Category Archives: General Japan News

Defense Minister Inada, GSDF chief to quit over alleged coverup of logs

Defense Minister Inada, GSDF chief to quit over alleged coverup of logs Defense Minister Tomomi Inada intends to step down following a deepening data coverup scandal that has caused confusion…

Honda says Florida crash death last week may be linked to Takata air bag inflator

Honda says Florida crash death last week may be linked to Takata air bag inflator

Honda says Florida crash death last week may be linked to Takata air bag inflator Honda Motor Co. said on Thursday that a Takata air bag inflator ruptured in a…

No success story for Tokyo in hosting 2020 Games: economist

No success story for Tokyo in hosting 2020 Games: economist   Tokyo will not benefit long term from hosting the 2020 Olympics — contrary to the hopes and prayers of…

U.S. detects signs of new N Korean missile test

U.S. detects signs of new N Korean missile test

U.S. detects signs of new N Korean missile test The Pentagon has picked up signs that North Korea is prepping for another missile test, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday,…

A century’s worth of Japanese beauty trends, from silver screen chic to puffy-eyed catharsis

A century’s worth of Japanese beauty trends, from silver screen chic to puffy-eyed catharsis

A century’s worth of Japanese beauty trends, from silver screen chic to puffy-eyed catharsis   As Japan’s premiere cosmetics manufacturer, Shiseido keeps its finger on the pulse of the Japanese…

Take your singing to new heights on the world’s first karaoke Ferris wheel in Tokyo

Take your singing to new heights on the world’s first karaoke Ferris wheel in Tokyo

Take your singing to new heights on the world’s first karaoke Ferris wheel in Tokyo From August 1, the world’s first “karaoke entertainment Ferris wheel” will begin operations in Tokyo….

Move over revolving sushi – Japanese cafe floats desserts to you on a beautiful river counter!

Move over revolving sushi – Japanese cafe floats desserts to you on a beautiful river counter!

Move over revolving sushi – Japanese cafe floats desserts to you on a beautiful river counter! While some traditionalists scoffed when kaitenzushi (revolving sushi) restaurants first appeared in Japan, they’ve…

Nestlé Japan releases new Kit Kat with chocolate cake centre

Nestlé Japan releases new Kit Kat with chocolate cake centre

Nestlé Japan releases new Kit Kat with chocolate cake centre The unusual sweet is one of several new treats only available at a special Kit Kat Chocolatory store in Tokyo….

Electronic device checks launched by Japanese airlines amid tightened security

Electronic device checks launched by Japanese airlines amid tightened security Major Japanese airlines on Tuesday began implementing tighter airport security measures on U.S.-bound passengers, checking for explosives planted in personal…

Ex-Olympic star Fredericks suspended from IAF council while under investigation for alleged corruption

Ex-Olympic star Fredericks suspended from IAF council while under investigation for alleged corruption

Ex-Olympic star Fredericks suspended from IAF council while under investigation for alleged corruption MONTE CARLO, MONACO – Four-time Olympic medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty by track and…