Record 9.4 million foreign tourists visited Osaka in 2016

OSAKA – Over 9.4 million foreign tourists visited Osaka last year, the largest number ever, Osaka tourism authorities announced earlier this week. The figure represents a 31 percent increase on 2015, and is more than triple the number of foreign ... ( read original story ...)

Watching the inauguration in the divided states of America

Adam Walsh is a reporter for the St. John's Morning Show, currently working in Tokyo on a partnership with the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The noose of security is gradually tightening as the week progresses. Everywhere you look, there are police ... ( read original story ...)

Japan says isle name on 2018 Olympic website 'unacceptable."

TOKYO - Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says it is "unacceptable" that the official website for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics refers to disputed isles in the Sea of Japan under the South Korean name "Dokdo." The website introduces the islets by ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo shares close higher ahead of Trump's inauguration

TOKYO, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo shares closed higher Friday on hopes for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's fiscal stimulus plans as he is to take office later in the day. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 65.66 points, or 0.34 percent, from ... ( read original story ...)

How “Tokyo Rose” Became WWII’s Most Notorious Propagandist

During World War II, American servicemen regularly huddled around radios to listen to the “Zero Hour,” an English-language news and music program that ... exotic backstories for the woman they called “Tokyo Rose,” but few were stranger than the ... ( read original story ...)

Medtechs Flock To London As 2016 Sees Biggest IPO Ever

OTSKY), which raised $2.4bn in Tokyo back in 2010. It is more than its size that makes this deal far from a typical listing. The IPO was not a step on the corporate development path, or a source of capital for a growing company. Instead it was an exit for ... ( read original story ...

China outperforms in dismal 2016 IPO market

Elsewhere in the region, Tokyo performed best despite having its worst year since ... of their marketed prices and saw first-day pops of 15% and 32%, respectively. The IPO markets in most emerging economies were muted, except for India, which raked in ... ( read original story ...)