Archive for the ‘Japan’ Category

guardian: Japanese woman ‘dies from overwork’ after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month

5. October 2017 Leave a comment

Japan has again been forced to confront its work culture after labour inspectors ruled that the death of a 31-year-old employee of the country’s public broadcaster, NHK, had been caused by overwork. [more…]

Categories: Japan, Overwork

Pounding Mochi with the Fastest Mochi Maker in Japan Great Big Story

26. October 2016 Leave a comment

Categories: Japan, Moch Maker

Japanese Students Clean Classrooms To Learn Life Skills

Behind AJ+’s Facebook Video Juggernaut

At the AJ+ headquarters in San Francisco, senior producer Geoffrey Dietrich received a story idea from his Asia editor that he never would have imagined would become a viral video hit. Not exactly the food videos or political gaffes that usually drive traffic, the pitch was about an elementary school in Japan where the kids clean their own classroom.
The 1-minute video clip was shared by over 600,000 people on Facebook, and became the digital media company’s most popular story in it’s then-1-year existence. Views surged to almost 40 million, helping AJ+ become the second-most popular news video publisher on Facebook with almost 3 billion views. [more…]

The Tokyo hotel where guests can curl up with 1,700 good books

8. November 2015 Leave a comment
Book and Bed, a new Tokyo hotel, has created the sort of space that is impossible to leave. It is a cheap and cheerful dorm with a difference: guests’ bunk beds are hidden behind library shelves filled with 1,700 books in Japanese and English. [more…]
Categories: Books, Hotel, Japan


11. March 2013 Leave a comment

Epoch Times: Japanische Aktivisten landen trotz Protest auf umstrittener Insel

22. August 2012 Leave a comment

Senkaku-Inseln/Japan – Ungeachtet des Protests der chinesischen Regierung ist eine Gruppe japanischer Aktivisten auf einer von beiden Ländern beanspruchten Insel an Land gegangen. Die neun oder zehn Frauen und Männer seien am Sonntag ohne Genehmigung auf die Insel Uotsuri geschwommen, teilte die Küstenwache in der südjapanischen Präfektur Okinawa mit. Auf Fotos der japanischen Nachrichtenagentur Kyodo waren mehrere Personen zu sehen, die an der Küste der Insel die japanische Flagge schwenkten. [mehr…]

Categories: China, Japan, Senkaku Islands

Global Post: Japanese activists raise flag on Senkaku islands, sparking China protests

22. August 2012 Leave a comment

A group of Japanese activists who raised the country’s flag on the Senkaku Islands have sparked protests across China over the hotly disputed territories.  [mehr…]

Categories: China, Japan, Senkaku Islands