November 2019
M T W T F S S
« Oct   Dec »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

58 articles published


China moves closer to resuming imports of Japanese beef

Business Nov 25, 2019

China moves closer to resuming imports of Japanese beef

Tokyo and Beijing have concluded an agreement on animal health and quarantine, taking a key step toward the resumption of Japanese beef exports to China that have been halted since 2001. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, welcomed the agreement at ...

Japan gears up for pig culls to prevent African swine fever

National Nov 25, 2019

Japan gears up for pig culls to prevent African swine fever

The agriculture ministry will seek to allow pig culls as a preventive measure against African swine fever, something not currently permitted by the law, if the disease is detected in Japan. The ministry will submit a bill to the Diet next year to revise the ...

Japan wants foreign entrepreneurs, but what's missing?

Business Nov 25, 2019

Japan wants foreign entrepreneurs, but what's missing?

by Masumi Koizumi

For foreign entrepreneurs, Japan has never been the easiest place to launch a startup for a number of reasons, including its conservative corporate culture, restrictive visa requirements and daunting language barrier. Well aware it may be failing to attract businesspeople who can spark the economy, ...

Fear of GAFA said to be behind Yahoo Japan-Line merger

Business / Corporate Nov 25, 2019

Fear of GAFA said to be behind Yahoo Japan-Line merger

A sense of crisis about the strength of Amazon.com, Apple and other information technology giants apparently hurried Line Corp. and Yahoo Japan parent Z Holdings Corp. into arranging their merger, which will create Japan's biggest internet services group. But it will not be easy for ...

Survey finds more young Japanese are watching less TV

National Nov 25, 2019

Survey finds more young Japanese are watching less TV

In a recent Jiji Press survey, about 10 percent of Japanese in their teens and 20s said they did not watch television, showing youngsters' diminishing interest in the medium amid the rising popularity of various online video platforms. The largest share of respondents — 25.7 ...

SoftBank to go ahead with WeWork stock tender offer this week

Business Nov 25, 2019

SoftBank to go ahead with WeWork stock tender offer this week

SoftBank Group Corp. will this week launch a previously agreed tender offer for as much as $3 billion of WeWork shares, including up to $970 million owned by the office sharing company's cofounder, Adam Neumann, two people familiar with the matter said. The tender offer ...

Chimney hopes to smoke out a soulmate

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Nov 25, 2019

Chimney hopes to smoke out a soulmate

Six-year-old Chimney has been described as a "beautiful, solid, love-you-forever type." One look at his photo and "beautiful" is sure to spring to mind. And Chimney most definitely is tried and true when it comes to affection. But, it does take time for him ...

New Zealand thrashes England in first test

More Sports / Cricket Nov 25, 2019

New Zealand thrashes England in first test

A fiery five-wicket burst from Neil Wagner sealed a comprehensive innings and 65 runs victory for New Zealand over England late on the final day of the first test in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, on Monday. It put New Zealand in an unbeatable position in ...

Registrations to buy Tokyo Games tickets exceed 8 million

Olympics Nov 25, 2019

Registrations to buy Tokyo Games tickets exceed 8 million

More than 8 million residents of Japan have registered to buy tickets for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next summer, the games organizing committee said Monday. Registration of a "Tokyo 2020 ID" is necessary before buying tickets and 50,000 people had already completed the process ...

Hakuho motivated by quest to reach 50 championships

Sumo Nov 25, 2019

Hakuho motivated by quest to reach 50 championships

A day after claiming his 43rd career title with a win at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Hakuho said he intends to fight on in pursuit of his 50th championship. While the 34-year-old has already said he plans to continue wrestling until next summer's ...