Japan

Country Japan
Capital Tokyo
Continent Asia
Currency Yen(JPY)
Languages Japanese, Aynu itak, Ryukyuan languages, Eastern Japanese & Western Japanese

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In 1603, after decades of civil warfare, the Tokugawa shogunate (a military-led, dynastic government) ushered in a long period of relative political stability and isolation from foreign influence. For more than two centuries this policy enabled Japan to enjoy a flowering of its indigenous culture. Japan opened its ports after signing the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854 and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and an ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, elected politicians hold actual decision-making power. Following three decades of unprecedented growth, Japan's economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s, but the country remains a major economic power. In January 2009, Japan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2009-10 term.

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Japan Box Office Boom Fueled by Free Time and Rising Wages - Hollywood ReporterJapan Box Office Boom Fueled by Free Time and Rising Wages  Hollywood Reporter

Defying a slowly shrinking population and the rise of streaming platforms, Japan's box office is spiking in 2019 thanks to rising wages, a shift in corporate culture ...



Japan rallies in second half to beat Germany - The Japan TimesJapan rallies in second half to beat Germany  The Japan Times

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U.S., Japan Reach Agreement on Trade Deal Framework, Reports Say - BloombergU.S., Japan Reach Agreement on Trade Deal Framework, Reports Say  Bloomberg

The U.S. and Japan agreed on a broad framework for a trade deal that will keep U.S. tariffs on Japanese automobiles in place for now, while removing barriers ...



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Japan often gets called a conformist society, and while that label is unfairly harsh, it is true that people in Japan are more likely, compared to many other nations, ...



Japan and South Korea Stop Playing Nice - The New York TimesJapan and South Korea Stop Playing Nice  The New York Times

On Wednesday in Beijing, the foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan convened like feuding officemates compelled to make amends. The air around them ...



Little League World Series 2019: Curacao wins International Championship over Japan - Sporting NewsLittle League World Series 2019: Curacao wins International Championship over Japan  Sporting News

Sporting News tracked live updates from the Little League World Series International Championship between Japan and Curacao.



Russia Today puts Japan on the map, where New Zealand should be - The GuardianRussia Today puts Japan on the map, where New Zealand should be  The Guardian

New channel apologises to New Zealanders for map mix-up that also labelled Papua New Guinea as South Korea.



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

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



African leaders in Japan for 7th TICAD summit - Africanews EnglishAfrican leaders in Japan for 7th TICAD summit  Africanews English

A host of African leaders are expected in the Japanese city of Yokohama for the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference for African Development ...



Japan coastguard says it detected North Korean ballistic missile launch - CNBCJapan coastguard says it detected North Korean ballistic missile launch  CNBC

Japan's coastguard said it had detected ballistic missile launches from North Korea and warned shipping to stay to stay clear of any debris. The launch comes a ...



Japan's insatiable appetite for watching strangers binge eat - The Japan TimesJapan's insatiable appetite for watching strangers binge eat  The Japan Times

Consuming a 5-kilogram hamburger and a plate of wedges in a single sitting is more than most people can stomach, but it's all in a day's work for one of Japan's ...



Russia Today got New Zealand and Japan confused on a map - The indy100Russia Today got New Zealand and Japan confused on a map  The indy100

A news channel in Russia got Japan and New Zealand confused, placing 'Japan' below Australia. News channel Russia Today labelled New Zealand as Japan ...



Japan's H.I.S. pulls bid for control of Unizo hotel chain - Nikkei Asian ReviewJapan's H.I.S. pulls bid for control of Unizo hotel chain  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japanese travel agent H.I.S. Co said on Saturday it is abandoning its bid for control of Unizo Holdings, buckling in the face of a.



Why Japan's 'shukatsu' job-seeking system is changing - BBC NewsWhy Japan's 'shukatsu' job-seeking system is changing  BBC News

Japan's traditional mode of recruitment is on the way out. It could mean equal parts anxiety and freedom for a generation of job hunters.



Japan's bullet train door opens at 280km/h - BBC NewsJapan's bullet train door opens at 280km/h  BBC News

None of the 340 passengers were injured after the door swung open mid-journey at blistering speeds.



US and Japan in race to finalise partial trade deal - Financial TimesUS and Japan in race to finalise partial trade deal  Financial Times

The US and Japan are dashing to clear the final hurdles on the way to a partial trade deal that could be finalised as early as next month, potentially delivering ...



Marines Considering Flying US F-35Bs Off of Japan's Largest Warships - USNI NewsMarines Considering Flying US F-35Bs Off of Japan's Largest Warships  USNI News

THE PENTAGON – Officials in Tokyo have requested Marines deploy F-35B fighters aboard Japan's largest warships, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI ...



Atsuko Kuwana: Jumping in at the deep end - The Japan TimesAtsuko Kuwana: Jumping in at the deep end  The Japan Times

Atsuko Kuwana relies on a wheelchair to get around, but since moving to Hawaii and taking up scuba diving four years ago, she has experienced movement in a ...



Gangjee is Tied 48th in Japan - Business StandardGangjee is Tied 48th in Japan  Business Standard

Read more about Gangjee is Tied 48th in Japan on Business Standard. Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee lied Tied-48th after carding 71 in the third round of the ...



High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan's 'ice farmers' - The Peninsula QatarHigh-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan's 'ice farmers'  The Peninsula Qatar

In a mountainous area north of Tokyo, a priest blows a conch shell as Yuichiro Yamamoto bows and thanks the nature gods for this year's "good harvest": natural ...



Review: 'Automatic Eve,' By Rokuro Inui - NPRReview: 'Automatic Eve,' By Rokuro Inui  NPR

I'm going to give you the Hollywood elevator pitch in order to secure your attention: This is a Japanese steampunk novel for fans of Blade Runner. Do I have your ...



MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Sands Lay Out Japan Plans - The Motley FoolMGM Resorts and Las Vegas Sands Lay Out Japan Plans  The Motley Fool

The biggest companies in the casino industry are all excited about the Japanese casino market, which could generate $10 billion to $25 billion a year in ...



Editorial: Scrutiny of gov't needed as Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving postwar PM - The MainichiEditorial: Scrutiny of gov't needed as Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving postwar PM  The Mainichi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the longest-serving prime minister in postwar Japan on Aug. 24, surpassing the tenure of Eisaku Sato, who headed the.



Asia stocks rose as Japan-South Korea tensions escalate; yuan dips to fresh low - CNBCAsia stocks rose as Japan-South Korea tensions escalate; yuan dips to fresh low  CNBC

Major Asia Pacific markets rose by the close on Friday, as investors looked ahead to an important speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell ...



Shinzo Abe becomes Japan’s longest serving postwar prime minister - Financial TimesShinzo Abe becomes Japan’s longest serving postwar prime minister  Financial Times

Political longevity is rare in a country that has changed leaders 17 times since 1989.



Curaco beats Japan 5-4, moves to Little League title game - KAMR - MyHighPlains.comCuraco beats Japan 5-4, moves to Little League title game  KAMR - MyHighPlains.com

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pitcher Curley Martha hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning to help Curacao beat Japan 5-4 and advance to the ...



Japan builds an island 'wall' to counter China's territorial incursion - Sydney Morning HeraldJapan builds an island 'wall' to counter China's territorial incursion  Sydney Morning Herald

Miyako, Japan: A high-stakes "game of chicken" is playing out in the East China Sea, as Beijing pokes and provokes Tokyo with an intensifying campaign of ...



Japan should look at itself to avoid being like China - Japan TodayJapan should look at itself to avoid being like China  Japan Today

A friend of mine showed me a shard of glass saying it was a souvenir from Hong Kong. My friend picked it up after students stormed Hong Kong's Legislative ...



Japan battles past Crystal Ocean in final strides to win Juddmonte International - The GuardianJapan battles past Crystal Ocean in final strides to win Juddmonte International  The Guardian

Japan, the 5-1 third-favourite, clawed his way past Crystal Ocean in the final strides to win the Juddmonte International Stakes at York.



Japanese-language students from South Asian countries see plunge in visa approval rates - The Japan TimesJapanese-language students from South Asian countries see plunge in visa approval rates  The Japan Times

NAGOYA – The approval rate for visa applications by nationals of countries such as Myanmar and Bangladesh to study at Japanese-language schools from ...



How the U.S. Navy Planned to use Battleships to Destroy Japan in an Invasion - The National Interest OnlineHow the U.S. Navy Planned to use Battleships to Destroy Japan in an Invasion  The National Interest Online

With the naval war well in hand, the USN had plenty of battleships and little use for them. Had the United States eventually invaded Japan, these battleships ...



Japan's UNESCO sites struggle to cultivate cultural cachet while keeping urban bustle at bay - The Japan TimesJapan's UNESCO sites struggle to cultivate cultural cachet while keeping urban bustle at bay  The Japan Times

An observation deck on the 21st floor of Osaka's Sakai City Hall provides visitors with a bird's-eye view of the surrounding area. In the midst of the urba.



Canada travelling to Japan to face former Women's World Cup champs in friendly - CHAT News TodayCanada travelling to Japan to face former Women's World Cup champs in friendly  CHAT News Today

OTTAWA — Canada's women's soccer team will face host Japan in its first match since being eliminated in the round of 16 at the World Cup. The friendly against ...



Japan's Police Crack Down on 'AirDrop' Dick Pics - The Daily BeastJapan's Police Crack Down on 'AirDrop' Dick Pics  The Daily Beast

Known for sneaky up-skirt snaps, Japanese pervs have always been at the creepy cutting edge of smartphone tech. Now they're using Apple's AirDrop to share ...



Japan's Emperor And Prime Minister Mark WWII Surrender In Contrasting Annual Rituals - NPRJapan's Emperor And Prime Minister Mark WWII Surrender In Contrasting Annual Rituals  NPR

On the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender, Emperor Naruhito expressed "deep remorse" for his country's wartime role. Meanwhile, Shinzo Abe sent offerings ...



Meet the women reframing black femininity in Japanese spaces - The Japan TimesMeet the women reframing black femininity in Japanese spaces  The Japan Times

Ebony Bowens and Tynelle Pozdnyakov dip into Japanese fashion subcultures in an effort to challenge stereotypes and have a little fun while doing it.



Women writers expand Japan's literature - The Manila TimesWomen writers expand Japan's literature  The Manila Times

TOKYO: The works receiving one of Japan's most coveted literary awards, the Naoki Prize, have something new in common: For the first time in 85 years, all six ...



Trudeau meets with U.K., Japan prime ministers ahead of G7 summit - Global NewsTrudeau meets with U.K., Japan prime ministers ahead of G7 summit  Global News

It's in spite of that superheated atmosphere that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hoping to build consensus on the virtues of free trade and strengthen Canada's ...



Japan’s Digital Pop Stars Blur Line Between Virtual and Reality - The Wall Street JournalJapan’s Digital Pop Stars Blur Line Between Virtual and Reality  The Wall Street Journal

Known as VTubers, and animated by real people, they have become embedded in Japanese culture, acting as live performers, corporate PR officials and ...



Teams set for unique Japanese welcome at RWC 2019 - Rugby World Cup 2019Teams set for unique Japanese welcome at RWC 2019  Rugby World Cup 2019

World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 organising committee have announced details of the special and uniquely Japanese welcome that the 20 teams will ...



Japan's exports slip for eighth month, sales to China drop as recession fears grow - ReutersJapan's exports slip for eighth month, sales to China drop as recession fears grow  Reuters

Japan's exports slipped for an eighth month in July, while manufacturers' confidence turned negative for the first time in over six years as China-bound sales ...



Japan to strike South Korea off trusted export list as rift deepens - BBC NewsJapan to strike South Korea off trusted export list as rift deepens  BBC News

Japan will remove South Korea from its list of trusted trade partners, deepening a bitter row between the two countries. The decision to strike South Korea off its ...



South Korea scraps intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid North Korean missile tensions - ABC NewsSouth Korea scraps intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid North Korean missile tensions  ABC News

South Korea says it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that ...



Police launch murder probe after couple stabbed at home in eastern Japan - The MainichiPolice launch murder probe after couple stabbed at home in eastern Japan  The Mainichi

YACHIYO, Ibaraki -- A man was killed and his wife was seriously injured, apparently after an assailant stabbed them at their home here, police said on.



ETFs in Focus on Japan's Dull Preliminary Manufacturing Data - Zacks.comETFs in Focus on Japan's Dull Preliminary Manufacturing Data  Zacks.com

Japan's manufacturing data disappoint for the fourth month. We discuss its impact on certain Japanese ETFs.



Japan’s Next Post-Anime Cultural Export May Be Pro-Wrestling - BloombergJapan’s Next Post-Anime Cultural Export May Be Pro-Wrestling  Bloomberg

If one Japanese business has its way, professional wrestlers will be the next hit entertainment export from the country that introduced the world to Hello Kitty and ...



Japan's Tepco to Propose Decommissioning 5 Nuclear Reactors: Media - Insurance JournalJapan's Tepco to Propose Decommissioning 5 Nuclear Reactors: Media  Insurance Journal

Tokyo Electric Power will submit to a municipal official on Monday a plan regarding the decommissioning of five reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear.



Craving Freedom, Japan’s Women Opt Out of Marriage - The New York TimesCraving Freedom, Japan’s Women Opt Out of Marriage  The New York Times

The percentage of women who work in Japan is higher than ever, yet cultural norms have not caught up. More and more, women are rejecting the double ...



Ireland Rugby World Cup fixtures for the 2019 tournament in Japan - Irish MirrorIreland Rugby World Cup fixtures for the 2019 tournament in Japan  Irish Mirror

Joe Schmidt's side are bidding to reach the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time.



S Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water - Japan TodayS Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water  Japan Today

South Korea's Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the economy minister from the Japanese embassy in Seoul to discuss a reported plan that would see ...



The Japanese architects who treated buildings like living organisms - CNNThe Japanese architects who treated buildings like living organisms  CNN

In post-war Japan, the founders of the avant-garde Metabolism movement sought to create architecture inspired by nature.



Japan's bigger companies slash tax bills to record low - Nikkei Asian ReviewJapan's bigger companies slash tax bills to record low  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Japan's larger publicly traded companies enjoyed record-low tax burdens last fiscal year, Nikkei has found, benefiting from factors.



Baseball friends win esports tournament for school students in Japan - Kyodo News PlusBaseball friends win esports tournament for school students in Japan  Kyodo News Plus

Two baseball friends win Japan's first esports tournament for junior and senior high school students featuring the ball game, confirming their strong bonding in ...



Japan's Environment Ministry plans to boost ocean cleanup budget in bid to tackle plastic waste - The Japan TimesJapan's Environment Ministry plans to boost ocean cleanup budget in bid to tackle plastic waste  The Japan Times

The Environment Ministry plans to substantially increase its budget for reducing plastic waste in the ocean in fiscal 2020, in line with an action plan ado.



Japan surpasses China as largest foreign holder of US Treasurys - CNBCJapan surpasses China as largest foreign holder of US Treasurys  CNBC

Japan surpassed China as the largest foreign holder of Treasury securities in June.



Japan's population crisis, seen in village of dolls but no children - CNAJapan's population crisis, seen in village of dolls but no children  CNA

Its population ageing and declining, Japan must let go of some of its deepset traditional values – if it wants to avoid an economic crisis.



Putting CITES to the test: Japan's controversial whale hunts - National GeographicPutting CITES to the test: Japan's controversial whale hunts  National Geographic

The global wildlife trade treaty is being put to the test in Japan and other countries.



Japanese urged not to see rare fish as omen of earthquakes - The GuardianJapanese urged not to see rare fish as omen of earthquakes  The Guardian

People in Japan hoping to predict the next big earthquake should ignore mysterious deep-sea fish after experts said rare sightings of the creatures on the ...



Branching out from English / Local aspects, history guide language study - The Japan NewsBranching out from English / Local aspects, history guide language study  The Japan News

This is the fourth and final installment of a four-part series on multilingual education at Japanese high schools.



North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan - Kyodo News PlusNorth Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan  Kyodo News Plus

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Saturday morning, the Japanese government said, with the launch coming a day after Seoul ...



Japan's Pension Fund Warns of Global Investing Losses - BloombergJapan's Pension Fund Warns of Global Investing Losses  Bloomberg

Global markets have become so synchronized that money managers risk losing on every front, according to Hiromichi Mizuno, chief investment officer of the ...



As Japan and South Korea Feud Intensifies, U.S. Seems Unwilling, or Unable, to Help - The New York TimesAs Japan and South Korea Feud Intensifies, U.S. Seems Unwilling, or Unable, to Help  The New York Times

As North Korea test-fires barrages of missiles, two crucial American allies in Asia are locked in their own bitter battle, and the Trump administration is struggling ...



USS Ronald Reagan returns to Japan after three months at sea - Stars and StripesUSS Ronald Reagan returns to Japan after three months at sea  Stars and Stripes

Three months after the USS Ronald Reagan left for a patrol of the western Pacific, the aircraft carrier and its crew of about 4500 returned home Saturday ...



Russia Today admits it accidentally broadcast map labelling New Zealand as Japan - NewshubRussia Today admits it accidentally broadcast map labelling New Zealand as Japan  Newshub

Russia Today admits it broadcast a map that accidentally mislabelled New Zealand as Japan. Its United States-based newsroom broadcast the map on August ...



For Japan's medical interpretation industry, tourism boom presents growing challenge - The Japan TimesFor Japan's medical interpretation industry, tourism boom presents growing challenge  The Japan Times

During one of her medical-interpreting lessons in July, teacher Yoshiko Ishizaka, 77, brought up the case of a former student who was dealing with schizoph.



Iwami-kagura: The changing face of a Shimane theatrical tradition - The Japan TimesIwami-kagura: The changing face of a Shimane theatrical tradition  The Japan Times

Kneeling on the floor of his atelier in the Nagahama district of Hamada, Shimane Prefecture, master craftsman Katsuro Ka-kita applies the finishing touches.



HSBC Cuts Its Japan and Australia M&A Teams - BloombergHSBC Cuts Its Japan and Australia M&A Teams  Bloomberg

HSBC Holdings Plc cut about 10 banking jobs in Japan and Australia, a person with knowledge of the matter said, eliminating the merger advisory teams based ...



5 things to know for August 23: Overstock CEO, G7, Japan-South Korea, romance scams - CNN5 things to know for August 23: Overstock CEO, G7, Japan-South Korea, romance scams  CNN

(CNN) Hop to it! A new study shows higher levels of physical activity at any intensity lowers the risk of early death in middle-age and older people. Here's what ...



The Apple HomePod goes on sale in Japan and Taiwan next week - The VergeThe Apple HomePod goes on sale in Japan and Taiwan next week  The Verge

Apple will start selling the HomePod in Japan and Taiwan from next week. Pre-orders are already live on the company's website, with the smart speaker set to ...



Japan's Abe skips Yasukuni shrine visit but sends offering - Aljazeera.comJapan's Abe skips Yasukuni shrine visit but sends offering  Aljazeera.com

Gesture marking 74th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender likely to draw backlash from China, South Korea.



Extreme heat in Japan leaves 23 dead, 12751 hospitalized in one week - The Japan TimesExtreme heat in Japan leaves 23 dead, 12751 hospitalized in one week  The Japan Times

An estimated 12,751 people were rushed to hospitals with heat-related conditions across the nation over the week from Aug. 5 of whom 23 died, the Fire and ...



Japan approves first human-animal embryo experiments - Nature.comJapan approves first human-animal embryo experiments  Nature.com

The research could eventually lead to new sources of organs for transplant, but ethical and technical hurdles need to be overcome.



Game not over: Japan's amusement arcades tap community spirit to stay relevant - The Japan TimesGame not over: Japan's amusement arcades tap community spirit to stay relevant  The Japan Times

"Kana," to call him by the nom de guerre he uses when he is competing in arcade game tournaments, is so good at The King of Fighters '97 that he can beat m.



Japan crew members honor WWII victims - The Guam Daily PostJapan crew members honor WWII victims  The Guam Daily Post

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Capt. Hiroshi Watanabe and the 50-member crew of the JS Ise, a Hyuga-class destroyer, paid a visit to the South Pacific ...



Rugby World Cup: Teams set for unique Japanese welcome - The South AfricanRugby World Cup: Teams set for unique Japanese welcome  The South African

World Rugby and the Rugby World Cup 2019 organising committee have announced details of the uniquely Japanese welcome that the 20 teams will receive ...



Former Japanese government domain name up for auction, sparking fear of misuse - The Japan TimesFormer Japanese government domain name up for auction, sparking fear of misuse  The Japan Times

A domain name used for a now-expired government incentive program has been up for sale in an online auction, sparking concern about possible misuse.



At least 3 dead as Krosa pounds Japan with 30 inches of rain and wind gusts of nearly 90 mph - AccuWeather.comAt least 3 dead as Krosa pounds Japan with 30 inches of rain and wind gusts of nearly 90 mph  AccuWeather.com

At least 50 people have been injured and hundreds of flights canceled as Krosa slammed Japan with more than 30 inches (800 mm) of rain and wind gusts of ...



11 dead and 5600 people sent to hospitals in Japan due to heat-related issues - The Japan Times11 dead and 5600 people sent to hospitals in Japan due to heat-related issues  The Japan Times

The number of people sent to hospitals nationwide nearly tripled from 1948 in the preceding week amid high temperatures.



South Korea boycott hitting sales of Japan's Uniqlo, company says - ReutersSouth Korea boycott hitting sales of Japan's Uniqlo, company says  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - A boycott on Japanese goods in South Korea has had an impact on casual clothing chain Uniqlo's sales in the country, the company said on ...



Japan's Yokohama to join race to host newly legalised casino - CNAJapan's Yokohama to join race to host newly legalised casino  CNA

TOKYO: Japan's second-largest city, Yokohama, said on Thursday (Aug 22) it would bid to host a casino resort, a newly legalised industry the government hopes ...



Is This the Navy China Should Fear? (Not America, Japan or Taiwan) - The National Interest OnlineIs This the Navy China Should Fear? (Not America, Japan or Taiwan)  The National Interest Online

A tiny yet wealthy city-state, Singapore is a major financial hub of Asia. While this moneyed image has become the mainstream depiction of Singapore, many are ...



Olympic test events offer chance to assess impact of extreme heat - Japan TodayOlympic test events offer chance to assess impact of extreme heat  Japan Today

How athletes and spectators can avoid suffering adverse health effects in Tokyo's blazing summer heat remains one of the major challenges 2020 Olympic and ...



South Koreans mark anniversary of end of Japan's colonial rule - Aljazeera.comSouth Koreans mark anniversary of end of Japan's colonial rule  Aljazeera.com

Anti-Japan protests have included renewed calls for an apology and compensation for forced sex workers during World War II.



Claws out on Japan's 'cat island' as foul play feared in spate of deaths - The GuardianClaws out on Japan's 'cat island' as foul play feared in spate of deaths  The Guardian

Umashima has more cats than people but numbers have fallen by two-thirds, with pieces of poisoned fish suspected.



Olympic sponsorship: Japan Inc pressed into national service - Financial TimesOlympic sponsorship: Japan Inc pressed into national service  Financial Times

Domestic deals raise a record $3bn but behind the scenes lies a tale of obligatory patriotism.



A Japanese “flying car” has successfully made its first test flight - MIT Technology ReviewA Japanese “flying car” has successfully made its first test flight  MIT Technology Review

Companies around the world are racing to be the first to launch self-flying vehicles.The news: Japanese electronics giant NEC tested a drone-like prototype ...



Japan's FTC investigating Apple over pressure on parts makers: Mainichi - ReutersJapan's FTC investigating Apple over pressure on parts makers: Mainichi  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple Inc (AAPL.O) over its pressure on Japanese parts makers and whether it abused its ...



Murderers hanged in Japan's first executions of 2019 - CNNMurderers hanged in Japan's first executions of 2019  CNN

Two men sentenced to death for multiple murders have been executed in Japan -- the first time the death penalty has been used in the country this year.



MARTY FRIEDMAN Says It's A 'Huge Misconception' That Metal Is Big In Japan - BLABBERMOUTH.NETMARTY FRIEDMAN Says It's A 'Huge Misconception' That Metal Is Big In Japan  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Guitar legend Marty Friedman (MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) recently spoke with Paul Tadday of Australia's Amnplify. The full conversation can be streamed ...



Rainy season ends in Japan's Kanto-Koshin region, giving way to intense heat - The Japan TimesRainy season ends in Japan's Kanto-Koshin region, giving way to intense heat  The Japan Times

The rainy season has ended in Tokyo and other areas in the Kanto-Koshin region of eastern and central Japan 30 days later than last year, the Meteorological ...



Opinion | Japan's Leader Wants to Empower Women. Just Not in His Party. - The New York TimesOpinion | Japan's Leader Wants to Empower Women. Just Not in His Party.  The New York Times

Shinzo Abe isn't keen on parity in politics, despite the economic costs of gender inequality.



Japan and South Korea express concerns about Hong Kong - South China Morning PostJapan and South Korea express concerns about Hong Kong  South China Morning Post

Taro Kono and Kang Kyung-wha discuss situation in the city during a summit with their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.



Japanese team developing AI-based system to forecast chance of tsunami and scale of damage - The Japan TimesJapanese team developing AI-based system to forecast chance of tsunami and scale of damage  The Japan Times

Drawing lessons from one of the worst disasters in the nation's history, a team of Japanese researchers is developing an artificial intelligence-based tsun.



Japanese Company ispace Now Targeting 2021 Moon Landing for 1st Mission - Space.comJapanese Company ispace Now Targeting 2021 Moon Landing for 1st Mission  Space.com

A Japanese company that aims to help humanity settle the moon has adjusted the timeline of its first two missions. Tokyo-based ispace had been planning to ...



Japan wants to be an official F-35 partner. The Pentagon plans to say no. - DefenseNews.comJapan wants to be an official F-35 partner. The Pentagon plans to say no.  DefenseNews.com

WASHINGTON and MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan has formally expressed interest in joining the F-35 program as a full partner, but the Pentagon plans to ...



The South Korea and Japan trade war, explained - Vox.comThe South Korea and Japan trade war, explained  Vox.com

South Korea and Japan are embroiled in a bitter trade war that could have consequences for a global economy that is already suffering from another trade war ...



Japan Approves Groundbreaking Experiment Bringing Human-Animal Hybrids to Term - ScienceAlertJapan Approves Groundbreaking Experiment Bringing Human-Animal Hybrids to Term  ScienceAlert

Stem cell biologist Hiromitsu Nakauchi has been waiting for this moment for more than a decade. After years of planning, the persistent researcher has at last ...



South Korea calls time on intel pact with Japan - SBS NewsSouth Korea calls time on intel pact with Japan  SBS News

South Korea's presidential office says tightened export controls imposed by Japan have caused a "grave" change in security co-operation between the countries.



Japan's trade surplus with US soars ahead of talks - CNAJapan's trade surplus with US soars ahead of talks  CNA

Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew more than 15 percent in July, data showed Monday, as negotiators from the ...



Japanese present in Singapore long before WWII, Letters in Print News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesJapanese present in Singapore long before WWII, Letters in Print News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

My wife and I enjoyed the multimedia sensory experience of the Bicentennial show as it took us on a journey of Singapore's transformation over the centuries.