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Japan to issue coins commemorating Emperor Akihito’s 30-year reign

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 00:43
Japan will issue commemorative coins in both copper and gold next year to celebrate Emperor Akihito’s 30th year on the throne, the Finance Ministry said ...

Former Prime Minister Koizumi declines request to run for Upper House as opposition candidate

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 23:45
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has declined a request to run in next year’s Upper House election as a unified candidate for opposition parties, ...

Heavy rain expected as strong typhoon approaches eastern Japan

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:09
A strong typhoon is approaching eastern Japan, prompting the country’s weather agency to warn Tuesday of heavy rain, strong winds and high waves.Typhoon Shanshan is ...

Kanebo pays damages to more women in skin-whitening cosmetics lawsuit

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 21:59
Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. agreed Monday to pay damages to an additional 44 women in Japan who developed blotches after using the company’s skin-whitening products.The women’s ...

Companies across Japan take action to protect employees from unruly customers

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 21:48
A campaign is underway among Japanese companies to clarify rules that protect employees from unruly customers as labor shortages drive public-facing industries to improve their ...

Tokyo tightening waterfront security ahead of Olympics

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 21:28
Tokyo police will beef up security in waterfront areas to guard against terrorist attacks from the sea during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.Events for ...

Japan can learn a lot from Detroit’s recovery efforts

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 21:27
Five years after Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, the city is starting to recovery economically through efforts to fill vacant homes ...

Tokyo Medical University subtracted points from repeat male applicants’ entrance exam scores: sources

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:53
Tokyo Medical University subtracted entrance exam points for male applicants who were taking the test for at least the fourth time to curb admissions of ...

Japan mulls daylight savings proposal for 2020 Olympics: report

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 06:45
Enduring a deadly heat wave this summer, Japan is considering adopting daylight saving time from next year, so that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games can ...

Heatstroke death toll tops 100 in Tokyo

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 05:57
The heatstroke death toll has topped 100 in Tokyo’s 23 wards this year for the first time in three years, officials at the metropolitan government’s ...

1,400 guns and 1,200 swords from World War II found buried at Tokyo elementary school

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 04:11
About 1,400 firearms and 1,200 swords believed to be from the period of World War II were discovered buried at an elementary school in Tokyo, ...

Casino tycoon Kazuo Okada said held in Hong Kong for alleged graft

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 03:27
Controversial casino tycoon Kazuo Okada has been arrested in Hong Kong over alleged and unspecified “corruption-related” offenses, his former company in Tokyo said Monday.Universal Entertainment ...

Bid to challenge Abe for LDP presidency faces ‘thorny path,’ Seiko Noda says

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 02:56
Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda admitted Monday that she is concerned about her quest to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Liberal Democratic Party’s ...

2,000 households in Yamagata told to evacuate amid landslides and flooding

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 02:38
Thousands of households in Yamagata Prefecture were told to evacuate on Monday as heavy rain pounded northeastern Japan, causing landslides and flooding.The orders were issued ...

Killer of two buried alive at Saga soil treatment plant in 2014 gets life sentence

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 01:59
The Saga District Court on Monday sentenced a 69-year-old man to life in prison for murdering a man and a woman by burying them alive ...

Abe repeats hopes for summit with Kim to rebuild Japan-North Korea relations

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 01:49
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated at a news conference Monday that he is determined to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ...

Over 80% of Japan’s transportation firms violated overtime, other labor rules last year: labor ministry

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 01:16
More than 80 percent of companies that employed truck, bus and taxi drivers last year breached the Labor Standards Law, with illegal overtime accounting for ...

Gist of Hiroshima peace declaration

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 00:24
With over 14,000 nuclear warheads remaining, the likelihood is growing that what we saw in Hiroshima that day will return by intent or accident.Hibakusha are ...

South Korean hibakusha hold memorial to mark Hiroshima A-bomb anniversary

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 00:05
South Korean survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima marked the 73rd anniversary of the attack Monday in South Korea.A memorial event was held at ...

ICAN champions grass-roots efforts to persuade Japan and others to support a nuclear-free world

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 23:37
ICAN, the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons, has made significant progress in the last year, but according to core member Akira Kawasaki the 2017 Nobel ...

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