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Photographer using project to pass on experiences of A-bomb survivors through family portraits

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 21:41
A 36-year-old female photographer is passing on the stories of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by taking family photos of third-generation ...

First ‘comfort women’ statue is installed in Taiwan

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 21:35
A bronze statue symbolizing women forced to work in wartime brothels for the Japanese military was unveiled at a ceremony in the southern Taiwan city ...

Japan, Ecuador eye cooperation in economy, disaster mitigation

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:45
Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Ecuadorian counterpart, Jose Valencia, agreed Monday to deepen economic ties and cooperation in disaster mitigation, with this year marking ...

Japan puts off using My Number system to scrutinize financial assets of the elderly

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:42
The Japanese government is set to push back the deadline set for late next March for working out specifics of a plan to obtain information ...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to attend student exchange event with Japan

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:56
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang plans to attend a bilateral student exchange event with Japan later this month, in a sign of improvement in relations between ...

Kei Komuro, Princess Mako’s boyfriend, begins study at NYC law school

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:12
Kei Komuro, the boyfriend of Princess Mako of Japan, started a three-year study Monday at Fordham University’s law school in New York.Komuro, a paralegal at ...

Lottery sales in Japan down for second straight year

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:40
Sales of Takarakuji lottery tickets issued by prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities totaled ¥786.6 billion in fiscal 2017, down 6.9 percent from the year ...

Male use of parasols gets government push in hot and humid Japan

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:34
The Saitama Prefectural Government is encouraging men to use ultraviolet ray parasols to reduce the number of people falling sick because of the hot weather.Male ...

Japanese mother arrested for allegedly leaving 8-month-old daughter in freezing bathroom

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 02:38
A young mother in Soka, Saitama Prefecture, was arrested Monday for allegedly causing her 8-month-old daughter to suffer frostbite after leaving her in a freezing ...

With U.S. Futenma base issue on the line, vote to replace late Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga set for Sept. 30

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 01:47
Okinawa Prefecture’s election board said Monday that the vote to replace late Gov. Takeshi Onaga will take place on Sept. 30, with issues surrounding a ...

Officials test sprinklers on Tokyo street as city looks for ways to keep Olympic athletes and spectators cool

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 01:33
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Monday tested sprinklers on a street in the capital to see how effective it could be in countering scorching heat ...

Fukushima statue of child clad in protective suit met with criticism in disaster-hit region

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 00:13
A statue of a child wearing a protective suit near Fukushima Station has sparked criticism that it gives the impression that residents still need such ...

Suspect being held at police station in Osaka Prefecture escapes after meeting lawyer

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:49
A 30-year-old man suspected of theft, attempted rape and other charges escaped from a police station in Tondabayashi, Osaka Prefecture, on Sunday.Junya Hida had been ...

Abe calls for the submission of a plan to change Japan’s Constitution during next Diet session

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:17
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday his Liberal Democratic Party should accelerate work to compile its plan to amend the Constitution so that it can ...

Rescue dogs equipped with cameras to search for survivors in western Japan’s rain-hit areas

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:21
Rescue dogs tasked with finding survivors in disaster-hit areas of western Japan have a new gadget — a small camera with a built-in microphone that ...

Nagoya fire department tweet on ambulance crews’ convenience store stops draws 74,000 likes

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:06
Amid a sharp rise in ambulance dispatches caused by this summer’s deadly heat waves, a Twitter post by the Nagoya City Fire Department is attracting ...

Onodera may visit the Netherlands, Italy next month

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 05:47
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera is considering visiting the Netherlands and Italy in early September, a senior Defense Ministry official said Saturday.Onodera hopes to hold talks ...

Ascending China may try to tap Japan to help challenge U.S. influence in region

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 03:20
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang, exchange congratulatory messages to mark the 40th anniversary of their countries’ signing of a peace ...

On 40th anniversary of signing of Japan-China peace and friendship treaty, Abe, Li exchange messages

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 01:51
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang, on Sunday exchanged congratulatory messages to mark the 40th anniversary of their countries’ signing of ...

Japanese man detained in North Korea thought to be Shiga Prefecture videographer

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 01:07
A Japanese man recently detained in North Korea is thought to be a 39-year-old videographer from Shiga Prefecture, a Japanese government source said Sunday.The man ...

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