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Yuki Tsunoda will be looking to earn points at his home race for the first time when he starts 10th for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Apr 6, 2024
Tsunoda qualifies 10th as he eyes points at Japanese Grand Prix
A loud cheer from the 77,000 fans at Suzuka Circuit could be heard over the roar of Tsunoda’s Honda engine after he secured his top 10 position.
Kenji Tanaka uses a method of paper stenciling called Ise katagami that began in the region more than 1,000 years ago.
Apr 3, 2024
In Suzuka, artist hopes Formula One can revive ancient Japanese craft
Kenji Tanaka uses an ancient method of paper stenciling called Ise katagami to create model F1 cars.
The “myahk,” a community currency implemented on Okinawa Prefecture’s Miyako Island in 2018, is intimately tied to local efforts for environmental preservation.
LIFE / Lifestyle / Longform
Feb 10, 2024
Japanese communities are creating currencies to educate and empower citizens
The yen will do when paying for things throughout the country. In some places, though, you may try paying with a coin that also helps reduce plastic waste.
The government will extend subsidies worth as much as ¥242.9 billion for Kioxia and Western Digital to expand memory chip production in Mie and Iwate prefectures.
Feb 6, 2024
Japan extends subsidies to downturn-hit Kioxia and Western Digital
The funding provides underpinning for the two companies, which have been hammered by a slump in the market for NAND flash chips.
The start of the Japanese Grand Prix on Sept. 24 last year.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Feb 2, 2024
Japanese Grand Prix race staying at Suzuka until at least 2029
Suzuka is a hugely popular circuit with drivers but its place on the calendar had been questioned with recent talk of a street race in Osaka.
Miyoko Oka holds a photo of her brother, Masaru Okunishi, in Yamazoe Village, Nara Prefecture, in November 2023.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 30, 2024
Top court rejects retrial request for 1961 poisoned wine murders
The court rejected a special appeal for reopening the case involving Masaru Okunishi, who died at age 89 of pneumonia while on death row in 2015.
A worker carries a tray containing steamed kamaboko at a factory in Ise, Mie Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Jan 22, 2024
As costs rise, kamaboko producers struggle to stay afloat
Many have little choice but to raise the prices of their own products after having exhausted other measures.
Dec 16, 2023
Reigning champions Spears trounce Heat for first League One win of season
Bernard Foley kicked 20 points and scored a try as the Spears outclassed the home team at Suzuka Sports Garden。
A man who claims to be "a woman inside" has been arrested for entering the women's bathing area at a hot spring facility in Mie Prefecture.
Nov 14, 2023
Man claiming to be woman arrested for entering female baths in Mie
The suspect was quoted by the police as saying, "I'm a woman inside so I don't understand at all why I'm not allowed in the women's baths."
A man (left) who had been deemed eligible for compensation from his employer by a Tokyo labor office after his boss revealed he was gay without his consent attends a news conference at the health ministry in July.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 23, 2023
Growing number of municipalities ban outing of LGBTQ individuals
Mie and Saitama prefectures have prohibited outing on a prefectural level, but none of the ordinances across Japan have legal penalties.
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.'s Japanese office in Tokyo
Oct 17, 2023
Taiwan's Powerchip considering five sites in Japan for factory
Powerchip announced in July that it was setting up a joint venture with financial firm SBI Holdings with the aim of securing government subsidies.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen during a practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix. Saudi Aramco has perhaps the most visible presence among fossil fuel giants at Formula One races as one of the series' top sponsors.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Sep 30, 2023
F1 says it will reach net zero by 2030. But can it shake its polluting image?
Formula One's pledge faces myriad challenges, including its long-standing ties to some of the world's dirtiest fossil fuel companies.
AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda waves to the crowd prior to the start of the Japanese Grand Prix.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 24, 2023
In pictures: Race day at the Japanese Grand Prix
Here's a selection of photos from around Suzuka Circuit as Formula One roars into Japan.
Ayrton Senna (center) of Brazil talks with his McLaren team member during the final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circut in Mie Prefecture on Oct. 29, 1988.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 24, 2023
The Japanese GP: Often the scene of title deciders — and controversy
For an event often defined by drama, the stakes won’t be quite as high starting next year as the race settles into its spring date.
Yuki Tsunoda in action during qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday at Suzuka Circuit.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 23, 2023
Tsunoda thrills home fans in qualifying ninth for Japanese GP
Still, it was Max Verstappen’s day, as the Red Bull ace wowed the 79,000 fans at the racetrack on his way to pole position in 1:28.877.
Many of Yuki Tsunoda's fans gathered around the second corner at Suzuka Circuit.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 23, 2023
In pictures: Day 2 of the Japanese Grand Prix
A selection of photos from The Japan Times, including a sneak peek into the garage of Yuki Tsunoda's AlphaTauri team.
Yuki Tsunoda arrives at Suzuka Circuit on Friday ahead of the first practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 23, 2023
AlphaTauri makes it official: Yuki Tsunoda keeps seat for 2024
The Japanese driver's immediate future in Formula One is secure, with his AlphaTauri team confirming that his contract has been finalized for 2024.
AlphaTauri crew members rehearse their pit stops ahead of Friday's practice sessions at Suzuka Circuit.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 22, 2023
Gallery: Suzuka Circuit comes alive as Japanese GP practice begins
Friday's strong turnout suggested that an unforgettable weekend will be in store for Formula One fans.
Former Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel (left) helps Lewis Hamilton prepare the Mercedes team's "bee hotel" at Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 22, 2023
Sebastian Vettel creates a buzz in Japan amid biodiversity crisis
The retired former champion invited current F1 drivers to make a small contribution to nature by building "bee hotels" next to the Suzuka Circuit track.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen (right) and AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda take part in a fan event in Tokyo on Wednesday, ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, at the weekend.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 21, 2023
Red Bull's march to the title in focus as F1 arrives in Japan
The team will be looking to secure a second straight constructors' championship on the home turf of its engine supplier, Honda.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on