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2005 Amagasaki train crash site turned into memorial

39 min 32 sec ago
The site of a 2005 train crash, which killed 106 passengers and the train driver, is now open to the public after being converted into ...

Fujifilm plans iPS-based trials to treat complications from bone marrow transplants

2 hours 28 min ago
Fujifilm Corp. aims to start clinical trials with artificially derived stem cells next year to prevent serious complications from bone marrow transplants used to treat ...

Abe dines with Trump as U.S. president urges ‘more of a reciprocal relationship’

4 hours 57 min ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for dinner with U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday, kicking off his busy five-day diplomatic schedule that will see ...

Candidates boost campaigning a week ahead of Okinawa’s gubernatorial election

16 hours 40 min ago
Two key candidates beefed up their campaigning over the weekend, a week ahead of the closely watched gubernatorial election in Okinawa Prefecture in which the ...

Seven people injured as motor boat slams into quay on west Japan island

17 hours 56 min ago
Six people were injured, three of them seriously, when a motor boat carrying them slammed into a quay Sunday morning on an island in Onomichi, ...

Japan, China plan to launch ‘innovation dialogue’ with focus on self-driving vehicles, AI

18 hours 19 min ago
In another sign of improving bilateral relations, Japan and China will pursue cooperation in developing advanced technologies in areas such as self-driving cars and artificial ...

Abe departs for U.N. meeting in New York

20 hours 58 sec ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves for a five-day visit to New York where he plans to call for maintaining U.N. sanctions to achieve North Korea’s ...

U.S. experts laud Abe on election win but warn against pushing for constitutional amendment

20 hours 5 min ago
American scholars largely gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe credit for his victory Thursday in the presidential election for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, acknowledging his ...

Need to back up sinking Kansai airport stymies region ahead of G20, elections

21 hours 25 min ago
When Kansai airport in Osaka Prefecture was shut down earlier this month after Typhoon Jebi flooded the main runway and terminal building — and caused ...

Three zoos in Tohoku to swap female elephants in bid to fire up breeding interest

22 hours 20 min ago
In the first attempt of its kind, three zoos in Tohoku will launch a project Tuesday to swap their female African elephants with each other ...

Japanese supply ship Kounotori heads to International Space Station after delays

22 hours 44 min ago
An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries.The craft was launched Sunday ...

Japan urged to up ranks of female politicians to reach U.N. sustainable development goals

22 hours 54 min ago
To help meet the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development goal for gender equality and empowering all women and girls, Japan needs more female politicians, especially ...

Tokyo marathon fees may go up by 50% from 2020

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 23:54
The organizer of the Tokyo Marathon is considering raising the participation fee by 50 percent from ¥10,000 to ¥15,000, starting with the race in March ...

Hokkaido cat owners search for pets that fled during quake

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:21
Many cat owners in Hokkaido are desperately looking for their missing pets, fearing they have gotten lost after fleeing their homes in the turmoil created ...

Monument for WWI camp head, known for humanitarian treatment of POWs, unveiled in northeast Japan

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:08
A monument commemorating a Japanese man who served as head of a World War I camp and was known for his humanitarian treatment of German ...

Possible China-Japan maritime crisis threatens ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, internal PLA document says

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 21:22
A military crisis at sea between China and Japan will seriously undermine Beijing’s path of peaceful development and its “Belt and Road” initiative, according to ...

Social media falls in love with Naomi Osaka as tennis star sparks debate

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:58
Naomi Osaka’s women’s singles final victory at the 2018 U.S. Open on Sept. 6 excited netizens in Japan, turning the young tennis superstar into one ...

The problem with padding employment records in Japan

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:56
In August, it was reported that central government ministries and agencies, not to mention national legislative offices and local governments, have for years been fulfilling ...

60% of Japanese view idea of relocating or closing ancestral graves as positive: survey

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:55
Nearly 60 percent of the public is positive about taking action to close or relocate ancestral graves that are far from where they live, a ...

Will Don Quijote tilt its lance at the Amazon giant?

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:44
A somewhat cynical commentary attributed to the late American TV comedian Jackie Gleason goes, “Anybody who says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to ...

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