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43 articles published


Business Nov 8, 2018

Japan loans Philippines ¥38 billion for Manila railway repairs

Japan and the Philippines signed an agreement Wednesday for up to ¥38 billion ($336 million) in assistance from Tokyo to rehabilitate a mass transit railway in Manila that has fallen into a state of disrepair. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin and Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda ...

Kyoto works to disperse crowds amid fears of 'overtourism'

National Nov 8, 2018

Kyoto works to disperse crowds amid fears of 'overtourism'

The city of Kyoto, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, is aiming to attract travelers to lesser-known spots to ease "overtourism" that has increased complaints among both visitors and locals. Having been rated highly in foreign travel magazine polls, the number of visitors ...

Samsung previews smartphone with screen that folds like a book

Business / Tech Nov 8, 2018

Samsung previews smartphone with screen that folds like a book

Samsung Electronics Co. showed off a new phone with a foldable screen in a bid to shake up a smartphone business awash with black, shiny rectangles that look increasingly similar. At its conference Wednesday for software developers in San Francisco, the company previewed what it ...

National / Politics Nov 8, 2018

Abe and Putin to meet in Singapore next week: Tass

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting in Singapore next week, Russia's ITAR-Tass news agency reported Wednesday. The meeting will take place during Putin's three-day visit to Singapore from Tuesday, on the fringe of gatherings related to the Association ...

Japan doesn't treat U.S. fairly on trade, Trump says

National / Politics Nov 8, 2018

Japan doesn't treat U.S. fairly on trade, Trump says

President Donald Trump accused Japan on Wednesday of treating the United States unfairly on trade, claiming that Japan exports cars with low tariffs but does not take American cars. Speaking at a news conference a day after the Republican Party lost control of the House ...

Editorials Nov 8, 2018

Make real cuts to cellphone charges

The carriers need to continue their efforts to improve their services while reducing the charges for consumers through more efficient operation and use of their resources.

Penfolds boasts wine expertise

Life | NEWS AND NOTES Nov 8, 2018

Penfolds boasts wine expertise

The Penfolds Collection 2018 Master Class was held at Happo-en, a luxurious garden venue for events and banquets, in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Oct. 22. Chief winemaker Peter Gago spoke about the 12 varieties of red and white wines that are included in this year's ...

Songs of Tokyo to be aired on NHK

Life | NEWS AND NOTES Nov 8, 2018

Songs of Tokyo to be aired on NHK

On Oct. 11 and 12, the second edition of "NHK World-Japan presents Songs of Tokyo" was filmed before a live audience at the NHK Hall in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. Artists of various genres representing today's Japanese music scene such as visual kei, idol, dance, ...

Bilingual boarding schooling in Japan

Life | NEWS AND NOTES Nov 8, 2018

Bilingual boarding schooling in Japan

A presentation for Jinseki International School, scheduled to open in April 2020, will be held in the gallery of The Japan Times' Kioicho office in Tokyo from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. Admission is free and doors open at 2:30 p.m. This international ...

Japan's pro sports clubs see investment boost ahead of 2020 Games

Sports Nov 8, 2018

Japan's pro sports clubs see investment boost ahead of 2020 Games

Japan's professional sports clubs are attracting a wave of investment, as a fitness club, clothing chain operators and entrepreneurs look to cash in on the sports world's potential ahead of the 2020 Games. At the training camp of J. League first division soccer side Shonan ...