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Japan set to welcome the world for opening of 2019 Rugby World Cup

News from Japan - 1 hour 10 min ago
Blood, sweat and tears will be shed over the next six weeks as 20 teams fight for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in 12 stadiums ...

Chiba Prefecture tourism takes hit after Typhoon Faxai

News from Japan - 1 hour 27 min ago
The tourism industry in Chiba Prefecture has suffered a heavy blow from powerful Typhoon Faxai, which struck the prefecture last week.With some tourism sites in ...

Japan Skins exhibition to be broadcast live worldwide

Japan: Sports - 1 hour 27 min ago
Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by ...

South Korea serial killer identified after 33 years

Asia/Pacific - 1 hour 31 min ago
South Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country’s most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of ...

Japan’s opposition parties join forces in bid to counterbalance ruling bloc in Diet

News from Japan - 1 hour 37 min ago
Japan’s two major opposition parties agreed on Thursday to join forces in both houses of the Diet in their latest bid to counterbalance the ruling ...

Brave Blossoms admit nervousness, excitement before RWC opener against Russia

Japan: Sports - 1 hour 52 min ago
Japan national team players on Thursday confessed to feeling nervous ahead of Friday’s opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but are confident the ...

Diversity of Japan’s video game industry on show in Tokyo

Japan: Culture - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 23:53
2019's Tokyo Game Show saw a range of new titles displayed, with prominence given to the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake, Death Stranding and new ...

Taking hip-hop dancing from Japan to the continent

Japan: Culture - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 23:50
Hip-hop dancer Reina has dispensed with school in favor of dedicating her life to her art, and regularly travels across Asia to deliver dance classes ...

Christina Valdez ecstatic after fulfilling dream of seeing Yuzuru Hanyu skate in person

Japan: Sports - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 23:13
There is nothing greater in life than fulfilling a dream.For Christina Valdez, the artistic director and choreographer for the Crescendo Conservatory in Overland Park, Kansas, ...

New Tuvalu leader bodes ill for Taiwan

Asia/Pacific - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:18
Newly installed lawmakers of the tiny South Pacific country of Tuvalu elected a new prime minister on Thursday, a potential blow for ally Taiwan, which ...

Asian markets mostly rise after central bank decisions

America: CNN - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:58
Asian markets mostly rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve cut rates, while Japan's central bank kept monetary policy unchanged.

Japan’s Diet to convene extraordinary session on Oct. 4

News from Japan - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:07
The government and ruling coalition plan to convene an extraordinary Diet session on Oct. 4, senior ruling party lawmakers said Wednesday.The Liberal Democratic Party, led ...

Three die and over 100 injured in repair attempts in typhoon-hit Chiba

News from Japan - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:56
At least three people have died and 101 people were injured while attempting repairs on houses and other facilities in Chiba Prefecture after Typhoon Faxai ...

California police investigating after ‘comfort woman’ statue vandalized for second time this summer

News from Japan - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:43
A controversial statue in Southern California depicting a hanbok-wearing Korean girl who symbolizes the so-called comfort women has been defaced for the second time this ...

North Korea envoy tells delegates from Tokyo that ties with Japan going ‘from bad to worse’

News from Japan - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:29
North Korea’s ambassador for negotiations to normalize relations with Japan told a visiting Japanese delegation on Wednesday that ties between the two countries have been ...

Saitama university student arrested over killing of Tokyo woman in Ikebukuro hotel

News from Japan - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:16
A university student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of killing a 36-year-old woman at a Tokyo hotel last week, police said.Mizuki Kitajima, 22, of Iruma, ...

Niigata principal and another man arrested for allegedly paying for sex with teenage boy

News from Japan - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:03
Two men including a 58-year-old principal of an elementary school have been arrested for allegedly paying for sex with a high school boy in March, ...

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