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May 23, 2017
Japan's agriculture more corporate, attracting younger farmers, white paper says
Japan's agricultural sector has seen a major shift from family-owned businesses to corporate operators employing a growing number of younger farmers, according to the fiscal 2016 white paper on agriculture approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2017
Hiroshima A-bomb museum building reopens, with full renovation to finish in 2018
The east building of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum reopened Wednesday following renovations that include a new multimedia display showing images of the city before and after the U.S. bombing in 1945.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Apr 2, 2017
Design your own beginner's luck
Spring is here, a time of change and a new starts. Here are a few hobby ideas designed to make it that little bit easier for beginners.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 28, 2016
Paper made from stone tempts Japan's top printer to invest
The nation's biggest printing company is funding a startup that makes paper out of rock, in a bid to diversify into new materials and as environmental concerns push companies to seek more sustainable products.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 26, 2016
Paper sumo wrestling popular with people of all ages
The stereotypical image of middle-aged Japanese men may be stiff and proper, but you are bound to think differently when you see those who are passionate about paper sumo matches. The Nihon Kamizumo Kyokai (Japan Paper Sumo Association), boasts a history of more than 60 years, and its members enjoy having sumo matches with wrestlers made of cardboard fighting it out in a ring the size of your palm.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 11, 2016
Crime at postwar low: 2016 white paper
Crime in Japan has dropped to a postwar low, but the bad news is that seniors are committing more offenses because they have nowhere else to go.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 4, 2016
Burden of 'double care' of young and old growing, survey shows
The burden of raising children and caring for sick or elderly family members at the same time, known as 'double care,' is a matter of concern to a large portion of the population.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2016
Beijing's South China Sea militarization becoming fait accompli: defense paper
Japan will express its wariness over China's muscle-flexing in the South China Sea in this year's defense white paper, warning Beijing's militarization of the disputed waters is making its territorial claims a fait accompli, Kyodo News has learned.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2016
Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki
The Hiroshima city government will loan some of the paper cranes gifted by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, a municipal official said Thursday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 16, 2016
Nippon Paper to buy Weyerhaeuser drinks carton business
Nippon Paper Industries Co. said Thursday it has agreed to purchase the world's third largest liquids packaging board business from U.S. timber company Weyerhaeuser Co. for $285 million.
JAPAN / Society
May 31, 2016
Suicides down in 2015 in Japan but numbers still serious among young, elderly
Suicides in Japan decreased for the sixth straight year in 2015, though it remains a serious problem among the elderly and younger generations, according to a government report released Tuesday.
Japan Times
May 31, 2016
Brother of Hiroshima paper crane girl plans U.S. peace education NPO
The elder brother of a Japanese girl who succumbed to leukemia a decade after being exposed to the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima said he will set up a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles aimed at promoting peace education.
May 13, 2016
Cabinet backs rural tourism drive in quest for 40 million visitors
The Cabinet on Friday approved a white paper to boost the nation's rural tourism sector as it aims to increase overseas visitor numbers to 40 million by 2020.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 25, 2016
Thanks to negative rate, Japanese borrower can buy Dom Perignon after debt sale
By selling commercial paper at negative interest rates, a Japanese leasing company will get paid enough money to buy a bottle of Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 2004 if it wants.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 9, 2016
Japan to increase aid to Asia amid China's growing maritime assertiveness
The government will expand aid to Asian countries amid China's growing maritime assertiveness in the South China Sea, according to an annual report on foreign aid, the contents of which were obtained by Kyodo News on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2015
Nippon Paper to invest in nanofiber to head off challenges to print
Nippon Paper Industries Co. plans to build a factory to mass produce a high-strength, low-weight material known as nanofiber as soon as next year, part of a push to bolster revenue as Japan's shrinking population and the shift to online content threatens sales of newspapers and books.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2015
British washi evangelist rolls out medium as canvas for artists
Growing numbers of artists and designers in Britain are exploring the potential of handmade Japanese paper as a new material with which to work, according to artist Elaine Cooper, one of the very few foreign experts in the field.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Nov 23, 2015
A-bomb victim's paper crane donated to Truman library in U.S.
A paper crane made by Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki, an iconic victim of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, has been donated to a Missouri library housing documents of late President Harry Truman, who authorized the attack.
Aug 1, 2015
Crime report suggests the yakuza are evolving
It appears the National Police Agency is serious about cracking down on organized crime.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2015
Defense white paper stresses threat posed by China
The Defense Ministry says it remains deeply concerned about China's maritime ambitions in the region, particularly in the light of Chinese domestic trends.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores