Japan

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

Information

Introduction

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.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Japan - Wikipedia
Japan - CIA World Fact Book
Japan - BBC
Japan - National Geographic
Japan - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
Tokyo Olympics tickets running out for Japanese amid high demand - Al Jazeera EnglishTokyo Olympics tickets running out for Japanese amid high demand  Al Jazeera English

Millions of applicants in ticket lottery for Japan residents disappointed to learn they have missed out on tickets.



Nearly half of Japanese people who want to get married Ďunable to find suitable partnerí - The IndependentNearly half of Japanese people who want to get married Ďunable to find suitable partnerí  The Independent

Almost half of single people in Japan who want to get married are unable to find a suitable partner, according to a government survey. However, 61.4 per cent of ...



Women outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores - The GuardianWomen outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores  The Guardian

Women have outperformed their male counterparts in entrance examinations for a medical school in Japan that last year admitted rigging admission procedures ...



LINE's Crypto Exchange Could Win Japan License This Month, Report Says - CoinDeskLINE's Crypto Exchange Could Win Japan License This Month, Report Says  CoinDesk

Japanese messaging giant LINE may soon be able to open a cryptocurrency exchange for users based in the country, according to a report from Bloomberg.



Japan's Inflation Gamble : Planet Money - NPRJapan's Inflation Gamble : Planet Money  NPR

Japan is still recovering from a brutal recession that lasted ten years. The country has tried a variety of fiscal and monetary measures to bring its economy back.



In Japan, Itís a Riveting TV Plot: Can a Worker Go Home on Time? - The New York TimesIn Japan, Itís a Riveting TV Plot: Can a Worker Go Home on Time?  The New York Times

On this show, a 30-something project manager in the famously overworked nation wants nothing more than to get out of the office and into her favorite bar for ...



Japan rejects South Korea's proposal to settle wartime labor row through diplomatic channels - The Japan TimesJapan rejects South Korea's proposal to settle wartime labor row through diplomatic channels  The Japan Times

Japan rejected an offer by South Korea to settle a wartime labor dispute through diplomatic channels Wednesday, saying the time for talks had already passe.



Russian Planes Breach Japanís Airspace for First Time Since 2015 - BloombergRussian Planes Breach Japanís Airspace for First Time Since 2015  Bloomberg

Russian military aircraft breached Japan's airspace for the first time in nearly four years, just as Asia's second-largest economy prepares to host a summit of the ...



Powerful earthquake strikes off coast of Japan - Aljazeera.comPowerful earthquake strikes off coast of Japan  Aljazeera.com

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the tremor, which hit 85km off northwestern Honshu island.



Bank of Japan keeps interest rate steady - BusinessLineBank of Japan keeps interest rate steady  BusinessLine

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but Governor Haruhiko Kuroda signalled readiness to ramp up stimulus as global risks cloud the ...



World Cup: England Defeats Japan While Scotland and Argentina Draw - The New York TimesWorld Cup: England Defeats Japan While Scotland and Argentina Draw  The New York Times

England remained undefeated at the Women's World Cup and clinched the top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan on Wednesday in Nice, France.



WATCH: England beat Japan to top group - RTE.ieWATCH: England beat Japan to top group  RTE.ie

England Women have beaten Japan 2-0 in their World Cup match in Nice to finish top in Group D.



After record 16927 dementia patients went missing in Japan in 2018, expert urges community support - The Japan TimesAfter record 16927 dementia patients went missing in Japan in 2018, expert urges community support  The Japan Times

As the number of people with dementia who were reported missing continues to rise in rapidly graying Japan, an expert in the field is underscoring the impo.



Japan and Ukraine most likely to doubt safety of vaccines - Nature.comJapan and Ukraine most likely to doubt safety of vaccines  Nature.com

But countries in South Asia and East Africa overwhelmingly agree vaccines are safe, global survey finds.



Hachimura hopes his success helps growth of Japan basketball - Associated PressHachimura hopes his success helps growth of Japan basketball  Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ó Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and ...



Japanese and German Doubts on US Drumbeat Towards Iran War - CounterPunchJapanese and German Doubts on US Drumbeat Towards Iran War  CounterPunch

Japan since 1945 has been the most abjectly deferential of U.S., even more so than the U.K. Tokyo rarely strays far from Washington's line on any global issue.



Japan 0-2 England: Women's World Cup 2019 Ė as it happened - The GuardianJapan 0-2 England: Women's World Cup 2019 Ė as it happened  The Guardian

Ellen White scored twice as England secured top spot in Group D with three wins from their three games.



Japanese director of 'comfort women' documentary sued by interviewees - The Japan TimesJapanese director of 'comfort women' documentary sued by interviewees  The Japan Times

A group of seven Japanese intellectuals and activists has sued the director and the distributor of a documentary film that covers the political debates ove.



Japan's gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe - Reuters UKJapan's gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe  Reuters UK

Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's ...



Tourists to Japan asked to buy 'peace of mind' with travel insurance - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostTourists to Japan asked to buy 'peace of mind' with travel insurance - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Governments of all types across Japan have begun campaigns to encourage foreign tourists to purchase travel insurance, with a recent surge in people leaving ...



Chinese fund Harvest Tech to raise investment in Japan Display to •64 billion - The Japan TimesChinese fund Harvest Tech to raise investment in Japan Display to •64 billion  The Japan Times

Japan Display Inc. said Wednesday that Chinese investment fund Harvest Tech Investment Management Co. will increase its investment in the ailing Japanese ...



Fortress Becomes Japanís Biggest Private Apartment Landlord With $1 Billion Bet - The Wall Street JournalFortress Becomes Japanís Biggest Private Apartment Landlord With $1 Billion Bet  The Wall Street Journal

Fortress Investment Group is buying dated units on the outskirts of big Japanese citiesóand in the process it has become the largest private owner of ...



How Japan turned against its 'bazooka'-wielding central bank chief - ReutersHow Japan turned against its 'bazooka'-wielding central bank chief  Reuters

When Haruhiko Kuroda took over as Bank of Japan governor in 2013, many believed he would end the nation's economic malaise. Six years on the bank is ...



Japan's junior high school teachers face longest average working hours: OECD survey - The Japan TimesJapan's junior high school teachers face longest average working hours: OECD survey  The Japan Times

Japanese junior high school teachers worked the longest hours on average among 48 countries and regions surveyed by the OECD, it said Wednesday. Junior ...



Japan has world's lowest proportion of working-age people, UN report says - The Japan TimesJapan has world's lowest proportion of working-age people, UN report says  The Japan Times

While the ratio is falling worldwide, Japan stands out with just 1.8 people aged 25 to 64 for each person aged 65 or over.



Two melons sold at Japanese auction for $45G to first-time bidder: report - Fox NewsTwo melons sold at Japanese auction for $45G to first-time bidder: report  Fox News

Two melons were sold at an auction in the Japanese city of Yubari last month for a record-breaking $45600 to a first-time bidder, according to reports.



Japan demands more proof from U.S. that Iran attacked tankers - Japan TodayJapan demands more proof from U.S. that Iran attacked tankers  Japan Today

The Japanese government has been requesting the United States for concrete evidence to back its assertion that Iran is to blame for the attacks on two tankers ...



Watch: CCTV footage of Japan's Niigata city when a powerful earthquake struck - Scroll.inWatch: CCTV footage of Japan's Niigata city when a powerful earthquake struck  Scroll.in

#Update: Video of CCTV camera overlooking the city of #Niigata shaking at the 6.6 magnitude of a #earthquake in #Japan, triggering a #Tsunami alarm at the ...



Japan's fencers show progress at Asian championships - The Japan TimesJapan's fencers show progress at Asian championships  The Japan Times

"Yeah!" "Yo!" The exact words coming out of veteran fencer Kenta Tokunan's mouth were unclear. But this much is certain: he was fired up during the saber t.



Get your fax right: Tepco workers accidentally spark Japan nuclear scare - The Japan TimesGet your fax right: Tepco workers accidentally spark Japan nuclear scare  The Japan Times

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (Tepco) employees sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax ...



Japan's 'Virginity Crisis' Threatens Credit Rating - ForbesJapan's 'Virginity Crisis' Threatens Credit Rating  Forbes

Japan's "virginity crisis" has gotten lots of attention in recent months. Anthropological sleuths are rightly fascinated by studies showing young Japanese aren't ...



US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer hopes for farm deal with Japan 'in next several weeks' - The Japan TimesUS Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer hopes for farm deal with Japan 'in next several weeks'  The Japan Times

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed hope Wednesday that the United States and Japan will soon reach a deal on agricultural tariff cuts as.



Investigation of airman's brutal murder in Japan uncovers deception, fraud and witchcraft - CBS NewsInvestigation of airman's brutal murder in Japan uncovers deception, fraud and witchcraft  CBS News

"I had never seen a crime that appeared to be as violent as this one," said NCIS Special Agent of the murder of Tech. Sgt. Curtis Eccleston.



Boats gather in Kobe from all over Japan ahead of G20 meeting - The Japan NewsBoats gather in Kobe from all over Japan ahead of G20 meeting  The Japan News

The Yomiuri ShimbunDozens of vessels gather from all over Japan at the Port of Kobe in Kobe on Thursday to guard Osaka Bay during the G20 summit being ...



Episode 17: Hikikomori ó Japan's missing million - The Japan TimesEpisode 17: Hikikomori ó Japan's missing million  The Japan Times

Over 1 million people are thought to be hikikomori in Japan, meaning they've remained isolated at home for at least six consecutive months without going to ...



Japan opposition leader sees 'double election' unlikely - Yahoo NewsJapan opposition leader sees 'double election' unlikely  Yahoo News

Prospects are fading for a snap election for parliament's lower house in tandem with a summer upper house poll, the leader of Japan's second-biggest ...



Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare - FRANCE 24Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare  FRANCE 24

Tokyo (AFP). Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form -- inadvertently ...



Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan - Science DailyAppearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  Science Daily

The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, ...



World Cup: England top Group D after victory over Japan - The Irish TimesWorld Cup: England top Group D after victory over Japan  The Irish Times

Ellen White scores brace in Nice while Scotland crash out after throwing away 3-0 lead.



Japanís Detention Center Holds Many Without Convictions - Voice of AmericaJapanís Detention Center Holds Many Without Convictions  Voice of America

Japan has a system that often refuses bail while suspects await trial. Law enforcement officials may hold suspects for months. Many international observers have ...



Nearly 50% of Japan's singles have no dating prospects: gov't survey - Japan TodayNearly 50% of Japan's singles have no dating prospects: gov't survey  Japan Today

Almost half of singles in Japan who wish to get married are unable to find a suitable partner, with 61.4 percent of the group stating they are not doing anything to ...



Waymo is partnering with the Renault Nissan Alliance in Japan and France - Business InsiderWaymo is partnering with the Renault Nissan Alliance in Japan and France  Business Insider

"This is an ideal opportunity for Waymo to bring autonomous technology to a global stage, with an innovative partner," Waymo CEO John Krafcik said.



Japan unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly - Crashes led to this development - Economic TimesJapan unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly - Crashes led to this development  Economic Times

Japan announced a series of measures to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and vehicle-free zones around schools, ...



Why Katamari Damacy's Creator Left Japan - KotakuWhy Katamari Damacy's Creator Left Japan  Kotaku

On March 18, 2004, Katamari Damacy was released on the PlayStation 2. The game was unlike anything else, and a sequel soon followed a year later. In 2009 ...



Watch Japan v England live in the Fifa Women's World Cup - Live - BBC SportWatch Japan v England live in the Fifa Women's World Cup - Live  BBC Sport

England beat Japan in the final round of Group D fixtures at the Fifa Women's World Cup 2019.



Inside Japan's Oldest Whisky Distillery - FortuneInside Japan's Oldest Whisky Distillery  Fortune

For more than a millennia, a quiet but mighty lifesource has drawn people to a region in Japan that straddles the modern-day Osaka and Kyoto Prefectures. Here ...



Oncology, Orphans Dominate Japan 2018 Approvals - In VivoOncology, Orphans Dominate Japan 2018 Approvals  In Vivo

Oncology again dominated new drug approvals in Japan last fiscal year, when expedited and special review pathways also played a major role in ensuring ...



Japanís export slump deepens in May amid global trade tensions - Financial TimesJapanís export slump deepens in May amid global trade tensions  Financial Times

The slump in Japanese exports accelerated during May on the back of an escalation in global trade tensions and the effects of a lengthy holiday to mark the ...



Japan's Cabinet OKs new program focused on dementia 'coexistence and prevention' - The Japan TimesJapan's Cabinet OKs new program focused on dementia 'coexistence and prevention'  The Japan Times

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new program for dementia that focuses on prevention and helping patients with the illness live more comfortably. The prog.



M'sia eyes working with Japan on technical and vocational training - Nation - The Star OnlineM'sia eyes working with Japan on technical and vocational training - Nation  The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has held discussions with the Japanese government on collaboration on issues relating to labour and technical and vocational ...



Japan rejects S. Korea's offer for wartime labor talks - The MainichiJapan rejects S. Korea's offer for wartime labor talks  The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan rejected Wednesday an offer by South Korea to settle a wartime labor dispute through diplomatic channels, saying the time for talks ...



Japan's Shinzo Abe Meets With Iranian Leaders Amid Tensions With US - NPRJapan's Shinzo Abe Meets With Iranian Leaders Amid Tensions With US  NPR

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to arrive in Iran on Wednesday to begin a historic trip to the Middle Eastern country where he is expected to try to ...



Global Call to Reform Japan's Law on Transgender People - Human Rights WatchGlobal Call to Reform Japan's Law on Transgender People  Human Rights Watch

A leading international health organization has urged the government of Japan to reform its legal recognition procedure for transgender people.



Japanese mob muscles into bubble tea sector | Article - Asia TimesJapanese mob muscles into bubble tea sector | Article  Asia Times

Serving cutesy drinks to teens is hardly traditional Yakuza work, but even for the most fearsome gangster, the economics of tapioca tea are irresistible. ByJake ...



Combating an unfounded fear of Japan's recluses - The Japan TimesCombating an unfounded fear of Japan's recluses  The Japan Times

Although the term "hikikomori," which describes people who shun social contact and seek extreme degrees of isolation, has been in common use for several de.



Japan just did this to 300 North Korean fishing boats - NavyTimes.comJapan just did this to 300 North Korean fishing boats  NavyTimes.com

TOKYO ó Japan's coast guard said Tuesday its patrol boats have been pushing back hundreds of North Korean boats trying to poach in fishing grounds rich ...



Skin deep: Japan's 'washi' paper torn by modern life - Bangkok PostSkin deep: Japan's 'washi' paper torn by modern life  Bangkok Post

HIDAKA, Japan: Once an indispensable part of daily life in Japan, ultra-thin washi paper was used for everything from writing and painting to lampshades, ...



Japanís Lesson for the Fed: No Central Bank Is an Island - The Wall Street JournalJapanís Lesson for the Fed: No Central Bank Is an Island  The Wall Street Journal

In the rally currently roaring through the global bond market, Japan is being left behind, exposing the key flaws in its unique monetary policy platform. The Fed ...



Women's World Cup: Goalkeepers and VAR taking center stage in France - CNNWomen's World Cup: Goalkeepers and VAR taking center stage in France  CNN

Talking to the BBC at half-time with his side 1-0 up, England coach Phil Neville said that his team was facing the best goalkeeper at the Women's World Cup.



Japan's antitrust law amended to encourage companies under investigation to cooperate with FTC - The Japan TimesJapan's antitrust law amended to encourage companies under investigation to cooperate with FTC  The Japan Times

The Diet enacted Antimonopoly Law amendments on Wednesday designed to provide companies involved in anti-competitive practices with stronger incentives ...



Serpentine Pavilion 2019: Japan's great conjuror falls foul of health and safety - The GuardianSerpentine Pavilion 2019: Japan's great conjuror falls foul of health and safety  The Guardian

Junya Ishigami's hillock of Cumbrian slate was meant to feel 'primitive and ancient'. But British regulations Ė and the wind Ė dashed his dreams. Is it time to ...



Japanese Convenience Stores Are Coming to America ó Sort Of - EaterJapanese Convenience Stores Are Coming to America ó Sort Of  Eater

Lawson and FamilyMart are legendary in Japan. David Chang's Peach Mart is just one of several conbini-inspired shops to open in the U.S. this year.



The unique culture of Japanese convenience stores - BBC NewsThe unique culture of Japanese convenience stores  BBC News

In her popular novel, Convenience Store Woman, Japanese author Sayaka Murata tells the story of Keiko Furukura, a worker at an unnamed convenience store ...



Xi targets Ďfundamental China-US issuesí in Japan meeting with Trump - South China Morning PostXi targets Ďfundamental China-US issuesí in Japan meeting with Trump  South China Morning Post

The expected meeting of presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G20 summit follows setbacks in trade talks between their countries. Photo: Reuters.



When Japan Lost Its Crown, It Found a Reason to Start Over - The New York TimesWhen Japan Lost Its Crown, It Found a Reason to Start Over  The New York Times

When Yuka Momiki of Japan scored a late goal to salvage a tie against the United States in an important tuneup for the Women's World Cup in February, she ...



Japanís famous Nara deer killed by touristsí plastic waste - The IndependentJapanís famous Nara deer killed by touristsí plastic waste  The Independent

Japan's famous wild deer, which attracted more than two million visitors to Nara last year, are dying at the hands of tourists. Six of the deer in Nara Park have ...



Attack mine used on Japanese oil tanker bears 'striking resemblance' to Iranian weapon - The IndependentAttack mine used on Japanese oil tanker bears 'striking resemblance' to Iranian weapon  The Independent

A US military expert claimed on Wednesday that explosives allegedly used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz bore a "striking ...



Trump in Japan: US president meets Emperor Naruhito - BBC NewsTrump in Japan: US president meets Emperor Naruhito  BBC News

US President Donald Trump has become the first foreign leader to meet Japan's Emperor Naruhito. Mr Trump, who is currently on a four-day state visit to Japan, ...



Japan: Securitize, Local Advocacy Group Partner to Promote Digital Securities Adoption - CointelegraphJapan: Securitize, Local Advocacy Group Partner to Promote Digital Securities Adoption  Cointelegraph

Securitize ó a compliance platform and protocol for token issuers backed by United States crypto exchange Coinbase ó is partnering with the Japan Security ...



Japan attack: Child among two killed in Kawasaki stabbing - BBC NewsJapan attack: Child among two killed in Kawasaki stabbing  BBC News

A knife-wielding man has attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in the Japanese city of Kawasaki near Tokyo. At least 18 people were injured in a ...



Shinzo Abe? Thatís Not His Name, Says Japanís Foreign Minister - The New York TimesShinzo Abe? Thatís Not His Name, Says Japanís Foreign Minister  The New York Times

The minister, Taro Kono (or Kono Taro, if you please), says the Western news media should respect Japanese tradition and put the surname first. It's unclear if ...



Steel imports from South Korea and Japan fill up the Chinese gap - Business StandardSteel imports from South Korea and Japan fill up the Chinese gap  Business Standard

While the domestic steel demand has shrunk, there has been an increase in steel import, especially from South Korea. There has, however, been a reduction in ...



Japan Qualify for U-19 ICC World Cup after Opposition Caught in Crime Spree - News18Japan Qualify for U-19 ICC World Cup after Opposition Caught in Crime Spree  News18

Japan qualified for the U-19 ICC World Cup in bizarre fashion when it was revealed that their final against Papua New Guinea to be held in the Japanese city of ...



Japan's Pension Woes - Nippon.comJapan's Pension Woes  Nippon.com

As the national pension is no longer enough to live on, Japanese retirees need to have a lot in the kitty.



This Japanese Netflix series is touted as the next 'Game of Thrones' and it'll be about samurais and shoguns - Mashable SE AsiaThis Japanese Netflix series is touted as the next 'Game of Thrones' and it'll be about samurais and shoguns  Mashable SE Asia

If you've been feeling terrible following the season finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, cheer up. Netflix is set to bring you an original series that involves swords, ...



New Article Breaks Down Japan's Growing Anime Dilemma - Comicbook.comNew Article Breaks Down Japan's Growing Anime Dilemma  Comicbook.com

Anime and manga right now are as popular as ever, with a torrent of selections available. With a constant stream of new television series and a seemingly never ...



'Stop it!' Japanese women turn to app to stop groping on trains - The Guardian'Stop it!' Japanese women turn to app to stop groping on trains  The Guardian

Almost two decades after the introduction of women-only train carriages, female commuters in Japan are turning to technology to tackle molesters on packed ...



The Glorious, Almost-Disconnected Boredom of My Walk in Japan - WIREDThe Glorious, Almost-Disconnected Boredom of My Walk in Japan  WIRED

How I modified my digital tools to reconnect with time on a six-week, 620-mile trip on foot across the country.



Trump Japan trip: Trump to visit Japanese warship as Japan has been quietly building up its military - CBS NewsTrump Japan trip: Trump to visit Japanese warship as Japan has been quietly building up its military  CBS News

Tokyo ó Seventy-four years after Japan's defeat in World War II, the world's third-largest economy is in the midst of a quiet military buildup, at U.S. urging.



ĎAge of Samuraií: Netflix Sets Japanese Warrior Docu-Drama From ĎThe Dictatorís Playbookí Producer Cream - DeadlineĎAge of Samuraií: Netflix Sets Japanese Warrior Docu-Drama From ĎThe Dictatorís Playbookí Producer Cream  Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is to launch Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a docu-drama about the warring kingdoms of feudal Japan that is described as a real-life ...



Scotland performance against Japan at World Cup leaves Hope Solo unimpressed - CNNScotland performance against Japan at World Cup leaves Hope Solo unimpressed  CNN

As Scotland slipped to a second Women's World Cup defeat at France 2019, former US star Hope Solo delivered a typically no holds barred assessment of their ...



Trumpís trip to Japan reveals some mixed signals - Washington PostTrumpís trip to Japan reveals some mixed signals  Washington Post

On Tuesday, President Trump returned to Washington after a four-day visit to Japan. His trip came at the dawn of a new era in the country ó after the first ...



Japanese minister: High heels for women at work are 'occupationally necessary and appropriate' - CNNJapanese minister: High heels for women at work are 'occupationally necessary and appropriate'  CNN

A government minister has sparked controversy by saying that it is "socially accepted" that Japanese women be forced to wear high heels in the workplace.



Roundup: Google Calendar Goes Down; Earthquake Off Coast of Japan; Pat Shanahan Resigns - The Big LeadRoundup: Google Calendar Goes Down; Earthquake Off Coast of Japan; Pat Shanahan Resigns  The Big Lead

Priyanka ChopraÖ Google Calendar crashes after massive outageÖ 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of JapanÖ Acting Defense Secretary Pat ...



Steak, Sumo and Fighter Jets: Inside Japan's Plan to Keep Trump Busy - TIMESteak, Sumo and Fighter Jets: Inside Japan's Plan to Keep Trump Busy  TIME

As Donald Trump arrived in Tokyo on Saturday, he was set to become the first foreign leader to meet Japan's new Emperor Naruhito, but he won't find much ...



Trump Opens Tokyo Visit With a Tweet Sure to Unnerve the Japanese - The New York TimesTrump Opens Tokyo Visit With a Tweet Sure to Unnerve the Japanese  The New York Times

President Trump played down North Korea's recent tests of short-range ballistic missiles, undercutting declarations by both Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ...



Japanís Akatsuki fund plans to invest in Indiaís vernacular segment - LivemintJapanís Akatsuki fund plans to invest in Indiaís vernacular segment  Livemint

Akatsuki Entertainment Technology Fund has a corpus of $50 million for investments in India and the US.The AET fund has made 10 early-stage investments in ...



A political dynast is favoured to be Japanís next prime minister - The EconomistA political dynast is favoured to be Japanís next prime minister  The Economist

Shinjiro Koizumi is handsome, well-spoken and ambitious.



Cat-Shaped Japanese Geta Sandals are the Purrfect Summer Shoes - My Modern MetCat-Shaped Japanese Geta Sandals are the Purrfect Summer Shoes  My Modern Met

Nara-based footwear brand Nara Getaya recently released their own cat-shaped version of geta sandals that's just purrfect for feline fans this summer.



Where Are All the Trash Cans in Japanese Cities? - CityLabWhere Are All the Trash Cans in Japanese Cities?  CityLab

The near-absence of public garbage bins in cities like Tokyo is both a security measure and a reflection of a cultural aversion to littering.



Japanese rock star Yoshiki sorry for posting picture with Jackie Chan - South China Morning PostJapanese rock star Yoshiki sorry for posting picture with Jackie Chan  South China Morning Post

Yoshiki was criticised as 'politically naive' in light of Chan's willingness to court controversy with comments about Hong Kong's relationship with the mainland.



Japan's Prince Hisahito to make 1st overseas trip to Bhutan with parents - Kyodo News PlusJapan's Prince Hisahito to make 1st overseas trip to Bhutan with parents  Kyodo News Plus

Prince Hisahito is expected to travel to Bhutan in August with his parents Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko, in what would be the 12-year-old's ...



Japan to invest around Rs 13,000Cr in various projects in India's NE states - Economic TimesJapan to invest around Rs 13,000Cr in various projects in India's NE states  Economic Times

The Government of Japan has decided to invest around Rs 13000 Crore in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of India's North- Eastern ...



Remarks by President Trump at a Reception with Japanese Business Leaders | Tokyo, Japan - Whitehouse.govRemarks by President Trump at a Reception with Japanese Business Leaders | Tokyo, Japan  Whitehouse.gov

6:05 P.M. JST. PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. Thank you very much. We just spent many, many hours on the plane. You know the flight ...



Google and Apple are upending Japan's salary traditions - QuartzGoogle and Apple are upending Japan's salary traditions  Quartz

American individualism is infecting Japan, it seems. Japanese tech companies are having trouble competing with companies like Apple and Google for talent, ...



Alexis scores as Chile beat Japan at Copa America - Manchester UnitedAlexis scores as Chile beat Japan at Copa America  Manchester United

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez scored and registered an assist as Chile earned a comfortable 4-0 win over Japan in the Copa America at Morumbi ...



Photos: Trump's visit to Japan - POLITICOPhotos: Trump's visit to Japan  POLITICO

President Donald Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Japan to discuss North Korea and trade and to meet with Japan's new ...



Japanís birth rate hits lowest level since records began in 1899 - The IndependentJapanís birth rate hits lowest level since records began in 1899  The Independent

Japan's birth rate has hit its lowest level since records began in 1899. The number of births last year fell to a post-war low of 918397 Ė a decline of 27668 since ...



The famous deer in Nara, Japan, are being killed by plastic - TravellerThe famous deer in Nara, Japan, are being killed by plastic  Traveller

Every year millions of tourists travel to Nara, Japan's former imperial capital, to pay a visit to the sacred deer that roam its expansive park.



Japanís new norms may not hurt Indian IT - Economic TimesJapanís new norms may not hurt Indian IT  Economic Times

BENGALURU: Indian IT *service* providers may not be impacted by the Japanese govt's recent decision to restrict foreign ownership in high-tech companies, ...