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Recent articles by Yuri:

Nissan mulling third auto plant in US to meet electric vehicle demand

The third plant would not just be an added assembly line but a totally new facility, although it may be built as an extension of an existing plant. → Read More

Wenders making a film about fancy public restrooms in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Wim Wenders is making a film about high-end public toilets in Japan that will have what the renowned German director calls “social meaning” about people in modern cities. “My first reaction was, I must admit: What? Toilets? Chotto mattene,” he said Wednesday, using the Japanese expression for “wait a minute”. But then […] → Read More

Wenders making a film about fancy public restrooms in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Wim Wenders is making a film about high-end public toilets in Japan that will have what the renowned German director calls “social meaning” about people in modern cities. “My first reaction was, I must admit: What? Toilets? Chotto mattene,” he said Wednesday, using the Japanese expression for “wait a minute”. But then […] → Read More

Oscar-winning director makes film about high-end restrooms, calls it 'social meaning'

TOKYO (AP) — Wim Wenders is making a film about high-end public toilets in Japan that will have what the renowned German director calls "social meaning" about people in modern cities. "My first reaction was, I must admit: What? Toilets? Chotto mattene," he said Wednesday, using the Japanese expression for "wait a minute". But then he began to see what the story could be about. "For me, they… → Read More

Nintendo’s profit dips slightly as Switch console sales slow

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s profit for the fiscal year ended in March was little changed from the previous year, edging down 0.6% to 477.7 billion yen ($3.7 billion), the Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises said Tuesday. Sales for the fiscal year fell 3.6% to 1.7 trillion yen ($13 billion) […] → Read More

Sony’s profit surges on healthy film, game, music growth

TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s fiscal fourth quarter surged 67% to 111.1 billion yen ($852.7 million) from the previous year, as the Japanese entertainment and electronics company racked up profits in video game and movie divisions. Tokyo-based Sony Corp.’s January-March quarterly sales edged up 1% to 2.26 trillion yen ($17 billion), as its music operations also […] → Read More

All-Japan committee meets to promote Sapporo Olympic bid

TOKYO (AP) — Yasuhiro Yamashita, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, acknowledged the biggest stumbling block to holding the Olympics is the b... → Read More

Major Japan railway now powered only by renewable energy

A Japanese railway company, Tokyu, says it now uses just solar and other renewable energy to power its sprawling train service → Read More

Major Japan railway now powered only by renewable energy

Tokyo's Shibuya is famed for its Scramble Crossing, where crowds of people crisscross the intersection in a scene symbolizing urban Japan’s congestion and anonymity. It may have added another boasting right. → Read More

Major Japan railway now powered only by renewable energy

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's Shibuya is famed for its Scramble Crossing, where crowds of people crisscross the intersection in a scene symbolizing urban Japan’s congestion and anonymity. It may have added another boasting right. → Read More

Ukrainian opera singer in Japan prays for peace in melody

When Oksana Stepanyuk, an award-winning soprano with the Japan Opera Foundation, performs “Melody,” composed by Myroslav Skoryk, a Ukrainian, her voice turns into a wail of mourning → Read More

Ukrainian opera singer in Japan prays for peace in melody

The Ukrainian song has no words. → Read More

US lawmakers affirm Japan alliance eyeing China, North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting U.S. lawmakers have reaffirmed their commitment to working together under a longstanding alliance at a time of heightened global tensions and threats from China and North Korea → Read More

US lawmakers affirm Japan alliance eyeing China, North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting U.S. lawmakers reaffirmed their commitment to working together under a longstanding bi... → Read More

US lawmakers affirm Japan alliance eyeing China, North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting U.S. lawmakers reaffirmed their commitment to working together under a longstanding bilateral alliance on Saturday, amid heightened global tensions spanning the war in Ukraine to threats from neighboring China and North Korea. → Read More

Honda investing $40 billion over next decade in massive shift to electric vehicles

Honda is investing $40 billion over the next decade in research, especially to realize a major shift to ecological electric vehicles. → Read More

Ansel Elgort takes on the Japan’s mafia in HBO drama series

TOKYO (AP) — The HBO Max drama series “Tokyo Vice” takes the perennial story of a novice reporter on the police beat but places it in the bustling exo... → Read More

Ansel Elgort takes on Japan mafia in HBO drama series

The HBO Max drama series “Tokyo Vice” takes the perennial story of a novice reporter on the police beat but places it in the bustling exotic landscape of the Japanese capital of the 1990s → Read More

Famed directors denounce sexual abuse in Japanese filmmaking

TOKYO (AP) — A #MeToo crisis is raging in the Japanese film industry. A petition signed by top names, including Cannes’ Palme d’Or-winning Hirokazu Kore-eda, Cannes Jury Prize winner Koji Fukada and “Under the Sky” director Miwa Nishikawa, expresses outrage over sexual abuse. “These acts are unforgivable,” the statement said, calling for such acts to […] → Read More

Famed directors denounce sexual abuse in Japanese filmmaking

A #MeToo crisis is raging in the Japanese film industry → Read More