Monthly Archives: November 2016

JR West’s super luxury sleeper train to debut in June 2017

JR West’s super luxury sleeper train to debut in June 2017

JR West’s super luxury sleeper train to debut in June 2017 OSAKA – West Japan Railway Co.’s Twilight Express Mizukaze super luxury sleeper train will go into service on June…

Do young Japanese women want to be housewives?

Do young Japanese women want to be housewives?

Do young Japanese women want to be housewives? TOKYO — As discussed in our Women in Japan series, being a housewife is still a respected career in Japan. A common…

IOC: Y2 tril budget for 2020 Games too high; volleyball venue still undecided

IOC: Y2 tril budget for 2020 Games too high; volleyball venue still undecided

IOC: Y2 tril budget for 2020 Games too high; volleyball venue still undecided TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee’s proposal to cut 1 trillion yen from an estimated 3…

Shosenkyo: Japan's most gorgeous gorge

Shosenkyo: Japan’s most gorgeous gorge

Shosenkyo: Japan’s most gorgeous gorge TOKYO — Mountainous Japan is home to many beautiful gorges, carved into volcanic rock by fast flowing rivers. Perhaps one of the most spectacular is…

Great news: New study shows beer may help curb Alzheimer’s

Great news: New study shows beer may help curb Alzheimer’s

Great news: New study shows beer may help curb Alzheimer’s Perhaps one of the most tragic illnesses of our time is the loss of one’s memory through dementia in old…

November snow falls in Tokyo for first time in 54 years, causes chaos for peak hour commuters

November snow falls in Tokyo for first time in 54 years, causes chaos for peak hour commuters

November snow falls in Tokyo for first time in 54 years, causes chaos for peak hour commuters Peak-hour delays caused such overcrowding that some commuters were unable to enter stations…

Hanyu ready to take center stage at NHK Trophy

Hanyu ready to take center stage at NHK Trophy

Hanyu ready to take center stage at NHK Trophy SAPPORO – Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will essentially be competing against himself at this weekend’s NHK Trophy. After setting three…

All aboard the Kobe Disco Train! Runs from Tanigami to Okaba Station with a stop at Funkytown

All aboard the Kobe Disco Train! Runs from Tanigami to Okaba Station with a stop at Funkytown

All aboard the Kobe Disco Train! Runs from Tanigami to Okaba Station with a stop at Funkytown If the name is any indication, the Kobe Disco Train promises to be…

M7.4 earthquake off Fukushima triggers widespread tsunami alert

M7.4 earthquake off Fukushima triggers widespread tsunami alert

M7.4 earthquake off Fukushima triggers widespread tsunami alert A magnitude-7.4 earthquake off Fukushima Prefecture rocked widespread areas early Tuesday, triggering tsunami warnings along the Pacific coast and briefly stopping a…

Sakamoto holds off Shiraiwa, Honda to win Japan Junior Championships

Sakamoto holds off Shiraiwa, Honda to win Japan Junior Championships

Sakamoto holds off Shiraiwa, Honda to win Japan Junior Championships SAPPORO – Kaori Sakamoto captured the women’s singles title on the final day of the Japan Junior Championships at Tsukisamu…