Tag - future



Japan Times
BUSINESS / Women at Work
Dec 27, 2022
Battling the odds to rise to the top: One woman's career in the IT sector
Yuki Shingu found taking a career break to help nurse her ailing father gave her a broader perspective on her rise through company ranks.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2022
Artificial intelligence gets scarier and scarier
AI technologies are the most powerful tools that have been developed in generations — perhaps even in human history — and with such advancements come a magnitude of dangers.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2021
Developing young minds for a better future
Many academics and policy pros travel in their own bubbles, seeing only counterparts or folks who pay for the privilege. Who they don't mix with are tomorrow's future leaders.
Japan Times
Dec 26, 2021
Saori Iwano: ‘Anyone who wants to make lasting change in the world is an activist’
Saori Iwano had a busy year that was capped off with her attendance at the United Nations Climate Change Conference where she picked up a few new ideas on how to approach the topic in Japan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Dec 25, 2021
Fairy tale fantasies meet reality on ‘The Future Diary’ and ‘The Bachelor Japan’
Whether you're in the mood for a love story with a melodramatic touch or some messier romantic competition, streaming services have you covered.
Japan Times
May 12, 2020
Outnumbered but unafraid: Japanese climate activists confront society to save it
Myriad challenges are being overcome by 20-year-old Mika Mashiko and other young environmental activists nationwide.
Japan Times
Feb 24, 2020
Young climate leaders gather in Tokyo for inaugural Climate Crisis Youth Summit
Leaders of Japan's youth climate movement gathered in Tokyo over the weekend to attend the inaugural Climate Crisis Youth Summit.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2020
Climate activists invade BlackRock office in Paris, demanding firm exit from fossil fuels
Dozens of climate activists invaded U.S. asset manager BlackRock's office in central Paris on Monday, calling for the fund to pull out of fossil fuel investments.
Japan Times
Dec 15, 2019
Thai opposition plans more protests after thousands join rally
Thailand's highest-profile opposition party warned of more demonstrations after drawing thousands of people to an anti-government rally Saturday that also protested the prospect of its looming dissolution.
Japan Times
May 9, 2019
Scavenging for samples from the '70s and '80s with Night Tempo
Jung Kyung-ho came to an artistic crossroads last year. The South Korean producer creating music under the name Night Tempo was trying to figure out where to take the project, recording new songs while experimenting with a live band for his shows — a drastic departure from previous gigs that found him playing a more traditional DJ role. Then he had a realization.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2019
Thailand's opposition parties form alliance and demand junta step aside
Thailand's opposition "democratic front" of seven parties on Wednesday said it had won a majority in the lower house of parliament after a messy election, and had the right to try to form a government after five years of military rule.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2019
The Future Eve gets experimental with prog rock pioneer Robert Wyatt
Progressive rock and experimental music personality Robert Wyatt said goodbye to the music world in 2014 when he announced his retirement with the cryptic statement, "there is a pride in (stopping), I don't want (the music) to go off." That didn't mean that something pre-dating his retirement wouldn't surface, however. And surface it has.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2018
Hackers at 'China's MIT' targeted U.S. firms, government after Alaska trade mission: researchers
Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters.
Jan 13, 2018
There's no time like the present
'I don't like to think about the future because I can't think that far in advance ...'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2017
Duterte to cancel Japan trip in June to deal with insurgent crisis: sources
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to cancel his trip to Japan next month due to the ongoing crisis in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, now under martial law, government sources said Sunday.
Japan Times
May 18, 2016
'Back to the Future' car's auction bid soars out of this world
Forget about “Back to the Future.” Universal Studios Japan wants to get back to reality after a bidding war saw the price of a life-size replica of the time-traveling DeLorean from the popular movie hit ¥9,999,999,999 (about $91.5 million) on the Yahoo Auctions website on Monday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 22, 2015
'Back to the Future' Day in Japan
People around the world celebrated Oct. 21, 2015, as the day is when Marty McFly is supposed to arrive in the future, and thanks to its location on the international dateline, Japan was early to the global party. Here are few highlights from social media.
Japan Times
May 15, 2014
Short-film festival holds Tokyo edition
Short-film fever is hitting Tokyo this month, with festivals planned in arty-nooks and cinema-crannies across the capital. But not all short-film festivals are created equal — the good ones are both cleverly curated and take daring approaches in how they screen films.
Japan Times
Apr 30, 2014
Tradition is woven into modern Japanese fashion
Boosted by Japan's remarkable economic growth and the modernization of the country's lifestyle in the latter half of the 20th century, contemporary Japanese fashion has soared to the heights of the global fashion scene while, at the same time, the textile industry related to the kimono has declined. Yet, although it seems that the kimono has been replaced by Western fashion in Japan, traditional kimono culture continues to be deeply woven into modern Japanese fashion.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2014
'Future Beauty: The Tradition of Reinvention in Japanese Fashion'
Ever since Reiji Kawakubo's Comme des Garçons collection was dubbed "Hiroshima chic" when it debuted on a Paris runway in 1982, Japanese avant-garde fashion has been recognized for its international influence.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?