May 27, 2016

Double foreign winners of Japanese decoration and medals: panel

A government panel reviewing Japan’s decoration and medal award system has proposed almost doubling the number of foreign awardees to 300 per year in a phased approach. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is expected to revise the system from this fall’s awards based on ...

Naturalist C.W. Nicol wins Green Culture Prize for forestry efforts

May 14, 2016

Naturalist C.W. Nicol wins Green Culture Prize for forestry efforts

Nagano naturalist C.W. Nicol has been named co-winner of the Green Culture Prize for his outstanding work on woodlands restoration. A longtime contributor to The Japan Times, Nicol received the annual award Saturday from the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, an affiliate of the ...

Film depicting China's shadow over Hong Kong wins top Asian movie award

Apr 4, 2016

Film depicting China's shadow over Hong Kong wins top Asian movie award

A Hong Kong film portraying a dystopian future under Chinese Communist Party rule won one of Asia’s top film awards Sunday at a time when Beijing’s attempts to rein in the city’s democratic development have stoked growing political tensions. “Ten Years,” a feature-length film ...