Japanese women lose longevity crown to Hong Kongers

Jul 27, 2016

Japanese women lose longevity crown to Hong Kongers

Japan’s women relinquished the top spot for average life expectancy in 2015 to Hong Kong, the new leader at 87.32 years, data released by the welfare ministry showed Wednesday. Japanese women now have an average life expectancy of 87.05 years, while Japanese men live ...

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 ...