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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 ...

Japan expects record low number of newborn babies for 2020

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 04:51
The government will release an initial estimate in December before finalizing the figure next year but it is likely to strike a record low for ...

Hokkaido municipalities gamble on a nuclear future, but at what cost?

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:58
Nuclear waste site survey applications reflect muddled official policy about what to do with the country's spent nuclear fuel

Pandemic pushes Japan’s wealthy to spend like there’s no tomorrow

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:56
Since overseas travel has become virtually impossible, some people have been diverting more of their disposable income into luxury items such as new cars.

Social media creators take advantage of the subsidized Go To campaigns

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:54
The government’s Go To Travel campaign prompted plenty of skepticism ahead of its debut in July. Understandably so — new cases of COVID-19 infections were ...

Tokyo posts one-week high with 203 new coronavirus cases Saturday

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:22
Tokyo confirmed 203 new cases of the coronavirus Saturday, the metropolitan government said, hitting a one-week high after reporting 186 cases a day earlier.The figure ...

Suga attends memorial for father of North Korea abductee

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:33
A memorial was held Saturday for Shigeru Yokota, a prominent figure due to his tireless campaigning for the return of his daughter, Megumi, and her ...

Tokyo Olympic ticket refund applications to open in November, source says

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 06:36
Most tickets sold before the games' postponement remain valid for rescheduled events. Refunds will be considered for buyers unable to attend because of the postponement.

Japan weighs ¥10 trillion extra budget to counter coronavirus, report says

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 06:12
The government may extend a domestic travel subsidy system but is unlikely to offer more direct cash handouts to households, the newspaper reported.

Peace, human rights, sustainable development crucial

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 04:55
The United Nations, which consists of 193 Member States, celebrates its 75th anniversary on Oct. 24. The world has changed since the world body’s establishment ...

Goals more important than ever

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 04:54
SPONSORED CONTENTDear friends,The 75th anniversary of the United Nations falls in the middle of a global pandemic. Our founding mission is more critical than ever.To ...

We cannot take the UN for granted

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 04:53
SPONSORED CONTENTFor 75 years, the United Nations has been the principal international forum for inclusive discussion of global challenges.But we cannot be sure that the ...