A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 30, 2018.
At the end of World War II, Russia seized four of the Kuril Islands north of Hokkaido. Russia expelled the Islands’ Japanese residents, and they are still disputed. Russia and Japan never reached an agreement, and never signed a treaty ending the war.
The now ubiquitous Japanese messaging app LINE has unveiled it’s “LINE Pay” service in June, and announced that it would be expanding its financial services. LINE is partnering with megabank Mizuho to offer banking services: LINE will own 51% of the bank and Mizuho will own the other 49%. Additionally, it was announced that LINE Pay services will now work cooperatively with Chinese financial giant Tencent’s WeChat Pay.
Musician Kaleb James joins WTR to discuss the music industry as seen from Tokyo and in the age of digitization.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 25, 2018.
Japan’s plastic use is among the highest in the world. It ranks second-highest per capita worldwide. Japan’s Ministry of the Environment is aiming to combat the over-usage.
SNA (Tokyo) — Japan is in the process of building a US$1.3 billion new National Stadium to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The SNA spent almost two years filming the stages of the construction up to the current time.
Japan’s aging population has led to a decline in the workforce and the Abe government has determined that the best solution is to import foreign workers, but the administration is remarkably clear about the specifics of what it is proposing.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 15, 2018.
The telecommunications company NTT DoCoMo sponsors an advertising campaign bringing ninja to the Shibuya district of Tokyo.