Tag: Japan

Japanese pop idol stabbed 60 times is suing police for inaction

Japanese pop idol Mayu Tomita is suing the police for inaction over an incident where she was stabbed 60 times. She is seeking almost $700,000 in damages over the 2016 attack, blaming the police for what happened because the police did not take her reports...

Lee Hsien Loong reaffirms bilateral relations at G20 summit, also does Glico man pose with Ho Ching

Osaka, Japan – On June 30 (Sunday), Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong concluded his four-day trip to Osaka, Japan for the G20 summit. The prime minister went on Facebook to give everyone an update on how the meetings went. On June 27, a day before...

Japan business confidence index drops in July: BoJ survey

Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers fell sharply in the second quarter to June, the Bank of Japan's quarterly business survey showed Monday, suggesting a stuttering recovery for the world's third-largest economy. But experts noted while the data showed lingering concern, it did not reflect the...

Japanese women step up against discrimination with #KuToo, a campaign against high-heels in the workplace

Yumi Ishikawa, a 32-year old writer and actress, got tired of the senseless enforcement of high-heeled shoes for working women. She realized just how painful and uncomfortable it is for women to wear such shoes when she took a part-time job as a receptionist...

Japan to restrict licenses for elderly drivers amidst alarming surge in road crashes

Amidst the rise in road crashes caused by elderly drivers, the Japanese government is now planning several measures to avoid further incidents. Several recent road crashes involving elderly drivers have driven the public to push for better restrictions and safety measures. In April, an 87-year-old driver...

‘Don’t drink and drone,’ say Japanese MPs

People in Japan operating drones under the influence could face up to a year in prison under new laws passed Thursday that aim to control the increasingly popular devices. Drunkenly flying a drone weighing more than 200 grams (seven ounces) could also result in a...

Man on a mediation mission: Japan’s Abe heads to Iran

by Sara HUSSEIN Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Iran this week on a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic Republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington. Tehran is locked in a bitter standoff with the US after president Donald Trump withdrew...

Japan to implement policies encouraging employees to work until 70

Japan is an ageing population with a low birthrate and growing labour shortage, and to that end the government is planning on allowing employees to work until they're 70 or even 75 years old. The Japanese government continues to implement new policies to address the...

Japanese hotel staff in standing ovation for Malaysia’s Prime Minister

There is nothing unusual in Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's visit to Japan except for the fact that the Malaysian leader has a large following in country of the rising sun and the Japanese people does not miss an opportunity to show...

Heartbroken Japanese man turns to bodybuilding after his wife left him for being “bald and dumpy”

Heartbreak is a terrible ordeal. Most people might choose to drown their sorrows and wallow in self-pity and destructive habits. But one heartbroken Japanese man decided it was the best time to improve himself. 言い訳するのはさぁ やることやってからだよね 出来ればしない方がカッコいいけど 人間だからね... pic.twitter.com/ox1EEzC2kU — しらぴょん (@lonestarsde66) December 9, 2017 A man who goes by...