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Lakers forward Rui Hachimura will be a key part of Japan's Olympic ambitions this summer.
Jul 1, 2024
Japan’s basketball stars set sights on glory at Paris Games
Some think Akatsuki Japan is sending the best team it has ever assembled to the Olympics.
As the 1924 Exclusion Act came into effect in the United States, people in Japan were not happy. It would define American immigration policy for near three decades.
JAPAN / History / Japan Times Gone By
Jul 1, 2024
Japan Times 1924: Anti-America Day observed by all Japan
Two very different views of the United States from Japan, separated by 25 years and, more importantly, a war, define this month's look back at Japanese history.
Then-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an EU-Japan trade summit in Brussels in 2019. Abe was an early believer in the need for Japan to strengthen relations with Europe based on shared values and interests.
Jul 1, 2024
Strong Europe-Japan relations are a legacy of Shinzo Abe
Late former Prime Minister Abe was an early believer in the need for Japan to strengthen its relationship with Europe based on shared values and mutual interests.
While Japan may not have a large market for English-language publications, there's still hope to grow your career overseas while living here.
Jul 1, 2024
How to make it as an English-language author in Japan
Some writers find career stability in teaching, while others find that the culture and vibrance of this country inspires their imaginations.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a visit to the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier last Tuesday during its port call in Busan, South Korea.
Jun 30, 2024
North Korea labels South Korea-U.S.-Japan ties Asia's version of NATO
North Korea criticized a joint military exercise by South Korea, Japan and the United States, which highlighted the three countries' growing security ties.
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visit Merton College at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, on Friday.
Jun 29, 2024
Imperial couple wrap up visit to U.K. after trip down memory lane
Their formal state visit concluded Thursday with a goodbye from King Charles and Queen Camilla, but they squeezed in a trip to Oxford before flying home.
German and Japanese fighter jets take part in an exercise over Japan in September 2022.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 29, 2024
Russia protests to Japan about joint exercises with NATO countries
Moscow accused Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of placing his country "on a path to dangerous escalation" in response to the planned exercises with Germany and Spain.
Hu Youping
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 29, 2024
Chinese woman who tried to stop attack that injured Japanese dies
The woman, a guide for a Japanese school bus, was slashed as she tried to keep a knife-wielding man from boarding the bus, which was filled with children.
A building in Naha housing the Naha District Public Prosecutor's Office
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2024
Another U.S. soldier charged with sexual assault in Okinawa
The U.S. soldier allegedly squeezed a woman's head causing subconjunctival hemorrhage and other injuries that required about two weeks to heal.
Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans (right), commander of the U.S. 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture, speaks at the Okinawa Prefectural Government building in Naha on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 28, 2024
Okinawa lodges protest with U.S. military over sexual assault case
While Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans, commander of the U.S. 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, said the incident was serious, he offered no apology.
Emperor Naruhito visits Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, on the outskirts of London on Thursday.
Jun 28, 2024
Emperor reflects on heartwarming time with British king and queen
The emperor reflected on official events such as a state banquet hosted by the royal couple.
Wrestler Yui Susaki, who won gold in the women's 50 kilogram weight class at the Tokyo Games, is among the Japanese athletes tipped to repeat as Olympic champions in Paris.
Jun 27, 2024
Japan predicted to finish sixth in Paris Games medal count
According to Gracenote's virtual medal table forecast, the Americans are favored to top the overall medal count with 123.
Emperor Naruhito visits the Francis Crick Institute in London on Wednesday.
Jun 27, 2024
Japan's Emperor Naruhito visits medical research center in London
Along with working to break down barriers between scientific disciplines to further disease research, the center also supports a number of U.K.-Japan partnerships.
Daiki Hashimoto takes part in a training session in Tokyo on June 21.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
Jun 27, 2024
Japan men's gymnastics team sets sights on China for team gold
Three years ago, the Russians beat Japan by 0.103 points — a sliver of a number that etched itself into the minds of Japan's gymnasts.
Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Ken Saito (left), U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo (center) and South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Ahn Duk-geun in Washington on Wednesday
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 27, 2024
U.S., Japan and South Korea vow strategic cooperation
"We're doubling down our efforts to work together," U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said.
Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki speaks to reporters on Tuesday at the prefectural government office.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2024
Foreign Ministry delayed telling Okinawa about U.S. airman's alleged sex crime
The delay in informing the prefectural government could further strain the relationship between Okinawa and Tokyo.
A vapor trail believed to be created by a North Korean ballistic missile is seen from South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island near the two countries' maritime boundary on Wednesday.
Jun 26, 2024
North Korea missile launch ends in midair explosion, Seoul says
The launch came as the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier visited South Korea for joint military exercises with Seoul and Tokyo.
A bus stop in Suzhou in China's Jiangsu Province where a Japanese woman and her child was believed to have been attacked
Jun 26, 2024
Suzhou knife attack shocks Japanese firms in China
The site of the attack is in an area where many Japanese live, and is close to a Japanese school.
A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey stationed at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo in May
Jun 26, 2024
10 SDF and U.S. Ospreys to take part in drills in Japan after accident
Around eight Marine Corps and two GSDF Ospreys are scheduled to take part in the Resolute Dragon 24 exercise.
Britain's Queen Camilla, Empress Masako, Emperor Naruhito and Britain's King Charles III pose for a formal photograph ahead of a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 26, 2024
Emperor Naruhito voices hopes for enduring Japan-Britain ties
The emperor expressed his "utmost pleasure" at being able to visit Britain roughly five years after the late Queen Elizabeth II extended an invitation.


Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs