NINE HOURS, a Japanese hotelier that provides ultra-economical, pod-style accommodation, has opened a new location at Narita Airport in Tokyo.
Asia News Network
More Malaysians holidaying in Japan
More locals are choosing Japan for international holidays, with Malaysian tourist arrivals to the Land of The Rising Son hitting a record high for the first half of the year.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Crossfaith, Phoenix & More Hit Japan's Summer Sonic
Summer Sonic, the biggest music festival in Japan devoted to international repertoire, was held Aug. 16 and 17 simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka.
Saha in joint venture to open more Japanese restaurants here and abroad
Saha Group, one of Thailand's biggest manufacturers and traders of consumer products, yesterday signed a joint-venture contract with Nippon Tei, a Thai-owned Japanese restaurant chain in Thailand, and Sato Restaurant Systems, a Japan-based restaurant operator, on the opening and expansion of Japanese restaurants in Thailand and neighbouring ... (more)
X-Plus Giant Monster Figure Lineup for September 2014
The Japanese toy company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res photos of their giant monster figures scheduled for release in late September 2014.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The Japan Times
Gala time for kabuki icon Sakata Tojuro IV
The eighth annual instalment of NHK Enterprises' Gei-no-Shinzui summer kabuki gala, to be staged August 22 at the National Theatre in Tokyo, will star Living National Treasure Sakata Tojuro IV, one of those rare actors as famed for his portrayals of men as for his prowess as an onnagata .
111-year-old recognised as world's oldest man
A Japanese man born nearly a year before the Wright brothers carried out their first flight has been recognised as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.
China fines Japanese firms over pricing
A Mercedes-Benz showroom in Beijing. China's anti-monopoly regulator has found the German car maker guilty of charging excessive prices for parts.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
The Japan Times
Old and new mingle sweetly at Summer Sonic
After Queen finished "Another One Bites The Dust" - 10 minutes before 8 p.m. on the Sunday of this year's Summer Sonic in Chiba - hundreds of fans darted for the exits of QVC Marine Field Stadium.
First Look: Tokio Stakes a Ramen Claim in the Prospect Neighborhood
After almost twenty years on Old South Gaylord, Miki Hashimoto closed Japon last fall...but while he was leaving Washington Park, he promised that he was not leaving Denver's restaurant scene altogether.
Business Opportunities Weblog
Today in Entrepreneurial History: August 20
On 22 March 1925, one and a half years after the Great Kanto earthquake, Radio Japan produced the first radio broadcast in the country, transmitting from Atago Hill just north of the Tokugawa Tombs in Shiba Park.
Thanh Nein News
East Asian cultures hit Hanoi in August
Korea's Talchum dance performance is among the highlights of the week of South Korean cultural activities, which is being held from August 17 - 23 in Hanoi.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
South China Morning Post
Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job
In Japan, inemuri - or "sleeping while present" - is considered the preserve of employees exhausted by their commitment to work, rather than a sign of indolence.
The Bullet Train That Could Change Everything
In Texas, a new model for high-speed rail is hurtling forward. If successful, it could mark a turning point for the development of public transportation around the country.
Inter Press Service
Does Iceland Gain From Whaling?
The story of what then happens to the whales once they have been taken back to Iceland is part mystery and part an economic balancing act between the country's economic interests and its international image.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
The China Post
Local bands at Japan's Summer Sonic festival
Taiwanese bands, including Mayday, rocked the audience at this year's Summer Sonic music festival on Saturday in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka.
Answer the call
Clothes make the man, so the adage goes. A Japanese husband-and-wife team hopes it applies to their line of casual wear which has been endorsed by some of reggae's biggest acts.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Haruki Murakami profile: An everyman for our times
He's a cult novelist whose austere, enigmatic writings sell by the million and have made him a global superstar Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
Why Yokai Watch Shoplifting Made the Evening News in Japan
Right now, Yokai Watch is incredibly popular in Japan. The 3DS games, the kiddy arcade games, the toys , and the anime are all smash hits.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
New test reveals purity of graphene
Graphene may be tough, but those who handle it had better be tender. The environment surrounding the atom-thick carbon material can influence its electronic performance, according to researchers at Rice and Osaka universities who have come up with a simple way to spot contaminants.