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Tokyo Skytree among buildings linked to data scandal at earthquake shock absorber-maker KYB Corp.

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 01:06
Tokyo Skytree and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government buildings are among the nearly 1,000 structures nationwide that use earthquake shock absorbers produced by scandal-hit KYB Corp., ...

Overnight stays at Shimane ‘dinosaur hotel’ museum gaining popularity

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:13
The Okuizumo Tane Museum of Natural History in Okuizumo, Shimane Prefecture, is a rare complex that is both a museum and hotel, and a recent ...

Japan and Spain agree to expand economic and security cooperation

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:56
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Spanish counterpart, Pedro Sanchez, agreed Tuesday to boost their countries’ economic and security cooperation as the two nations mark ...

Youngest Othello world champion flown home by man he bested

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 18:44
Keisuke Fukuchi, the 2018 world champion of the Othello board game and the youngest ever at 11, was congratulated and surprised while on his return ...

SoftBank robot Pepper testifies before British Parliament

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 18:39
SoftBank Group Corp.’s Pepper humanoid robot testified on Tuesday at the Education Committee of Britain’s House of Commons.It was the first time in the long ...

Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni for shrine’s autumn festival

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:46
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering Wednesday to Yasukuni Shrine, viewed as a symbol of Japan’s wartime militarism by neighboring countries, on the ...

Government to seek invalidation of Okinawa’s move to block U.S. base work

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:21
The Japanese government will soon take a countermeasure against the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s recent move to block landfill work for a key U.S. military base ...

China intends to ease ban on Japanese food imports: sources

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:00
China intends to relax its ban on Japanese food imports introduced following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, sources close to the matter said Tuesday, amid ...

Yoshito Sengoku, Cabinet member during Democratic Party of Japan administration, dies at 72

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 06:13
Yoshito Sengoku, who served as the top government spokesman and an administrative reform minister when the now-defunct Democratic Party of Japan was in power, died ...

Taiwan sets referendum on Japanese food import ban for Nov. 24

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 05:51
Taiwan’s Central Election Commission has decided to hold a total of nine referendums on Nov. 24, including one on the ongoing embargo on food imports ...

In Tokyo court hearing, ex-Tepco VP denies delaying measures against tsunami before Fukushima nuclear crisis

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:37
A former vice president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Tuesday denied any responsibility in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, saying he did ...

Surveillance cameras removed from shower area at Ibaraki immigration center

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 02:27
Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita said Tuesday he has ordered the removal of surveillance cameras from the shower area of an immigration detention center northeast of ...

Japanese government to require wheelchair-accessible rooms at new hotels

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 02:24
The government said Tuesday it will mandate that new hotels over a certain size make at least one of their rooms accessible to people in ...

Suspects arrested over fraudulent sale of land to Sekisui House

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:29
Police have obtained arrest warrants for 12 men and women over a bogus land sale in which homebuilder Sekisui House suffered a loss of about ...

Disaster-hit Japan sees year-on-year visitor numbers drop in September for first time in over five years

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:06
The number of monthly foreign visitors to Japan in September dropped against the previous year for the first time since 2013, with the decline coming ...

Japan must look beyond U.S. for stable economic and military future, says risk analyst Ian Bremmer

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 00:46
As the United States’ commitment to global leadership and principles grows ever more uncertain under President Donald Trump, Japan finds itself with little choice but ...

Pregnant women warned as rubella patients top 1,100 in Japan

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:39
More than 1,100 rubella cases have been reported this year in Japan, raising concern about serious health impacts on unborn babies who could be infected ...

Diplomat spouse’s top shot captures Japan in full bloom

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:43
An extreme close-up shot capturing a delicate sakura cherry blossom clothed in white floating on a tranquil surface of water won the Prince Takamado Memorial ...

Hopes high that Pope Francis will send message from A-bombed cities to support nuclear weapons ban treaty

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:09
With Pope Francis expressing his intention to visit Japan next year, hopes are high among Hiroshima and Nagasaki residents and A-bomb survivors’ groups that he ...

Rally held to call for U.N. world orphans day in honor of Japanese woman who raised 3,000 kids

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:58
A rally was held Monday in New York calling on the United Nations to enact a world orphans day in honor of the wishes of ...

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