Japan

Today marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most brutal executive orders in US history

On Feb. 19, 1942, then-US president Franklin D. Roosevelt signed executive order 9066 authorizing the relocation of all persons considered a threat to national defense from the west coast of the United States inland.<p>These threatening people were, for the most part, Japanese Americans, against whom …

Japan: Naked Man Festival

Around 10,000 men, wearing nothing but sumo-style loincloths, gathered at a Japanese temple on Saturday to scramble for sacred sticks called shingi.<p>The “Hadaka Matsuri” (Naked Man Festival) takes place every year at the Saidaji Kannon-in temple in Okayama City.<p>The crowd waited for more than an hour …

World News

Takeaways From Japan's Export, Import Numbers

Japan slumped into a larger-than-expected deficit as exports rose less than expected, with the Lunar New Year weighing on trade in January. Principal …

Chinese New Year

Trump treats Cabinet interviews like reality-TV show: report

President Trump turned his interviews with potential Cabinet members into a reality TV-type show for members of his New Jersey golf club by …

Shinzo Abe

Rich world of traditional crafts in Nagano prefecture

Nagano Prefecture<p>Nagano Prefecture, located in the center of Japan, has so much to offer — ski resorts in the mountains, traditional <i>ryokan</i> Japanese …

Dolls

Can Japan Coax the U.S. Back to a TPP Deal?

Keio University Professor Yorizumi Watanabe U.S and Japanese relations, global trade concerns and his outlook for the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement. …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Meet the Japanese oyster farmer fighting for his livelihood with a microwave

Kentaro Kimura squints at the sunlight bouncing off the waves of Hiroshima Bay as he moors his skiff beside a network of wobbly bamboo rafts.<p>With the skill of a gymnast, he darts across one raft's beams and and plunges his hands into the water. "It's hard not to fall in sometimes," he says.<p>After a …

Hiroshima

Nabana No Sato: Inside Japan's Most Mind-Blowing Light Show

The lights of Times Square and Las Vegas Boulevard are famously spectacular, but for a brief period each year, they’re dwarfed by the staggering …

US Remembers 75 Years Since Japanese American Internment

Members of the Japanese-American Mochida family await relocation to a camp in Hayward, California, in the 1940s.Seventy-five years ago Sunday, in the …

Social Studies

A Quiet Revolution May Be Underway in Japanese Stocks - Bloomberg

After years of disappointment, a quiet revolution may be underway in the Japanese stock market.<p>Japan’s companies have for years sat on record piles …

Wall Street

Trump claims Abe expressed thanks for F-35 fighter jet cost reduction

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe personally thanked him for negotiating with …

Shinzo Abe

Japan and New Zealand size comparison.More size comparison maps...

Japan and New Zealand size comparison.More size comparison maps >>

GDP

Niti Aayog reviews progress on Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train

The Niti Aayog has reviewed progress of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project for which the ground breaking ceremony will take place during …

Shinzo Abe

Japan's table tennis prodigy Tomokazu Harimoto targets Tokyo gold

Tomokazu Harimoto went through a rollercoaster of emotions during his semifinal win against Achanta Sharath Kamal at the India Open. When he wins a …

Sports

Japan Rail Pass - Itinerary tip: Shibuya, Tokyo

Shibuya and its famous crossing have been captured on celluloid thousand of times, now it's your turn to see it for real...<p><i>I’ve seen things you</i> …

Tokyo

President Trump attended a private Mar-a-Lago event Saturday night — without telling the media

When he returned from his rally in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday night, President Trump’s official day was over. The press pool that travels with the president was given a lid about 7:45 p.m., indicating that he wouldn’t be doing anything else that would be worth covering. “Goodnight from Palm …

Politics

Radiation levels in one of the Fukushima reactors are high enough to kill a human in two minutes

The radiation levels in Fukushima's unit two reactor are so high they could kill a human in two minutes, according to data collected by a robot.<p>Tokyo …

Fukushima

Korea, Japan fail to iron out differences on girl statue issue

BONN, Germany -- Top diplomats of South Korea and Japan held bilateral talks on Friday but failed to iron out differences over a controversial statue …

Korean Peninsula

Transcending Boundaries by teamLab

The exhibition at the Pace Gallery will explore the role of digital technology in transcending the physical and conceptual boundaries that exist between different artworks, with imagery from one work breaking free of the frame and entering the space of another. The installations also dissolve distinctions between artwork and exhibition space, and involve the viewer through interactivity.<p>teamLab (f. 2001, Tokyo, by Toshiyuki Inoko) is an interdisciplinary group of ultra-technologists whose …

The media's anti-Trump sources talk so much and say so little

On every new article featuring leaks about the White House, editors should place a disclaimer: Anonymous officials cited in this piece stopped short …

Shinzo Abe

Tokyo Police Team Up with ēlDLIVE to Fight Illegal Employment

ēlDLIVE and Tokyo Metropolitan Organized Crime Measures' 1st Division collaborated on a poster encouraging proper employment of foreigners in Japan. …

Manga

Singapore renames exhibition on Japanese occupation after outcry

Singapore has changed the title of an exhibition on the Japanese occupation of the island after public criticism. The title's inclusion of the name "Syonan," Japan's name for Singapore, had caused upset.<p>An exhibition in Singapore marking the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore to Japanese …

News

Tokyo Department Store to Host Hiro Mashima Art Exhibition

On March 22, the department store Matsuya Ginza in Tokyo will put on an exhibition of the manga of Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master). The …

Tokyo

Egypt turns to Japanese model to reform education

Egypt, whose educational system is seen as widely lacking, is seeking to invigorate its school system by adopting aspects of the Japanese whole child …

Education

About Us – Osaka Spa New York

<b>About Us...</b><p>Spa Director<p>Our services range from acupuncture and herbal therapy to skincare treatments but most clients seek out Osaka Health Spa for …

Osaka

Chef Jose Garces Opens Okatshe at theTropicana in Atlantic City

The full-service, 80-seat sit-down restaurant will serve a selection of small plates, yakitori, ramen, sushi and sashimi. Yakitori skewers include …

Restaurants

Tokyo Tattoo Girls Announced for Western Release

NIS America have announced that they’re bringing Sushi Typhoon’s <i>Tokyo Tattoo Girls</i> to the West this Summer.<p><i>Tokyo Tattoo Girls</i> is set in the wake of a …

PlayStation

Seductively silent art bridges East and West

TOKYO -- Miya Ando's place on the contemporary art scene is made all the more remarkable by what she is not. Her palate shimmers with Japanese color …

Art

Host Japan off to winning start at Asian Winter Games

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Japan overpowered defending champion Kazakhstan 6-0 in women's ice hockey on Saturday, the first day of competition at the Asian Winter Games.<p>More than 2,000 athletes from 31 countries are competing in five sports, 11 disciplines and 64 events in Sapporo on Japan's northern …

Sports

Japan Inc signals boost to domestic capex but less keen on the U.S.: Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - One third of Japanese firms are looking to lift business investment at home in the next financial year, but companies are less bullish about capital spending in the United States due to uncertainty over the Trump administration's policies, a Reuters poll showed.<p>Japanese auto …

Business (UK)