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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.
Attendees listen as Fernando Haddad, Brazil's finance minister, speaks virtually during the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 29, 2024
Brazil urges 'new globalization' at G20 meet overshadowed by Ukraine
The meeting will lay the economic policy groundwork for the annual G20 leaders' summit to be held in November.
Brazil's Minister of the Environment Marina Silva (left), U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (center) and Abrao Neto, CEO of American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil, take part in a meeting on the U.S.-Brazil economic relationship, in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 28, 2024
G20 to mention conflicts but sidestep controversies in joint statement
A draft version of the communique, far shorter than that of previous years, also flags the risks of high uncertainty to the global economy.
Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's former president, march on Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Feb 26, 2024
Bolsonaro rallies supporters in Brazil amid police probes
Dozens of conservative congressmen and governors attended, demonstrating Bolsonaro’s grip on the Brazilian right.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro surrendered his passport to police last Thursday and four of his ex-aides have been arrested.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Bolsonaro coup probe weakens Brazil's right-wing opposition
A social media survey showed 58% of posts were critical of Bolsonaro, while 42% were favorable, indicating that he still has considerable support.
Japan forward Aoba Fujino competes against the United States during the SheBelieves Cup in Nashville, Tennessee in February 2023.
Jan 20, 2024
Japan, Brazil and Canada to feature in SheBelieves Cup in U.S.
The U.S. will face Japan and Brazil will take on Canada at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the semifinal games in Atlanta on April 6.
Scallops from Hokkaido are served at an event in Sao Paulo on Sunday to promote Japanese seafood.
Jan 15, 2024
Japan promotes fishery products at event in Brazil
The move is meant to cut reliance on the Chinese market after Beijing banned seafood imports from Japan last year.
Devotees of Afro-Brazilian religions carry offerings to the sea as part of an annual rite in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 29, 2023.
WORLD / Society
Jan 2, 2024
How to start the new year? Keep the sea goddess happy.
Followers of Afro-Brazilian religions have been displaced by New Year’s revelers. But they still find ways to make their offerings to the ocean.
Fumio Kishida
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 31, 2023
Kishida mulls dropping Latin America trip amid fund scandal
Kishida was expected to make his first visit to Latin America as prime minister in January.
A statue depicting Brazilian football legend Pele, designed by Brazilian artist Luis Costa, at Rei Pele pier in Brazil's Sao Paulo state. Friday will mark the first anniversary of the former player's death.
Dec 26, 2023
Pele 'would have been sad' at state of Brazil team, says son
"This crisis didn't appear overnight, there are big and complex problems," said Edinho, 53, who is one of Pele's seven children.
A Brazilian of Japanese descent teaches Japanese to foreign nationals in July 2020 at the Homi housing complex in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, which is home to many foreign nationals, mainly of Brazilian heritage.
Dec 22, 2023
Some foreign fourth generation descendants of Japanese to be given long-term residency
The Immigration Services Agency will revise the residency status system to allow such people to effectively stay in Japan indefinitely.
Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, at a meeting in Atlanta on Tuesday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Dec 14, 2023
NFL expands overseas games and books Brazil contest in 2024
NFL team owners voted Wednesday to stage a 2024 regular-season game in Brazil and approved an increase in the number of international contests from four to eight starting in 2025.
Hikaru Naomoto moves with the ball during Nadeshiko's Japan's 2-0 win over Brazil in a friendly in Sao Paulo on Sunday.
Dec 4, 2023
Nadeshiko Japan win 2-0 away to Brazil in women's friendly
Quick-fire first-half goals from Moeka Minami and Mina Tanaka steered Japan to a 2-0 win over Brazil in a women's soccer international friendly on Sunday, ending a two-game trip to the country with a win and a loss against the South Americans.
Nadeshiko Japan players greet the crowd after losing 4-3 to Brazil in a friendly match in Sao Paulo on Thursday.
Dec 1, 2023
Japan suffers late 4-3 defeat to Brazil in women's friendly
Two defensive mistakes cost Japan dearly in the second half.
People in New York watch drones creating a 3D display outside the United Nations Headquarters calling attention to the Amazon rainforest and climate change.
Nov 29, 2023
Amazon rainforest destruction slows sharply year to date, report says
Destruction across the Amazon rainforest so far this year has slowed dramatically, down 55.8% from the same period a year ago.
Analysts say that the election of brash Argentine upstart Javier Milei shows that an anti-incumbent trend over the past decade is becoming a fixture.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 24, 2023
Fed-up voters put Latin American leaders on thin ice
From Chile to Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, voters have simply opted to boot out the government of the day in favor of someone new.
A Nissan auto dealership in the Botafogo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The firm hopes to more than double its market share in Brazil, to 7% from the current 3.4% in 2026.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2023
Nissan to invest $575 million in Brazil as it aims to double share
Nissan hopes to more than double its market share in Brazil, to 7% from the current 3.4% in 2026.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino (right) after the Copa Libertadores final in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Nov 5, 2023
Brazil submits letter of intent to host 2027 Women's World Cup
Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands submitted a joint expression of interest in April, while the other joint bid includes the United States and Mexico.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action during qualifying on Friday ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Nov 4, 2023
Max Verstappen on pole after 'insane' Brazil qualifying
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc joined Verstappen on the front row as qualifying was cut short by inclement weather.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has finished the last two races second on track, although he was disqualified from the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin when the car failed post-race checks, and has looked increasingly comfortable in the car.
Nov 2, 2023
Hamilton wants to win in Brazil but has sights on future glory
The 38-year-old great has not triumphed since 2021 but he remained optimistic about the future.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world