Rachael Neal, 28, credits her waterproof iPhone 8 Plus for helping save her life as she and her friends were stranded in the open sea off the coast of remote Okinawa Island in Japan earlier this year.
Daily Mail. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:42:58 GMT.
Amid growing objections, the Los Angeles Unified School District has paused plans to paint over a campus mural of actress Ava Gardner that Koreatown activists contend resembles the Japanese imperial battle flag.
Fox News. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:31:23 GMT.
Japanese startup Groove X, founded by an alumni of SoftBank Group Corp's robotics unit, unveiled its first creation on Tuesday - a companion robot designed to make users happy.
Reuters. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:55:30 -0500.
The cooperation between the two countries has been based on a plan offered by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in mid- 2016
Tass. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:03:07 +0300.
Researchers have discovered an ancient Japanese pottery vessel from the late Jomon period (4500-3300 BP) with an estimated 500 maize weevils incorporated into its design. ...
Science Daily. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:29:59 EST.
Russian lawmakers have asked for an explanation following media reports quoting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying that Moscow could potentially hand over two islands in the disputed Southern Kuriles chain to Japan.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:48:07 +0000.
The Lovot, an amalgam of "love" and "robot", cannot help with the housework but it will "draw out your ability to love," Groove X founder and CEO Kaname Hayashi told reporters at the launch in Tokyo. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:23:40 -0500.
Japan plans its first aircraft carrier and big increases in defense spending and weapons capability, according to defense guidelines that cite the need to counter threats from North Korea and China and other vulnerabilities
ABC News. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:54:55 -0500.
A must-see destination for anyone visiting Japan is Tokyo Skytree. Owned by TOBU RAILWAY CO., LTD., it is located in the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo. ...
By Carrie Coolidge, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:00:00 -0500.
TOKYO & REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Biopharmaceutical company Alvotech announced today that Japan-based Fuji Pharma has acquired a 4.2% stake in the business for approximately US$50m.
Business Wire. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:54:00 UTC.
TOKYO (AFP) - The board of automaker Nissan is meeting on Monday (Dec 17) to discuss replacing former chairman Carlos Ghosn after his arrest for financial misconduct, as tensions grow in the firm's alliance with Renault.
Straits Times. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:59:05 +0800.
A suspected gas explosion destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan on Sunday night, injuring 42 people, police and local media said. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:03:24 -0500.
The explosion occurred in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, and caused nearby apartment buildings and houses to shake.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:57:09 EST.
More than 40 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan.
Sky News. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:42:00 +0000.
Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
For more news and information about Japan, visit this official
Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
this Japan map website.
Click on the small Japan map shown at right to display a full-size
map of Japan.