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Japan gets mixed assessment from UN over efforts to curb greenhouse gases

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 02:51
The United Nations warned Tuesday that current national commitments to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions are insufficient to meet a 2030 reduction goal, and that ...

Japan’s Upper House begins debate on bill to expand use of foreign labor

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 02:35
Debate on a bill to accept more foreign blue-collar workers began Wednesday in the House of Councillors after the ruling bloc forced it through the ...

Tokyo avoids criticizing Moscow over Ukraine issue ahead of talks on Russian-held islands off Hokkaido

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 02:18
Japan’s government has so far refrained from criticizing Russia over its recent firing on and seizure of Ukrainian naval ships by Russian coast guard vessels, ...

Abe and Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki meet but neither gives an inch on U.S. base transfer

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 02:08
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki on Wednesday failed to find common ground on a controversial plan to relocate a key U.S. ...

Osaka to launch smartphone app providing disaster info for foreign tourists ahead of Expo

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:55
A government bureau in Osaka is set to launch a service next year to that will allow foreign tourists to access disaster information via smartphones, ...

Founder of staffing firm Goodwill Group gets suspended sentence for speeding

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:17
The founder of now-defunct temporary staffing agency Goodwill Group Inc. was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison, suspended for two years, for driving on ...

Aomori nuclear reprocessing plant leaked 20 liters of radioactive water earlier this week

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:25
Twenty liters of water containing radioactive materials were accidentally released at a spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, earlier ...

Hiroshima introduces interactive map to get tourists to visit A-bomb sites off the beaten path

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 23:43
Hiroshima has unveiled the Hiroshima Peace Tourism project, which includes an interactive map showing routes intended to help visitors view the city’s many memorial sites ...

ANA unit searched over pilot’s preflight drinking

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 23:11
An All Nippon Airways Co. unit was searched Wednesday, the same day that a pilot with a Japan Airlines Co. unit was found to have ...

Wall Street Journal says Carlos Ghosn enduring ‘bizarre inquisition’ in Japan

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 20:17
Ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn is enduring a “bizarre inquisition” in Japan, a Wall Street Journal editorial said Tuesday.He has been “held in ...

Murder probe launched after Japanese language school operator found dead in Chiba Prefecture

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 20:15
A 75-year-old man operating a Japanese language school has been found dead at his apartment in Chiba Prefecture, prompting police to launch a murder investigation.The ...

Japan and Jordan agree to boost security cooperation

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 06:34
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Jordan’s King Abdullah II agreed Tuesday in Tokyo to boost their diplomatic and security cooperation in the fight against terrorism ...

Family dispute believed to be at the root of murder of 6 in southwestern Japan

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 06:20
Police believe that a family dispute likely led to the murder of six people whose bodies were found Monday at a home in Miyazaki Prefecture.The ...

Immigration bill set to clear Lower House despite opposition filibuster and no-confidence motion

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 03:17
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition was expected to ram a bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration control law through the Lower House on Tuesday, ...

Japanese and U.S. researchers say allergy shots for pregnant women may protect babies for life

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 02:40
A group of researchers based in Japan and the United States believe that administering allergy shots to women during pregnancy could prevent their unborn children ...

Abe to meet Okinawa Gov. Tamaki on Wednesday over U.S. base transfer

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:43
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet with Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki on Wednesday to discuss a controversial plan to relocate a key U.S. ...

Constitutional referendum would unleash TV blitz never before seen in Japan

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:32
If Japan ever calls a referendum on whether to revise the postwar Constitution, it could spark a heated TV advertising war, akin to what the ...

Japan to issue coins commemorating 2019 Rugby World Cup

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:18
Japan will issue gold and silver coins to commemorate the country’s hosting of next year’s Rugby World Cup, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.The gold coin, ...

Woman arrested for allegedly stabbing two police officers in Hiroshima

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 00:53
A woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stabbing two policemen who were visiting her home in the city of Hiroshima, police said.Yoko Kimura, 43, was ...

JAL headquarters raided following pilot’s heavy drinking before flight from London

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 00:22
The transport ministry on Tuesday conducted an on-site inspection of Japan Airlines Co. after one of its pilots was arrested in Britain for heavy drinking ...

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