The prime minister has called for Japan to be carbon neutral by 2050, but bolder measures look necessary to reduce the economic damage caused by global warming.
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The 75th anniversary of the end of World War II came amid a pandemic. We take a moment to look back to remember two people in particular who died in that global crisis.
As 2021 approaches, six Japan Times book reviewers look back on their top reads released in English this year.
Following a recipe in Japanese can be a language lesson all on its own. Get some grammar, add some vocabulary and serve fresh.
While it can be hard to observe Jewish practices anywhere there isn't a large Jewish population, the Jewish community in Kansai supports each other.
Japanese is well-known for being an indirect language, but that doesn't mean you can't make your dissatisfaction with a situation clear to others.
There is no place that loves Sakamoto Ryoma like Kochi. Born in 1836 in the area that is now known as Kochi Prefecture, Sakamoto was one of the leading figures who opposed the Tokugawa shogunate and brought an end to the Edo Period in 1868, ...
As we approach a time of giving thanks, whether it's Thanksgiving or the year-end holidays, brush up on your ability to show gratitude in Japanese.
When new people come to town they bring a flurry of new ideas with them. In the small town of Nakatsugawa, this has meant an exciting cultural exchange.
While this year alone saw the release of well over 100 English nonfiction books about Japan, ranging from accounts of the atomic bombings, to memoirs, travelogues and countless explorations of Japanese culture, one trend in particular stands out from the rest: books on Japanese ...