The telecommunications company NTT DoCoMo sponsors an advertising campaign bringing ninja to the Shibuya district of Tokyo.
Business consultant Andrew Abbey joins What’s the Rumpus to discuss the cultural features that make working in Japan something special.
In October, 24 women involved in the Tokyo Medical University scandal demanded compensation. They asked for 10,000 yen (about US$90) and the cost of the entrance exam and travel.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 8, 2018.
Shai Reshef, president of University of the People, explains how his accredited online university is expanding opportunities and making quality higher education available to an ever-wider network of globally-based students.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is trapped in the middle of the international scandal caused by the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan has a new home, not far from the old location. It remains a place for press conferences that otherwise would not be held in Japan.
Technology journalist Tim Hornyak rejoins What’s the Rumpus to discuss electric cars and other vehicles of the future.
In 1993, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono made the most full-throated admission and apology acknowledging that Japan had coerced women across Asia into being sex slaves—euphemistically referred to as “Comfort Women”—for the Japanese military during the Pacific War. More recently, however, conservative politicians such as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura have engaged in a campaign that is less about carving out a path toward reconciliation than to overwrite memories of an unsavory past.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 4, 2018.