Category Archives: Current Affairs

TNT Express Worldwide Japan chief upbeat on future

TNT Express Worldwide Japan chief upbeat on future

TNT Express Worldwide Japan chief upbeat on future TOKYO — Back in 2000, Junnosuke Dojo, country general manager of TNT Express Worldwide, started his global career with a logistics service…

Convenience store chains jump on e-money bandwagon

Convenience store chains jump on e-money bandwagon

Convenience store chains jump on e-money bandwagon Major convenience store operators are gearing up to make electronic money more usable for payments in a bid to attract more customers and…

Japan plunges into recession, in defeat for Abe’s growth efforts

Japan plunges into recession, in defeat for Abe’s growth efforts

Japan plunges into recession, in defeat for Abe’s growth efforts The economy contracted in the third quarter on sluggish business investment, confirming what many economists had predicted: The nation fell…

Meetings and more meetings: Foreigners list the pros and cons of working at a Japanese company

Meetings and more meetings: Foreigners list the pros and cons of working at a Japanese company

Meetings and more meetings: Foreigners list the pros and cons of working at a Japanese company , as the population ages and many older workers reach retirement age with fewer…

Japan’s Mt. Aso currently erupting, Kyushu residents capture dramatic photos

Japan’s Mt. Aso currently erupting, Kyushu residents capture dramatic photos

Japan’s Mt. Aso currently erupting, Kyushu residents capture dramatic photos volcanic activity, and even today there are still a handful of active peaks to be found in the country. One…

Should SEALDs student activists worry about not getting hired?

Should SEALDs student activists worry about not getting hired?

Summer 2015 — 70 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling coalition have rammed two security bills through the Lower House that…

Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

In one of the strongest signs of public frustration over controversial security bills likely to be passed by lawmakers next month, thousands of people surrounded the Diet building Sunday afternoon…

Culture clash: Entertainers add weight to government protests

Culture clash: Entertainers add weight to government protests

Judging from recent comments posted on Twitter and websites such as abe-no.net, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doesn’t appear to have endeared himself to a number of celebrities who hold plenty…

SEALDs student group reinvigorates Japan’s anti-war protest movement

SEALDs student group reinvigorates Japan’s anti-war protest movement

Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda stands before a crowd, the pyramid-shaped roof of the Diet building lit up against the night sky behind…

Japan-U.S. security alliance not fair, Donald Trump says

Japan-U.S. security alliance not fair, Donald Trump says

WASHINGTON – The Japan-U.S. alliance that obligates the United States to protect Japan is unfair, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said. “If Japan gets attacked, we have to…