Japan

Is the demographic time bomb already making Japan less safe?

TOKYO -- On a cloudy morning last week, every bus stop on the road leading to Tokyo's Shibuya district had at least 30 people waiting in line. A bus …

Study reveals staff shortage in Japanese firms, suggests a need to accept low-skilled foreigners

60 percent of small and medium-sized companies in Japan are understaffed, and it’s time to take a hard look at the situation. Seeking work in Japan …

Whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun

Japan is home to world-class distilleries that are taking on the Scots

43 years on, convenience stores still grinding out profits as demand for services evolves

Ubiquitous throughout Japan, convenience stores have come a long way since the first customer walked into the nation’s first 7-Eleven outlet more …

Trends

U.S. Marine Involved in Deadly Crash on Okinawa

TOKYO — A Japanese driver was killed early Sunday morning in a collision with a military truck driven by a United States Marine stationed in Naha, Okinawa, according to the Marine Corps.<p>The Okinawa prefectural police identified the Marine as Nicholas James-McLean; the public broadcaster NHK gave …

U.S. Politics

Canada Goose draws Japanese shoppers by the flock

TOKYO -- While tech hounds were waiting to snap up the first iPhone X batch on Nov. 3, another lengthy line formed along a quiet street in Tokyo's …

Final Fantasy event lets riders unlock goodies and battle bosses on Tokyo's Yamanote Line【Pics】

<b>Unique wallpapers and boss fights</b> are waiting to be discovered by brave heroes wielding smartphones<p>Whenever <i>Final Fantasy</i> teams up with a company in …

Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak

Day 1Osaka<p>Arrive at any time.<p>We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation in Osaka to see more of this interesting city.<p>Accommodation<p>Shin-Osaka …

New Japan holidays -- picking oranges, catching fish, no hotels

TOKYO -- Forgive Japan's travel agencies if they suddenly feel like a rope; there's a tug of war going on in their industry that has them torn.<p>They …

Hospitality

Drunken US soldier kills Japanese in car accident

A drunken US Marine stationed in Japan’s Okinawa has killed a Japanese driver in a road accident, raising chances of renewed anti-US protests there.

US Marine Corps

Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe say it’s a fresh start for China and Japan. Hmm... | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping have emerged from talks in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang to declare the two …

China

New York Mets: Kazuo Matsui Returns to Seibu Lions as Player/Coach

FUKUOKA, JAPAN - MARCH 02: Kazuo Matsui of Japan in action during the World Baseball Classic First Round Group A game between Brazil and Japan at …

Major League Baseball

Documents show U.S. mulled requesting deployment of nuclear weapons to Japan in 1960s

The U.S. government weighed its chances of convincing Tokyo in the late 1960s to allow the deployment of nuclear weapons in Japan if an East Asia …

War

Unlicensed taxi services flourishing as Chinese flood Japan

Unlicensed taxi services run by Chinese residents are popping up at airports and tourist spots as more of their compatriots visit Japan.<p>Police have …

Uber

After numerous tests and threats, Japan now wants war with North Korea, not talks

Japan has for months urged its citizens to prepare for a possible nuclear war from North Korea, holding safety drills in schools and warning …

North Korea

How to Eat at Japan's Favorite Chain Restaurants Without Leaving the U.S.

One small section of Manhattan is drawing the newest imports from Tokyo and beyond.<p>In the blocks surrounding New York City's Bryant Park, you'll find …

Travel

9 Night Clubs in Tokyo You'll Be Talking About Forever

Culture

Yohji Yamamoto Minimalist Japanese Street Styles in Harajuku

While walking around Harajuku after a rain storm, we ran into Nini Li and Shin – both wearing dark minimalist looks. Shin is known in the Tokyo …

Yohji Yamamoto

Love Tokyo Awards 2017: Best Café shortlist

Tokyo's café culture is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. Take a look at our list of critics-approved, most in-demand speciality coffee …

Coffee

Garbage plant or theme park? This Japanese structure has left tourists confused

Tourists who are currently taking in the sights and sounds of Osaka – a port city and capital of the capital of the Osaka Prefecture – seem to be …

Walt Disney Company

Japanese rail company sincerely apologizes after train leaves 20 seconds early

TOKYO – The Tsukuba Express was scheduled to depart Tokyo for Tsukuba at 9:44:40. Instead, it left at 9:44:20. If you’re thinking, “the horror!” then …

Denver

NPR On Dip In Japan's Number Of Golfers, Cultural Changes

From GEOFF SHACKELFORD.COM<p><b>NPR's Elise Hu</b> looks at golf in Japan following the recent high profile round between <b>Donald Trump</b> and <b>Shinzo Abe</b>. Even with the <b>Olympics</b> coming in 2020, Hu explains how private clubs are dying, a few courses have even abandoned, the business culture is changing and young …

Golf

The US and Japan must be open to talks with North Korea, Behind Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption drive, Analysts misunderstand Saudi Arabia’s transfo...

A roundup of global commentary for the Nov. 20, 2017 weekly magazine.<p>November 18, 2017<p>The Japan Times / Tokyo<p>The US and Japan must be open to …

North Korea

Melbourne Osaka race preview

5,500 nautical mile double-handed race

Sailing

Gilas confident of chances vs Japan, Taiwan

Gilas Pilipinas pool. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Smart Sports<p>National team coach Chot Reyes is confident about Gilas Pilipinas’ chances heading into its Fiba …

Gilas Pilipinas

Eneko Bar: At long last, a place in Tokyo to savor classic Basque pintxos

Finally, Tokyo has a <i>pintxos</i> bar worthy of the name. And what a name: Creative culinary genius Eneko Atxa holds three Michelin stars for his …

Spain

Japan's Abe calls for debate on constitutional amendment despite resistance from opposition parties - Xinhua

TOKYO, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his hope on Friday that debate could be advanced on the thorny issue of …

News (China)

Donald Trump's visit dominates Japan's conversation online — until he leaves

Japanese netizens spent the days following U.S. President Donald Trump’s first visit to Japan trying to figure out who came out of the trip looking …

Donald Trump

Emperor, Empress visit lily farm and school to cap three-day tour of remote isles

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited a lily farm and an elementary school on Okinoerabu Island on Saturday to top off their three-day trip to …

Travel