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China 'prepares for battles' against US, Japanese missiles in tense East China Sea

CHINA 'PREPARES FOR BATTLES' AGAINST US, JAPANESE MISSILES IN TENSE EAST CHINA SEA

Chinese Ministry of National Defense Following drills in the Yellow Sea and South China Sea, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy...

Apple announces August 25th grand opening of new retail store in Kyoto, Japan

APPLE ANNOUNCES AUGUST 25TH GRAND OPENING OF NEW RETAIL STORE IN KYOTO, JAPAN

Today in Japan, Apple previewed the upcoming grand opening of their newest retail store. Located in the city of Kyoto, the store will...

 
 
 
New Bandai Namco site teases mysterious new horror title

NEW BANDAI NAMCO SITE TEASES MYSTERIOUS NEW HORROR TITLE

Bandai Namco Japan has opened a new teaser site, heralding the arrival of a mystery horror game , currently in development. The site...

Border Break Tops 300,000 Players in 1 Week on PS4

BORDER BREAK TOPS 300,000 PLAYERS IN 1 WEEK ON PS4

SEGA announced the PlayStation 4 version of Border Break has surpassed 300,000 players in one week in Japan. The figure includes downloads...

 
 
 
Musical.ly investor bets on internet radio with $17M deal for Korea's Spoon Radio

MUSICAL.LY INVESTOR BETS ON INTERNET RADIO WITH $17M DEAL FOR KOREA'S SPOON RADIO

One of the early backers of Musical.ly, the short video app that was acquired for $1 billion , is making a major bet that internet...

S-House Renovation / ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

S-HOUSE RENOVATION / ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

© Kenta Kawamura Architects: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE Location: Suita, Japan Area: 92.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Kenta Kawamura Creative,...

 
 
 
House N / YDS Architects

HOUSE N / YDS ARCHITECTS

© Nobuki Taoka Architects: YDS Architects Location: Tokyo, Japan Team: Yoshitaka Uchino, Mana Muraki Built Area: 49.47 m2 Total Floor...

HN Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

HN NURSERY / HIBINOSEKKEI + YOUJI NO SHIRO

© Toshinari Soga Architects: HIBINOSEKKEI , Youji no Shiro Location: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Toshinari...

 
 
 
Elon Musk reportedly met with Japan's SoftBank last year about taking Tesla private

ELON MUSK REPORTEDLY MET WITH JAPAN'S SOFTBANK LAST YEAR ABOUT TAKING TESLA PRIVATE

Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son about taking the electric-car maker private, Bloomberg reports. The news comes...

Travel Advisor Picks: Where Virtuoso Travel Advisors Are Sending Their Clients

TRAVEL ADVISOR PICKS: WHERE VIRTUOSO TRAVEL ADVISORS ARE SENDING THEIR CLIENTS

BY: AMY CASSELL Every year, thousands of Virtuoso travel advisors and travel industry experts descend upon Las Vegas for the biggest...

 
 
 
Disgaea Dev's Beautiful New Game, The Liar Princess And The Blind Prince, Coming To PS4 And Switch

DISGAEA DEV'S BEAUTIFUL NEW GAME, THE LIAR PRINCESS AND THE BLIND PRINCE, COMING TO PS4 AND SWITCH

NIS America announced that The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince -released in Japan on May 31-will be arriving on consoles in the...

UNESCO Designates Japan's 18th World Cultural Heritage Site

UNESCO DESIGNATES JAPAN'S 18TH WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE

UNESCO has designated a series of sites associated with the checkered history of Christians in 16th- to 19th-century Japan as the country's...

 
 
 
Japan's Freee raises $60M to grow its cloud accounting business

JAPAN'S FREEE RAISES $60M TO GROW ITS CLOUD ACCOUNTING BUSINESS

Japan-based accounting software company Freee , one of the country's most-prominent startups, has raised a $60 million Series E funding...

Mazda Autozam AZ-1 stops into Jay Leno's Garage

MAZDA AUTOZAM AZ-1 STOPS INTO JAY LENO'S GARAGE

Something completely different dropped by for the latest episode of "Jay Leno's Garage." It was a 1992 Mazda Autozam AZ-1. Never heard...

 
 
 
Beijing's response to Japan's new destroyer shows its authoritarian endgame in the South China Sea

BEIJING'S RESPONSE TO JAPAN'S NEW DESTROYER SHOWS ITS AUTHORITARIAN ENDGAME IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

Japan launched a new destroyer with top-of-the line US missile defense technology earlier this month. Japan's military is a self-defense...

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is a dream come true for fans

PERSONA Q2: NEW CINEMA LABYRINTH IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR FANS

Atlus has just released a trailer announcing Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth coming to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan later this year. The...

 
 
 
China's Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business

CHINA'S DIDI PUMPS $1B INTO ITS REBRANDED DRIVER SERVICES BUSINESS

Didi Chuxing is going pedal to the metal for its automobile services business after it announced it will invest $1 billion into the...

Japanese star Honda joins Melbourne Victory

JAPANESE STAR HONDA JOINS MELBOURNE VICTORY

Honda, who retired from international football after Japan's heartbreaking World Cup exit in a last-gasp defeat to Belgium, put pen...

 
 
 
Keisuke Honda signs for Melbourne Victory in Aussie A-League

KEISUKE HONDA SIGNS FOR MELBOURNE VICTORY IN AUSSIE A-LEAGUE

Japan star Keisuke Honda has signed for Melbourne Victory as a marquee player for the club in the 2018-19 Australian A-League season

The complex art of apology in Japan

THE COMPLEX ART OF APOLOGY IN JAPAN

According to a BBC explainer, there are at least 20 ways to say sorry in Japan