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Precious metals dealer is robbed of ¥80 million in cash on street near Tokyo’s Roppongi district

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 04:49
A precious metals dealer was robbed of a roller bag containing some ¥80 million in cash Saturday after being assaulted by three men on a ...

Agriculture ministry plans to submit bill to Diet for more stringent management of reservoirs in farming areas

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 04:18
The agriculture ministry plans to submit to the Diet a new bill for stricter management of reservoirs for farming, after heavy rain that hit western ...

Is international scrutiny of Japan’s criminal justice system fair?

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 02:40
The Nov. 19 arrest of ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, his 23-day detention, his subsequent arrests and lengthy stay in detention has resulted ...

Osaka girl, 9, to become Japan’s youngest pro go player in April

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 02:19
A 9-year-old girl from the city of Osaka will soon become the youngest professional go player in Japan.Sumire Nakamura, a fourth-grader in elementary school, will ...

Gold smuggling to Japan falls, but concerns remain ahead of planned October tax hike

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 22:51
The amount of gold bullion smuggled into Japan and seized by customs authorities in 2018 is estimated to have fallen by half from the previous ...

Japan’s whaling decision could affect Alaska Native whalers

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 22:38
Japan’s decision to leave the International Whaling Commission could have consequences on subsistence whaling by Alaska Natives.Tokyo announced last month that it will leave the ...

Nissan executive takes leave to work on ‘special tasks’ related to arrest of Carlos Ghosn

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 20:44
Nissan Chief Performance Officer Jose Munoz, who oversaw the Japanese automaker’s global strategies, is taking a leave of absence to work on “special tasks arising ...

Japan counters South Korean rebuttal over radar lock-on

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 20:37
The Japanese Defense Ministry has issued documents countering Seoul’s rebuttal of Tokyo’s claim that a South Korean warship directed its fire-control radar at a Japanese ...

Japan traffic deaths hit record low in 2018

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 20:30
The number of traffic deaths in Japan in 2018 fell by 162, or 4.4 percent, from the previous year to 3,532, hitting the lowest level ...

Japanese lawmaker says ‘nation would collapse’ if everyone became LGBT

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 18:06
A Diet lawmaker is drawing criticism for his comment that “a nation would collapse” if everyone became LGBT.Remarks by Katsuei Hirasawa, a veteran lawmaker of ...

Record $3.1 million paid at Toyosu market’s first New Year’s tuna auction

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:38
A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo’s new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late ...

Japan seeking to extend U.S. security treaty to cyberattacks

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:16
Japan is considering stipulating in a document with the United States that Washington’s commitment to defend the Asian country under a key article of their ...

Japan protests China’s unapproved maritime survey near Okinotori Island

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:02
Japan has lodged a protest with China over an unapproved maritime survey around Okinotori Island, a remote atoll in the western Pacific that Tokyo claims ...

As ties sour over wartime issues, Foreign Minister Taro Kono urges South Korea to be fair to Japanese firms

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 06:58
Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Friday urged South Korea to prevent Japanese firms from being treated unfairly following the launch of procedures to seize assets ...

Name of Japan’s next Imperial era to be announced April 1, Abe confirms

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 02:30
The name of the next Imperial era, known as gengō in Japanese, will be announced on April 1, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Friday.“Tradition dictates ...

New Year car attacker planned to ignite crowds at Meiji Shrine

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 02:28
The arrested driver of a car that plowed into a crowd in the Harajuku district of Tokyo at New Year has said he was planning ...

Buddhist monk ticketed for driving while wearing a robe sparks Twitter storm

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 02:11
Skateboarding, jumping rope and wielding lightsabers aren’t things we typically expect monks to do.That was until September, when a monk in Fukui Prefecture was ticketed ...

South Korea’s Defense Ministry releases video of maritime incident to dispute Japan’s account

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 02:07
South Korea released on Friday a video of an alleged radar lock-on incident involving a Japanese plane and a South Korean warship, repeating its demand ...

Search suspended for missing crew member of ship carrying 3,500 Nissan vehicles on fire near Hawaii, four unresponsive in water

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:48
The active search for the remaining missing crew member from a Japanese commercial ship that caught fire earlier in the week has been suspended, the ...

Government plan for poor and elderly to use vacant-homes falls short of target

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 23:06
Only about 7,000 vacant homes and rooms of an anticipated 50,000 annually had been registered as of Thursday under a government plan to help provide ...

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