Koike announces plan to re-crown Tokyo as Asia's financial hub

Nov 11, 2016

Koike announces plan to re-crown Tokyo as Asia's financial hub

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Friday announced her plan to revitalize the nation’s capital and reaffirm it as a top financial center, a move aimed at boosting the country’s economic growth in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ¥600 trillion GDP target for 2020, ...

2017 Putin calendar proving a hit in Japan

Oct 21, 2016

2017 Putin calendar proving a hit in Japan

The personality cult surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin is reaching new heights, and a growing number of Japanese are becoming curious about the details of his daily life. A newly published 2017 calendar featuring the Russian leader, who is famous for shirtless horse riding, ...

'Rakugo' comedy no joke for students keen to hone English skills

Oct 14, 2016

'Rakugo' comedy no joke for students keen to hone English skills

Japanese tend to be known for their shyness and stoic demeanor. But as Japanese companies increasingly think more globally, workers are feeling the need to communicate and express themselves clearly in front of people of various nationalities. As a result, some are turning to ...