New PETRONAS formula fuels racing passion

Jul 10, 2020

New PETRONAS formula fuels racing passion

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia’s state-run oil company, introduced its high-performance racing fuel Primax to Japan’s racing enthusiasts in June. Primax is produced by using PETRONAS Fluid Technology Solutions, an advanced formula developed through the company’s collective experience in motorsports, as well as insights and ...

Competition in the time of coronavirus

Jun 29, 2020

Competition in the time of coronavirus

Humanity finds itself at a crossroads. The far-reaching impact of the coronavirus pandemic has plunged the entire world into an unprecedented crisis. However, the impact need not only be negative. In the words of writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit, “Horrible in itself, disaster ...

Embassy of the Republic of Angola

Jun 16, 2020

Embassy of the Republic of Angola

H.E. Rui Orlando Ferreira de Ceita da Silva Xavier Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary www.angola.or.jp Our thoughts, prayers and solidarity are with those facing unprecedented suffering caused by COVID-19. To all the health professionals, we would like to express our deepest gratitude and above all a message of great ...

Embassy of the Republic of Uganda

May 26, 2020

Embassy of the Republic of Uganda

H.E. Betty Grace Akech-Okullo Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary www.uganda-embassy.jp Despite COVID-19 causing grave global health concerns, massive recoveries inspire hope. Uganda salutes Their Imperial Majesties and the People of Japan for their unwavering commitment in fighting the pandemic. Ugandans stay safe. *A portion of ad revenue will be donated ...

‘New normal,’ new perspectives

May 25, 2020

‘New normal,’ new perspectives

Getting used to life at home? For many around the world, staying at home 24/7 has become the new normal. For Japan, a country known for its corporate warriors who demonstrate dedication through spending most of their time in the workplace, the coronavirus pandemic ...

Cultivating well-being while working from home

May 25, 2020

Cultivating well-being while working from home

Working from home, remote working or teleworking. Whatever the wording, this may very well set a new precedent as a widespread lifestyle worldwide, and setting up a home office or an environment where one can work comfortably on business-related tasks need not be a ...

Solidarity amid global challenges

May 9, 2020

Solidarity amid global challenges

by Patricia Flor

It is a great pleasure and honor to address readers of The Japan Times on Europe Day. The day is especially significant this year, as it marks the 70th anniversary of the call by then French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman to create a European ...

Agon Shu prays for relief from natural disasters at Fire Rites Festival

Mar 25, 2020

Agon Shu prays for relief from natural disasters at Fire Rites Festival

French poet Francois Villon once asked, “Where are the snows of yesteryear?” as he pondered the evanescence of existence. The thousands of people who made their way along the winding mountain road to the Agon Shu Buddhist Association’s Fire Rites Festival on the morning ...

Beautiful island paradise home to water activities, mountain trails

Mar 13, 2020

Beautiful island paradise home to water activities, mountain trails

This is the third article in a Sea of Japan series, showcasing natural beauty spots, tourist attractions, conservation initiatives and the region's historical significance. On Tsushima island, the mountains don't stop until they reach the sea, their dense forests and craggy cliffs plunging straight down ...

Explore 10,000 years of Cultural practices

Mar 13, 2020

Explore 10,000 years of Cultural practices

Attracted to Japanese paintings like those of artist Katsushika Hokusai? Curious about ancient techniques for wooden architecture or the works of famous modern architects such as Kenzo Tange and Kengo Kuma? The Japan Cultural Expo, a series of art and cultural programs across Japan, will ...

Kyoto National Treasure: To Protect and Convey Japanese Treasure

Mar 13, 2020

Kyoto National Treasure: To Protect and Convey Japanese Treasure

Commemorating the reopening of Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art, this exhibition showcases a collection of over 40 National Treasures, including paintings, sculptures, craft pieces, writings, archaeological artifacts and other historical items involved in Kyoto's history.