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Staff at the Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon 2023 collect used paper cups after the event on Oct. 15.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 9, 2023
Japanese paper-makers pioneer domestic recycling of paper cups
Until now paper cups have typically been discarded as flammable waste, but are made from high quality pulp that can be reused.
The front page of The Japan Times from Nov. 13, 1948, heralds the verdicts given to Japan's war criminals.
JAPAN / History / Japan Times Gone By
Nov 3, 2023
Japan Times 1948: Tojo and 6 others are sentenced to hang
As sentences are handed down in 1948, two other eras deal with fallout from an earthquake and an oil shock.
Japan's major paper manufacturers are developing a new fiber to expand the use of wood amid a decline in domestic demand for paper.
Aug 21, 2023
Japan paper industry to develop new wood fiber material
With demand for paper in the doldrums, the industry is looking to expand the use of wood, a renewable resource, beyond paper products.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2023
Elderly survivors fight to preserve memory of Tokyo firebombing in 'Paper City'
In his documentary, Australian filmmaker Adrian Francis explores the collective amnesia surrounding the wartime firebombings of Japan's capital.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2023
Nippon Paper and other firms eyeing sustainable aviation fuel made from wood
The project, if it succeeds, would aim to produce bioethanol from Nippon Paper's mills in the 2027 fiscal year to be used as a feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 7, 2022
Nippon Paper sues Daio Paper over patents on very long toilet rolls
In a suit filed with the Tokyo District Court, Nippon Paper has demanded that Daio stop making and selling similar products and pay u00a533 million in damages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Oct 25, 2021
Closure of Nippon Paper Industries’ Kushiro Mill leaves workers in limbo
Most of the employees at the plant, including those from affiliated companies, are Kushiro natives.
Japan Times
Sep 19, 2021
Japan firms look to paper products to reduce plastic waste
A number of Japanese firms have recently turned to paper as a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic products, from water-resistant cardboard boxes to small hangers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 19, 2021
Japan paper company sets sights on a wooden rival to car batteries
Nippon Paper Industries Co. aims to create supercapacitors that could store and release energy with vastly improved performance.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2021
Keisuke Sugiyama: ‘Being able to experience the past through art is extremely exciting’
As an associate professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design, Keisuke Sugiyama is using a wide array of tools to convey his love of art.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2020
Pulp friction: Border jams delay supply of toilet paper's sole ingredient
As several European borders limit travel to stop the spread of COVID-19, two of the world's biggest pulp makers say transportation logjams are delaying shipments of the raw material — the only ingredient in the toilet paper that people are hoarding to weather quarantines.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2020
City that makes a third of Japan's toilet paper flooded by tax donations amid rumor-driven buying binge
For one city in Shizuoka Prefecture, panic-buying has evolved into panic-donating.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Nov 25, 2019
Need last-minute, shipping-friendly holiday gifts?
The holiday season is closing in fast, and if you're looking to send gifts — especially to overseas — you likely only have a week or so at the most to get to the post office. Here are a few ideas that shouldn't need more than a Jiffy bag to pop in the mail.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2019
Shiori Aiba: Getting the right paperwork
Life in Berlin inspires textile designer Aiba to branch out into jewelry.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2019
Mina Ishihara: Bound for Ireland to make and repair books
Mina Ishihara, 43, first visited Ireland in 1995 when she was a student at Tezukayama Gakuin University in Osaka, her hometown, where she studied English and linguistics. On that trip she visited Galway, a lively cultural city on the west coast of Ireland, partly because the professor who organized the trip had studied there many years before and was "fond of the city."
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2019
When Japan strikes the right chord
From missionary work in Kagoshima Prefecture to creating arrangements for Joe Hisaishi's 'Ni no Kuni' film score, composer Chad Cannon talks about his affinity with Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 20, 2019
Japan startup making paper from stone seeks more pre-IPO funding
Making paper out of rock isn't just a novel idea — it saves water, is both recyclable and biodegradable and uses a mineral resource available anywhere on Earth.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2019
'East Hokkaido Cranes' to succeed Nippon Paper franchise
Asia League Ice Hockey said Tuesday it has approved an application for a successor team to Japan's Nippon Paper Cranes, which closed the curtain on its 70-year history at the end of the season last month.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2019
Nippon Paper Cranes eliminated in overtime in Game 3 of Asia League Ice Hockey final
The Nippon Paper Cranes finished runner-up in the Asia League Ice Hockey on Thursday after losing their final game before their disbandment to Russian team Sakhalin.
Japan Times
Mar 1, 2019
Cranes book spot in Asia League finals
The Nippon Paper Cranes beat South Korea's Daemyung Killer Whales 4-3 in their semifinal game Thursday and advanced to the Asia League Ice Hockey finals for the first time in five seasons.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?