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Sharing military intel with Japan ‘difficult,’ Moon tells visiting U.S. defense chief

13 hours 27 min ago
In his annual Security Consultative Meeting with Mark Esper, the Korean president vowed to promote cooperation among the three U.S. allies but said Japan’s export ...

Japan organizers confident Odaiba’s water will be fit enough for Olympians to swim in

14 hours 31 min ago
The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Friday said they are confident next year’s swimming races won’t be cancelled like the test ...

Hokkaido University professor held for alleged spying released by China

17 hours 50 min ago
Nobu Iwatani, a professor at Hokkaido University’s graduate school of law who was arrested in China on suspicion of spying, has been released and returned ...

University entrance exam to focus only on English reading and listening skills

18 hours 12 min ago
The standardized university entrance exam will test only English reading and listening skills in the 2020 academic year beginning in April, while placing more emphasis ...

Law enabling compensation for families of leprosy sufferers passes uncontested in Japan’s Upper House

18 hours 45 min ago
Japan on Friday enacted a law enabling compensation payments of up to ¥1.8 million to be made to family members of leprosy sufferers who experienced ...

Foreign students in Japan hold back on applying for newly created visas due to past illegal overwork

18 hours 50 min ago
Many foreign students in Nagoya have recently been found to be reluctant to apply for newly created visas intended to bring more workers from abroad, ...

Popular Mount Hakone tourist site reopens after volcanic alert level drops

19 hours 10 min ago
A popular tourist site on Mount Hakone was reopened Friday, ending a six-month closure caused by an increase in the volcanic alert level in the ...

Japan urges South Korea to ‘act prudently’ on intel-sharing pact

19 hours 28 min ago
Japan pushed South Korea on Friday to rethink its decision to terminate a military intelligence-sharing pact that helps the two neighbors deal with missile threats ...

Five years after earning Super Global status, Hiroshima University eyes elusive top 100 ranking

19 hours 42 min ago
As this year marks the fifth anniversary of the education ministry designating Hiroshima University as a “Type A Super Global University,” the university has taken ...

German state leader to visit Fukushima to see recovery and renewable energy efforts

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:53
Minister President Armin Laschet of North Rhine-Westphalia, a state located in western Germany, is set to pay a visit to Fukushima Prefecture in January to ...

Fukushima food tours aiming to shake radiation fears after nuclear crisis taking off

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:51
Tours in Fukushima Prefecture featuring meals in rural settings made with local produce are gaining in popularity, with the organizer hoping to dispel lingering health ...

158 kg of meth bound for Japan seized in Thailand

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:51
A 44-year-old Thai man was arrested Thursday after 158 kg of methamphetamine were seized from treadmills bound for Japan, according to Thai authorities.Police called it ...

Constitution bill may face Diet delay as some in LDP fear more grilling over spring party

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:18
The ruling camp are facing increasing difficulties in enacting a bill to amend the process that would be used to revise the Constitution during the ...

Kagawa police suspect murder as company exec admits incinerating father’s body

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 20:40
A company executive was arrested Thursday in Shikoku for allegedly incinerating and disposing of his 70-year-old father’s body, with authorities suspecting foul play in the ...

Tokyo rally protests prolonged detention of foreign nationals

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 05:56
A rally was held in Tokyo on Thursday to call for an end to the prolonged detention of foreign nationals at immigration facilities across Japan, ...

Japan to permit antidote injections by nondoctors in cases of bioterrorism

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 05:39
The health ministry said Thursday that antidote autoinjections by nondoctors, such as rescue workers, will be permitted should toxic agents be dispersed in a terrorist ...

Opposition lawmakers suspect law violation over cherry blossom-viewing party

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 05:15
A senior opposition lawmaker Thursday detailed suspicions of an election law violation by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe or his office over an annual prime minister-hosted ...

Closed typhoon-hit trails in Japan put damper on rush to view autumn leaves

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 01:55
November typically sees a surge in hikers seeking to enjoy autumn leaves, but several trails in Kamakura, Hakone and other destinations across Kanagawa Prefecture — ...

Court rejects damages suit over Japan’s same-surname-after-marriage rule

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 22:34
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday rejected a damages suit filed by three couples who argued that the country’s law forcing married couples to use ...

Aomori boy who confessed to slashing girl’s throat sent to prosecutors for attempted murder

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 21:59
A 14-year-old boy was sent to prosecutors on Thursday for attempted murder after being arrested on suspicion of slashing a sixth-grade elementary schoolgirl in Aomori ...

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