July 30, 2019 – Japan Times – With Tokyo’s summer heat and unpredictable weather likely to prove a severe headache during the 2020 Olympics, sports bodies are using every resource at their disposal to prepare athletes and spectators for extreme conditions.
July 30, 2019 – Japan Times – Singapore/New Delhi | Rising tensions in the South China Sea and the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war are set to dominate talks this week as top diplomats converge in Bangkok for a key Southeast Asia summit.
July 29, 2019 – The Japan News – East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) on Tuesday will open an unmanned, cashless convenience store at Musashisakai Station on the Chuo Line.
The first English subtitled trailer for Japanese director Makoto Shinkai’s latest film Weathering with You was recently released to Youtube and looks to pull at the heart strings similar to his 2016 hit film, Your Name. The film is currently ranked number 1 in satisfaction based on Japan’s biggest ticket selling site, Pia, who performed surveys with filmgoers in Japan using their app.
Jul 22, 2019 – The Japan Times – Japanese car giant Nissan plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs around the world as part of efforts to turn itself around, Kyodo News agency said Tuesday, citing company sources. The additional cuts come on top of the 4,800 jobs Nissan announced in May it was trimming from its global workforce of around 139,000.
After the transfer of Takefusa Kubo to Real Madrid in June, another young Japanese prospect in Hiroki Abe is moving to the other half of the El Clasico rivalry with Barcelona accepting the terms of a transfer to Camp Nou for a 1.1 million euros fee.
Due to the recent export restrictions announced in Tokyo, some South Koreans have started a #BoycottJapan movement. Most of these posts can be found on instagram and twitter encouraging others to not buy Japanese products or visit Japan. Besides the recent trade restrictions, the same hashtag is being used as part of protests against Japan’s recent decision to restart commercial whaling.
When the NBA draft happened on June 20th, the Washington Wizards selected a 6’8”(2.032 meters) forward from Gonzaga University with the 9th pick in the draft. The player comes from a University with a historically good basketball program, so no one is surprised to see Gonzaga have a player selected in the lottery. Some experts were a little surprised to see the player taken at 9th when many expected him to be chosen around the 12-20th pick but that isn’t too much of a difference in the grand scheme of the draft. What makes this draft pick really stand out is where he is from.
goskagit.com – Nov 22, 2016 – TOKYO (AP) — Coastal residents fled to higher ground as a powerful earthquake sent a series of moderate tsunamis toward Japan’s northeastern shore Tuesday and fueled concerns about the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a much larger tsunami five year ago.
Japan Times – Nov 21, 2016 – New technological innovations have a tendency to create new business opportunities, and the latest craze, virtual reality, is no exception.