Overseas Media Report Japan's New Era Name

Overseas media report Japan's new era name

Overseas media have reported Japan's new era name as breaking news.

The Associated Press says the next Emperor's era name is 'Reiwa,' effective May 1 when he takes the throne from his father.

Dish// To Hold First Overseas One-man Live In Shanghai

DISH// to hold first overseas one-man live in Shanghai

DISH// will hold their first overseas one-man live on February 15 in Shanghai. 

The live will be a part of an event for promoting youth exchange between China and Japan. It will be held at the Bandai Namco Shanghai Culture Center. Fans can look forward to what kind of performance the band will carry out at their first one-man live overseas. 

Yonezu Kenshi To Hold First Overseas Concerts In China And Taiwan

Yonezu Kenshi to hold first overseas concerts in China and Taiwan

Yonezu Kenshi will hold his first overseas concerts in Shanghai and Taipei this March. 

Yonezu has been gaining attention from all over the world, but Shanghai and Taipei were chosen as the locations for his first overseas concerts as he is most popular there. These concerts will be held as a part of his arena tour 'Yonezu Kenshi 2019 TOUR / Sekitsui ga Opal ni Naru Koro', which will kick off on January 19.  

Jal To Upgrade Alcohol Detectors Overseas

JAL to upgrade alcohol detectors overseas

Japan Airlines says it will start using a more sophisticated type of alcohol detector to test its pilots at London's Heathrow Airport.

The airline says it's been using conventional breath analyzers at Heathrow and other overseas airports. The pilots themselves are asked to monitor the testing.

Nogizaka46 To Hold First Overseas Live In Shanghai

Nogizaka46 to hold first overseas live in Shanghai

Nogizaka46 will hold a one-man live titled 'NOGIZAKA46 Live in Shanghai 2018' on December 1 at Shanghai Mercedes Benz Arena in China. 

This is the group's first time performing in China and also their first arena one-man live overseas. The participating members will be announced at a later date.

Abe To Cancel Overseas Trip To Deal With Disaster

Abe to cancel overseas trip to deal with disaster

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to cancel a planned visit to 4 nations so he can deal with the extensive damage caused by the record rainfall in western Japan.

Abe had planned to visit Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt from Wednesday.

Akb48 Overseas Sister Group Sgo48 To Form In Vietnam

AKB48 overseas sister group SGO48 to form in Vietnam

A new AKB48 overseas sister group SGO48 will form in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. 

Following JKT48 in Jakarta, Indonesia, BNK48 in Bangkok, Thailand, TPE48 in Taipei, Taiwan, MNL48 in Manila, Philippines, AKB48 TeamSH in Shanghai, China, and MUM48 in Mumbai, India, SGO48 is the seventh overseas sister group. The group name is derived from "Saigon," which is the former name of Ho Chi Minh. 

The Most Popular Destination For Overseas School Trips Among Japanese High Schools Was Taiwan In The 2016 School Year

The most popular destination for overseas school trips among Japanese high schools was Taiwan in the 2016 school year

TAIPEI -- The most popular destination for overseas school trips among Japanese high schools was Taiwan in the 2016 school year, with the number of students traveling to the island increasing nearly 12 times in the past 10 years, knocking the United States off from the top excursion spot.

The Educational Tour Institute, a Tokyo-based public interest incorporated foundation that conducts research on school trips every year, has analyzed and released the data for the 2016 school year. Some 262 Japanese high schools chose Taiwan as their destination, with 41,878 students traveling to Japan's southwestern neighbor, while 254 schools -- 36,661 students -- visited the United States, including the islands of Guam and Saipan, for excursions.

Sakamoto Maaya To Hold First Solo Concerts Overseas

Sakamoto Maaya to hold first solo concerts overseas

Singer Sakamoto Maaya will hold her first solo concerts overseas in March of next year.

The last time Sakamoto performed overseas was back in 2007 when she participated as a guest in Kanno Yoko's South Korea concert. Her upcoming schedule includes March 17 at Taipei International Convention Center in Taiwan and March 24 at AsiaWorld-Expo Runway11 in Hong Kong.

Sushi Chains Sushiro And Genki To Merge, Eye Growth In Overseas Markets

Sushi chains Sushiro and Genki to merge, eye growth in overseas markets

Sushi restaurant chains Akindo Sushiro Co. and Genki Sushi Co. are in merger talks to speed up the expansion of their overseas business, the companies said Friday.

Akindo Sushiro operates Japan's largest conveyor belt sushi chain with around 470 restaurants, most of them domestic. Genki Sushi, the No. 5 chain, runs more than half of its 300 or so restaurants abroad, including in the United States and China.