Takehiro Masutomo

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Dumplings, tai chi and a hint of racism: a Chinatown takes root in suburban Tokyo

Reactions to the sinicisation of an apartment complex reveal the complaints and complexities at the heart of Chinese immigration to Japan

Reactions to the sinicisation of an apartment complex reveal the complaints and complexities at the heart of Chinese immigration to Japan

Dumplings, tai chi and a hint of racism: a Chinatown takes root in suburban Tokyo
19 Aug 2018 - 3:09PM
Japan’s open to foreign workers. Just don’t call them immigrants

Facing an ageing, shrinking workforce, Tokyo flirts with breaking a taboo surrounding immigration by preparing to welcome half a million low-skilled foreign workers.

Facing an ageing, shrinking workforce, Tokyo flirts with breaking a taboo surrounding immigration by preparing to welcome half a million low-skilled foreign workers.

Japan’s open to foreign workers. Just don’t call them immigrants
30 Jun 2018 - 10:21AM
The small fishing town providing Japan’s nuclear litmus test

In the sleepy coastal town of Kaminoseki, population circa 3,000, one of Japan’s most divisive political debates – the future of nuclear power – is being played out in microcosm.

In the sleepy coastal town of Kaminoseki, population circa 3,000, one of Japan’s most divisive political debates – the future of nuclear power – is being played out in microcosm.

The small fishing town providing Japan’s nuclear litmus test
1 Apr 2018 - 11:32AM
Is this school a breeding ground for unicorns? Japan thinks so

The Land of the Rising Sun has shone on big corporations but start-ups have largely remained in the shadows. Now, the mayor of Japan’s youngest city, Fukuoka, is changing that – starting with an incubator in a old school.

The Land of the Rising Sun has shone on big corporations but start-ups have largely remained in the shadows. Now, the mayor of Japan’s youngest city, Fukuoka, is changing that – starting with an incubator in a old school.

Is this school a breeding ground for unicorns? Japan thinks so
25 Mar 2018 - 12:02PM
Just when the TPP thought it was safe … a scandal in Japan and an election in Malaysia come along

A cronyism row surrounding the Japanese PM threatens the chief cheerleader of the re-named pact. And even if Shinzo Abe scrapes by, Malaysian voters could throw a spanner in the works.

A cronyism row surrounding the Japanese PM threatens the chief cheerleader of the re-named pact. And even if Shinzo Abe scrapes by, Malaysian voters could throw a spanner in the works.

Just when the TPP thought it was safe … a scandal in Japan and an election in Malaysia come along
19 Mar 2018 - 9:23AM
Can Tokyo traverse 2018’s geopolitical tightrope between Beijing and Taipei?
6 Jan 2018 - 11:32AM
America first and China vs Japan: Is Asia ready for next financial crisis?
18 Sep 2017 - 10:34AM
How a 17th-century monk is boosting China-Japan ties
3 Jul 2017 - 4:41PM
What Japan’s Shinzo Abe has to fear from school scandal
4 Jul 2017 - 11:36AM
Farms, ice-cream, US$8,000 trips: the secrets to a Japanese rail revival
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM