Tag - canada



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...
Japan Times
Dec 13, 2013
For Canadian traveler, last-minute meeting led to change of heart and new start in Japan
Michelle Takahashi works as an English teacher at a school for families who hope to raise their children in bilingual and multi-cultural environments. Together with Toru, a systems engineer at an IT-related U.S. company, and their two sons, she now lives in Kodaira, western Tokyo.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2013
Chinese man 'ready' for extradition from Canada
A Chinese man living in Toronto whom Japanese police believe may know who murdered three women in a suburban Tokyo supermarket in 1995 said he has accepted that Canada will extradite him soon and looks forward to "finality," his lawyer said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 24, 2013
Canada court denies extradition appeal to man over 1995 Tokyo killings
An appeals court in Toronto on Monday upheld a lower court's decision to extradite a Chinese man living in Canada who Japanese police believe may know who murdered three women in a Tokyo suburb in 1995.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 23, 2013
Abe heads to Canada, U.S. for PR offensive
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Canada and the United States for political talks and to attend a U.N. meeting to pledge support for Syrian civilians.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 22, 2013
Japan, Canada close to deal on shale gas export boost
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are expected to agree to increase Canadian shale gas exports to Japan from around 2020, Japanese officials said Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 20, 2013
Texas Sen. Cruz vows to renounce Canadian citizenship
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship.
Japan Times
Aug 3, 2013
Revealing the landscaped gems of North America
North America is not a land mass one immediately associates with gardens. China, Japan, Britain and France, perhaps, lay claim to the mind's strongest landscape associations.
Jul 10, 2013
Quebec train disaster sparks rail vs. pipeline debate
The railroad put the small lakeside town of Lac-Megantic on the map. And over the weekend, the railroad wiped part of the town off the map.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2013
Canada powers past Japan in World League series opener
Canada defeated Japan in four sets (25-11, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20) on the first day of their FIVB World League two-match series at Osaka Municipal Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2013
Canada aims for spot in World League Finals
Canada coach Glenn Hoag expressed optimism on Friday about his team's chances to qualify for the World League Finals ahead of this weekend's Group C matches against Japan.
Jun 7, 2013
British, U.S. music no longer dominates world
When John Lennon declared that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, it didn't seem that far-fetched. It was 1966, and rock 'n' roll was the new religion sweeping the globe.
Japan Times
May 16, 2013
Houston, we have a superstar: Crooning astronaut Hadfield's enthusiasm goes viral down on Earth
Chris Hadfield, who crawled out of a space capsule on the plains of Kazakhstan early Tuesday, is dealing with gravity for the first time in five months and sudden global celebrity after singing a gone-viral made-in-space music video.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2013
Former French president's son runs for office from America
Louis Giscard d'Estaing, a former two-term deputy representing Puy-de-Dome in the National Assembly, mayor of Chamalieres and son of former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing kicked off his latest campaign Tuesday afternoon — in Bethesda, Maryland.
Mar 5, 2013
Mitsubishi among firms OK'd by Canada to export shale gas
Mitsubishi Corp. and three other companies jointly obtain approval from Canada to export shale gas from western Canada to Japan and other parts of Asia.
Mar 3, 2013
Canada cultural group to assist disaster-zone youths
The Japanese Canadian Cultural Center said Saturday it will use the 1.5 million Canadian dollars (¥137 million) in its Japan Earthquake Relief Fund to assist the education of young people in the Tohoku region affected by the 2011 disasters.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan