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The Temple University Japan campus in Tokyo. The university plans to open a satellite campus in the city of Kyoto in 2025.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 9, 2024
New Temple University campus set to open in Kyoto in January 2025
Temple plans to offer English-language courses to elementary and junior high school students, in addition to its regular undergraduate programs.
Filmmaker and teacher Karl Neubert says he enjoys working with vintage lenses because they can capture a more cinematic look.
Nov 25, 2023
Karl Neubert: 'The joy a student finds in their debut film is a constant source of pride'
Filmmaker and teacher Karl Neubert discusses his role as an educator to the next generation of artists and how 30 years in Japan has shaped his work.
The painting as seen before the July 8 incident
Jul 14, 2023
Iconic dragon painting at Sensoji Temple peels off ceiling
Visitors to Tokyo's Sensoji Temple were left in shock as an iconic dragon painting on the ceiling of the main hall peeled off and was left hanging above their heads.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 7, 2023
Buddhist statue stolen from Nagano temple returned after police hunt
Police arrested Shintaro Morimoto, a 34-year-old man from Mifune, Kumamoto Prefecture, for allegedly stealing the holy statue.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2023
Nobuhiro Tamura: 'Those who need spirituality will find it themselves'
A fan of 1990s hip-hop and electronic music, former Buddhist monk Nobuhiro Tamura has opened a bar on Mount Koya to talk to people about good tunes, spirituality and whatever else they like.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2022
'War' selected as kanji of the year amid international conflicts
The kanji for 'sen,' meaning war, battle or match, was picked as the single most representative Chinese character corresponding to the social mood in Japan this year.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2022
The challenging journey that led to Nara's crown jewel
Image and temple were each the largest structure of its kind, dwarfing all work previously done in a country whose culture had never before, and rarely since, valued size for its own sake.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Dec 13, 2021
Legendary temple in Kusatsu seeks funds for restoration through crowdfunding
Even if the temple owner received subsidies from the national, prefectural and municipal governments, it would still have to pay u00a510 million or more from its own pocket.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2020
Desire to see Trump ousted prods Gen Z voters in Japan to back Biden
Focus on police brutality, climate change and LGBTQ equality drives opposition to U.S. president among Temple University students, but endorsement of Biden only lukewarm.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2020
Matthew Wilson: ‘Students need to come first’
The dean of Temple University Japan on keeping students safe during COVID-19 and the importance of cultural sensitivity.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2020
A Tokyo temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven
Lured by higher wages but often burdened by debt to recruiters, Vietnamese are the fastest-growing group of foreign nationals in Japan.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2020
In Japan, gearing up for a new type of job market
Worried about your job? One option is to head to a recruiter for help. The people at RGF Professional Recruitment Japan tell you what you're in for if you do.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2020
After devastating Shuri Castle fire, World Heritage temple in Nara holds drill
A fire drill was held Monday at the World Heritage-listed Yakushiji temple in the city of Nara.
Japan Times
Sep 14, 2019
All Blacks' warm welcome confirms status as fan favorites
The New Zealand was officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup at Tokyo's Zojoji Temple on Saturday in front of a big crowd of hard-core rugby fans and bewildered tourists.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
May 13, 2019
'Home Run Jizo' testament of bond between Sadaharu Oh and ailing boy
It's raining hard at Shinbanba station in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward. Pouring, actually, real cats-and-dogs-type stuff.
Japan Times
May 4, 2019
Come face to face with human mortality in Yukio Mishima's 'The Temple of Dawn' — review
A strange and uneven novel, Yukio Mishima's 'The Temple of Dawn,' the third volume in the 'Sea of Fertility' tetralogy, is an elegy to the loss of pureness in the Japanese national spirit.
Japan Times
May 3, 2019
Tokyo's Pet Loss Cafe offers a place to grieve and heal
Ritsuko Shimazaki, 58, occasionally takes a 70-minute train ride to visit one coffee shop in particular near the upscale district of Omotesando in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 27, 2019
Challenge your senses with Dinner in the Dark
At Dinner in the Dark, diners eat and communicate with others while blindfolded, a task to test the senses as well as group dynamics.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2019
There's a student Uprizine that needs to be heard
When students Hikari Hida and Trica Euvrard discovered that their university had no support in place for victims of sexual violence they created Uprizine to help make a change.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Feb 4, 2019
Zen Buddhist priest touched by kindness in Nepal offers shelter to those seeking refuge in Japan
One day in January, in a quiet Zen temple on a hill in Nagoya's Tenpaku Ward, a priest offered a Nigerian visitor okaki (rice crackers).


Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs