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44 articles published


Business Nov 6, 2018

Cabinet sends Japan-EU free trade pact to the Diet

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to ratify a massive free trade agreement with the European Union. The Abe administration hopes to gain Diet approval during the current extraordinary session through Dec. 10 to complete domestic procedures by the end of the year. If the ...

Japan to make trademark registration of era names impossible

National Nov 6, 2018

Japan to make trademark registration of era names impossible

The government plans to set a clear rule that no trademark containing any era name can be registered. The government will revise its trademark application screening criteria, which currently only reject registration of the current era name, officials said Monday. The government hopes to make sure ...

U.S. exempts Japan and seven other nations from Iran oil sanctions

Business Nov 6, 2018

U.S. exempts Japan and seven other nations from Iran oil sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration temporarily exempted Japan and seven other parties from its ban on Iranian oil imports as Washington reimposed sanctions against Tehran on Monday as part of its "maximum" economic pressure campaign against the Islamic republic. The administration granted a 180-day waiver ...

Waking up to Asia's growing role in art

Art Nov 6, 2018

Waking up to Asia's growing role in art

by John L. Tran

One year after The National Art Center, Tokyo, and the Mori Art Museum presented the expansive "Sunshower: Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia 1980s to Now," The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, (MOMAT) has unveiled "Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s." Both projects were ...

'Seeing Through a Glass'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 6, 2018

'Seeing Through a Glass'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 10-March 31 Landscape is one of the most popular themes in art. Whether it's natural or urban settings, artists have long sought to express the world they see around them. With the theme of "landscapes" central to "Seeing Through a Glass," this collection seeks to ...