Two Japanese Films Nominated For Oscars

Two Japanese films nominated for Oscars

Two Japanese films have been nominated for this year's Academy Awards.

The Oscar nominees announced on Tuesday include "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Koreeda for best foreign-language film.

Two Japanese Films Nominated For Oscars

Two Japanese films nominated for Oscars

Two Japanese films have been nominated for this year's Academy Awards.

The Oscar nominees announced on Tuesday include "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Koreeda for best foreign-language film.

Japanese Table Tennis Star Ai Fukuhara Awarded

Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara awarded

Retired Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara has received an award for her contribution to the sport.

She received the honor from the head of the Japan Table Tennis Association in a ceremony on Saturday.

Japanese Official Criticizes Moon On Compensation

Japanese official criticizes Moon on compensation

A senior official of Japan's Foreign Ministry has criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his remarks on souring bilateral ties over wartime compensation.

Moon said at a news conference on Thursday that the issue should be resolved with shared wisdom.

A New Japanese Marketplace Opens In Brooklyn

A New Japanese Marketplace Opens in Brooklyn

Japan Village can claim the title of food anchor for the collection of enterprises that have settled into the Industry City development in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It's a combination marketplace for food products and group of mostly casual dining spots spread over 20,000 square feet. Japan Village's koi logo is splashed, graffiti-like over the outside of the building facing Third Avenue. Tony Yoshida--who owns the Sunrise Mart Japanese markets and the Michelin-starred Kyo Ya kaiseki restaurant in the East Village, its spinoff Autre Kyo Ya, and other spots, with his son, Takuya, and daughter, Erina--has created this one-stop Japanese culinary destination. You may not need to schlep to Sunset Park for another bowl of ramen, but you just might be drawn first to gawk, then to munch on a bowl of katsu-don or a takoyaki octopus balls before buying freshly made tofu and yuba, sliced lotus root, some imported Japanese Wagyu or a gift-worthy bottle of Japanese whiskey to take home.


Top 7 Fascinating Facts About Japanese Weddings

Top 7 Fascinating Facts About Japanese Weddings Acquaintance

In Japan, it has always been accepted that the initiator of the acquaintance should be a woman. She approaches the man she liked and offers him to marry her. But not directly. For example, the girl may sit down next to him and admire the beautiful sunset. If a potential candidate gives a girl a smile in return and hugs her, it is believed that he accepts her offer.

Head Of Japanese Whaling Group Welcomes Decision

Head of Japanese whaling group welcomes decision

The head of a Japanese whaling group says he welcomes the government's decision to resume commercial whaling.

Yoshifumi Kai, the head of Japan Small-Type Whaling Association, told reporters that the group has been trying to bring back whaling for 30 years.

China Court Sentences Japanese Man For Spying

China court sentences Japanese man for spying

A Chinese court has sentenced a Japanese man to 12 years in prison for espionage.

Sources close to bilateral relations say a 73-year-old man from Hokkaido stood trial in a court in Beijing on Monday on charges of engaging in spy activities in 2015.

Japanese Finish 1st And 2nd At French Grand Prix

Japanese finish 1st and 2nd at French Grand Prix

16-year-old Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira has secured her place at the Grand Prix final after winning her second gold at a qualifier on Saturday in Grenoble, France.

Kihira was placed second following the short program at the Internationaux de France on Friday.

Microplastics Found In 26 Japanese Rivers

Microplastics found in 26 Japanese rivers

Researchers say they found microplastics in most of the 29 rivers they tested across Japan. They are calling for measures to reduce plastic waste in inland areas.

The researchers from Tokyo University of Science and Ehime University checked water samples from 29 rivers. They were looking to see whether the waterways contain plastic particles 5 millimeters long or smaller. Tiny pieces of plastic are potentially harmful to ecosystems.

Japanese Support For Palestinians To Continue

Japanese support for Palestinians to continue

Japan's foreign minister wants to hold a conference in one of the Palestinian territories to discuss the provision of aid to the Palestinian people.

Taro Kono met his Palestinian counterpart, Riyad al-Maliki, in Rome on Saturday.

Sorimachi Takashi Appointed As First Japanese Ambassador For 'panerai'

Sorimachi Takashi appointed as first Japanese ambassador for 'Panerai'

Actor Sorimachi Takashi has been appointed as the first Japanese ambassador for luxury Italian watch manufacturer Panerai. On November 21, he attended an opening party for its flagship store in Ginza. 

The brand's CEO Jean-Marc Gounon also attended the event. Sorimachi, who shook his hand with a smile, revealed, "I bought a Panerai watch over 20 years ago with the first paycheck I received while modeling.