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Japan’s YouTubers go long with crowdfunded content

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 06:56
Natsuki Aso did not become a punk rock star, much to his teenage self’s regret. Around 15 minutes into the documentary “Natsuki: The Movie,” however, ...

Communication difficulties continue to torment Japan

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 06:44
If communication is measurable in terms of number of words, we are the greatest communicators in the history of our species. Question: Who’s listening?There’s the ...

Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees from Fukushima

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 05:55
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met evacuees from the March 2011 tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster on Saturday as they began a three-day visit to Fukushima that ...

Japan uneasy on prospects for Trump-Kim summit

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 03:29
With a U.S. president facing the prospect of his party being trounced in midterm elections and a North Korean leader eager for a coming out ...

Armed with vague guidelines, child welfare centers failing to share info on abuse cases with police

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 02:30
Although child welfare centers are increasingly sharing information on abuse cases with the police, the death of a neglected 5-year-old Shikoku girl in Tokyo shows ...

Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei agree to hold research meeting on eel stock

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 02:05
Japan, South Korea and Taiwan agreed Friday to hold a meeting of researchers in Tokyo in September to examine Japanese eel stocks and provide scientific ...

On 25th wedding anniversary, Crown Prince hopes to award wife with silver medal

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 02:02
Crown Prince Naruhito has said he wants to present a silver medal to Crown Princess Masako to express his appreciation for her support after 25 ...

G7 leaders stay united against North Korea despite ire over U.S. tariffs

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 01:55
The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations agreed on Friday to pursue North Korea’s denuclearization despite the growing rift between the United States ...

Anti-Korean graffiti found in Japanese city following cancellation of alleged hate speech event

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 01:43
The Kawasaki Municipal Government plans to file a vandalism complaint with the police after finding more than three dozen instances of anti-Korean graffiti defacing park ...

Japan remains uneasy as Trump-Kim Jong Un summit nears

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 01:24
With a U.S. president facing the prospect of his party being trounced in midterm elections and a North Korean leader eager for a coming out ...

Facial recognition system unveiled for Japanese passport control at Narita airport near Tokyo

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 19:25
Automated passport control gates with facial recognition systems were unveiled to the press Friday at Narita International Airport, ahead of the official launch of the ...

Japan mulls informal talks with North in Mongolia after Trump-Kim Jong Un summit

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:00
The government is angling to get Prime Minister Shinzo Abe some face time with North Korea’s leader at a Mongolian event after the momentous Singapore ...

Americans more optimistic than Japanese about prospects for Korean denuclearization at Singapore summit: survey

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:35
Americans are more optimistic than Japanese that the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit will help resolve the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula, a survey showed ...

Ruling coalition holds back on casino bill ahead of Niigata gubernatorial election

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 03:20
The ruling coalition postponed Friday the passage of a bill specifying rules about the structure of planned integrated resorts (IRs) that will feature casinos, amid ...

Japan professor elected to U.N. panel on discrimination against women

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 02:43
Hiroko Akizuki, a professor of international law at Asia University, was overwhelmingly endorsed Thursday to become one of 23 experts on the Committee on the ...

Akihabara marks 10 years since deadly stabbing rampage

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:26
Tokyo’s Akihabara district, a popular spot for Japanese subcultures, on Friday marked the 10th anniversary of a stabbing rampage that killed seven and injured 10 ...

Lavish Nagoya palace of Tokugawa shogun unveiled after nine-year restoration program

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:09
The reconstructed main palace of Nagoya Castle, originally built in 1615 on the orders of the first Tokugawa shogun but destroyed in World War II, ...

New hotel in Kyoto to support guests in nine languages

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:53
A hotel set to open Saturday near Kyoto Station aims to support foreign visitors in nine languages to attract more customers amid the current tourism ...

Japan’s government OKs plan to promote bike sharing and create eco-friendly society

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:44
The government approved Friday a plan to promote bicycle sharing, aiming to help create an environmentally friendly society and improve people’s health.The promotion plan, endorsed ...

Japan and China launch defense communication mechanism to prevent air and sea clashes

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:33
Japan and China launched a communication mechanism between their defense authorities Friday to avert accidental clashes in the air and at sea, while sidestepping a ...

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