Ryotaro Nakamaru
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Mar 9, 2018
Atsushi Yamamoto steps off the field and onto the slopes
He is arguably Japan's best-known disabled athlete, but some may be surprised to see Atsushi Yamamoto at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 15, 2018
Japan's regional economies improve amid strong exports and domestic spending: BOJ
Japan's regional economies are on firmer ground amid robust overseas demand for electronics and increased domestic consumer spending, the Bank of Japan said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 2, 2018
Japan's biggest banks downsize to stay alive amid population decline
The country's banking giants race to adapt to changing business conditions thanks to a graying population and the spread of online banking.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2017
Japan's para Alpine skiing trio aim for gold rush at Pyeongchang Games
Three medalists are aiming to sweep the podium in the men's Alpine skiing sitting category when the Paralympic Games kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in less than 100 days.
Japan Times
Aug 7, 2014
Anime teaching kids about A-bombs
Nearly 70 years after a U.S. atomic bomb laid waste to the city of Hiroshima, the attack continues to hold an important place in the psyche of its residents.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2014
Tokyo business leaders step into ring for charity
What would you do for a great cause? Would you go through three months of grueling boxing training while juggling your day job and climb into the ring in front of hundreds of your friends and coworkers?
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2014
Back on track: Sanriku Railway's long road to recovery
Japan Times
Dec 30, 2013
Video game makers handed chance to ride indie wave
Independently made video games, a term that can be stretched to include titles made by midsize game developers, a group of enthusiasts or just a lone programming hobbyist, have become hugely popular in North America and Europe.
Reader Mail
Sep 4, 2011
Bareheaded Putin misses chance
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is one cool guy! He does martial arts. He fishes. He hunts. He's bilingual. He scuba dives. He's charismatic. He's smart. He looks good topless. And, in the Aug. 31 AFP-Jiji photo titled "LEADER OF THE PACK," he is shown riding a hog — in leather, no less.
Sep 21, 2010
Looking after the elderly
Ten years have passed since the introduction of the nursing care insurance system in April 2000. In fiscal 2009, some 3.92 million people used nursing care insurance services. Discussions have started in preparation for a once-every-three-years reform of the system that will be implemented in fiscal...


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