Monthly Archives: October 2017

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

Japan to offer free HIV testing in annual company health checks to encourage early detection

Japan to offer free HIV testing in annual company health checks to encourage early detection   In a bid to encourage more people to undergo HIV tests, the health ministry…

Japan pledges to help Philippines rebuild Marawi

Japan pledges to help Philippines rebuild Marawi

Japan pledges to help Philippines rebuild Marawi Japan said on Monday it will help the Philippines rebuild conflict-torn southern Marawi city as well as other infrastructure in a deepening of…

Scandal clouds prospects for Kobe Steel's turnaround

Scandal clouds prospects for Kobe Steel’s turnaround

Scandal clouds prospects for Kobe Steel’s turnaround Executive Vice President Naoto Umehara avoided directly commenting on the scandal’s impact in a news conference Monday to announce earnings for the six…

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

Yokohama doctor urges Vietnamese to skip Japan’s foreign vocational trainee system, likens it to ‘slavery’

Yokohama doctor urges Vietnamese to skip Japan’s foreign vocational trainee system, likens it to ‘slavery’ A Japanese doctor is warning Vietnamese considering traveling to Japan to work as vocational trainees…

Super Mario Odyssey: Nintendo Switch review

Super Mario Odyssey: Nintendo Switch review

Super Mario Odyssey: Nintendo Switch review When Nintendo’s athletic mascot celebrated his 30th anniversary in 2015, the event coincided with the release of the charming Super Mario Maker. But as…

Scandal-hit Japanese automakers eye return to 'golden age'

Scandal-hit Japanese automakers eye return to ‘golden age’

Scandal-hit Japanese automakers eye return to ‘golden age’ Repeated quality scandals, stiff foreign competition and lagging technology have knocked Japan’s auto giants off pole position but analysts say the once…

Starbucks Japan releases Mystery Frappuccino for Halloween

Starbucks Japan releases Mystery Frappuccino for Halloween

Starbucks Japan releases Mystery Frappuccino for Halloween As readers of our site may be aware, Halloween has become an increasingly big event in Japan in recent years. And this trick-or-treat…

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for pay hikes through negotiations between management and labor unions…

Osaka police unmask 74-year-old 'ninja' burglar

Osaka police unmask 74-year-old ‘ninja’ burglar

Osaka police unmask 74-year-old ‘ninja’ burglar Police in Osaka had been stumped by a string of burglaries, their only lead being security camera footage showing an agile thief with a…

Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point

Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point

Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point Being a famous cultural icon and the most picturesque mountain in Japan, Mount Fujiis a must-see…