Fierce gusts wreaked havoc at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang earlier this week. Athletes were dealing with extreme conditions that tested even the best winter sports veterans on the planet.
A public elementary school in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district has decided to adopt new uniforms designed by the Italian brand Armani. The plan is sparking protests from parents as a full set would cost them over 80,000 yen.
Kyoto University officials announced on Thursday that a mistake was found in its entrance exam held last year. They decided to admit 17 additional applicants who were erroneously rejected due to the error in a physics question.
Coincheck, one of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges, revealed on Friday that it has lost about 58 billion yen in a hacking attack. The exchange later promised to use its funds to reimburse customers who lost money.
A kimono rental company suddenly stopped operations on Monday just before Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies. Hundreds of women were left without their formal attire for the once-in-a-lifetime day.
A Japanese TV program on New Year’s Eve has come under fire after a comedian showed up with his face painted black to impersonate Eddie Murphy. A US columnist argued on Twitter that black people were not a punchline nor a prop.
ローズ・マッゴーワンが ゴールデン・グローブ賞で黒を着用する女優陣を批判【Rose McGowan slams actresses who plan to wear black at Golden Globes】
American actress Rose McGowan slammed Meryl Streep and other actresses who are planning to wear black at the Golden Globe awards in a silent protest against sexual harassment, claiming that she despises their hypocrisy.
The special investigation squad of the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office arrested the former head of an educational institution and his wife on Monday. The couple is suspected of illegally receiving public subsidies to build an elementary school in Osaka.
A tourism promotion video for Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan featuring a well-known model is receiving mixed reviews. Seven assembly women asked the governor on Friday to remove it because of some sexually suggestive scenes.
Some 950 people attended a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a popular dress-up doll named Licca-chan near Tokyo on Monday. Invitation cards were included in a limited edition of the doll released 25 years ago.