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Rated the No. 1 racehorse in the world, Equinox is an eight-time winner in 10 career starts.
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Nov 30, 2023
World's top-rated thoroughbred Equinox to retire
Rated the No. 1 racehorse in the world, the four-year-old is an eight-time winner in 10 career starts.
Yosuke Ishikawa (left) and Celine Veaute gather mulberry leaves during an internship at a silkworm farm in Seiyo, Ehime Prefecture, on Aug. 28.
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2023
Internships creating brighter future for Japanese silk farming
The industry has fallen on hard times due to a drastic decline in the number of people engaged in sericulture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 10, 2022
Deep in Yamagata's mountains, rural artisans pull on history's threads
A spell of financial insecurity during the Edo Period gave rise to one of Japan's strongest textile traditions.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Aug 9, 2020
Masayo Funakoshi: Making a place for art in the kitchen
Chef Masayo Funakoshi has cooked all around the world, blending art, artists, music and community around her eclectic mix of dishes.
Japan Times
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May 25, 2019
Nasa Hataoka cards second-round 67, sits two strokes off lead at Pure Silk Championship
Nasa Hataoka fired a second-round 67 to position herself two shots behind a trio of leaders at the midway point of the 72-hole Pure Silk Championship on Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 13, 2019
Japan Display inks deal for ¥80 billion bailout by Chinese and Taiwanese firms
Japan Display Inc. has signed a deal to receive an ¥80 billion ($715 million) capital injection from a group of Chinese and Taiwanese firms, leaving its revival, initially planned under a Japanese government-backed fund, in the hands of foreign companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 1, 2019
LCD maker Japan Display, a key Apple supplier, plans ¥110 billion bailout deal this week
Display panel maker Japan Display Inc., a key supplier of Apple Inc., said Monday it is aiming to agree this week on a bailout of more than ¥110 billion ($989 million) from a group of Chinese and Taiwanese companies and an investment fund backed by the Japanese government.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 17, 2018
Pakistan's army chief visits Beijing after tensions over 'Silk Road' projects
Pakistan's army chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, began a three-day visit to China on Sunday, Pakistan's military said, days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road projects in the South Asian nation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2018
Fukushima silk maker's 'fairy feather' threads helping to revitalize traditional industry
A producer of luxury silk is helping revitalize the traditional textile industry — and inspire the local community — in a town devastated by the 3/11 disasters of 2011.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 10, 2018
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urges Japan to join 'One Belt, One Road' infrastructure project
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged Japan to join China's "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative on Thursday, saying its participation would likely contribute to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic stimulus policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2018
Vast, bioclean Kumamoto silkworm factory aims to revive Japan's sericulture sector
In an upland valley in Kumamoto Prefecture, a huge, dark-silver-colored flat building is home to silkworms that are raised all year round.
BUSINESS
Mar 28, 2018
Greenland shortlists Chinese firm for airport construction despite strategic concerns by Denmark and U.S.
Greenland's state-owned Kalaallit Airports has shortlisted a Chinese construction company to help expand three airports despite concerns in the Danish government that Chinese involvement could upset its ally, the United States.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 23, 2018
'Polar Silk Road': Greenland's courting of China for airport projects worries Denmark
Greenland is courting Chinese investors and construction firms to help expand three airports, causing concerns in the Danish government that Chinese involvement on the Arctic island could upset the United States, a close ally.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 26, 2017
China's imperial overreach
According to a Chinese proverb, 'To feed the ambition in your heart is like carrying a tiger under your arm.' The further Xi carries China's 'one belt, one road' initiative, the more likely it is to bite him.
COMMENTARY / World
May 26, 2017
Beijing has a patchy record on projects
China's drive to build its political influence in Africa and Asia through infrastructure has been plagued by quality-control issues and cost overruns.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 26, 2017
The TPP's second act
India and Japan are demonstrating that Asia's major powers can frustrate Chinese ambitions without the U.S.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 2, 2017
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble build bridges between cultures one note at a time
Even before the Grammy award for best world music album was announced during a pre-telecast ceremony on Feb. 12, Haruka Fujii was awestruck.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 7, 2016
China's sole ally in Asia might get more than it wished for
The implications of China's growing strategic penetration of Pakistan are ominous for the region and for Pakistan's own future.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2016
Tomioka Silk Mill tours using smart glasses to look back in time
The Tomioka Silk Mill, a UNESCO World Heritage site, rolled out a new tour this month featuring smart glasses technology.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 29, 2015
Yamagata biotech firm synthesizes spider silk to spin web of innovative products
After more than a decade developing what it considers the world's first synthetic spider thread, Japanese biomaterial company Spiber Inc. is close to going to market with its first product — a gold-colored outer jacket woven from the material.

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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