Trump accuses Japan, China of currency devaluation

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday lambasted Japan and China for devaluing their currencies ... The yen also strengthened on a news report that Trump's trade adviser slammed Germany for using a "grossly undervalued" euro to gain an unfair advantage ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese arcade pioneer and 'Father of Pac-Man' has died

Masaya Nakamura, the "Father of Pac-Man" who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. He was 91. Nakamura, who died on Jan. 22, founded Namco, part of Bandai Namco, in 1955. It started out as just two ... ( read original story ...)

Bank of Japan upgrades economic outlook

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has upgraded its growth forecasts for the current fiscal year, which ends in March, and the following fiscal year by 0.4 and 0.2 per cent. The BoJ announced the new forecasts on Tuesday at the end of its two-day monthly meeting ... ( read original story ...)

Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo

TOKYO: Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo's latest health trend can cure their post-pregnancy aches and pains. According to its exponents, Otonamaki, which translates as ... ( read original story ...)

Base fare for Tokyo taxis lowered to ¥410

Hoping to drum up more business, including from overseas visitors and the elderly, base taxi fares were lowered Monday to ¥410 from ¥730 in central Tokyo and two suburban cities. The new base fare is for the first 1.052 km, while the one it replaced ... ( read original story ...)