Journalism students headed for Kyoto in cultural exchange

Oct 14, 2016

Journalism students headed for Kyoto in cultural exchange

Journalism students from universities will have the opportunity to travel to Kyoto and report on Japan with the help of local peers under a new cultural exchange initiative launched recently. In September, the Institute for Education in International Media, a U.S. group that offers ...

A conduit to China, Japan dodges pressure to ban ivory sales

Sep 22, 2016

A conduit to China, Japan dodges pressure to ban ivory sales

Defying international pressure, Japan has stopped short of deciding to shut down its market for elephant ivory, traditionally used to carve hanko (personal seals). Instead it is promising to put trade on a tighter leash. It will oppose a resolution jointly submitted by the ...

Fan club formed to promote Fukushima produce

Sep 14, 2016

Fan club formed to promote Fukushima produce

Nearly 5½ years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, a fan club was launched last week with an ambitious membership goal: gain 200,000 members by 2020 and boost the region’s products in the process. Called Team Fukushima Pride, the project’s fans aren’t devoted ...