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IAEA urges Japan to make decision on treated radioactive water at crippled Fukushima nuke plant

8 hours 10 min ago
A team of nuclear experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency urged Japan on Tuesday to make a rapid decision on what to do with ...

Talent agency of K-pop group BTS apologizes over A-bomb T-shirt

10 hours 52 min ago
The talent agency that handles K-pop group BTS on Tuesday apologized over one of its members wearing an offensive T-shirt depicting an atomic bomb exploding ...

Over 80% of Japanese positive about robotic nursing care

14 hours 27 min ago
Over 80 percent of people in Japan are positive about receiving nursing care from robots, according to a survey by Orix Living Corp., a nursing ...

H&M to abolish use of plastic bags at Japan stores

14 hours 45 min ago
H&M Hennes & Mauritz Japan K.K., which operates 88 H&M casual clothing stores in the country, said Tuesday that it will abolish the use of ...

Abe says government will set ‘cap’ on number of foreign workers under new visa types

16 hours 49 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that the government will soon reveal estimates of worker shortages that will effectively function as a cap on the ...

In Tokyo, Pence praises U.S.-Japan alliance as ‘model’ for Asian nations

18 hours 4 min ago
Kicking off a tour meant to reassure Asian allies over the United States’ commitment to the region, Vice President Mike Pence met Prime Minister Shinzo ...

Tokyo Disneyland seeks rejection of costumed performers’ suit

19 hours 20 min ago
The operator of Tokyo Disneyland asked a court Tuesday to reject a suit filed by two female workers seeking damages for overwork and harassment while ...

Japanese fans elated as Shohei Ohtani wins MLB Rookie of the Year Award

19 hours 52 min ago
Fans were elated Tuesday after hearing that Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani had won a Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award, ...

North Korean boats drifting off Japan likely to hit record high in 2018: coast guard

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:46
The number of wooden boats drifting off Japan or brought ashore is highly likely to hit an all-time high in 2018, according to the Japan ...

Ueno Zoo’s Xiang Xiang the panda begins to live separately from mother

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:39
Xiang Xiang, a panda cub at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, took her first steps toward living apart from her mother Tuesday, zoo officials said.The zoo ...

Japanese Cabinet OKs bill to make 10-day Golden Week holiday around 2019 Imperial succession

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:53
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to assign one-off holidays related to the Imperial succession next year, creating a 10-day Golden Week holiday period ...

U.S. tells Japan it may resume military drills with South Korea next spring: sources

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:27
The United States has told Japan it may resume large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea as early as next spring, if there continues to ...

Emigration — not immigration — one of top Japanese concerns amid shrinking population: Pew poll

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:22
As Japan grapples with the problem of an aging and shrinking population — and whether to allow in an influx of immigrants — a survey ...

Japan government ponders telecommuting to hire more disabled people

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 05:59
The government will promote telecommuting to hire more people with disabilities, according to informed sources.The call will go out for ministries and agencies to consider ...

South Korean lawyers representing forced laborers rebuffed by Nippon Steel in Tokyo

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 03:01
Lawyers representing four South Koreans, recently awarded damages by the country’s top court for wartime labor, were rebuffed Monday when they visited a Japanese steel ...

After mixed results in U.S. midterms, Trump likely to hit Japan on trade: Thomas Friedman

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 02:22
Results of last week’s U.S. midterm elections were mixed, leaving a chasm in the U.S. political landscape.The Republicans not only retained control of the Senate, ...

Entrepreneur generates electricity solely from used cooking oil collected throughout Tokyo

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 01:16
For Yumi Someya, Tokyo is an untapped oil field, full of potential to generate electricity.The precious fuel, however, doesn’t exist underground. It’s a resource sitting ...

Woman seriously injured in suspected random stabbing on Yokohama street

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 01:01
A 34-year-old woman suffered serious injuries early Sunday after she was stabbed in a shopping street in Yokohama in what may have been a random ...

Crew rescued after U.S. fighter jet crashes off Okinawa

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:20
A U.S. navy fighter jet crashed into the sea off the southern island of Okinawa on Monday and its two crew members were rescued alive, ...

Japan’s Rokko Butter starts producing processed cheese in Indonesia

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 23:25
Rokko Butter Co., teaming with trading giant Mitsubishi Corp., has launched production of processed cheese in Indonesia in its first foray into a foreign market.Undertaking ...

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