The Wasabi Company in Britain supplies 1.5 tonnes of fresh wasabi to restaurants in the UK and Europe. The CEO and his son talk about the challenges involved, and how Japanese expertise helped them.
Japan’s Crown Prince Fumihito and his wife Princess Kiko arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday for a six-day trip, their first official visit since 1999.
Mariko Takeuchi, a former nurse sentenced to hang for trafficking 3.5 kilos of methamphetamine into Malaysia in 2009, has appealed under the law allowing prisoners sentenced to death or life imprisonment to seek reduced sentences.
The Japanese PM also replaced his foreign minister on Wednesday in a reshuffle that saw a record five women enter the cabinet as he works to shore up flagging support.
‘Since I was young, I have been fascinated by cyborgs ,’ says Japanese man who has turned his home outside Tokyo into a private museum for his collection of 50 sex dolls.
A Japanese start-up is promising stunning views of Earth from above for people willing to pay US$164,000 – but rather than board a space shuttle or plane, passengers will be in a cabin held up by a helium balloon.
Young people who took the products exhibited symptoms including convulsions and disordered consciousness, Japan’s health ministry said.
A request for it to disband could be filed with the court as soon as October, and comes after an investigation of the church regarding alleged illegal donations and ‘spiritual sales’.
Many people could not get Japanese or Philippine citizenship due to their birth records being lost in WWII and saw Manila impose financial penalties, which had to be paid before any trip to Japan.
Fumio Kishida’s lunch comprised sashimi consisting of sea bass, flounder, and octopus, alongside rice harvested in Fukushima, said Yasutoshi Nishimura, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister.
Sandra Yi Sencindiver, a Korean-born American-Danish actress with Apple TV+ and Amazon credits, has a message for Denmark about diversity and the representation of East and Southeast Asian people.
Masahiro Shibaguchi of the Communist Party, and his spouse Ariel Ling-chun Liu travelled to Taiwan to register their marriage because Japan remains the only G7 nation that does not recognise same-sex marriage.
Pyongyang has not responded positively to the offer but it’s ‘still on the table’, says national security spokesman John Kirby.
Cremated remains of Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and others were secretly disposed of to avoid reviving ‘ultra national spirit’.
The remarks came after a senior South Korean official expressed willingness to take part in the working group of the US-led bloc, widely seen as a counter to China’s growing military and economic influence in the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Airlines said flights have been cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, affecting about 25,000 people during the much-anticipated Bon holiday period.
Sushiro seeking damages, claiming it suffered a sharp fall in customers after a video of the teen licking a soy sauce bottle at one of its outlets was uploaded on social media and shared widely.
In Japan, ‘zine’ culture is rising – a growing number of writers and artists are putting their work into physical, small-circulation, self-published works rather than posting it online. Here’s why.
Kyota Hattori was charged with attempted murder and arson offences, after he admitted to stabbing a male passenger and starting a fire on a moving express train in 2021.
Tokyo’s annual defence white paper said the military balance between Beijing and Taipei is ‘rapidly tilting to the economic giant’s favour’.
Japanese manga artists are exploring the use of generative AI to help create new comics or revive old series, such as Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka. Many fellow creators, though, worry about AI’s implications.
Deaths in Japan’s 4,900 love hotels, usually used as a discreet place for sexual encounters, are rare but were reported in 2021 and 2018.
Yuzo Yoshioka sustained injuries after he was pushed to the ground by the woman while walking alone in downtown Portland last month.
Chinese fans of anime master Hayao Miyazaki joined in a social media frenzy over the release in Japanese cinemas of How Do You Live? – the director’s latest, and possibly last, film for Studio Ghibli.
The cause of the blast was not immediately clear but witnesses said they had smelled gas before the explosion.
The US president told his supporters that he persuaded Prime Minister Kishida to sharply increased the country’s military budget.
A woman in her 70s died of myocarditis last year after she was diagnosed with an infection caused by Oz virus.
Boys’ love is a manga genre themed on love affairs between males. Four Hongkongers opened a bookstore/cafe so fans can gather, read the comics without prejudice and connect with like-minded people.
A poll showed that 71.6 per cent of citizens were worried about the expanding use of My Number cards following personal information leaks, and 66.3 per cent had no or low expectations from the government’s child care plans.
It is the first increase in 3 years, with most visas issued to students and technical interns.