Category Archives: Current Affairs

Japan’s biggest online retailers now have more smartphone traffic than desktop site users

Japan’s biggest online retailers now have more smartphone traffic than desktop site users

Japan’s biggest online retailers now have more smartphone traffic than desktop site users Japan’s most visited sites saw PC traffic decline by between 10 and 20 percent in 2014, while access from…

Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big

Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big

Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as…

Obama inadvertently galvanizes anti-immigration sentiments in Japan

Obama inadvertently galvanizes anti-immigration sentiments in Japan

Obama inadvertently galvanizes anti-immigration sentiments in Japan   TOKYO — Confusion broke out online in Japan recently as people weren’t sure what to make of a comment uttered by U.S….

Lackluster economic data paints gloomy picture for Abe

Lackluster economic data paints gloomy picture for Abe

  Lackluster economic data paints gloomy picture for Abe   TOKYO — Japan released a string of lackluster economic data Friday, with inflation hitting its lowest level in a year,…

Japanese national anthem delights foreigners, Japanese commenters have no idea why

Bad weather delays asteroid probe lift-off

Bad weather delays asteroid probe lift-off   TOKYO — Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just…

Toyota Revs Up Sales Strategy for Fuel-Cell Car in Japan

Toyota Revs Up Sales Strategy for Fuel-Cell Car in Japan

  Now that the world’s first fuel-cell car for the mass market is ready, Toyota Motor Corp. has to find buyers for it–particularly in its home market of Japan, where…

Fujifilm's Ebola drug underscores new face of Japan Inc

Fujifilm’s Ebola drug underscores new face of Japan Inc

  Fujifilm’s Ebola drug underscores new face of Japan Inc   TOKYO — Fujifilm’s potential as a major player in the fight against the Ebola virus underscores a move by…

Tepco projects ¥130 billion pretax profit for year

Tepco projects ¥130 billion pretax profit for year

  Tepco projects ¥130 billion pretax profit for year Kyodo Tokyo Electric Power Co., manager of the disaster-struck Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is expecting to log a group pretax…

4,000 take part in Mt Fuji eruption drill

4,000 take part in Mt Fuji eruption drill

  4,000 take part in Mt Fuji eruption drill   TOKYO — Nearly 4,000 people took part Sunday in a mass evacuation drill to test responses to a possible eruption…

Japan Steps Up Ebola Aid, Sets Treatment Plans

Japan Steps Up Ebola Aid, Sets Treatment Plans

Japan Steps Up Ebola Aid, Sets Treatment Plans   Amid growing worries that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa might be spreading beyond the region, Japan is taking part in…