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Located in Yokohama's chic Minato Mirai neighborhood, the Kahala Hotel & Resort opened in 2020 but still has the feeling of a newly launched accommodation.
LIFE / Travel
Jul 13, 2024
The paradox of a five-star Hawaiian-themed hotel in Yokohama
What manner of overseas tourist would come all the way to Japan just to stay at a Hawaiian-themed hotel?
When the effects of dementia cause Yohji (left, Tatsuya Fuji) to spiral out of control, it becomes clear to his son (Mirai Moriyama) that he has been absent from his life in more ways than one in Kei Chikaura’s “Great Absence.”
Jul 11, 2024
‘Great Absence’: Poetic family drama follows downfall of dementia-plagued patriarch
A retired professor’s mind is slipping away from him, but there is more to unravel in Kei Chikaura’s dark family drama.
Nissan is planning an autonomous vehicle ride-share service for Japan with a 2027 launch date to address a lack of taxi drivers due to the nation’s aging population.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2024
Nissan plans 2027 driverless ride-share service for aging Japan
Nissan will trial the service in Yokohama's Minato Mirai area, with 20 vehicles equipped with a safety monitor in each driver’s seat.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2021
‘We Couldn't Become Adults’: A loving look back at brighter days
Yoshihiro Mori's film about broken dreams and lost love meticulously recreates Tokyo as it was in the 1990s, and its two leads deliver finely nuanced performances.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 8, 2021
Toyota launches Lexus and hydrogen-powered Mirai with assistant tech
The autonomous driving technology equipped with the new models is a level-2 assistant system that could help with driving on an expressway or other motor-vehicle-only roadway.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jan 24, 2021
Toyota group beefs up development of fuel-cell vehicle parts
The firm and its group companies are stepping up efforts amid a global shift to eco-friendly cars that do not emit carbon dioxide.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Oct 11, 2019
For Toyota, hydrogen still the route forward
As others automakers plan battery-powered SUVs and trucks, Toyota Motor Corp.'s vision for the future of driving remains a hydrogen-sipping sedan.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2019
Toyota unveils next-generation Mirai fuel cell sedan for Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled on Thursday the second generation of its hydrogen fuel-cell Mirai sedan, ready for the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show that is set to kick off from Oct. 24.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Aug 7, 2019
Restaurants in Japan serving up fresh concepts with socially aware approach
The restaurant industry may be known for its cutthroat competition, but a few establishments in Japan have started to take a more socially aware approach to winning the hearts of customers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Feb 14, 2019
Could 'Shoplifters' or 'Mirai' pick up an Oscar? The chances are slim but real
The 2019 Oscar race is entering its final stretch, with prognosticators already unveiling their lists of winners. This year two Japanese films are up for Academy Awards — Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters" (best foreign language film) and Mamoru Hosoda's "Mirai" (best animated feature film).
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 3, 2019
Anime film 'Mirai' wins Annie Award
Mamoru Hosoda's film “Mirai” has triumphed in the best animated independent feature category at the 46th annual Annie Awards.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 1, 2018
Moa Iwano visits U.S. to improve jumps
Rising junior skater Moa Iwano recently returned from a 10-day trip to the United States to work on improving her jumps, The Japan Times has learned.
Japan Times
May 15, 2018
Three dancers seek to redefine the contemporary form of their art in 'Dan-su Series 3'
Contemporary dance seemed to enter the wider arts consciousness in Japan around the turn of the century, when there was a pronounced upsurge in the number of performances, festivals and competitions.
Japan Times
Feb 21, 2018
Alina Zagitova leads Evgenia Medvedeva after record-breaking short program
Alina Zagitova of the Olympic Athletes from Russia smashed the world record to take the lead after the women's short program at Gangneung Ice Arena on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2018
Ten interesting notes from Pyeongchang's first 10 days
As the Pyeongchang Games moved into the second week, here are some observations on the first 10 days:
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2018
Japan takes fifth in team event as Canada secures gold
Japan settled for fifth place in the figure skating team event on Monday at Gangneung Ice Arena with a final score of 50 points.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2018
Bringing the great outdoors to Japan's underserved children
Almost 39,000 children are under government supervision in Japan, and 85 percent are institutionalized in various homes around the nation, according to Human Rights Watch. Last August, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare made good on its 2016 revisions to the Child Welfare Act by announcing a new...
Japan Times
Jan 24, 2018
'Midnight Bus': A trundling bus trip to boresville
Taizo Harada plays Toshikazu 'Riichi' Takamiya in Masao Takeshita's 'Midnight Bus,' a film that feels overlong and lacks emotional punch.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 11, 2017
Russians Evgenia Medvedeva and Sergei Voronov capture NHK Trophy titles
Two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva retained her lead after the short program despite a fall in the free skate to win the NHK Trophy on Saturday night. The elegant Russian qualified for next month's Grand Prix Final with the victory.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 10, 2017
Evgenia Medvedeva and Carolina Kostner finish 1-2 in NHK Trophy women's short program
Two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva grabbed the lead at the NHK Trophy with a score of 79.99 points in the short program on Friday night. The Russian was her usual sublime self while skating to "Nocturne," executing element after element nearly flawlessly.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'