Tokyo bus operator adds free-to-use USB chargers for tech-loving passengers

Tokyo bus operator adds free-to-use USB chargers for tech-loving passengers TOKYO — Trains in Japan get plenty of media attention, whether for their high-speed convenience, luxurious appointments, or kindhearted strangers….

Abe's Asia-Pacific trip aimed at drawing Trump engagement in region

Abe’s Asia-Pacific trip aimed at drawing Trump engagement in region

Abe’s Asia-Pacific trip aimed at drawing Trump engagement in region HANOI — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tried to cement ties with key Pacific-Rim countries during his trip through Tuesday, apparently…

JR Kyushu runs 'Kiss My Nagasaki' campaign

JR Kyushu runs ‘Kiss My Nagasaki’ campaign

JR Kyushu runs ‘Kiss My Nagasaki’ campaign An American friend recently posted a poster he spotted in Kyushu on social media with the comment, “Someone at the Nagasaki tourism board…

Nishikori, Venus Williams through to third round at Australian Open

Nishikori, Venus Williams through to third round at Australian Open

Nishikori, Venus Williams through to third round at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia — Kei Nishikori of Japan advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded…

Japan's elderly inmates prefer jail

Japan’s elderly inmates prefer jail

Japan’s elderly inmates prefer jail Every day is the same. He wakes at 6:45 a.m., eats breakfast 20 minutes later and reports for work at 8 a.m. sharp. But this…

Tokyo office boom fades with more space, fewer workers

Tokyo office boom fades with more space, fewer workers

Tokyo office boom fades with more space, fewer workers TOKYO — Commercial property prices in Tokyo, a bellwether for Japan’s market, look to have peaked as the capital faces a…

First-ever B. League All-Star Game delivers high-octane thrills

First-ever B. League All-Star Game delivers high-octane thrills

First-ever B. League All-Star Game delivers high-octane thrills Entertainment was the name of the game on Sunday evening. The inaugural B. League All-Star Game was expected to provide a lot…

Survey picks 8 most disappointing sightseeing spots in Tokyo

Survey picks 8 most disappointing sightseeing spots in Tokyo

Survey picks 8 most disappointing sightseeing spots in Tokyo TOKYO — It’s hard to fully express just how much exposure Tokyo gets from the Japanese media. As the center of…

Sapporo website offers ‘slipperiness forecasts’ in winter to prevent accidents on streets and sidewalks

Sapporo website offers ‘slipperiness forecasts’ in winter to prevent accidents on streets and sidewalks

Sapporo website offers ‘slipperiness forecasts’ in winter to prevent accidents on streets and sidewalks\ Sapporo – While most winter weather reports broadcast the likelihood of snow, wind or ice, meteorologists…

Abe to keep putting highest priority on economy in 2017

Abe pledges $8.7 billion investments, aid in drug war to Philippines

Abe pledges $8.7 billion investments, aid in drug war to Philippines   Click here to view origi MANILA, Philippines — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday pledged $8.7 billion…