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Finding moments of strength with every step of my cancer journey

By Julia Marino
- via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

A new 'do: Julia Marino's husband took this picture at Lake Miyagase to show off her new hair. | COURTESY OF JULIA MARINO

It's the diagnosis that nobody wants to hear. But along with the moments of shock, stress and sadness that Julia Marino has experienced on her ...

China in line to host 2021 Club World Cup, say AP sources

via The Japan Times    Oct 21, 2019

China is in line to be chosen by FIFA as host of the first edition of the expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021.FIFA’s decision-making ...

Linguistic ignorance can be bliss

By Damian Flanagan
- via The Japan Times    Oct 20, 2019

When it was revealed that Pico Iyer knew only a "smattering" of Japanese despite living in Japan for 25 years, some were critical. However, could ...

Setting one’s teeth on edge

via The Japan Times    Oct 19, 2019

"The very last thing you want to hear your dentist say when he first looks inside your mouth is "Oh!" as he spots something that ...

Bottled water sellers ponder aluminum cans over plastic

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2019

A woman drinks bottled water during hot weather in Berlin in July. | BLOOMBERG

Global bottled water giants are ramping up trials of easily recyclable aluminum cans to replace plastic that pollutes the world’s seas. Sound like a slam-dunk ...

Top 10: A local’s guide to where to see the autumn leaves in Tokyo

By Russell Thomas
- via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2019

Tachikawa's Showa Memorial Park | GETTY IMAGES

From the mansions of former barons to riverside forests, here's Russell Thomas' pick of Tokyo's best autumn leaf-viewing spots.

Machino pursues historic path to reach NFL

By Kaz Nagatsuka
- via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2019

Tomoya Machino is not the first Japanese player to set the lofty goal of becoming an NFL player. There have been others in the past ...

Will Libra be stillborn?

By Barry Eichengreen
- via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2019

The remedy for the financial woes of people in developing countries isn't going to come from Facebook.

Nissan’s leaders will be put to test

via The Japan Times    Oct 11, 2019

Can the automaker's new leaders reverse its flagging fortunes?

Hirokazu Kore-eda talks politics as Japan flexes its movie muscle in Busan

By Philip Brasor
- via The Japan Times    Oct 11, 2019

Movie magic: Hirokazu Kore-eda was named Asian filmmaker of the year at the Busan International Film Festival. | BIFF

Japan once again shows a strong presence at the Busan International Film Festival, with director Hirokazu Kore-eda taking the award for Asian filmmaker of the ...

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