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Japan Times
May 18, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Ishikawa: USA and Australia
A Team USA fan and a Socceroo follower in Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture, discuss their teams' prospects in next month's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Japan Times
May 14, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: Croatia and Japan
A Japanese blues singer and a Croatian actor discuss the prospects for their national teams in next month's FIFA World Cup.
Japan Times
May 12, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: Germany and England
A German and an Englishman in Tokyo discuss the prospects for their teams and Japan in next month's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2014
Social media gives new voice to Brazil protesters
When the battered body of a young Brazilian professional dancer, Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira, was found in the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela in Rio de Janeiro, locals refused to believe the police statement — that his injuries were "compatible with a death caused by a fall."
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 24, 2014
Hokkaido entomologist uncovers Brazilian bugs whose bawdy bits baffle scholars
This may be the role reversal to end all role reversals.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 16, 2014
Nissan chief sees 'bright spots' for sales, higher demand from Europe
Global carmakers will face rising demand this year as sales in China and the U.S. expand and Europe starts to grow again, Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn said.
Japan Times
Mar 8, 2014
Noisy bulbuls change with the seasons
On cold winter mornings the bulbuls come squawking their full-throated calls as they swoop onto bird-feeders, their white-tipped gray breast feathers appearing frosted by the chill.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2014
Nishimura, two assistant referees picked for World Cup assignment
Referee Yuichi Nishimura and assistant referees Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi have been appointed to officiate at this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil, world soccer's governing body FIFA said Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2013
Brazilians wary over renewed mass beach robberies
Rio de Janeiro
Japan Times
Nov 22, 2013
Brazil spikers deliver strong performance in three-set triumph over Japan
Brazil overpowered Japan in straight sets (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) in their round-robin volleyball match at the FIVB Men's Grand Champions Cup on Friday.
Japan Times
Nov 1, 2013
'Perfect' winds give Brazil another option for power
Wind is emerging as a prize for energy planners in Brazil who see the howling gusts that arrive from the east as a way to offset the fresh limits imposed on hydropower.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 30, 2013
Brazilian facing arrest jumps to his death from Aichi apartment building
A 39-year-old Brazilian man facing an arrest warrant for alleged theft and overstaying his visa leaped to his death from a 16-meter roof of an apartment building in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, on Tuesday evening, police said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 22, 2013
Sojitz to invest in Brazil grain firm
Trading house Sojitz Corp. will invest in a Brazilian grain harvester and collector to tap food demand in Asia.
Japan Times
Oct 20, 2013
Ahead of World Cup, inequities ignite ire in Brazil
The night of June 30 was one of intense drama in Rio de Janeiro. Inside the newly refurbished Maracana stadium, still slick with plaster dust, a gladiatorial atmosphere turned to celebration as Neymar scored Brazil's second goal in a 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final, on the cusp...
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2013
Non-native teachers of Japanese growing among Brazil's immigrants
A growing number of people in Brazil's large Japanese community are studying Japanese under non-native teachers.
Sep 25, 2013
Rousseff slams U.S. over snooping
United Nations THE WASHINGTON POST Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday delivered a stinging rebuke of electronic espionage by the U.S. National Security Agency, telling the U.N. General Assembly that American eavesdropping constitutes "a breach of international law and an affront" to Brazil's...
Sep 24, 2013
Brazilians demand long-term change in slums
Brazilian demonstraters want the government to invest in public transportation, better schools and hospitals instead of hosting mega-events such as the 2014 World Cup.
Japan Times
Sep 12, 2013
Japanese warming up to all things Brazilian as World Cup approaches
Interest in food and other items from or associated with Brazil is growing in Japan ahead of the World Cup soccer tournament to be held there next year.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 30, 2013
Japan, Brazil eye meeting of leaders at G-20 summit in Russia
Japan and Brazil are working to arrange a meeting between their leaders on the fringes of the summit of the Group of 20 major economies in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sept. 5, a Japanese government source said Friday.
Japan Times
Aug 29, 2013
Strong blocking carries Brazil past Japan in FIVB Women's World Grand Prix finals
Japan failed to capitalize on its opportunities, falling in three sets to 2012 Olympic volleyball champion Brazil on Thursday at the FIVB Women's World Grand Prix finals.


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