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Abe to visit China in late October as bilateral ties warm

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 05:47
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to visit China for three days from Oct. 25, both governments said Friday as bilateral relations continue to show ...

New Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki asks Abe to scrap planned relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 03:06
New Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday not to go ahead with the transfer of a U.S. military base within ...

NHK plans to reduce fees after it begins simultaneous online streaming of TV programs

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 02:52
The head of public broadcaster NHK said Friday it aims to lower its subscription fees, possibly from fiscal 2019, after a government panel set a ...

Abe describes upcoming meetings with Putin as ‘extremely important’

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 02:46
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday his talks next month and after with Russian President Vladimir Putin will be very significant, as he has sought ...

New visa statuses proposed for blue-collar workers do not offer permanent residency: new Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 02:46
Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita emphasized Friday that the government’s proposed new visa statuses for blue-collar workers with certain skills do not equate to granting permanent ...

New education minister Shibayama ready to serve despite backlash on Imperial Rescript remarks

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 02:17
New education minister Masahiko Shibayama’s work in Japan’s latest Cabinet got off to a rocky start.In an interview with media outlets Thursday, Shibayama sought to ...

Family of executed Aum cult member to seek retrial

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 02:10
The family of a former Aum Shinrikyo cult member plans to file for a retrial after he was executed in July for his role in ...

More medical schools in Japan suspected of manipulating test scores of female applicants, minister reveals

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 01:28
More medical schools were found to have disadvantaged female applicants in their entrance exams, in a survey taken after the discovery that a Tokyo medical ...

Family seeks damages over suicide of 16-year-old member of agriculture promotion idol group

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:53
The family of a pop group member who hanged herself in March sued officials of her talent agency for damages Friday, claiming their harassment and ...

Government to designate May 1, day of new Emperor’s accession, as public holiday, creating 10-day Golden Week in 2019

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:15
In a move that will create a 10-day Golden Week holiday period, the government plans to designate May 1, when the new Emperor is planned ...

Public and private sectors push to revive Okinawa’s struggling awamori industry

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:08
With young people apparently finding Okinawa’s awamori liquor less appealing, the industry has been hit with a decline in shipments for 13 consecutive years.To rev ...

Trump rebukes Japan, China, other regions over garbage drifting in ocean

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:46
President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Japan, China and other countries for dumping into oceans a massive amount of garbage that has drifted ashore on ...

High maintenance costs seen as challenge for Toyosu market

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 07:02
While Tokyo’s Toyosu new wholesale food market is furnished with cutting-edge equipment for temperature and hygiene control, resultant high maintenance costs are seen as a ...

Japan’s quake-hit Hokkaido eyes Hong Kong to revive tourism

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 06:19
Hokkaido is trying to bring back tourists from overseas in the wake of last month’s massive earthquake, targeting vibrant Asian economies including Hong Kong.The hotel ...

Emperor Akihito’s last garden party to be held in November

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:44
An Imperial garden party scheduled for Nov. 9 will be the last hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, a senior official said Thursday.As the ...

Asteroid touchdown by Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe postponed to January

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:27
Japan’s space agency said Thursday it will postpone space probe Hayabusa2’s touchdown on the Ryugu asteroid to around late January from October due to the ...

Japan’s top government spokesman denies Trump asked Abe to ‘strongly consider’ giving casino license to one of his benefactors

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 02:17
The top government spokesman Thursday denied a report that U.S. President Donald Trump asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2017 to “strongly consider” affording one ...

Japan considers permanent residency for skilled blue-collar workers

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 02:00
The government is considering allowing blue-collar foreign workers with certain skills to live permanently in the country with their families, as Japan struggles with a ...

Campaigning for Fukushima gubernatorial race kicks off with reconstruction in focus

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 01:58
Official campaigning started Thursday for the gubernatorial election in Fukushima Prefecture with a focus on the prefecture’s ongoing recovery from the 2011 earthquake and nuclear ...

Princess Ayako to receive ¥107 million after she marries commoner

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 00:01
Princess Ayako, the youngest daughter of Emperor Akihito’s late cousin, will receive ¥106.75 million from the state after her expected marriage with commoner Kei Moriya ...

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