British PM May reassures Japan on Brexit & Security

When the British prime minister Theresa May stepped off the plane in Osaka at the start of her first official visit to Japan, she wore a red and white outfit to match the colours of the country’s national flag. It was a gesture of goodwill to the UK’s largest Asian investor at a time when […]

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Why can’t China and Japan be friends?

As China prepares to decide who will lead the country for the next five years, the rhetoric against the Chinese Communist Party is growing louder in some sections of the international media. This week, Japan’s right-wing nationalist newspaper the Sankei used its website Japan Forward to interview a political activist who claimed that: “Asia is […]

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Japan’s economy extends its winning streak

Japan’s leaders have been praised in press this week following an impressive turnaround in the economy. Japan’s economic growth has reached four percent, extending a winning streak which looks set to continue. It comes after a period of trouble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet. “I’m sure Mr Abe will be very happy, […]

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Sony’s girlfriend finally gets her reward

I once had a Japanese friend who was so crazy about Sony that she drew the company’s logo multiple times onto pieces of paper, then cut the designs out and turned them into labels which she affixed to all the machines in her flat, in order to make them look like Sony products. She had […]

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Who will be Japan’s next leader?

There is much gossip in Tokyo about who will be the next prime minister. The current leader, Shinzo Abe, recently made an apology on national television, bowing deeply before the cameras in a sign of remorse following a series of scandals. However, he continues to cling to power, despite dwindling support among the members of […]

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