Category Archives: 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Japanese theme park now offering fake thugs you can “beat up” to impress your girlfriend【Video】

Japanese theme park now offering fake thugs you can “beat up” to impress your girlfriend Though it’s been in business for over 100 years, most people would probably say that…

Demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as N Korea tension mounts

Demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as N Korea tension mounts

Demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as N Korea tension mounts Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has…

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan With contrasts being such a notable feature of life in Japan, it is no surprise that – like…

The poverty of politics and tobacco policy

The poverty of politics and tobacco policy

The poverty of politics and tobacco policy The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has drafted a set of new measures to stop passive smoking as Tokyo braces for the 2020…

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…

Uno lifts Japan into lead at World Team Trophy

Uno lifts Japan into lead at World Team Trophy

Uno lifts Japan into lead at World Team Trophy Japan’s teen Shoma Uno topped the men’s short programme at the figure skating World Team Trophy on Thursday, making up for…

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…