Category Archives: 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Seven diet-sabotaging Japanese foods to avoid…or seek out!

Seven diet-sabotaging Japanese foods to avoid…or seek out!

Seven diet-sabotaging Japanese foods to avoid…or seek out! Despite its healthy holier-than-thou image, Japanese food has more than a few calorific goodies/evil temptations. Coming from a land where deep-fried Mars…

Oita aims to heat things up with video of Olympian synchronized swimming in onsen

Oita aims to heat things up with video of Olympian synchronized swimming in onsen Famous for its onsen (hot springs), Oita Prefecture has posted a promotional video featuring former Olympians…

Several women claim sexual harassment at Cool Japan Fund

Several women claim sexual harassment at Cool Japan Fund

Several women claim sexual harassment at Cool Japan Fund Several female employees at Cool Japan Fund Inc., a public-private investment fund aimed at promoting Japanese culture and products overseas, claim…

Abe vulnerable but who can succeed him?

Abe vulnerable but who can succeed him?

Abe vulnerable but who can succeed him? Abe surged back to power in 2012, pledging to revive the stale economy and bolster defense. He has led his ruling bloc to…

Fire ants, including first confirmed queen, found at Osaka port

Fire ants, including first confirmed queen, found at Osaka port Fire ants, a venomous and highly invasive species native to South America, have been found at the port of Osaka,…

Lawmakers agree to reopen Diet for one day in Abe’s absence

Lawmakers agree to reopen Diet for one day in Abe’s absence Japan’s ruling and opposition parties agreed Tuesday to briefly reopen the Diet next week for one-off committee deliberations, with…

N Korea vows more 'gift packages' of missile tests for U.S.

N Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for U.S.

N Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for U.S. Click here to view original web page at japantoday.com Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in…

Are asteroids humanity's greatest challenge?

Are asteroids humanity’s greatest challenge?

Are asteroids humanity’s greatest challenge? Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, Earth has been repeatedly pummelled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to species…

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…

Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars

Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars

Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars Concept receives stronger support from female commuters in the Tokyo area than males, with those in favor giving…