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Japan probing ministries over padded employment rates of disabled

3 hours 46 sec ago
Japan has begun investigating ministries and agencies suspected of having padded its employment rates of people with disabilities for over 40 years to match a ...

Escaped rape suspect may have snatched purses in Osaka while on the run

9 hours 32 min ago
A rape suspect who escaped from an Osaka Prefecture police station earlier this week may have snatched purses from several people since going on the ...

Bugs struggle amid Japan’s record summer heat

11 hours 54 min ago
People aren’t the only ones affected by heat waves.High temperatures recorded over an extended period this summer have apparently caused insects, such as mosquitoes and ...

Bucking superstition, Japanese woman tunnels way to top of civil-engineering world

12 hours 8 min ago
For civil engineer Reiko Abe, 55, being competent at her job was never enough. Her sex and the superstitions surrounding it caused her to be ...

Survival of Japanese toddler, found after being lost for three days, hailed as a miracle

13 hours 36 min ago
This week’s discovery of an uninjured 2-year-old boy who had been missing for three days on an island in western Japan is being called a ...

Mother of toddler found safe in western Japan expresses relief and joy

14 hours 40 min ago
The mother of a 2-year-old boy who was found safe three days after he went missing on an island in Yamaguchi Prefecture expressed her relief ...

Venezuela slams remarks by Foreign Minister Taro Kono as interference

14 hours 52 min ago
The Venezuelan foreign minister slammed Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Wednesday over his remarks on the Latin American country’s democracy as meddling in domestic affairs.The ...

Japanese city turns to digitalization to keep World War II memories alive

15 hours 16 min ago
With memories of World War II fading 73 years after its end — and with fewer people remaining who have firsthand experience — a suburb ...

Famed ‘Death Railway’ stirs Thai debate on UNESCO World Heritage application

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:47
As Thailand pushes for a notorious railway built by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II to become a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, ...

Foreign visitors to Japan up 5.6% in July but natural disasters slow growth

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:59
The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan rose 5.6 percent in July from a year earlier to 2,832,000, but the pace of increase slowed ...

Volunteer group in Hiroshima cleans photos from areas hit by torrential rain to preserve precious memories

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:54
Yutaka Ito is leading a volunteer effort in Hiroshima to clean photographs that were blemished during torrential rain in the city and other parts of ...

In sign of better ties, China tells fishermen to steer clear of disputed, Japan-held Senkaku islets

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 18:12
In another sign of improving bilateral relations, Chinese fishery authorities have instructed fishermen not to get close to the disputed Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands, a source ...

Female panda born at Wakayama zoo in western Japan

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 18:00
A female giant panda was born at a zoo in the town of town of Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, the facility’s operator said Wednesday.The mother panda, ...

Yokohama kin to receive fallen soldier’s second WWII ‘good luck flag’ after getting first one in 2016

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:26
Relatives of fallen Japanese soldier Masamoto Abe will receive his second Yosegaki Hinomaru — a “good luck flag” signed by friends and family that Japanese ...

Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck off Alaska: ‘So many’ to rescue

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:18
Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the ...

Former senior education ministry official is charged over alleged corruption

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 06:37
Prosecutors indicted a former senior education ministry official Wednesday on suspicion he was wined and dined by a consulting firm executive in return for providing ...

Japanese remember the fallen and pray for a peaceful future on WWII anniversary

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:15
On the 73rd anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II on Wednesday, people across the nation remembered the country’s past and expressed hopes that ...

Toddler found safe after three days missing on Yamaguchi Prefecture island

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:09
A 2-year-old boy was found safe and well Wednesday after going missing for three days during a visit to a small island in western Japan, ...

Utterance of ‘remorse’ suggests war still haunts Emperor Akihito

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:26
Emperor Akihito, 84, was a 47-year-old crown prince on Aug. 7, 1981, when he faced reporters during a news conference in Tokyo.He was asked to ...

Kyoto police shine light on darknet after major breakthrough in crackdown on child pornography

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:30
After a man was arrested in June for allegedly operating what appeared to be Japan’s largest child pornography website, experts believe police are making progress ...

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