Category Archives: Current Affairs

The cost of convenience in Japan: when foreign students work instead of study

The cost of convenience in Japan: when foreign students work instead of study

The cost of convenience in Japan: when foreign students work instead of study It’s midnight at the convenience store I often patronize near my home in Tokyo’s central Shinjuku district….

Mystery of flesh-melting road in Kawasaki solved

Mystery of flesh-melting road in Kawasaki solved Simply stepping foot on a stretch of pavement in Kawasaki has left at least three people with injuries on their feet. Strangeness broke…

B. League announces launch of preseason Early Cup regional tournaments

B. League announces launch of preseason Early Cup regional tournaments

  B. League announces launch of preseason Early Cup regional tournaments CHIBA – The B. League is currently in its inaugural season and is putting basketball in Japan in the…

Mothers who fled Fukushima fallout raise voices against Genkai plant restart in Saga

Mothers who fled Fukushima fallout raise voices against Genkai plant restart in Saga

Mothers who fled Fukushima fallout raise voices against Genkai plant restart in Saga SAGA – A group of mothers who evacuated from the Kanto region to Fukuoka Prefecture after the…

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict Japan’s century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing…

Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth

Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth

Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth Southeast Asia’s potential beckons as global automakers look beyond China’s massive market to extend their sales boom in the region, but…

U.S. show of force to North Korea also could show U.S. weakness

U.S. show of force to North Korea also could show U.S. weakness

U.S. show of force to North Korea also could show U.S. weakness The Trump administration’s decision to send an aircraft carrier to waters off the Korean Peninsula is meant as…

Shrinking workforce threatens Japan’s economy

Shrinking workforce threatens Japan’s economy Japan’s working-age population is facing a steep decline, new demographic research confirms, leaving the country’s future vitality precarious barring major improvements in social security and…

Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovators

Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovators

Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovators Japan Inc where companies with roots going back decades, if not centuries, have long dominated, is finally warming up to…

Osaka High Court rules Takahama nuclear reactors can restart

Osaka High Court rules Takahama nuclear reactors can restart

Osaka High Court rules Takahama nuclear reactors can restart The Osaka High Court on Tuesday ruled that two nuclear reactors halted by a lower court order can be restarted, in…