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Princess Mako’s boyfriend to announce family’s money issues are resolved

3 hours 5 min ago
Kei Komuro, the longtime boyfriend of Princess Mako, will soon announce his family has resolved financial issues that have caused the couple’s marriage to be ...

Shooting in Tokyo’s Kabukicho district leaves man dead

13 hours 42 min ago
A man was fatally shot Monday in a karaoke bar in Tokyo’s famous Kabukicho entertainment district, police said.A suspect fled the scene. Both the suspect ...

Japan reveals audio evidence and terminates talks with South Korea over radar lock-on dispute

16 hours 41 min ago
The Defense Ministry announced Monday it will terminate talks with its South Korean counterpart over the radar lock-on dispute, while revealing what it claims are ...

Government plans extra seabed reinforcement for new U.S. base, but Okinawa expected to resist

17 hours 27 min ago
The government is set to alter part of the plan to build a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, to ...

Three who dressed as policemen in ¥750 million gold bar theft in Fukuoka get prison terms

19 hours 18 min ago
A court on Monday sentenced three men to up to seven years in prison over the theft of gold bars worth ¥750 million ($6.8 million) ...

Emperor and Empress mourn for civilian sailors slain in Allied attacks during WWII

19 hours 44 min ago
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko mourned on Monday tens of thousands of civilian mariners who lost their lives in attacks by the Allied powers during ...

Japanese couple make rare transition from IT world to handmade miso-making

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 22:41
For people used to the fast-paced tech world, making miso in a sleepy town in Japan’s countryside might not seem too appealing — unless they ...

Factory night views of Yokkaichi are a tourist draw and a bitter legacy of pollution

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 22:33
Factory night view cruises in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, are recently attracting visitors from across the nation. While the city’s tourism association hopes the tour will ...

On doctor’s orders, Japan alpinist Yuichiro Miura, 86, abandons bid to scale South America’s highest peak

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 21:27
Yuichiro Miura, an 86-year-old Japanese alpinist and professional skier, has given up on his attempt to conquer the 6,959-meter Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in ...

Japan’s Taro Kono and U.S. top envoy Mike Pompeo to meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit to keep pressure on Pyongyang

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 21:04
Foreign Minister Taro Kono and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed Monday to coordinate closely in addressing North Korea’s denuclearization, and to meet in ...

Japan may accept Russia peace pact if ‘realistic’ handover of two islands is secured, sources say

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 20:20
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is leaning toward accepting a postwar peace treaty with Russia if Moscow hands over two of the four islands contested by ...

Operator of popular reward program T Card supplying clients’ personal information to police, prosecutors

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 06:02
The operator of T Card, one of the most popular reward cards in Japan, has regularly provided personal information on its holders to police and ...

Russians attend rally to defend ownership of disputed territory before Shinzo Abe’s summit in Moscow

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 05:43
A crowd gathered in Moscow on Sunday to defend Russia’s ownership of a chain of islands captured by Soviet troops from Japan during the final ...

Senior Japanese and U.S. diplomats to discuss North Korea during meeting in Sweden

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 05:40
Senior Japanese and U.S. diplomats will discuss North Korea when they meet in Sweden early this week, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday, as Washington and ...

Masazo Nonaka, world’s oldest living man, dies at 113 in Hokkaido

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:18
Masazo Nonaka, who was recognized by Guinness World Records last year as the oldest living man, died Sunday at the age of 113, his family ...

Engineering background ties into diplomatic career

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:00
Name: Khaled Omran Alameri Title: United Arab Emirates Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (since March 2016) URL: http://www.mofa.gov.ae/ DoB: Oct. 1, 1976 Hometown: Al Ain, UAE ...

The week ahead for Jan. 21-27

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 01:40
Monday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to leave for four-day trip to Russia, Switzerland.Japan Franchise Association to release convenience store sales for December, whole of 2018. ...

30% in Japan willing to work until early 60s, survey shows

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 00:55
With the government trying to raise the working age, 30.7 percent of the respondents to a Cabinet Office survey said they are willing to work ...

Not ‘partners’: Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin on collision course over islands at summit talks in Moscow

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 23:06
The leaders of Japan and Russia will hold crunch summit talks in Moscow on Tuesday, with the two countries locked in an undiplomatic war of ...

Nonprofit groups help find safe homes for Japan’s abandoned pets

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:35
Life hasn’t been easy for Stella.The small kitten with scruffy fur and matching orange-tinted eyes was born in September and still has no home. Just ...

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