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Kansai University to accept refugee student under United Nations program

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:42
Kansai University will begin accepting applications from refugees through a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees program and plans to admit one student for the ...

Japan looks to convene summit on North Korea denuclearization in September on sidelines of U.N. gathering

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:54
The Japanese government is arranging to convene a summit to discuss how to share funding and cooperate toward North Korea’s complete denuclearization, on the sidelines ...

Fishing boat sinks in storm off Miyagi: crew of 18 rescued

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:35
All 18 crew members aboard a 32-meter fishing boat from Kochi Prefecture were rescued from the sea by other vessels Wednesday after the boat started ...

Pearl Harbor survivor, 97, says goodbye upon leaving Hawaii

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:29
A survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor is saying what could be his final goodbyes at the site where thousands of fellow sailors and ...

9-year-old has head slashed near Japan elementary school

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:44
A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured Tuesday after someone apparently slashed his head near his elementary school in Shizuoka Prefecture.Local police arrested a man, claiming ...

Osaka quake highlights dangers posed by concrete-block walls

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 03:14
The death on Monday of a 9-year-old girl in Osaka Prefecture highlights the potential dangers of violating building codes and of concrete-block walls, which can ...

Lower house passes bills on casinos and smoking controls

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:47
The Lower House on Tuesday passed a bill that will allow casinos to open in Japan, despite concerns over gambling addiction and casino-related antisocial behavior.Prime ...

UNHCR pitches survival tent at Japan’s Shibuya Station to draw youth attention to World Refugee Day

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:24
On most weekends, the plaza surrounding the famous Hachiko dog statue outside Shibuya Station is thronged with people. However, the popular Tokyo rendezvous point last ...

Anxious travelers cancel bookings, spooked by deadly Osaka quake

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:15
Monday morning’s deadly earthquake in Osaka has affected tourism in the region, with travelers at home and overseas canceling bookings in the affected areas.At least ...

Different disaster, same story: Osaka quake prompts online hate speech targeting foreigners

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:40
Monday’s deadly quake in Osaka Prefecture has led to the resurgence of what has become a familiar — if disconcerting — post-disaster trend on the ...

Kotaro Kake denies meeting Abe to discuss school project amid cronyism claims

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:19
The head of a school operator at the center of cronyism allegations involving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denied on Tuesday having met with the prime ...

Japan’s demand for foreign workers may soften immigration policy, albeit slowly

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:35
Shinichiro Tsukada says his small plastering company in Tokyo wouldn’t survive without the 22 Chinese and Vietnamese workers who make up half his payroll.“They’re treasures, ...

Neighbors, family members mourn deaths of Osaka quake victims

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:25
Neighbors and family members alike on Tuesday mourned the deaths of victims of the powerful earthquake that rocked Osaka Prefecture a day earlier, including a ...

Water, gas supplies still cut in northern Osaka after deadly quake, death toll revised to 3

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:46
Water and gas supplies remained disrupted in northern Osaka Prefecture on Tuesday, a day after an earthquake that had a magnitude of 6.1 and registered ...

Iwao Hakamada, convicted of a quadruple murder in 1966, files appeal with top court to seek retrial

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:40
A man convicted in a 1966 quadruple murder case filed an appeal Monday with the Supreme Court to seek a retrial, his lawyers said, even ...

South Koreans more optimistic over North Korean denuclearization than Japanese

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:04
South Koreans are much more optimistic than Japanese people about the prospects for North Korean denuclearization, an annual survey showed Monday, as a series of ...

Quake could be sign of more shaking to come, experts warn

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 02:53
Experts are cautiously warning that Monday morning’s powerful earthquake in Osaka and surrounding areas could be a sign that greater seismic activity is due in ...

South Korea begins routine war games to practice defense of islets claims by Japan

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 02:20
South Korea on Monday began two days of war games to practice defending the disputed Dokdo islands off its east coast, a pair of rocky ...

Konan University team effectively curbs production of cancer-linked protein

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:36
A research team at Konan University in the city of Kobe has developed an effective photodynamic cancer therapy, which specifically targets a protein that facilitates ...

Suit-style work wear helps attract young recruits to Japan’s blue-collar trades

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:56
When asked to imagine a typical image of white-collar workers in Japan, salarymen in suits may come to mind.On the flip side, people in work ...

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