The Minpaku Law appears to be aimed mainly at alleviating social problems and ensuring safety, but it risks forcing many existing Airbnb and other similar minpaku accommodations to close their doors.
Hifumi Okunuki, President of the Tokyo General Union (Tozen), discusses the unwillingness of Japanese policymakers to protect Japanese employees from death by overwork. A report by contributing videographer Sam King.
After the debacle at the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks last November in Vietnam, all eyes were on Canada as the talks resumed in Tokyo.
The ultra-cool duo of Greg Lane and Chris Kirkland strike again, this time with a website highlighting real estate in Tokyo.
A war on economic inequality will be a central feature of the politics of the next decade.
The achievements of Abenomics may not be all that they seem, especially in the continuing absence of a growth in productivity.
Joe Walsh of the Eagles explains that major music groups have been avoiding Japan in recent years because suitable venues are no longer available.
The Shingetsu News Agency profiles Tokyo Cheapo, a rising start-up in Japan’s travel and media world, for a video report.
The Abe administration is now warming to the notion of moving forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact with the eleven nations other than the United States.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stark message for those who fear that Trump administration policies could lead to a global trade war: He says that the war is already on and now the United States is prepared to join it in earnest.