'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 ...

Sep 23, 2016

Koike to release Toyosu soil probe findings next week

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Friday she would disclose the results of the Toyosu market soil pollution probe next week. At her regular news conference at Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters in Shinjuku Ward, Koike said she hopes to reveal all of the facts behind ...

License center sign flub: Older drivers are 'terrible'

Sep 21, 2016

License center sign flub: Older drivers are 'terrible'

They were mistakes, but they unintentionally made a serious point: Two signs in clumsy English at a new driver’s license center in Kyoto pointed out that older drivers may be unfit to take the wheel. “Terrible driver,” the signs read. They should have said ...