Japanese shipping giants plan merger

Three of Japan's biggest shipping companies are merging their container operations to become more efficient. Nippon Yusen, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha said the joint venture would see savings of more than $1bn (£820m) a year. The move ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo Gov. Koike sets up political study group

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Japanese teacher allegedly slaps student, shaves off his hair

A Japanese high school student was allegedly slapped and had his hair shaved off for showing up to class with a hairdo his teacher didn't like, media report. The boy had shown up to Kofu Josai Yamanashi Prefectural High School Oct. 24 with the sides of his ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese comedian astonished by viral success of 'PPAP' song

Pikotaro, as he is known, debuted a two-minute "long" version of the 45-second song and answered a wide range of questions at a Tokyo news conference in from the song's origin to whether the Japanese prime minister has called him. Sort of. His responses ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo Electron : Announcement on Personnel Changes

10/27 TOKYO ELECTRON: Patent Issued for Bonding Apparatus, Bonding System and Bonding.. 10/20 TOKYO ELECTRON: Patent Issued for Joining Method and Joining System (USPTO 9463.. 10/20 TOKYO ELECTRON: Patent Issued for Method of Manufacturing Thermal ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo Comic-Con Lifts Ban On Men Crossdressing During Cosplays

Who wore it better? [Image by Anthony Chodor/Flickr] A Rocket News report writes about photographer Naoko Tatibana, who has not only dedicated her life to advancing the LGBT cause, but also put up a a cross-dressing studio in Tokyo called Taiyodo ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo: Matsuzaka joins cast of Chen Kaige’s 'Kukai'

The casting was announced today at Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) at an event attended by Matsuzaka, Tsuguhiko Kadokawa and Yoshishige Shimatani, who head Kadowkawa and Toho respectively, and Japanese and Chinese government officials. ( read original story ...)

Prince Mikasa, Brother of Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Dies at 100

He was 100. The Imperial Household Agency announced his death. Japanese news reports said he had been hospitalized since May, initially because of pneumonia. Prince Takahito Mikasa was born in Tokyo on Dec. 2, 1915. He was the uncle of the current emperor ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s 100-year-old Prince Mikasa passes away

He breathed his last at 8.34 a.m. on Thursday at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, Japan News reported. According to Hirokazu Nagawa, the medical supervisor of the Imperial Household, said the Prince’s physical condition had been stable in ... ( read original story ...)

Economic, defence cooperation to figure in PM Modi's Japan visit

will not use Japanese nuclear power plant technology for military purposes, Kyodo news agency quoted diplomatic sources as saying. Both leaders are also likely to discuss defence cooperation, including joint maritime exercises between Japan, India and the US. ( read original story ...)

Japan consumer prices fall for seventh straight month

Japan's consumer prices fell in September for the seventh straight month, data showed Friday, heaping more pressure on the central bank to push back its inflation target deadline. The disappointing data came as the world's third largest economy struggles ... ( read original story ...)