Category : Japan

The Tokyo Times coverage of Japanese news with a special focus on local events in Tokyo and throughout Japan.

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* The situation in the north of Japan remains serious. More than 7,000 are now confirmed dead, and while supplies have begun to reach survivors, some areas report that aid remains an …

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On Tuesday, we left Tokyo and headed for Kyoto.

Here is a quick summary of life in the city:

While I cannot say life here is normal (I don’t know the…

Amid worry about the victims of the north and the situation at the Fukushima power plant, Wikileaks has started combing it’s Japan related documents and releasing cables.

The most significant so far, released on March …

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In the short term, people in Japan are of course focusing on humanitarian efforts and the dangers associated with the power plants in Fukushima, but the issue of the economy is likely …

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Fukushima’s power plant crisis again dominated the news on Tuesday. By the end of the day, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said that there was not yet confirmation of …

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At a 11 a.m. news conference on March 15, Yukio Edano – Japan’s superhuman chief cabinet secretary – avoided questions related to the risk of radiation reaching Tokyo. This was a sensible …

It is difficult to imagine the level of devastation throughout the affected regions from photos alone. These videos, below the image give a glimpse of not only how little warning residents had, but how completely …

Visas, Certificates of Eligibility and Status of Residence

Let’s get one thing immediately out of the way: It’s not about visas. Even though many foreign residents in Japan discuss what kind of visa they have, …