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Japan eager to settle territorial row with Russia, Suga tells Putin

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Hours before the talks between the leaders, Russia announced the start of military exercises on two of the disputed islands involving more than 1,500 personnel.

Suga pick for special adviser may reflect desire to sway media narratives

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The prime minister may be hoping Meiji Kakizaki will offer a direct liaison between the Prime Minister’s Office and political reporters.

AI speakers play growing role in daily life of Japan’s seniors and disabled

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The devices have found popularity with older people and those with disabilities.

Tokyo logs 212 coronavirus cases, soaring back after weekend dip

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People in their 20s made up the largest proportion of the group, at 52, while those in their 30s and 40s totaled 72.

Billing scam suspected in surge of calls from nonexistent numbers

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Mobile phone calls received in Japan from nonexistent international phone numbers surged in September in a suspected billing fraud and victimized at least one woman, ...

Top diplomats from ‘Quad’ countries to meet Oct. 6 in Tokyo

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The U.S., Japan, Australia and India have been bolstering cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region amid growing Chinese assertiveness.

Some driver’s license renewal lectures to go online

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The National Police Agency will introduce an online video lecture for so-called excellent drivers.

Government and LDP to pay half of ¥190 million Nakasone funeral

2 hours 33 min ago
The cost will be split evenly between the government and the LDP, but the spending plan has been drawing criticism, especially on the internet, for ...

Hayabusa2’s next next mission: small, rapidly spinning asteroid

2 hours 56 min ago
The craft is set to travel to an asteroid some 10 billion kilometers away, arriving in July 2031.

Fewer infections lead Japan to study relaxing rule on eating in cinemas

3 hours 26 min ago
Eating is currently only allowed if audiences are limited to 50 percent of seating capacity.

Japan considers holding crown prince’s proclamation ceremonies in November

3 hours 29 min ago
Following the proclamation ceremonies, the government is likely to start full-fledged discussions on how to ensure stable imperial succession.

Japan to start easing outbound travel advisory in stages from October

3 hours 41 min ago
Downgrading of advisories to start with those where the pace of new coronavirus infections is slow, including Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

Project to start for supplying iPS cells widely at lower cost

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 13:39
The aim of the project is to supply the cells to 1,000 patients per year at ¥1 million per person.

Aid eyed for local governments promoting My Number cards

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 13:06
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga aims to increase My Number card holders to nearly the whole of the country's population by the end of fiscal 2022.

Princess Yuriko, great-aunt of emperor, diagnosed with heart failure

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 11:19
The 97-year-old princess, the widow of Prince Mikasa, is in a stable condition and is able to converse and eat.

Tokyo confirms 78 new COVID-19 cases Monday

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 09:21
People in their 20s made up the largest proportion of the group, at 26, while those in their 30s and 40s totaled 28, the metropolitan ...

Overseas students in Japan face bleak job outlook due to pandemic

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 09:10
According to a survey in July, 68.5 percent of foreign students set to graduate next spring were without job offers compared to 22.3 percent of ...

Government sued over failure to fully and promptly disclose ‘Abenomask’ costs

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 08:13
The plaintiff claims it was unreasonable for the government to withhold the information as it prevents discussion of whether the mask policy was appropriate.

Japan Coast Guard has brush with Taiwanese fishing boat off Senkakus

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 07:55
The incident occurred within Japan's territorial waters as the patrol boat was warning the fishing vessel to leave while sailing alongside it.

Mount Fuji observes first snowfall of the season

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 07:10
Mount Fuji saw its first snowfall of autumn on Monday, occurring two days earlier than usual and 24 days earlier than last year, the Kofu ...