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Some child centers and police in Japan are enhancing efforts to share information related to abuse

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 01:18
Some public child consultation centers and police are stepping up efforts to share information about suspected child abuse cases after a spate of serious cases, ...

Osaka casting a nervous eye toward rival Baku in bid for 2025 World Expo

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 23:24
With one month to go until the host of the 2025 World Expo is selected, Osaka officials are casting a nervous eye toward Baku, the ...

Is Yumeshima safe as a casino site? Some question Osaka’s pitch after flooding at Kansai airport

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 23:12
Less than two months ago, Typhoon Jebi ripped through western Japan and slammed a tanker into the only bridge leading to Kansai International Airport, forcing ...

Abe and Xi expected to discuss food import ban, but chances of progress uncertain

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:30
China’s import ban on Japanese food introduced following the March 2011 nuclear disaster is likely to be discussed between Japanese and Chinese leaders in upcoming ...

Rights advocates urge Japan to step up LGBT-inclusive efforts and legalize same-sex marriage

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 20:55
Until a few years ago, Rin Okabe, then the general affairs department manager at a subsidiary of ad agency Dentsu Inc., would say goodbye to ...

Japanese ministers stay away from Yasukuni Shrine during Autumn Festival

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 20:47
All Cabinet members, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, stayed away from Tokyo’s war-linked Yasukuni Shrine during this year’s four-day autumn festival that ended Saturday.They apparently ...

Japan, South Korean spat over use of wartime flag discussed at Singapore ministerial talks

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 20:32
Japan and South Korea remained at odds during bilateral ministerial talks over the weekend over Seoul’s call for Tokyo not to fly the Rising Sun ...

Video of horse whipped at Japanese festival draws criticism

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 20:17
A video of a horse getting whipped in a traditional festival held last month in the city of Kumamoto has drawn criticism that it was ...

Spotlight falls on Japan’s female TV presenters

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:58
On Sept. 4, the new presenters for Nippon TV’s nightly news show, “News Zero,” were introduced at a press conference in Tokyo. It’s not unusual ...

‘Terrace House’ opens its doors to LGBTQ members in Japan

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:55
Warning: The following may contain minor spoilers for “Terrace House: Opening New Doors.”If you live in Japan and have either a passing interest in pop ...

Conservative magazines set sights on Ikegami

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:42
“I don’t watch much TV on my own,” writes university lecturer Atsushi Iwata in WiLL magazine (November), “but sometimes I watch together with my wife. ...

Life lessons from the master of noh Zeami

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:32
Stately, stylized noh arose from primitive, rollicking ancestors — sarugaku (monkey music) and dengaku (rural music). Two qualities in particular define it: yūgen (mystery) and ...

Japan will invite ASEAN air force personnel to observe ASDF training: Iwaya

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 04:47
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Saturday that Tokyo will invite commissioned air force officers from every member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...

For Kyoto, a chance to lead Japan in fight against food loss

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 22:23
Compared with constitutional revision, the economy, celebrity gossip and pontificating (if not panicking) over geopolitical changes in East Asia and Japan’s role in those changes, ...

LDP chapter led by IT minister received donation from bid-rigging firm, data from fundraising report shows

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 21:37
A ruling Liberal Democratic Party chapter headed by Takuya Hirai, minister in charge of information technology policy, has received political donations from a company penalized ...

Researchers seek records of whale meat cutting performance in Japan in the ’70s and ’80s

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 21:03
A whale research group is seeking to collect information about public performances in which small whales were cut up for meat in the 1970s and ...

South Korea’s top court to issue ruling this month on wartime forced labor claims against Japanese firm

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 19:45
South Korea’s Supreme Court has said it will rule on Oct. 30 on a damages lawsuit against Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. filed by ...

Spain may dethrone Japan in life expectancy rankings by 2040

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 19:35
Spain is expected to push Japan to second place in global life expectancy rankings by 2040, estimates by a U.S. research institute show.Spain’s Mediterranean lifestyle ...

Japan to make charging for plastic shopping bags mandatory

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 19:30
A government advisory panel has approved a set of proposals for plastic recycling, including making it mandatory for retailers to charge for plastic shopping bags.The ...

Okinawa’s Tamaudun ancient royal mausoleum to be listed as national treasure

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 19:08
The Tamaudun ancient royal mausoleum in Okinawa will become the second cultural asset in the prefecture to be listed as a national treasure.The Council for ...

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