Daisuke Kikuchi

Daisuke Kikuchi is a staff writer at The Japan Times. When not trying to keep up with the country’s myriad music scenes, he is tracking current political trends.

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Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

Sep 24, 2017

Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

Gundam's upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot statue will become a new tourist attraction ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The towering, full-scale 19.7-meter Unicorn Gundam replaces the previous model, which ...

Firms seeking foreign help get guidance on visas

Sep 23, 2017

Firms seeking foreign help get guidance on visas

The Justice Ministry has drafted guidelines to help companies that want to hire international students understand the types of jobs eligible for granting visas. The guidelines, released Friday, focus on fields related to creativity and culture, such as animation, manga, fashion, design and food. They ...