Category Archives: Current Affairs

Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo discuss N Korean threat

Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo discuss N Korean threat

Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo discuss N Korean threat Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan reaffirmed their countries’ commitment Wednesday to finding a diplomatic solution to…

Voters express hopes and concerns as election campaigning begins

Voters express hopes and concerns as election campaigning begins

Voters express hopes and concerns as election campaigning begins Voters, including teens who will cast ballots for the first time, expressed their hopes and concerns Tuesday as official campaigning for…

Koike says now's the last chance to rein in Olympic costs

Official: Tokyo Olympic stadium worker was overworked before suicide

Official: Tokyo Olympic stadium worker was overworked before suicide The Japan labor standard office has determined the suicide of a 23-year-old man who worked at Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium construction…

Graffiti found at Zenkoji Temple

Graffiti found at Zenkoji Temple

Graffiti found at Zenkoji Temple Temple officials in Nagano City reported the damage to police on Sunday. Investigators say the vandalism, which mostly consists of white crosses, was found on…

Elderly woman hurt leaping from burning building in Nihonbashi

Elderly woman hurt leaping from burning building in Nihonbashi

Elderly woman hurt leaping from burning building in Nihonbashi At around 11:00 a.m., the blaze erupted inside the second floor of the seven-floor building, located near Tokyo Metro’s Mitsukoshimae Station…

Honda to stop production at one Japan plant by 2022 as domestic sales stagnate

Honda to stop production at one Japan plant by 2022 as domestic sales stagnate

Honda to stop production at one Japan plant by 2022 as domestic sales stagnate Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it plans to stop production at one of its domestic…

Koike's party unveils 1st list of 192 candidates for upcoming election

Koike’s party unveils 1st list of 192 candidates for upcoming election

Koike’s party unveils 1st list of 192 candidates for upcoming election The new political party led by Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike unveiled Tuesday its first batch of candidates for the…

Welcome to the age of the 'Insta-view' -- Instagram interviews become popular in Japan

Welcome to the age of the ‘Insta-view’ — Instagram interviews become popular in Japan

Welcome to the age of the ‘Insta-view’ — Instagram interviews become popular in Japan For a long time some companies have chosen to check out job candidates’ social media pages…

Nissan recalling 1.2 mil cars in Japan

Nissan recalling 1.2 mil cars in Japan

Nissan recalling 1.2 mil cars in Japan Nissan said Monday it was recalling some 1.2 million cars in Japan that had failed to meet domestic rules on final vehicle inspections….

Run or wait? Koike faces dilemma ahead of Oct 22 election

Run or wait? Koike faces dilemma ahead of Oct 22 election

Run or wait? Koike faces dilemma ahead of Oct 22 election Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike has made no secret of her desire to be Japan’s first female prime minister –…