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South Korean students flock to Japan as birthrate sinks and unemployment climbs

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 02:40
More and more highly educated young people from South Korea, which like Japan has a rapidly graying population and needs more foreign labor for its ...

Tepco tests halting water injection into crippled reactor at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 01:58
The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant conducted a test Monday temporarily halting the water being injected into one of the reactors ...

Classes resume at Prince Hisahito’s school following knife incident

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:42
Classes at Prince Hisahito’s junior high school in Tokyo resumed Monday, with the 12-year-old prince attending as usual, following an incident late last month during ...

Narita airport saw record number of travelers during Golden Week

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:28
A record number of people passed through Narita airport near Tokyo during the Golden Week holiday period despite a drop in overseas visitors, the Tokyo ...

Four found dead in submerged car off port in Kagoshima Prefecture

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:12
Four people were confirmed dead Monday after their bodies were discovered in a submerged car off a port in Kagoshima Prefecture, police said.Two of the ...

Shibuya YouTube pranksters made their bed, now they have to lie in it after prosecutors’ referral

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:03
Police referred a group of pranksters to prosecutors on Monday over a stunt in which they placed a bed with a YouTuber on top in ...

Japan health ministry issues alert about libido-enhancing and slimming products on foreign websites

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 22:10
Most of the so-called supplements for sexual enhancement or slimming sold on overseas websites for Japanese consumers contain medical substances that may damage the user’s ...

U.N. panel agrees new guidelines to more accurately measure greenhouse gas emissions

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 21:10
A U.N. panel on climate change announced Monday in Kyoto that it has agreed on updated guidelines to more accurately measure countries’ greenhouse gas emissions, ...

Agriculture minister Takamori Yoshikawa calls on China, South Korea to lift food import bans

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 05:40
Agriculture minister Takamori Yoshikawa on Sunday requested China and South Korea lift their import bans on food produced in Fukushima and some other prefectures.Yoshikawa made ...

Lawmaker Takeshi Shina to quit DPP after it merged with Liberal Party

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 05:30
A lawmaker from the opposition Democratic Party for the People said Saturday that he will leave his party following its merger with the Liberal Party, ...

‘Outdated’ general curriculum taught at high schools set to be revamped

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 03:05
The curriculum for general courses taught in high schools, which has remained untouched since the current system was established after World War II, will be ...

Chinese court slaps Japanese man with 5½-year prison term for spying

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 01:38
A Chinese court has sentenced a Japanese man to 5½ years in prison and ordered the confiscation of his property worth 200,000 yuan (¥3.2 million) ...

G20 farm ministers urge high-tech push, cross-sector cooperation to feed world’s hungry

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 01:31
The Group of Twenty Agriculture Ministers Meeting concluded Sunday with calls to feed a growing global population and promote sustainable agriculture through new technologies, such ...

U.S. removes Japan from list of countries showing noncompliance with Hague Convention on child abduction

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 21:32
The U.S. Department of State has removed Japan from its list of countries showing a pattern of noncompliance with the so-called Hague Convention on cross-border ...

Calligraphy that unveiled Japan’s new Reiwa Era to be kept at National Archives

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 20:43
The government plans to archive the calligraphic work that Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga used when announcing the new era name Reiwa at the National ...

JR Hokkaido confronts the harsh realities of financing rail lines in depopulated areas

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:55
ould work with local governments that want to increase patronage and replace the other lines with alternative transportation services, such as buses. Residents of regions ...

Osaka’s mayor intends to call referendum on metropolis plan in fall of 2020

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:51
Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui said Saturday he wants to hold a referendum around the fall of 2020 on whether to restructure the city into a ...

Tabloids press pause as nation celebrates dawn of the Reiwa Era

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:44
Welcome one and all to Big in Japan, the Reiwa version. During the just-ended 10-day Golden Week holiday, only one general weekly magazine — Aera ...

Kitakyushu’s 100-seat swing set is recognized as world’s longest

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:42
A circular swing in Kitakyushu, measuring 163 meters in circumference, was recognized Saturday as the longest in the world.The structure erected in Hibikinada Green Park ...

Attempting to switch off from social media during Golden Week

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:42
As the relaxed vibe of the recent 10-day Golden Week holiday slowly fades, many commuters in Tokyo appeared to struggle last week to return to ...

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