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Top Japanese universities climb in world rankings

National Sep 26, 2018

Top Japanese universities climb in world rankings

by Chisato Tanaka

A record 103 Japanese universities made it onto this year's Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings list, with the nation's two top universities — the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University — moving up in the standings. According to THE, the country's top institution, ...

Free trade and strengthening ties: Abe's speech to U.N.

National / Politics Sep 26, 2018

Free trade and strengthening ties: Abe's speech to U.N.

The following is a translation provided by the Foreign Ministry of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, I have been accorded the privilege of continuing to serve as Japan's helmsman for ...

Volunteer recruitment begins for 2020 Tokyo Games

National Sep 26, 2018

Volunteer recruitment begins for 2020 Tokyo Games

Organizers began recruiting volunteers to work for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Wednesday, with staff distributing leaflets in the capital to solicit applicants. The organizing committee aims to secure 80,000 volunteers via a special website through early December. The deadline will be announced ...

Business Sep 26, 2018

Japan, U.S., and EU agree to co-sponsor proposal to reform WTO

Trade ministers from Japan, the United States and the European Union agreed Tuesday to co-sponsor a proposal that would bring changes to the World Trade Organization. The proposed changes concern the notification system for domestic industrial subsidies and would also strengthen the activities of the ...

Seiko Oomori: J-pop's reigning rule-breaker

Music Sep 26, 2018

Seiko Oomori: J-pop's reigning rule-breaker

by Patrick St. Michel

Pop music often opts for positivity rather than confronting the uncomfortable, but Seiko Oomori has never really adhered to J-pop norms. "The bad things that happen to you can also be attractive, almost kawaii," she says from one of the upper floors at the headquarters ...

Bellmare, Frontale play to scoreless draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 26, 2018

Bellmare, Frontale play to scoreless draw

Shonan Bellmare escaped with a 0-0 draw against Kawasaki Frontale in the J. League on Wednesday night after striker Yu Kobayashi missed a late penalty for the visitors at a rain-soaked BMW Stadium. Following the postponement of their July 28 clash due to Typhoon Jongdari, ...

China ends Japan's run at Women's Basketball World Cup

Basketball Sep 26, 2018

China ends Japan's run at Women's Basketball World Cup

Japan's run at the women's world cup ended Wednesday with an 87-81 loss to China in a meeting between two of Asia's best. A hot-shooting Nako Motohashi led the way for Japan, going 10-for-17 from the floor for her 25 points, including 3-for-5 from 3-point ...