osaka, japan

Osaka was the first stop on our three week tour of Japan ... There’s pretty big queues of Japanese workers so go early. The good news is even in the queue you can soak up the vibes and have a beer or two. We had plates full of sea urchin, tuna, salmon ... ( read ...

Joy Billiards Takes Chinese 8-Ball To Vegas and Osaka

Players can check out the Joy Billiards booth for more details on these giveaways. Joy Billiards will also be making an appearance in Osaka Japan this November when the International Chinese Eight Ball Association (ICEA) and JPBA host the Joy Cup Chinese 8 ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo organizers reach agreement on allocation of 2020 costs

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics have reached a broad agreement on the allocation of costs for the 2020 Games with the metropolitan, national and local governments of the seven prefectures and four other cities hosting events. Governments ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo governor takes on old-boy network

TOKYO: Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike (pic) is challenging the old-boy network in the capital, where she thrashed a ruling party rival to win her post and now aims to lead reform-minded candidates to victory in a city-wide July election. A popular former TV ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s ultra-low jobless rate masks grim reality

... lowest level in more than two decades and the labor market is tighter than it was during Japan’s booming bubble economy years. This should be great news for the world’s number three economy, but analysts are warning not to pop the champagne quite ... ( read original story ...)

Japan urges China to do more to pressure North Korea

TOKYO — Japan on Tuesday urged China to exert greater pressure on North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile development, saying Beijing's role in getting Pyongyang to abandon those efforts was "crucially important." Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio ... ( read original story ...)

Hybrid puffer fish could cause food confusion in Japan

A survey carried out by Japan's National Fisheries University found that over half of the puffers, or fugu, studied in a three-year programme were Spottyback-Shosai-fugu hybrids. The result, the Mainichi Daily News reports, is a hybrid species that is ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei slips as yen gains on Italy’s political uncertainties

The yen advanced to a 12-day high, as investors sought safe havens due to fresh political uncertainty in Europe Tokyo, May 30: Japan's Nikkei share average slipped on Tuesday, with the equity market feeling downward pressure from a stronger yen ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei eases as nervous investors push yen higher

A stronger yen weighed on Japanese shares Tuesday, setting a cautious tone for trading in the Asia-Pacific region, though markets pared early declines by late morning. The Nikkei Stock Average NIK, +0.04% had been down as much as 0.6% after the yen ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s draft growth strategy forgoes far-reaching reform

TOKYO -- Japan's new strategy to stoke growth in key industries includes case-by-case regulatory exemptions to spur innovation, but the government's piecemeal proposals lack the fundamental changes needed to re-energize the overall economy. Prime Minister ... ( read original story ...)