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Japan provides ¥500 million for water and farm projects in Philippines’ conflict-hit Mindanao

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 21:36
Japan provided ¥500 million (around $4.4 million) in grants on Wednesday for water and agriculture projects in conflict-affected areas on the southern Philippine island of ...

Cybercrimes in Japan edge up to record high, with over 2,000 child porn and prostitution cases

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 21:28
The number of cybercrimes confirmed by police nationwide in 2018, including many cases of child pornography and fraud, stood at 9,040, rising slightly to reach ...

Abe says he is willing to meet Kim Jong Un to settle issue of Japanese abducted to North Korea

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 21:10
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he is willing to hold direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to break a deadlock over ...

LDP secretary-general may visit China to pave the way for Xi’s trip to Japan

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 20:41
Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai may visit China as early as next month to lay the groundwork for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anticipated visit ...

Japanese artist behind ghastly creature in viral ‘Momo Challenge’ baffled by disturbing hoax

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 06:51
The ghastly image of a goggle-eyed creature that triggered the so-called Momo Challenge — a viral social-media hoax terrifying children and parents alike — was ...

Ex-comic mag editor faces 11-year prison term for killing wife

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 06:05
The former deputy editor of a popular Kodansha Ltd. comic magazine was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison for killing his wife in 2016.The ...

Kagoike couple at heart of Japan PM Abe’s Moritomo Gakuen cronyism scandal plead not guilty

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 03:05
The former head of a school operator and his wife, who are at the heart of a cronyism scandal linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, ...