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One month into his tenure, Suga eager to achieve results

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 06:17
The new administration appears to be hurrying to develop a list of achievements with the next general election looming in less than a year.

Japan and U.S. wrap up preparatory talks on costs of hosting American troops

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 01:56
Struggling to improve its fiscal condition, Tokyo is wary that Washington will pressure it to significantly increase its contribution to host American troops in Japan.

Suga sends offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 01:29
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sent a ritual offering Saturday to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, seen by Japan's Asian neighbors as a symbol of its past militarism.

Suga meets science council chief amid furor over rejected nominees

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 13:28
Takaaki Kajita said they discussed "the future of the council" but Suga did not provide an explanation for why he refused to appoint the nominees ...

Fishers worry over plan to release Fukushima plant’s water

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 13:23
As of September this year, the stored water totaled 1.23 million tons and continues to grow.

Kobe hospital conducts world-first transplant of iPS photoreceptor cells

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 11:35
There are some 30,000 sufferers of pigmentary retinal degeneration in Japan and no known treatment, but Kobe City Eye Hospital is working to change that.

Japan submits to U.N. anti-nuclear resolution with no reference to ban pact

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:57
Tokyo opposed the nuclear ban pact along with the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, which are all nuclear powers.

Fukushima ‘blank spaces’ in limbo, left out of decontamination plan

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:00
Residents who were forced to leave their homes are encountering barriers stopping them from tearing them down.

Aichi city invites and trains youth to become independent fishers

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:00
Gamagori in Aichi Prefecture is putting young people through a training program of up to three years to get them on the seas in their ...

SDF still building Miyakojima depot despite protests and land row

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:00
The Okinawa Defense Bureau has been unable to acquire 0.6 hectares of the site due to a dispute between a company and individuals who both ...

In first foreign trip, Suga faces test of diplomatic skill and resolve on China

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 09:38
Many are keen to see how Japan’s new leader will embody his vision for diplomacy in one of the world’s most critical geopolitical arenas.

Japan told U.S. it won’t bar China from telecom networks, report says

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:56
Tokyo has said it will take its own steps to respond in cases where there is concern over security issues, according to a newspaper report.

Russia’s top prosecutor visits islands claimed by Japan

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:55
The visit, the first by a Russian government official since Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took office, is expected to draw backlash from Tokyo.

Tokyo confirms 184 new coronavirus cases

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:32
The figure was down 100 from the previous day, with people in their 20s making up the largest section of those infected.

Japan considers relaxing international travel advisories early in pandemic

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:27
Currently, 159 countries and regions are subject to alerts warning against all travel.

Singing, eating and drinking sprays 14 times more droplets than speech

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:22
"We hope to use the data … to support the compilation of measures against the novel coronavirus," said Professor Akiyoshi Iida, who led the study.

Japan and U.S. start talks on cost-sharing for hosting troops

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 07:05
The first round of the talks to replace the current deal, which expires in March, was held by videoconference between defense officials and is expected ...

Japan to release treated water from crippled Fukushima plant into sea

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 03:18
The move comes despite widespread concerns from within the nation and from overseas.

LGBT groups in Japan launch petition seeking equality law

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 12:58
Campaigners hope a law can be enacted next year, when the country is to host the Olympics and will be the focus of international attention.

Japan eyes survey of disputed Senkaku Islands using satellite images

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 12:49
Japan plans to conduct a wildlife survey this year of the Senkakus, a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea under its control ...