| Jun 10, 2015

Tokyo stocks drop further on stronger yen

Stocks dropped further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, hit by futures-led selling on the yen’s strength against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 49.94 points, or 0.25 percent, to end at 20,046.36. On Tuesday, the key market gauge plunged 360.89 points. The ...

What next for ShinGinko Tokyo?

Jun 4, 2015

What next for ShinGinko Tokyo?

by Atsushi Kodera

News that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is apparently planning to withdraw from managing ShinGinko Tokyo Ltd. has opened old wounds for residents who just seven years earlier saw their tax money poured into resuscitating the bank that was supposed to become a savior of ...

Manga exhibit promotes human rights awareness

Jun 1, 2015

Manga exhibit promotes human rights awareness

by Keiji Hirano

Gender identity disorder, sexual orientation discrimination, death row, depression and physical abuse: these are just a few of the hard-hitting subjects being dealt with at a manga exhibition for the promotion of human rights. While people from overseas have grown more aware of Japanese ...