News from Japan

Subscribe to News from Japan feed
News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More
Updated: 58 min 7 sec ago

At ceremony, Abe renews pledge to revise Constitution

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 00:42
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his pledge Sunday to push for a revision to the country’s war-renouncing Constitution, in which he wants the Self-Defense Forces ...

After 16 years, Fukushima’s Aizu Koshihikari still the brand of choice for popular Tokyo rice ball shop

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 23:12
A popular rice ball shop stands near Tokyo Station’s Yaesu Central Gate, drawing long lines of customers waiting to buy products made with rice from ...

Juntendo and Showa universities’ medical faculties suspected of rigging entrance exam results based on gender

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 20:20
Juntendo University and Showa University are suspected of rigging the results of entrance examinations for their respective medical faculties in the same way Tokyo Medical ...

Can female surgeons dismantle stereotypes in Japan?

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 06:58
The long-running American TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” is popular because of the way it mixes standard medical drama with mushy romantic intrigue, but another part ...

Natural disasters shake the nation to attention in 2018

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 06:55
You wake to pitch blackness, the house shaking crazily. Nightmare? Yes — a waking one. “Where are my glasses?” You’re helpless without your glasses. The ...

Financial woes leading some nurseries created under government plan to close doors

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 06:52
Several nurseries provided by private companies for their employees in line with the government’s attempt to resolve the chronic lack of day-care facilities are closing ...

Kizuna AI’s NHK appearance sparks debate on social media

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 06:42
Do virtual YouTubers dream of online controversy? Maybe not but they sure are good at courting it.One of the most buzzed about developments in online ...

Japan eyes reducing amount of plastic waste by as much as 25% by 2030

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 05:31
The government will set a target to cut disposable plastic waste by 25 percent by 2030 while boosting the use of environmentally friendly bioplastics made ...

Tokyo’s Toyosu market opens doors to eager public

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 02:51
The Toyosu wholesale food market opened its doors to the public for the first time Saturday, allowing tourists to wander the massive complex, browse exhibits ...

Japanese organizations and officials gather in Tokyo in support of Paris climate accord

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 02:14
With an aim to facilitate the achievement of goals from the landmark 2015 Paris agreement, the Japan Action Climate Summit, organized by nonstate actors, was ...

Crying drawing attention in Japanese schools and companies for mental detox

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:24
An increasing number of schools and companies in Japan are encouraging their students and employees to cry as a way of relieving stress and improving ...

Abe pursues thaw with China amid frigid U.S.-Chinese ties

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:07
While U.S. President Donald Trump appears to wage a trade “Cold War” on China, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will promote a thaw with Beijing at ...

Tokyo protests South Korean Navy’s hoisting of Yi Sun-sin flag during fleet review it skipped

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:56
The government has lodged a protest with South Korea after its navy hoisted a flag symbolizing a 16th century hero during Thursday’s international fleet review.South ...

ASDF confirms safety of Japan’s F-35 fighter jets after crash in U.S.

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:52
The Air Self-Defense Force has confirmed the safety of the nine F-35A cutting-edge stealth fighters deployed at its Misawa base in Aomori Prefecture, after an ...

SDF scrambles against Chinese planes second highest ever for April-September period

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:48
Self-Defense Forces aircraft were scrambled to warn Chinese planes that neared Japanese airspace 345 times in April-September — the second highest for the period — ...

Traces of previously unknown Mount Fuji eruptions uncovered at bottom of nearby lake

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:52
Traces of two past unknown eruptions of Mount Fuji have been found in a layer at the bottom of Lake Motosu, northwest of Japan’s tallest ...

Japan to obligate retailers to charge fees for plastic bags, but plans for punishments unclear

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:42
The Environment Ministry has decided to obligate retailers — including supermarkets and convenience stores — to charge fees for plastic checkout bags or provide loyalty ...

Poll shows Shinjiro Koizumi is public’s favorite to be next prime minister of Japan

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:34
Ruling party lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi is the person the general public would most like to be the next prime minister of Japan, a recent Jiji ...

Japan and Lithuania agree to boost bilateral economic cooperation

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:17
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Lithuanian counterpart Saulius Skvernelis agreed Friday to promote bilateral economic cooperation as a free trade agreement signed by Japan ...

‘Management and coexistence’: Justice minister calls for balance in dealing with foreign nationals in Japan

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 05:48
Ten days into his new job, Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita said one of his major goals is to strike a balance between managing and living ...

Pages