Japan

‘Fashion power’: Zarny, the Myanmar refugee turned Tokyo designer

TOKYO — Having fled Myanmar for Japan with his parents as a child, Shibuya Zarny (picture) began his fashion career…

2 weeks ago

Bank of Japan to scale down huge bond-buying programme

TOKYO — The Bank of Japan on Friday said it would reduce its vast hoard of government bonds as it…

1 month ago

Japan transport officials visit Toyota HQ over testing scandal

TOKYO — The transport ministry on Monday told five Japanese auto giants — Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha —…

1 month ago

Japan crypto exchange says lost $300m bitcoin in ‘leak’

TOKYO — Japanese crypto exchange DMM Bitcoin said it had lost bitcoin worth around $300 million in what it described…

2 months ago

Japanese dog of ‘Doge’ meme fame dies

TOKYO — The Japanese dog whose photo inspired a generation of oddball online jokes and the $23-billion Dogecoin cryptocurrency beloved…

2 months ago

MITI secures RM1.45b potential investments, RM550m potential exports from Japan

TOKYO — The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) has secured RM1.45 billion of potential investments and RM550 million…

2 months ago

Japan inflation slows to 2.2% in April

TOKYO — The pace of Japanese inflation slowed in April to 2.2 percent as gas bills fell, government data showed…

2 months ago

Japan willing to cooperate with Malaysia to provide humanitarian aid to Palestine — PM Anwar

TOKYO — Japan has expressed its willingness to cooperate with Malaysia in providing humanitarian aid to the people of Palestine,…

2 months ago

Japan town begins blocking Mt Fuji view from ‘bad-mannered’ tourists

FUJIKAWAGUCHIKO — Work has begun in a small Japanese town to erect a barrier blocking views of the country’s most…

3 months ago

Bankruptcy filings in Japan in 2023 grow 30% to 9-year high — Think Tank

MOSCOW — Japan saw 8,881 companies going bankrupt in the 2023 financial year, ending on March 31, 2024, which is…

3 months ago

Tokyo crowds revel as cherry blossoms reach full bloom

TOKYO — Tourists and residents packed Tokyo’s top cherry blossom spots on Thursday to enjoy the full bloom that has…

3 months ago

Full time for football comic ‘Captain Tsubasa’ in print

TOKYO — Japanese football comic “Captain Tsubasa” ended its 43-year print serialisation on Thursday, but its creator said the stories…

3 months ago

Major earthquake triggers tsunami warnings in Taiwan, Japan

TAIPEI — A major earthquake hit Taiwan’s east shortly before 8:00 am (0000 GMT) local time Wednesday, prompting tsunami warnings…

4 months ago