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With new wave of foreign workers expected, Japanese officials envision creating immigration ministry

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 03:10
With the government set to create a new immigration agency in April, some officials in Tokyo are already envisioning a day where it could be ...

Japan to offer men aged 39 to 56 free rubella vaccinations for three years to combat outbreak

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 03:02
The government said Tuesday it will offer free rubella vaccinations for three years to men who were unvaccinated in their childhood amid an outbreak of ...

Aging Japan: Neighboring suburbs face divergent futures as one grays, another grows

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 02:56
Katsuya Kodama’s wife died two years ago, and the 77-year-old keeps her ashes on a Buddhist altar in their suburban home outside Tokyo.“I talk to ...

Juntendo University treated female medical school applicants unfairly in entrance exams, report by third-party panel says

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 02:29
Juntendo University treated applicants, mostly women, unfairly during its medical school’s entrance examinations during the 2017 and 2018 academic years, a report by a third-party ...

Japan to effectively remodel MSDF vessel into aircraft carrier

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 02:28
Japan plans to effectively upgrade one of its helicopter carriers to enable it to transport and launch fighter jets, the latest draft of its defense ...

After quake, Hokkaido tourist sites promote safety of winter events

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:51
Tourist sites in Hokkaido are coming up with creative solutions to bring foreign visitors back to their events this winter — the busiest season of ...

Panel proposes mass evacuation of central and western coastal areas if Nankai Trough quake hits Japan

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:32
A government council on anti-disaster measures proposed Tuesday that all residents of central and western coastal areas of the country should evacuate if the region ...

Osaka officials kick off preparations for 2025 World Expo

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:59
Less than two weeks after being awarded the event, Osaka leaders on Tuesday kicked off preparations for the 2025 World Expo.A formal prefectural headquarters to ...

Japan’s two Aegis Ashore anti-missile candidate sites run into local opposition

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:43
Located in northwestern Honshu on the Sea of Japan coast, Akita Prefecture has long been thought of in Tokyo and especially western Japan as remote ...

Five U.S. Marines missing in aircraft collision off Kochi Prefecture declared dead

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:13
Five U.S. Marines missing after their aircraft collided last week over the ocean off Kochi Prefecture were declared dead Tuesday, the Marine Corps said in ...

Climate change creates mutant fugu, a deadly Japanese delicacy

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:49
The road, hemmed in on one side by empty warehouses and the other by a concrete seawall, ends abruptly in a desolate parking lot. Men ...

Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo receives Nobel for physiology or medicine at ceremony

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:50
Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine at a ceremony Monday in Stockholm for his discovery of a protein on ...

Lawsuit filed against Japan’s state-funded ceremonies marking Imperial enthronement

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:01
Members of religious groups and other citizens sued the government on Monday, claiming that planned public spending on ceremonies involving the enthronement of Crown Prince ...

Japanese tourist lured by travel freebies into smuggling meth

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:28
An Iranian man has been arrested after using travel freebies to lure an unsuspecting Japanese tourist into smuggling a bag of clothes laced with crystal ...

With debate on constitutional reform sidelined, has immigration law been a pyrrhic victory for Abe?

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 03:08
It was in the early hours of Saturday morning that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc rammed through the Diet a contentious immigration bill, at ...

Waseda’s newly elected president aims to make university a top-notch global draw for scholars

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 03:01
Perhaps he won the presidency thanks to his specialized knowledge of voting behavior and public opinion, or maybe it was his casual tweets in conversations ...

23 years sought for man accused of causing road-rage accident that left couple dead and their children hurt

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 02:54
Prosecutors sought a 23-year prison term for a 26-year-old man on Monday over an alleged road-rage incident near Tokyo last year that left a couple ...

Myanmar opens first training course for Japanese-language teachers

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 02:43
Myanmar’s first-ever training course for Japanese-language teachers is opening as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to invite more Asian youths to work in ...

Accident involving U.S. planes off Shikoku categorized as most-severe ‘Class A’ mishap

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 02:21
The U.S. military said Sunday it has categorized the fatal crash involving a fighter jet and a tanker plane off Kochi Prefecture last week as ...

Despite pushback and online petition, JR East unwilling to rename new Takanawa Gateway station

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 01:50
A growing number of people say they dislike the name of a new station in Tokyo, set to be called Takanawa Gateway, and are calling ...

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