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Tokyo registers 102 new cases of coronavirus

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 08:26
Tokyo confirmed 102 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, the metropolitan government said.Monday’s figure, based on 2,987 tests, came a day after Tokyo reported ...

Bolder domestic vision in Suga’s Diet speech, but diplomacy unchanged

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 07:28
The prime minister recited a laundry list of projects on which he is eager to deliver, while relying on strategies he inherited to set out ...

Japan ruling bloc members seek pre-election spending spree

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 07:21
Political observers say such moves are intended to appeal to voters ahead of a possible dissolution of the Lower House early next year.

Continued surveillance sought for Aum-linked groups in Japan

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 07:10
Three groups, comprising some 1,650 members, are active across 15 of the country's 47 prefectures.

Japan will not join U.N. nuclear ban treaty, top government spokesman says

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 06:48
As the only country to have suffered a nuclear attack, Japan has sought to present itself as a leader in efforts for nuclear disarmament and ...

Powder hub offers outdoor activities, culinary treats

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 04:55
Fresh powder, lots of it, almost every day — that simple combination is enough to bring hundreds of thousands of skiers and snowboarders to the ...

Snowy fun, education made easy

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 04:54
Niseko in winter can almost feel like a trip abroad with an international community, a variety of luxurious accommodation options and cuisine from around the ...

Luxury resort stay in snowy utopia

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 04:53
The opening of the Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono brings a new level of luxury and comfort to the winter adventures to be had in amid ...

Chinese boats in prime Japanese fishing area rise by nearly four times from 2019

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 04:53
North Korean boats have also been spotted in Japanese territorial waters, prompting a warning for fishermen.

Business executive defeats LDP incumbent in Toyama gubernatorial election

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 04:40
Hachiro Nitta was backed by some LDP members, marking a split in the party's prefectural chapters.

Japanese government mulls measures against a “too clean” Seto inland sea

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 13:49
While the reduction of nutrient salts has led to a decrease of the occurrences of red tides, it has also had a negative impact on ...

Tokyo Games to offer ticket refunds

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 13:09
Tickets, originally sold for this year's games, can be used for next year's games in principle as the schedule and the venues will be maintained.

The Ainu language and the global movement for indigenous rights

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 11:00
With the Ainu language considered to be on the brink of extinction, global connections are breathing new life into revitalization efforts.

Japan cruise ships resuming domestic services

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 10:56
It is the first time for a cruise ship carrying passengers to go into service since February.

Deer-friendly digestible paper bags developed in Japan

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 10:00
The bags have been made in response to plastic waste being found in the stomachs of dead deer in Nara Prefecture.

Tokyo reports 124 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 09:44
Of Sunday's total, people in their 30s made up the largest group of new infections, with 31, followed by those in their 20s, at 30, ...

U.N. nuke ban treaty to enter effect Jan. 22, heaping pressure on Japan to join

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 08:46
Tokyo has so far resisted domestic and international calls to join, saying a pact without the participation of nuclear powers was not practical.

Science panel controversy overshadows Suga’s Diet debut

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 05:57
The session will likely see a fierce showdown between an experienced power-broker with his own policy ambitions and opposition parties determined to grill the new ...

Japan to create database of babysitters convicted of sexual assault

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 05:32
The database would list babysitters who have been accused of sexual assault, and update their status if they are found guilty and issued an order ...

Japan looking to make PCR tests easier for those with no COVID-19 symptoms

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 04:54
The minister in charge of Japan's coronavirus response says the government is working on ways to let people take tests "as smoothly and inexpensively as ...