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Japanese firm using school pools to improve solar energy efficiency

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 10:00
ELM Inc. has begun using water in swimming pools at closed-down schools to prevent its energy generation systems from overheating.

As fears wane, experts say empathy is key to virus fight

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 10:00
Academics have suggested that many people are not seeing the pandemic as directly affecting them, and as such don't feel threatened by numbers alone.

South Korea seeks ‘amicable solution’ with Japan over ‘comfort women’ issue

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 08:53
Seoul said it would "make every effort to continue constructive and future-oriented cooperation" with its neighbor.

New Tokyo COVID-19 cases dip below 1,000 for first time in 12 days

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 08:49
The number of severely ill patients in Tokyo remained static at 156, the metropolitan government said in a statement.

Death toll from snow shoveling reaches 70 in Japan

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 07:44
Many older people found it difficult to remove snow by themselves, with their family members unable to return to their hometowns during the New Year's ...

70% of Japanese want Tokyo Games to be canceled or delayed

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 07:17
The proportion of respondents who said the events should take place as scheduled stood at 26.1% amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

New U.S. defense chief confirms Senkakus fall under security treaty

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 06:11
Tokyo likely to be encouraged by new U.S. defense chief's apparent embrace of Japan’s “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy."

80% of prefectures in Japan unsure they can secure doctors for vaccinations: poll

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 01:09
Prefectural capitals urge Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's government to be more forthcoming with information about vaccination plans.

Former SMAP stars test broadcast television’s relevance

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 12:57
Rival talent agencies move into the void left by Japan's former J-pop kings.

The social media creators in Japan to keep an eye on in 2021

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 12:54
With parts of the country entering a second state of emergency, here’s four digital producers that could define the year …

Wisdom often fails the test of time

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 12:52
One generation’s knowledge is the next generation’s folly.

Japanese high school axes entrance exams due to COVID-19 scare

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 11:52
The decision was made after several students at the high school took polymerase chain reaction tests Thursday. The results on Saturday showed that all the ...

Japan to hold first competitive cybersecurity talent search

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 09:35
Up to 200 Japanese nationals are expected to compete to show the breadth of their abilities in areas such as computer security system vulnerabilities and ...

Olympic costs pile pressure on Tokyo’s finances amid pandemic

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 08:43
The metropolitan government has spent over ¥2 trillion to fight the epidemic while expecting weaker tax revenue, leading to concerns among officials over the capital's ...

Tokyo reports over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for 11th straight day

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 08:40
The number of new infections reported Saturday were more than half the 2,268 marked two weeks ago and down from 1,809 one week earlier.

China bill allowing coast guard to use weapons puts Japan on notice

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 06:49
The legislation passed by Beijing could target Japanese vessels navigating around the disputed Senkaku Islands, which China also claims.

Japan still has a mountain to climb before it can lift emergency

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 06:31
Public health experts had already cast doubt on whether a monthlong measure would be enough — especially given that the first emergency went on for ...

Accepting Olympic visitors would be ‘difficult,’ Japan medical lobby chief says

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 05:21
Toshio Nakagawa, noting the dire situation for the nation's hospitals, expressed concern that the number of patients will rise further if the Tokyo Games are ...

Japan’s daily COVID-19 death toll hits record as cases continue surge

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:20
Although daily new cases have shown signs of peaking out in some prefectures, they are far more than those reported during the first state of ...

LDP heavyweight Nobuteru Ishihara tests positive for COVID-19

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:06
Nobuteru Ishihara, former secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said Friday.Ishihara has not shown symptoms, ...