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Japan's Abe Claims Victory In Upper House Election

Japan's Abe Claims Victory In Upper House Election (ニュース)
AL JAZEERA
 
 
 
The ruling bloc falls short of the two-thirds needed to amend the nation's pacifist constitution, according to state TV.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majorit...

Event [22/7 15:57] More

Ueno and the Bell of Time

Ueno and the Bell of Time (観光)
JAPAN TRAVEL
A Tokyo entry in the 100 Soundscapes of Japan
Clouds of flowers / these bells are from Ueno / or Asakusa? So wrote the master haiku poet, Matsuo Basho. Living as he did on the banks of...

Tourism [22/7 15:10] More

Yodogawa Fireworks Festival

Yodogawa Fireworks Festival (観光)
JAPAN TRAVEL
Held On The First Saturday Of August Every Year
Venue: Yodogawa River, Osaka When: Saturday - Aug 10th 2019 ,  7:40pm - 8:40pm
An excited crowd clad in their best Yukatas, the smell of...

Festival [22/7 14:45] More

Pacifist Constitution Reform At Stake In Election

Pacifist Constitution Reform At Stake In Election (ニュース)
JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was forecast to win a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday that could determine whether his dream of revising t...

Other [21/7 23:13] More

Create Totally Cute Sleeping Cat Sand Sculptures With The Neko Cup

Create Totally Cute Sleeping Cat Sand Sculptures With The Neko Cup (ニュース)
JAPAN TRENDS
 
The Neko Cup (literally “cat cup”) is a beach and sandbox sleeping cat sand sculpture toy.
The hollowed-up cup mold, available in white, black, or beige, lets you make sand sculpture...

Other [21/7 23:09] More

Women In Japan Fight For Their Identity — Starting With Their Name

Women In Japan Fight For Their Identity — Starting With Their Name (ニュース)
BLOOMBERG
 
A century-old law requires married couples to have the same surname. That can make life complicated for people who are happy being who they are.
Women in Japan are going through an iden...

Other [21/7 23:01] More

Suspected Arsonist Of Japan Animation Studio Was A Reclusive, Quarrelsome Gamer, Says Neighbour

Suspected Arsonist Of Japan Animation Studio Was A Reclusive, Quarrelsome Gamer, Says Neighbour (ニュース)
STRAITS TIMES
 
OMIYA, Japan (REUTERS) - The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometres from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where he pla...

Event [21/7 22:56] More

Japan's Core Inflation Hits Two-Year Low

Japan's Core Inflation Hits Two-Year Low (ニュース)
BUSINESS TIME
 
JAPAN'S core inflation slowed to its weakest in about two years in June, underlining policymakers' long battle to boost consumer prices and adding to speculation the Bank of Japan c...

Event [20/7 15:16] More

S Koreans Boycott Japanese Beer

S Koreans Boycott Japanese Beer (ニュース)
JAPAN TODAY
 
SEOUL - Beer-loving South Koreans angered by a trade row with Tokyo are boycotting Japanese brews in a surge of patriotism that has even seen popular beauty bloggers targeted.
Japan t...

Other [20/7 14:58] More

Japan Election: Surge Of Women Candidates Could Reshape Male-Dominated Parliament

Japan Election: Surge Of Women Candidates Could Reshape Male-Dominated Parliament (ニュース)
CNN
 
 (CNN)One of the world's most unequal parliaments could be about to get a lot more female, or ... maybe not.
A record number of women are running for office in Japan's general election on Sun...

Other [20/7 14:26] More

Japan Is Among the World's Safest Countries, Though It Has a Grisly Record of Mass Violence

Japan Is Among the World's Safest Countries, Though It Has a Grisly Record of Mass Violence (ニュース)
TIME
 
A 41-year-old man shouting “you die!” ran into an anime studio in Kyoto and set it ablaze Thursday morning, killing 33 people and injuring 36 others.
Police said the man sprayed sprayed an u...

Event [20/7 13:48] More

China May Be Courting Japan To Cooperate With Belt And Road To Allay Controversy After Yuan Clearing Deal

China May Be Courting Japan To Cooperate With Belt And Road To Allay Controversy After Yuan Clearing Deal (仕事)
SCMP
 
The People’s Bank of China last month named MUFG Bank as the first yuan clearing bank in Japan, and only the second non-Chinese bank after JPMorganPresident Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initia...

Event [19/7 12:04] More

Japan Urges G-7 To Think Beyond Existing Rules In Dealing With Libra

Japan Urges G-7 To Think Beyond Existing Rules In Dealing With Libra (仕事)
CNBC
 
Key PointsJapanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday urged his G-7 counterparts to make a comprehensive assessment of Facebook’s Libra digital currency for any fresh challenges that cou...

Other [19/7 11:23] More

Hilton Tokyo Offers 'Happy Honey-Holic' Summer Dessert Buffet

Hilton Tokyo Offers 'Happy Honey-Holic' Summer Dessert Buffet (ニュース)
JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Hilton Tokyo’s latest dessert buffet wonderland “Happy Honey-holic” is being served all summer in the first-floor Marble Lounge. The entrance is marked by the sunflower frame ...

Gourmet [19/7 10:57] More

Bubble Tea Amusement Park To Open In Harajuku, Promises To Be The “Tapioca Land Of Your Dreams”

Bubble Tea Amusement Park To Open In Harajuku, Promises To Be The “Tapioca Land Of Your Dreams” (ニュース)
SORA NEWS
 
Boba fans won’t want to miss this!
Tapioca tea, also known as boba or bubble tea depending on who you’re talking to, has been a popular drink in other parts of Asia and in Asian communi...

Cafe [19/7 10:18] More

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