Japan and Britain hold joint military exercise in central Japan

National Oct 2, 2018

Japan and Britain hold joint military exercise in central Japan

Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force on Tuesday showed to the media its first joint military exercise with the British Army in central Japan following an agreement by the two countries last year to strengthen bilateral security ties. The drill began at a GSDF training school in ...

Sharing a cup of Japanese tea with the world

Video / Life Aug 15, 2018

Sharing a cup of Japanese tea with the world

Shizuoka Prefecture, which is Japan’s biggest tea producing region and accounts for around 40 percent of all the nation’s tea production, is seeing its tea market slowly die due to severe aging issues among tea farmers and a plunge in tea leave prices caused ...

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

National Jul 11, 2018

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

The climbing season for Mount Fuji got fully underway Tuesday with three trails in Shizuoka Prefecture opening to the public. The season began earlier this month when a trail in neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture opened on the 3,776-meter mountain, Japan's highest peak, which attracted over 284,000 ...