Monthly Archives: October 2016

Shinagawa: The old post town and modern waterways

Shinagawa: The old post town and modern waterways

Shinagawa: The old post town and modern waterways TOKYO — Now that the summer heat and the precipitation of typhoon season have both gone, everyone is getting outdoors to enjoy…

Japan's population declines in 2015 for 1st time since 1920

Japan’s population declines in 2015 for 1st time since 1920

Japan’s population declines in 2015 for 1st time since 1920 TOKYO — Japan’s population stood at 127,094,745 as of Oct 1, 2015, the final results of the census showed Wednesday,…

IMF urges 'reloaded' Abenomics for Japan growth targets

Abe, Duterte sign military, economic deals

Abe, Duterte sign military, economic deals TOKYO — The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability, and acknowledged the importance of…

Duterte eases on ‘separation’ stance with U.S. ahead of Abe visit

Duterte eases on ‘separation’ stance with U.S. ahead of Abe visit

Duterte eases on ‘separation’ stance with U.S. ahead of Abe visit Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte softened his remarks about a “separation” from long-time ally the United States on the eve…

Japan wary over Philippine leader's policy, manners in front of emperor

Japan wary over Philippine leader’s policy, manners in front of emperor

Japan wary over Philippine leader’s policy, manners in front of emperor TOKYO — Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Their concern is…

Koike, IOC chief agree to cooperate on cutting cost of Olympics

Koike, IOC chief agree to cooperate on cutting cost of Olympics

Koike, IOC chief agree to cooperate on cutting cost of Olympics International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike agreed Tuesday to cooperate to reduce the cost…

Japanese men showing an increasing fondness for women they call “penguin girls”

Japanese men showing an increasing fondness for women they call “penguin girls”

Japanese men showing an increasing fondness for women they call “penguin girls” Penguins are always popular at zoos and aquariums, and now the aquatic birds are serving as metaphors for…

Japanese airline takes us on a trip with commercial focusing on family togetherness

Japanese airline takes us on a trip with commercial focusing on family togetherness

Japanese airline takes us on a trip with commercial focusing on family togetherness TOKYO — I have many a fond memory of taking family trips while growing up. It didn’t…

Japanese mascot from Aomori absolutely kills it on the drums

Japanese mascot from Aomori absolutely kills it on the drums

Japanese mascot from Aomori absolutely kills it on the drums In Aomori Prefecture, located in Northern Japan, there lives a creature named Nyango Star, a drumming mascot. Its apple-shaped costume–apples…

'Japan: Guilty Until Proven Innocent' documentary shines light on controversial legal system

‘Japan: Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ documentary shines light on controversial legal system

‘Japan: Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ documentary shines light on controversial legal system TOKYO — Japan is known for being one of the countries with the lowest crime rate in the…