Lee Birnbaum, from a New York family I have been close to since university days in Boston, messaged me that his friend had been mugged and murdered in Tokyo. Wait, what?
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on August 12, 2018.
The subject of art was central to the conversations at the College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ) luncheon at the Tokyo American Club on May 9.
The Japan Islamic Trust purchases land in Chiba Prefecture to begin construction of a new mosque to serve the local community.
“There is a profound shift underway – a tilt – in economic power from the northern hemisphere to the fast-developing markets and economies of the South,” says acclaimed business author Ram Charan. Terra Motors Co. Ltd., an electric vehicle company based in Japan, is a firm that has promptly addressed this tilt; 95% of the company’s sales are from South Asian and Southeast Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and the Philippines. It has recently expanded its shares in the electric vehicle market in these countries, and predicts that it will make 30 billion yen (US$270 million) in this market period.