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Singapore’s uphill battle to maintain ASEAN unity
Author: Joel Ng, RSIS Singapore's year as the ASEAN chair was marked by several milestones in the deepening of regional peace and security. Ahead of the 33rd ASEAN summit from 11–15 November 2018 that finished with Singapore's official handing (...)
News on Japan - 30 November 2018
Japan’s government ordered to pay for noise pollution damage at Yokota Air Base
Japan’s government ordered to pay for noise pollution damage at Yokota Air Base
A district court ordered the government on Friday to pay damages to residents near Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo for past aircraft noise, but ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Kit Kat Japan 45th Anniversary Box brings together unique Japanese flavors of classic snack
Nestlé has honed a brilliant marketing strategy in Japan: produce special versions of Kit Kat snacks with Japanese flavors and ingredients. A few of these are general, such as the wildly successful matcha variety of Kit Kat, but some of the best (...)
News on Japan - 30 November 2018
Quirky Weddings Show New Trend of Acceptance in Japan
You may have heard the popular Japanese saying “deru kugi wa utareru,” or “the nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” Due to this belief, unfortunately many people go to great lengths to hide what makes them unique or special in Japan. When I was (...)
News on Japan - 30 November 2018
Niigata Sakenojin 2019
Niigata Sakenojin is held in 2019! Niigata Sakenojin was originally held in 2004 as a fifty's anniversary of Niigata Sake Brewers Association. They studied the biggest beer festival, “October Fest” of Germany and used it as reference. Our goal is (...)
News on Japan - 30 November 2018
Japan to keep golf tax in place, defying lawmakers ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Japan to keep golf tax in place, defying lawmakers ahead of Tokyo Olympics
The government and ruling coalition are considering keeping the tax imposed on golfers intact through planned fiscal 2019 tax system reforms, despite calls for its ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
George Foreman reflects on bouts in Japan, interactions
George Foreman reflects on bouts in Japan, interactions
Second in a seriesWhen he was presumably closer to retirement home age than prime-time sports figure, George Foreman produced one of the most stunning feats ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
What’s behind the controversy over funding of Imperial succession ceremonies in Japan?
What’s behind the controversy over funding of Imperial succession ceremonies in Japan?
The following questions and answers relate to controversy over Imperial succession rituals set to be held following the enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito on May ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Putin’s Ukraine gamble
Russia's provacative seizure of three Ukrainian Navy ships must be met with steely determination by the international community.
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Lightning stop Sabres’ 10-game win streak
Lightning stop Sabres’ 10-game win streak
The Buffalo Sabres came up just short of a history-making run.Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Ghosn a symptom of broken global capitalism
Ghosn a symptom of broken global capitalism
There hasn't been a more exciting time to be a critic of the 'greed is good' philosophy of the corporate sector led by self-centric rock-star ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
From pivot to stumble in Asia
From pivot to stumble in Asia
Chinese trade practices and territorial ambitions must be addressed at the international level, but Trump is botching the job
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Defense carries Cowboys past Saints
Defense carries Cowboys past Saints
Dak Prescott desperately scrambled for a first down in a game of fourth-quarter keepaway, then took three knees starting from the New Orleans 1 to ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Kevin Durant’s 51 not enough for Warriors in loss to Raptors
Kevin Durant’s 51 not enough for Warriors in loss to Raptors
Not even a dominant Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors could slow down the red-hot Toronto Raptors.Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 37 points, Pascal ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Ex-Morning-Musume idol Hitomi Yoshizawa gets suspended sentence for Tokyo drunk-driving hit-and-run
Ex-Morning-Musume idol Hitomi Yoshizawa gets suspended sentence for Tokyo drunk-driving hit-and-run
Hitomi Yoshizawa, a former member of the all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison suspended for five years for ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Taking a perch with the hip birds of Uguisudanicho
Taking a perch with the hip birds of Uguisudanicho
One of two places in Tokyo named after valleys favored by the melodious uguisu (Japanese bush warbler), Uguisudanicho is a small neighborhood wedged between Daikanyama, ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Arsenal, Chelsea post big victories in Europa League
Arsenal, Chelsea post big victories in Europa League
Londoners Chelsea and Arsenal both enjoyed high-scoring Europa League wins on Thursday as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers were left with work to do on ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
A Life Of Helping The Homeless In Sanya, An Obliterated Tokyo District
Matter of fact about the realities of the everyday struggles she witnesses, sure, but she's far from cynical. If she ever seems frustrated, it's not because of the local loiterers who leave unwanted gifts of discarded One Cup sake glasses on her (...)
News on Japan - 30 November 2018
G20 finance chiefs voice concerns over downside risks to world economy
G20 finance chiefs voice concerns over downside risks to world economy
Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday shared concerns about growing downside risks to an otherwise stable global economy.Summing up discussions ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
U.S. sends warship near South China Sea islets ahead of G20 summit
U.S. sends warship near South China Sea islets ahead of G20 summit
The U.S. Navy has sent a warship near disputed islands in the South China Sea, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Friday, ahead of key meeting ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
U.K. judge hands JAL pilot 10-month prison sentence over heavy drinking before London-Tokyo (...)
U.K. judge hands JAL pilot 10-month prison sentence over heavy drinking before London-Tokyo (...)
A U.K. court sentenced a Japan Airlines co-pilot to 10 months in prison Thursday over heavy drinking before flight duty in October.Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, has ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
East Africa may lose its crown as ‘cradle of mankind’ following new stone tool discovery
East Africa may lose its crown as ‘cradle of mankind’ following new stone tool discovery
Archaeologists in Algeria have discovered stone tools and cut animal bones that may be up to 2.4 million years old, bringing into question East Africa’s ...
The Japan Times - 30 November 2018
Originator Capybara in hot spring 2018-2019
It is a “Capybara in hot spring” with 30 years or more of history. During the event, capybaras go into a hot spring twice per day. ...continue reading
News on Japan - 30 November 2018



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