Weathering With You, follow up film to Your Name, releases first English trailer

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.

Nissan rent a car sign in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Nissan to cut over 10,000 jobs worldwide

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.

Protestors march in London to protest against Japan resuming commercial whaling.

#BoycottJapan movement highlights reactions from both South Korea and the international community to Japan’s commercial decisions

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.

Rui Hachimura for Nissin Foods

Historic years ahead for Japanese basketball

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.