...


Trump Mulls 6-Month Window for EU, Japan to Curb Auto Sales - Bloomberg
Trump Mulls 6-Month Window for EU, Japan to Curb Auto Sales  Bloomberg

President Donald Trump will give the EU and Japan 180 days to agree to a deal that would “limit or restrict” imports into the U.S. of automobiles and their parts in ...


Decoding of Jomon woman's genome suggests common ancestor unites Japanese and Han Chinese - The Japan Times
Decoding of Jomon woman's genome suggests common ancestor unites Japanese and Han Chinese  The Japan Times

A research team led by the National Museum of Nature and Science said Monday it has sequenced and analyzed with high accuracy the whole genome of a ...


Japan, Tajikistan to boost ties - NHK WORLD
Japan, Tajikistan to boost ties  NHK WORLD

The foreign ministers of Japan and Tajikistan have agreed to boost bilateral relations in a wide range of fields. Their meeting comes at a time when China is ...


Trump’s Love for Tariffs Began in Japan’s ’80s Boom - The New York Times
Trump’s Love for Tariffs Began in Japan’s ’80s Boom  The New York Times

Thirty years later, few issues have defined Donald J. Trump's presidency more than his love for tariffs — and on few issues has he been more unswerving.


U.S. Beef Now has Full Access to Japan - Hoosier Ag Today
U.S. Beef Now has Full Access to Japan  Hoosier Ag Today

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan's longstanding restrictions on U.S. ...


Possible no-confidence motion against Abe Cabinet could trigger snap election, Japan's top government spokesman says - The Japan Times
Possible no-confidence motion against Abe Cabinet could trigger snap election, Japan's top government spokesman says  The Japan Times

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga suggests Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might call a snap election for the House of Representatives if opposition parties ...


Google Cloud launches its second region in Japan - TechCrunch
Google Cloud launches its second region in Japan  TechCrunch

Google today announced the launch of its Osaka region, its second cloud region in Japan and seventh in Asia Pacific. With this, the company now offers its users ...


Employment rate for Japan's college graduates close to record high at 97.6% amid labor shortage - The Japan Times
Employment rate for Japan's college graduates close to record high at 97.6% amid labor shortage  The Japan Times

The employment rate for job seekers who graduated from universities this spring stood at 97.6 percent, government data showed Friday, in the latest sign of a ...


Memoirs from a Japanese internet cafe - The Japan Times
Memoirs from a Japanese internet cafe  The Japan Times

While some people pine for traditions from Japan's ancient past, it might actually be the more modern things that we'll truly miss.


Happy hour is over: MUFJ bank executive takes aim at Japan's 'nominication' drinking culture - The Japan Times
Happy hour is over: MUFJ bank executive takes aim at Japan's 'nominication' drinking culture  The Japan Times

It's time to stop drinking with the boss after work. That's the message of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. banking unit executive Saiko Nanri, who want.


Will government pressure slash Japan's intricate web of smartphone fees? - The Japan Times
Will government pressure slash Japan's intricate web of smartphone fees?  The Japan Times

Last August, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga dropped a bombshell remark that rattled Japan's mobile phone industry: "There is room to lower people's.


Canada’s Rebecca Marino beats Japan’s Yuki Naito to win ITF Kurume title - The Globe and Mail
Canada’s Rebecca Marino beats Japan’s Yuki Naito to win ITF Kurume title  The Globe and Mail

She will move into the top 150 of the WTA Tour world rankings on Monday, her highest position since starting her comeback last year.


Japan ruling party distributes ‘anti-gaffe’ guide after litany of blunders - The Washington Post
Japan ruling party distributes ‘anti-gaffe’ guide after litany of blunders  The Washington Post

TOKYO — Don't mention the war. Don't say what you really think about women's rights. And don't make light of disaster victims. Japan's ruling Liberal ...


Japan’s foreign worker boom depends on one thing: more Japanese teachers - Quartz
Japan’s foreign worker boom depends on one thing: more Japanese teachers  Quartz

As aging Japan prepares to open the door to more foreigners, the labor crunch will worsen for an occupation key to helping the newcomers.


First Japan Airlines A350-900 Debuts in the Sky - Sam Chui
First Japan Airlines A350-900 Debuts in the Sky  Sam Chui

The first Airbus A350-900 for Japan Airlines completed its first test flight of 5 hours after departing from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.


Japan tests world's fastest bullet train - CNN
Japan tests world's fastest bullet train  CNN

Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train. The ALFA-X version of the high speed Shinkansen train is designed to be capable of reaching 400 ...


'Did It Work?': Promoting Vermont Food Products In Japan - Vermont Public Radio
'Did It Work?': Promoting Vermont Food Products In Japan  Vermont Public Radio

In 2015, Vermont's Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets secured $25000 from a federal grant to help fund a trade mission to Japan. Leaders of eight.


Panel: Season 10 in Japan, New Operators, Kafe Rework - SiegeGG
Panel: Season 10 in Japan, New Operators, Kafe Rework  SiegeGG

With the full reveal of Operation Phantom Sight today, we bring you all the information about the new operators Warden and Nøkk, the reworked Kafe, and the ...


Japan's Naruhito makes first public appearance as emperor - The Guardian
Japan's Naruhito makes first public appearance as emperor  The Guardian

Tens of thousands of people queued for hours to catch a glimpse of Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, as he greeted the public for the first time since his father's ...


Japan's Nissan sees sharply lower profits after Ghosn scandal - Al Jazeera English
Japan's Nissan sees sharply lower profits after Ghosn scandal  Al Jazeera English

The automaker says it expects operating profits to fall by 28 percent in the coming financial year.


UNESCO panel recommends adding Japan's Mozu-Furuichi tombs to World Heritage List - The Japan Times
UNESCO panel recommends adding Japan's Mozu-Furuichi tombs to World Heritage List  The Japan Times

A UNESCO advisory panel has recommended adding two ancient tumulus clusters in western Japan, including the country's largest keyhole-shaped mound, ...


Damian Lane gets a Group I win in Japan - Racenet
Damian Lane gets a Group I win in Japan  Racenet

Top Melbourne jockey Damian Lane has crowned an amazing weekend in Japan with a win in the Group I Victoria Mile (1600m) at Tokyo.


10 essential items for your new Japanese apartment - Japan Today
10 essential items for your new Japanese apartment  Japan Today

So, you just moved into your new Japanese apartment. We've previously written about some essential items you'll need to outfit yourself to make adjusting to ...


Shinjiro Koizumi, Japan's favorite candidate for next leader, says country needs big changes, and fast - The Japan Times
Shinjiro Koizumi, Japan's favorite candidate for next leader, says country needs big changes, and fast  The Japan Times

The public's top pick to become the next prime minister says the country is not ready for the scale of change he thinks it needs. Shinjiro Koizumi, the 38-


A man jumped off a bridge while celebrating Japan’s former emperor - and slammed into a sightseeing boat - The Washington Post
A man jumped off a bridge while celebrating Japan’s former emperor - and slammed into a sightseeing boat  The Washington Post

TOKYO — The abdication of Japanese Emperor Akihito on Tuesday marked the end of what is known as the Heisei era, and across the country people took to ...


Panasonic Lumix S1R Wins 'Camera of the Year' in Japan - PetaPixel
Panasonic Lumix S1R Wins 'Camera of the Year' in Japan  PetaPixel

Canon and Nikon both unveiled their first full-frame mirrorless cameras over the past year, but it's actually Panasonic that launched the best camera according to ...


Michelin Announces First Guide to Japan’s Aichi, Gifu, and Mie Prefectures - Eater
Michelin Announces First Guide to Japan’s Aichi, Gifu, and Mie Prefectures  Eater

Japan's coastal Tokai region is the Michelin guide's latest subject. Michelin granted stars to 68 restaurants in Japan's Aichi, Gifu, and Mie Prefectures.


Japan’s Topix May Increase By 15% In 2020: Morgan Stanley - CryptoNewsZ
Japan’s Topix May Increase By 15% In 2020: Morgan Stanley  CryptoNewsZ

Morgan Stanley is optimistic that Japan's Topix will increase by 15% by June 2020 as the Japanese stocks are 'oversold and unloved' opposite of US stocks.


Pieces of lost Japanese stealth fighter found - CNN
Pieces of lost Japanese stealth fighter found  CNN

Wreckage from a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter that crashed into the Pacific almost a month ago has been recovered, Japan's defense minister said Tuesday, but ...


The rise of Japan’s militarism - Vox.com
The rise of Japan’s militarism  Vox.com

Shinzo Abe wants Japan to have a normal military It's caused great strife in his country — and with China.


Rate of release on bail increasing in Japan - NHK WORLD
Rate of release on bail increasing in Japan  NHK WORLD

Japan's Supreme Court says the percentage of court-approved bail for defendants has more than doubled over the past ten years.


Japan's Only Mascot School Teaches the Art of Cuddly Cuteness - Atlas Obscura
Japan's Only Mascot School Teaches the Art of Cuddly Cuteness  Atlas Obscura

To my right is a grey, frizzy cat. Behind me, a chipmunk wearing a scarf and a lederhosen-esque suit with clovers stands besides a T-shirted gorilla. To the front ...


Japanese imperial women - CNN
Japanese imperial women  CNN

Women account for 13 of Japan's 18-member imperial family. Here's a look at the imperial women, who are barred from inheriting the throne and must relinquish ...


What It's Like To Raise Kids In Japan - Lifehacker Australia
What It's Like To Raise Kids In Japan  Lifehacker Australia

Shima and Jenny live in Tokyo with their two young daughters, Velvet Jean and Birdie Moon. Shima was born and raised in Japan, while Jenny grew up near ...


11 Best Japanese Whisky Brands 2019 - What Whiskey from Japan to Buy Now - Esquire
11 Best Japanese Whisky Brands 2019 - What Whiskey from Japan to Buy Now  Esquire

A bottle of good Japanese whisky (they spell it without the “e”) is incredibly difficult to get your hands on these days, and stupid expensive if you do. Yamazaki 12 ...


Emperor Naruhito and Japan's lonely republicans - BBC News
Emperor Naruhito and Japan's lonely republicans  BBC News

Earlier this week, as Japan was preparing to mark the historic abdication of one emperor and the enthronement of the next, a small group of people gathered on ...


Finland is becoming Europe’s Japan - POLITICO.eu
Finland is becoming Europe’s Japan  POLITICO.eu

Welfare system coming under increasing strain because of an aging society.


Japan Finance Minister Aso says Huawei ban could affect Japanese firms - Reuters
Japan Finance Minister Aso says Huawei ban could affect Japanese firms  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. bid to block China's Huawei Technologies from buying vital American technology could affect Japanese companies and weigh on ...


Over 13% of the homes in Japan are abandoned - Quartz
Over 13% of the homes in Japan are abandoned  Quartz

In two prefectures, over 20% are; meanwhile, the nation is awash with vacant school buildings—signs of Japan's shrinking population.


Extreme low-carb diet may speed aging and dull cognition, Japanese team's study on mice finds - The Japan Times
Extreme low-carb diet may speed aging and dull cognition, Japanese team's study on mice finds  The Japan Times

Continuing an extreme low-carbohydrate diet stringently for a long time may accelerate aging and lead to a shorter life span, according to a recent study b.


Japan to consider joint custody after divorce - NHK WORLD
Japan to consider joint custody after divorce  NHK WORLD

Japan plans to start looking at the idea of granting divorced couples joint custody over children. The law now grants custody to one parent only.


Japan Has a New Emperor. Now It Needs a Software Update. - The Indian Express
Japan Has a New Emperor. Now It Needs a Software Update.  The Indian Express

It isn't exactly Y2K, but the country is scrambling to reconcile its systems with the ancient demands of an imperial calendar.


Centuries ago, women ruled Japan. What changed? - CNN
Centuries ago, women ruled Japan. What changed?  CNN

The long-term survival of the world's oldest monarchy will depend on a schoolboy when Japan's current emperor abdicates next week, reviving calls for an end ...


Fiji and Japan on the outer in haggling over new world order - The Age
Fiji and Japan on the outer in haggling over new world order  The Age

Fiji and Japan look set to be locked out of the Nations Championship until 2026 as World Rugby fights for a compromise to get the controversial global ...


Strange knife threat to Japanese prince underscores royal line’s succession crisis - The Washington Post
Strange knife threat to Japanese prince underscores royal line’s succession crisis  The Washington Post

TOKYO — Two kitchen knives have been found on the school desk of a young Japanese prince who one day stands to inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne, ...


Rugby World Cup committee warns Japan not to run out of beer - The Guardian
Rugby World Cup committee warns Japan not to run out of beer  The Guardian

Issue was raised as part of briefing sessions in cities tipped to deal with the largest influx of international visitors.


Japan's tourist hubs struggle to find polite ways to stop people eating while walking - The Japan Times
Japan's tourist hubs struggle to find polite ways to stop people eating while walking  The Japan Times

Tourist destinations are struggling for ways to ask tourists to stop eating while walking without offending them. One such place is Nishiki Market, which f.