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41 articles published


Kansai counts the cost of Typhoon Jebi

National Sep 5, 2018

Kansai counts the cost of Typhoon Jebi

by Eric Johnston

Osaka and the Kansai region spent Wednesday cleaning up after Typhoon Jebi roared through the area Tuesday, causing widespread damage. Most businesses in central Osaka reopened and trains and subways were running normally. But with Kansai International Airport still out of operation, thousands of passengers ...

New Shibuya facilities give district's south side a new vibe

Business Sep 5, 2018

New Shibuya facilities give district's south side a new vibe

by Kazuaki Nagata

The latest facilities completed in the redevelopment project for Tokyo's Shibuya district were shown in a media preview on Wednesday ahead of their opening next week. Tokyu Corp., the Shibuya-based railway operator overseeing the redevelopment, unveiled the multipurpose complexes — Shibuya Stream and Shibuya Bridge ...

Businesses across Kansai reeling in aftermath of powerful Typhoon Jebi

Business Sep 5, 2018

Businesses across Kansai reeling in aftermath of powerful Typhoon Jebi

Businesses in Kansai were reeling Wednesday from the impact of a powerful typhoon that devastated the area the previous day, with disruptions hitting tourism operators, stores, theme parks and food supply chains. Kansai International Airport, a key transport and cargo hub located on an artificial ...

Facebook, Twitter again face U.S. Congress over politics and the internet

Business Sep 5, 2018

Facebook, Twitter again face U.S. Congress over politics and the internet

Top Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. executives will defend their companies before U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its operations are influenced by politics. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will acknowledge to the Senate Intelligence ...

LIVEBLOG: Updates on Typhoon Jebi

National Sep 5, 2018

LIVEBLOG: Updates on Typhoon Jebi

Live updates from The Japan Times newsroom and social media about Typhoon Jebi —  the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years — as it wreaks havoc on the archipelago.