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Mainstream media last month broke a long-standing silence they've had concerning the activities of Japan's organized crime groups, which are referred to in official circles as "boryokudan" (violent groups) or, colloquially, as "yakuza." The Mainichi Shimbun (Sept. 15) reported that Kobe's Municipal Board of Education ...
The EU and Japan on Friday signed an infrastructure agreement to link Europe and Asia as a counter to China's ambitious Belt and Road strategy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker inked the accord to coordinate infrastructure, transport and digital projects. The ...
Ten days after their bid for back-to-back Asian titles came crashing down, the Kashima Antlers were spared another disappointing result on Saturday when Serginho's 50th-minute equalizer earned them a 1-1 draw against visiting Consadole Sapporo. The Antlers started the day with 51 points, one behind ...