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Japanese government seeks dismissal of forced sterilization damages claim

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 02:51
The government Wednesday demanded the dismissal of a compensation claim filed by a woman in her 60s with intellectual disabilities over her forced sterilization under ...

Kyoto University and Todai tie for first in magazine’s ranking of Japanese schools

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 02:19
Kyoto University tied the University of Tokyo — moving up two spots from last year — for first place in the ranking of Japanese universities ...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics to start accepting ‘passionate’ volunteers from September

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 01:09
Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers plan to start recruiting 80,000 volunteers for the games from September, but warned Wednesday that only those who can handle the ...

Ritsumeikan student said to be oldest to secure doctorate, at 88, was preceded by 95-year-old Kyoto scholar

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:51
Ritsumeikan University said an 88-year-old visiting researcher who was conferred a doctorate by the university on Saturday was not the oldest person in Japan to ...

Defying criticism, Taiji pushes forward with bold plans based on continued dolphin hunts

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:40
A few years back, the normally sleepy town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture was filled with activists furious with its traditional dolphin hunt, which was ...

London parks to be next target of Japan’s cherry-blossom diplomacy

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:23
A fundraising project aimed at planting 1,000 cherry trees across parks in Britain — meant as a symbol of bilateral friendship — is about to ...

U.N. warns Japan against hanging retrial-seeking Aum cult figures on death row

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 18:49
The U.N. Human Rights Office has called into question Japan’s possible execution of Aum Shinrikyo cult figures on death row who are seeking a retrial.“We ...