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Remains of Japan ASDF pilot found, two months after F-35A fighter crash off Aomori

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 02:00
Remains of the pilot of an Air Self-Defense Force F-35A stealth jet fighter that went missing off Aomori Prefecture on April 9 have been retrieved ...

Rugby World Cup organizers offer refunds to those affected by mix-up between Yokohama and Aichi

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 01:04
The organizing committee for the Rugby World Cup 2019 said Friday it has offered refunds or equivalent seating to customers who bought semifinal tickets listed ...

Japan’s adoption rules changed to allow older kids’ ties to biological parents to be severed

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 00:57
The Diet on Friday passed a revision to increase the upper age limit at which a child can be adopted under a special system that ...

Japan facing increased pressure to hike minimum wage, but business leaders give mixed response

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 00:49
Last month, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy recommended that the government draw up detailed measures to bring the nationwide average ...

Japanese government paper calls for review of handling of plastics

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 00:48
In an annual report released Friday, the government stressed the need to review the handling of plastics by offering successful examples of municipal and corporate ...

Chemical manufacturer Kaneka under fire over paternity harassment allegations

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 23:20
Chemical producer Kaneka Corp. faces allegations of harassment after an employee returned from paternity leave to find that he — and, one presumes, his family ...

Kyoto University researchers begin trial to treat condition that can lead to cervical cancer

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 22:49
A Kyoto University research team said Thursday that it has begun a trial to administer a treatment to patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, the preceding ...

Kaneka accused of punishing worker who took paternity leave with transfer halfway across Japan

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 22:35
Some of the nation’s longest-held workplace norms are coming under scrutiny after the wife of a worker sparked controversy by tweeting that her husband was ...

Tokyo court awards damages over noise pollution from Yokota base but rejects demand to have flights curtailed

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 22:07
The Tokyo High Court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling and ordered the government to pay damages for noise caused by aircraft taking off ...

Putin says Tokyo’s military cooperation with Washington is getting in the way of Japan-Russia peace talks

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 20:26
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he wants to conclude a postwar peace treaty with Japan but that the process is challenging due to Tokyo’s ...

Damages upheld for only past noise pollution in Yokota base suit

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 06:32
Upholding a lower court ruling, the Tokyo High Court on Thursday ordered the government to pay damages for noise caused by aircraft taking off from ...

Metropolitan Expressway to have variable tolling during 2020 Games

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 06:11
The central and Tokyo governments have agreed to introduce variable tolling on the Metropolitan Expressway during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in an ...

Ex-captive Japanese journalist denied passport issuance for five months

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 05:24
Journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who returned home last year after more than three years of captivity in Syria, has been denied issuance of a passport for ...

Abe equals Hirobumi Ito as Japan’s third-longest serving prime minister

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 02:30
Shinzo Abe on Thursday equaled Hirobumi Ito, the nation’s first prime minister and a prominent statesman during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), as Japan’s third longest-serving ...

Sakai voters poised to decide key mayoral race for Osaka Ishin and LDP ahead of Upper House poll

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:42
Voters in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, will head to the polls Sunday to elect a new mayor in a key local race ahead of next month’s ...

Rare Diet resolution passed to increase pressure on Hodaka Maruyama to quit over Russia war remarks

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:13
The Lower House of the Diet on Thursday passed a rare resolution urging a lawmaker to quit over his controversial remarks that alluded to Tokyo ...

Chiba loquat grower loves his work, but frets over the future of the biwa business

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:02
Kenzo Takeba picks a loquat out of his basket, unwraps it from its paper cover and expertly begins to peel off the delicate orange skin ...

Amid Iran-U.S. standoff, Abe to play mediator in Tehran in first visit for a Japan PM since revolution

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 23:44
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran from June 12, the government said Thursday, the first trip to the country by an incumbent Japanese prime ...

Japanese YouTuber given two-year jail term for assaulting wife over her critical comments on his videos

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 22:35
A court sentenced a 44-year-old YouTube content creator in the city of Oita to two years in prison on Thursday for assaulting and confining his ...

Woman arrested over slaying of elderly parents at Fukuoka apartment

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 22:27
A 59-year-old woman was arrested in Fukuoka on Thursday for allegedly stabbing her father and mother to death at their home, local police said.The three ...

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