Thank You Taiwan!

A while back I shared with you an episode on the megaquake in Kumamoto, Kyushu, touching little on the damages and stressing how it is to live afloat a sea of lava.

April 26, 2016 at 11:17 am

Japan to Team Up with US Firm in Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors

It's a good news. Japan's Atomic Power Co. is looking into a possible partnership with a US corporation specializing in decommissioning nuclear reactors to retire 6 reactors now due for decommissioning.

April 20, 2016 at 10:27 am

Nuclear Power Plant Near Kumamoto Quake Site Stands Fast

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) revealed April 18 in its ad hoc meeting held in the wake of a series of quakes of high magnitude up in Kumamoto, stating that the data collected up until the meet indicated "the station could continue operation".

April 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

Mega Quakes in Kumamoto Rocking Kyushu

I say "rocking" as the quakes are active at this writing, April 17, 22:00.

April 13, 2016 at 4:21 am

Trump Will Review All Agreements with Japan - if Elected

" If elected, President Trump would put all agreements with Japan to review", told the former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson in an exclusive interview with NHK in New York, April 11.

April 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

Countryman Says Nuclear Fuel Cycling is "Japan's own policy choice"

A day after the nuclear Security Summit concluded, the US Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman said in an interview with NHK that the US is not in a position of either endorsing or opposing Japan's policy, indicating the US government has no intention of asking Japan to forsake its policy (of cycling nuclear fuel).

April 4, 2016 at 10:35 am

Award-winning Writer Restricted Near US Camp Schwab, Okinawa

Here's a rare piece of episode from Japan about an Akutagawa Award-winning writer restricted by the US Army while rallying in protest against the relocation of the Futemma Military Base to Henoko.

January 28, 2016 at 6:01 pm

A Japanese Filipino Overjoyed to Meet Their Majesties

Their Majesties Emperor and Empress of Japan currently on an official tour of the Philippines met January 28 eighty-six of Japanese Filipinos who have survived years of hardship.

January 23, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Daddies-Long-Legs Bared Identity: One Daddy to Another

The title might not ring any bell, so let's get right down to the core of the episode.

January 17, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Shopping Spree Before; Aesthetic Now

Here's a list of keywords that are now driving foreign tourists crazy: nail art, hair salon, face-lifting, aesthetic, skin care, etc.

January 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Culture Agency Might Move to Kyoto

It is feasible now that the Agency for Cultural Affairs will find a new home in Japan's foremost cultural town - Kyoto.

January 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm

PM Shinzo Abe Eyes on a 2/3 Super Majority to Revise Constitution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated categorically clear that he would target a two-thirds super majority in this summer's House of Councillors elections, at a Sunday Debate over NHK, January 10.

January 6, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Births Turn Upward in 5 Years in Japan

Japan is gradually losing her population, so it's been said for some time.

January 6, 2016 at 1:06 am

14 Million Yen for a 200kg Tuna Fish

Well, it's a New Year's festive quotation, so don't you be surprised. But, you will be, though, if told of a sum of 14 million yen paid for a tuna fish 200 kilograms in weight.

January 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm

The Warmest December Ever in Japan

Japan is exceptionally warm this time around. The last month of December was 2 degrees or so warmer than the average nationwide.

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