Category: Japan

Studio Ghibli theme park to open in Japan in November

Published by Relaxnews A theme park based on the films of top anime studio Studio Ghibli, renowned for titles including the Oscar-winning “Spirited Away”, will open in central Japan on November 1, the studio and local officials said Thursday. The opening date for the eagerly awaited “Ghibli Park” was revealed on the studio’s Twitter account

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CORRECTED: Children’s book by Japan writer wins U.S. Batchelder Award

Published by Kyodo News A work by Japanese author Sachiko Kashiwaba has received this year’s Batchelder Award for being the most outstanding children’s book originally published outside the United States in a language other than English, according to the American Library Association. The book “Temple Alley Summer” by the 68-year-old, originally published in Japanese as

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Children’s book by Japan writer wins U.S. Batchelder Award

Published by Kyodo News A work by Japanese author Sachiko Kashiwaba has received this year’s Batchelder Award for being the most outstanding children’s book originally published outside the United States in a language other than English, according to the American Library Association. The book “Temple Ally Summer” by the 68-year-old, originally published in Japanese as

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Soccer: Japan confident despite injury absence of key defensive pair

Published by Kyodo News Japan will head into Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against China with confidence, despite the regular center-half pairing of captain Maya Yoshida and Takehiro Tomiyasu being sidelined through injury, manager Hajime Moriyasu said. Sampdoria’s Yoshida was not picked for the clash at Saitama Stadium, while Arsenal’s Tomiyasu withdrew after hurting his hamstring

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Japan to flag underpriced IPOs as antitrust law violation

Published by Kyodo News The Japan Fair Trade Commission will warn brokerage firms that underpricing initial public offerings on the stock exchange may violate the antimonopoly law, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The JFTC is expected to warn against the practice in a report to be released soon in a bid to help

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More Pay, Meaningful Work: Land a New Job in Japan

Published by GaijinPot The job market this year is undoubtedly tumultuous. Border restrictions continue to make finding talent a challenge for employers. Hence, the higher than average salaries, more chatter about recruiting and why teaching English is in high demand. The 2022 hiring season in Japan is well underway, and if I were you, I’d

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Japan donates $13 million to Odette victims

Published by Philippine Star Pia Lee-Brago – The Philippine Star January 26, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Japanese government will provide assistance amounting to $13 million to be coursed through international organizations for victims of Typhoon Odette. The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) will receive $5 million for its emergency food and

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