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Japanese company Nissin who sponsor Naomi Osaka withdraw controversial commercial

The commercial depicted Osaka, whose father is Haitian and mother is Japanese, with pale skin and light brown hair, which created public outcry.
Zee News - Published

Nissin takes down ad after complaints on Osaka's depiction

One of Naomi Osaka's main sponsors has taken down an online ad campaign that depicts the Japanese tennis star with pale skin, after it was criticized as insensitive
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •New Zealand HeraldSeattle Times

Videos for Japanese

Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ To Head To Japan [Video]Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ To Head To Japan  00:37

Netflix will debut four episodes of “Queer Eye” filmed in Japan following the hit unscripted program’s third season later this year.

Wochit Entertainment - Published

Ariana Grande's Ariana Grande's "Thank U Next" Gets Anime Makeover  00:38

Ariana Grande is currently owning the pop music charts with her newest single, "Thank U, Next", and the song is such a crossover hit that its even making a splash in the anime genre! Included in the..

Wochit Entertainment - Published

Merkel, Abe preach cooperation to Davos crowd [Video]Merkel, Abe preach cooperation to Davos crowd  02:02

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended cooperation between governments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland amid rising rising criticism that the..

Rumble - Published

Stocks Turn Down In Light Of The U.S. Shutdown, Growth, And Trade Worries [Video]Stocks Turn Down In Light Of The U.S. Shutdown, Growth, And Trade Worries  00:33

According to Reuters, A global index of stock markets turned negative on Wednesday as worries over U.S. politics, global economic growth and trade tensions offset a boost from quarterly earnings..

Wochit Business - Published

Tokyo Olympics prompt corner shops to drop porn [Video]Tokyo Olympics prompt corner shops to drop porn  01:21

Two of Japan's largest convenience stores, 7-Eleven and Lawsons, will cease stocking porn magazines as they look to clean up their image ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and next year's Tokyo..

Reuters Studio - Published

Novak Djokovic's Attempt At An Australian Accent Left His Fan In Stitches [Video]Novak Djokovic's Attempt At An Australian Accent Left His Fan In Stitches  00:44

Novak Djokovic's attempt at an Australian accent left his fans in stitches on Wednesday. Djokovic scored a quick win over Kei Nishikori as the Japanese player was forced to retire in the second set..

Wochit - Published

Subaru halts Japan car output on defective part, shares slide [Video]Subaru halts Japan car output on defective part, shares slide  01:17

Subaru said its sole car factory in Japan, accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production, could be out of action for almost two weeks after it discovered a suspected defect in a power-steering..

Reuters Studio - Published

BOJ maintains stimulus, China to boost spending as tariff woes bites [Video]BOJ maintains stimulus, China to boost spending as tariff woes bites  02:03

Asia's biggest economies stepped up their defences against slowing demand and the pressure of protectionism on Wednesday, with the Bank of Japan leaving its massive stimulus programme on hold and China..

Reuters Studio - Published

Japanese 20-year-old celebrate 'coming of age' festival [Video]Japanese 20-year-old celebrate 'coming of age' festival  00:20

People in Kanagawa Prefecture, west of Tokyo, enjoyed a unique New Year`s `coming of age` festival in which they carry portable shrines in the sea

euronews (in English) - Published

South Korea Accuses Japan of 'Clear Provocation' by Flying Too Close to Its Warship [Video]South Korea Accuses Japan of 'Clear Provocation' by Flying Too Close to Its Warship  00:37

South Korea’s military accused Japan of a “clear provocation” over what it said was a threatening low-altitude flight by a Japanese patrol plane over a South Korean warship on Wednesday.

Time - Published

Pia's life is total kawaii overload [Video]Pia's life is total kawaii overload  01:51

Pia is all about living that kawaii life and has a collection to prove it. Her entire bedroom is kawaii themed and her wardrobe will make you smile. In fact, her passion is so sweet that it'll probably..

Zoom.in STUDIO - Published

Japanese City Fires its Adorable Mascot over Questionable and Hilarious Antics [Video]Japanese City Fires its Adorable Mascot over Questionable and Hilarious Antics  00:50

Japanese City Fires its Adorable Mascot over Questionable and Hilarious Antics

Vocativ - Affiliate - Published

'Roma' and 'Capernaum' earn Oscar nominations for best foreign language film [Video]'Roma' and 'Capernaum' earn Oscar nominations for best foreign language film  01:49

The nominations for the Oscars were announced on Tuesday with films out of Japan, Mexico, Germany, Poland, and Lebanon competing for the best foreign language film award. Rough cut (no reporter..

Reuters Studio - Published

Carlos Ghosn Denied Bail Yet Again [Video]Carlos Ghosn Denied Bail Yet Again  00:42

TOKYO -- Carlos Ghosn has had his application for bail rejected again, even after the executive offered to wear an electronic tracker and be monitored by guards in a bid to end his custody that has now..

Wochit News - Published

Masked Man Slices Away Wood With Katana [Video]Masked Man Slices Away Wood With Katana  00:07

This masked Samurai sliced away at a long log of wood expertly with his sword. 

Jukin Media - Published

Nissan's Carlos Ghosn denied bail, again [Video]Nissan's Carlos Ghosn denied bail, again  01:24

Carlos Ghosn’s latest request for bail has been rejected by a Tokyo court, despite the ousted Nissan chairman offering to wear an electronic ankle tag in an unusual bid to win release after two..

Reuters Studio - Published

Japan's 'Citizen Runner' wants to go pro [Video]Japan's 'Citizen Runner' wants to go pro  01:42

Unlike other elite marathon runners, the prolific Yuki Kawauchi is not fully professional and still holds down a day job as at a school in Kuji, Japan. All that is about to change in April when he'll..

Reuters Studio - Published

Japan launches satellite to test artificial meteor showers [Video]Japan launches satellite to test artificial meteor showers  00:55

A satellite from a Japanese aerospace company has successfully entered Earth's orbit after being launched into space on Jan. 18.

Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me - Published

Japan launches satellite to test fake shooting stars [Video]Japan launches satellite to test fake shooting stars  02:32

TOKYO — Shooting stars may become a luxury product in 2020. A Japanese start-up has sent one of its test satellites into space and if all goes well we might witness the world's first artificial..

TomoNews US - Published

Carlos Ghosn Offers To Wear Ankle Tag For Bail [Video]Carlos Ghosn Offers To Wear Ankle Tag For Bail  00:41

According to Reuters, disgraced automotive executive Carlos Ghosn has offered to wear an electronic ankle tag for his release on bail. The former CEO of Nissan was apprehended by Japanese authorities..

Wochit - Published

Exploring Snowshoe Mountain Resort [Video]Exploring Snowshoe Mountain Resort 

How would you like to enjoy a vacation in a winter wonderland? ABC 36 would like to give you the opportunity to visit snowshoe. Troy got to speak with the PR manager to learn more about this..

WTVQ Lexington, KY - Published

Gloomy outlook, few world leaders for Davos 2019 [Video]Gloomy outlook, few world leaders for Davos 2019  01:54

An array of crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, which takes place against a backdrop of deepening gloom over the global economic and political..

Reuters Studio - Published

Ghosn Offers To Wear Ankle Tag For Bail [Video]Ghosn Offers To Wear Ankle Tag For Bail  00:35

Ousted Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to wear an electronic ankle tag and hire guards to monitor him in an unusual bid to secure his release on bail after two months of detention in..

Wochit News - Published

Large Volcano Erupts On Japanese Island | FT World [Video]Large Volcano Erupts On Japanese Island | FT World  01:00

► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs A volcano on the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu-jima has erupted, spewing ash some 9,000 metres into the sky. As officials..

Financial Times - Published

Marriott banks on China hotel growth [Video]Marriott banks on China hotel growth  05:14

Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, talks to the FT's Ben Marino about growth opportunities in China and renewed optimism in the Japanese economy. For more video content from the Financial..

Financial Times - Published

 

Sport24.co.za | Japan firm pulls ad portraying Osaka with pale skin

Japanese noodle firm Nissin is scrapping an advert featuring tennis star Naomi Osaka with pale skin, sparking accusations of "whitewashing."
News24 - Published

French Olympic probe raises questions about Japanese firm

French probe into alleged vote-buying connected with the Tokyo Olympics has raised questions about Japanese advertising and marketing agency Dentsu
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •New Zealand HeraldFOX SportsSeattle Times

Three Japanese-owned restaurants in Honolulu close

The Japanese owner of Honolulu restaurants Café Lani, Tempura Ichidai and Gokoku Sushi abruptly closed all three locations this week. The Café Lani and Tempura Ichidai restaurants, both at Ala Moana..
bizjournals - Published

Renault to chart course for post-Ghosn era with new bosses

PARIS - Renault is expected Thursday to appoint a new leadership duo to drive the French carmaker into an era without lynchpin Carlos Ghosn, who remains in a Japanese jail on financial misconduct..
Bangkok Post - Published

Osaka sponsor withdraws controversial commercial

Japanese noodle company Nissin have removed a controversial commercial following a dispute over the skin colour of a cartoon character depicting tennis player Naomi Osaka.
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Asian Markets Mostly Higher Amid Cautious Trades

Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday with modest gains following the positive cues from Wall Street on upbeat corporate earnings results. Nevertheless, investors are cautious amid worries..
RTTNews - Published

Fujitsu Supports Hospitals with New Clinical Trial Solution, "tsClinical DDworks21/Trial Site"

Diagram of tsClinical DDworks21/Trial Site flowTOKYO, Jan 24, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu has enhanced its clinical trial-supporting Fujitsu Life Science Solution tsClinical DDworks21 series with..
ACN Newswire - Published

Japan firm pulls Naomi Osaka ad amid 'whitewash' spat

TOKYO - Japanese noodle firm Nissin announced Thursday it was scrapping an "anime" advert featuring tennis star Naomi Osaka, after portraying the half-Haitian player with pale skin, sparking..
Bangkok Post - Published

Japanese Market Declines

The Japanese stock market is declining on Thursday despite the positive lead overnight from Wall Street as worries about global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S.-China trade talks weighed on..
RTTNews - Published

Kuniko Kato dances to the beat of her own drum

The Japanese percussionist turned a minimalist ensemble work into a solo mission.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Leaders warn about opulism, trade risks at World Economic Forum

Many world leaders skipped this year's World Economic Forum, but those who were there — including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel — voiced their concerns..
CBS News - Published

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff calls artificial intelligence a 'new human right' (CRM)

salesforce ceo marc benioff calls artificial intelligence a 'new human right' (crm)
· *Artificial intelligence is a "new human right" that everyone should have access to, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.* · *Otherwise, Benioff said, the..
Business Insider - Published

Japanese teacher punches high school boy in face; social media on his side

On January 15, a 16-year-old first-year student at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Machida Sogo High School got into a heated argument with a teacher in the school hallway. Prior to the…
Japan Today - Published

Rogue pole-dancing otter mascot Chiitan causes trouble for Japanese city of Susaki

rogue pole-dancing otter mascot chiitan causes trouble for japanese city of susaki
A rogue otter mascot in a Japanese city has caused controversy due to its anarchic behaviour and dangerous stunts.Susaki, a city in southern Japan with 22,000 residents, assigned the role of honourary..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Heavens for Hire: Japanese Company Seeks to Pioneer Artificial Meteor Showers


RIA Nov. - Published

Sony says Aibo robot dog will soon be able to remotely monitor family members

Sony's puppy-sized robot dog Aibo, equipped with cameras, artificial intelligence and internet capability, can now remotely check up on family members, children or even pets, the Japanese..
Japan Today - Published

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