Coronavirus outbreak stokes anti-Asian bigotry worldwide

National | FOCUS Feb 18, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak stokes anti-Asian bigotry worldwide

The deadly coronavirus outbreak is sparking anti-Asian bigotry, hysteria and violence around the globe as the spread of rumor and misinformation grips people with fear. On Feb. 4 in Bolivia, three Japanese tourists in their 20s visiting the Uyuni salt flats were quarantined at a ...

Japan on path to achieve foreign visitor target

National | FOCUS Aug 22, 2013

Japan on path to achieve foreign visitor target

The government's goal of drawing 10 million foreign travelers a year is in sight following a report Wednesday that the monthly visitor count in July hit a record high of just over 1 million. While a variety of efforts are being made both in the ...

World's 'toughest nuclear safety standards' take effect

National | FOCUS Jul 8, 2013

World's 'toughest nuclear safety standards' take effect

by Miya Tanaka

Japan on Monday ushered in what regulators call the world's toughest safety standards for atomic power plants, determined to prevent another disaster like the March 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 complex. But the Nuclear Regulation Authority, power utilities and the ...