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PODCAST / deep dive
Nov 25, 2020
Reimagining Japan's post-pandemic tourism industry
International travelers to Japan increased from 8.6 million in 2010 to just shy of 32 million in 2019. Then came 2020. Now, with the pandemic reducing international tourism to near zero, what's next for Japan's travel industry?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Oct 24, 2020
Social media creators take advantage of the subsidized Go To campaigns
The government’s Go To Travel campaign prompted plenty of skepticism ahead of its debut in July. Understandably so — new cases of COVID-19 infections were back on the upswing at that time and the whole push to help support the country’s ailing tourism industry felt far too early. Initial results appeared to reflect people’s trepidation, with domestic tourists choosing by and large to refrain from traveling.
BUSINESS
Mar 29, 2019
Google barred from LGBT+ equality index over 'life-threatening' app
One of the top U.S. LGBT charities ejected Google from a gay and transgender rights ranking on Thursday for hosting an app that advises people on how to "recover" from same-sex attraction.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 15, 2018
New York sues Trump and his charity over 'self-dealing'
The New York state attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his foundation on Thursday, saying he illegally used the nonprofit as a personal "checkbook" for his own benefit, including his 2016 presidential campaign.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 7, 2018
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani does not rule out 'nuisance' payments were made to other women
U.S. President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said on Sunday he would not rule out the possibility that payments were made to women other than porn star Stormy Daniels to get them to stay silent about allegations against Trump.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 6, 2018
Seattle finds Facebook in violation of city campaign finance law in net political ad regulatory first
Reuters
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 25, 2017
Health ministry uses anime to spread word about coughing etiquette
The health ministry often relies on the nation's "soft power" to spread its public health messages. This time, it is using one of the hottest anime series — "Attack on Titan" — to promote proper coughing etiquette as the influenza season gets into full gear as the New Year holidays approach.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 19, 2017
Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House
Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2017
Trump re-election campaign raised $10.1 million in third quarter, spent $1.1 million on legal fees
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign raised more than $10.1 million in the third quarter of 2017 and spent $4 million, including $1.1 million on legal fees.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 20, 2017
Trump seen tapping campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe
U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 25, 2017
Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cybersecrets
Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyberattacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 4, 2017
Learning to stand up to domestic violence in Japan
Satoru Tanaka tentatively pulls from his briefcase a well-thumbed sheet of plain paper, onto which has been sketched three smiling faces along with a simple but astute message: "Daddy's promise," it begins. "Always smile, and if you feel the urge to fight, take a deep breath."
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 24, 2016
AppNexus bans Breitbart from ad exchange, citing hate speech
Breitbart News, the outlet once led by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist, has been blocked by one of the largest advertising exchanges serving digital publishers due to hate speech.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 25, 2016
Trump's potential guest at first debate: Gennifer Flowers
Donald Trump has threatened to invite Gennifer Flowers, who had an affair with Hillary Clinton's husband, to attend Monday night's presidential debate.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 22, 2016
Wall Street investors wary, confused over possibility of Trump presidency
Donald Trump has said a lot of things that, were he a sitting U.S. president instead of a candidate for the job, could be expected to roil financial markets.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 19, 2016
Chelsea Clinton announces birth of son, her second child
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, announced on Saturday the birth of her second child with husband Marc Mezvinsky.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 16, 2016
Trump adds new twist to immigration proposals, but legal doubts persist
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal for suspending immigration from parts of the world with a history of terrorism could have a legal basis, but his assertion that it be part of a broader ban on Muslim immigrants makes it constitutionally untenable, legal scholars say.
WORLD / Politics
May 19, 2016
Wall Street bearish on Trump's call to scrap Dodd-Frank reform law
U.S. banking lobbyists said on Wednesday they disagree with presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for a wholesale repeal of President Barack Obama's financial reform law, even though they share his view that it is overly burdensome.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
May 7, 2016
Domestic violence: 'Abuse was all I knew'
There's an almost dispassionate matter-of-factness in the way Risa Tanaka describes how she was tortured by her husband.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 28, 2016
Campaign office says Rubio, wife paid $526,000 in taxes between 2010-2014
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio and his wife, Jeanette, paid $526,092 in taxes on $2.29 million of income from 2010-2014, his campaign said Saturday, in a move meant to pressure billionaire rival Donald Trump to release his taxes, too.

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