Monthly Archives: July 2014

Abenomics Virtuous Cycle Spinning More Slowly

Abenomics Virtuous Cycle Spinning More Slowly

  The “virtuous cycle” for Japan’s economic recovery seems to be spinning a little slower these days. That doesn’t necessarily mean the grand Abenomics experiment is faltering. But a string…

McDonald's Japan pulls profit forecast after China meat scandal

McDonald’s Japan pulls profit forecast after China meat scandal

    Tokyo (AFP) — McDonald’s Japan on Tuesday pulled its profit forecast for the year as it acknowledged that an “appalling” tainted meat scandal at a Chinese supplier would…

Darth Vader to Japanese dictionary released, selling like Tusken bread

Darth Vader to Japanese dictionary released, selling like Tusken bread

  In Japan, learning English is a valuable tool in the business world. Being able to negotiate deals and win customers overseas would make you an attractive asset to any…

Bailey-Cole fills Bolt void, but Okagbare ruins double

Bailey-Cole fills Bolt void, but Okagbare ruins double

  GLASGOW — Kemar Bailey-Cole made up for the absence of Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt by winning gold in the men’s 100m at the Commonwealth Games on Monday, although there…

Not getting enough attention with your iPhone? Stick a couple of Iwashitas on it

Not getting enough attention with your iPhone? Stick a couple of Iwashitas on it

  With the plethora of iPhone cases available it’s hard to get a truly unique one. Sure you could get one bearing your favorite anime character or sports team’s logo,…

If an onigiri and a cheesegurger had a baby, it’d be a Bakudan Musubi

If an onigiri and a cheesegurger had a baby, it’d be a Bakudan Musubi

  One of Japan’s most loved snack foods has got to be onigiri. Both a staple of mom’s home cooking and convenience store cuisine, these little balls of rice wrapped…

This watermelon might be the most disappointing thing you see today

This watermelon might be the most disappointing thing you see today

  Summer means watermelons–particularly in Japan, where beating watermelons with a stick is not only common, but actively encouraged. See, you knew there was a reason you loved Japan! Of…

Japan Wants 2020 Robot Olympics Alongside Human Olympics

Japan Wants 2020 Robot Olympics Alongside Human Olympics

  Japan Wants 2020 Robot Olympics Alongside Human Olympics A humanoid participates in a soccer match at RoboCup, one of many international robotics competitions. “In 2020 I would like to…

'Schumi could return home soon'

‘Schumacher could return home soon’

  ‘Schumi could return home soon’ Michael Schumacher continues to make good progress following his move to a Swiss rehabilitation centre and could return home soon, according to reports. The…

China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

  China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King…