Monthly Archives: June 2017

Takata expected to file for bankruptcy in Japan, U.S. on Monday

Takata expected to file for bankruptcy in Japan, U.S. on Monday

Takata expected to file for bankruptcy in Japan, U.S. on Monday Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp is expected to seek…

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago KOBE – On Jan. 1, 1868, foreign merchants, who had spent the preceding days on ships…

U.S. military under fire for gun safety breaches on Okinawa

U.S. military under fire for gun safety breaches on Okinawa

U.S. military under fire for gun safety breaches on Okinawa A series of incidents — including the theft of an M16 in 2014 and numerous attempts to board civilian aircraft…

Eight reasons otaku men are unpopular with women, according to Japanese Twitter list

Eight reasons otaku men are unpopular with women, according to Japanese Twitter list

Eight reasons otaku men are unpopular with women, according to Japanese Twitter list In recent years, a lot of the stigma associated with being an otaku in Japan has been…

Starbucks Japan brings out Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea for a limited time

Starbucks Japan brings out Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea for a limited time

Starbucks Japan brings out Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea for a limited time With so many refreshing ingredients hidden inside, this new beverage looks set to be the drink of…

Classic anime Magic Knight Rayearth kicks off new cosmetic line with sword, gauntlet items

Classic anime Magic Knight Rayearth kicks off new cosmetic line with sword, gauntlet items

Classic anime Magic Knight Rayearth kicks off new cosmetic line with sword, gauntlet items “Sword of rouge” sounds like a fantasy weapon, but it’s an actual part of this makeup…

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…