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Japan expects fewer babies in 2021 as pandemic hits pregnancies

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 08:20
The tally underscores fears that the pandemic will worsen the nation's already low birth rate.

Suga ends trip by decrying tensions at sea, but no mention of China

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 08:00
Suga agreed with the Indonesian president on Tuesday to speed up talks on the export of Japanese defense gear and technology to Indonesia.

Japan Justice Ministry to notify victims of death row executions

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 07:46
They will also be informed if inmates die due to reasons other than execution, such as illness.

Re-edited version of book by Suga drops part on keeping records

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 07:25
The part, which stresses the importance of maintaining records, has been replaced with an interview with the then-chief Cabinet secretary.

Okinawa warns of COVID-19 risk from traditional drinking custom

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 07:10
The otori practice sees participants drink awamori distilled liquor, a specialty of the prefecture, in turn from the same glass at ceremonies and gatherings.

Australia to join naval drill with Japan and other ‘Quad’ members

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 12:18
Canberra's participation means it will be the first time all members of the regional grouping will be engaged militarily.

Parents convicted of leaving girls to stay at hotel using COVID-19 subsidy

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 11:34
Currently, the two girls have no health problems, according to the couple's lawyer.

Suga arrives in Indonesia for talks on economic and security cooperation

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 11:29
Japan is prepared to extend low-interest loans worth several tens of billions of yen to Indonesia, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Former top Japanese bureaucrat accused of murdering son pleads not guilty

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 10:36
Hideaki Kumazawa, 77, was sentenced to six years in prison by the Tokyo District Court in December last year.

Tokyo ward assemblyman apologizes for remarks opposing LGBT rights

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 09:05
Masateru Shiraishi of the ruling LDP said last month that his north Tokyo municipality would "cease to exist" if the rights of sexual minorities were ...

Tokyo reports 139 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:56
The capital’s cumulative infection tally stood at 29,185, while the number of seriously ill patients remained at 24, according to the metropolitan government.

Ex-justice minister sought help with deleting data, net PR agent claims

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:26
Prosecutors say the nixed data included a list of suspected cash recipients, drawn up by Katsuyuki Kawai, that also logged how much each had been ...

Hawaii hopes to loosen COVID-19 restrictions for Japanese travelers

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 07:39
Last year more Japanese travelers flew to the island than nationals of any other destination besides other U.S. states, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Ad behemoth faces claims of conflict of interest in Tokyo Olympic campaign

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 06:55
“Adult understanding” investigated as a potential conflict of interest for the Japanese advertising giant.

Japan and China could seal deal this month on business travel restart

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 06:33
Short-term travelers will be exempted from having to enter 14-day self-isolation upon arrival, providing they follow hygiene measures and submit negative test results.

Russia targeted Tokyo Olympics in cyberattacks, British government says

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 03:22
The U.K. said cyber reconnaissance was carried out on organizers, sponsor firms and logistics services.

Japan’s former Empress Michiko turns 86

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 03:17
The former empress has spent much of the past few months at home, suffering with a mild fever since May.

Ministry panel calls for support for new graduates looking for a job

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:48
An expert panel of the labor ministry on Monday called for efforts to avoid creating a new "ice age" in employment.It is necessary to take ...

China urges Japan to cautiously consider nuclear plant water release

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:17
Space is expected to run out by the summer of 2022, with contaminated water increasing by about 170 tons per day.

Japan, Australia to coordinate on protection of military assets

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:37
Australia would be the second country, after the United States, whose assets Japan would be allowed to protect.