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Four Japanese men among Indonesia arrests during immigration violation sweep

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:44
Four Japanese men have been arrested in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua allegedly for immigration violations during a massive raid on companies in one of ...

Japanese transgender professor to run for mayor in campaign focused on curbing child abuse

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:39
A University of Tokyo professor, who claims to have a woman’s mind and a man’s body, has decided to run for mayor in a city ...

Shinkansen stabbing raises alarm over security ahead of Olympics, rugby cup

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 03:28
The knife attack on a bullet train late Saturday night that left one dead and two injured has prompted experts to urge stronger safety measures ...

Tokyo District Court holds first hearing on expats’ right to vote on Supreme Court justices

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:37
Five Japanese living abroad claimed at the Tokyo District Court on Monday that their inability to participate in national reviews of Supreme Court justices was ...

If Niigata gubernatorial race was a litmus test, Abe and Nikai passed

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:13
Sunday’s gubernatorial race in Niigata Prefecture was seen as a political litmus test for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito ruling coalition ...

Panasonic employee drives innovation by connecting young, enterprising new entrants to Japan’s workforce

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:58
It’s often difficult for people to maintain the enterprising spirit they had when they first entered the workplace, fresh out of university.Especially in a large ...

Mie University ties up with local cake shop to reproduce stress-relieving ninja snacks

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:39
Mie University in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, and Mon Pactole, a cake shop in Nabari in the prefecture, have jointly developed cookies inspired by preserved snacks ...

Myanmar strawberry farmers reduce losses with Japan’s cold-chain logistics

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:39
Japanese expertise in cold-chain logistics is lifting the spirits of strawberry farmers in Myanmar, radically reducing damage due to poor transportation methods and heat before ...

High court rejects reopening of 1966 Hakamada quadruple murder case

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:17
The Tokyo High Court on Monday ruled against reopening the 1966 quadruple murder case against former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada, rejecting a lower court decision.The ...

14 hurt as car slams into Gunma supermarket; driver held

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:47
A car crashed into a supermarket in the city of Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon, injuring a total of 14 people, including shoppers.None of ...

Kadena-based U.S. F-15 fighter crashes off Okinawa and pilot ejects but fate uncertain: sources

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:44
A U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jet crashed into the sea off Okinawa on Monday morning, government sources said. The accident occurred around 6:40 a.m. ...

LDP-backed candidate Hanazumi’s win in Niigata gubernatorial race likely to give Abe, Nikai big boost

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 07:02
A ruling-party supported candidate won the Niigata governor’s election on Sunday, providing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and one of his key Liberal Democratic Party allies ...

Senior Japanese officials arrive in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 03:30
With just two days to go before the historic U.S.-North Korea summit, senior Japanese officials arrived in Singapore on Sunday to collect information about the ...

Emperor and Empress, during visit to Tohoku region, attend their last national tree-planting event

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 03:22
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended an annual national tree-planting festival, the last such event for the couple, in the tsunami-hit city of Minamisoma, Fukushima ...

After ‘heated’ discussions G7 leaders issue communique; Abe hails outcome of Quebec summit

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 02:19
The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations Saturday managed to issue a joint communique following “heated” discussions in Canada, but their annual ...

China indicts Japanese man for allegedly spying

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:42
A Japanese man in his 50s who was held by Chinese authorities in March last year for his alleged involvement in spying activities was indicted ...

Abe eager to hold summit with North Korea to resolve decades-old abduction issue

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 00:06
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday reiterated his desire to hold a bilateral summit with North Korea to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted ...

LDP’s Shigeru Ishiba indirectly raps Abe over cronyism allegations

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 23:51
Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba, seen as a challenger to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s re-election as Liberal Democratic Party chief this fall, has implicitly criticized ...

1 killed, 2 others injured during stabbing incident on bullet train

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:11
One man was killed and two women were severely injured during a stabbing incident Saturday aboard a shinkansen bullet train bound for Shin-Osaka from Tokyo, ...

Undocumented workers in a constant state of uncertainty

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 06:59
People who live in a state of daily desperation sometimes react to their circumstances with violence against others or themselves and, while such actions are ...

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