Let's discuss shopping in Ginza

| May 8, 2017

Let's discuss shopping in Ginza

This week’s featured article AFP-JIJI Tight-fisted shoppers, unsteady economic growth and a shrinking population — Japan doesn’t exactly fit the image of a spending powerhouse these days. But you would never know it in Ginza — Tokyo’s answer to the Champs-Elysees or Fifth Avenue ...

Osaka launches formal bid to host 2025 World Expo

| May 1, 2017

Osaka launches formal bid to host 2025 World Expo

In a formal bid for Osaka to host the 2025 World Exposition (Expo), Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui and others, including head of the bidding committee and Keidanren Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara, met with (Vincente G.) Loscertales, secretary general of the Expo's governing body Bureau International ...

Temperature rises to over 30 C in Takasaki

| Apr 24, 2017

Temperature rises to over 30 C in Takasaki

Wide areas of eastern Japan saw clear skies with strong sunshine on April 18. The weather in some inland areas of the Kanto- Koshin region resembled that of June and July, with temperatures in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, rising to 30.6 degrees Celsius, marking this ...