Wide range of attractions, food

| Jan 19, 2017

Wide range of attractions, food

ASEAN member states boast rich tourism resources that are of historic and cultural importance, as well as excellent getaway destinations. They also offer delicious local cuisine and souvenirs of exotic crafts. For Japanese, Southeast Asia is a conveniently located vacation destination. This year, the member ...

High-mortality infectious diseases require global focus

Mar 30, 2016

High-mortality infectious diseases require global focus

Global health issues such as the implementation of universal health coverage and early detection of high-mortality infectious disease outbreaks should be placed on political agendas as global threats, a forum of global health organization officials recently reaffirmed. Japan should take the initiative in discussing the ...

Social media wrap-up: The day Taco Bell returned to Japan

Apr 22, 2015

Social media wrap-up: The day Taco Bell returned to Japan

After Taco Bell's brief presence in Japan in the 1980s, the U.S.-based chain exited the market (with the exception of outlets on U.S. military bases). To the delight of fans of fast-food Tex Mex, it was announced in February 2015 that Taco Bell would ...

Obama: No nation gets 'free pass' on climate change

/ Sep 24, 2014

Obama: No nation gets 'free pass' on climate change

In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe's climate is changing faster than efforts to address it. "Nobody gets a pass," he declared. "We have to raise our collective ambition." Speaking at ...

Writer Donald Richie dies at 88

/ Feb 20, 2013

Writer Donald Richie dies at 88

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Long-term Japan resident, writer and critic Donald Richie, who through dozens of books and articles published from the late 1940s until the last decade helped introduce Japanese film and culture to the world, passed away in Tokyo on Tuesday, according to his long-term editor, ...

Kyoto-style items make waves in Tokyo

| Nov 30, 2012

Kyoto-style items make waves in Tokyo

Kyoto-based Japanese fan maker Maisendo opened its new Tokyo shop, Sakira Maisendo, at Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs last April, featuring selected Japanese products from Kyoto and other areas of western Japan. "Sakira" means "future" in the Kyoto dialect and the new shop offers stylish, innovative items ...