Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties

National Oct 9, 2016

Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties

by Hidetoshi Takada

Japan's property market is luring more attention from Asian investors keen to reap capital gains or achieve high yields not available at home with a long-term view of holding their assets. Money is flowing mostly from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore, with the ...

Nagoya service aids aging Chinese lost in translation

National Jun 20, 2016

Nagoya service aids aging Chinese lost in translation

A Nagoya-based nonprofit organization has started a free translation service to support elderly Chinese residents having trouble with Japan's nursing care insurance system because of the language barrier and lack of knowledge. Wang Rong, 51, who heads Tokai Daily Life Support Center for Foreigners, hopes ...

Chinese tourists take home glowing views of Japan

National Feb 11, 2016

Chinese tourists take home glowing views of Japan

As Chinese tourists flock to Japan for the first time, it's not just shopping they leave with. Many are taking home new, positive perspectives of an often vilified nation. "Shop clerks were so kind," said Zhang Yingxi, 21, a university student from Beijing as she ...