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Japanese lawmaker apologizes for heckling lung cancer patient during the man’s Diet testimony

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 02:14
A ruling party lawmaker apologized Thursday for heckling a lung cancer patient last week during the man’s parliamentary testimony on an anti-smoking bill.Yoichi Anami, a ...

Half of Japan’s visiting nurses suffer some form of harassment: survey

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 01:31
Around half of respondents in a survey of visiting nurses said they have suffered some form of harassment when going to patients’ homes, an industry ...

Japan to cancel missile evacuation drills following Trump-Kim summit

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:51
Tokyo has decided to cancel nationwide evacuation exercises designed to prepare for North Korean ballistic missile launches, a government source said Thursday.Following North Korean leader ...

Kobe docks official’s pay for repeatedly taking lunch break 3 minutes early

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:27
A city official has been reprimanded and fined for repeatedly leaving his desk during work hours — but only for around three minutes to buy ...

Record number of climbers stranded on Japanese mountains in 2017

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:14
A record 3,111 people became stranded on mountains last year amid a boom in the popularity of mountaineering that has led many inexperienced climbers to ...

App helps non-Japanese find multilingual medical services

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:56
Are you on the hunt for an English-speaking doctor in Tokyo? A handy smartphone app aims to help foreign residents and visitors easily find multilingual ...

Osaka woman arrested on suspicion of killing her brother and disguising his death as a suicide

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:54
A 44-year-old woman in Osaka Prefecture has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her brother in March. Police initially treated his death as a suicide, ...

School uniforms go unisex as Japanese schools seek better fit for LGBT students

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:50
An emerging number of Japanese schools are introducing unisex uniforms or flexible uniform codes in an effort to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.School ...

With help from AI, Japanese students colorize Hiroshima photos taken before A-bomb

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:40
With technology powered by artificial intelligence, high school students are colorizing black and white photos of Hiroshima taken before the atomic bombing of the city ...

Japan lowers minimum voting age for constitutional referendums to 18

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:40
KYODOThe minimum voting age for national referendums to amend the Constitution was lowered to 18 from 20 on Thursday as part of a series of ...

New ‘Panama Papers’ release hints at abuse of leaked Japanese passport info, with Thai connection

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:08
KYODOA newly released tranche of documents among the “Panama Papers” appears to show some Japanese were unwittingly registered as representatives of companies in a Caribbean ...

Man flees after stabbing three people at Yokohama housing complex, killing one

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:43
A man is on the run after slashing three people, including one fatally, with a knife at a housing complex in Yokohama early Thursday, police ...

Visitors to Japan up 16.6 percent in May, with the largest group coming for China

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:04
The estimated number of visitors to Japan in May grew 16.6 percent from a year earlier to 2,675,000, the Japan National Tourism Organization said Wednesday.The ...

70 percent of Japanese parents want more kids: survey

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:03
The proportion of parents with infants in the country who want to have more children stands at around 70 percent, a private survey found Wednesday.The ...

Japan’s interest in World Cup spikes after Samurai Blue’s surprise win over Colombia

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:41
Japanese fans were reveling in victory Wednesday, a day after their team’s surprise win against Colombia in its first match in the 2018 World Cup ...

Amid thaw, Moon suggests Russian gas could be piped to Koreas, Japan

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:45
New pipelines could be laid to bring Russian gas through North Korea to the South and even on to Japan following the diplomatic thaw with ...

Current Diet session to be extended until July 22

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:32
The nation’s ruling parties agreed Wednesday to extend the ongoing ordinary Diet session until July 22 in an attempt to ensure the passage of key ...

People pile into shelters in quake-hit Osaka Prefecture as rains stir landslide fears

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:31
The number of people taking refuge at shelters in earthquake-hit Osaka Prefecture grew by more than 1,000 on Wednesday as rain that started in the ...

How early 20th century Japan rice breeders shaped the future of the staple food in Taiwan

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 00:22
Rice has been grown in Taiwan for centuries, but many modern varieties of the island’s staple food have their origins in Japan.While the earliest written ...

South Korea tells Japan its initiative targeting violence against women is unrelated to ‘comfort women’ issue

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:23
Japan was assured by South Korea that a planned initiative by Seoul to raise global awareness of violence against women is unrelated to the thorny ...

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