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Police seek prosecution of 14-year-old for threatening Tokyo school over Armani uniforms

58 min 17 sec ago
Police have sent prosecutors papers on a 14-year-old boy for allegedly threatening a public elementary school in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district that introduced uniforms designed ...

Japan’s education minister apologizes after magazine reveals his visit to ‘sexy yoga’ studio by official car

3 hours 14 min ago
Education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi apologized Wednesday after a magazine reported the day before that he used an official ministry car to visit a “sexy yoga” ...

Japan calls on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty members to push N. Korea further on nukes

15 hours 12 min ago
Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday called on parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to urge North Korea to go beyond a freeze of nuclear ...

Moon tells Abe he will raise Japanese abduction issue during summit with Kim

15 hours 20 min ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he will raise the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea ...

IOC to remain ‘politically neutral’ toward North Korea’s involvement in 2020 Tokyo Olympics: vice president

18 hours 8 min ago
International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates stressed Tuesday that the IOC will remain “politically neutral” toward North Korea’s participation at the 2020 Tokyo Games ...

Hunt for inmate continues after escape from open prison in Ehime Prefecture

19 hours 39 min ago
Thousands of police officers and 16 police dogs have been hunting in vain for an inmate who escaped from a an open prison in Imabari, ...

Japan’s NTT to block websites with links to pirated manga, anime and other content

20 hours 17 min ago
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said Monday it will block access to websites that link visitors to sites where they can read pirated comics and ...

Japan and China vow to cooperate on sports and youth exchanges in first cultural talks in nine years

20 hours 32 min ago
Japan and China agreed on Monday to bolster sports and youth exchanges in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 ...

Endangered bat, believed to be extinct locally, discovered in former U.S. training area in Okinawa

20 hours 46 min ago
A former U.S. military training site in Okinawa Prefecture provided a precious refuge for a critically endangered bat unseen on the prefecture’s main island for ...

FOCUS: G-7 backs Japan on abductees and security ahead of U.S.-N. Korea summit

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:49
In the run-up to a planned historic summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders, Japan has won broader international backing for its efforts to ...

Tokyo man switched at birth seeks out parents, and answers

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:21
For a Tokyo man, being told by friends and neighbors that he looked nothing like his parents was a source of pain growing up, and ...

Prosecutors question key Ex-Finance Ministry exec Sagawa over document tampering

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:21
Public prosecutors have questioned former Finance Ministry bureaucrat Nobuhisa Sagawa on a voluntary basis over the ministry’s falsification of documents related to the controversial discount ...

Son of Brazilian migrant set to qualify as lawyer in Japan

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:38
Eiji Teruya, a third-generation Japanese-Brazilian and son of a migrant worker, has passed the bar exam and is getting ready to go to work as ...

Abe Cabinet approves top Finance Ministry bureaucrat’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:58
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the resignation of the top Finance Ministry bureaucrat over sexual harassment allegations as criticism of the government’s approach to the ...

Former Zaitokukai member pressed with libel charges for hate speech against Korean school in Kyoto

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:32
Prosecutors have indicted without arrest a former senior member of a civic group that campaigns against ethnic Korean residents in Japan on libel charges over ...

Veteran LDP lawmaker Hakubun Shimomura calls sexual harassment whistleblowing almost a ‘crime’

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:28
Veteran Lower House member and former education minister Hakubun Shimomura said a reporter’s decision to record sexually suggestive remarks by the top Finance Ministry bureaucrat ...

Disgraced Niigata governor to get ¥14.7 million retirement bonus

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:33
The retirement bonus of Niigata Gov. Ryuichi Yoneyama, who announced his resignation last week over a sex scandal, is expected to total some ¥14.7 million, ...

Japan Sumo Association to hold meeting on Saturday to discuss its policy of excluding women from the ring

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:24
The Japan Sumo Association will hold an extraordinary meeting of its board of directors on Saturday to discuss its long-standing policy of excluding women from ...

Couple arrested at Tokyo’s Haneda airport for attempting to smuggle meth worth ¥1.8 billion

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:17
A 43-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife have been arrested at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine with an approximate street value of ...

Opposition camp pressures Finance Ministry to punish Junichi Fukuda over alleged sex harassment

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 02:50
Opposition parties on Monday pushed the Finance Ministry to punish its top official by blocking his eligibility for full retirement benefits in the wake of ...

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