Paris Fashion Week starts under a cloud of war

( Fashionunited.com ) Paris Fashion Week starts today, with 45 houses and brands set to hold physical shows, according the official schedule published by the French Fashion Federation (FHCM). Alongside the runway shows there  will be 37 presentations as well as 13 digital format events. In total there are 95 events listed on the schedule. Around town, Dior will celebrate the reopening of its flagship … Continue reading Paris Fashion Week starts under a cloud of war

CDC adds Japan and Israel to ‘very high’ COVID risk category, warns travelers to ‘avoid’ 130+ countries

( USAToday.com ) Federal health officials are warning Americans to avoid Japan, Israel and more than 130 other countries – regardless of vaccination status – because of high counts of COVID-19 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved Japan, Israel, Cuba, Armenia, Libya, Oman and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to its level 4 category, the highest travel health notice tier, for their “very … Continue reading CDC adds Japan and Israel to ‘very high’ COVID risk category, warns travelers to ‘avoid’ 130+ countries

Woman puts baby up for adoption after sperm donor lied about his ethnicity

A sperm donor’s betrayal has led to one mother’s shame and an orphaned child. A Japanese woman is suing the biological father of her second child for 330 million yen ($2.86 million) after learning that he’d lied about his identity. The Tokyo resident, who is in her 30s, thought she’d found a successful Japanese man with a Kyoto University education, and had sex with him … Continue reading Woman puts baby up for adoption after sperm donor lied about his ethnicity

5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japanese coast

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Wednesday morning and the rumblings were felt in the host city of the Summer Olympics. The quake hit at about 5:30 a.m. about 75 miles off the coast of Hasaki, which is about 80 miles to the east of Tokyo, according to the US Geological Survey. Other minor tremors followed the initial earthquake, according … Continue reading 5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japanese coast

Two killed after Air Force training jet crashes in Alabama

A Japanese air force officer and a US Air Force instructor pilot were the two people killed in a military plane crash in Alabama Friday evening, Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force said Saturday. The Japanese second lieutenant and the US instructor crashed around 5 p.m. local time as their T-38 was landing at the Montgomery Regional Airport. It went down in a wooded area adjacent to the airport. … Continue reading Two killed after Air Force training jet crashes in Alabama

South Korea court order for Japan to compensate ‘comfort women’ angers Tokyo

SEOUL — A South Korean court on Friday ordered Japan to compensate 12 women who were forced to work in its wartime brothels, a ruling that drew a strong rebuke from Tokyo and threatened to rekindle a diplomatic feud between the two countries. Reminders of Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean peninsula are contentious for both sides, with many surviving “comfort women” — a Japanese euphemism for the sex abuse victims — … Continue reading South Korea court order for Japan to compensate ‘comfort women’ angers Tokyo