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JAL to Provide New Sign Language Interpretation Service

JAL TO PROVIDE NEW SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICE

Japan Airlines announced a new service to improve accessibility for customers using Japanese sign language. Starting today, JAL will...

Japan's Dai Hirai Performs First Hawaii Show With Special Guest From Kalapana

JAPAN'S DAI HIRAI PERFORMS FIRST HAWAII SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUEST FROM KALAPANA

Japanese singer-songwriter Dai Hirai performed a solo-headliner in Honolulu for the first time last Monday as part of his WAVE on WAVES...

 
 
 
Nominees for Destructoid's Best PS4 Game of 2018

NOMINEES FOR DESTRUCTOID'S BEST PS4 GAME OF 2018

Last year, our PlayStation 4 Game of the Year nominee list was dominated by Japanese games including Nioh , NieR , and Persona 5. This...

Ex-Renault Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn charged with financial misconduct

EX-RENAULT NISSAN BOSS CARLOS GHOSN CHARGED WITH FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT

The former head honcho of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, was charged by Japanese authorities on Monday for violating...

 
 
 
Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Indicted On Charges Of Underreporting Income

EX-NISSAN CHAIRMAN CARLOS GHOSN INDICTED ON CHARGES OF UNDERREPORTING INCOME

Ghosn was arrested last month - and ousted as chairman of Nissan - after he was accused of concealing income from the Japanese government....

Softbank prices its $23.5 billion IPO - one of the biggest of all time

SOFTBANK PRICES ITS $23.5 BILLION IPO - ONE OF THE BIGGEST OF ALL TIME

SoftBank priced its initial public offering Monday. The conglomerate is set to raise as much as 2.65 trillion Japanese yen through...

 
 
 
Advent Calendar Day 9: Meguru Yamaguchi 'OUT OF BOUNDS NO.93' Painting

ADVENT CALENDAR DAY 9: MEGURU YAMAGUCHI 'OUT OF BOUNDS NO.93' PAINTING

Meguru Yamaguchi is a Brooklyn-based artist known for his sprawling sculptural paintings of brushstrokes. The Japanese creative calls...

Japanese government is the latest to ban Huawei network equipment

JAPANESE GOVERNMENT IS THE LATEST TO BAN HUAWEI NETWORK EQUIPMENT

Japan follows the U.S., Australia and New Zealand in banning Huawei network equipment. The hits just keep on coming for Huawei: earlier...

 
 
 
Facing Critical Labor Shortage, Japan Opens Door Wider To Foreign Workers

FACING CRITICAL LABOR SHORTAGE, JAPAN OPENS DOOR WIDER TO FOREIGN WORKERS

An aging population and low birth rate have led lawmakers to accept semi-skilled non-Japanese temporary laborers. (Image credit: Kazuhiro...

Here's what Pearl Harbor was like hours after the devastating Japanese attack on December 7, 1941

HERE'S WHAT PEARL HARBOR WAS LIKE HOURS AFTER THE DEVASTATING JAPANESE ATTACK ON DECEMBER 7, 1941

December 7, 1941, began like any other Sunday at Pearl Harbor, the US's most important Pacific base. Sailors and airmen slowly roused...

 
 
 
Survivors gathering at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

SURVIVORS GATHERING AT PEARL HARBOR FOR ATTACK REMEMBRANCE

About 20 survivors are gathering at Pearl Harbor to remember thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.

Mayweather will fight kickboxer after all - just no kicking

MAYWEATHER WILL FIGHT KICKBOXER AFTER ALL - JUST NO KICKING

LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather says he and Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa will meet after all - but only in a nine-minute...

 
 
 
Japan's Sansan raises $26.5M to help Southeast Asia get more from business cards

JAPAN'S SANSAN RAISES $26.5M TO HELP SOUTHEAST ASIA GET MORE FROM BUSINESS CARDS

The humble business card is a target for disruption in Southeast Asia after Japanese contacts management startup Sansan raised JPY...

Samurai Shodown is reportedly coming early 2019 for PS4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

SAMURAI SHODOWN IS REPORTEDLY COMING EARLY 2019 FOR PS4, PC, XBOX ONE AND NINTENDO SWITCH

As part of the recent IPO conference held by Japanese developer SNK, further details were hinted at regarding the next entry in the...

 
 
 
The Travel Products Our Editors Really Use

THE TRAVEL PRODUCTS OUR EDITORS REALLY USE

The Virtuoso editorial team is on the road often, reporting stories, checking out new hotels, or vacationing with family and friends....

47 Birds - Art from  Martin Azúa Basque artist and designer

47 BIRDS - ART FROM  MARTIN AZÚA BASQUE ARTIST AND DESIGNER

47 Birds - Art from Martin Azúa Basque artist and designer Martin Azúa has created a completely unique scarf with his 47 birds line:...

 
 
 
Advent Calendar Day 3: Yayoi Kusama x MoMA Design Store ‘Yellow Trees' Triptych Skate Decks

ADVENT CALENDAR DAY 3: YAYOI KUSAMA X MOMA DESIGN STORE ‘YELLOW TREES' TRIPTYCH SKATE DECKS

This past August, MoMA Design Store announced its exclusive skateboard collection with legendary Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. The...

United Arab Emirates now has world's most powerful passport

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NOW HAS WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL PASSPORT

Passport Index said the Middle Eastern state grabbed the top spot after four more countries were added to its list of visa-free destinations...

 
 
 
World's first 8K Super Hi-Vision channel starts broadcasting

WORLD'S FIRST 8K SUPER HI-VISION CHANNEL STARTS BROADCASTING

Japanese broadcaster NHK has launched the world's first 8K TV channel. BS8K started broadcasting at 10am local time on 1 December and...

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo Launches Traditional Japanese Performing Arts and Sushi Package

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, TOKYO LAUNCHES TRADITIONAL JAPANESE PERFORMING ARTS AND SUSHI PACKAGE

Guests can catch a glimpse of ancient Japan by booking Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo's Traditional Japanese Performing Arts & Sushi offer....