Tag - paper



Japan Times
Feb 15, 2019
Hiroshima students receive origami crane, a symbol of peace, from Barack Obama
Students at the Prefectural University of Hiroshima on Friday said that they have received a paper crane from former U.S. President Barack Obama to complete their senbazuru (1,000 origami cranes) wishing for a peaceful future.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Jan 5, 2019
Examining Japan's traditional paper trail
As temperatures drop across the country, washi makers nationwide enter their peak production season.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2018
Four-time Asia champion Nippon Paper Cranes to fold in 2019
Nippon Paper Industries Co. announced Wednesday its decision to shut down its four-time Asia League-winning ice hockey club in a bid to streamline management and cope with declining revenues.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2018
Rock, investment, paper: Goldman Sachs to buy stake in startup making paper from limestone
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is buying a stake in TBM Co., a startup that has become known for its technology that turns limestone into paper.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2018
Teachers and medical staff among professions most at risk of overwork in Japan, government white paper finds
Educators at schools nationwide work more than 11 hours per day on average while senior school staff were found to have worked even longer.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2018
Tokyo researchers’ Paper Digest makes academic jargon a cinch
They come from very different worlds, yet have remarkably similar tales to tell. One hails from Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, while the other was brought up in the shadows of the Merendon mountains in the Sula Valley of northwestern Honduras.
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JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2018
Japan's assessment of North Korea threat unchanged despite Kim-Trump summit: annual defense paper
Pyongyang has already deployed Rodong ballistic missiles and the country may have already succeeded in producing nuclear warheads small enough to fit on those missiles, the ministry warned.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 29, 2018
'Paper sommelier' hopes to help revive Japan's washi industry
Yoshinao Sugihara, head of a traditional paper wholesaler in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, takes the use of washi paper to a new level in interior design.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2018
Japan manufacturers boosted by higher demand for toilet paper from surge in foreign tourists
Paper manufacturers were anticipating the industry would shrink due to Japan's declining population, but are instead expanding output due to an unexpected boost from tourism and the increased demand for toilet paper that has followed.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2018
Japan's tourism boom is spreading economic benefits to rural areas: report
More foreign tourists are visiting the countryside, bringing a positive impact across the country, with over 40 percent of stays in 2017 outside Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
Japan Times
May 29, 2018
More Japanese eating alone amid aging society: report
A government white paper says more people are eating alone for more than half the week, mirroring a rise in the number of single-person households due to a falling birthrate, an aging society and changes in household composition.
Feb 19, 2018
Japan to link ODA to promotion of its 'Indo-Pacific' strategy
Japan plans to use foreign aid distributed to developing countries as part of a bid to promote its "free and open Indo-Pacific" strategy, according to the draft annual paper on its official development assistance, sources said.
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LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Feb 18, 2018
Washi workshop: Good on paper, better firsthand
"Mummy, where does paper come from?" This was a question recently asked by my young daughter that was easier to answer than her usual string of whats and whys ("Do insects cry?" and "Why were we born?" among them).
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 17, 2017
Reported crimes in Japan fell below 1 million mark last year
The overall number of crimes committed in Japan continued to drop in 2016, falling below the 1 million mark for the first time in the postwar era, according to the annual White Paper on Crime released Friday by the Justice Ministry.
Japan Times
Sep 18, 2017
Nagoya teen brings 100 paper insects to life at an art exhibit
With just a pair of scissors and plain drawing paper, Shinichiro Ishikawa, a 15-year-old high school student from Nagoya, can quickly create lifelike cutouts of insects such as a pink mantis poised to take down its prey or a yellow swallowtail butterfly with its wings spread wide.
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JAPAN / Politics
Aug 8, 2017
Japan Defense Ministry warns of North Korean nuclear, missile advances in annual report
White paper cites deep concern over reclusive state's recent advances in ICBM technology, while also hitting China for its maritime expansion.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 15, 2017
Kamiko: Growing paper clothes in rural Japan
A small community in Miyagi Prefecture is struggling to continue making one of its most-famous craft exports — Shiroishi handmade paper and paper clothes
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 16, 2017
Squeezing paper from a stone: an entrepreneur's approach to ease deforestation
Stone tablets were one of the earliest writing tools used by man before paper. One entrepreneur now plans to take things full circle by making paper out of stone.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2017
Plastic fantastic: How does Tokyo recycle its waste?
The next time you trek out to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, situated on the fringes of Shinagawa along Tokyo Bay, look around and you'll see a giant smokestack by the Konan Ohashi Bridge. The visa-dispensing center, essential for foreign nationals who want to live in Tokyo, stands right by a garbage factory. However, the Minato Incineration Plant plays a key role in efforts to promote sustainable living in the capital: It houses a state-of-the-art recycling plant.
May 23, 2017
World should think twice before abolishing cash
No one's talking about the real motivations behind demonetization.


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?