Editorial: Biden builds a solid foreign policy team
Global challenges won’t wait for President Donald Trump to accept his clear defeat. So President-elect Joe Biden has been wise not to wait either, especially when it comes to forming his foreign policy team.Biden’s announcement of several key posts sends a signal to adversarial nations and transnational actors who would seek to seize advantage of the current administration’s dysfunction — as well as to U.S. allies alienated by Trump’s treatment — that a seasoned, sensible team will guide the United States in the next administration.Leading the list is Antony Blinken, Biden’s choice for secreta...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Gamba Recover to Beat Reds, Sets Wednesday Decider
Kawasaki Frontale's coronation as 2020 J.League 1 champions was further delayed on Sunday as 2nd placed Gamba Osaka kept their mathematically slim title hopes alive by beating Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 at the Saitama Stadium 2002 in their Matchweek 28 encounter. The three points meant that Gamba are now 14 points behind Kawasaki and with the two teams having five matches left to play for until the end of the season, this sets up an exciting showdown on Matchweek 29 as Gamba will lock horns with Kawasaki at the Todoroki Athletics Stadium on Wednesday.Oita Trinita had done Gamba a huge favor in the...
Football Tribe Asia
This Week(End): Tokyo Area Events For November 28-29
It's said that autumn is the season of gourmet and indulgence, and judging from this weekend's event lineup, this can't be wrong. From nabe to seafood to festive snacks, you won't be kept hungry this weekend. Covid-19 continues to play a threat across Japan, especially in Tokyo. For the sake of yourself and others, we highly suggest that you take precautions when leaving your home.More InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoMore InfoWhat are your plans for the weekend? If you’re organizing a fun or interesting event, or you know someone who is,contact usto ...
Japan, China foreign ministers to discuss easing travel restrictions
The foreign ministers of Japan and China are set to discuss at a meeting Tuesday the easing of coronavirus pandemic-necessitated travel restrictions and other issues, possibly including repeated intrusions by Chinese vessels into Japanese territorial waters in the East China Sea."There are various issues of concern between Japan and China and it is important they are resolved one by one through high-level meetings," Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told a Tokyo press conference ahead of the meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi."I want to have a candid exchange of views on re...
Japan to exclude Sapporo, Osaka from travel subsidy for 3 weeks
Japan will exclude the popular tourist destinations of Sapporo and Osaka from its domestic travel subsidy campaign for three weeks following a recent resurgence in coronavirus cases in the two cities, senior government officials said Tuesday.Yasutoshi Nishimura, minister in charge of Japan's virus response, said at a news conference that the government will shoulder cancellation fees for pre-booked trips to the two cities under the "Go To Travel" campaign and compensate businesses affected by the suspension, which will be introduced due to recent record numbers of infections.Trips by residents...
Sakata Seed sets up joint venture in China's Zhejiang Province
TOKYO, NNA - Major Japanese seed firm Sakata Seed Corp. has established a joint venture in China's Zhejiang Province to meet growing demand for horticultural seeds.Sakata Seed's Chinese subsidiary, Sakaka Seed (Suzhou) Co., set up Sakata Huacai Horticultural (Jiaxing) Co. with Hongyue Horticultural Corp. in Jiaxing in the eastern Chinese province this month, the Japanese firm announced on Nov. 18.The joint venture will sell a wide variety of Sakata seeds in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, the Yokohama-based company said.Sakata Seed noted that the home gardening market is on the rise in ma...
NNA Business News
2020 Top Jobs in Japan Week 47
If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through our database of top jobs in Japan posted to GaijinPot and showcase some of the most interesting ones. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs!Consulting Sales / Event ManagementCompany: Marcus Evans JapanSalary: ¥200,000 ~ ¥1.5M / Month, Commission BasedLocation: Tokyo, JapanEnglish: ConversationalJapanese: FluentApplication: Overseas applications OKMarcus Evans Japan, an event management company, is looking for a sales consultant with fluency in Korean and Japanese.You wi...
Main events scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 25
Main events scheduled in Japan for Wednesday, Nov. 25:-- Cabinet Office to release monthly economic report for November.-- Budget committees of both chambers of parliament to hold discussions.-- 50th anniversary of novelist Yukio Mishima's ritual suicide.
After Thousands of Years in Family Homes, Traditional Japanese Flooring Goes Modern
Tatami is the flooring used in traditional Japanese architecture as far back as the Heian period (794–1185). It’s made from rice straw, compressed wood or, more recently, even synthetic materials. It’s durable, practically fireproof and grants excellent insulation. It also feels pretty great on your feet.Once considered an item of luxury for Japanese aristocrats, it’s since become a symbol of Japanese aesthetics. Most homes in Japan have at least one tatami room. It’s so ubiquitous in Japanese houses that it’s the country’s de facto method of measuring a room’s size. For example, information o...
FM Wang's Japan trip seeks certainty amid uncertainty
Photo: VCGAt the invitation of Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Japan from Tuesday. This is the first official visit to Japan by the Chinese foreign minister since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. This will also be the first visit to Japan by a senior Chinese official since Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took office in September.At present, the domestic epidemic outlook in Japan is not optimistic, and there are also sporadic outbreaks in China. Against this disturbing backdrop, Wang still insists on visiting ...