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The Kestrel I Suborbital Launch Vehicle, operated by AtSpace, sister company of Taiwanese rocket startup TiSpace, at an AtSpace facility in Queensland, Australia, on Tuesday
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Jul 25, 2024
Taiwanese rocket startup may bolster Japan's space hub ambitions
A planned launch has faced regulatory hurdles and delays amid questions over whether Japan should embrace overseas business as it works to grow its space industry.
New Zealand's Ngarohi McGarvey-Black tackles Japan's Kippei Ishida during their rugby sevens match at the Paris Olympics in Saint-Denis, France, on Wednesday.
OLYMPICS / Rugby
Jul 25, 2024
Japan falls to New Zealand on first day of rugby sevens tournament at Paris Olympics
Japan lost in a blowout in its opening game at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
King Charles and Queen Camilla of Britain attend a ceremony on June 25 to welcome Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on a seven-day state visit to the U.K.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 24, 2024
The imperial visit that crowned Japan-U.K. friendship
Having overcome past tensions, Japanese-British relations are at their peak, as seen during Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako's state visit to the U.K. in June.
The Ukedo fishing port in the town of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture in March. In 2022, Taiwan lifted most of its import restrictions on food produced in five prefectures including Fukushima.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 24, 2024
Taiwan set to lift remaining import restrictions on Japanese food
The latest measure will cover products such as mushrooms and the meat of wild animals.
A computer-generated image shows the new refined design of a next-generation fighter aircraft being co-developed by Japan, Britain and Italy.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 24, 2024
Japan has ‘no concerns’ over rumored hitch in joint fighter jet plans
While experts agree there are currently no indications that the U.K. might drop out of the program, the multilateral project still faces a number of challenges.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks during a news conference at the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 24, 2024
Toyota chairman and 12 other Japanese executives banned from entering Russia
Others include Rakuten Group Chairman and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani and Japan International Cooperation Agency President Akihiko Tanaka.
Members of the State Duma, the lower house of Russian parliament, attend a plenary session in Moscow on July 10.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 24, 2024
Russian MPs vote to broaden 'undesirable organizations' law
One of the bill's authors said that British, German and Japanese organizations could fall under the new legislation.
French President Emmanuel Macron is "following the situation closely" and "intervening with the Danish authorities," according to his Elysee palace office.
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2024
Macron urges against anti-whaling activist's extradition
Japan is one of the last three countries in the world to permit commercial whaling along with Iceland and Norway.
Honoka Hayashi in action during a match against Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics, in Sapporo on July 24, 2021. Hayashi’s clinical passing, acute understanding of the game and high work-rate make her an embodiment of Nadeshiko soccer principles.
OLYMPICS
Jul 24, 2024
Nadeshiko Japan’s Honoka Hayashi ready to settle the score at Paris Games
Lauded for her intricate passing and soccer intelligence, Hayashi has adjusted her game to fit the demanding nature of elite leagues over the course of her career.
The health ministry is calling for people to take infection control measures thoroughly as cases of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases are rising in Japan.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 24, 2024
Japan battling 11th COVID wave, data shows, as KP.3 variant evades immunity
New infections have been increasing for 10 consecutive weeks amid the rise of the highly transmissible new coronavirus variant.
Members of the Japanese men's gymnastics team following a training session in Paris on Sunday.
OLYMPICS
Jul 24, 2024
Japan gymnasts to face unfamiliar equipment at Paris Games
Japanese tournaments often use equipment made by domestic firm Senoh, while the Paris Games will use equipment made by France's Gymnova.
Nippon Steel is dissolving its joint venture with China's Baoshan Iron & Steel, ending two decades of cooperation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 23, 2024
Nippon Steel to dissolve joint venture with China's Baoshan
Nippon Steel did not provide a reason for dissolving the partnership originally established in 2004.
Australian grape exports to Japan are expected to rise as Tokyo has fully opened the market for the fruit.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 23, 2024
Japan opens up its market for Australian grapes
The Australian government aims to increase the country's annual grape exports to Japan to about AU$50 million, or 2.5 times the current figure, within several years.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks aboard the USS Howard destroyer at the Yokosuka Naval Base, in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, in September 2022.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 23, 2024
Continuity in Asia: Harris' policies likely to assuage concerns in Japan
Tokyo is already quite familiar with the approach of the U.S. vice president, who will likely continue her predecessor's foreign policy if she is elected president.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Defense Minister Minoru Kihara meet in Singapore in June.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 23, 2024
U.S.-Japan security talks to cover 'extended deterrence' for first time
The allies' top diplomats and defense chiefs will for the first time cover the U.S. commitment to using its military capabilities, including nukes, to protect its ally.
Japan midfielder Yu Hirakawa controls the ball during a match against the United States in Kansas City, Kansas, on June 11.
OLYMPICS
Jul 23, 2024
Japan eyes gold — and the future — as Olympic men's soccer campaign begins
With the squad being the only one in Paris not to feature any overage players, it is clear that this competition is partly about building for the future.
A full-scale model of the new design of a next-generation fighter that Japan, Italy and Britain plan to develop together is showcased Monday by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Leonardo and BAE Systems — the projects’ lead system integrators — at the Farnborough International Airshow near London on Monday.
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2024
Japan and partners unveil design for cutting-edge new joint fighter
While unlikely to be the final design, the refined concept features major changes in the wing and aft fuselage areas ostensibly meant to improve its aerodynamics.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters in Tokyo Monday following news of U.S. President Joe Biden's exit from the presidential race.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 23, 2024
Kishida aides wary of impact from Biden's withdrawal
Many expect Kishida to make a decision on his approach to the LDP's leadership race after the summer holiday period in mid-August.
Japanese badminton players participate in one of Ajinomoto's Kachimeshi Kai gatherings.
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2024
Ajinomoto offering food-related support to Japan athletes in Paris
Ajinomoto has been offering athletes light traditional Japanese meals at an on-site nutrition support base set up for every Summer and Winter Olympics.
Paris is preparing to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which start on Friday. These Summer Games will likely be very different from the previous ones, held in Tokyo in 2021, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 22, 2024
In defense of Tokyo 2020, the loneliest Olympics
As Paris gets ready to host the Olympics, a reflection on the previous Games, held in Tokyo three years ago, prompts doubts about predictions of a COVID-induced disaster.

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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