News from Japan

Subscribe to News from Japan feed
News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More
Updated: 10 min 39 sec ago

Four men arrested for allegedly overturning truck in Shibuya during Halloween event

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 23:09
Four men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly overturning a small truck during a Halloween event in late October in the busy Shibuya district of Tokyo, ...

Wild boar bites off elderly woman’s finger and charges into another before capture by hunting club in city near Kobe

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 22:36
A wild boar bit off an elderly woman’s finger Tuesday in the western city of Ashiya in Hyogo Prefecture, police said.Members of a local hunting ...

Japan’s police cells evolving to meet changing demographics

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 22:10
Japanese police holding cells, where those who have been arrested spend time until they are formally charged with a crime, are beginning to evolve as ...

Lawyers in South Korean wartime labor case set deadline for response from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:39
Lawyers representing South Korean plaintiffs in a World War II labor court case against Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. have set a Dec. ...

Majority of small-to-midsize Japanese firms are failing to meet disabled employment quotas

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:39
About 60 percent of small and midsize companies in Japan that responded to a survey do not satisfy their quotas for mandatory employment of people ...

Lower House approves bill creating 10-day holiday in Japan around Imperial succession

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:37
The Lower House approved a bill Tuesday to designate a one-off national holiday period to celebrate next year’s Imperial succession, creating a 10-day block of ...

Japan names ambassadors to Ukraine, Australia, South Africa and UAE

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:02
The government on Tuesday appointed its ambassador to Ukraine, effective the same day, and named new envoys to Australia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, ...

Lower House OKs bill banning ticket scalping ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:47
The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to penalize the resale of tickets for sports and concert events at higher prices, including via ...

Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, 86, to ‘hang on to the last’ in bid to scale Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:23
Alpinist Yuichiro Miura, 86, vowed Monday to make every effort to conquer South America’s highest peak, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, in January.“I’ll hang on to ...

Japanese airline Skymark latest to be raided over pilots’ drinking

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:13
The transport ministry conducted Tuesday an on-site inspection of Skymark Airlines after a pilot tested positive for alcohol before a flight and caused a delay ...

Russia expects talks with Japan on interpretation of joint declaration on islands off Hokkaido, ambassador says

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:02
Territorial talks under a newly agreed framework between Tokyo and Moscow will include discussions on how to interpret the 1956 Japan-Soviet Joint Declaration, Russian Ambassador ...

More national parks, scenic areas to begin voluntary entry payment programs

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 23:45
An increasing number of national parks and other scenic areas in Japan are collecting voluntary entry payments from visitors for environmental protection and infrastructure improvements, ...

Introducing the newest stop on Tokyo’s Yamanote Line: Takanawa Gateway

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 23:32
A new station opening on Tokyo’s Yamanote Line in 2020 will be named Takanawa Gateway, railway operator JR East announced Tuesday.JR East, also known as ...

Nobel medicine laureate Tasuku Honjo visits longtime barber ahead of ceremony

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 23:11
Nobel Prize-winning Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo stopped in over the weekend at a Kyoto barbershop he has been visiting for over half a century as ...

Former world championship runner Yumiko Hara sentenced to suspended term for shoplifting

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 23:01
Former world championship marathon runner Yumiko Hara was sentenced Monday to one year in prison, suspended for four years with supervision, for shoplifting food, with ...

Japan considers inviting Trump after new Emperor’s accession in May

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 22:36
The Japanese government is considering inviting U.S. President Donald Trump as a state guest after Crown Prince Naruhito’s planned accession on May 1, government sources ...

One Japanese town bets big on high-end organic rice

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 22:01
The city of Hakui in Ishikawa Prefecture is using organic rice, which is grown without pesticides or fertilizers, to compete in a growing global market.With ...

China’s import ban on plastic waste pushes Japan and other rich nations to rethink trash options

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 21:42
China’s ban on imports of plastic waste is forcing other nations, including Japan and the United States, to scramble for new ways to deal with ...

Prosecutors to arrest Carlos Ghosn on fresh charge, prolonging detention: report

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 18:29
Tokyo prosecutors plan to arrest Carlos Ghosn on a fresh claim of understating his income, the Sankei newspaper reported Tuesday, in a move that could ...

Labor union says 3,000 foreign workers laid off at Sharp plant in Japan

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 06:41
Nearly 3,000 foreign workers dispatched to a Sharp Corp. plant in Mie Prefecture have apparently had their contracts terminated, according to a labor union.The massive ...

Pages