Category Archives: Current Affairs

Opposition pushes for further scrutiny of Abe favoritism claims

Opposition pushes for further scrutiny of Abe favoritism claims

Opposition pushes for further scrutiny of Abe favoritism claims Opposition parties called Sunday for continued Diet scrutiny of claims that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his influence to approve a…

Are Japan's bookstores in the path of yet another storm?

Are Japan’s bookstores in the path of yet another storm?

Are Japan’s bookstores in the path of yet another storm? Although manga make up a huge percentage of many large publishers’ revenues in Japan, there’s still no disputing that Japanese…

Time for a Japanese rethink on North Korea?

Time for a Japanese rethink on North Korea? The North Korea situation shook Japan in April. As relations between Pyongyang and Washington deteriorated further, Japanese media talked incessantly of war…

Japanese women’s breasts continue to grow, reach historic tipping point in lingerie maker’s study

Japanese women’s breasts continue to grow, reach historic tipping point in lingerie maker’s study

Japanese women’s breasts continue to grow, reach historic tipping point in lingerie maker’s study Lingerie White Paper. If you’re the sort of person who likes to keep your eyes on…

Japan's low jobless rate masks grim reality

Japan’s low jobless rate masks grim reality

Japan’s low jobless rate masks grim reality Japanese employers are scrambling to find staff, unemployment is at its lowest level in more than two decades and the labor market is…

Japan's household spending sags; jobless rate lowest in two decades

Japan’s household spending sags; jobless rate lowest in two decades

Japan’s household spending sags; jobless rate lowest in two decades Japanese household spending dropped again in April, official figures showed Tuesday, as consumers kept a tight hold on their purse…

Japan consumer prices rise in April for 4th straight month

Japan consumer prices rise in April for 4th straight month

Japan consumer prices rise in April for 4th straight month The country’s prospects have been improving on the back of strong exports, with investments linked to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics…

U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radar

U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radar

U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radar Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance…

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…