President Obama and Japan's prime minister visited Pearl Harbor and laid wreaths at the USS Arizona memorial. Both pledged the 2 countries will remain the strongest of allies — despite a painful past.
OSAKA – Parents with school-aged children, and especially those whose kids show strong interest in mathematics and science, received some welcome news earlier this week when an international survey showed Japan’s education rankings in those subjects to be among the world’s best.
Americans living in Japan have had three weeks to process what Donald Trump’s shock victory in the presidential election means for them and their country. Many lived through the entire election campaign in Japan, far from their country but never far from media coverage of the spectacle.
The animated film “your name.” is taking Japan by storm, with its box office revenues surpassing the 10 billion yen ($99 million) mark in just 28 days since its release, marking a milestone for a Japanese animation other than the works of renowned director Hayao Miyazaki.
A Japanese film has made history by becoming the first animation not made by the legendary Studio Ghibli to rake in more than 10bn yen (£76m; $98m) in a month. But what exactly is it that has been drawing in the crowds?