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JGC to build Japan's largest solar farm

TOKYO -- JGC will construct Japan's biggest photovoltaic power station under an order from the local arm of U.S. utility Virginia Solar Group for an …

Japan's Toray prepares for change in South Korean economic policy

TOKYO -- Toray Industries of Japan is paying keen attention to the economic policy of new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, as the neighboring …

Japan's SoftBank invests $1.4 billion in Paytm | Reuters

By Sankalp Phartiyal<br>| MUMBAI<p>MUMBAI Japan's SoftBank Group has invested $1.4 billion in the parent of Paytm, giving the digital payments start-up a …

Human remains ID’d as oldest in Japan, dating to 27,000 years ago:The Asahi Shimbun

ISHIGAKI, Okinawa Prefecture--Skeletal remains of an individual who lived in the Old Stone Age are 27,000 years old, making them the nation’s oldest …

Japan’s incredible shrinking monarchy

DEATH through overwork is considered to be such a feature of the workplace in Japan that there is a word for it: <i>karoshi</i>. For the Japanese emperor,</i> …

Japan

Soccer: Prolific Kubo, promising Kato in Japan squad for qualifier | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic named prolific Gent striker Yuya Kubo and promising Bulgaria-based midfielder Kohei Kato in his 25-member squad for next month’s friendly against Syria and World Cup qualifier against Iraq on Thursday.<p>Football Soccer - Japan v Thailand - World Cup …

Just like a masterpiece! The Japanese garden matcha sweets

Have you heared of the “Japanese garden matcha sweet” on Instagram? In Japan, the wooden container for Sake is called “masu”, in which the fresh …

Japan

Tokyo Motor Show losing its luster

With more international car manufacturers prioritizing rival events in Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing, the Tokyo event is rapidly becoming …

Auto Shows

Last Japanese troops leave U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan | Reuters

JUBA (Reuters) - The last Japanese troops withdrew from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Thursday, marking the end of a controversial push by the Japanese prime minister to expand his military’s overseas role.<p>A Japanese soldier part of the last group of Japanese soldiers from the …

Africa

Robotics classes in temples: Tradition and innovation in Japan

<b>Robotera:</b> Is the fusion of robots (robo) and temples (tera, in Japanese). Buddhist temples in Japan are offering robotic classes to foster interest …

Japan lender Mizuho to launch fintech venture | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group will start a venture next month to create new businesses using “fintech,” an executive said, joining a global race in financial technology that threatens to unsettle traditional players.<p>Pedestrians are reflected on Mizuho Bank's signboard in Tokyo, …

The Mysterious Japanese Ambigrams of Issei Nomura

the sculpture depicts the kanji for sun (陽) but when lit at the right angle, casts a shadow of the character for shadow (陰)An ambigram is a word or …

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 nicest sounds in Japan【Weird Top Five】

Sounds that you just want to <b>close your eyes and savor</b>.<p>A few months ago we looked at the top five most annoying sounds in Japan, but now it’s time to …

Japan

Cheap and Unique - Tokyo's Top 10 Guesthouses to Stay At

Guesthouses; the fun, cheap version of hotels, preferred by all kinds of adventurers and travelers. Naturally, the hip metropolis of Tokyo does have …

Japan

How the Wards in 'Tokyo Ghoul' Work

They're actually borrowed from real-life Tokyo.<p>In the <i>Tokyo Ghoul</i> anime based on the dark fantasy manga of the same name, a dystopian society is …

Anime

Fujiwara Clan

The Fujiwara clan (<i>Fujiwara-shi</i>) was a powerful extended family group which dominated all areas of Japanese government during the Heian Period …

Understanding the concept of tea ceremony, in which so much traditional Japanese culture is embodied

As a part of traditional Japanese culture, tea ceremony has been performed since ancient times, but even among Japanese people, there are few who …

Domino's to take full control of Japan pizza business

There were 472 Domino's stores in Japan as at the start of this year, and Domino's plans to open 850 stores there by 2022.<p>Pizza is an expensive fast …

Japan's factory output seen jumping in April, led by global demand | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s factory output was expected to rebound in April at the fastest rate in about six years, a Reuters poll found on Friday, boosted by rising exports as global demand recovers.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man works at a factory at the Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan February 28, …

BILLY’s TOKYO Teams With Vans for Special Third Anniversary Capsule

<b>Brand:</b> Vans, BILLY’s TOYKO<p><b>Season:</b> Spring/Summer 2017<p><b>Key Pieces:</b> Vans V360G Old Skool and V89R silhouettes, BMX Tokyo Crusher bike<p><b>Editor’s Notes:</b> In …

Japan's big insurers expand their appetites for U.S. Treasuries | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Big Japanese life insurers, who are major bond investors globally, are primarily focusing on U.S. bonds while staying cautious on European bonds, earning reports and comments from industry executives show.<p>A man walks past a logo of Japanese life insurer Nippon Life at the …

Japan

Plastic pop: 24 staff at credit card company become Japan's latest music 'idols'

Waving their arms in synch, singing sweetly and dancing through the streets of Tokyo, the 24 female singers appear every inch the latest Japanese pop idols.<p>The only sign that they are perhaps not a typical music act? Their matching grey skirt suits – namely the uniform worn at the credit card …

The struggle to repopulate Fukushima

FROM his desk, the mayor of Iitate, Norio Kanno, can see the beloved patchwork of forests, hills and rice paddies that he has governed for over two …

Fukushima

Cheap Flights to Japan!

Take advantage of cheap flights to Tokyo. These flights arrive at Haneda, an airport closer to downtown Tokyo and better for domestic connections.The …