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With October typhoon, members of over 300 households in Fukushima who evacuated after 3/11 disaster endured ‘double suffering’

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 03:15
At least 315 of the households evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis have suffered from flooding and other damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis that ...

Government mulls scrapping tax break for big firms who wine and dine their clients

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 02:59
The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering ending an existing special tax break on wining and dining expenses at large companies at the ...

Emperor and empress greet huge crowds during Tokyo parade marking enthronement

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 01:33
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved and smiled from an open car in Sunday’s motorcade, marking his enthronement before hundreds of thousands of delighted well-wishers ...

Exploring the artistic subtleties at play behind the controversial Aichi Triennale exhibition

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 06:58
The Aichi Triennale arts festival closed on Oct. 14, and, along with it, a controversial exhibition titled “After ‘Freedom of Expression?'”, which had been temporarily ...

2020 races move north to Sapporo as cooler heads prevail

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 06:57
“It’s like you’re submerged underwater, but the water is boiling, and you’re kind of halfway cooked” — that’s how one distance runner described conditions at ...

It’s time for the Brave Blossoms to be on a level financial playing field

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 06:42
After six boisterous weeks, the 2019 Rugby World Cup is over. By all accounts, the tournament has been a roaring success, with Nikkei Business estimating ...

Idol group Arashi sing at festival held to mark emperor’s enthronement

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 04:39
Popular all-male idol group Arashi sang at a national festival Saturday to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, with the event attended by the imperial ...

Man indicted on drug charges escapes while being transferred to police custody in Osaka Prefecture

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 04:32
A man who had been indicted for using illegal stimulants and possessing marijuana escaped early Saturday in Osaka Prefecture while being transferred to police custody ...

Police question suspected Kyoto anime studio arsonist for first time since deadly July attack

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 04:16
Shinji Aoba, the suspect in a deadly arson attack in July on a Kyoto Animation Co. studio, has been questioned by police for the first ...

Japanese ranked 53rd in English skills in annual worldwide survey

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 04:04
The English proficiency level for Japanese was ranked 53rd in an annual survey of 100 non-English speaking countries and regions by EF Education First, down ...

Japan to go ahead with descriptive questions in university entrance exams from 2020

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 20:37
Japan will introduce descriptive questions for Japanese and mathematics under a new unified university entrance examination system starting in fiscal 2020 as planned, education minister ...

South Korea reiterates intent to end GSOMIA intel-sharing pact with Japan as planned

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 20:31
South Korea has reiterated its plans to terminate a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a symbolic deal between the two major U.S. allies.“Our position on ...

Emperor’s enthronement parade inspires wedding dresses and tours

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 20:29
Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement parade on Sunday has inspired a number of products and services, ranging from wedding plans offering the same style of dress expected ...

Lights, camera … cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 18:11
Withdrawn endorsements for films and art exhibitions are re-igniting a debate in Japan over self-censorship, exposing a struggle to balance freedom of expression with a ...

Japanese Foreign Ministry adds Korean-language explanation for Rising Sun flag to website

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:59
Japan’s Foreign Ministry has added a Korean-language explanation of the Rising Sun flag to its website, a move aimed at addressing the backlash over the ...

Body of newborn baby girl found buried in central Tokyo park

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:47
The body of a newborn baby girl was found buried in a park in central Tokyo on Friday, after police received an emergency call in ...

Barred from wearing glasses, Japan’s working women take to Twitter

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:38
Japanese women are fighting for the right to wear eyeglasses to work, a new front in the growing movement that demands an end to the ...

Japan avoids criticizing China over Hong Kong student’s death ahead of planned Xi visit next year

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:24
Japan has avoided directly criticizing China over the death of a student in Hong Kong amid protests, ahead of a planned visit to Japan next ...

Former top Japanese bureaucrat set to be referred to prosecutors over car crash that killed mom and daughter

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:10
Police will refer to prosecutors as soon as next week the case of an 88-year-old former senior bureaucrat who caused a fatal car crash in ...

Man fatally stabbed in apparent robbery in suburban Tokyo

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:10
A 55-year-old man was found dead at his home in western Tokyo on Friday with more than 30 stab wounds while the property appeared to ...

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