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Japan Times
Oct 2, 2022
For Constance Wu, there’s more to the story
The actor reveals her isolation, racism in her career and how she's moving on in her memoir, “Making a Scene.”
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2021
Peace Boat goes virtual with A-bomb survivors' stories amid pandemic
COVID-19 distancing measures have allowed the group to hold online events, with hibakusha telling their stories to people around the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Apr 17, 2020
Motorboat racing in Mie hit hard by outbreak, affecting public finances
Boat Race Tsu, a municipal-run kyōtei (boat race) course in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, is facing difficulties due to plunging sales after it began holding races without audiences to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Mar 7, 2020
Boat racing: Endearingly rubbish and genuinely dramatic
Kyu014dtei (boat racing) is a kind of slow, aquatic NASCAR that also happens to be one of the few things that you can legally gamble on in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Aug 2, 2019
Former Vietnamese refugee reunites with the Okinawan ship captain who saved him and 104 others in 1983
For the first time in 36 years, a former refugee reunited with an Okinawan man who rescued him and a hundred others fleeing their home country of Vietnam from a cramped and food-depleted boat sailing on a perilous journey.
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2019
Fishing boat crew returns home to Tottori Prefecture after being released by Russia
A Japanese crab-fishing boat detained by Russian authorities in late January over alleged illegal fishing returned to its home port Sunday.
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2018
Touching on themes of loss and longing, Kaori Ekuni's fiction retains a sense of lightness
A prolific writer with over 50 works published in Japanese since 1987, Ekuni's recent novel, 'Geckos, Frogs, and Butterflies,' won her the 2015 Tanizaki Prize. Her two works translated into English, 'Twinkle Twinkle' and 'God's Boat' address issues of loss and longing with both humor and wisdom.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2018
Peace Boat leaves for anti-nuke tour of Asia and Oceania
A ship chartered by Japan-based Peace Boat, a nongovernmental organization that works closely with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), left Yokohama on Monday for an extended tour of Asia and Oceania.
Japan Times
Dec 4, 2017
Hut found ransacked on isle where North Koreans stayed before ocean rescue; crew seen dumping items at sea
North Korean fishermen are suspected of making off with appliances, a solar panel and other items from a hut on an uninhabited islet off Hokkaido.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 12, 2017
Nobel Peace Prize laureate raps Japan's snub of nuclear ban treaty
A key member of an international organization that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize criticized the Japanese government Wednesday for ignoring a landmark U.N. treaty that outlaws nuclear weapons.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2017
Passengers injured in shuttle boat accident at Kobe Airport facility
One woman became unresponsive and 14 others were injured after a passenger boat rammed into a navigation aid near Kobe Airport, the Japan Coast Guard said Thursday.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2017
'Slow Boat': Hideo Furukawa beats Haruki Murakami at his own game
Comparing a Japanese writer with Haruki Murakami is the laziest move a reviewer can make, but with "Slow Boat," Hideo Furukawa leaves critics no choice.
Dec 15, 2016
Two more bodies found inside sunken fishing boat off Shimane Prefecture
The Japan Coast Guard on Thursday found two bodies inside a sunken fishing boat that capsized the previous day off Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, in the Sea of Japan.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2016
One killed, nine missing as fishing boat capsizes off Matsue
A vessel being towed by another fishing boat capsizes off Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, triggering a search for its crew.
Oct 5, 2016
Hibakusha visit U.K. Parliament, call for nuclear-free world
A group of atomic bomb survivors on Tuesday shared their personal experiences of suffering and appealed for the abolition of nuclear weapons at an event hosted in the House of Lords in London.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2016
Boat that drifted to Hawaii after 2011 tsunami heading back to Japan
A Tohoku fishing boat that washed up in Hawaii after being pulled out to sea by the March 2011 tsunami was headed back home Wednesday.
Dec 7, 2015
Four bodies taken from net-entangled boat off Aomori
Four bodies were recovered from a wooden boat found entangled in a fishing net off Aomori Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard said.
Sep 1, 2015
Russia-seized salmon boat to be returned today
A Japanese salmon boat and its 11 crew members seized by Russian authorities July 17 for alleged illegal fishing will return home Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said Monday.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2015
Florida environmentalists inflamed after protected mangroves are illegally cleared for boat show
New revelations that a long strip of protected mangrove trees were illegally razed amid preparations for the 2016 Miami International Boat Show has outraged Florida environmentalists.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2015
Myanmar navy holds migrant boat in limbo, blocks journalists from gaining access
Myanmar's navy briefly detained and turned back journalists on Sunday near a migrant boat being held off the country's southern coast, according to Reuters witnesses, as officials remained guarded over what would be done with the people on board.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals