Yuka Koshino
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 21, 2021
How Japan can help the U.K. meet its China challenge
With London and Tokyo sharing a view on the impact of Beijing's rise, now is the time for a bilateral policy dialogue to further align their diplomatic, economic and security interests.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2015
New JICA head envisages 'effective approach' for ODA
Shinichi Kitaoka, the newly appointed president of Japan International Cooperation Agency, said he wants to carefully study the needs of recipients and work to provide development aid effectively given the country's limited financial resources.
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2015
Survey ranks Hakodate as Japan's top tourist site for second year in a row
Hokkaido's Hakodate stands out as the nation's most attractive tourist destination for the second year in a row, according to a recent survey by a private think tank.
JAPAN / Media
Sep 28, 2015
PR firm Sunny Side Up Inc. to buy Tokyo Weekender publisher BC Media Group
Sunny Side Up Inc., a Tokyo-based public relations agency, announced Friday it will purchase Bulbous Cell Media Group, which publishes the English-language magazine Tokyo Weekender.
Japan Times
Sep 25, 2015
Miyazaki city turns to French flair in a bid to attract new residents
A city suffering from population decline has attracted nationwide attention through its promotion video, which has had over a million views on YouTube.
Japan Times
Sep 17, 2015
Thousands gather outside Diet in heavy rain for last chance to protest security bills
Thursday's heavy rain failed to douse the rage of thousands of demonstrators who gathered in front of the Diet building in Tokyo to protest the controversial security legislation that is expected to pass by week's end.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2015
Student protests continue quest to block security bills
Student protesters continued to cry foul over what they call "unconstitutional" security legislation Wednesday in a last-minute effort before the bills' expected Diet passage later this week.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals