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A new Hello Kitty-themed bullet train will begin running in Japan this month

Months after Japan's first Hello Kitty Shinkansen bullet train ran for a limited time, a new Sanrio-themed train will begin service on January 29. The Haruka Shinkansen train will run to and from Japan's Kansai Airport and the city of Kyoto.


Japan cuts view of exports as U.S.-China trade war hurts trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has cut its assessment of exports in January for the first time in three months due to the trade war between the United States and China in a warning that the fallout is spreading to the world’s third-largest economy.


PS4 Top Cover Jump Force Edition announced for Japan

posted on 01.28.19 at 09:57 PM EST by Sal Romano (@salromano) Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia and Bandai Namco have announced the PlayStation 4 Top Cover Jump Force Edition for Japan. It will launch alongside the game in limited quantities on February 14.


Classic stove train takes travelers through Japan's wintery landscapes

(CNN) — Japan's famous bullet trains may have revolutionized high-speed rail travel, but there are still many travelers who prefer a scenic slow ride on one of the country's old-fashioned regional trains.


Exclusive: Boeing nears $3.5 billion 737 MAX jet deal with Japan's ANA - sources

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co is close to a deal worth $3.5 billion at list prices to sell 30 Boeing 737 MAX jetliners to ANA Holdings, two people familiar with the matter said.


Naomi Osaka will soon be forced to choose whether to play for the US or Japan

After her victory at the Australian Open over the weekend, 21-year-old tennis star Naomi Osaka is being feted in Japan, which finally has its first-ever tennis player to be ranked No. 1. In less than nine months time, however, she faces a difficult choice that will determine whether she can ever pla


American Student J‌ail‌ed‌ for Over 8 Months in Japan for A‌ll‌eged‌‌ly Br‌eak‌ing a Lamp

A University of Redlands student has been in ja‌‌il for the past eight months in Japan after being ar‌r‌est‌‌ed for allegedly breaking a lamp. Julian Adame, who went to Japan after studying religion in Indonesia, failed to meet his friend, Kate Emmons, in Thailand.


Japan's Kirby Cafe Is Being Updated With Adorable New Merch And Menu Items

Sitting proudly on our list of must-do things in Japan is the Kirby Cafe, a restaurant dedicated to our favourite pink sphere of joy and related, yummy-looking food. Starting on 27th February, the cafe is seeing a bit of an overhaul, introducing new menu items and even some new merchandise which you


India Replaces Japan To Become Second-Largest Crude Steel Producer

India has replaced Japan as the world’s second-largest steel producing country, while China is the largest producer of crude steel, accounting for more than 51 percent of production, according to World Steel Association.


Why a military spat between Japan and South Korea could snowball into crisis

(CNN)Japan and South Korea are engaged in a heated military dispute that analysts say could damage the already tenuous geopolitical situation in northeast Asia if the two sides do not reach a resolution.


The next big innovation in Japan’s aging economy is flushable adult diapers

Caregivers in Japan could find their workload a lot lighter if the country successfully moves ahead with plans to reinvent the adult diaper. Japan’s ministry of land and infrastructure devised a road map for the development of the first flushable adult diaper last year, with a prototype possibly bec


Carlos Ghosn Declares His Innocence and Is Denied Bail in Japan. That’s a Pattern.

TOKYO — After Bernard L. Madoff, arguably the most notorious financial criminal of all time, was arrested for defrauding investors in a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, he was released on $10 million in bail the same day. Until his trial months later, he lived and slept in his Manhattan penthouse.


ONE adds fourth title fight to Japan debut with Kevin Belingon vs. Bibiano Fernandes trilogy

Four titles will be on the line on ONE Championship’s first card in Japanese soil on March 31. After having the longest run as a champion in promotion history seeing it end in a controversial split decision call in November, Bibiano Fernandes will meet Kevin Belingon a third time for the bantamweigh


Japanese government plans to hack into citizens' IoT devices

The Japanese government approved a law amendment on Friday that will allow government workers to hack into people's Internet of Things devices as part of an unprecedented survey of insecure IoT devices.


Japan Box Office Dips 3% in 2018, Holds Above $2 Billion

Cinema box office in Japan dropped by 3% last year to $2.04 billion. But 2018 was still the third highest on record. According to data published by the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (Eiren), Japanese-produced films earned $1.12 billion, down 2.8% from 2017 They grabbed a majority of


The Suzuki Jimny Is Japan's Next Great Tuner Car

I look forward to the Tokyo Auto Salon every year. Each year seems to be bigger and better than the one before, except at the 2019 show there wasn’t anything new or groundbreaking. There were plenty of cool cars, lots of weird and whacky creations, and of course a few jaw-dropping moments, but it wa


Trans people must still be sterilized before changing gender in Japan after top court upholds ruling

Tokyo (CNN)Japan has upheld a law effectively requiring trans people seeking to legally change their gender to be sterilized. Takakito Usui, a transgender man who wants to change the gender listed on his official documents, had appealed to the court seeking to overturn Law 111, which requires applic


Japan's ANA poised to order 18 Airbus A320neos: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese airline ANA Holdings Inc is set to order 18 Airbus SE A320neo jets, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. An announcement could be made later on Tuesday alongside the airline’s quarterly financial results, the source said on condition of anonymity, adding that


Popular Dumpling Spot Joins SF Restaurants’ Migration to Japan

San Francisco’s Dumpling Time — known for its variety of dumplings and particularly its Instagram-ready giant soup dumpling — has expanded for the first time. To Japan. How will the SF restaurant’s gyoza fare in the country that invented them? Only time will tell, but Dumpling Time is now open in Sh


Japan's ANA considers order of Boeing jets

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s ANA Holdings confirmed on Tuesday that it was considering an order of Boeing Co jets, after Reuters earlier reported that it was close to buying 30 of the new 737 MAX jets in a deal worth $3.5 billion.