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Japan Times
Sep 1, 2017
Brazil suspends Amazon mining decree in face of criticism
Brazil's government said late on Thursday it would suspend action on a decree opening a vast section of the Amazon rain forest to mining, backtracking in the face of activist criticism and a legal challenge.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Aug 15, 2017
Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty
Sentimental favorite Chapecoense lost 1-0 to the Urawa Reds after a controversially awarded penalty in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship.
Jul 19, 2017
The abrupt fall of a political hero
Few politicians have endured a more stunning fall from grace than former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2017
Japan beats Brazil for first time in six years
Japan defeated Brazil for the first time in six years, winning their 2017 women's volleyball World Grand Prix match 3-2 on Sunday.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2017
U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports amid 'recurring' safety concerns
The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 9, 2017
Brazilian scientists develop biosensor for cheap dengue diagnosis
Brazilian scientists have developed a biosensor that can quickly detect dengue and could help create a cheap tool to diagnose the painful mosquito-borne virus that infects millions each year.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 19, 2017
Brazil's Temer steadfastly refuses to step down in face of corruption probe
President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he will not resign after the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into allegations he condoned bribes to a potential witness in a major corruption probe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 5, 2017
Amnesty warns of rising violence in Rio de Janeiro amid spike in killings by police
Amnesty International on Thursday warned of growing violence across Brazil, particularly killings by police as law enforcement and criminals battle over turf in Rio de Janeiro, the country's second-biggest city.
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WORLD / Society
Apr 23, 2017
Brazil in landmark court case over indigenous peoples' territorial rights
In a landmark court case that pits the state against indigenous people, an international human rights commission has accused Brazil of failing to obey its own constitution and protect ancient tribal territories.
SOCCER / J. League
Apr 8, 2017
Support continues for Brazilian club Chapecoense
The J. League said Friday it will continue its charity activities to raise funds for tragedy-hit Brazilian side Chapecoense and will also invite its youth team to a soccer tournament it hosts in summer.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2017
Government bans Brazilian meat producers over bribery scandal, says supplies won't be affected
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday the blocking of imports from 21 Brazilian processing plants involved in a high-profile bribery and tainted-meat scandal will not affect supplies in Japan.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2017
Brazilian YouTubers Prit and Lohgann are channeling their daily bread in Japan
Japan is a real wonderland when it comes to neat little toys, gadgets and fun candies — navigating the variety of Kit Kats alone could be its own article. If you're new to the country, it may be hard to tell which treats are worth your yen, and that's where YouTube helps.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2017
IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games
Organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics denied on Friday that vote buying helped to secure the games after a French newspaper reported that a Brazilian businessman made payments to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before the vote.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2017
Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest "bloco" street party, the Bola Preta.
Feb 14, 2017
Former Japan midfielder Ramos leaves hospital
Ex-Japan international Ruy Ramos was released from the hospital on Tuesday after suffering a stroke in December.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2017
Paratroopers join patrols in Brazil city as violence claims over 100; Rio may need army next
More than 100 people have been reported killed in violence and looting during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, with schools and businesses closed and public transportation frozen.
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JAPAN / Politics
Feb 2, 2017
Abe mulls easing immigration for kin of Japanese emigrants to South America
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday hinted he was willing to expand the scope of young Japanese-Brazilians eligible for preferential visa status to speed their emigration to labor-hungry Japan.
Jan 29, 2017
Half of Brazil's population lack full property rights
Half of Brazil's population cannot prove full legal ownership of their homes, depriving authorities in the recession-hit country of a major source of taxes and deterring local investment, a senior government official said.
Jan 21, 2017
Ex-Brazil, Yomiuri FC coach Silva, 77, passes away
Former Brazil national team coach Carlos Alberto Silva, who spent time managing in Japan in the early 1990s, passed away Friday at age 77, Brazilian media reported.
Jan 13, 2017
Brazilian farm owners form militias to attack land activists: rights group
Large farm owners in Brazil are forming private militias to attack land rights campaigners, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, as rural violence in Latin America's largest country hits its worst levels in a decade.


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