Japan's antiwar constitution marks its 70th
QuartzJapan's antiwar constitution marks its 70th birthday under the shadow of North KoreaQuartzIt's a strange time for Japan to commemorate its post-Second World War pacifist constitution, which turns 70 today (May 3). This week, Tokyo's subway system was briefly halted as North Korea test fired a missile. Schools in one prefecture have sent ...Is Japan Moving to Revise Its Pacifist Constitution?Foreign PolicyJapan's anti-war constitution to be debated as North Korea tensions riseABC OnlineJapan's 'peace constitution' set for an overhaulDaily MailThe Straits Timesall 25 news articles »
Posted on 2 May 2017 | 4:29 pm
Passengers fight on flight from Japan before
CBS NewsPassengers fight on flight from Japan before takeoffCBS NewsThe fight broke out at about 5 p.m. local time Monday in Narita, Japan, aboard an All Nippon Airways flight, which was heading for LAX, CBS Los Angeles reported. Witness Corey Hour, who spoke to CBS Los Angeles, was seated three rows behind a man in ...American Man Involved in Fist Fight on Japanese Flight: He Was Screaming About the 'Government and Corruption'PEOPLE.comMen brawl on flight from Japan to L.A.Fox17Video shows two men fighting on flight from Japan to Los AngelesWABC-TVKTLA -Heavy.com -NBC2 Newsall 74 news articles »
Posted on 2 May 2017 | 11:30 am
Tickets Sell Out To Japan's New Luxury
NPRTickets Sell Out To Japan's New Luxury Train, Despite Costing ThousandsNPRIn Japan, it costs nearly $3,000 for one person to ride on a new luxury train that launched this week, and the highest price is nearly $10,000, for what resembles a cruise ship experience traveling through Japan's scenic eastern countryside. If you ...Japan's ultra-luxurious train hits the tracks for its maiden journeyBBC NewsJapan's ultra-luxurious new sleeper train sets offDaily Mailjapan's ferrari-designed luxury sleeper train takes its maiden voyageDesignboomThe Straits Times -Nikkei Asian Review -Autoblog (blog)all 17 news articles »
Posted on 2 May 2017 | 11:15 am
Bitcoin Soars to Record High of $1400 Due to
TIMEBitcoin Soars to Record High of $1400 Due to High Demand in JapanTIME(LONDON) — Bitcoin surged to an all-time high above $1,400 on Tuesday, after more than tripling in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of ...Japan Bitcoin Exchange Licence Gets 18 Applicants In First MonthCoinTelegraphOver 10 New Bitcoin Exchanges Set to Launch in JapanCryptoCoinsNewsall 74 news articles »
Posted on 2 May 2017 | 7:05 am
Echoes of a Real Estate Bubble Reverberate
Echoes of a Real Estate Bubble Reverberate in JapanWall Street Journal (subscription)TOKYO—In the nation that spawned the mother of all modern real-estate bubbles three decades ago, market conditions these days feel slightly familiar. Real-estate loans are at a record, and top buildings are selling for more than 30 times their annual ...
Posted on 2 May 2017 | 6:04 am
Japan court halts restart of two reactors in
By Kentaro Hamada FUKUI, Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis. It is the second court ruling in less than a year against reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, the country's most nuclear ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:23 am
Japan court rejects bid to restart of 2
TOKYO (AP) — A court issued an injunction Tuesday ordering two nuclear reactors in western Japan to stay offline, rejecting regulators' safety approval for the facility ahead of their planned restart later this year, a decision that could further delay the government's restart plans.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:16 am
Japan says will try again with
Japan's top whaling negotiator said Tuesday Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals. Joji Morishita, Japan's commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), said he and his fellow officials would do their best to meet demands for evidence their hunt is ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:55 am
Japan says to try again with
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's top whaling negotiator said Tuesday Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:25 am
South Korea, Japan hold first security talks
South Korea and Japan on Tuesday held their first high-level security talks in more than five years despite simmering tensions over territorial and historical disputes. The talks came at a particularly sensitive time as the region prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and with a rising tide of nationalism in Northeast Asia. South Korea is closely watching a possible ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:21 am
Japan student group injects new exuberance
Okuda, 23, is a founding member of a group of students that has become a fresh face of protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to enact a more robust defense policy - steps critics say violate the pacifist constitution and could ensnare Japan in U ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:11 am
Silicon Valley Ethos: Prestigious Japan
TOKYO—The University of Tokyo, long considered a breeding ground for Japan’s political and business elite, is venturing into new terrain: entrepreneurship. The nation’s most prestigious university, known as Todai, has produced more than a dozen prime ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:39 am
Amazon Prime Video to Follow Netflix to
Amazon (AMZN) is following Netflix (NFLX) to Japan with Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video will launch in Japan in September and will be free for Prime users in the country, who pay about $32 a year to for the service. This means that Prime users in ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:22 am
See How PS4's Until Dawn Is Censored in
The YouTube channel Censored Gaming has published its latest video, this one highlighting how the PlayStation 4 horror game, Until Dawn, was amended for its Japanese release. Take a look at the video below to see how Josh's "death by saw" cutscene was ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:22 am
Has Japan "Aged Out of Its Economic
Via Instapundit comes a link to this interesting dilation on the former economic tiger known as Japan. Writing at IEEE Spectrum, Vaclav Smil recaps Japan's post-war rise to global wealth and runs through that country's long decline, which has culminated in ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:52 am
Softbank says its bid for Sprint Nextel
SoftBank Corp. says it believes its bid for U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel is a better choice than the $25.5 billion counteroffer by Dish Network Corp.
Posted on 16 April 2013 | 12:23 am
IAEA reviewing cleanup at damaged Japan nuke
The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency Monday began reviewing the decommissioning process at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, where new problems are triggering growing safety concerns about a cleanup expected to take decades.
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 9:39 pm
As US talks up diplomacy, NKorea takes hard
The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea's latest offer of dialogue as a "crafty trick."
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 3:59 am
US opposes coercive China action in island
The United States says it's committed to defending Japan and opposes any coercive action by China to seize territory under Japanese control in the East China Sea.
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 3:50 am
Strong quake in Japan leaves 23 people
A strong earthquake shook Japan on Saturday near the southwestern city of Kobe, leaving 23 people injured, seven of them seriously — mostly elderly tripping while trying to flee, police said. No one was killed.
Posted on 12 April 2013 | 2:41 pm