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Disaster victims call on Japan’s new Cabinet for prompt reconstruction measures

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:59
Victims of the recent Hokkaido earthquake and torrential rains in western Japan, as well as the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, have called on the new ...

Japan’s lone female minister asked to change her outfit just prior to declaration ceremony in order to meet dress code

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:51
Satsuki Katayama, the sole female minister named to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reshuffled Cabinet, demonstrated her presence from the start of her tenure, as she ...

Smuggling brings added problems to fishermen in disaster-hit Tohoku region

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 21:28
In coastal areas in the northeastern prefectures of Iwate and Miyagi, hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, local fishermen are struggling to ...

With more than 700 held for over six months, Japan faces scrutiny over long immigration detentions

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 21:15
Jaramillo Jonathan, a 22-year-old son of undocumented foreign nationals from Colombia, was born and raised in Japan. But he is among many such non-Japanese being ...

Japan’s biggest warship visits Sri Lanka amid rise in Chinese military clout

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 20:50
Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka’s Colombo harbor this weekend, marking Tokyo’s highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with ...

Osaka severs sister-city ties with San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 20:39
The Osaka Municipal Government said Tuesday that it has sent a document to officially end its 61-year-old sister-city ties with San Francisco over a statue ...

Japan’s sei whale meat sales deemed in violation of conservation treaty

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:34
An international conservation committee ruled on Tuesday that Japan’s domestic commercial distribution of meat of sei whales caught for scientific purposes violates the so-called Washington ...

China asks Japan to push back Abe’s planned visit by a day or two: sources

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 06:17
China has requested that Japan push back Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s planned trip to the country late in October by a day or two, Japanese ...

Japan and Britain hold joint military exercise in central Japan

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 06:13
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force on Tuesday showed to the media its first joint military exercise with the British Army in central Japan following an agreement ...

Factions loom large in Abe reshuffle, with the ‘Cabinet post waiting list’ coming into play

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 03:42
Among the jargon of Japanese politics, there’s a term called “Cabinet post waiting list”(Nyukaku taiki gumi). That list probably played a key role in the ...

Human head found near coast of Chiba Prefecture, not far from where limbless body was found

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:54
A head that appeared to have been deliberately severed from its body was found near the coast close to the town of Kujukuri in Chiba ...

Nobel laureate Tasuku Honjo hopes Japan invests more in science

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:46
Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tasuku Honjo voiced hope on Tuesday that Japan would invest more in science, a day after he was chosen for this year’s ...