- Japan's durian-loving vaccination minister Kono tones down divisive maverick image
TOKYO - In 2009, after the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lost power in a general election, Mr Taro Kono decided to run for the party presidency to wipe out the "rotten apples".
Straits Times. Sat, 18 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0800.
- Archaeology: Modern Japanese populations descended from THREE ancient cultures, not two as thought
Ancient genomes extracted from the bones of people who lived both before and after the Japan's farming period were analysed by researchers from Trinity College Dublin.
Daily Mail. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:00:46 GMT.
- 'Looking back, it was an amazing thing I did'
Meet the founder on a 10-year mission to disrupt Japan's rigid work culture.
BBC News. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:55:14 GMT.
- Is Fidelity Japan Smaller Companies (FJSCX) a Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now?
Mutual Fund Report for FJSCX
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:00:06 GMT.
- Burundi seeks to revamp the Bujumbura port
Burundi last week launched a modernization project to the port of Bujumbura in a bid to boost efficiency to its operations. The project will be financed and implemented by Japan and is estimated to cost about 31 million US dollars.
AfricaNews. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 18:33:06 +0000.
- North Korea resumes ballistic missile launches after six-month hiatus
North Korea launched what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the East Sea (also known as Sea of Japan) on 15 September, marking the ...
Janes 360. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:10:47 Z.
- Doping watchdog to review cannabis ban after top US athlete forced to miss Tokyo Olympics
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance for athletes.
Sky News. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:51:00 +0100.
- North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles; Japan's Suga rips test as 'absolutely outrageous'
North Korea reportedly fired two ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast Wednesday, in the direction of Japan, prompting Japan's prime minister to denounce the action as "absolutely outrageous," according to reports.
Dom Calicchio. Fox News. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:53:33 GMT.
- GB relay silver medallist Ujah's 'B' sample positive
British Olympic silver medallist CJ Ujah's 'B' sample tests positive, following his initial positive test at the Tokyo Olympics.
BBC News. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 16:00:51 GMT.
- All Russian Paralympians tested negative for COVID ahead of meeting with Putin
The president met with the winners and medalists of the Tokyo Paralympic Games on September 13
Tass. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:26:55 +0300.
- US, Japan, South Korea nuclear envoys meet after Pyongyang test
Countries want to revive talks on denuclearisation, which have been stalled for two years.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 04:33:14 +0000.
- Biden to Host Leaders of Australia, India, Japan at White House Next Week
The 'Quad' countries have been seeking to enhance cooperation to push back against China's growing assertiveness.
Voice of America. Mon, 13 Sep 2021 19:47:47 -0400.
- Pandemic forces cafe that wanted to stay hidden out of the shadows
Toru Hashimoto ran a Tokyo cafe he hoped almost nobody could find. But the financial strain of the pandemic has forced him to open up.
Sydney Morning Herald. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 07:05:00 +1000.
- War With China? The Economic Factor That Could Trigger It
China's vulnerability in 2021 looks like Japan's in 1941. The trigger for war would be control of a key economic resource.
By George Calhoun, Contributor. Forbes. Sun, 12 Sep 2021 12:45:28 -0400.
- Olympic gold medalist Steveson signs with WWE
Gable Steveson, who captured a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics, has signed a multi-year deal with WWE, Steveson told ESPN.
ESPN. Thu, 9 Sep 2021 18:01:08 EST.
- Holland America Line Announces Spring 2022 Return-to-Service Dates for Final Three Ships in the Fleet
Noordam, Oosterdam and Westerdam to resume cruising with plans for Japan, the Mediterranean and Alaska, respectively.
Travel Industry Wire. 2021-09-09 15:30:20 EST.
- Taekwondo Takes Its First Spin at the Paralympics
Almost 70 athletes from 35 countries competed in Tokyo as the sport made its Paralympic debut.
Motoko Rich and Chang W. Lee. New York Times. Tue, 07 Sep 2021 12:54:25 +0000.
- Paralympian Deja Young-Craddock on Tokyo Paralympics 2021
While at the Tokyo Games, Team USA Paralympian and gold medalist Deja Young-Craddock discusses her mental health journey.
ESPN. Sun, 5 Sep 2021 08:55:52 EST.
- Paralympic closing marks end of Tokyo's 8-year Olympic saga
Closing ceremony was entitled 'Harmonious Cacophony' and involved both able-bodied actors and others with disabilities.
Voice of America. Sun, 05 Sep 2021 09:33:29 -0400.
- Putin Says Private Businesses, Japanese Firms On Disputed Kurile Islands To Receive Tax Breaks
Russian President Vladimir Putin says private businesses, including Japanese firms, operating on the disputed Kurile Islands will receive tax breaks in an effort to boost the local economy.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 03 Sep 2021 18:21:31 +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 2020, Japan's estimated population was 126,476,461, 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.
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