The Japan Times – News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More
|Country and region||Japan / Japan|
Emergency warning issued for Gifu and Nagano as torrential rain lashes central Japan
on 08/07/2020 at 8:44 am
The new warning came as the death toll from torrential rain in the Kyushu region rose to 56.
‘Several’ coronavirus cases detected at U.S. Futenma base in Okinawa
by Jesse Johnson on 07/07/2020 at 8:45 pm
The U.S. Marines in Okinawa said Tuesday that it has detected “several” cases of COVID-19 infections at the contentious U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma ...
COVID-19 offers Japan’s firms a chance to shine
by Curtis S. Chin on 07/07/2020 at 7:30 pm
Japanese, American, Singaporean and other business leaders, take note. Committing to models of virtuosity, sustainability and the strongest environment, social and governance (ESG) standards when ...
On foreign policy, Biden is worse than Trump
by Ted Rall on 07/07/2020 at 7:29 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump is terrible. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is just as bad. In some ways he is worse. You shouldn’t vote ...
America and China are entering the dark forest
by Niall Ferguson on 07/07/2020 at 7:28 pm
To know what the Chinese are really up to, read the futuristic novels of Liu Cixin.
China’s Himalayan border aggression unrelated to pandemic
by Derek Grossman on 07/07/2020 at 7:27 pm
The Chinese approach to India represents continuity in behavior.
Balkanization is bad for Facebook’s business
by Noah Smith on 07/07/2020 at 7:26 pm
Social networks suffer when there are fewer people to network with.
‘Single mind’ no more: Abe’s onetime right-hand man sees his influence dwindle
by Satoshi Sugiyama on 07/07/2020 at 6:53 pm
Despite his long history of supporting the prime minister, the chief cabinet secretary is finding himself increasingly marginalized.
‘Horrifying’ new U.S. rules on online college courses leave Japanese students in limbo
by Tomohiro Osaki on 07/07/2020 at 6:17 pm
Depart the country or transition to another college if classes are moved entirely online, new Trump administration regulations say.
Japan’s foreign student digs likely to survive — and thrive — after pandemic
by Kazuaki Nagata on 07/07/2020 at 6:09 pm
Investors believe demand in housing market is here to stay, with Japan widely expected to remain an appealing option for those from abroad.
Japan household spending down by record amount
on 07/07/2020 at 6:08 pm
May saw the figure drop by 16.2 percent on the previous year, for the second consecutive record monthly low.
At least 53 dead as torrential rains and floodwaters hit Kyushu
on 07/07/2020 at 6:07 pm
Rescuers race against the clock to find survivors as heavy rains continue to submerge region.
Sushi meets AI: Japanese inventor’s app scopes out choice tuna cuts
by Tim Kelly on 07/07/2020 at 5:00 pm
Grading software promises to make life easier for buyers of tuna worldwide.
Junior Wimbledon champion Shintaro Mochizuki may have more surprises in store
by Joel Tansey on 07/07/2020 at 4:01 pm
The 17-year-old Kawasaki native, who broke a 50-year grand slam drought for Japanese boys last year, is turning heads with his impressive net play.
LAFC’s Carlos Vela opts out of MLS restart as FC Dallas withdraws
on 07/07/2020 at 3:27 pm
FC Dallas has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's restart tournament on Monday after 11 members of the franchise tested positive for COVID-19, another blow for ...
MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays
on 07/07/2020 at 3:19 pm
The schedule was a bright spot on an otherwise shaky day in baseball’s reboot following a shutdown of more than three months.
PGA Tour, Memorial scrap plans to have limited spectators
on 07/07/2020 at 3:16 pm
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said the decision was made due to the changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tokyo home of ‘Astro Boy’ creator and other manga legends opens as museum
on 07/07/2020 at 3:14 pm
A museum replicating the Tokyo apartment building that was home to the late Osamu Tezuka and other legendary manga artists opened Tuesday, 38 years after ...
Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag and noose
on 07/07/2020 at 3:11 pm
NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump blasted the series for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused ...
JSA says membership free of coronavirus after tests
on 07/07/2020 at 1:28 pm
Of the 891 members tested, five were positive for antibodies to the virus. Four of them were cleared via polymerase chain reaction or PCR tests.
Native American groups ask NFL to force Redskins name change
on 07/07/2020 at 1:23 pm
A letter signed by 15 Native American advocates has demanded the team and the NFL cease the use of Native American names and imagery.
Tokyo Olympic organizers seek COVID-19 defenses, but what exactly?
on 07/07/2020 at 12:48 pm
Quarantines for athletes and few fans at venues are among ideas being floated by the organizing committee, the city of Tokyo and the International Olympic ...
Third of parents in Japan delayed vaccinating kids amid coronavirus fears
on 07/07/2020 at 12:30 pm
A survey showed 33 percent of parents said they had delayed having their children vaccinated, with some citing fears of COVID-19 infections.
Japan to ease coronavirus rules and allow events up to 5,000 people
on 07/07/2020 at 12:24 pm
Starting Friday, the number of people allowed to gather at indoor venues for sporting events or music concerts will increase to a maximum of 5,000.
Swedish ambassador to Japan offers hints on making the best of paternity leave
by Junko Horiuchi on 07/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
Pereric Hoegberg wants Japanese fathers to take a more active role in parenting.
Koike urged to take lead in raising women’s representation in politics
by Toma Mochizuki on 07/07/2020 at 11:55 am
The presence of women in senior-level positions at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been limited to areas such as welfare and gender equality.
North Korean defectors face wrath of both Seoul and Pyongyang
by Jeong-Ho Lee on 07/07/2020 at 11:45 am
Two brothers who led defector groups were questioned by police last week, after the government sought to have them prosecuted over leaflets sent over the ...
Playground love: Exploring the green among the gray
by Peter Backhaus on 07/07/2020 at 11:30 am
Some playgrounds are closed due to the pandemic, but outdoors activity is still what most doctors order.
Try using the ‘miru’ verb stem when attempting something improbable
by Akemi Tanahashi on 07/07/2020 at 11:25 am
Adding "miru" to the te-form of a verb will suggest to others that you're willing to give whatever your doing a try.
Arrested under new law, Hong Kong protesters get swabbed for DNA
by Jamie Tarabay on 07/07/2020 at 11:20 am
Police made their first arrests last week under a sweeping new security law imposed by China, taking 10 protesters into custody.
Hitachi to launch an affiliate to boost happiness at work
on 07/07/2020 at 11:20 am
Can you measure happiness on your smart watch? Hitachi is looking to try in a Kyodo article that explores tech vocabulary.
Let’s discuss video game addiction
on 07/07/2020 at 11:00 am
A Kyodo story looks at gaming addiction, which starts a conversation on how much is too much of a good thing.
New rules: International students must leave U.S. if classes go online
on 07/07/2020 at 10:58 am
The policy creates an urgent dilemma for thousands of international students who became stranded in the U.S. after the coronavirus forced their schools to move ...
Nationals, Astros cancel workouts over virus testing delays
on 07/07/2020 at 9:53 am
Baseball's two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the season.The defending champion Washington Nationals ...
SANZAAR head confident of Rugby Championship in 2020
on 07/07/2020 at 9:48 am
The head of southern hemisphere rugby body SANZAAR is confident the Rugby Championship will be played this year despite borders remaining locked amid the continuing ...
Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes agree to 10-year, $503 million extension
on 07/07/2020 at 9:37 am
The Kansas City Chiefs made sure they'll have Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes around as long as possible.Mahomes agreed to a 10-year extension worth $503 ...
NHL, players’ union announce plan to resume play on Aug. 1
on 07/07/2020 at 9:35 am
The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association announced a tentative agreement Monday to return to play this season and extend their collective bargaining agreement ...
Jose Mourinho delighted by Lloris-Son clash during Tottenham win
on 07/07/2020 at 9:32 am
When Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris confronted Son Heung-min on the field at halftime, Jose Mourinho was far from annoyed.The manager renowned for his own flashpoints ...
China arrests top Xi critic as it plans crackdown on political foes
on 06/07/2020 at 8:54 pm
Beijing police arrested an outspoken critic of Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday morning as his administration took steps to crack down on potential threats ...
Carlos Ghosn’s accused escape plotters tap lobbyists in bid to avoid extradition to Japan
on 06/07/2020 at 8:31 pm
Lawyers and lobbyists for the two men have pressed their case before the U.S. Justice Department and State Department, as well as lawmakers.
Who lost Hong Kong on June 30?
by Kuni Miyake on 06/07/2020 at 7:30 pm
While Xi Jinping may feel that he is winning the battle over Hong Kong, he is actually losing the war against the international community.
Japan should continue to speak up on China’s human rights abuses
by Teppei Kasai on 06/07/2020 at 7:29 pm
Taking a tough, meaningful stand against Beijing is not easy, but Tokyo must continue to demonstrate the depth of its commitments to human rights.
How Angela Merkel inspires the Japanese
by Shihoko Goto on 06/07/2020 at 7:28 pm
For Japan’s ambitious female politicians, the German chancellor's approach to climbing up the political ladder by not focusing on gender issues is instructive.
Green-energy firms have a human rights problem
by Adam Minter on 06/07/2020 at 7:27 pm
The renewables business needs to clean up its act.
What’s in a name? Princeton University faces its racist past
by Brad Glosserman on 06/07/2020 at 7:26 pm
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's image as a promoter of democracy and equality is being replaced with that of a stone-cold racist, extreme even for his ...
A more humane post-pandemic social contract
by Koichi Hamada on 06/07/2020 at 7:25 pm
There's reason to hope that the COVID-19 crisis will catalyze a shift toward more just societies
Japan restaurateur looks to AI-based management to stay ahead of curve in virus-battered industry
by Osamu Tsukimori on 06/07/2020 at 7:03 pm
Entrepreneur sees a chance for AI-based program to thrive if industry abandons its low-margin, high-turnover business model.
‘King Felix’ opts out of MLB season due to coronavirus
on 06/07/2020 at 6:57 pm
Former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, ...
Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw to join Shining Arcs
on 06/07/2020 at 6:44 pm
Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will play for the NTT Communications Shining Arcs next season, the Japan Rugby Top League club said Monday.The 34-year-old scrumhalf ...
NPB and J. League moving ahead with plans to allow fans
by Kaz Nagatsuka on 06/07/2020 at 5:57 pm
Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League will allow up to 5,000 fans to attend games starting Friday.