Category Archives: 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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…

14-year-old shogi star Fujii drawing a new generation to the game

14-year-old shogi star Fujii drawing a new generation to the game

14-year-old shogi star Fujii drawing a new generation to the game Japan’s youngest professional shogi player Sota Fujii not only made history by equaling the game’s longest winning streak on…

Roving vans in Japan provide mobile banking, food from home for Brazilian community

Roving vans in Japan provide mobile banking, food from home for Brazilian community

Roving vans in Japan provide mobile banking, food from home for Brazilian community Japan’s nearly 200,000-strong Brazilian immigrant community live in pockets scattered across the middle of the country, clustered…

Nishikori, Federer advance at Gerry Weber Open

Nishikori, Federer advance at Gerry Weber Open

Nishikori, Federer advance at Gerry Weber Open Kei Nishikori toiled for his opening grass-court victory of the year, beating Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of…

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…

Takoyaki store in Tsukiji serves up dried bonito flakes even bigger than the octopus balls

Takoyaki store in Tsukiji serves up dried bonito flakes even bigger than the octopus balls

Takoyaki store in Tsukiji serves up dried bonito flakes even bigger than the octopus balls The lift this dish to the next level. The food that represents Osaka the most…

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…