Sep 12, 2014

Son of Japanese 9/11 victim asks world to never forget

Taichi Sugiyama was 3 years old when he lost his father, Yoichi Sugiyama, on Sept. 11, 2001. Now 16 years old, Sugiyama came to New York to ask the world to “never forget.” On Thursday, Sugiyama read aloud names of some of the victims ...

Japanese search U.S. archives for WWII Saipan MIA info

Jul 31, 2014

Japanese search U.S. archives for WWII Saipan MIA info

Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum’s World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan. The reason for the urgency: ...

Jul 18, 2014

Kishida, in Ukraine, orders ministry to probe plane crash

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, now visiting Ukraine, said Thursday night he has ordered his ministry to verify reports of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight in Ukraine. Speaking to reporters, Kishida said, “I have ordered (the ministry) to confirm the facts,” adding that ...

Japanese businessman thanks Italy with restored pyramid

Jul 16, 2014

Japanese businessman thanks Italy with restored pyramid

A Japanese businessman whose donation helped restore an ancient Roman pyramid said it was a way of thanking Italy for his success, as he toured the monument with Italy’s culture minister on Tuesday. Dressed in an impeccable white suit, the wavy-haired fashion importer Yuzo ...

Aussie envoy a student of Japan

| Jul 8, 2014

Aussie envoy a student of Japan

by Mami Maruko

Bruce Miller, Australia’s ambassador to Japan since August 2011, has been interested in Japan since he was a boy of 11. At an early age, Miller said, his father, though an accountant who rarely traveled abroad, advised him to learn an Asian language instead ...

Apr 16, 2014

Fewer students going to Japanese schools in Shanghai

The number of elementary and junior high school students attending the two Japanese schools in Shanghai has dropped by 260 to 2,791 in the new academic year that started Monday, school authorities said. Local Japanese trade officials say the reduction was partly the result ...

Group addresses growing old in U.K.

Apr 15, 2014

Group addresses growing old in U.K.

by William Hollingworth

Aging throws up many challenges, but the problems can often be compounded if you choose to spend your final years thousands of miles away from your home country. This is the situation faced by a growing number of Japanese — often women who have ...