Thu, 24 May 2018 01:00:00
Anyone can wear trousers at Japanese schools
Things are changing in the world of school uniforms, with students allowed to choose skirts or trousers regardless of their gender. Schools are welcoming these moves, which are made out of consideration for transgender students, as well as overall needs for comfort and functionality.
Thu, 24 May 2018 01:00:00
Tokyu sharpens focus on housing
JAPAN-based Tokyu Corporation plans to spend as much as US$100 million a year over the next three years to expand its investments in Thailand and elsewhere in the Asean region with a focus on residential property, the company’s director and senior managing executive officer, Toshiyuki Hoshino, said yesterday.
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:49:55
Japan’s Hello Kitty-themed bullet train debuts this June
Everyone’s favorite Sanrio character will be charming commuters next month, as the West Japan Railway Co. announced last Friday that a Hello Kitty-themed bullet train will begin its operations by June 30.
Tue, 22 May 2018 07:58:46
Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9bn deal
Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire the music publishing firm and record label EMI for a price of around $1.9 billion.
Mon, 21 May 2018 22:21:03
Top seeds Japan in ominous form at Uber Cup
No 1 seeds Japan whitewashed Canada 5-0 for their second straight win to dominate Group A in the Uber Cup at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Monday.
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:57:06
One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at Everest
Kathmandu - A celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said Monday.
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:00:00
Summer on a plate
Michelin Plate Yamazato restaurant at The Okura Prestige Bangkok is celebrating Japan’s summer with the Early Summer Gozen lunch and a multi-course Kaiseki dinner that will be available from June 4 to 24.
Mon, 21 May 2018 07:55:18
Japan-US trade surplus edges up in April
Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the US edged up in April, government data showed Monday, after Tokyo warned it may take retaliatory measures against US tariffs.
Sat, 19 May 2018 01:00:00
ANZ sells majority stake in JV bank in Cambodia
AUSTRALIA and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has announced that it had reached an agreement to sell its 55 per cent stake in Cambodian joint venture ANZ Royal Bank to J Trust, a Japanese holding company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Fri, 18 May 2018 07:39:02
Japan inflation slows in April to 0.7%
Japan's consumer prices edged up 0.7 percent in April, government data showed Friday, weaker than in previous months and still far below a longstanding target.
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:43:01
Far from zen: Japan monk sues temple for overwork
A Japanese monk is suing his temple, claiming he was forced to work non-stop catering to visiting tourists and that the heavy workload gave him depression, his lawyer told AFP on Thursday.
Thu, 17 May 2018 12:02:32
Japanese chef makes a splash in Milan
A talent search for chefs in the world came to an exhilarating close on last Sunday after three rounds of competitive cooking throughout the weekend, with Yasuhiro Fujio announced as the S Pellegrino Young Chef 2018.
Thu, 17 May 2018 01:00:00
Social media eyed to stop youth suicides in Japan
Thirty per cent of prefectures, ordinance-designated cities and prefectural capitals in Japan are using or plan to use social media to counsel young people and others who are contemplating suicide, a Yomiuri Shimbun survey has found.
Tue, 15 May 2018 14:57:56
Struggling Toshiba returns to black, avoids delisting
Struggling Japanese conglomerate Toshiba said Tuesday it had bounced back into the black after a disastrous year and will avoid a humiliating delisting from the Tokyo stock exchange.
Tue, 15 May 2018 01:00:00
Japan nationalised stolen islands
Re: “Japan, China must build mutual confidence”, Opinion, May 13 (Yomiuri Shimbun).