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Japan’s military pursues record spending amid plan to buy more U.S. arms: report

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:32
Japan’s military looks to raise spending over the next five years in response to security challenges and to narrow Japan’s trade surplus with the United ...

Super Golden Week is a go: Japan will have 10 straight holidays around time of Imperial accession as bill clears Diet

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:16
The Diet enacted a bill Saturday that will give workers and students 10 straight days off next year — from April 27 to May 6 ...

Pearl Harbor survivor and U.S. Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 19:32
Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor ...

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:11
About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.They ...

Taro Aso was top fundraiser in Abe Cabinet in 2017, figures show

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 06:34
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso raised ¥258.17 million in political funds in 2017, the highest amount in the Cabinet of Prime Minister ...

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn may be indicted as soon as Monday

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 03:12
Three weeks after his arrest at a Tokyo airport, Carlos Ghosn is set to be indicted for financial crimes as soon as Monday, according to ...

Japan set to enact controversial immigration bill paving way for foreign worker influx

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 03:01
The Diet was expected Friday to enact a controversial bill to overhaul the immigration control law, adopting changes meant to provide the graying nation with ...

Abe planning visits to Britain and Netherlands in early January

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 02:48
The government is arranging visits by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Britain and the Netherlands in early January before trips to Switzerland and Russia later ...

Tensions high in Okinawa as barges await orders to start filling in Henoko bay for U.S. base

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 02:22
Tensions between the central government and Okinawa rose further on Friday as five vessels were moved into the sea near the Henoko district of Nago, ...

Nobel winner Tasuku Honjo sees bigger role for immunotherapy in battling cancer

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 02:08
Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo, who jointly won this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his research on the immune system that contributed to ...

‘Convenience Store Woman,’ by Sayaka Murata, among New Yorker magazine’s Best Books 2018

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 01:44
“Convenience Store Woman,” a novel by author Sayaka Murata, has made the cut of nine titles for the New Yorker magazine’s Best Books 2018.“It was ...

Visitors wowed as Okinawa aquarium becomes world’s first to exhibit giant oceanic manta ray

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 01:35
At the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, a giant oceanic manta ray can be seen gliding effortlessly through the Kuroshio Sea attraction’s large ocean aquarium, drawing exclamations ...

After failing to meet Abe, hibakusha activist Setsuko Thurlow urges PM to hear those with differing views

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 01:27
Hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow, an iconic anti-nuclear activist who survived the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, has called on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet with ...

Japan’s year-end and New Year travelers projected to hit record high, JTB says

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:25
The number of people in Japan who will take overnight or longer trips during the year-end and New Year holidays is projected to hit an ...

ASDF shows off new government plane that will carry Japan’s prime minister and Imperial family

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:57
The Air Self-Defense Force unveiled on Thursday the inside of a new government plane at its base in Chitose, Hokkaido.The new jet, to be put ...

‘Call of nature’ prompted 169 kph expressway drive, Kagoshima assemblyman says

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:35
A municipal assembly member in Kagoshima Prefecture said Thursday that a desperate search for a toilet prompted him to break the law by driving his ...

Ghosn says he signed papers on receiving underreported pay: sources

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:26
Ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn admitted to prosecutors that he signed documents on his post-retirement pay that were unreported in the company’s securities ...

69 foreign technical interns died in Japan between 2015 and 2017

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 05:51
A total of 69 foreigners working as part of the technical intern program died between 2015 and 2017, according to a Justice Ministry tally made ...

Tokyo Metro says new station will be called Toranomon Hills, as trend of mixing Japanese and English draws satirical pushback

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 02:21
Following a recent naming trend that mixes Japanese and English words, Tokyo Metro Co. has announced that a new station set to open ahead of ...

Police believe Korean resident of Japan with ties to Kim Jong Il’s ex-sushi chef is a spy for Pyongyang, sources say

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 02:18
Police sent papers to prosecutors earlier this year on a Korean resident of Japan believed to be a North Korean agent for alleged fraud, investigative ...

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