World shares mixed, Japan’s Nikkei gains on weaker yen

TOKYO - World stocks were meandering in sluggish trading on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were mixed in early trading. France’s CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 4,860.14 and ... ( read original story ...)

Japan hotelier's Nanjing massacre denial angers China

A Japanese hotel chain has come under fire for its owner's claims that a World War Two massacre in the Chinese city of Nanjing did not take place. A book by Toshio Motoya, who owns APA Hotels, was found this week to be widely distributed in his outlets. ( read original story ...)

Forget World Cup heroics, says Japan coach Jamie Joseph

Japan coach Jamie Joseph wants to forget the country's astonishing 2015 World Cup run as he looks to create his own blueprint for the future. The former All Black had a baptism of fire after taking over the 'Brave Blossoms' last November and is under no ... ( read original story ...)

High-tech Japanese toilets to be more foreigner friendly

TOKYO - As more foreigners choose Japan as a holiday destination, the country's toilet manufacturers have joined forces to simplify the sometimes complicated business of washing and drying Japanese style. A 2014 survey found many foreigners have difficulty ... ( read original story ...)