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No problems found in car driven by 87-year-old involved in fatal crash in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 21:58
No abnormalities were found with the accelerator or brake pedals of a car involved in a fatal crash last month in a major Tokyo district, ...

Car hits group of children, injuring at least 13, in Shiga Prefecture

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 20:15
Two cars crashed Wednesday morning, hitting a group of children and leaving at least 13 injured in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture. At least four of them ...

Glitch in automated check-in system forces JAL to ground 18 flights

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 19:28
Japan Airlines Co. canceled 18 domestic flights at airports across the country on Wednesday, due to a glitch in its automated check-in system. The cancellations ...

Hong Kong court sentences Japanese turtle smuggler to one year in prison

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 06:44
A 43-year-old Japanese man was sentenced to one year in prison by a Hong Kong court Tuesday for smuggling 60 endangered turtles from Japan last ...

Emperor Naruhito conducts first regular duties at Imperial Palace

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 05:58
Emperor Naruhito carried out his first regular duties in his new role at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Tuesday, the Imperial Household Agency said.The ...

North Korea may make contact with Japan after Abe says he’s ready for summit ‘without conditions,’ sources say

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 05:48
Pyongyang has criticized Abe for using the abductions “for political purposes,” but Kim might try to get closer to Japan as talks with Trump are ...

Sports federation chiefs voice concerns over Tokyo 2020 preparation

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 05:22
With less than 15 months until next year’s Tokyo Games, international sports federations voiced concerns Tuesday about event logistics including athlete services and venue presentation.During ...

Japan research institute studying use of AI for nuclear forensics

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 05:17
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has launched a study over the possible use of artificial intelligence in identifying the origin and characteristics of nuclear materials ...

Back to the grind: Workers in Japan return after extended Golden Week holiday

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 02:15
The nation went back to work following this year’s unprecedented 10-day Golden Week holiday on Tuesday — the first working day of the Reiwa Era.Naoto ...

Deaths in Japan from truck accidents rose in 2017, the first increase in five years

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 02:03
The number of people who died in truck accidents in Japan totaled 298 in 2017, up 11 from the previous year for the first increase ...

Flight data recorder from Japan’s crashed F-35A retrieved, but key data still missing

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:48
The Defense Ministry has retrieved part of the flight data recorder from a F-35A stealth fighter that went missing last month, but it was heavily ...

Top official hopeful Japan’s space activities will take off after observation rocket success

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:16
Takuya Hirai, minister for space policy, expressed hope Tuesday over the expansion of the country’s space activities following the successful liftoff of a small observation ...

Teen girl in Ibaraki commits suicide after leaving note accusing school club coach of verbal abuse

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:03
A 15-year-old junior high school girl committed suicide last week after leaving a note accusing a male coach at her table tennis club of verbal ...

Japan’s tourist hubs struggle to find polite ways to stop people eating while walking

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 22:28
Tourist destinations are struggling for ways to ask tourists to stop eating while walking without offending them.One such place is Nishiki Market, which for over ...

Support act: Behind every Japanese prime minister is a fascinating first lady

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 22:00
When Chizuko Obuchi’s husband, Keizo, became prime minister of Japan in July 1998 and the couple moved into the official residence, she was taken aback ...

Drone flights reported again near Imperial Palace in Tokyo in wake of ascension

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 21:32
Police are investigating witness reports of a drone being flown Monday evening near the Imperial Palace and other downtown Tokyo areas, after a number of ...

Annual pilgrimage to Manzanar internment camp for Japanese-Americans still resonates

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 21:31
After he was expelled from college for “inciting a riot,” fighting for African-Americans’ civil rights and protesting the Vietnam War, Warren Furutani decided it was ...

Nagano mountain hut owner hopes emperor will not give up passion for trekking

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 01:06
The owner of a hut in the Yatsugatake mountain range hopes newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito will not give up his passion for trekking.The 59-year-old emperor, ...

Rugby Australia boss to Japan: Prepare to host a different kind of fan at World Cup

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 00:28
The CEO of Rugby Australia on Monday warned organizers of this year’s World Cup to be prepared to deal with spectators that can be more ...

Abe schedules phone chat with Trump over North Korea’s ‘projectile’ drill

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 00:17
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump might hold telephone talks Tuesday in response to North Korea’s recent “strike drill” test involving short-range ...

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