July 30, 2019 – Japan Times – With Tokyo’s summer heat and unpredictable weather likely to prove a severe headache during the 2020 Olympics, sports bodies are using every resource at their disposal to prepare athletes and spectators for extreme conditions.
The first English subtitled trailer for Japanese director Makoto Shinkai’s latest film Weathering with You was recently released to Youtube and looks to pull at the heart strings similar to his 2016 hit film, Your Name. The film is currently ranked number 1 in satisfaction based on Japan’s biggest ticket selling site, Pia, who performed […]
Jul 22, 2019 – The Japan Times – Japanese car giant Nissan plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs around the world as part of efforts to turn itself around, Kyodo News agency said Tuesday, citing company sources. The additional cuts come on top of the 4,800 jobs Nissan announced in May it was trimming […]
Due to the recent export restrictions announced in Tokyo, some South Koreans have started a #BoycottJapan movement. Most of these posts can be found on instagram and twitter encouraging others to not buy Japanese products or visit Japan. Besides the recent trade restrictions, the same hashtag is being used as part of protests against Japan’s […]
When the NBA draft happened on June 20th, the Washington Wizards selected a 6’8”(2.032 meters) forward from Gonzaga University with the 9th pick in the draft. The player comes from a University with a historically good basketball program, so no one is surprised to see Gonzaga have a player selected in the lottery. Some experts […]
Business Insider – Nov 22, 2016 – A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The magnitude 7.4 earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, sent thousands of residents fleeing for […]
Reuters – Nov 21, 2016 – A potential ruling party rival to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned on Monday against excessive optimism over a breakthrough in a decades-old territorial row with Moscow when Abe meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Japan next month. A territorial feud over a chain of western Pacific islands, seized […]