Monthly Archives: June 2016

Japan’s largest anime megashop to open branch in Akihabara for women

Japan’s largest anime megashop to open branch in Akihabara for women

Japan’s largest anime megashop to open branch in Akihabara for women TOKYO — Animate, Japan’s largest chain of anime specialty stores, already has two branches in Tokyo’s Akihabara, one of…

New book illustrates differences between Kanto and Kansai regions

New book illustrates differences between Kanto and Kansai regions

New book illustrates differences between Kanto and Kansai regions TOKYO — “Kuraberu Tozai” presents an easy-to-understand compilation of regional differences between Tokyo and Osaka in terms of cuisines, art, and…

Inakaya Denim jeans are the latest farm-fresh Japanese-inspired fashion item

Inakaya Denim jeans are the latest farm-fresh Japanese-inspired fashion item

Inakaya Denim jeans are the latest farm-fresh Japanese-inspired fashion item After Japan’s centuries of shogunate-enforced isolation ended in the late 1800s, Western-style fashions swept the nation. However, the country’s traditional…

Beautiful Japanese bamboo speakers let you to listen to music without using any extra electricity

Beautiful Japanese bamboo speakers let you to listen to music without using any extra electricity

Beautiful Japanese bamboo speakers let you to listen to music without using any extra electricity Japanese band Ajate is an interesting mix of avant-garde and traditional, performing unique, rhythmical music…

‘Twist Prince’ Shirai aiming to put Japan back on top in Rio

‘Twist Prince’ Shirai aiming to put Japan back on top in Rio

‘Twist Prince’ Shirai aiming to put Japan back on top in Rio Kenzo Shirai wants to add a new twist to an evolving story, and help Japan regain the men’s…

Nishikori practices after injury; Daniel falls to Monaco

Nishikori practices after injury; Daniel falls to Monaco

Nishikori practices after injury; Daniel falls to Monaco LONDON – A day after needing treatment for an oblique injury during his first-round victory at Wimbledon, fifth seed Kei Nishikori put…

Fukushima breaks 200-meter national record to complete sprint double

Fukushima breaks 200-meter national record to complete sprint double

Fukushima breaks 200-meter national record to complete sprint double NAGOYA – Chisato Fukushima’s stellar national athletics championships continued in Nagoya on Sunday with the sprint star setting a new national…

Yamaha gives us a glimpse into the future of transport with two awesome new mobility vehicles

Yamaha gives us a glimpse into the future of transport with two awesome new mobility vehicles

Yamaha gives us a glimpse into the future of transport with two awesome new mobility vehicles A boat-inspired vehicle and a three-wheeler have been created in conjunction with a respected…

Multilingual labor advisory services lacking in 20 prefectures

Multilingual labor advisory services lacking in 20 prefectures

Multilingual labor advisory services lacking in 20 prefectures NAGOYA – Underlining the challenges presented by the rising influx of foreign workers, it has been learned that foreign-language consultation services are…

IMF urges 'reloaded' Abenomics for Japan growth targets

IMF urges ‘reloaded’ Abenomics for Japan growth targets

IMF urges ‘reloaded’ Abenomics for Japan growth targets TOKYO — The IMF said Monday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s eponymous economic revitalisation plan needs to be “reloaded” with steps…