Robert Williams joins WTR to discuss the activities of the Tokyo-based charity organization “Knights in White Lycra.”
Japan wants to make the move to cashless payments.
Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been accused of underreporting his income. Ghosn is being held in the Tokyo Detention House, located in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward.
Last week, the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition was held in Tokyo. Several companies from around the world came to display their latest innovations, including new technologies for aircraft and space flight. Most prominent were the military weapons and aircraft displays, including a real Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II.
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.
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.
Business consultant Andrew Abbey joins What’s the Rumpus to discuss the cultural features that make working in Japan something special.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is trapped in the middle of the international scandal caused by the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.