Daily update ⋅ January 31, 2017
The CEO of 'Japan's Amazon' Says President Trump Made Him Cry
In rare candor for a Japanese executive, CEO Hiroshi Mikitani of e-commerce giant Rakuten condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's move to ban ...
Japan's Abe, Automakers Scramble to Draft Response to Trump
Japan is scrambling to respond to intensifying trade pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planning to meet the ...
Japan pays enough for US military bases, Nikkei poll says
A C-5M Super Galaxy arrives at Yokota Air Base, Japan, last year. A Nikkei poll taken this past weekend found that 57 percent of Japanese favored ...
This Japanese Slot Game Generates More Revenue Than Las Vegas and Macau Combined
Last month, legislators in Japan passed a law that legalizes casino gambling in the country. It ended 15 years of political back-and-forth and paves the ...
Foreign Workers in Japan Surpass 1 Million for First Time
More than a million foreign workers were registered in Japan as of last October, a new record and a 19 percent increase on the previous year.
What life is like living with a 'love doll' in Japan
In 2007, Ryan Gosling played a character who has trouble making friends or even socializing with people in a movie called “Lars and the Real Girl.
Dolphin battles to save her calf from hunters inJapan
A mother dolphin tried desperately to save her calf from Japanese hunters who plan to sell the animals to aquariums, according to activists.
Fukushima breakthrough? Japan's TEPCO finds possible nuclear fuel debris
The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant may have finally found a portion of nuclear fuel debris responsible for a lot of the lingering ...
Japan's 'Unresolved' Disaster Sways Former Advocate of Nuclear Power
Previously an advocate for nuclear power in Japan, Ryuichi Yoneyama campaigned against the restart of the facility as part of his successful ...
Toshiba's Troubles Highlight Badly Run 'Japan Inc.'
Several trust banks are preparing to sue the Japanese conglomerate Toshiba (TOSYY) , after it admitted in 2015 to lying about its profits for years.