Category Archives: General Olympic News

EU, Japan ask U.N. to condemn N Korea over rights abuses

EU, Japan ask U.N. to condemn N Korea over rights abuses

EU, Japan ask U.N. to condemn N Korea over rights abuses The European Union and Japan asked the United Nations on Tuesday to condemn North Korea for gross human rights…

Abe vows to maximize pressure on N Korea

Abe vows to maximize pressure on N Korea

Abe vows to maximize pressure on N Korea Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe was re-elected as Japan’s prime minister Wednesday following his ruling bloc’s overwhelming victory in the lower…

Honda profit slips on air-bag woes despite sales growth

Honda profit slips on air-bag woes despite sales growth

Honda profit slips on air-bag woes despite sales growth Honda Motor Co’s fiscal second quarter profit slipped compared to a year ago as costs related to a massive air-bag recall…

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

Japan to offer free HIV testing in annual company health checks to encourage early detection

Japan to offer free HIV testing in annual company health checks to encourage early detection   In a bid to encourage more people to undergo HIV tests, the health ministry…

Japan pledges to help Philippines rebuild Marawi

Japan pledges to help Philippines rebuild Marawi

Japan pledges to help Philippines rebuild Marawi Japan said on Monday it will help the Philippines rebuild conflict-torn southern Marawi city as well as other infrastructure in a deepening of…

Scandal clouds prospects for Kobe Steel's turnaround

Scandal clouds prospects for Kobe Steel’s turnaround

Scandal clouds prospects for Kobe Steel’s turnaround Executive Vice President Naoto Umehara avoided directly commenting on the scandal’s impact in a news conference Monday to announce earnings for the six…

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

Yokohama doctor urges Vietnamese to skip Japan’s foreign vocational trainee system, likens it to ‘slavery’

Yokohama doctor urges Vietnamese to skip Japan’s foreign vocational trainee system, likens it to ‘slavery’ A Japanese doctor is warning Vietnamese considering traveling to Japan to work as vocational trainees…

Scandal-hit Japanese automakers eye return to 'golden age'

Scandal-hit Japanese automakers eye return to ‘golden age’

Scandal-hit Japanese automakers eye return to ‘golden age’ Repeated quality scandals, stiff foreign competition and lagging technology have knocked Japan’s auto giants off pole position but analysts say the once…

Starbucks Japan releases Mystery Frappuccino for Halloween

Starbucks Japan releases Mystery Frappuccino for Halloween

Starbucks Japan releases Mystery Frappuccino for Halloween As readers of our site may be aware, Halloween has become an increasingly big event in Japan in recent years. And this trick-or-treat…

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for pay hikes through negotiations between management and labor unions…