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In addition to the supply shortages, the yen's depreciation is also blamed for the recent surge in orange juice prices in Japan, which relies almost entirely on imported orange juice.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 2, 2024
Orange juice crisis hits consumers in Japan
Supply shortages have forced many Japanese makers to suspend sales of orange juice products.
Akira Miyagi (center) and other members of Japanese-Brazilians with ties to Okinawa Prefecture hold a news conference in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.
May 23, 2024
Brazil to mull apology for persecution of Japanese immigrants
If the federal government apologizes, it will be its first over the country's treatment of Japanese immigrants.
Andre Hayato Saito’s latest short, “Amarela,” centers on a 14-year-old Japanese Brazilian girl (Melissa Uehara).
May 21, 2024
Cannes nominee on being 'too Brazilian to be Japanese, too Japanese to be Brazilian’
Andre Hayato Saito's Palme d’Or-nominated short film, “Amarela,” is rooted in the director's own experiences with searching for a sense of belonging.
A drone view of fire and smoke from burning vegetation rising in a rainforest in Canta, state of Roraima, Brazil, on Feb. 29.
May 21, 2024
Brazil's Amazon fires off to record 2024 start as green union blames firefighting budget cut
A record drought, brought on by the El Nino climate phenomenon and global warming, is thought to be behind the fires.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino announces Brazil as the host of the 2027 Women's World Cup during the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok on Friday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
May 17, 2024
Brazil named as host of 2027 Women's World Cup
FIFA chose to continue its push to expand women's soccer by taking the tournament to South America for the first time.
A drone view shows a flooded street in downtown Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on Monday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
May 14, 2024
Persistent Brazil floods raise specter of climate migration
The mayor of one town in southern Brazil said his office is planning to rebuild 40% of it elsewhere after the area flooded yet again.
A sofa floats down a flooded street in Porto Alegre, in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, on Sunday. New rains in waterlogged southern Brazil are expected to be at their heaviest between Sunday and Monday, authorities have warned.
May 13, 2024
Death toll from Brazil floods reaches 143 as rain continue to pour
Another 125 people remain unaccounted for in Rio Grande do Sul state, where rising river levels are being reported.
Floodwater near a highway following heavy rains in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
May 10, 2024
Brazil’s historic floods create ‘Katrina moment’ for Lula’s presidency
Natural disasters like the record-breaking deluge that hit the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil carry tremendous power to reshape politics.
Brazil's Ronaldo (left) celebrates his goal against Turkey with teammate Ronaldinho during a World Cup match in Ulsan, South Korea, in June 2002.
May 8, 2024
Is Brazil still the land of soccer?
"We're at a low point. We used to have more top-quality athletes," the late Pele's eldest son, Edinho, said recently.
According to a FIFA report, Brazil's bid for the 2027 Women's World Cup offers good stadiums, with the country having already hosted the 2014 World Cup.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
May 8, 2024
Brazil's bid to host Women's World Cup tops European rival
According to the report, Brazil's bid offers good stadiums, having already hosted the 2021 World Cup.
A cargo plane sits on a flooded runway at the airport in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on Monday.
May 7, 2024
'Today, I saw death': Tales of horror as floods hit Brazil
A woman in Brazil recounts the horrors of floodwater overwhelming her home as residents are left to rescue one another in the Rio Grande do Sul state.
People are rescued after flooding in Canoas, at the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul on Sunday.
WORLD / Society
May 6, 2024
Death toll from southern Brazil rainfall rises to 78, with many still missing
Floods from several days of storms have affected more than two-thirds of some 500 cities in Rio Grande do Sul, leaving more than 115,000 people displaced.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech during a welcoming ceremony hosted by an organization of Nikkei immigrants from Japan and descendants in Sao Paulo on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 5, 2024
Kishida meets with Brazilians of Japanese descent
At 2.7 million, Brazil has the world's largest community of Nikkei — immigrants from Japan and their descendants.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holds a news conference in Sao Paulo on Saturday.
May 5, 2024
Kishida talks up bolstered Latin American ties as China cements position
While the visit may improve ties, observers doubt countries like Brazil will jeopardize relations with Beijing, their most important trading partner.
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (right) and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shake hands during a joint statement at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 4, 2024
Japan and Brazil vow cooperation in fighting climate change
Kishida and Lula also agreed to work together to maintain and strengthen the international order based on the rule of law.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will use a policy speech in Sao Paulo to set out his vision for ties between Japan and South America, almost 10 years after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe advocated for stronger ties between the two in the same city.
JAPAN / Politics
May 1, 2024
Kishida sets sights on energy and climate in South America trip
Widespread use of biomass as car fuel makes Brazil an ideal import partner for Japan.
Masayuki Fukasawa (left), chief editor of Diario Brasil Nippou, and Kimiko Aso, of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, in Sao Paulo in April
JAPAN / Society
May 1, 2024
Brazil's last Japanese-language newspaper innovates to stay in print
Behind the difficulties facing Diario Brasil Nippou is declining numbers of subscribers, but the daily hopes to stay afloat by stressing its cultural role.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and French President Emmanuel Macron deliver a joint statement in Paris in January 2023.
Apr 26, 2024
Kishida to visit France, Brazil and Paraguay starting next week
In Paris on Thursday, Kishida plans to give a keynote speech at a ministerial council meeting of the OECD and meet with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of Twitter, at the Viva Technology conference in Paris on June 16, 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 8, 2024
Brazil judge opens inquiry into Musk over blocked accounts on X
Musk has challenged a decision by a Supreme Court judge ordering the blocking of certain accounts.
Vehicles on display at a Toyota car dealership in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 6, 2024
Toyota ups its bet on hybrids in Brazil with $2.2 billion plan
The firm will expand production capacity in Latin America’s largest economy for models that use hybrid-flex fuel technology.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan