Category Archives: General Olympic News

11 countries agree to keep TPP deal alive despite U.S. rejection

11 countries agree to keep TPP deal alive despite U.S. rejection

11 countries agree to keep TPP deal alive despite U.S. rejection Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to pursue their trade deal without the United…

Japan, China diplomats affirm 'resolute' response to N Korea

Japan, China diplomats affirm ‘resolute’ response to N Korea

Japan, China diplomats affirm ‘resolute’ response to N Korea Senior diplomats from Japan and China agreed Wednesday in Tokyo to deal “resolutely” with further provocation by North Korea, but did…

Demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as N Korea tension mounts

Demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as N Korea tension mounts

Demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as N Korea tension mounts Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has…

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan With contrasts being such a notable feature of life in Japan, it is no surprise that – like…

The poverty of politics and tobacco policy

The poverty of politics and tobacco policy

The poverty of politics and tobacco policy The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has drafted a set of new measures to stop passive smoking as Tokyo braces for the 2020…

The cost of convenience in Japan: when foreign students work instead of study

The cost of convenience in Japan: when foreign students work instead of study

The cost of convenience in Japan: when foreign students work instead of study It’s midnight at the convenience store I often patronize near my home in Tokyo’s central Shinjuku district….

B. League announces launch of preseason Early Cup regional tournaments

B. League announces launch of preseason Early Cup regional tournaments

  B. League announces launch of preseason Early Cup regional tournaments CHIBA – The B. League is currently in its inaugural season and is putting basketball in Japan in the…

Mothers who fled Fukushima fallout raise voices against Genkai plant restart in Saga

Mothers who fled Fukushima fallout raise voices against Genkai plant restart in Saga

Mothers who fled Fukushima fallout raise voices against Genkai plant restart in Saga SAGA – A group of mothers who evacuated from the Kanto region to Fukuoka Prefecture after the…

Uno lifts Japan into lead at World Team Trophy

Uno lifts Japan into lead at World Team Trophy

Uno lifts Japan into lead at World Team Trophy Japan’s teen Shoma Uno topped the men’s short programme at the figure skating World Team Trophy on Thursday, making up for…

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict Japan’s century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing…