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4 More Arrested Over Tokyo Olympics Bid Rigging

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Prosecutors arrested a former operations executive at the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee and three others on Wednesday over bid-rigging allegations, as yet another corruption scandal surfaces in the wake of the global sports event.
Tokyo prosecutors arrested the former executiv...

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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Film Sells Over 10 Million Tickets in Japan

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ANIME NEWS NETWORK
 
 
 
Film has earned 13.4 billion yen in 87 days in Japanese box office
 
Makoto Shinkai's Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) anime film has earned about 13.4 billion yen (about US$101 million) and has sold over 10 million tickets as of Sunday, its 87th day in the Japanese box office...

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Philippines To Send Robbery Suspects To Japan On Feb. 7

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KYODO NEWS
 
The Philippines is expected to repatriate at least two of four Japanese detainees believed to be involved in a string of robberies across Japan as early as Tuesday, investigative sources said Sunday.
The remaining two, including Yuki Watanabe, 38, considered a leader in a fraud group...

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Japan Caps Prices On Russian Oil Products

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NHK
 
Japan is joining with other nations to further pressure Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. Officials have put price caps on Russian oil products following similar steps by other Group of Seven nations, the European Union and Australia.
Diesel fuel and other products will be capped at 100 ...

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Japan, Philippines Near Comprehensive Agreement on Joint Disaster Drills

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JAPAN NEWS
 
The Japanese and Philippine governments, ahead of a summit meeting scheduled for Thursday in Tokyo, have entered the final stage of reaching a comprehensive agreement that smooths the process for implementing joint drills in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, several Japan ...

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Japan PM Fires Aide Over Derogatory LGBT Remarks

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BBC
 
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has fired a government aide who made derogatory remarks about LGBT couples.
Masayoshi Arai reportedly said he would not want to live next to, or look at, people in same-sex relationships.
Mr Arai also warned that permitting gay marriage in Japan would le...

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Japan's Foreign Minister Invited To Visit China

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said Friday he has received an invitation from his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang to visit China, as the two countries move toward stabilizing ties.
Hayashi told a press conference that Tokyo will "continue to coordinate" with Beijing on a da...

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Increase Tourism Visits To Japan Through Digital Technology: JTB Corp

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ANTARA NEWS
 
A tour and travel company in Japan encourages the use of digital technology to increase tourist visits to the country to help promote post-pandemic economic recovery.
"That is because the development of digital technology is currently helping to facilitate the tourism sector," Head ...

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Low Immunity, Overwhelmed Hospitals Fuel Covid-19 Deaths In Ageing Japan

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BBC
 
Low immunity against Covid-19 and a growing population of frail elderly is driving a surge in coronavirus deaths in Japan which had, for a long time, upheld some of the strictest pandemic restrictions.
Japan once boasted one of the lowest Covid mortality rates, but the figure has been trend...

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Japanese Shoemakers Celebrate Value Of Repairs With Nod To King Charles

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Britain's new monarch has long been known for his penchant for getting favorite old shoes and clothes repaired rather than thrown out, but now the practice has taken off in Japan, at least among shoemakers, who are offering to bring precious footwear back to life with what they have...

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