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Laid-back beach community attracting city slickers

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:59
Swapping his dress shoes and business suit for flip-flops and swimming trunks, Shingo Takei starts the day by walking to the beach to go stand-up ...

Abe-led panel mandates anti-sexual harassment training for senior officials but shelves talks on law to penalize harassers

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:12
The government on Tuesday decided to require senior officials to undergo training aimed at preventing sexual harassment and make such courses mandatory for promotion following ...

Ethnic Korean students watch historic Trump-Kim summit closely

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:08
Ethnic Korean students in Japan paid close attention to the historic U.S.-North Korea summit Tuesday, with Korea International School in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, holding a ...

Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying intelligence-gathering satellite

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:08
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on Tuesday launched an H-IIA rocket carrying a radar-type intelligence-gathering government satellite from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture.The ...

Abe and Mahathir agree to cooperate in addressing North Korea issues

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:43
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Tuesday with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad to cooperate in addressing North Korea’s nuclear and missile development as well as ...

Stabbings just seconds apart, as passengers panicked: Investigators reveal details of shinkansen attack

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:21
The suspect in Saturday night’s deadly knife attack on a bullet train allegedly slashed two women who sat next to him in the space of ...

Seven injured as car rams into pedestrians in central Tokyo

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:05
A car rammed into a group of pedestrians in central Tokyo on Tuesday, injuring seven people, with the driver arrested on the spot, police and ...

Japan’s Princess Kako completes her studies in U.K.

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:52
Princess Kako, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, has completed a study program at the University of Leeds in England.The second daughter of Prince ...

Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang turns 1 year old at Tokyo zoo

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:09
Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang celebrated her first birthday in good health Tuesday at a Tokyo zoo.Born on June 12 last year to mother Shin ...

Shiga farmer strives to preserve indigenous Japanese horses

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:58
A farm that raises only indigenous Japanese horses has opened near a shrine known as a “sacred site of horses” in Shiga Prefecture, and its ...

Pet insurance market in Japan expanding with rise in life spans, veterinary bills

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:42
Just like people in Japan who continue to outlive people in other countries, their pets are developing longer life expectancies thanks to advances in medical ...

Okinawa declares end of measles outbreak

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:36
The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Monday declared the end of a measles outbreak, after the recovery of everyone diagnosed with the disease.According to the prefecture, ...

Four Japanese men among Indonesia arrests during immigration violation sweep

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:44
Four Japanese men have been arrested in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua allegedly for immigration violations during a massive raid on companies in one of ...

Japanese transgender professor to run for mayor in campaign focused on curbing child abuse

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:39
A University of Tokyo professor, who claims to have a woman’s mind and a man’s body, has decided to run for mayor in a city ...

Shinkansen stabbing raises alarm over security ahead of Olympics, rugby cup

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 03:28
The knife attack on a bullet train late Saturday night that left one dead and two injured has prompted experts to urge stronger safety measures ...

Tokyo District Court holds first hearing on expats’ right to vote on Supreme Court justices

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:37
Five Japanese living abroad claimed at the Tokyo District Court on Monday that their inability to participate in national reviews of Supreme Court justices was ...

If Niigata gubernatorial race was a litmus test, Abe and Nikai passed

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:13
Sunday’s gubernatorial race in Niigata Prefecture was seen as a political litmus test for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito ruling coalition ...

Panasonic employee drives innovation by connecting young, enterprising new entrants to Japan’s workforce

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:58
It’s often difficult for people to maintain the enterprising spirit they had when they first entered the workplace, fresh out of university.Especially in a large ...

Mie University ties up with local cake shop to reproduce stress-relieving ninja snacks

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:39
Mie University in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, and Mon Pactole, a cake shop in Nabari in the prefecture, have jointly developed cookies inspired by preserved snacks ...

Myanmar strawberry farmers reduce losses with Japan’s cold-chain logistics

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:39
Japanese expertise in cold-chain logistics is lifting the spirits of strawberry farmers in Myanmar, radically reducing damage due to poor transportation methods and heat before ...

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