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Foreign pair bring energy and fresh ideas to the table in Japan’s traditional sake industry

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 22:27
When two foreign nationals dipped their toe into the traditional sake brewing industry as sales staff, they not only discovered the intricacies of the beverage, ...

Pilot’s drinking on previous day delays five flights operated by ANA Wings

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 22:19
All Nippon Airways, the core unit of ANA Holdings Inc., said Thursday that five flights operated by group company ANA Wings had been delayed earlier ...

Flying fireball seen over western Japan

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 06:57
A flying fireball was seen over a wide area of western Japan early Thursday, with astronomical experts saying it may have been caused by a ...

South Korea to release video to counter Japan’s radar claim

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 06:20
South Korea’s Defense Ministry plans to release a video to counter Japan’s claim that a South Korean warship locked its fire-control radar on a P-1 ...

Tokyo car attacker says he kept foot on gas pedal when hitting crowd

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 05:43
A man arrested for deliberately plowing a rented car into a New Year’s crowd on a popular Tokyo street has said he kept his foot ...

Kumamoto shaken by magnitude 5 earthquake registering maximum of lower 6 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 03:54
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake, registering a maximum of lower 6 on Japan’s shindo intensity scale, hit Kumamoto Prefecture at around 6:10 p.m. Thursday, the Meteorological ...

After 45 days in a Tokyo jail, what next for Carlos Ghosn?

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 02:34
Almost two months after his shock arrest in Tokyo, Carlos Ghosn remains at the mercy of the Japanese legal system as prosecutors continue to build ...

Japan to step up research on high-output military laser

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 02:05
The Defense Ministry will crank into high gear its research to develop a high-output military laser that can intercept mortar rounds and enemy drones flying ...

Eyeing China, U.S. to hold missile drill in Okinawa: report

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 01:53
The U.S. military will conduct this year its first ever missile drill around Okinawa, according to a report Thursday, as Washington seeks to counter an ...

Japanese kamikiri performer’s elaborate pieces draw interest from readers of Nagoya newspaper

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 23:20
Hayashiya Niraku is a 51-year-old practitioner of kamikiri, a Japanese performance art that involves cutting silhouette images out of a plain piece of paper based ...

Crewman missing, 16 rescued after Hawaii-bound ship from Japan catches fire in Pacific

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 16:58
One crewmember who abandoned a vessel that caught fire in the Pacific Ocean while carrying cars from Japan to Hawaii remains missing after 16 were ...

South Korea demands apology from Japan for flight over navy warship

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 06:12
The South Korean Defense Ministry on Wednesday demanded that Japan apologize for a “menacing” low-altitude flight by a Japanese patrol plane during a rescue operation ...