Tag - belgium



Japanese chocolatier Yasushi Sasaki holds a box of chocolates in his workshop in the Brussels commune of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 27, 2024
A Japanese 'flavor wizard' conquers the homeland of chocolate
Yasushi Sasaki has been named Brussels' chocolatier of the year by the prestigious Gault & Millau food guide.
 A cow is prepared for slaughter at a facility in Corbas, France.
Mar 20, 2024
Does religious freedom trump animal welfare?
The European Court of Human Rights found that protecting the welfare of animals is part of the legitimate government objective of protecting public morals.
Japanese saxophonists Wataru Hirai (left) and Kenta Igarashi won prizes in the eighth International Adolphe Sax Competition held in Dinant, Belgium.
Nov 12, 2023
Two Japanese win prizes in international sax competition in Belgium
Hirai, 23, from Hyogo Prefecture, took fourth place while Igarashi, 21, from Gunma Prefecture, came in fifth in the prestigious competition.
Police officers work after a operation against a deadly shooting suspect, in Schaerbeek, Brussels, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Oct 18, 2023
Brussels attack underlines challenges for new EU migration pact
Monday's shooting came at a time of heightened concerns across Europe linked to the Israel-Hamas war and alarm over increasing arrivals of migrants.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 23, 2023
Japan's JERA to buy Belgium's top offshore wind company for $1.7 billion
JERA will add Parkwind's four offshore wind farms in Belgium and a new wind farm being built in Germany to its renewable portfolio through the deal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 7, 2022
Japan's Rapidus and Belgium institute join hands on advanced chip R&D
The collaboration, which includes eight major Japanese companies, aims to build a sustainable, long-term partnership, according to government officials.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 2, 2022
Belgium’s 'golden generation' reaches the end as Croatia and Morocco move on
The Belgians had chance after chance to win, but never scored against Croatia, which advanced. Morocco cruised past Canada to win the group.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 7, 2022
Belgium's 'golden generation' prepares for last stand at World Cup in Qatar
'Of course, we've got an incredible generation of players, but we still haven't won anything,' Eden Hazard said.
Japan Times
Sep 25, 2022
U.S. reach World Cup quarterfinals as Belgium survives scare
The Americans faced a trickier Group A test against an emerging China, which was tipped to be the United States' biggest threat to an 11th world title.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2022
Belgium reaches Euro 2022 quarterfinals; France held by Iceland
In just their second-ever major tournament, Belgium reached the knockout phase for the first time to round off a miserable few weeks for Italy.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2022
Storm Eunice cuts power and disrupts travel across Europe
Felled trees, damaged rail lines and record-breaking wind speeds wreaked havoc in the U.K. and on the continent.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Sep 4, 2021
Belgian wheelchair sprinter says he overcame sabotage to win gold medal
Peter Genyn's coach and staffers worked quickly to repair his wheelchair before Friday's race, in which he broke his own Paralympic record.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2021
Japan wins thriller over Belgium to move into women's basketball semis for the first time
Saki Hayashi was the hero on the day, sinking a clutch 3-pointer with just 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter to put Japan ahead for good.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2021
The U.S.-China tech conflict front line goes through Belgium
The Interuniversity Microelectronics Center may be Belgium's best-kept secret, but it's in global demand for its work on the future of computer chips.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2020
Japan Times 1970: Brussels karate attack termed 'all a mistake'
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 25, 2019
Thousands in Belgium march to demand end to violence against women
Thousands of people protested in Brussels on Sunday against violence targeting women, placing pairs of women's shoes painted red outside a court to symbolize victims of femicide.
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2019
Hamburg SV midfielder Tatsuya Ito signs transfer agreement with Sint-Truiden
Belgian first-division side Sint-Truiden announced Thursday it has signed a full transfer agreement with midfielder Tatsuya Ito.
Japan Times
Aug 3, 2019
Sint-Truiden's Daniel Schmidt allows six goals in debut with team
Japan goalkeeper Daniel Schmidt conceded six goals in his first appearance for Sint-Truiden on Friday, as the Belgian top-division club lost 6-0 away to Club Brugge.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2019
Cannonball highlights how close Napoleon came to victory at Waterloo
A cannonball discovered this week by archaeologists provides a further indication of how close Napoleon Bonaparte came to winning the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2019
Japan sweeps Belgium; Saki Hayashi named series MVP
Japan's women's basketball team concluded a two-game exhibition series sweep of Belgium with a 84-71 win at Adastria Mito Arena on Sunday.


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