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New group to promote agricultural tourism in rural Japan

National Feb 9, 2018

New group to promote agricultural tourism in rural Japan

An association has been set up to promote minpaku private lodgings in farming, mountain and fishing villages in Japan. The Japan Countryside Stay Association said at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday it will establish a system in which visitors rate the service quality ...

Abe and Moon show unity as Winter Games open

National / Politics Feb 9, 2018

Abe and Moon show unity as Winter Games open

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in affirmed their stance of raising pressure on North Korea in talks Friday ahead of the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. While preparations for the Pyeongchang Games have involved dialogue and displays of unity ...

Business Feb 9, 2018

Japan still beating China in Southeast Asia infrastructure race

China may steal all the headlines when it comes to its infrastructure push across Southeast Asia, but data from BMI Research shows Japan is still well ahead in funding projects in the region. As Japan's population ages, the government and companies are searching for new ...