Tag - paper



JAPAN / Politics
Jul 3, 2015
China criticizes Japan for ‘smearing’ land reclamation projects in draft defense paper
China on Friday said it was "dissatisfied and concerned" by Japanese criticisms of its land reclamation projects in the South China Sea as reported in the outline of a forthcoming defense report.
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JAPAN / Society
Jun 22, 2015
Suicides down but still a 'serious problem' for people under 40
The number of suicides in Japan dropped in 2014 for the fifth straight year, but the margin of decline among people under 40 was relatively small, indicating there is still "a serious problem" among the younger generation, the government said in a report released Monday.
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BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Nov 27, 2014
Paper watch to test Sony's innovation revamp
Sony Corp. is developing a watch made out of electronic paper for release as soon as next year in a trial of the company's new venture-style approach to creating products, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2014
Honminoshi traditional paper-making flows from long dedication, and UNESCO takes notice
UNESCO recently announced that Honminoshi, a traditional Japanese paper-making craft, is being considered for the organization's list of intangible cultural heritage.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2014
Japanese hand-made paper up for UNESCO heritage status
Traditional Japanese hand-made paper has been short-listed by a UNESCO preliminary review panel for possible inclusion on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the Cultural Affairs Agency said Tuesday.
Oct 3, 2014
Nippon Paper to build timber-fired power plant in Akita
Nippon Paper Industries Co. plans to build a 100-megawatt coal-fired thermal power plant at its paper pulp factory in Akita Prefecture, with the aim of beginning commercial power sales in 2017, industry sources said Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2014
Abe issues policy priority list, with Tohoku and women at the forefront
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe released a basic policy paper for his new Cabinet members Wednesday, saying acceleration of recovery in the disaster-hit Tohoku region and promotion of women's status in society are among his administration's top priority issues.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 29, 2014
METI tells nation to stockpile toilet paper against next disaster
Bureaucrats don't want Japan to get caught with its pants down the next time toilet paper supplies run short after a natural disaster.
Aug 11, 2014
Next, conversation monitoring
The National Police Agency's white paper for 2014 stresses the need for police to consider conversation monitoring — as distinguished from 'ordinary' communications interception — as a new means of investigation.
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JAPAN / Politics
Aug 5, 2014
Senkaku tensions could spark unwanted clash with China, annual defense report warns
Japan is deeply concerned that China's rapidly expanding maritime and airspace activities around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea could trigger an unwanted clash, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday in its white paper for 2014.
Jul 17, 2014
China's unilateral ADIZ escalating tensions, Tokyo defense report to say
China's demarcation of an air defense identification zone over the East China Sea is escalating the situation and could trigger an unwanted clash, a draft overview of Japan's upcoming white paper on defense showed Wednesday, taking aim at Beijing for its "unilateral" attempts to change the status quo.
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LIFE / Travel
Jul 5, 2014
Off the beaten path on Japan's paper trail
At a little roadside store in rural Nagano, a foreign tourist is miming a rice bowl with her cupped left hand. Firm in the belief that Japanese washi (paper — wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper) was made from rice, she waves her flattened right hand across the "bowl," miming her desire for "sheets" of paper. Baffled by her gesture myself, I was at least able to communicate with her in English and ask what on Earth she was trying to buy. The local shopkeeper on the other hand was utterly perplexed; this bizarre customer seemed to be repeatedly miming that she didn't want a bowl of rice! But, of course she didn't, that was obvious.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2014
Rain (The Paper Gods #2)
"Rain" is the second book in the young adult series "The Paper Gods" by Amanda Sun and continues where "Ink" (the first in series) left off.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 15, 2013
90% of foreigners arrested last year were legal residents
Of the 5,423 foreigners arrested last year for committing crimes, more than 90 percent of them were living in the country legally, while illegal immigrants accounted for just 5.9 percent of the cases, unlike in the past, a report says.
Aug 30, 2013
1.5 million of nation's temporary workers serving as family breadwinners
There were around 12.53 million nonregular workers in Japan in 2010, of whom 1.49 million served as breadwinners of households with less than ¥3 million in annual income, the labor ministry said Friday in a white paper.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 23, 2013
Deflation is easing, government claims
The economy is on the verge of emerging from nearly two decades of deflation as it has picked up since the beginning of the year, a government report said Tuesday, emphasizing positive aspects of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" policies.
Jul 11, 2013
Defense Ministry makes its case
Japan has a high-wire act cut out if, as a white paper says, it must improve its defense capabilities and maritime vigilance in the region without provoking China.
Jul 9, 2013
China using force, defense report says
Japan is concerned that China's potentially dangerous maritime activities around the Senkaku Islands could lead to an emergency and Beijing should act according to international rules rather than use force.
Jul 9, 2013
Seoul protests mention of islets as part of Japan
Seoul lodged an official protest Tuesday with Tokyo after the Defense Ministry in its annual white paper described South Korea-controlled islets in the Sea of Japan as Japanese territory.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2013
Sentence stands for Daio Paper ex-chief who squandered firms' funds
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by former Daio Paper Corp. Chairman Mototaka Ikawa against a four-year prison sentence for misappropriating more than ¥5 billion from group firms that he gambled away at casinos, court officials said Thursday.


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