This weekend, Australia's five-time world champion robot soccer team is jetting to Japan to take back the trophy ignominiously stolen from them last year. And it's going to be a grudge match against Germany. More »
My husband sent me a link tothisstorytoday, which really made me grateful for living in Japan and the safety I feel here.Someone borrowed this person's bicycle without asking - but upon returning it, they wrote a lengthy note explaining about how they really needed the bike, and to please forgive them and accept this token as a thank you. Show More Summary
Ugh, this heat! I feel like no matter how many Japanese summers go by, I still feel like I'm melting and ill-equipped to deal with the weather when it rolls around. Some people tell me you just end up acclimatizing to it - but I think...Show More Summary
Laura Haddock and Isabela Moner walk the red carpet at the Japanese premiere of Transformers: The Last Knight on Thursday (July 20) at Toho Cinemas Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan. The ladies were joined at the event by Japanese actress Hinako Sakurai. “a moment. keep a eye out for the red carpet shots ????????,” Isabela wrote [...]
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that the engine control console installed on the bridge of the Kinkasan Maru was selected for a "Ship Heritage Certificate" from the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE). Kinkasan Maru (1961-1979) was a general cargo ship…
I consider myself something of a “reader” and I’m interested in the pages being turned by others so to this end I’m going to try and put together a small series of posts about books that I’ve read about Japan in order to have prepared...Show More Summary
The Overwatch World Cup is taking place in Sydney this weekend, featuring Sweden, Japan, Finland, Italy, Portugal and Vietnam. And, of course, Australia. More »
Donald Trump recently sang the praises of Japanese First Lady, Akie Abe, saying she was a lovely woman when they sat together at a G20 dinner, but that she couldn’t speak a word of English. Although it hasn’t been confirmed yet, theShow More Summary
As the Trump administration preps to renegotiate the trade pact, the U.S. auto industry is telling the White House that their German and Japanese competitors also depend on low-cost countries to supply cheap cars and components. In other words, everyone's doing it, so don't mess it up for us.
IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID: The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies. Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago, there were fewer than 1 million births last year, as the country’s population fell by more than 300,000 people. The blame […]
Despite Bank of Japan and ECB talk, and thanks to a tanking VIX, the new normal of utter tranquility in markets continued... Soft Data rolled over again today... Draghi didn't sound dovish enough and EUR spiked, sending the dollar dumping...Show More Summary
President Trump's exclusive interview with the New York Times on Wednesday touched on plenty of weighty topics, including the Republicans' unsuccessful attempts to pass a health-care bill and what would constitute a “red line” in the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. But one excerpt in particular set afire a corner of the Internet. In […]
“She’s a terrific woman, but doesn’t speak English,” Trump told the New York Times.
In 2016, Starbucks introduced a tart Key Lime Pie Frappuccino in China and Indonesia. Stateside, customers quickly found a way to re-create the tart drink using a secret menu recipe. Now, Starbucks launched another international Frappuccino...Show More Summary
In an interview with the New York Times, Donald Trump said that Akie Abe, wife of Japan Prime Minister Abe, didn't even say "hello" to him at the G20 dinner because she doesn't speak English: So, I was seated next to the wife of Prime...Show More Summary
The European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan have spent large amounts without generating much inflation. Yet they are obliged to keep trying.
Up for a little arcade-style Soccer action on the Switch? Next week you'll be able to grab Super Sidekicks, the Neo Geo classic. The game is confirmed for Japan, but should also hit NA/EU the same week.
President Trump’s description of being seated next to Akie Abe at the G20 dinner is getting a lot of attention: TRUMP: So, I was seated next to the wife of Prime Minister Abe [Shinzo Abe of Japan], who I think is a terrific guy, and she’s a terrific woman, but doesn’t speak English. HABERMAN: Like, […]
President Donald Trump claimed in a new interview with the New York Times that the first lady of Japan doesn't speak English. Read more...