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Bullying in Japanese schools surged 31% to record high in 2018: survey

51 min 30 sec ago
Bullying cases reported at schools across Japan totaled 543,933 in fiscal 2018, up 31.3 percent from a year earlier and the highest level on record, ...

Japan’s Cabinet approves postponing emperor’s enthronement parade until Nov. 10

1 hour 53 min ago
In the aftermath of the deadly typhoon last weekend, the Cabinet on Friday approved the postponement of Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement parade until Nov. 10.However, the ...

‘More like us’: Japan’s imperial couple put relaxed face on the monarchy

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 22:50
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have brought a more relaxed touch to one of the world’s oldest monarchies, chatting in English with foreign visitors, laughing ...

Japan Car Sharing Association seeks vehicles to lend to Typhoon Hagibis victims

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 21:08
A group in northeastern Japan is soliciting donations of cars to help people who lost their vehicles in disasters as it is preparing to provide ...

Women make up 80 percent of cancer patients aged 20-39 in Japan, study shows

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 20:46
Women make up around 80 percent of cancer patients between the ages of 20 to 39 in Japan, a study by two national medical centers ...

Landslides hit 2020 Tokyo Olympic cycling race road in Kanagawa Prefecture

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 20:09
Sagamihara municipal officials said Thursday that landslides have hit a road which will be used for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic cycling road races.The landslides were ...

Second Marine misidentified in iconic Iwo Jima picture

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:14
The U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday acknowledged an error in the identity of a second Marine pictured lifting the American flag over Iwo Jima in ...

In sarcastic remark, Tokyo governor says Olympic marathon should take place on Russian-held islands

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 06:07
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, irked by the International Olympic Committee’s plan to move the 2020 Summer Games marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, quipped ...

Three months after Kyoto Animation attack, arrest of suspect not yet in sight

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 05:49
The suspect in the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation Co. has yet to recover enough to be arrested even three months after the incident, ...

Japan to participate in U.S. lunar exploration program

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 05:09
Japan’s space policy committee in the Cabinet Office decided Thursday to participate in the U.S. program to land astronauts on the moon by 2024.Tokyo will ...

Over 23,000 hectares of Japan flooded by deadly typhoon

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:34
More than 23,000 hectares of the main island of Honshu have been confirmed to be flooded after a deadly typhoon hit with record-breaking rainfall and ...

Mie’s first-in-Japan 24-hour interpretation service for child care counseling boosts efficiency

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 01:34
The Mie Prefectural Government has been operating Japan’s first 24-hour multilingual telephone interpretation service for public counseling centers dealing with child care issues since last ...

Japan to establish panel to improve disaster info for foreign visitors in wake of Typhoon Hagibis

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 00:57
Transport minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said Wednesday that he will set up a panel to improve the dissemination of information to foreign visitors in times of ...

Two Japanese make BBC’s list of world’s 100 most influential women

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 00:51
Two Japanese women, one behind a campaign against women being forced under corporate rules to wear high heels at work and the other a collegiate ...

Typhoon Hagibis: A night in an evacuation shelter shows just how fragile Tokyo life can be

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 00:45
If you look at a map of Kitasenju in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward, you will see that it’s almost entirely surrounded by water.The Arakawa River to ...

Japan may delay Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement parade amid Typhoon Hagibis aftermath

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:45
The government is considering postponing the enthronement parade for Emperor Naruhito slated for Tuesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday, apparently in consideration of the ...

Wheelchair rugby team guns for share of spotlight as Japan excels at World Cup

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:31
While the ongoing Rugby World Cup has raised the profile of the sport in Japan, wheelchair rugby players also hope to earn a share of ...

Seiichi Eto becomes first Japan minister to visit Tokyo’s war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in over two years

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:31
Seiichi Eto, minister in charge of Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs, visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday, becoming the first Cabinet minister to do ...

JICA and Kumamoto team up to better cope with prefecture’s burgeoning non-Japanese population

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:07
The Japan International Cooperation Agency and Kumamoto Prefecture will launch a project next year to train young Japanese to help the prefecture handle its ever-growing ...

Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 06:13
Two players from the Uruguay team tackled a staff member and damaged property at a restaurant in the city of Kumamoto during a drinking session ...

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