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OLYMPICS
May 21, 2020
Tokyo Olympic organizers praise FCCJ's removal of 'offensive' logo
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto welcomed Thursday's decision by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan to remove a logo from its website that Olympic organizers had deemed “offensive.”
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JAPAN
Jun 29, 2019
Ghosn abruptly cancels news conference due to opposition from his family
Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn abruptly canceled a news conference on Friday, just hours after notifying the media of the plan, due to opposition from his family, one of his lawyers said.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 20, 2019
Joe Torre weighs in on blockbuster contracts, wages in minors and pace of play
The numbers in the deal the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout have reportedly agreed to, as reported by ESPN's Jeff Passan, are eye-catching.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2018
Victim of plea bargaining? Carlos Ghosn's arrest based on murky evidence, former prosecutor says
A prominent lawyer and plea deal expert said Monday that Nissan's ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn, suspected of violating financial law, may have fallen victim to Japan's recently established plea bargaining system, leading to an arrest despite a lack of clear incriminating evidence.
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JAPAN
Nov 21, 2018
Olympus lawyer blasts firm for failure to change corporate culture seven years after scandal
Seven years after corporate Japan was turned on its head when Olympus Corp. became the subject of a massive accounting scandal, a member of the company's legal team believes nothing has changed — and things may have actually gotten worse.
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JAPAN
Oct 18, 2018
Japan's foreign press club to return to Tokyo's Marunouchi district
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan will relocate on Oct. 29 to Tokyo's Marunouchi business district, where former war correspondents and photographers established the club following World War II.
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JAPAN
Jul 26, 2017
Economist pours cold water on Tokyo hopes for Olympic success in 2020
Tokyo will not benefit long term from hosting the 2020 Olympics — contrary to the hopes and prayers of a nation — sports economist Andrew Zimbalist said Wednesday.
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JAPAN
May 25, 2017
Backers of immigration detainees blast prolonged stays as violation of human rights
After a nearly two-week hunger strike at two immigration centers, supporters of the detainees blast Japan's practice of consecutive detentions as a violation of human rights.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 23, 2017
Top SDF officer warns North Korea close to mastering technology for hitting Japan with nukes
Given enough time, North Korea will likely succeed in developing a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a ballistic missile capable of directly striking Japan, the Self-Defense Forces' highest-ranking officer warned Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 7, 2017
MLB players for 2020 Games unlikely
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the league remains committed to the World Baseball Classic, and later watched Houston Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki compete for Samurai Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 15, 2016
Kuriyama says big comeback by Fighters a catalyst for future
When the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters were trailing the two-time Japan Series champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks by 11½ games in the Pacific League in late June, almost no one expected them to end up as league champions, let alone Japan Series champions, by the end of the season.
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BASEBALL / MLB
Aug 2, 2016
Cromartie brings bid for Montreal MLB team to Japan
Warren Cromartie said being back in Japan made him feel like he was home. He said there were fans who recognized him while he was out and about in Tokyo and that he'd already made plans to have dinner with a few of his former Yomiuri Giants teammates later in the week. If there's time, he said, he'd...
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JAPAN
Jul 13, 2016
Nationalist leader predicts constitutional revision in 10 years
The head of the country's largest nationalist lobby group told reporters Wednesday that he believes Japan's pacifist Constitution will be revised in 10 years and that the country will turn into "a normal nation" thanks to the results of Sunday's Upper House election.
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JAPAN
Apr 19, 2016
U.N. rapporteur on freedom of expression slams Japan's 'press club' system, government pressure
A United Nations expert on freedom of expression concludes that Japan's media independence is being jeopardized by government pressure.
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JAPAN / Politics
Mar 24, 2016
Government, media equally to blame in debate on free speech, say journalists
Veteran Japanese journalists have stepped up their criticism of communications minister Sanae Takaichi over her comments that the government can suspend broadcasters' operations if they air what it considers politically-biased programs.
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CULTURE / Art
Dec 16, 2015
Derrick Woollacott: Lost postwar memories find the light of day
In 1942, Derrick Woollacott entered the military and ended up kickstarting his career as a photographer at age 19. Lacking formal education after 14 and the financial means to own a camera, this was his best shot.
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2015
Yamaguchi-gumi split, toughened laws will weaken gangs: experts
The recent fracturing of the Yamaguchi-gumi, the country's largest and most powerful crime syndicate, will considerably weaken the gang organization and all yakuza groups in general, two noted experts told a news conference Tuesday in Tokyo.
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2015
FCCJ appoints new board members
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, founded in 1945 and one of the world's oldest press clubs, elected its board of directors for 2015-2016 on Thursday.
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JAPAN
May 4, 2015
Japan Times contributor Mitchell among winners of FCCJ's first Freedom of the Press awards
Japan Times contributor Jon Mitchell, who for years has covered the alleged existence of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange on Okinawa and issues surrounding U.S. military bases there, was among the winners of the first annual Freedom of the Press awards at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan.
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JAPAN
Feb 1, 2015
Veteran mourned by freelancer support group
The murder of Kenji Goto highlights the dangers facing freelance journalists around the globe who bravely report from the world's most dangerous conflict zones — but without the institutional backup enjoyed by full-time reporters at mainstream media organizations.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world