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Canadian in Japan dies of COVID-19 complications

A Canadian has died in Japan from complications related to COVID-19, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced Friday. “Our deepest condolences to the family, to whom we are providing consular assistance during this difficult time,” Champagne tweeted. Deeply saddened to» 


Japan: Canadian father sues firm for paternity leave harassment

Although it is perfectly legal, taking paternity leave could harm your career in Japan. A Canadian father has had this experience and is appearing Wednesday in a Tokyo court to continue his legal action against his former employer. Glen Wood,» 

International, Politics

Trudeau has ‘brief, constructive interactions’ with Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had “brief, constructive interactions” with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, on the first day of meetings of leaders of G20 countries in Osaka, Japan, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. Video footage from a working» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Asian Heritage month: Dr. Tanaka: promoting Japanese Indie bands to Canadians

Vancouver-born Steven Tanaka trained for years for a complex medical career to become an anesthesiologist. He practices at St Joseph Hospital in Toronto.  But one suspects that he secretly wanted to be a rock star. In some ways he now» 


Japan’s prime minister to visit Canada

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Canada from April 27 to 28, 2019. Japan has the world’s third-largest national economy and the Canadian government considers Japan to be one of Canada’s most important economic and commercial partners. Trade and» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Reports say Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission

Many media are reporting that Japan is set to withdraw from the IWC shortly. The country which has often been in disagreement with IWC whaling restrictions says it will soon return to commercial whaling. However they will not longer hunt» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Sunken Czarist treasure ship found

Canadian technology finds the century old wreck A 19th century Imperial Russian warship claimed to be carrying billions of dollars in gold has been found off the coast of Korea. It was 1905 and a tremendous naval battle known as» 


Canada offers condolences as Japan disaster death toll rises to 100

The federal government offered its deepest condolences to the people of Japan after torrential rains in the western part of the country unleashed widespread floods and landslides that killed nearly 100, with dozens missing. “We are especially mindful of the» 

Health, International, Politics, Society

Japan’s sex slaves in WWII. “The Apology”

It is another tragic chapter of WWII.  The Japanese Imperial Army forced tens of thousands of girls and young women from occupied lands to become sex slaves for their soldiers. Strange as it may seem, this horrible tale is not» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Sex dolls and Canadian child porn case

The case is arousing legal questions over what legally constitutes  pornography, paedophilia, freedom of expression, privacy and more. It began four years ago when a man in Newfoundland allegedly ordered a life-like sex doll from a Japanese company. The package»