Japanese fashion's great end to the year

Style & Design Dec 24, 2017

Japanese fashion's great end to the year

by Misha Janette

With the holidays upon us, it is a season for celebration. Japan's fashion industry has its own reason to enjoy the festivities, as the ceremony for the Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix awards revealed some amazing talent on home turf. And then, we discover o-kaizome, ...

The education system still has much to learn

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Sep 30, 2017

The education system still has much to learn

There is a driven, compulsive quality to Japanese education, which emerges clearly in a report by Shukan Toyo Keizai magazine titled "Schools are breaking down." Technological progress has a side-effect: an economy that demands higher and higher education as the price of admission into it. ...

Cyclists injured after mats blown into air by news chopper

National Oct 27, 2014

Cyclists injured after mats blown into air by news chopper

Two cyclists were injured during a race in western Japan as nonskid mats on the course were blown into the air, possibly because of airflow from a news helicopter, police said Monday. A helicopter operated by the Mainichi Shimbun was flying over the scene to ...