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Tokyo has proved to be an attractive destination for Chinese entrepreneurs in recent times, away from the challenges hitting the economy at home.
Jun 16, 2024
Chinese entrepreneurs bet on Japan
A Chinese-language MBA program has been catering to those seeking opportunities in Tokyo.
Education ministers from Japan, South Korea and China (from left to right) hold talks in Seoul on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 16, 2024
Japan, China and South Korea to promote exchanges among future generations
This was the fourth education ministers' meeting among the three Asian countries, with Japan set to host the next one.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is welcomed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy prior to the start of a Ukraine peace summit in Burgenstock, Switzerland, on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 16, 2024
Kishida calls for peace, as Russia's absence overshadows Ukraine summit
Representatives from more than 90 countries and a dozen international organizations are advocating for a concrete and united roadmap to peace in Ukraine.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G7 summit in Italy's Apulia region on Friday.
Jun 15, 2024
Indian PM Modi may visit Japan this year
Modi's possible visit would come as part of the two countries' program in which their leaders visit each other's country alternately.
Kei Nishikori servers during his second round match at the French Open last month.
Jun 15, 2024
Osaka and Nishikori to represent Japan at Paris Games
It will be the second Games for Osaka, who lost in the third round at her home Tokyo Games in 2021.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is welcomed by Italian leader Giorgia Meloni on the first day of the Group of Seven summit in the Italian resort of Borgo Egnazia on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 15, 2024
Japan and Italy agree to beef up defense and diplomatic cooperation
Japan and Italy have agreed on a plan to deepen cooperation over the next three years in key areas such as diplomacy, defense and trade.
China Coast Guard vessels fire water cannons toward a Philippine resupply vessel as it made its way to the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea in March.
Jun 15, 2024
China Coast Guard's new 60-day detention rules take effect
The regulations allowing the arrest of foreign nationals suspected of trespassing in waters "under China's jurisdiction" have stoked fears of escalation.
Japan's Fuka Nagano competes for the ball against Zambia's Evarine Katongo during the 2023 Women's World Cup in Hamilton, New Zealand. Nagano is among the stalwarts that will be looking to propel Nadeshiko Japan onto the podium at the Paris Games.
OLYMPICS / Football
Jun 14, 2024
Nadeshiko Japan’s Olympic squad strikes balance between experience and youth
The challenge in Paris looks daunting as Japan has been put in what many have labeled “the group of death” alongside world champions Spain, Brazil and Nigeria.
Yamato Transport drivers push carts loaded with parcels for distribution in Sapporo.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 14, 2024
Japan logistics firms work to reduce parcel redeliveries
The government aims to lower the rate of parcel redeliveries from 10% in fiscal 2022 to 6% in fiscal 2024.
Japanese players celebrate after winning a point against Canada during a Volleyball Nations League match on Thursday in Fukuoka.
OLYMPICS / Volleyball
Jun 14, 2024
Japan’s women’s volleyball team punches ticket for Paris
The JVA received the news from FIVA, the sport’s governing body, after it calculated the rankings points as of Thursday.
Opal Lee, the "Grandmother of Juneteenth," visited Japan last month shortly after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Joe Biden.
COMMUNITY / Voices / Black Eye
Jun 14, 2024
U.S. civil rights icon Opal Lee brings her Juneteenth walk to Tokyo
Juneteenth, held on the 19th of the month, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. Opal Lee sees it as more than an American holiday.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Fasano, Italy, on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 14, 2024
Japan locks in support for Ukraine with nonbinding security agreement
The deal formalizes Tokyo’s support for Kyiv and includes a pledge to conduct consultations in the case of future attacks on the war-torn country.
Postage rates in Japan are set to increase to ¥110 from ¥84 for standard-size letters weighing 25 grams or less and to ¥85 from ¥63 for postcards.
Jun 14, 2024
Japan Post announces October postage hike
Rates will increase to ¥110 from ¥84 for standard-size letters weighing 25 grams or less, and to ¥85 from ¥63 for postcards.
Wins by conservative parties and losses by their leftist green opponents in the EU elections reflect broader trends of political polarization and nationalism not only in Europe, but also the world. 
Jun 13, 2024
Impact of EU elections on global politics and Japan's foreign policy
Japan is concerned about the rise of right-leaning parties that might undermine support for Ukraine and send signals to revisionist powers like China.
Tokyo police on Thursday submitted their investigation papers for a voyeurism case involving the former Singaporean diplomat to prosecutors.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2024
Police wrap up voyeurism probe on ex-Singaporean diplomat
The 55-year-old former counselor at the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo took photos of a naked 13-year-old boy in a public bathhouse in the capital.
Pitcher Shohei Ohtani celebrates after he closed out the finals of the World Baseball Classic against the U.S. on March 21, 2023, in Miami.
Jun 13, 2024
Baseball may have arrived in Japan in 1871, earlier than thought
An NPB historian has found that U.S. sailors may have had a baseball game with Japanese players in the early part of the Meiji Era (1868-1912) in Osaka.
Otowayama stable wrestlers in front of their stable. It may come as a surprise to some, but the use of ring names between wrestlers in the same stable isn’t all that common.­
Jun 12, 2024
Burning questions (and their answers) new fans may have about sumo
The slow month of June is as good a time as any for our columnist to answer some of the fan questions that crop up with regularity.
The Fukuoka Prefectural Police building in the city of Fukuoka
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 12, 2024
Fukuoka police arrest man in connection with 'Luffy' crime ring
The suspect, Takayuki Kagoshima, 55, had been detained by Philippine immigration authorities since March.
Under the DICAS forum, Japan and the U.S. could look to co-produce weapons that both countries currently do not have in large quantities, with munitions such as Patriot interceptors "low-hanging fruit," according to some experts.
Jun 11, 2024
U.S. looks to Japan for help in boosting weapons production
The allies are aiming for partnerships in areas such as U.S. warship and aircraft repairs in Japan, as well as in the joint production of advanced weaponry.
Emperor Naruhito (left) meets with Luxembourg's Crown Prince Guillaume at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday.
Jun 11, 2024
Emperor Naruhito meets with Luxembourg's crown prince
At the meeting the Emperor expressed his gratitude for the sympathy from Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri for people and areas affected by the Noto quake.


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