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SOPHNET. Fall/Winter 2015 Editorial for ‘POPEYE’

Tokyo casualwear label SOPHNET. flaunts its FW15 line with an editorial shot by POPEYE magazine. The brand’s sporty gear is showcased in its natural environment, as POPEYE follows a young athlete around a variety of winter workout spots. Show More Summary

Ignoring 500 Billion Galaxies: The Extraterrestrial-Life "Probability" Debate (Holiday Weekend Feature)

Carl Sagan said that "extraordinary claims, require extraordinary evidence." In a stunning display of mathematical logic vs common sense, David Spiegel of Princeton University and Edwin Turner from the University of Tokyo published a paper in 2012 that turns the...

'Art Place Japan' tracks a triennial's rural transformations

Every three years across the rice fields and around the farmhouses of rural Japan, about 150 miles north of Tokyo, the landscape changes. One year, an old country house was sheathed in hundreds of circular mirrors — no two the same size, all a reflection of the natural world around them. Another...

Japan to Continue Cooperation With Int’l Community to Wrestle With Terror

Tokyo will closely cooperate with the global community in order to fight terrorism, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

Japan scrambles jets after Chinese military exercises

Fighter aircraft deployed by Tokyo after 11 Chinese planes spotted close to Japanese airspace during 'unusual' dispatch.

Japan to resume whaling in the Antarctic despite IWC ruling

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has decided to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean by the end of March after a hiatus since last year, a move likely to prompt international outrage.

'Tokyo Story' star Setsuko Hara, muse of Ozu, dies at 95

18 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Japanese actress who starred in famed director Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story" and a host of other classic films has died aged 95 -- with the news only emerging nearly three months after her passing. The death of Setsuko Hara dominated Japanese front pages on Thursday, with headlines lauding her as a "legendary" performer and the "Eternal Madonna". Show More Summary

The world's major central banks are headed down different paths

I heard a common theme in my recent encounters with clients and central bank officials in Frankfurt, London, Beijing, Tokyo, Auckland, Wellington and Berkeley. Despite very different cyclical conditions and growth trajectories, central bankers everywhere generally think inflation is too low for comfort. Show More Summary

This Light Show in Tokyo Is Bewilderingly Pretty

Every year, the Caretta Plaza in Tokyo is adorned with an impressive light show to mark the end of another 365 days. This time, over 270,000 LEDs are being used to create an elaborate six-minute audiovisual light show that you can see in these images. Read more...

Valery Gergiev: ‘I have no plans to perform in Turkey’

The Mariinksy and Munich music director was asked at a Tokyo press conference whether he had plans to perform in Turkey. The question was tagged to the shooting down of a Russian military plane by Turkish ground forces. Gergiev, who is often an apologist for President Putin, said (according to the semi-official Tass news agency): […]

Japan Drops Charges Against Aum Shinrikyo Cult Member Over 1995 Bombing

The Tokyo High Court ruled Friday that one member of Aum Shinrikyo cult was not guilty in a 1995 bombing, overturning a lower court ruling sentencing her to prison, local media reported.

NTT DOCOMO Successfully conducts 5G Data Transmission in Actual-use Environments

NTT DoCoMo announced today that a 5G trial it conducted with Nokia Networks at the Roppongi Hills high-rise complex in Tokyo on October 13 achieved ultra-high-speed data transmission in excess of 2Gbps... The post NTT DOCOMO Successfully conducts 5G Data Transmission in Actual-use Environments appeared first on Gadgets, gizmos, and tech from the East.

Asia shares firm as traders add to ECB stimulus bets

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares held firm and U.S. stock futures edged higher in early trade on Friday as expectations of additional stimulus from the European Central Bank underpinned appetite for riskier assets, while the euro hovered near seven-month lows. Show More Summary

Dream Big - Alien Aspirations

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Dream Big by Ursulalopez Life is an experiment in making something of yourself, but in order to become someone big you first have to dream big. Do you think the king of kaiju was born a giant beast capable of stomping Tokyo into dust?...Show More Summary

Japan's Largest Shipment of Drugs Was Found in Personal Luggage in Tokyo

Tokyo police seized the largest ever shipment of drugs imported to Japan in personal luggage, worth 1.4 billion yen ($11.45 billion), local media reported Thursday.

Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba Tokyo Adagio

2 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

When Charlie Haden had become confined to home when too ill to travel from the effects of post-polio syndrome, he started listening to tapes of his previous concerts and discovered the performances he had made with the Cuban pianist, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, at the Blue Note in Tokyo in 2005. Show More Summary

Asian shares edge up, euro under pressure as ECB looms

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares advanced in early trade on Thursday, while growing bets the European Central Bank was gearing up to deliver further stimulus steps kept the euro under pressure. MSCI's broadest index of...Show More Summary

Setsuko Hara, Japanese movie star of exquisite power, dies at 95

She starred in a trilogy by Yasujir? Ozu, including “Tokyo Story” (1953), which critic Roger Ebert called “one of the greatest films of all time.”

'Bleach: Brave Souls' Hack 'n Slash Game Releasing Worldwide Soon

We were requested to include the following copyright: © Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot by the promoters of BLEACH Brave Souls (© Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot), and we've decided to honor their request in this article about BLEACH Brave Souls (© Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot). We wrote about BLEACH Brave

Teaching Grownups How to Eat

Until the twentieth century, Japanese food was often neither delicious nor nourishing. Junichi Saga, a Japanese doctor who chronicled the memories of elderly villagers from just outside Tokyo, in the nineteen-seventies, found that, in...Show More Summary

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