Category Archives: Current Affairs

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan The frequent tests and growing sophistication of North Korean missiles is prompting the Japanese government and the general public to think…

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders Takata executives faced angry investors Tuesday after the company at the center of the world’s biggest auto safety recall filed for bankruptcy and said it…

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago KOBE – On Jan. 1, 1868, foreign merchants, who had spent the preceding days on ships…

U.S. military under fire for gun safety breaches on Okinawa

U.S. military under fire for gun safety breaches on Okinawa

U.S. military under fire for gun safety breaches on Okinawa A series of incidents — including the theft of an M16 in 2014 and numerous attempts to board civilian aircraft…

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat Japan opened a missile defense drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the…

Honda halts production at Sayama plant after cyberattacks

Honda halts production at Sayama plant after cyberattacks

Honda halts production at Sayama plant after cyberattacks Honda said Wednesday it had temporarily halted production at plant in Japan after it suffered a cyberattack from the same ransomware that…

Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners!

Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners!

Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners! With a tagline that reads, “Of the GAIJIN! By the GAIJIN!! For the GAIJIN!!!”,…

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…