Author: Yasuyuki Todo, Waseda University Global supply chains are being reorganized as Western countries attempt to decouple from the Chinese economy and businesses become increasingly aware of the risks of supply chain disruption following COVID-19 shutdowns. COVID-19. Many countries have policies in place to support the restructuring of global supplyRead More →

Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN) Navy ships were seen circling Japan for days from June 12, involving two Chinese missile destroyers and a supply ship, a announced the Japanese Ministry of Defense on June 30. The ministry said in a statement (pdf) that the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) detectedRead More →

MANILA, Philippines — Tokyo Olympics Most Valuable Player Earvin Ngapeth came back strong after a rest game and led France to a blitz 25-16, 25-19, 19-25, 25-21 vs Germany yesterday at the end of Week 2 Volleyball Nations League action at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ngapeth, who rested in aRead More →

TOKYO: Japan prepared for their July series against France with a 43-7 victory over Uruguay in Kitakyushu on Saturday, scoring six tries to back up last week’s 34-15 victory over the South Americans in Tokyo. Skipper Atsushi Sakate gave Japan a strong start when he crossed after five minutes, andRead More →

U.S. Army Japan Commander Maj. Gen. Joel Vowell wears a new patch that combines the U.S. and Japanese flags during training at Camp Zama, Japan, June 17, 2022. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes) CAMP ZAMA, Japan – The military has authorized soldiers in Japan to wear a new patch symbolizing theirRead More →

Customers say sayonara to a convenience store icon in a very unusual location. Japan has many Family market convenience stores scattered across the country, but have you ever wondered which is the smallest of all? This distinction goes to the Family Mart located on Platform 1 of Tsuruhashi Station inRead More →

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa confers the Order of the Rising Sun, Golden Rays with Neck Ribbon on lawyer Eusebio Tan PHOTOS BY J. GERARD SEGUIA Atti. Eusebio Tan received the Order of the Rising Sun, Golden Rays with Neck Ribbon, during an award ceremony held at the Residence of theRead More →

Representative picture An automobile exhibition in the city of Yokohama focusing on carbon-neutral automobiles and automobile manufacturing companies taking steps to reduce carbon emissions. The efforts of two of the world’s largest automobile production companies, TOYOTA and ISUZU, have attracted attention. “Toyota presents carbon neutrality as an important theme. AsRead More →

Late last week, Maple Plain-based manufacturer Proto Labs Inc. announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Japan. The move is expected to cost the company up to $9.5 million in restructuring costs, according to a May 31 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing says theRead More →

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaiian Airlines will resume flights between Honolulu Airport and Japan’s Narita Airport on Monday, August 1. Hawaiian Airlines will offer three weekly flights between Honolulu and Narita Airport and one weekly flight between Honolulu and Kansai Airport in Osaka, the airline announced Friday, May 27. Get theRead More →

DUBLIN, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The report “Japan Loyalty Programs Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics Databook – 50+ KPIs on Loyalty Programs Trends by End-Use Sectors, Operational KPIs, Retail Product Dynamics, and Consumer Demographics – Q1 2022 Update” has been added. for from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Loyalty programs marketRead More →

Dublin, May 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Japan Loyalty Programs Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics Databook – 50+ KPIs on Loyalty Programs Trends by End-Use Sectors, Operational KPIs, Retail Product Dynamics, and Consumer Demographics – Q1 The report “Update 2022” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. JapanRead More →

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Sunday indirectly urged his Mongolian counterpart Batmunkh Battsetseg to join international pressure on Russia in response to its aggression in Ukraine. During a meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Hayashi told Battsetseg that Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine violates international law and undermines the foundations of the internationalRead More →

Busan, South Korea – A common belief in South Korea’s unification debate is that most foreign powers – including Japan – oppose unity. As a professor of international relations in South Korea, I encounter this belief frequently, almost as an article of faith as to why unification did not happenRead More →

TOKYO, April 19 (Reuters) – Japanese researchers have developed computerized chopsticks that improve savory tastes, potentially helping those who need to cut sodium in their diets. Co-developed by Meiji University professor Homei Miyashita and beverage maker Kirin Holdings Co. (2503.T), the chopsticks improve tastes using electrical stimulation and a mini-computerRead More →

A rule requiring Japanese companies to report their performance to the government every three months is likely to be scrapped, the Yomiuri Shimbun has heard. Companies that raise funds from investors through the issuance of shares or bonds are required to submit quarterly reports to the Ministry of Finance. However,Read More →

As I dip my toes into middle age, I’m surprised I feel so Zen about conforming to so many generalizations about aging. For example, I can now withstand the near boiling temperatures of onsen better than ever, even if it means coming out the color of a well-cooked cephalopod. Luckily,Read More →

TOKYO- Airbus and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to prepare the hydrogen fueled ecosystem. The scope will include different aspects of the hydrogen supply chain, from the production of hydrogen to its delivery to airports and its transfer on board aircraft. TheRead More →

Japan is making gradual progress in bringing international students back to the country who have been unable to return and pursue in-person studies at their universities due to strict COVID-19 restrictions. As Mainichi reports, Education Minister Shinsuke Suematsu informed that a total of 30,000 international students have entered Japan sinceRead More →