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Japan high court backs Mt. Gox chief Mark Karpeles’ conviction for data manipulation

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 13:46
The cryptocurrency dealer won't have to serve jail time but says he appealed to clear his name.

Suicide in Japan: Seeking to part the dark clouds as pandemic threatens recent progress

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 13:00
The death of ‘Terrace House’ star Hana Kimura in May has thrust the issue of suicide back into the national spotlight.

Prosecutor gambling scandal lifts veil on press access in Japan

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:58
Will the incident prompt any major media outlet to change its ways when socializing with sources?

Japan’s parents are struggling with the never-ending cycle of preparing three meals a day

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:53
"It’s the thought of having to deal with the next meal as soon as this one is over, in whatever shape or form that meal ...

What constitutes nothingness? The answer could drive you insane

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:51
If we assume that everything is something, then nothing is in fact nothing.

Mic check, temp check: Tokyoites test out ‘new normal’ for singing as karaoke parlors reopen

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:48
Karaoke fans in Tokyo got a taste of the “new normal” on Friday, the first day after business closure requests for such establishments were lifted ...

Tokyo reports 24 new COVID-19 cases as capital sees 20-plus infections for third straight day

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:14
Tokyo reported 24 new cases of novel coronavirus infections Saturday, a level slightly lower than the 25 logged the previous day but the third straight ...

Only 10% of firms in Japan have addressed LGBT issues, survey finds

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:07
Just over 10 percent of companies in Japan have policies aimed at protecting the rights of sexual minorities, a recent government survey revealed, reflecting the ...

Tokyo falls to No. 3 on global list of most expensive cites for expats

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 07:36
Foreign exchange movements kept Hong Kong at the top but lifted Turkmenistan's Ashgabat into second place.

Japanese immigration authorities announce conditions for re-entry of foreign residents

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 06:25
Immigration authorities quietly published criteria that will allow some foreign residents to re-enter Japan despite a coronavirus-induced entry ban covering 111 countries, a restriction that ...

Who said what? Japan coronavirus meeting records lack details

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 04:24
No details of who said what are included in summaries of February government liaison meetings on the coronavirus that were disclosed to an opposition lawmaker.

Ex-justice chief’s former aide denies Japan fraud charges in Anri Kawai election scandal

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 14:12
A former policy secretary to ex-Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai denied Friday that he broke the election law by paying the campaign staffers of Anri Kawai, ...

Distribution of ¥46.6 billion ‘Abenomasks’ likely to wrap up on Monday, Japan spokesman says

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 13:53
The government's effort to distribute two cloth masks to each household will likely be nearly complete on Monday, some two months after the project began, ...

Daiichi Sankyo sees clinical test for genetic COVID-19 vaccine in March

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 13:31
The vaccine contains messenger RNA that causes cells to produce proteins that could trigger the body to produce effective antibodies.

It’s official: Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announces bid for re-election

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 12:12
Koike said she would bolster the capital’s health care system amid the coronavirus pandemic through enhanced testing capacity and increasing the number of hospital beds.

Pandemic forces Fukushima’s Hope Tourism program to go digital

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 10:00
Region looks to livestreaming and Zoom to offset lack of visitors.

Pandemic-hit temple in Gifu’s Takayama opens doors to teleworkers

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 10:00
The facility, which belongs to the Jodoshu sect, was built in 1896, and now offers overnight stays for Gifu residents.

Tokyo confirms 25 virus cases, over key threshold for second day

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:46
Tokyo confirmed 25 coronavirus infections on Friday as it further eased restrictions on business activities to get the economy back on its feet, local media ...

Kansai Electric to sue former execs for damages over bribery scandal

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:28
Outside lawyers have concluded that five former executives inflicted some ¥1.3 billion in damages to the company.

Koike’s first term as Tokyo governor: Eventful, but little to show for it

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:04
Each challenge has revealed a new facet of her political persona, and they will also serve as benchmarks against which voters examine her record.