TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament’s lower house on Wednesday (Sept 16), becoming the … More
(CNN) : If Shinzo Abe was perhaps born to be Japan’s Prime Minister, the path to political stardom for his … More
Woman in her 70s died of a head injury after falling into a roadside ditch while evacuating from a coastal … More
KEY POINTS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation citing poor health last week, but his main economic strategy … More
It might seem like a flight of fancy, but a Japanese firm says it is one step closer to making … More
No leader in recent memory has so completely transformed strategic thinking in Asia A month before he ended his first … More
TOKYO (Reuters) – Yoshihide Suga, a longtime lieutenant of Japan’s Shinzo Abe, has emerged as a strong contender to succeed … More
Japan’s general election is not due until October 2021 and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe still has over a year until … More
“Cup Noodles are far more than just a snack; they’re a meal in their own right and ideal because they are cheap to buy, they’re warm and filling on a cold day, and very quick to prepare,” says Hiroko McCormack, who is married to a Canadian and lives in Toronto – but all too often hankers after a taste of home.
Comedian Nigel Ng’s ‘Uncle Roger’ send-up of BBC presenter Hersha Patel’s cooking had Asia in stitches, but our love affair … More
THE music grows gradually: first a snare drum-like beat, then a throaty drone layered on top, followed by high-pitched humming. And … More
TOKOROZAWA (AFP) — Olympic boxing hopeful Arisa Tsubata is used to taking blows in the ring but it is during … More
Back in Japan, my phone was monitored. I was not allowed a smart phone, just a regular phone. There were cameras at home. I was followed on the streets by cars, motorcycles, and pedestrians. I wouldn’t be able to recognize them. They had no right to do any of that but did anyway. I filed complaints, but no one took it seriously, not even the judge. The lawyers agreed that it was against the law and filed complaints to the judge. He said he will look into it, but nothing was done.
Integrating Japan into this project can also be seen as an Indonesian effort to change the perspective that it favours China too much amid the continuing political and economic tension between Beijing and Washington. Some other countries have decided to create a balance between China and Japan.
Why haven’t more people in Japan died from Covid-19? It is a macabre question that has spawned dozens of theories, … More
Why Indonesia is a worry. Only one of the major economies in east Asia poses a real concern – Indonesia. Indonesia’s public debt-to-GDP ratio is modest, at a third of GDP. But with a low savings rate and a small domestic tax base, Indonesia has been borrowing externally.
Sanrio’s founder is stepping down aged 92 and handing the reins to his 31-year-old grandson Tomokuni Tsuji and the youngest CEO of any Topix-listed Japanese company
Details of the Go To Travel Campaign are still being worked out, but the government said it would include subsidies of up to 20,000 yen (US$190) per day – provided through discounts or vouchers for hotels, restaurants, transport and attractions – for people taking domestic trips.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doubled Japan’s stimulus measures as he looked to deliver on his bold promise to keep businesses … More
Japan’s indigenous people, the Ainu, were the earliest settlers of Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island. But most travellers will not have heard of them.
With the US weighing punitive action against China, Japan paying its corporations to move out of the country and UK lawmakers coming under pressure to reconsider their decision to allow Chinese telecoms giant Huawei a role in building the country’s new 5G data network, global anti-China sentiment is increasing.