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Trump’s scrapping of TPP complicates Japan’s trade, growth options With Trump’s resolve to kill the TPP trade deal, analysts say Abe’s best chance at overcoming the setback lies in tapping into the business orientation ...... Pubdate:

Emperor’s abdication highlights the inconvenience behind the country’s Imperial naming system For two weeks the media has been buzzing about the news that Emperor Akihito will abdicate before 2019. Initially, it was reported that he’d step ...... Pubdate:

In uncertain times, Japan opts to save A funny thing happened on the way to the marketplace. The crowd thinned out. Consumption? Been there, done that. Enough. It’s a watershed. Minimal consumption ...... Pubdate:

Weekend exercise on a par with daily workouts People who exercise mainly on the weekends may reap significant health and survival benefits, on par with people who work out more regularly, researchers said ...... Pubdate:

Stress mounts as fees fall in Japan for home deliveries The rise of online retailers has led to a race to the bottom for home delivery firms desperate to hold on to the huge amount ...... Pubdate:

Toshiba stuck with billions in unsold gas on top of nuclear troubles Toshiba Corp. is seeking help from a large buyer of liquefied natural gas to avoid billions in potential losses if it can’t sell American gas ...... Pubdate:

Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ...... Pubdate:

South Korean culture minister resigns after arrest over alleged blacklist of artists who criticized Park South Korea’s culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a “blacklist” of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park ...... Pubdate:

Crane falls on building with spent nuclear fuel at Takahama plant A crane collapsed Friday at the Takahama nuclear power station in Fukui Prefecture, damaging a building housing spent fuel.... Pubdate:

Trump, now president, pledges to put America first in nationalist speech Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist ...... Pubdate:

U.S. chopper makes emergency landing in Okinawa A U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing on Okinawa’s Ikei Island, the second such incident involving U.S. aircraft in just over a month in ...... Pubdate:

10 rescued from Italian hotel buried by avalanche; four dead; at least 16 still trapped After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of their avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as ...... Pubdate:

Full transcript of Donald Trump’s inaugural address President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, as delivered: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, ...... Pubdate:

Ministry disciplines seven bureaucrats over ‘amakudari’ corruption scandal The education ministry took disciplinary action Friday against seven senior bureaucrats over their involvement in illegally negotiating to secure their colleague a post-retirement university job. ...... Pubdate:

Marchers in Tokyo brave chilly weather to bid farewell to Obama Ahead of the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump in America, members of Democrats Abroad Japan marched Friday evening to express appreciation to outgoing President Barack ...... Pubdate:

Japan ratifies TPP despite bleak outlook under Trump Ratification comes hours before the inauguration of Donald Trump, who is against the trade deal, as U.S. president.... Pubdate:

Koike targets former governor Ishihara in Toyosu probe The Tokyo governor seeks answers in court as to whether her predecessor caused the Tsukiji fish market relocation fiasco.... Pubdate:

Echoes of 1980s trade war seen in Trump comments on Japan This is the first of a five-part series on Japan’s efforts to assess the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump. As a presidential candidate, Donald ...... Pubdate:

Confidante says Emperor told him he wants abdication option codified for future monarchs Mototsugu Akashi, an 83-year-old retiree in Tokyo, received a call at around 10 p.m. on July 21 at home from the most unexpected, unlikely caller: ...... Pubdate:

Toyota chairman says fuel cell cars need more time to catch on Toyota Motor Corp. Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, known as the “father of the Prius” for his work on the world’s best-selling hybrid car, said fuel cell ...... Pubdate:

Three dead, 20 injured after driver aims for pedestrians in Melbourne A man deliberately drove into pedestrians, killing three — possibly including a young child — and injuring at least 20 on a busy street in ...... Pubdate:

Alibaba dives into mass marketing with reported $800 million Olympic sponsorship deal Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s deal to sponsor the Olympic Games through 2028 is said to be worth $800 million, according to a person familiar with ...... Pubdate:

Record 9.4 million foreign tourists visited Osaka in 2016 Over 9.4 million foreign tourists visited Osaka last year, the largest number ever, Osaka tourism authorities announced earlier this week. The figure represents a 31 ...... Pubdate:

City of Obama holds onto that hope U.S. leader will visit People in the coastal city of Obama, Fukui Prefecture, are calling on departing U.S. President Barack Obama to visit so they can show their appreciation ...... Pubdate:

It’s never too early to check when cherry blossoms will bloom Most parts of the country are now in the freeze-dried depths of winter, with Hokkaido and some areas on the Sea of Japan coast thickly ...... Pubdate:

Ozeki Kisenosato clinches first title Ozeki Kisenosato dispatched maegashira Ichinojo on Saturday and then cashed in on a slip-up by yokozuna Hakuho to capture his long-awaited first championship at the ...... Pubdate:

Ski jumper Ito soars to another World Cup victory over rival Takanashi Yuki Ito earned her second straight World Cup win on Saturday, beating Sara Takanashi by 0.8 points for her third career win — all coming ...... Pubdate:

Balanced scoring guides Alvark past B-Corsairs There are games when almost everything goes right for an offense. Saturday was one of those games for the Alvark Tokyo. Six Alvark players reached ...... Pubdate:

Sungoliath, Wild Knights reach All-Japan Championship final The 54th All-Japan Championship final will feature a matchup between two of rugby’s greatest-ever back-row forwards following Saturday’s semifinals at Hanazono Rugby Ground. George Smith’s ...... Pubdate:

Nadal rallies past Zverev to reach fourth round Rafael Nadal held back time, for one tournament at least, when he rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 6-2 win over German teenager ...... Pubdate:

Nelson, Adams likely to be game-time call for Packers The Green Bay Packers may not know the status of injured receivers Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison until just before the NFC Championship ...... Pubdate:

Nets crush Pelicans, end slide The Brooklyn Nets didn’t have to worry about a fourth-quarter flop this time. Brook Lopez and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points apiece and the Nets ...... Pubdate:

Legendary sports columnist Edwin Pope dies at 88 Edwin Pope, an award-winning sports columnist who covered the first 47 Super Bowls and spent more than 50 years with the Miami Herald, has died ...... Pubdate:

Penguins blast Hurricanes The Pittsburgh Penguins have been beatable away from home this season. Good thing for them this felt nothing like a road game. Phil Kessel had ...... Pubdate:

Chen sets record in short program at U.S. nationals Hyped as the future of men’s skating, Nathan Chen put the sport on notice that his time is now. Chen dazzled and dominated as he ...... Pubdate:

Mayer victorious in super-G Matthias Mayer finally managed to get over last season’s horrifying downhill crash, giving the host country a winning start to the traditional Hahnenkamm races on ...... Pubdate:

Darvish rules out playing in World Baseball Classic Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish said Friday he is healthy and looking forward to the new season, but confirmed he will play no part in ...... Pubdate:

Late slugger Daryl Spencer brought passion, pride, power to Hankyu Braves The Baseball Bullet-In this week remembers Daryl Spencer, the former Hankyu Braves slugger who died Jan. 2 in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 88. ...... Pubdate:

Ito triumphs in ski jump event Yuki Ito came from behind to capture her second title of the season on home soil on the first day of a women’s World Cup ...... Pubdate:

Leader Kisenosato improves to 12-1 as Goeido withdraws from tournament Kisenosato’s hopes of capturing his first championship title were given another boost after his scheduled opponent on Friday, fellow ozeki Goeido, withdrew from the New ...... Pubdate:

Tomoki Kameda lines up March bout with Thailand’s Tawatchai Former WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda will return to the Japanese ring on March 10 in an IBF super bantamweight non-title bout against Mike Tawatchai ...... Pubdate:

Guardiola looking for right formula after Everton rout As Manchester City was being taught a football lesson by Everton last Sunday, the television cameras panned to Pep Guardiola in the visitors’ dugout. For ...... Pubdate:

Grabner nets pair as Rangers whip Leafs Michael Grabner punished his former team while adding to a terrific start to the season. Grabner scored two goals to help the New York Rangers ...... Pubdate:

Spurs lose Gasol to broken finger, still down Nuggets The San Antonio Spurs got a glimpse of their future and it was both encouraging and daunting. Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, rookie Dejounte Murray ...... Pubdate:

Raiders file papers for move to Las Vegas The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. The NFL and officials in Nevada confirmed Thursday that the team is asking league ...... Pubdate:

Murray eases injury worries with solid win over Querrey Top seed Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory over power-hitting American Sam Querrey on Friday. Murray, ...... Pubdate:

The long goodbye: making sense of Brexit from Japan What Brexit will mean in practice remains a mystery. Also unknown is what effect — if any — Britain's divorce from the EU will have ...... Pubdate:

Re-entry to U.S. can be tough for a Tokyo Man drunk on white privilege There is a price this former Tokyoite pays for being home. Because in America, being white can be less than a privilege — it is ...... Pubdate:

Your expat vote can make a difference to those back home with skin in the game Voting from abroad invites us to ask what our citizenship means to us and how best to engage with a home country still familiar in ...... Pubdate:

Examining a year in the life of the country’s Diet When not trying to get elected, Japan’s 700-plus Diet members (475 in the House of Representatives, 242 in the House of Councilors) conduct the weighty ...... Pubdate:

Trucker girls One cold rainy night in Tokyo’s Koto Ward, two tiny kittens were rescued from inside the hood of a truck in a parking lot. Sitting ...... Pubdate:

Secondhand bookshop exorcizing ghosts of the past The first floor of the crumbling art deco building where my daughter lives in Riga, Latvia, houses a well-patronized secondhand English bookstore. I’ve bought several ...... Pubdate:

Views from Nagoya: What are your resolutions and/or hopes for 2017? Stephen Carr asked people in Sakae, the entertainment district of Nagoya, what their resolutions and/or hopes were for 2017. Rodo Bustios Salsa dance studio owner, ...... Pubdate:

Japan’s human rights issues fared better in 2016 Welcome back to JBC’s annual countdown of the top issues as they affected Non-Japanese (NJ) residents of Japan. We had some brighter spots this year ...... Pubdate:

Flying high: a dog named Tsubame Tsubame is a dear dog that came to ARK three years ago when her owner moved to housing that wouldn’t permit this sweetheart to come ...... Pubdate:

Getting too cozy to the next-door neighbors In its Dec. 20 issue, Asahi Shimbun reported on a couple in their 60s living in Saitama City. Two years ago their neighbor installed an ...... Pubdate:

Worrying times for job security in Japan The year 2016 was no walk in the park for workers nationwide. At one extreme, we have Matsuri Takahashi, a 24-year-old worker who felt she ...... Pubdate:

Discovering the mystery behind ‘Goat Island’ in the Seto Inland Sea There was a man living on a small island in the Seto Inland Sea who had a goat. He was not an old man, and ...... Pubdate:

Days of laughter: Cat Parco finds a family Parco, first featured here in September, has found a home in Tokyo with Osamu Ando and his wife, Kanae.... Pubdate:

Quotes of 2016, from ‘Die, Japan’ to ‘Trump shock’ Some of the good, bad and ugly of what various people said or shouted out loud in 2016.... Pubdate:

Merman with an ‘M’: a red tabbie in need of a home Red tabbies are often very fun-loving, and 7-year-old Merman is no exception.... Pubdate:

A ‘Big Bang’ in the ring kicks it old school in Japan American 'joshi puroresu' follows her dreams and finds fresh challenges in the 'mecca of wrestling'... Pubdate:

When pollen attacks! Experts reveal new approaches to combating hay fever With the allergy season just around the corner, we examine the latest attempts to stem one of the country's most irritating problems.... Pubdate:

Purified by the water and fire of Japan in Wakayama On the polished stones of Ojigahama Beach in Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture, a group of men stand in the February cold. Dressed in long athletic coats ...... Pubdate:

A winter visit to Athens offers a pleasant alternative As a seaside metropolis with a lively outdoor vibe and dozens of picturesque islands beckoning nearby, Athens is more often considered a summer tourist destination ...... Pubdate:

New releases for wintry nights in Bring on the virtual terror New “Biohazard” (“Resident Evil” in the West) games are always a very big deal, so it’s no surprise that “Resident ...... Pubdate:

Shopping habits hurt endangered species The hidden danger to wildlife posed by imported consumer goods — an espresso coffee in Beijing, a tofu salad in Chicago — can now be ...... Pubdate:

Chanoyu master Randy Channell Soei: The way of tea ‘offers a whole other life’ Tea ceremony expert on the importance of guests.... Pubdate:

‘Oden’: Japan’s traditional winter fast food The shelves of Japan’s convenience stores change with the seasons, but winter brings a particularly unusual addition: stainless steel food warmers installed next to the ...... Pubdate:

Tempura Yokota: The taste of tradition in a fast-changing neighborhood The sign on the street outside Tempura Yokota and the elevator up to the restaurant are as modern as they come. But the patinated sliding ...... Pubdate:

The discovery of umami: How MSG changed the culinary world Japan is renowned for its exceptional food culture and Tokyo is the nation’s culinary crown jewel. The capital has been awarded more Michelin stars that ...... Pubdate:

ici: sophisticated French cuisine at bistro prices The backstreets of Ebisu do not lack for great French cuisine. So how can a tiny new restaurant put itself on the map in such ...... Pubdate:

Chocolate and ‘yakisoba’ just can’t work out their differences Here’s a sure-fire way to make sure your Valentine’s Day crush never replies to you: Tell them you’ll cook them some chocolate yakisoba (fried noodles). ...... Pubdate:

American aspires to fulfill childhood dream as geisha in Japan In modern times joining the fascinating yet cloistered world of a geisha — even for young Japanese girls — is rare indeed. But if you ...... Pubdate:

Shiritori: a simple game that’s great for practicing your Japanese vocab It’s a game that can be played anytime, anywhere. All you need is two players, some rudimentary kana knowledge — and a lot of words.... Pubdate:

Do not disturb: Mind your ‘jamas’ and ‘shitsureis’ as you come and go in Japan Introducing two expressions used in formal comings and goings: おじゃまします and 失礼(しつれい)します.... Pubdate:

‘Your Name.’ becomes China’s No. 1 Japanese film The Japanese anime film “Your Name.” is now the highest-grossing Japanese movie of all time in China.... Pubdate:

Let’s discuss 119 emergency calls Some callers just want a ride. Others are lonely and simply want to chat. The problem? They’ve called 119.... Pubdate:

Turning YouTube into yen: Can vloggers become the new foreign correspondents? In 2015, Sharla of the YouTube channel Sharla In Japan found herself juggling two careers. Since 2011, the Canadian-born creator had been making videos about ...... Pubdate:

Curtain call: Examining the evolution of Japan’s humble ‘noren’ The shōtengai (shopping street) in Katsuyama, a rural hamlet located on the banks of the Asahi River in Okayama Prefecture, wouldn’t look completely out of ...... Pubdate:

Echigo-Tsumari: Creative adventures on the art field It’s winter. Inclement weather in December far north of Tokyo should come as no surprise: the farms and forests are normally blanketed in snow. So ...... Pubdate:

Don’t let winter stop you from going out It’s the coldest part of the year in Japan. Combine frigid weather with cramped apartments, rambunctious kids and a dose of cabin fever and you ...... Pubdate:

The triumphant second coming of Endo’s ‘Silence’ Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of “Silence,” Shusaku Endo’s tale of Catholic missionaries suffering brutal repression in 17th-century Japan, has met with mixed reviews. Some have found ...... Pubdate:

Japanese folklore meets anime in Kyoto The colors were jarring. Beneath the vermillion torii gates of Kyoto’s Shimogamo Shrine and surrounded by the olive broadleaves of Tadasu Forest was a pool ...... Pubdate:

‘Wrong About Japan’: A travelogue from the home of anime, manga and ‘otaku’ “Wrong About Japan” was not universally appreciated when it was first published in 2005, but time has proven it to be a small, highly original ...... Pubdate:

‘Picture Bride Stories’: Stories of the resilient women who traded Japan for the cane fields of Hawaii “I thought if there was a way to walk across the ocean (back) to Japan, I would have done so.” This is how Haruno Tazawa ...... Pubdate:

Sumito Yamashita claims 156th Akutagawa Prize The 156th Akutagawa Prize was awarded to 50-year-old author Sumito Yamashita for his book “Shinsekai (New World),” which explores his teenage experiences, the selection committee ...... Pubdate:

‘Your Name.’ to be released with English subtitles Makoto Shinkai’s animated film “Your Name.” continues to win over audiences in Asia, and now has its sights set on dominating North America, too. Distributor ...... Pubdate:

‘Lambada’ singer Braz found dead in torched car in Brazil The singer of Latin pop hit “La Lambada,” Loalwa Braz, was found dead Thursday in a burned-out car in her native Brazil, police and media ...... Pubdate:

Sion Sono swan dives into Shinjuku’s chaos Celebrated abroad for films that mash up everything from extreme sex and gore to Christian imagery and classical music, Sion Sono has emerged as one ...... Pubdate:

Madame Tussauds unveils wax figure of Trump London’s Madame Tussauds museum has unveiled a wax figure of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump days ahead of his inauguration. The figure, dressed in a navy ...... Pubdate:

Shinya Tsukamoto and the song of ‘Silence’ Since his early films, such as “Tetsuo: The Iron Man” (1989) and “Tetsuo II: Body Hammer” (1992), pioneered the cyberpunk genre with a crazed energy ...... Pubdate:

‘Hamon: Yakuza Boogie’: Dancing around the gangster issue Over the years, acquaintances of mine have boasted of their brushes with local gangsters. But few, I would wager, have become pals with one. Yakuza ...... Pubdate:

‘Doctor Strange’: When seeing is not always believing In case you’re wondering if the entire superhero film genre is being monopolized by Marvel, it is my regrettable duty to tell you that it ...... Pubdate:

‘Silence’: A test of faith — and of patience After spending nearly 30 years shepherding his adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s “Silence” to the screen, Martin Scorsese may be starting to feel as forsaken as ...... Pubdate:

The truth is still out there “The truth is out there.” This tagline to the sci-fi TV series “The X-Files” used to give me chills when it was first aired on ...... Pubdate:

The new testament to Bowie’s star power “I was probably stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something,” the younger Bowie once said about “a major ...... Pubdate:

Taking an art trip through time “The State of This World: Thought and the Arts,” the second of the Ashiya City Museum of Art and History’s “Art Trip” exhibitions, this time ...... Pubdate:

‘Eternal Treasures from Kasugataisha Shrine’ Jan. 17-March 12 Registered in 1998 as a World Heritage Site, Kasuga Grand Shrine was built in the eighth century as a prayer offering for ...... Pubdate:

‘Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life’ Jan. 21-May 7 American artist Elizabeth Peyton gained much acclaim for her prints, paintings and sketches during the early 1990s, but it is her portraiture ...... Pubdate:

Relief for Minamata victims The government has done a poor job of identifying and providing relief to victims of Minamata disease.... Pubdate:

Why hacking Trump might not be easy Donald Trump's quip about using couriers instead of email may not be such a bad idea.... Pubdate:

Asia’s newest fear: a Trump currency war Having called out China as a currency manipulator, U.S. President Donald Trump now says the dollar is too strong.... Pubdate:

An economic policy for Trump As Donald Trump assumes the U.S. presidency, a group of 35 prominent international business leaders is stepping forward to defend open markets, endorse the fight ...... Pubdate:

Crisis in Gambia Yayha Jammeh, who lost Gambia's presidential election last month, should honor the people's will by stepping down.... Pubdate:

End of an era in Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness set a powerful example for all Northern Irish politicians and he will be missed, no matter who replaces him.... Pubdate:

The media must embrace a new mission Trump's much-derided, frequently written off and ultimately successful candidacy has exposed the intellectual inadequacies and political perils of mono-journalism.... Pubdate:

Varied agenda in wage talks Overwork and pay raises are major issues in this year's union-management wage negotiations.... Pubdate:

Trump versus Paris accord Combating climate change isn't high on Donald Trump's to-do list.... Pubdate:

China’s growth obsession leaves toxic legacy China's addiction to stop-go economic policies is leaving a legacy of environmental destruction.... Pubdate:

U.N. Charter’s anachronistic enemy state clauses It's high time the U.N. shed its image as an institution created by the victorious Allied powers and create a level playing field for all ...... Pubdate:

Oxfam rings alarm bells Oxfam shouldn't underestimate the power of "big philanthropy" in helping the world's poorest people.... Pubdate:

What Obama deserves credit for — and doesn’t Did the departing U.S. president create national dysfunction, or was he just its victim?... Pubdate:

Obama: more war than peace Obama has handed down to Trump more theaters of war than he inherited from Bush.... Pubdate:

Trump is the water beetle of American politics Trump's feral cunning in manipulating the masses is instinctive, and his presidential term will be as novel as his campaign was.... Pubdate:

Perilous South China Sea plan If the U.S. pursues U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson's South China Sea position as policy, it will almost certainly mean high tension, instability ...... Pubdate:

Easing Asia-Pacific tensions Improved Japan-China relations will be all the more important given the shadow of uncertainty over the international political landscape cast by the incoming U.S. administration ...... Pubdate:

Trump’s populist nationalism The American dream of a fairer, more peaceful "new world order" is over.... Pubdate:

Three rules of resistance against the new regime It's time for Americans who oppose the Trump administration to get serious.... Pubdate:

The fortunate few and the forgotten many The message for the super rich gathered in Davos should be clear: Building a more inclusive economy requires redistribution of wealth.... Pubdate:

Is Davos man ready for a Xi change? China's president is the star attraction, but selling the Beijing consensus to the Davos elite won't be easy.... Pubdate:








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