Japan: Nature Shrinks Economy Growth

Japan: Nature Shrinks Economy Growth

Japan was hit by several natural disasters over its summer, including one of the country’s worst flooding disasters in decades, an earthquake and a deadly typhoon. The disasters disrupted factories and hit domestic spending. Natural Disasters have made the Japanese economy totter a bit. Japan’s economy shrank in the third quarter as natural disasters hit […]

Japanese business embraces LGBT Community

Japanese business embraces LGBT Community

Long before the term LGBT came into vogue, Japan went its own way regarding gender definitions, before the Meiji restoration in the 19th Century opened Japan to Western ideas and concepts, including a more Victorian attitude towards sex roles. Victorian attitudes are  changing rapidly in Japan, led by big business seeking to tap into the […]

Barak: No apology for Hiroshima; Abe: apology not required

Barak: No apology for Hiroshima; Abe: apology not required

When US President Barack Obama visits  Hiroshima later this week, don’t expect him to apologize for the world’s first nuclear attack. Obama was clear, he would emphasize friendly ties between former enemies. But the president reiterated he would not apologize for the  attack,no matter if it was horrific. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will accompany […]