Japan

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

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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.

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Goldman Sachs strategist says Japan is still holding back talented women, 20 years after upbeat report - The Japan TimesGoldman Sachs strategist says Japan is still holding back talented women, 20 years after upbeat report  The Japan Times

Working women are playing a bigger role in Japan than Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s Kathy Matsui thought possible when she penned her first report on ...



Princess Masako will be Japan's new empress - QuartzPrincess Masako will be Japan's new empress  Quartz

When crown princess Masako attended the Japanese imperial family's twice-yearly garden party in November, she did something so remarkable that it was ...



Japan industrial production drops at fastest pace since 2015 - Financial TimesJapan industrial production drops at fastest pace since 2015  Financial Times

Japanese industrial production fell at its fastest pace in almost four years in March, according to a preliminary reading, while retail sales in the country picked up ...



Japan's Aso Opposes Linking Currency With Trade in U.S. Talks - BloombergJapan's Aso Opposes Linking Currency With Trade in U.S. Talks  Bloomberg

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso pushed back against U.S. efforts to link the yen with bilateral talks aimed at striking a trade deal. “We can't agree to any talk of ...



Analysis | What's at Stake in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks - Washington PostAnalysis | What's at Stake in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks  Washington Post

More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump walked away from a regional Asia-Pacific trade agreement, the U.S. and Japan -- the world's largest and ...



No More Happy Hour: Japan Bank Boss Takes Aim at Drinks Culture - BloombergNo More Happy Hour: Japan Bank Boss Takes Aim at Drinks Culture  Bloomberg

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 wants to ...



Japan emperor: Why a woman can't take the throne - BBC NewsJapan emperor: Why a woman can't take the throne  BBC News

The abdication of Emperor Akihito has reignited debate on Japan's male-only succession rule.



A New Emperor Ascends in a Changing Japan - The Wall Street JournalA New Emperor Ascends in a Changing Japan  The Wall Street Journal

On May 1, for just the second time in more than 90 years, Japan will wake up to a new emperor. When Crown Prince Naruhito assumes the Chrysanthemum ...



Kyotographie 2019: the vibe of Japan's new era | Art and design - The GuardianKyotographie 2019: the vibe of Japan's new era | Art and design  The Guardian

Kyoto's annual photographic festival, coinciding with the start of Japan's new imperial era, will attempt to read the country's mood and expose its hidden ...



Japanese University Says It Won’t Hire Teachers Who Smoke - The New York TimesJapanese University Says It Won’t Hire Teachers Who Smoke  The New York Times

A university in Japan says it has stopped hiring faculty members who smoke unless they promise to quit, a once-unthinkable decision in a country that has just ...



Convenient but controversial: Japan's 24/7 shops under fire - CNAConvenient but controversial: Japan's 24/7 shops under fire  CNA

Convenience chains in Japan including Seven Eleven are now beginning to trial shorter working hours in a handful of stores and are boosting the use of ...



Japan's Mega ‘Golden Week’ to Cloud View of Sputtering Economy - BloombergJapan's Mega ‘Golden Week’ to Cloud View of Sputtering Economy  Bloomberg

A record-long 10-day public holiday to mark Japan's new imperial era starting next week has the ingredients to both fuel and damp the country's sputtering ...



Japan to Compensate Forcibly Sterilized Patients, Decades After the Fact - The New York TimesJapan to Compensate Forcibly Sterilized Patients, Decades After the Fact  The New York Times

TOKYO — More than 20 years after it repealed a eugenics law, Japan has agreed to compensate victims of a decades-long government program under which ...



Flash Crash Fears Haunt Traders Ahead of 10-Day Japan Break - BloombergFlash Crash Fears Haunt Traders Ahead of 10-Day Japan Break  Bloomberg

Japan's retail investors have propelled their net long yen positions against the dollar to near a record ahead of the nation's extended Golden Week holidays.



Japan's info protection panel considers beefing up protections for internet users' data - The Japan TimesJapan's info protection panel considers beefing up protections for internet users' data  The Japan Times

Japan is moving closer to requiring companies to stop using personal information for such purposes as advertising if requested by consumers, a government ...



Japan's Don Quijote exports retail 'jungles' in age of Amazon - Nikkei Asian ReviewJapan's Don Quijote exports retail 'jungles' in age of Amazon  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- In a country known for impeccable manners and minimalist design, Japan's Don Quijote discount retailer is the rebel, the noisy neighbor, the.



Japan Blasted a Crater on Asteroid Ryugu and Here's the Photo Proof - Space.comJapan Blasted a Crater on Asteroid Ryugu and Here's the Photo Proof  Space.com

The Japanese mission Hayabusa2 has found the crater it blasted into an asteroid earlier this month.



Junichiro Koizumi: Maverick reformer left Japan all shook up - The Japan TimesJunichiro Koizumi: Maverick reformer left Japan all shook up  The Japan Times

Junichiro Koizumi is regarded as the most accomplished politician of the Heisei Era, according to one survey.



US-Japan Accelerated Trade Talks Continue - Hoosier Ag TodayUS-Japan Accelerated Trade Talks Continue  Hoosier Ag Today

President Donald J. Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo Sunday, September 23, 2018, meet in President Trump's residence at Trump Tower in New ...



Japan steps closer toward accepting more foreign workers - Nikkei Asian ReviewJapan steps closer toward accepting more foreign workers  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Japan will implement measures to accept foreign blue-collar workers under a new work visa program, the Ministry of Justice indicate.



For Japanese stocks, an inglorious 30-year period is ending - Financial TimesFor Japanese stocks, an inglorious 30-year period is ending  Financial Times

The top three best-performing Japanese stocks of the Heisei era, declared Mizuho Securities in one of its final analyst reports before the era officially ends next ...



The birth of rugby in Japan: Conflicting claims - Radio New ZealandThe birth of rugby in Japan: Conflicting claims  Radio New Zealand

While Japan might not be famous for its love of the oval ball, its connection with rugby dates back further than New Zealand's.



The Thrill Of The Chill When Visiting Japan - Star2.comThe Thrill Of The Chill When Visiting Japan  Star2.com

Tohoku, a relatively unknown region in Japan's Honshu island, has a lot to offer curious visitors – especially in winter.



Bank of Japan vows to hold rates at zero until spring 2020 - Financial TimesBank of Japan vows to hold rates at zero until spring 2020  Financial Times

The Bank of Japan has promised not to raise interest rates before spring 2020 as it made a series of tweaks to its massive programme of monetary stimulus.



Tiger Woods announces he’ll compete in Japan for first time since 2006 - The Washington PostTiger Woods announces he’ll compete in Japan for first time since 2006  The Washington Post

Tiger Woods just won his first Masters since 2005, so why not do something for the first time since 2006? That's what will happen when the 15-time major winner ...



Japan's March household spending seen rising for fourth straight month: Reuters poll - ReutersJapan's March household spending seen rising for fourth straight month: Reuters poll  Reuters

Japan's household spending likely rose for a fourth straight month in March, a Reuters poll found on Friday, but weak factory output and exports could still push ...



Carlos Ghosn, ex-Nissan chief, has been released from jail in Japan - CNNCarlos Ghosn, ex-Nissan chief, has been released from jail in Japan  CNN

Hong Kong (CNN Business) Ousted Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has been released from jail in Japan, less than a month after he was re-arrested on new charges ...



Users in Japan to get more rights to stop abuse of personal data:The Asahi Shimbun - Asahi ShimbunUsers in Japan to get more rights to stop abuse of personal data:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

People in Japan will gain more rights to prevent IT giants harvesting big data from abusing their pe.



US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter - The DiplomatUS Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter  The Diplomat

The U.S. government is willing to share at least a portion of the computer code used to operate the fifth-generation Lightning II F-35's avionics and mission ...



Fencing: Japan Federation to introduce English standard in 2021 - The MainichiFencing: Japan Federation to introduce English standard in 2021  The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japan Fencing Federation said Thursday it will introduce English language ability as a selection criteria for Japanese athletes hoping to ...



Japan's 1st museum of folklore 'yokai' monsters opens near Hiroshima - The MainichiJapan's 1st museum of folklore 'yokai' monsters opens near Hiroshima  The Mainichi

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Japan's first museum of folklore monsters opened Friday in Hiroshima Prefecture, allowing visitors to get immersed in a strange w.



Why the Japanese don't buy American cars - CNBCWhy the Japanese don't buy American cars  CNBC

U.S. automakers barely have a presence in Japan, the world's third-largest car market. Some blame protectionism, others cite the tastes of Japanese consumers ...



Drovers TV: US Losing Ground in Japan Due to New Trade Deals - Drovers MagazineDrovers TV: US Losing Ground in Japan Due to New Trade Deals  Drovers Magazine

America's largest foreign beef customer is shifting to other suppliers as new free trade agreements have created vast blocs excluding the U.S., offering lower ...



Japan Offers Apology and Compensation to Victims of Forced Sterilization - Smithsonian.comJapan Offers Apology and Compensation to Victims of Forced Sterilization  Smithsonian.com

Between 1948 and 1993, an estimated 25000 people were sterilized to prevent them from having 'poor-quality descendants'



Japan's Abe apologises to victims of forced sterilisation - Al Jazeera EnglishJapan's Abe apologises to victims of forced sterilisation  Al Jazeera English

Government also promises to compensate tens of thousands of people sterilised to prevent 'poor-quality descendants'.



Japan apologizes to those it forcibly sterilized, promises to pay them - New York PostJapan apologizes to those it forcibly sterilized, promises to pay them  New York Post

TOKYO — Japan's government apologized Wednesday to tens of thousands of people who were forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection ...



France and Japan's Growing Convergence - The DiplomatFrance and Japan's Growing Convergence  The Diplomat

Shinzo Abe's recent visit to France highlighted areas of cooperation in a growing relationship.



Search effort closing in on missing Japanese stealth fighter - CNNSearch effort closing in on missing Japanese stealth fighter  CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) Search efforts may be closing in on the wreckage of a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter that crashed into the Pacific Ocean two weeks ago, ...



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



Analysis | How Japan's First Abdication in 202 Years Will Work - Washington PostAnalysis | How Japan's First Abdication in 202 Years Will Work  Washington Post

Japan will see its first imperial abdication in two centuries at the end of April, a rare event even for a hereditary monarchy said to stretch back almost three ...



Japan’s nuclear reactors face new near-total shutdown - Financial TimesJapan’s nuclear reactors face new near-total shutdown  Financial Times

Japan is heading towards another near-total shutdown of its nuclear reactors after regulators refused to extend deadlines for completing antiterrorism measures.



Brant-Murata rematch set for July 12 in Japan - ESPNBrant-Murata rematch set for July 12 in Japan  ESPN

Robert Brant, who wrested a secondary middleweight world title from Japanese star Ryota Murata in October, is headed overseas for a rematch on Murata's ...



Panasonic may upgrade Japan plant to make advanced Tesla batteries: source - ReutersPanasonic may upgrade Japan plant to make advanced Tesla batteries: source  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp may upgrade one of its battery plants in Japan to produce advanced-format battery cells for Tesla Inc if needed by the U.S. ...



Arkansas man convicted of trying to kill US airman in Japan - AirForceTimes.comArkansas man convicted of trying to kill US airman in Japan  AirForceTimes.com

An Arkansas man accused of stomping on the head of a U.S. airman on a military base in Japan has been convicted by a federal jury of attempted manslaughter.



Japan's newest museum is dedicated to poop - CNNJapan's newest museum is dedicated to poop  CNN

It's admittedly a surprising subject, to say the least. But Japan's pop-up Unko Museum in Yokohoma is dedicated to poop. ("Unko" means poop in Japanese).



36 Hours in Kobe, Japan - The New York Times36 Hours in Kobe, Japan  The New York Times

In 1868, after more than two centuries of isolationism, the opening of the port of Kobe brought a wave of international influences to this sunny city on the main ...



Valley of the dolls: Scarecrows outnumber people in Japan village - ?How Japan's village appears busy without a living soul - Economic TimesValley of the dolls: Scarecrows outnumber people in Japan village - ?How Japan's village appears busy without a living soul  Economic Times

In the tiny village of Nagoro, deep in the mountains of western Japan, the wind howls down a deserted street with not a living soul to be seen.But yet the street ...



Covering Ghosn: Japanese 'burasagari' and a bit of luck:The Asahi Shimbun - Asahi ShimbunCovering Ghosn: Japanese 'burasagari' and a bit of luck:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

From a 14-hour wait outside Tokyo's main jail on Christmas Day to a momentous photograph filed from the top of a stepladder, covering the Carlos Ghosn story ...



As tensions rise in the Asia-Pacific, Japan's PM is calling on Canada for help - CBC NewsAs tensions rise in the Asia-Pacific, Japan's PM is calling on Canada for help  CBC News

As geopolitical tensions rise on the high seas in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Ottawa to ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ...



Japan apologises to victims of forced sterilisation - The GuardianJapan apologises to victims of forced sterilisation  The Guardian

Japan's government has issued an apology and awarded compensation to thousands of people with disabilities who were forcibly sterilised under a now defunct ...



Japan's March jobless rate rises to 2.5% - Nikkei Asian ReviewJapan's March jobless rate rises to 2.5%  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's unemployment rate rose to 2.5 percent in March due to an increase in men quitting their jobs to seek better positions in the.



Why Japan's Traditions Help It Succeed in Modern World - TIMEWhy Japan's Traditions Help It Succeed in Modern World  TIME

Despite its modern appearance Japan holds closely onto its traditions. In the age of global migration, that's a good thing.



The existential crisis facing North Korean schools in Japan - Al Jazeera EnglishThe existential crisis facing North Korean schools in Japan  Al Jazeera English

Around 70 Joseon schools in Japan have funding slashed by the government and are targeted by nationalist organisations.



Japan Releases Video of Its Spacecraft Bombing an Asteroid - FuturismJapan Releases Video of Its Spacecraft Bombing an Asteroid  Futurism

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released a video of the asteroid bombing mission recently undertaken by its Hayabusa2 spacecraft.



USD/JPY: Back above 200-day MA, Japan’s industrial production drops at fastest pace since 2015 - FXStreetUSD/JPY: Back above 200-day MA, Japan’s industrial production drops at fastest pace since 2015  FXStreet

USD/JPY is currently trading at 111.65, having hit a high and low of 111.79 and 111.45 earlier today. The currency pair faded the early drop below the.



Top 3 Japanese Bank to Roll Out Services on Marco Polo Blockchain - CoinDeskTop 3 Japanese Bank to Roll Out Services on Marco Polo Blockchain  CoinDesk

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Japan's third-largest bank by total assets, will launch blockchain-based trade finance services in the second half ...



Japanese Prosecutors Bring New Charge Against Carlos Ghosn - The New York TimesJapanese Prosecutors Bring New Charge Against Carlos Ghosn  The New York Times

Mr. Ghosn, the former head of the Nissan-Renault auto alliance, was formally charged with breach of trust, adding a new count of financial impropriety onto his ...



Mitsubishi Pajero Final edition launched in Japan to commemorate end of production - OverdriveMitsubishi Pajero Final edition launched in Japan to commemorate end of production  Overdrive

Mitsubishi will end production of the Pajero SUV in its home market in August this year. The SUV, an off-roading institution, has been in production since 1982 ...



Melania Trump to celebrate 49th birthday with Japan's first couple - Washington ExaminerMelania Trump to celebrate 49th birthday with Japan's first couple  Washington Examiner

First lady Melania Trump will celebrate her birthday Friday with a private dinner in the White House residence.



Yuzuru Hanyu tops best efforts by Japan skaters this season - The Japan TimesYuzuru Hanyu tops best efforts by Japan skaters this season  The Japan Times

With the long season now over, Ice Time has collated a top 10 list of the best performances by Japanese skaters during the 2018-19 campaign. The list place.



Japanese city gets its first ever female politician - The GuardianJapanese city gets its first ever female politician  The Guardian

Misuzu Ikeda has struck a rare blow for Japanese women in politics by becoming the first female candidate to be elected to the local assembly in the southern ...



U.S.: China Won’t Find Japan's Lost F-35 Before We Do - Popular MechanicsU.S.: China Won’t Find Japan's Lost F-35 Before We Do  Popular Mechanics

Here's a worry question about Japan's missing-and-presumed-lost F-35 fighter jet: What if China finds it first? The U.S. government isn't worried, or so it says.



Japan wants Trini tourists for 2020 Olympics - Trinidad NewsJapan wants Trini tourists for 2020 Olympics  Trinidad News

Japanese ambassador to TT Tatsuo Hirayama is looking forward to more Trinis visiting his country for the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan, according ...



Big Players Transforming Crypto Exchanges in Japan - Bitcoin NewsBig Players Transforming Crypto Exchanges in Japan  Bitcoin News

Government-approved cryptocurrency trading platforms in Japan are undergoing changes with big players entering the market. News.Bitcoin.com talked to ...



Japan's 'vanishing' Ainu will finally be recognized as indigenous people - CNNJapan's 'vanishing' Ainu will finally be recognized as indigenous people  CNN

Growing up in Japan, musician Oki Kano never knew he was part of a "vanishing people."



Why gender diversity really matters for the Japanese market - Financial TimesWhy gender diversity really matters for the Japanese market  Financial Times

Two decades have passed since we at Goldman Sachs published our first report on “womenomics” in Japan, but has anything really changed on the gender ...



New Japanese KitKat flavor: Peach mint chocolate with rum - Japan TodayNew Japanese KitKat flavor: Peach mint chocolate with rum  Japan Today

Japan is known for its incredibly varied selection of KitKat flavors, many inspired by regional and seasonal themes, a selection so diverse there's even a ...



Japan captain Leitch makes bold World Cup claim - RTE.ieJapan captain Leitch makes bold World Cup claim  RTE.ie

A wide smile breaks across the face of captain Michael Leitch as he delivers his "outrageous statement": Japan are aiming to win the Rugby World Cup on home ...



Japan Is Testing Earth's Asteroid Defense System - Popular MechanicsJapan Is Testing Earth's Asteroid Defense System  Popular Mechanics

In order to figure out how asteroids explode, JAXA fired a projectile at one.



Wall Street Breakfast: Powerhouse Earnings And U.S.-Japan Trade Talks On Tap - Seeking AlphaWall Street Breakfast: Powerhouse Earnings And U.S.-Japan Trade Talks On Tap  Seeking Alpha

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha, iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted.



A cyber-attack in Japan could now bring the US into war - QuartzA cyber-attack in Japan could now bring the US into war  Quartz

In a briefing yesterday, US officials agreed that a cyber-attack on Japan could constitute an armed attack under Article 5 of the US-Japan Security Treaty.



Commentary: In Japan, the old are harassing the young - CNACommentary: In Japan, the old are harassing the young  CNA

Rougai, a term meaning an annoying old person, reflects Japan's ageing population woes keenly felt by the young, says the Financial Times' Leo Lewis.



Japan’s Silent Belt and Road Is Beating China’s - The Wall Street JournalJapan’s Silent Belt and Road Is Beating China’s  The Wall Street Journal

China's so-called Belt and Road initiative has been the subject of relentless media coverage. But Beijing's flagship program of outward investment in several ...



Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Believes Japan and Germany Share a Border. Erm... - News18Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Believes Japan and Germany Share a Border. Erm...  News18

After Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan's slip of tongue, Pakistan Twitter also started trending #JapanGermanyBorder and two of the top trends were ...



End of an era in Japan as emperor prepares to abdicate - The GuardianEnd of an era in Japan as emperor prepares to abdicate  The Guardian

Emperor Akihito will become first Japanese monarch to abdicate in more than 200 years.



Abe's ruling bloc suffers rare losses in Japan's by-election - Aljazeera.comAbe's ruling bloc suffers rare losses in Japan's by-election  Aljazeera.com

Speculation is simmering that Abe will call a snap lower house election in tandem with the upper house poll this year.



Japan shocked as American musician finds that bubble tea tapioca balls can be used to play music - SoraNews24Japan shocked as American musician finds that bubble tea tapioca balls can be used to play music  SoraNews24

Japan is currently going through a bubble tea craze right now, with shops popping up like so many balls of tapioca settled on the bottom of a brightly colored ...



Japan’s long holiday could yield a golden opportunity - Financial TimesJapan’s long holiday could yield a golden opportunity  Financial Times

Emperor's abdication raises question of how to trade the 10-day shutdown.



This Japanese Toilet is Surrounded By an Aquarium With Exotic Fishes and a Turtle - News18This Japanese Toilet is Surrounded By an Aquarium With Exotic Fishes and a Turtle  News18

A cafe in Japan has been drawing tourists, and Instagrammers for its unique attraction: an underwater aquatic toilet.



Will Japan really build a modernized F-22? | Article - Asia TimesWill Japan really build a modernized F-22? | Article  Asia Times

Japan's F-3 project may prove too ambitious and take up too many resources, especially defense dollars.



Working-age Japan's howl of rage against the elderly - The Straits TimesWorking-age Japan's howl of rage against the elderly  The Straits Times

A minute or two of a newly shot mobile phone video captures an elderly man repeatedly and, it seems, deliberately, preventing the door of a packed Nagoya ...



Japan’s New Era Gets a Name, but No One Can Agree What It Means - The New York TimesJapan’s New Era Gets a Name, but No One Can Agree What It Means  The New York Times

TOKYO — It's the end of an era, and the new one already has a name. The Japanese government on Monday officially unveiled the name of the imperial era set ...



Trump will be new Japanese Emperor's first foreign guest - CNNTrump will be new Japanese Emperor's first foreign guest  CNN

Japan's new emperor has yet to ascend the throne, but he already has his first foreign guest lined up: United States President Donald Trump.



One Japanese national killed, four others injured as Sri Lanka attacks rock expat community - The Japan TimesOne Japanese national killed, four others injured as Sri Lanka attacks rock expat community  The Japan Times

One Japanese national was killed and four others injured in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said ...



Japan’s population decline accelerates despite record immigration - Financial TimesJapan’s population decline accelerates despite record immigration  Financial Times

The pace of population decline in Japan is accelerating, with the country set to lose the equivalent of a midsized city every year for the foreseeable future.



Virgin territory: why the Japanese are turning their backs on sex - The GuardianVirgin territory: why the Japanese are turning their backs on sex  The Guardian

Young people in Japan are shunning physical love, and they're not the only ones, says Japanese-American author Roland Kelts.



Japan's Yoshitaka Sakurada resigns as Olympics minister - BBC NewsJapan's Yoshitaka Sakurada resigns as Olympics minister  BBC News

Japan's Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has resigned over comments that offended people affected by a huge tsunami and earthquake in 2011.



Celebrating ‘Platinum Week’ in Japan - The New York TimesCelebrating ‘Platinum Week’ in Japan  The New York Times

In chronically overworked Japan, the Golden Week holiday period offers rare respite for the country's work force. Each spring, from late April to early May, the ...



Goldman Sachs Says Japan Is Still Holding Back Talented Women - BloombergGoldman Sachs Says Japan Is Still Holding Back Talented Women  Bloomberg

Working women are playing a bigger role in Japan than Goldman Sachs' Kathy Matsui thought possible when she penned her first report on “Womenomics” in ...



Japan's 'Golden Week' Has Traders and Markets Worried - BloombergJapan's 'Golden Week' Has Traders and Markets Worried  Bloomberg

Japan's extended spring vacation, when a series of national holidays bunch up, is known as “Golden Week.” This year adds the May 1 accession of the new ...



These are the best companies to work for in Japan in 2019, according to LinkedIn - CNBCThese are the best companies to work for in Japan in 2019, according to LinkedIn  CNBC

The majority of Japan's most popular employers are international companies, according to LinkedIn's 2019 study.



Japan confirms F-35A fighter jet crashed; remaining aircraft still grounded - DefenseNews.comJapan confirms F-35A fighter jet crashed; remaining aircraft still grounded  DefenseNews.com

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force pointed to debris sighted and recovered by ships and helicopters searching for the aircraft.



Japan's Abe sends offering to controversial shrine for war dead - ReutersJapan's Abe sends offering to controversial shrine for war dead  Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Sunday but held off from visiting what Japan's ...



F-35A crash: Japan's defense minister addresses security concerns, procurement plans - DefenseNews.comF-35A crash: Japan's defense minister addresses security concerns, procurement plans  DefenseNews.com

Japan's defense minister was asked about the possibility of China or Russia attempting to salvage the crashed F-35 from the seafloor, among other issues ...



Pilot error caused F-15C crash near Japan, investigation found - AirForceTimes.comPilot error caused F-15C crash near Japan, investigation found  AirForceTimes.com

An F-15C from Kadena Air Base in Japan crashed into the ocean last June due to pilot error, according to an accident investigation board report released ...



'I'm the happiest person on earth': Blind Japanese sailor completes nonstop Pacific crossing - The Japan Times'I'm the happiest person on earth': Blind Japanese sailor completes nonstop Pacific crossing  The Japan Times

A blind Japanese sailor on Saturday successfully completed a near two-month, nonstop voyage from San Diego to Fukushima Prefecture, making him the first ...



Japan's Self-Defence Forces are beginning to focus on China - The EconomistJapan's Self-Defence Forces are beginning to focus on China  The Economist

ON A COLD spring day, crowds of Japanese gather to peer at the hulking grey ship moored in the port of Yokosuka, just south of Tokyo. The Izumo, the country's ...



Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors - Japan TodayStubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors  Japan Today

A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said Tuesday, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead ...



Japan’s giant life insurers part ways on US dollar strategy - Financial TimesJapan’s giant life insurers part ways on US dollar strategy  Financial Times

High hedging costs prompt some to eschew protection and others to avoid US government debt.



Lockheed Offers Japan Access To F-35 Code As Part Of Stealth Fighter Proposal: Report - The DriveLockheed Offers Japan Access To F-35 Code As Part Of Stealth Fighter Proposal: Report  The Drive

The U.S. government is reportedly considering approving the disclosure of at least a portion of the computer code behind the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's avionics ...