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Japan’s Imperial era names are bookmarks for politics, history, culture

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 20:52
In Japan, every emperor’s era has its own name — appearing in places such as coins, official paperwork and newspapers — and with a rare ...

LIVESTREAM: Japan announces name of new era

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 19:20
In a much awaited moment heralding the opening of a new chapter in Japan’s history, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Monday the name of ...

Japan readies to announce name of new era

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 18:26
Ahead of Monday’s highly anticipated announcement of the name of Japan’s new era, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that his administration would like to ...

Tokyo taxis show off true colors to make ride-hailing easier

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 14:00
With the Olympics — and an anticipated influx of even more foreign tourists — a little more than a year away, local companies are finding ...

Simultaneous elections in both houses of Diet this summer unlikely: Yoshihide Suga

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 06:16
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Sunday he believes that simultaneous elections for both chambers of the Diet are unlikely to be held this summer.Noting ...

Japanese fleet’s return sees end to research whaling in Antarctic Ocean

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 05:27
A ceremony to welcome home a fleet of Japanese whaling ships, including the 8,145-ton Nisshin Maru, from the Antarctic Ocean took place in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi ...

Foreign workers are on the way, but are Japanese businesses ready?

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 04:52
A new visa program designed to lure more workers to Japan takes effect Monday, and government officials and industry leaders hope two new types will ...

Bumpy ride feared in Japan as new visa types issued to ease labor crunch

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 04:30
Japan will open its doors wider to workers from abroad when the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act takes effect. However, with it comes ...

The week ahead for April 1 to April 7

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 23:05
MondayGovernment to announce name of next era for use from May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito takes the throne following his father Emperor Akihito’s abdication ...

As new era dawns in Japan, women still face age-old challenges

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 21:15
Kumi Fujisawa launched her finance career in Tokyo in 1989. It was a notable year: Emperor Akihito ascended the Chrysanthemum throne, the Nikkei average reached ...

Japan to keep official records of new era name’s selection process

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 20:39
The government will officially record the process of selecting a new era name that will be announced this week, in time for Emperor Akihito’s planned ...

South Korean prime minister says he’s keen to improve ties with Japan

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 20:26
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon expressed an eagerness to improve relations with Japan, during a ceremony in Chongqing, China.South Korea is trying to overcome ...

Plants and bugs: Japanese government pulls out all the stops to prevent leak ahead of era announcement

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 20:13
The government is making every effort to keep information on the new Imperial era name secret until its announcement Monday and officials are even checking ...

Tokyo nursery worker arrested in murder of female colleague

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 20:07
A nursery worker has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a colleague to death in her apartment in Tokyo last week, police said.Yusuke Matsuoka, 31, was ...

Defining the Heisei Era: Japan deals with death, disasters and a feeling of insecurity

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 06:54
Post-disaster Tohoku has been rife with supernatural sightings.Hauntings have been reported at homes and workplaces, in ruined towns and on beaches devastated by giant tsunami ...

When ‘apo-den’ telephone scams take deadly turns

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 06:53
On Feb. 28, the body of Kuniko Kato, 80, was found in her ransacked apartment in Tokyo’s Koto Ward. Her wrists had been bound with ...

Will Japan finally promot its female politicians?

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 06:52
Japan has one of the lowest participation rates of women in national parliaments in the world, but a law is meant to remedy this deficit, ...

With resellers, fans must take matters into their own hands

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 06:42
Few groups in Japan respond to a slight quite like Disney devotees. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the conglomerate’s Tokyo Disneyland park, and ...

Filipino woman killed, another injured after being hit by car in Yamagata city

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 06:03
One Filipino woman was killed and another was in a critical condition Saturday after both were hit by a car while walking home from work ...

Survey finds 70% of adults convicted of abusing own kids were mistreated themselves

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 05:21
More than 70 percent of adults convicted of abusing their own children or children they lived with experienced being abused or neglected when they were ...

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