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Abe embarks on five-day European tour

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:25
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tuesday for a five-day European tour that will take him to Spain, France and Belgium, during which he will attend ...

Japan to survey gaming disorder under WHO definition

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:16
The health ministry will conduct a fact-finding survey of gaming disorder as early as the current fiscal year, ahead of the World Health Organization’s possible ...

Japan First-led protesters slam Abe plan to allow in more foreign workers

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:09
A strict immigration policy has helped make Japan one of the world’s oldest and most homogeneous societies. Now, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to invite ...

Kim Jong Un says North Korea has made many concessions to Japan on abduction issue

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:53
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has insisted that Pyongyang has made “many concessions” to Japan over the abduction issue, arguing that Tokyo is to ...

First joint survey planned for Daisen Kofun, Japan’s largest ancient tomb

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:58
The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will jointly excavate Japan’s largest ancient mounded tomb with a local government for the first time.The agency had ...

Battling ‘fatbergs’: Tokyo’s sewers get an upgrade so they can keep on flowing

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:38
In September last year, a monster was discovered in London’s sewers.Weighing about 130 metric tons and measuring 250 meters in length — longer than the ...

Showa University admits improper practices in medical school admissions, but denies gender discrimination

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 03:40
Top officials at Showa University admitted Monday that it has identified two improper admission practices that have been carried out at its medical school since ...

As tourists crowd popular sites and inconvenience residents, government launches first-ever survey on ‘overtourism’

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 01:48
Japan is launching its first survey on “overtourism,” or the phenomenon of a popular destination becoming overrun with tourists in an unsustainable way, to counter ...

Japan and New Zealand agree to continue monitoring illegal actions by North Korea

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 01:35
Japan and New Zealand agreed Monday to continue cooperating on regional security issues, particularly through maritime surveillance of illegal ship-to-ship transfers by North Korea.During their ...

Japan and China to sign agreement on maritime search and rescue

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 01:24
Japan and China have decided to sign an agreement facilitating cooperation in search and rescue operations when accidents take place in waters off the two ...

Underwear maker Wacoal probing labor conditions faced by foreign trainees

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:15
Major lingerie and underwear maker Wacoal Holdings Corp. has launched surveys at outsourcing plants within Japan to make sure foreign trainees there are not subjected ...

11-year-old Japanese boy becomes world’s youngest Othello champion

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 23:40
An 11-year-old Japanese boy has become the youngest world champion of the Othello board game, triumphing in a four-day contest held in Prague through Friday, ...

Warm, dry spring seen aggravating Nagoya-area hornet threat

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:07
As the nation enters the autumn tourist season, concerns are growing over hornets, whose nests and number of workers are larger than usual this year ...

Learning what life in Japan is like for people with disabilities

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:06
One recent Sunday, 7-year-old Yukito Takanashi of Tokyo was dribbling a soccer ball on a makeshift field. At one point, he put on an eye ...

Faced with destroyed crops, Chiba town encourages hunting, serving wild game as business

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 18:58
The city of Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, has set up a “business school for hunting” that provides courses to introduce people to the pursuit of game ...

Shiseido experiment finds bodies produce ‘stress smell’ similar to onions

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 06:54
Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. has found that human bodies produce a distinctive odor that is similar to that of an onion or a long ...

Japan seeks to set up liaison office in Pyongyang to solve abduction issue

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 06:17
Japan has sounded out North Korea about its plan to establish a liaison office in Pyongyang to resolve the long-standing issue of past abductions of ...

Japan to introduce electronic visa system for tourists from April 2020

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 05:12
The government will introduce an electronic system for tourist visa applications in April 2020 in an effort to help achieve its goal of 60 million ...

China nudges Japan on joining up in ‘Belt and Road’ initiative at 14th Annual Tokyo-Beijing Forum

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 03:31
Senior government officials from Japan and China met at a two-day symposium that kicked off Sunday in Tokyo, in yet another sign of an apparent ...

GSDF amphibious unit, U.S. Marines hold first drill in Japan to retake remote islands

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 01:29
The Ground Self-Defense Force’s amphibious troop unit conducted its first joint exercise in Japan with U.S. Marines on Sunday in Kagoshima Prefecture, part of training ...

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