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WORLD / Politics
Sep 7, 2014
Former Canadian minister Prentice to become premier of Alberta
Jim Prentice, a former investment banker and minister in the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was selected as the new premier of the oil-rich province of Alberta on Saturday, defeating two rivals in a vote for leader of the province's ruling Progressive Conservatives.
Aug 26, 2014
Three firms picked to help tackle toxic water at Fukushima No. 1
The government picked three overseas companies Tuesday to participate in a subsidized project to determine the best available technology for separating radioactive tritium from the toxic water building up at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Aug 22, 2014
Refracking brings 'vintage' oil and gas wells back to life
A fracking boom isn't enough for U.S. oil and gas producers — they're now starting the re-fracking boom.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 21, 2014
Denso hit with $2 million fine over bid-rigging in Canada
Denso Corp., the nation's largest manufacturer of electronic auto parts, said Thursday it had been fined $2.45 million Canadian dollars (¥200 million) by a court in Canada for breaking the competition law by rigging bids on transactions in several kinds of auto parts.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2014
Spy probe heightens China-Canada tensions, reflects split in Ottawa
China's decision to investigate two Canadians for suspected spying highlights a sharp and unexpected deterioration in bilateral ties just months ahead of a trip by Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Beijing.
Aug 6, 2014
Canadian Christian in China probe may have trained North Korean missionaries
A Canadian man under investigation in China for threatening national security said he ran a prayer and training facility outside the Chinese city of Dandong that was frequented by North Koreans, many of whom became Christians before returning to the isolated country.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2014
Canadian couple held in China caught in political battle, son says
The son of a Canadian couple detained in China over spying allegations said Tuesday his parents did not attempt to obtain military secrets and have been caught instead by the increasingly tense relations between Ottawa and Beijing.
Aug 5, 2014
China probes two Canadians for alleged theft of state secrets
China is investigating a Canadian couple who ran a coffee shop on the Chinese border with North Korea for the suspected theft of military and intelligence information and for threatening national security, China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2014
The dark side of the Koshien dream
The majority of high-school baseball players end up neglected due to a dearth of coaching education and a win-at-all-costs mentality that favors the very talented few.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 28, 2014
G-7 should cooperate on MH17 probe: Suga
The Group of Seven nations should work together on a multinational probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 8, 2014
Progress made on labor rights issues at Ottawa TPP meeting
Officials from the 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have made significant progress on the issue of establishing rules for labor rights protection at their ongoing meeting in the Canadian capital, a Japanese official said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 1, 2014
Toronto Mayor Ford exits rehab, says was in 'complete denial'
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Monday that he had been in "complete denial" about his drinking and drug use before entering a rehabilitation clinic two months ago, and admitted that his struggle against substance abuse will never end.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 17, 2014
Toronto mayor's saga to be a musical
In case anyone has missed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's scandalous confessions, expletive-laden videos and Jimmy Kimmel appearances over the past year, a new theatrical production is bringing his honor's story to the musical stage.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 14, 2014
Canada's top court bolsters Internet privacy protection
Canada's Constitution bars authorities from forcing Internet providers to turn over the identities of customers without a warrant, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision that better protects online anonymity.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2014
Canada's cannabis growers see multibillion-dollar market in weed
By unlocking the once-obscure medical marijuana market, Canada has created a fast-growing, profitable and federally regulated industry with a distinct appeal to the more daring global investor.
Apr 23, 2014
Japan may pressure U.S. via Canada pork talks
Japan, the world's largest pork importer, may accelerate tariff talks with Canada to increase pressure on the United States to ease demands for cuts in agricultural protection, the nation's biggest hog farmers group said.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2014
U.S. further delays making final decision on Keystone XL pipeline
The Obama administration further delayed its decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project Friday, with no conclusion now likely until after midterm elections are held in November.
Japan Times
Feb 19, 2014
ABT brings 'magical moments' to Japan
Last August, with summer sweltering the city, I met Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews, two soloists from the New York-based American Ballet Theatre, one of the word's top-four classical companies along with the Royal Ballet in London, Paris Opera Ballet and the Bolshoi in Moscow.
Jan 24, 2014
EPA with Canada would help Japan, open NAFTA door: Quebec official
Japan should consider concluding a bilateral economic partnership agreement with Canada, which could then be used as a card against the United States in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, Quebec's minister of international relations and foreign trade said this week during a trip to the Kansai...
Dec 22, 2013
Land grabs and melting ice: five misconceptions about the North Pole
Forget Santa Claus' ethnicity — what is his nationality? Canada's recent announcement that it may try to extend its territory to include the North Pole has led to a debate over who owns this Arctic area, about 1.3 times the size of the United States. Let us consider some of the biggest misconceptions...


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?