Controversial tweet by Takafumi Horie

“It’s a job anyone can do.”

So tweeted entrepreneur Takafumi Horie in October about nursery teachers, immediately triggering a firestorm online that put the issue of their low wages back in the spo...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months ago | 1 comment

Working moms in Japanese politics

Being a politician is taxing enough. But juggling that job and being a mom is hectic, to say the least.

posted by  Yubi | 3 months ago | 0 comments

The Booming Japanese Rent-A-Friend Business

Money may not be able to buy love, but here in Japan, it can certainly buy the appearance of love—and appearance, as the dapper Ishii Yuichi insists, is everything. As a man whose business involves...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

Early Winter?

A park in the city of Sapporo, northern Japan, is preparing for winter.

Workers began wrapping the trees at Odori Park in straw mats on Tuesday, the beginning of winter on the traditional calendar....

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

City hands manhole covers to lottery-picked buyers

The sale of old manhole covers by a city north of Tokyo has attracted many buyers amid the growing popularity in the metal lids featuring designs inspired by local landmarks and specialties.


posted by  Yubi | 4 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Mitsubishi Electric sued over employee's suicide

The parents of an employee of Mitsubishi Electric who committed suicide have filed a damages lawsuit against the company with the Tokyo District Court.

The 25-year-old man committed suicide last No...

posted by  Yubi | 4 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

First Pacific saury haul 2017

The season's first Pacific saury catches arrived at a port in northern Japan on Wednesday. This is the latest arrival date in 8 years.

Saury catches at the Onagawa port on the Pacific coast are amo...

posted by  Yubi | 5 months ago | 0 comments

Record 322,581 suggestions received for naming Ueno Zoo’s panda cub

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday it has received a record 322,581 suggestions from the public for the name of the female giant panda cub that was born at Ueno Zoo in the capital in J...

posted by  Yubi | 6 months ago | 0 comments

Now, of all the contests,...

About 100 babies took part in a ritual called "crying sumo contest" on Saturday at a shrine in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto.

The Kitano Tenmangu shrine began the annual event 2 years ago, prayi...

posted by  Yubi | 6 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

It's opened! Onsen Amusement Park

A Japanese hot spring resort is providing a rare chance for visitors to enjoy 3 days of spa and amusement park attractions simultaneously.

The "spamusement" park opened on Saturday in the city of B...

posted by  Yubi | 6 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments


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