Jul 7, 2016

9.5% of all young people in Japan not working or studying: OECD

Youth not in education, employment or training accounted for 9.5 percent of all young people in Japan last year, below the global average of 14.6 percent, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said Thursday. The figure for Japan was the seventh-lowest among the ...

Jun 9, 2016

Japan ranked ninth in global peace index

Japan is the ninth-most peaceful nation in the world, according to the 2016 Global Peace Index report by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Iceland topped the list, and six other European countries were also among the top 10 spots in the think tank’s ...

May 6, 2016

University of Tokyo leads Asia in global reputation rankings

The University of Tokyo has been ranked highest among Asia’s institutions in the recently announced Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. The top 10 slots in the list are occupied by universities in Britain and the United States, while the prestigious Japanese university colloquially ...

Sep 19, 2015

Nagoya is recognized as the second 'fair trade town' in Japan

The city of Nagoya won recognition Saturday as Japan’s second “fair trade town” for promoting trade with producers in developing countries under fair conditions, including premium prices. According to Fair Trade Forum Japan, a Tokyo-based organization promoting the international movement in Japan, Nagoya has ...

Tesla electric car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

Aug 28, 2015

Tesla electric car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

A new Tesla electric car has earned the best-ever vehicle rating from Consumer Reports, sending shares of the automaker racing higher Thursday. The new Tesla P85D “performed better in our tests than any other car ever has, breaking the Consumer Reports Ratings system,” said ...

Tokyo smartphone bills fourth highest in the world

Jul 29, 2015

Tokyo smartphone bills fourth highest in the world

The average monthly smartphone bill in Tokyo is the fourth most expensive among seven major cities in the world, according to a study by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. The monthly bill for a 2-gigabyte data communications plan stood at ¥7,022 in Tokyo. ...