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EXPATS

Japan might change because of you or your actions, but it will not change for you.
COMMUNITY / Voices / Black Eye
Jun 19, 2023
A note to people of color interested in living in Japan
When asked about what life is like here for people of color, columnist Baye McNeil summed it up with a story about sitting on a crowded train.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2023
Brazilian police arrest suspect in murder of wife and child in Osaka
The man had been placed on an international wanted list for allegedly killing his 29-year-old wife, Manami Aramaki, and their 3-year-old daughter at an apartment in Sakai.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 10, 2023
Japan's fertility rate is likely even lower than it seems
The official statistic doesn't include foreign mothers, meaning children born to them and Japanese men are treated as if they were born to Japanese women.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 6, 2023
War-displaced Ukrainian joins Japanese ensemble in performance for peace
Iana Lavrova joined the 2023 Fukushima Cello Concert for a performance by a 500-strong group held in May.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jul 4, 2023
How to tell if an international school in Japan is reputable
The recent closure of an international preschool in Tokyo has put the spotlight on whether international schools deliver what they promise.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 27, 2023
Young Chinese entrepreneurs starting new businesses in Japan
The trend is being fueled by increased support for entrepreneurs through the hosting of startup business contests.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2023
Japan issued 1.3 million visas in 2022, up fourteenfold as COVID curbs eased
While last year's total is still far from the pre-pandemic record high of 8.28 million in 2019, the number is expected to continue to rise.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 14, 2023
Japan's business world welcomes foreign worker status expansion
It remains unclear whether the visa expansion will lead to an increase in foreign workers who plan stay in Japan for the long term.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jun 12, 2023
What you need to know about the revision of Japan's asylum law
The law, which has prompted widespread debate, seeks to address perceived drawbacks of Japan’s existing legislation and standard handling of asylum matters.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jun 11, 2023
‘How Kyoto Breaks Your Heart’: Welcome sustenance for the Japan memoir genre
Author Florentyna Leow offers descriptive musings and pithy wisdom about love, food and Japan’s historical city as she traces the dissolution of a friendship in her new collection of essays.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 10, 2023
Japan's new immigration law raises concerns over safety of refugee applicants
The government said the changes were needed because the previous law protected those who had committed serious crimes from deportation if they were applying for refugee status.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 10, 2023
Japan faces headwinds in drawing foreign workers despite visa change
The country faces strong competition as an attractive workplace amid a weakening yen and rival Asian locations such as Taiwan and South Korea, which have fewer visa requirements.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Community
Jun 10, 2023
Finding familiar ground at a D&D-inspired Tokyo comedy show
The stories are wild and the jokes are improvised, but expat audiences find these monthly shows a comfort.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jun 9, 2023
Jesse Freeman: 'As far as a Black art scene goes … it’s just foreign or not.'
Ikebana, filmmaking, collage and quilting are some of the many forms of media Tokyo-based artist Jesse Freeman works in.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 8, 2023
Japan's controversial immigration bill set to pass parliament
The bill has drawn considerable attention in the political hub of Nagatacho as left-wing opposition forces launched an extensive campaign to block the approval of the bill.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues
Jun 8, 2023
Amnesty International Japan wants your help in supporting human rights
Looking to test your knowledge, get out the house and do good for charity? Amnesty's pub quiz nights are back and a fun way to raise funds.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 7, 2023
Japan ruling bloc plans to extend parliament to pass controversial immigration bill
The bill is aimed at eliminating long-term detention in immigration facilities by making it easier to deport foreign nationals who are in Japan illegally and refuse to be deported.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 6, 2023
CDP submits censure motion in bid to delay immigration bill
The motion against Justice Minister Ken Saito reflects an increasingly confrontational posture toward Japan's ruling coalition.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2023
Abrupt closure of upscale Tokyo international preschool stuns parents
Parents have been left to deal with the fallout of a dispute between the Chateau School's owner and the landlord of its building in ritzy Nishiazabu.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jun 6, 2023
Fleeing disaster a century ago, a group of Indians established a community in Kobe
Though the Indian diaspora's presence in Kobe has waned in the past few years, the roots of those who remain stretch back three and four generations.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals