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Budget heads for yet another new high in fiscal 2018 The general-account budget for fiscal 2018 is expected to set a new high for the sixth consecutive year due mainly to higher social security spending.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:28:59 +0900

Heart of gold: The Ginza Line celebrates its 90th birthday East Asia's first subway line has been at the center of Tokyo's development since itsinception in December 1927.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:03:53 +0900

Why do some old men age disgracefully? It’s a universal belief that life is unfair, though there are many ways in which people manifest this belief. Some withdraw from the world, while ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:02:20 +0900

Showa’s not giving up without a fight The government has decided that the 31st year of Heisei will end with the abdication of Emperor Akihito 120 days into 2019, on April 30. ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:01:35 +0900

Getting to the bottom of a viral slippery game show’s popularity No aspect of Japanese pop culture titillates the world more than the country’s game shows. From references on “The Simpson’s” to inspiring Western riffs on ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:44:48 +0900

‘Book With No Pictures’ is leaving kids in stitches Picture-less book a hit with kids A book titled “えがないえほん” (“E ga Nai Ehon,” or “The Book With No Pictures”) has been leaving children nationwide ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:42:04 +0900

Japan’s historical resistance to Christianity Jesus and Japan go back a long way, longer than you’d think if you don’t happen to know of a peculiar legend that has the ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:32:17 +0900

Iron quality-control flaw suspected at scandal-hit Kobe Steel plant A certification body for the International Organization for Standardization has found a potentially severe quality control flaw at a Kobe Steel iron powder plant at ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:23:28 +0900

Kumamoto ‘baby hatch’ hospital proposes anonymous childbirth The hospital in Kumamoto that hosts Japan’s only “baby hatch” is lobbying for a way to let women in unwanted pregnancies anonymously give birth.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:32:36 +0900

Nearly 70% oppose Diet actions directed at constitutional revision in 2018: survey A survey finds that nearly 70 percent of the public is against the Diet taking action toward amending the Constitution next year.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:11:44 +0900

Mitsubishi Regional Jet faces first order cancellation Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. President Shunichi Miyanaga said Friday its airplane subsidiary was facing its first cancellation for the delay-plagued Mitsubishi Regional Jet.“We expect to ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:11:00 +0900

Thai teen ordered to leave Japan gets permit to stay another year A Thai teen who has been fighting deportation since 2014 receives a mysterious permit from the Immigration Bureau allowing him to stay for another year.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:43:51 +0900

Japan to run for 2023-2024 seat on UNSC, continue reform push Japan will contest the election for a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council from 2023 to 2024 after its current two-year term closes at ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:20:08 +0900

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters? An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:51:29 +0900

20 years on, the Kyoto Protocol initiated awareness In the midst of serious news about North Korean missiles and constitutional revision, as well as a steady diet of BLT (bright, light and trite) ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:33:57 +0900

Myanmar faces mounting calls for release of Reuters journalists U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that the United States was demanding “the immediate release” of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:28:53 +0900

Rich will get even richer unless policies change, report says Global income inequality has worsened over the past four decades, a report finds, with the wealthiest 1 percent of the world’s population capturing twice as ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:15:48 +0900

World unites against North Korean nuke ambitions — but Pyongyang refuses to budge North Korea’s friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:14:49 +0900

Huge U.S. tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:42:46 +0900

Tomioka Hachimangu murder-suicide suspect sent letters seeking chief priest sister’s expulsion to shrines across Japan The suspect in the murder-suicide at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine sent about 2,800 letters demanding his sister be expelled as chief priest to shrines across Japan, ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:24:34 +0900

Business confidence of big firms at 11-year high: tankan Buoyed by robust exports, Japan’s manufacturers are the most confident they’ve been since 2006, the BOJ’s latest tankan survey shows.... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:19:52 +0900

Big data, bullet trains and defense deepen India-Japan strategic ties Many of the cargo containers passing through India’s busiest port in Mumbai have a small piece of Japan Inc. attached: Devices from NEC Corp. that ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:40:55 +0900

Japan’s top court rules that failed horse racing bets are tax deductible A Hokkaido civil servant wins his lawsuit against the National Tax Agency as the Supreme Court rules that losses on horse bets can be treated ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:29:47 +0900

In wake of hair-color lawsuit, groups launch bid to combat Japan’s ‘unreasonable’ school rules A pair of nonprofit organizations announced Thursday they have launched a project aimed at combating unreasonable school rules, such as banning certain hairstyles and setting ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:05:04 +0900

In-flight sexual assaults often unreported, especially in Asia When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:04:41 +0900

Nara court dismisses lawsuit over child born using IVF egg without father’s consent A family court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who sought to reject a parental relationship with his child because his estranged ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:46:54 +0900

GMO Internet to start paying its employees’ salaries partially in bitcoin A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees’ salaries in bitcoin as it aims to get a better understanding of the virtual currency, ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:40:12 +0900

Controversial tweet by Takafumi Horie puts nursery teachers’ low pay back in spotlight “It’s a job anyone can do.”So tweeted entrepreneur Takafumi Horie in October about nursery teachers, immediately triggering a firestorm online that put the issue of ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:19:49 +0900

More restaurant chains go smoke-free ahead of 2020 Games, but izakaya reluctant to alienate customers who drink and smoke More and more major restaurant chains are making their outlets completely smoke-free ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.The central and Tokyo Metropolitan ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:59:17 +0900

Tokyo freezes assets of 19 more North Korean institutions Tokyo imposes fresh sanctions on Pyongyang by freezing the assets of 19 North Korean institutions.... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:28:09 +0900

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy An Australian inquiry into child abuse on Friday recommended that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:07:56 +0900

South Korea crushes Japan in E-1 Football Championship final Japan failed to win the E-1 Football Championship after collapsing 4-1 against South Korea on Saturday on the final day of the tournament.Japan headed into ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:46:22 +0900

Tomokazu Harimoto ousted in quarterfinals at ITTF World Tour Grand Finals Tomokazu Harimoto crashed out in the men’s singles quarterfinals on Saturday at the season-ending ITTF World Tour Grand Finals.Ranked 17th in the world, the 14-year-old ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:58:22 +0900

SeaHorses outplay Albirex, improve to 19-3 Strength in numbers led the title-chasing SeaHorses Mikawa past the Niigata Albirex BB on Saturday afternoon.The SeaHorses had six double-digit scorers and four players with ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:46:47 +0900

Ryuta Iiyama sparks Green Rockets in victory over Eagles Two tries from debutant Ryuta Iiyama helped the NEC Green Rockets beat the Canon Eagles 25-20 in the Japan Rugby Top League on Saturday at ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:26:46 +0900

Giants deal left-hander Matt Moore to Rangers Texas acquired Matt Moore in a trade with the San Francisco Giants on Friday, raising the possibility of four left-handers in the Rangers’ rotation.“As far ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:50:54 +0900

FIFA suspends Brazil soccer chief Marco Polo del Nero Marco Polo del Nero was suspended as president of Brazil’s soccer confederation on Friday, two years after he was indicted in the United States on ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:49:43 +0900

Angels continue to spend, land Zack Cozart with 3-year deal After spending his entire career at shortstop in Cincinnati, Zack Cozart was willing to switch positions for the chance to join the Los Angeles Angels’ ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:33:55 +0900

Corey Schneider leads Devils past Sabres Corey Schneider and the New Jersey Devils rebounded quickly from an overtime loss the night before in Montreal and push aside the Dallas Stars.Schneider made ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:28:44 +0900

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson probed for workplace misconduct The Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson is under investigation for allegations of workplace misconduct.The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:17:29 +0900

NHL debuted 100 years ago It was a night of sticky ice, last-minute player signings and a small crowd.Such were the glitches when the NHL it made its debut 100 ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:00:32 +0900

Thunder outlast 76ers in triple overtime Russell Westbrook said goodbye to a three-overtime thriller and trolled Joel Embiid with a smile and a wave.“I was telling him, ‘Go home,’ ” Westbrook ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:45:54 +0900

Kasumi Ishikawa falls in quarterfinals at ITTF World Tour Grand Finals Kasumi Ishikawa, Japan’s top-ranked player, made a quarterfinal exit in the women’s singles at the season-ending ITTF World Tour Grand Finals on Friday.Fifth-ranked Ishikawa lost ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:45:56 +0900

Julian Mavunga provides big spark as Hannaryz outlast NeoPhoenix in overtime The Kyoto Hannaryz overcame a slow start and a 12-point deficit entering the fourth quarter.They rallied to force overtime and prevailed 69-64 over the host ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:59:52 +0900

North Korea women prevail over Japan in E-1 Football Championship final North Korea claimed its third straight women’s E-1 Football Championship title on Friday with a 2-0 win over Japan.Kim Yun Mi again proved the hero ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:44:15 +0900

Steve Smith steers Australia comeback in third Ashes test against England Steve Smith countered an early loss of Australia’s opening batsmen with a dominating 92 not out as the home side responded positively to England’s 403 ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:36:25 +0900

Roger Federer picked as BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Roger Federer has been voted BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for a record fourth time after an astonishing season during which he picked ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:00:22 +0900

Sean Dyche has Burnley moving in right direction The Visit Lancashire website lists as one of the things to see in Burnley as the “iconic Singing Ringing Tree which towers high above Burnley ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:41:43 +0900

Giants sign CL home-run champ Alex Guerrero The Yomiuri Giants have acquired infielder Alex Guerrero, who led the Central League in home runs this past season, the club announced Friday.Guerrero, who left ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:40:15 +0900

Brock Osweiler leads Broncos past Colts Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler played like a relaxed reliever on Thursday.He couldn’t have picked a better time. With Paxton Lynch inactive and Trevor Siemian ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:03:35 +0900

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son among new partners for David Beckham’s MLS expansion team David Beckham has a new trio of partners in his bid to bring a Major League Soccer club to Miami.The league said Thursday it had ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:52:57 +0900

Alex Chiasson, Capitals conquer Bruins in third period Alex Chiasson had already scored once when he blocked a shot on the penalty kill, gave the puck a little kick and went off toward ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:34:21 +0900

Taunts, tweets and tough talk: Japan’s quotes of 2017 Soundbites tell the story of a roller-coaster year for Japan, from its Diet to its dohyō.... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:57:05 +0900

Big red: a cat named Castor Castor is a presence to be reckoned with, and not only because he's a big, solid boy at over 5 kilograms. He's also big on ...... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:54:27 +0900

Looking back at 2017’s Trump-triggered resurgence in American activism in Japan The Women of the World March in January that brought hundreds onto the streets of Tokyo was the highlight of a year of action.... Pubdate: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:55:06 +0900

In Japan, rarefied manners abound but courtesy is less common Japanese manners are often remarked upon with awe and wonder by visitors, but you seldom hear a word about Japanese courtesy.... Pubdate: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:54:17 +0900

Can a death kill property value? The apartment in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, where police found the remains of nine bodies in late October is one of 12 units in a two-story ...... Pubdate: Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:20:39 +0900

Different constitutions, similar defect? The Meiji Constitution rise and fall of the affects contemporary constitutional attitudes.... Pubdate: Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:10:03 +0900

How do you find a missing spouse in Japan? A reader writes: “I live in Japan with my son. His father left us nine years ago. After a couple of months, he contacted me, ...... Pubdate: Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:09:49 +0900

The consummation of cool is a funny business for comedian Ike Nwala Turn on the TV in Japan and you’re likely to see a black face from time to time. Rarely will it be in a drama, ...... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:40:43 +0900

Students benefit from homestays without going overseas Traveling overseas for a homestay to brush up their English or try life in another culture has become almost de rigueur for Japanese students, with ...... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:39:26 +0900

Japan is seen through a lens warily in ‘You Only Live Twice,’ James Bond’s sole sojourn to Tokyo Beyond the kitsch, this 50-year-old film speaks volumes about how the West viewed a resurgent nation.... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:30:02 +0900

Edo Period ‘post town’ in Okayama re-imagines its past and reaps tourism dividends Yakage is the only preserved town along the Sanyo Road that survives in it's near-original form, and tourists are flocking there.... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:29:29 +0900

New love, new life: Scrooge finds a home in Shizuoka and a new name, Boo First featured here last year, 11-year-old Scrooge — now named Boo — has found a loving home in Shizuoka with the Shibata family.... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:28:13 +0900

You’re living in Japan — so now for something completely different In a way, foreign residents who gravitate toward a third culture are simply following in a fine Japanese tradition.... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:10:37 +0900

Views from Americans in Tokyo: Do you agree with the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? American citizens in Tokyo were asked whether they support the part of their nation's supreme law that guarantees their right to bear arms.... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:09:57 +0900

Solitary mosaic artist Takako Hirai chips away at expression In a cramped studio in Ravenna, Italy, Takako Hirai runs her finger along the cracks in a mosaic artwork depicting dappled light in a park. ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:58:38 +0900

Break with tradition and bring out the duck this Christmas These days, having chicken for Christmas dinner is quite commonplace in Japan, whether it’s made at home or carried there in a paper bucket. But ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:00:05 +0900

Den: ‘Ultimate home cooking’ taken to the next level Chef Zaiyu Hasegawa's leap into the unknown is now starting to look like a stroke of genius.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:54:41 +0900

Longrain: Getting the Thai savory, sweet, spicy and sour mix right Marrying good food and drinks with a buzzy style and easygoing ambience is a formula that works just as well in Tokyo as in Melbourne.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:52:53 +0900

Hokkaido’s unique konbu dials up the umami to 12 Fisherman Kazuaki Ida entered the No Borders Cafe in Rausu just as we were finishing cups of hot coffee on a rainy Hokkaido afternoon. He ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:50:14 +0900

7-Eleven’s Mint Crunky: A winning bet on mint working in winter This take on a classic Japanese confection comprises a fluffy chocolate exterior filled with a whipped mint filling studded with chocolate chips.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:48:59 +0900

Leave ordinary life behind at a Japanese garden in Oregon Visitors to the Portland Japanese Garden are invited to engage their senses in the subtleties of nature.... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:34:06 +0900

The Japanese fondness for conditionals Japanese seems to have developed a very special fondness for conditional constructions.... Pubdate: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:45:03 +0900

The difference between ‘〜 ga ii’ and ‘〜 de ii’ Making a point X is the top choice.... Pubdate: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:44:43 +0900

Dogo Onsen undergoes annual clean sweeping The annual "susuharai" took place at Dogo Onsen Honkan in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.... Pubdate: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:43:38 +0900

Let’s discuss the sumo industry Yokozuna Harumafuji retires after being accused of assault.... Pubdate: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:42:15 +0900

Artist Saeko Ando forms a bond with Vietnam Vietnamese lacquer is the medium Aichi-native Ando chose to bring to life artistic ideas.... Pubdate: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:58:49 +0900

With its tachinomiya tradition, is Tokyo ripe for a pintxos revolution? Enjoy these treats the Basque way — with a drink or two, a chat with strangers, and then move on to the next bar.... Pubdate: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:56:54 +0900

Hyoto Kyoto: Shabu-shabu with dashi to die for Before you set foot in Hyoto you can divine that they want to elevate shabu-shabu from a "great party dish" to a fine dining experience.... Pubdate: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:54:25 +0900

Cafe Antique: A modern take on the best of classic kissaten Like most independent cafes and kissaten (Japanese coffee shops), Cafe Antique is a labor of love for owner and chef Tatsuya Iwasaki.... Pubdate: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:52:06 +0900

Vladimir Mukhin offers Japan a culinary reminder that Russia is just next door Chef Vladimir Mukhin, who is spearheading a culinary revolution in Russia, speaks about the relationship between the two countries and the future of Russian cuisine.... Pubdate: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:50:43 +0900

Mister Donut’s Christmas Big Donut: A Christmas cake that won’t break the bank Mister Donut's clunkily titled Christmas Big Donut is available until Dec. 25.... Pubdate: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:48:35 +0900

Diego Pellecchia: When heavy metal and noh collide Noh scholar and practitioner talks about what noh, heavy metal and fantasy literature have in common.... Pubdate: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:32:07 +0900

Warming to Sugamo’s venerable shopping street Gifting, and therefore shopping for gifts, seems part of the gestalt of winter. In Tokyo, though, retail wonderlands tend to be packed and pricey, full ...... Pubdate: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:00:33 +0900

Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan In an old magazine photo, a baby enjoys “children’s heaven” — perched in a tank-shaped stroller and, the caption jokes, going to Manchuria. In a ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:38:53 +0900

‘Child of Fortune’: Yuko Tsushima’s prize-winning and feminist novel on womanhood Yuko Tsushima’s “Child of Fortune,” winner of the 1978 Women’s Literature Prize in Japan, is a classic novel as relevant today as when it was ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:36:02 +0900

Paul Roquet’s ‘Ambient Media’ analyzes the importance of experiential atmosphere in society University of Minnesota Press”Reading the air” (judging the atmosphere of a situation) is considered a crucial social skill in Japan. Paul Roquet’s dense work on ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:34:22 +0900

‘Star Wars’ fans get a first look at ‘The Last Jedi’ The planets have aligned and the Force is even stronger for the “Star Wars” community. On Thursday evening, hundreds of fans filled Toho Cinemas Roppongi ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:51:09 +0900

Tavis Smiley, suspended by PBS amid sexual harassment claims, vows to fight back PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:22:57 +0900

Anime didn’t see any massive hits in 2017, but there was a lot to watch It takes only two words to sum up why 2016 was always going to be a hard act to follow: “Your Name.”To call Makoto Shinkai’s ...... Pubdate: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:37 +0900

A long night in Kyoto and androgynous beings made of gems make up some of the best anime of 2017 The world of anime in 2017 didn’t give us any obvious breakout hits like last year’s “Your Name.,” but the past 12 months still had ...... Pubdate: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:59:03 +0900

Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four ...... Pubdate: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:27:51 +0900

Music acts found new ways to get noticed in 2017, but nothing beats an established brand The path to J-pop stardom used to be pretty simple: Align yourself with the right talent agency and label — they’ll do all the work.That ...... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:25:43 +0900

Whether you’re Japanese or not, results are what count in music There are many factors to keep in mind when trying to break into the Japanese music industry as a non-Japanese person. One that might be ...... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:05:55 +0900

Japanese rap and anime themes are among the best tracks of 2017 J-pop in 2017 felt more fragmented than ever, but the year's biggest songs tell the story of the past 12 months quite well. From YouTube ...... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:05:34 +0900

Asia in the wings of Japan’s art scene “Tis the season to be jolly … circumspect. As regards art, despite suggestions from some art professionals that biennials and other recurring art festivals are ...... Pubdate: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:40:17 +0900

It has been a year of new museums, galleries and inventive renovations From polka-dot emporiums and oceanfront observatories to a new-generation castle museum, a raft of eclectic new cultural spaces have been showcased over the past year ...... Pubdate: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:39:31 +0900

Bohemia along the Sumida: In search of cultural capital On paper, the Japanese government supports the arts, which are considered important vehicles for promoting Japanese culture globally, enhancing the country’s image as a tourist ...... Pubdate: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:38:38 +0900

Capping enrollment in Tokyo Only capping the enrollment capacity at universities in Tokyo will not guarantee that more youths will choose schools outside of the metropolitan area.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:02:02 +0900

Nurture as important as nature for success The world would be a better, richer, more equal place with less emphasis on natural talent and more on humans' potential to improve.... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:00:56 +0900

Get to the bottom of the maglev project contracts Investigators should get to the bottom of the budding bid-rigging scandal to see whether the construction firms have in fact put their shady practices behind ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:58:11 +0900

A midterm review of Abenomics So far the report card is good, but expect better for the future.... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:57:38 +0900

Goodbye Johnny Hallyday The beguiling feature of the funeral of French music icon Johnny Hallyday was his ability to stage-manage his destiny and the star power he retained ...... Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:55:58 +0900

Top court rules on NHK fees NHK should realize that it's desirable to win the support of TV owners when asking them to sign subscription contracts.... Pubdate: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:10:40 +0900

Tokyo may be too late to the financial hub party The capital has many things going for it, but time isn't among them.... Pubdate: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:08:34 +0900

‘Quad’ cooperation in the South China Sea? Australia, Japan and India are unlikely to risk antagonizing China by joining U.S. freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.... Pubdate: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:06:50 +0900

A Brexit breakthrough Despite last week's breakthrough, Brexit remains as tentative and confused as ever.... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:34:52 +0900

Brexit bubbles of illusion Reality will shatter the dreams of both "leavers" and "remainers."... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:33:44 +0900

What North Korea’s ICBM means for Japan’s defense planning Japan's defense planning will need to account for the increased threat from North Korea.... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:33:12 +0900

TSE breakout has a solid foundation Japan starting to look like a model case in the management of an aging, mature society.... Pubdate: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:17:24 +0900

Two decades after Japan’s financial crisis Japan's financial crisis may seem like ancient history, but banks are now facing considerable challenges.... Pubdate: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:16:55 +0900

Angel tips for Japan startup investors Anyone thinking about investing in a Japan startup should consider tips from Tokyo based angel investor Jonathan Epstein before taking the plunge.... Pubdate: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:15:07 +0900

Donald Trump versus Middle East peace Attempting to ram a solution down Palestinians' throats will only increase the likelihood of even more violence.... Pubdate: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:05:12 +0900

When the ‘Arab Street’ and its protests come to Sweden Anti-Jewish violence spreads to liberal Europe, where Muslim immigrants enjoy the freedom to protest.... Pubdate: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:04:59 +0900

How not to get fooled by the world’s randomness There's a common thread to the dubious claims and irreproducible results that have plagued some fields of science — illusory patterns in the randomness of ...... Pubdate: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:03:43 +0900

South Korea and the curse of geopolitics THAAD dispute underlines the perils of over-reliance on China's market... Pubdate: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:05:01 +0900

Trump shakes up the Middle East While Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a symbolic victory for Israelis, that does not make it a wise move ...... Pubdate: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:04:08 +0900

Do you know your own productivity? Becoming more productive is a goal that everyone can achieve with the right effort.... Pubdate: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:03:25 +0900

Reclaiming Nihonbashi’s sky The massive expense of moving the expressway over Nihonbashi bridge must be weighed carefully against its aesthetic benefits.... Pubdate: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:02:08 +0900








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