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LDP OKs terse plan to revise Constitution as it seeks to avoid divisive issue ahead of coming elections

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 03:27
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Sunday adopted a concise plan for its long-cherished goal of revising the nation’s pacifist Constitution at its annual convention, ...

Japanese man shot to death trying to save father in Belize robbery

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 02:51
A Japanese man has been shot to death and his father critically wounded by two armed men in Belize, according to the Japanese Embassy in ...

Japanese author and economist Taichi Sakaiya dies at 83

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 02:41
Taichi Sakaiya, a bestselling author and an economist who served in key government posts, died of multiple organ failure Friday at a Tokyo hospital, his ...

Japanese makeup guru on crusade to revamp men’s grooming habits

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 02:37
As a university student, Hiroki Takahashi could barely step outside his home without a surgical mask on. Even when he did venture out, he was ...

Man held in connection with Tokyo student’s death re-arrested on murder charge

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 02:28
A 35-year-old man being held in connection with the death of a female university student whose body was found buried last month in Kamisu, Ibaraki ...

Japanese government panel criticized over watered-down sexual harassment countermeasures

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 01:19
Disappointment is growing among experts and activists over discussions by a government panel tasked with tackling sexual harassment, an issue drawing increasing attention amid the ...

Three Japanese win prizes at Lausanne ballet competition in Switzerland

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 00:13
Japan’s Sumina Sasaki won third prize Saturday at this year’s Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious international competition for young ballet dancers.Two other Japanese, Yu Wakizuka ...

Sightings of rare deep-sea oarfish around Japan stokes concerns of impending quake

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 21:18
A number of oarfish, a rarely seen deep-sea species, have been detected in waters around Japan this year, making some fearful of an earthquake striking ...

Abe vows to tackle growing child abuse cases in Japan after 10-year-old’s death

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 20:51
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to crack down on the increasing number of child abuse cases in Japan after the death of a 10-year-old ...

Environmental test for new train link to Haneda airport to begin in spring

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 20:37
East Japan Railway Co. will begin an environmental survey this spring in preparation for building a faster access line to Haneda airport from central Tokyo, ...

Screening sessions and interviews for 2020 Games volunteers begin in Tokyo

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 20:33
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have kicked off briefing sessions and interviews for people who ...

Japanese government secretly weighed five dates for era name change to Heisei

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 19:46
Before Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, the government secretly weighed five dates for Japan to adopt a new era name, official documents have shown, giving ...

News outlets’ coverage of abuse cases can make the situation worse

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:58
In her 2017 book, “Thinking About Child Abuse,” Haru Sugiyama describes her correspondence with Yukihiro Saito, who is serving a lengthy sentence for causing the ...

Heisei Era hindsight gives new meaning to established terms

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:57
The ubiquitous word “productivity” last summer acquired a new meaning — or at least a new twist. Members of the LGBT community, wrote Liberal Democratic ...

Loft under fire for its outdated portrayal of women in advertising campaign

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:54
Retailers typically strive to promote their products by creating ad campaigns that attract consumers’ attention.Loft Co. appears to have achieved this with the recent launch ...

Abe expresses high hopes for second Trump-Kim summit

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:32
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday expressed high hopes for the second U.S.-North Korea summit slated for later this month.“I hope that the second summit ...

Video shows Chiba girl who died following abuse begging for forgiveness, police say

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 05:53
Police have found a video believed to show the abuse of Mia Kurihara, the 10-year-old girl who died at her home last month, investigative sources ...

LDP heavyweight Akira Amari may call on Abe to hold double election this summer

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 05:18
Ruling party heavyweight Akira Amari has indicated that he may call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to decide to hold simultaneous elections of both chambers ...

Number of flu patients in Japan falls after outbreak hits peak

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 01:57
The number of influenza patients per medical institution in Japan in the week through Feb. 3 dropped from the previous week in all of the ...

Kumamoto man convicted of murder may be acquitted

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 01:40
An 85-year-old man who was imprisoned for a 1985 murder in Kumamoto Prefecture is expected to win an acquittal in a retrial of his case.In ...

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