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Now in a wheelchair, Japanese ex-motorcycle racer still passionate about bikes at Aichi shop

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 23:14
Motorcycle shop owner Ko Sawada, 38, gave up his racing career after incurring a spinal cord injury in a 1999 race. But his love of ...

Rich nations — including Japan — spend at least $100 billion a year on fossil fuels despite climate pledges

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:33
The world’s major industrial democracies — including Japan — spend at least $100 billion each year to prop up oil, gas and coal consumption, despite ...

Two Japanese tourists killed in Hawaii head-on car crash

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 18:23
Two Japanese tourists died in a car crash Friday in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island, local media reported.The two women have been identified as Takako ...

Japanese ISS astronaut Kanai lands in Kazakhstan after 5½-month mission

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 06:47
Three crew members of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a 5½-month mission, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...

Major nationwide crime victims’ group is disbanded after 18 years

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 06:13
A major Japanese group for crime victims and their families was disbanded Sunday after 18 years of activities.The National Association of Crime Victims and Surviving ...

Japan finds itself at crossroads over ‘pressure’ policy toward North Korea

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 05:55
As Washington leans toward dialogue with Pyongyang, Japan finds itself at a crossroads in deciding whether it will continue to advocate ‘pressure’ on North Korea.

Only three of 59 dangerous railroad crossings set to be fixed

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 04:13
Only three of 59 underequipped railroad crossings where accidents resulting in death or injury occurred over a five-year period are expected to be fixed.

AI researchers to be focus of government’s ‘integrated innovation strategy’

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 03:06
The government’s upcoming integrated innovation strategy will feature human resources training in the field of artificial intelligence, it was learned Sunday.According to an outline of ...

Put more women in office, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark tells Japan

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 02:25
When Helen Clark was first elected to New Zealand’s parliament in 1981, she was one of only eight female lawmakers among the 92 representatives. Now, ...

Finance Ministry officials say Sagawa ordered falsification of Moritomo papers: sources

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 02:19
Finance Ministry officials have testified that former senior official Nobuhisa Sagawa told them to falsify documents on its controversial sale of state land to school ...