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Ryo Kiyuna wins 7th All Japan karate title
Ryo Kiyuna won his seventh Japan championship title on Dec. 9th at All Japan Karate Championship tournament in Tokyo. Kyuna won his title in the men’s individual kata competition after winning all four rounds straight. In his final match he (...)
Japan Update - 15 December 2018
Sake Diary - Sennen Kojiya: Iidabashi
Run by Niigata's famous Hakkaisan sake brewery, this specialty shop mainly sells food and drink featuring koji, the rice mold that's an essential part of the sake-brewing process. It's also offically an antenna shop for the city of Uonuma, (...)
News on Japan - 15 December 2018
Jalan Jalan (25): Recycled Soft Metal, functional and artistic
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News on Japan - 15 December 2018
China’s response to Belt and Road backlash
Author: Ye Yu, SIIS Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is facing strong criticism abroad. US Vice President Mike Pence accused China of using ‘so-called “debt diplomacy” to expand its influence'. Former German foreign (...)
News on Japan - 15 December 2018
TRUTH is better than fiction. Nominate the Best Journalism in Japan For the True Story Award.
Thanks to the True Story Award, a new prize for written reportage, from 30 August to 1 September 2019, over 60 reporters from right around the world will come together in Bern, Switzerland. Nominate the best journalists and stories in Japan. (...)
News on Japan - 15 December 2018
Can China help shape global governance at the G20?
Author: Ye Yu, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies At the end of the twentieth century, China was an observer of global governance, on the sidelines of the G8 and not yet a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). ‘Pulled' by (...)
News on Japan - 15 December 2018
Tokyo’s Best Onsen Towns for a Winter Escape
Japan has more hot springs than anywhere in the world, so it's the perfect place to warm up this winter with a good soak. Lucky for you, there are plenty of onsen towns near Tokyo to dip your toes into, as well as some a little further afield (...)
News on Japan - 14 December 2018
Mima Ito, Hina Hayata advance to women’s doubles final at ITT World Tour Grand Finals
Mima Ito, Hina Hayata advance to women’s doubles final at ITT World Tour Grand Finals
Mima Ito and Hina Hayata booked their ticket to the women’s doubles final at the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals with victory over South Korean ...
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
Northern Happinets soar past Levanga in overtime
Northern Happinets soar past Levanga in overtime
Momentum can change a game in the blink of an eye.For instance, Kohei Sekino’s layup and free throw had given the Levanga Hokkaido a 74-72 ...
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
Olympiakos ousts AC Milan from Europa League
Olympiakos ousts AC Milan from Europa League
Captain Kostas Fortounis scored late from the penalty spot to help Olympiakos defeat AC Milan 3-1 on Thursday and knock the seven-time European champion out ...
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
Tokyo, Singapore among cities competing with London to host ATP Finals in 2021
Tokyo, Singapore among cities competing with London to host ATP Finals in 2021
Tokyo and Singapore are battling London to host the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2025, the governing body of men’s tennis announced on Friday.The shortlist ...
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
A power spot, tucked away on the Shima Peninsula
A power spot, tucked away on the Shima Peninsula
Four or five years ago, standing alone in front of the clear, gently bubbling waters of Kiyomasa no Ido, a natural spring secreted in woodland ...
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
The Huawei challenge
Working with Huawei will ensure the safety and integrity of 5G networks and avoid the balkanization of global 5G networks.
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
Why Japan needs criminal justice reform
Why Japan needs criminal justice reform
Carlos Ghosn's arrest is a reminder that the nation's legal system is designed to coerce confessions, not maintain rule of law.
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
Treat China like the bully it is
Treat China like the bully it is
Canada would do well to remember that deference to Beijing invites bullying, while standing up to it draws respect.
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
South Korean court upholds ruling against Mitsubishi Heavy over wartime forced labor
South Korean court upholds ruling against Mitsubishi Heavy over wartime forced labor
An appeals court in the city of Gwangju, South Korea, on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to pay ...
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
Nine medical schools in Japan rigged entrance exams to benefit men and relatives of alumni, ministry report (...)
Nine medical schools in Japan rigged entrance exams to benefit men and relatives of alumni, ministry report (...)
The ministry will start preparing rules to ensure fairness in the entrance exams for the 2020 year and beyond.
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
Snow Festival in Oku Nikko Yumoto Onsen 2019
About 1,000 yukiakaris in a shape like a minuture-size kamakura create the fantastic world decorated by “snow” and “light.” ...continue reading
News on Japan - 14 December 2018
Japan begins filling in Henoko bay in Okinawa to make room for unpopular U.S. base
Japan begins filling in Henoko bay in Okinawa to make room for unpopular U.S. base
The pouring of soil and sand marks a new and significant phase in the relocation process for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
Man gets 18 years for Kanagawa road rage incident that left couple dead and their daughters (...)
Man gets 18 years for Kanagawa road rage incident that left couple dead and their daughters (...)
The high-profile case raised concern about dangerous driving in Japan, leading to stricter police crackdowns and calls for further revisions to traffic laws.
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018
Yemen’s warring parties agree to Hodeida cease-fire at U.N. talks
Yemen’s warring parties agree to Hodeida cease-fire at U.N. talks
Yemen’s warring parties on Thursday agreed to a cease-fire on a vital port in a series of breakthroughs in U.N.-brokered peace talks that could mark ...
The Japan Times - 14 December 2018



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