Topics :: Japan

Japanese Architects Sell a Lifestyle on Global Stage

By Yuri Kageyama | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
A new generation of Japanese architects is scoring success by reinterpreting the past.

George Takei Sees Gay Pride Beginning in Japan

By Mari Yamaguchi | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
George Takei said he needed courage and anger to come out as gay and to join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities in the U.S., and he hopes his Japanese counterparts will do the same to make their society more equal.

Japan’s First Lady Joins Gay Pride Parade in Tokyo

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Apr 28, 2014
Japan’s first lady Akie Abe is making headlines Monday after joining in Tokyo’s annual gay pride parade Sunday in order to show her support for her country’s LGBT community.

US Sending 2 Warships To Japan To Counter North Korea

By Lolita C Baldor | Sunday Apr 6, 2014
The US delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

Gay Rights a Non-Issue for Asian Leaders at Sochi

By Ken Moritsugu | Friday Feb 7, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart appear not to be bothered by the international ruckus over Russia’s law restricting gay rights.

Japanese Cuisine Added to World Heritage List

Thursday Dec 5, 2013
The United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese food to its cultural heritage list, making it only the second national cuisine to receive the prized designation.

At Least One in Japan Gets HIV From Donated Blood

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
At least one person in Japan has been infected with HIV from a blood transfusion. A spokesman for the Japanese Red Cross Society said Tuesday that a male donor tested positive for HIV this month.

5 Free Things to do in Tokyo

By Mari Yamaguchi | Saturday Jun 29, 2013
Planning a trip to Tokyo? On par with New York City and London, it’s not cheap - but with strategic planning you can still have authentic experiences without depleting your bank account.

Latest Megu Outpost to Open in Gstaad

Sunday Nov 25, 2012
From its beginning eight years ago in New York, MEGU has been expanding to leading capitals around the world. In 2004, MEGU New York opened at 62 Thomas Street in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood.

Bluefin Tuna Conservation Measures Pay Off

By MICHAEL CASEY | Thursday Nov 15, 2012
Japan and Asian nations argued bluefin tuna should be left to quota-setting international fisheries bodies to bring the species back from the brink.Two years on, their strategy for rebuilding stocks of Atlantic Bluefin tuna appears to be working.