have been so many false starts in Russia-Japan relations that it is
understandable that last week’s visit of Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda
attracted little international... Read More...
Don’t shed any tears over Toshiba’s loss to Sony over next generation
high-definition DVD formats. The electronics giant is increasingly putting its business
emphasis on the worldwide reviva... Read More...
“I think the Diet is on the verge of
collapse” — Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobuttaka Machimura
The streets of Tokyo and other cities in Japan are strangely uncrowded these
days. Many motorists are hoarding gasoline or making on... Read More...
Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force is making
preparations to send a fleet oiler to the Indian Ocean
next month to refuel and resupply coalition warships in an operation that has
been suspended since November 1 last year when the previous en... Read More...
After what has been described as a "historic meeting" between Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda with officials in Beijing this week to mark the 30-year-old signing of the Japan China Treaty o... Read More...
The telephones are
still ringing in Tokyo's top restaurants three weeks after Michelin
published its first Asian dining guide, Tokyo Guide, 2008, and
awarded the city nearly three times as many stars as Paris. The dust
is not settling. So... Read More...
“We regret to inform you
that this train has been delayed by a human accident.”
I boarded the train at Kichijoji
Station on the Chuo (Main) Line around 6 pm to go downtown for my
regular... Read More...