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Tokios neue Bürgermeisterin will Japans Hillary Clinton sein

Yuriko Koike ist ein bunter Vogel in einer Masse grauer Politiker. Von ihr stammen Sätze wie: "Es brauchte eine Frau, um Japans Männer cool zu …

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Spouses of G-7 leaders soak up Mie's scenic beauty

As the leaders of the Group of Seven nations grappled Thursday with global economic issues, first lady Akie Abe introduced some of their spouses to …

Japan

Japan wird als erstes Land Helikoptergeld abwerfen

Die japanische Regierung und die Notenbank haben in den vergangenen Jahren „gut“ zusammengearbeitet und so die explodierende Staatsverschuldung durch …

Japan: Erdbeben mit Stärke 7,1 erschüttert Kumamoto

Anzeige<p>Zwei starke Erdbeben im Abstand von nur knapp 24 Stunden haben im Südwesten Japans mindestens 29 Menschen getötet. Viele weitere waren am …

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Nachbeben erschüttern japanische Insel

<b>Einen Tag nach einem schweren Beben erschüttern mehrere Nachbeben Japans südlichste Hauptinsel Kyushu. Menschen liefen in Panik herum, heißt es. Eine</b> …

Weltnachrichten

Beben der Stärke 7,3 erschüttert Japan

<b>Nach dem schweren Erdbeben vom Donnerstag mit mehreren Toten glauben die Menschen im Südwesten Japans, das Schlimmste hinter sich zu haben. Ein</b> …

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Was Abe mit Poroschenko-Einladung bezweckt

Japans Premier Shinzo Abe will sich als Vermittler zwischen Russland und der Ukraine positionieren, um schon bald persönlich mit Präsident Wladimir …

Weltnachrichten

So entschuldigt man sich in Japan für eine Acht-Cent-Preiserhöhung

Die Manager des Eisherstellers Akagi Nyugyo zeigen sich im Video demütig. Wirklich demütig.<p>Entschuldigung ist nicht gleich Entschuldigung. …

Wirtschaft

JR rail pass to be available in Japan, ending frustration for tardy tourists

Cries of “dang” have long rung out from the nation’s major railway stations as foreign visitors find Japan Rail Pass vouchers are unavailable after …

The plan to make Final Fantasy great again

Hajime Tabata wants to put <i>Final Fantasy</i> back on top.<p>As the director of <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>, Tabata has a difficult task ahead of him. While the <i>Final Fantasy</i> name is still well known, over the years it has lost much of its luster, and more recent releases haven’t captured the imagination of players the …

Final Fantasy XV is launching on September 30th

It's finally happening: the first big <i>Final Fantasy</i> in years has a release date. At a lavish event in Los Angeles this evening, developer Square Enix revealed that <i>Final Fantasy XV</i> will launch worldwide on September 30th. It had previously been pegged for some time this year, and the game is coming …

U.S. affirms Japan security backing after Trump nuclear comments

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. and its closest Asian allies reaffirmed decades of security cooperation Thursday as their cornerstone alliance is being challenged by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.<p>Trump's statements scrapping years of U.S. consensus on nuclear issues have prompted …

North Korea

Come fly with me

Which airlines should you travel with – and which should you avoid? We sift through the data so you don’t have to<p><b>Asia’s airlines are</b> mostly …

Japanese teen flees after abduction, two-year imprisonment

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> A 15-year-old girl from Saitama, Japan has escaped a two-year long imprisonment after her captor inadvertently left his door unlocked, allowing her to escape, police tell CNN.<p>The teenager was abducted in 2014 and allegedly held in apartments in Tokyo and Chiba prefecture. She was able …

Crime

The Healthiest People In The World Eat A Lot Of Carbs

Mmm, noodles...<p>Japanese people are, as a whole, very healthy: They have the second-highest life expectancies compared to any other country in the world (the U.S. comes in at number 43) and have an obesity rate of just 3.5 percent, which is one-tenth of America's 35 percent obesity rate.<p><b>The reason</b> …

Messaging giant Line becomes a phone carrier in Japan

Line already dominates phones in some corners of the world through its messaging app and rapidly expanding list of services, but it's now taking that control one step further: it's becoming a carrier. As of this summer, Japanese residents can subscribe to Line Mobile and get unlimited use of not …

Abe administration looks to reduce limits on overtime work

The government is considering reducing the upper limits of overtime allowed for workers as part of a push to overhaul Japan’s notoriously demanding …

21 Filming Locations to Expand your Trip in Japan

Visiting impressive filming locations can be a reason to visit a place. Here listed are the sites to take you to the setting of your favorite films …

Filmmaking

Top 5 Must See Places in Japan for 2016

Japan was recently named #2 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel for 2016, which means there is no better time to visit Japan than right now! The …

Japan

Abe agonistes

WHEN Shinzo Abe last called a snap general election, just two years after coming to power in 2012, Japan’s prime minister saw an opposition in …

Shibuya Station Navigation

<i>Tokyo’s hippest transport, fashion and youth nexus is getting a big makeover</i><p>By 2027, Hachiko Square will be overshadowed by skyscrapers and a large …

Japan

5 Places to See Plum Blossom in Tokyo

Plum blossom is like the Khloe Kardashian of flowers; overshadowed by its more attention-seeking relative, cherry blossom, it rarely gets the credit …

Five years on, Google Maps updates images of areas affected by 2011 earthquake and tsunami

Google Maps gives the world an opportunity to see how far the people of Tohoku have come since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami turned their …

Maps

Fukushima: Tokyo was on the brink of nuclear catastrophe, admits former prime minister

Five years on from the tsunami, the former Japanese prime minister says the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster<p>Japan's prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster …

Nuclear Energy

Japan halts US Okinawa base expansion

<b>Japan's PM Shinzo Abe has agreed to suspend construction work required for the relocation of a controversial US military base in Okinawa.</b><p>Mr Abe said he was accepting a court-mediated settlement reached after a long stand-off between the central government and local authorities.<p>The government wants …

Japan

Get Amongst the Party in the Mountains at Fuji Rock Festival this Summer! – Japan Info

Fuji Rock Festival is one of the most long-awaited annual festivals in Japan. It’s a three-day event held in summer and is mostly attended by young …

Festivals

Sakura yoghurt from Danone Japan is filled with real cherry blossom leaves

The <b>taste of sakura</b> can now be found in <b>dairy sections across the country</b>.<p>Danone Japan has been blending sakura with their Bio range of fermented milk …

Airbnb Faces Major Threat in Japan, Its Fastest-Growing Market

Aileen Jeffery arrived in Tokyo two years ago and spotted what she thought was the best opportunity of her career: Hotel rooms in Japan’s capital …

Hospitality