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Japan Times
Jan 16, 2015
USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again
"Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore."
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2014
San Francisco's huff with Hashimoto over 'comfort women' reveals double standards
San Francisco's reaction to Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's comments about 'comfort women' says much about equality between nations, about how we judge each other through cultural lenses and blinders, and how we have to keep finding ways to address grievances from our past.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 15, 2014
Restructure or suffer, Fed official warns Japan
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said Thursday structural reforms are needed if Japan is to solve long-term problems, including its aging society and shrinking workforce, calling monetary policy "a limited tool."
Mar 7, 2014
Walters, USF's Japanese-American sideline supervisor, named WCC Coach of the Year
For six seasons, head coach Rex Walters has worked to build the University of San Francisco men's basketball team into a bigger, better program. There have been setbacks and disappointments, but also accomplishments and success stories.
Jan 15, 2014
Hashimoto sued over scrubbed trip
Six members of a local citizens' watchdog group file a civil suit against the city of Osaka, demanding that Mayor Toru Hashimoto repay the nearly u00a5700,000 bill the city footed after he canceled a trip to the U.S. last June.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2013
Between dreams and discrimination, Japanese build new lives in the City by the Bay
How are modern-day Japanese immigrants experiencing life in America — and in particular, San Francisco? What are their dreams, their struggles and rewards? And how do they handle the need to belong, the ceaseless negotiation between assimilation and roots?
Japan Times
Oct 26, 2013
Oshima evacuation advisory, order lifted as Typhoon Francisco downgraded
A blanket evacuation advisory and a partial evacuation order issued for Izu-Oshima Island were lifted Saturday afternoon as Typhoon Francisco was downgraded to an extratropical cyclone, local authorities said.
Japan Times
Oct 25, 2013
Typhoon Francisco dumps payload over Shikoku; Kyushu in cross hairs
Typhoon Francisco dumped torrential rain on Shikoku Friday as the Meteorological Agency issued warnings for mudslides and flooding from western to eastern Japan.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2013
Typhoon Francisco heads for Kyushu
The season's 27th typhoon, named Francisco, is approaching southern Kyushu and the Okinawa islands. The Daito islet chain, east of Okinawa's main island, has been struck by a storm with wind speeds of 90 kph, the agency said.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2013
Big typhoons may collide off Honshu
Less than a week after being hit by the largest typhoon in a decade, Tokyo is bracing for another strong storm, and it may get merged with an even stronger approaching tempest.
Sep 9, 2013
City in California readies another resolution against Hashimoto
Another California city is preparing a resolution to condemn Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto for his comments in May that Japan’s use of sexual slavery during the war was a necessity.
Aug 22, 2013
Osaka mayor urges San Francisco board to retract condemnation of his sex slave justification
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said Thursday that he has sent a letter to the board of supervisors of sister-city San Francisco to request that it retract a resolution condemning his remarks seeking to justify Japan's wartime system of military brothels.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2013
Crisis: The final approach of Flight 214
The first major U.S. plane crash in a dozen years began to unfold in utterly undramatic fashion just before noon Saturday when a big white passenger jet with red, blue and yellow flashings banked to the right and began to descend toward the wide runways of San Francisco International Airport.
Jul 7, 2013
Air fatalities a rarity since '01
San Francisco AFP-JIJI
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2013
San Francisco hits sex-slave remarks; Hashimoto defiant
Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto remained defiant Wednesday in the face of a fresh round of domestic and international criticism over his comments that Japan's wartime "comfort women" system of sex slavery was necessary at the time.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2013
San Francisco spurned Hashimoto amid sex slave outrage
A senior San Francisco official urged the city of Osaka to cancel Mayor Toru Hashimoto's visit after he angered residents by saying Japan's wartime 'comfort women' system was necessary.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2013
Tech elite's wealth sows divisions in San Francisco
Apr 28, 2013
Ceremony an affront to Okinawans
The Abe government is inconsiderate for having the Emperor and Empress attend a ceremony that commemorates the restoration of Japan's sovereignty in 1952.
Mar 23, 2013
Ceremony insults Okinawans
On April 28 the Abe Cabinet will commemorate the day in 1952 that Japan got its sovereignty back. Don't look for many Okinawans at the ceremony.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2013
Japan victorious against San Francisco Giants in tuneup game
Masahiro Tanaka threw two innings of one-run ball Thursday for two-time defending champion Japan against the San Francisco Giants in what appeared to be potential dress rehearsal for the World Baseball Classic final next Tuesday.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan