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In a first, South Korean court orders Japan to compensate former ‘comfort women’

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 04:04
The plaintiffs claimed that their mobilization and the manner in which they were handled as comfort women amounted to an 'inhumane criminal act.'

Heavy snow strands vehicles on highway in central Japan

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 02:57
Sections of the Hokuriku Expressway were closed between Ishikawa and Toyama prefectures in the wake of the backup until Friday morning.

Japan will consider expanding coronavirus state of emergency if needed

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 02:54
Osaka Prefecture is considering asking the central government to add it and two neighboring prefectures — Kyoto and Hyogo — to the emergency declaration.

Japanese approval of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine unlikely before May

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 13:08
Tokyo is facing a major regulatory bottleneck due to requirements for local clinical trials before requesting approval for coronavirus shots.

Kitchen equipment piles up as pandemic shutters Japan’s restaurants

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 09:50
With businesses closing, recycling shops are buying up equipment to repair, clean and resell.

Anxiety mounts over second state of emergency in Tokyo area

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 08:39
The emergency declaration was set to come a day after the number of new infections in a day in Japan exceeded 6,000 for the first ...

Cheerleaders lift Tokyo’s spirits as virus cases surge

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 08:20
"We want to deliver a smile to cheer people up," said the head cheerleader. "We're doing this hoping that people can feel even a little ...

Japan team confirms cervical cancer in mothers caused lung cancer in babies

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 07:06
The team found DNA in the cancer cells from the boys and their mothers included the same mutations, and that they did not contain the ...

Tokyo logs over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering previous high

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 06:40
Some health experts have warned it will take longer for the current third wave of infections to come under control, stressing the need of taking ...

Japan joins world in voicing concern over U.S. Capitol in chaos

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 05:47
In language usually reserved for more restive parts of the world, Japan's top government spokesman said Tokyo is "hoping for a peaceful transfer of power" ...

What will Tokyo’s second state of emergency mean?

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 05:25
The emergency will hand power to local governments to urge residents to stay home and order some businesses to close or limit operations.

Japan rail passengers down 68% to record low through holiday amid pandemic

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 04:43
The figures marked the lowest level since comparable data was made available in 1991, six Japan Railway companies said Wednesday.

As coronavirus surges, Suga to declare emergency in Tokyo area

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 02:11
The move comes a day after the daily number of new coronavirus cases in Japan topped 6,000 for the first time, fanning concerns hospitals could ...

Environmental debt risk is bigger than Japan’s GDP

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 14:06
For Moody’s Investors Service, environmental considerations are becoming increasingly relevant when assessing credit quality.

Over 120 people died outside hospitals in Japan after COVID-19 infections

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 13:11
By prefecture, Tokyo had the largest number of such deaths at 36, followed by Osaka at 25 and Hyogo at 11, according to the National ...

Man arrested for forging prized popsicle sticks to win Pokemon cards

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 12:54
A man was arrested Wednesday near Tokyo for allegedly forging and sending out dozens of special popsicle sticks to an ice cream manufacturer so they ...

Experts fear new state of emergency measures may not halt virus

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 11:33
A simulation forecasting the trajectory of new COVID-19 cases in Tokyo has predicted up to 7,000 new cases a day in the capital if the ...

Tokyo school for Chinese students undeterred by COVID-19 hardships

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 08:59
For Chinese students wishing to attend universities in Japan, entrance exams don't wait and preparation continues nonstop.

Legal revisions would add weight to Japan’s COVID-19 response

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 08:22
Levying fines on businesses if they don’t shut down or reduce their hours of operation runs the risk of a political backlash against the government.

Death sentence finalized for Japan’s ‘Twitter killer’

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 07:10
During his trial, Takahiro Shiraishi said that he did not want to be a nuisance to his relatives and that he would not file an ...

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