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Athletes Village buildings for Tokyo Olympics draw on traditional Japanese woodwork

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The Village Plaza, which will serve as a key facility within the Athletes Village during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was unveiled Wednesday ahead ...

Russia slams Japan’s National Museum of Territory and Sovereignty

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The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday criticized exhibits displayed at Japan’s National Museum of Territory and Sovereignty, which reopened last week.Summoning a representative from the ...

A groundswell of support efforts begin in Japan to help coronavirus-hit Wuhan

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People from around Japan are stepping up support for remaining residents in locked-down Wuhan, a major Chinese city at the center of a coronavirus outbreak.Inagora ...

Japan’s hay fever season set for early start due to warm winter

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Japan’s hay fever season is set to begin earlier than usual this year due to a warmer-than-average winter, a weather information provider said Wednesday.According to ...

Tochigi city launches project to help potential residents open ramen shops

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The municipal government of Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, has launched a project to help potential settlers open ramen noodle shops in the area.The city has already ...

New Harajuku Station building unveiled ahead of March opening

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The new Harajuku Station building in Tokyo’s pop-culture hub, which is set to open on March 21 in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games, was ...

Renovations at Tokyo Games facilities leading to shortage of sports and exhibition facilities

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Renovation work on Olympic and Paralympic venues in Tokyo has been making it difficult for people to find places to play tennis and for companies ...

Ahead of Tokyo Paralympics, one coach teaches and preaches rewards of training disabled athletes

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While some are looking for big rewards from the swell of interest to come from the Tokyo Paralympics, Toshiro Ueda is convinced a brighter future ...

Meet the fiery negotiator behind South Korea’s biggest disputes with Japan

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With the clock ticking on South Korea’s withdrawal from a security pact with Japan in November, President Moon Jae-in sent a blunt-speaking aide on a ...

Japan flies first citizens from China virus epicenter

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Japan on Wednesday airlifted about 200 of its nationals from ground zero of China’s virus epidemic that has killed more than 100 people, and the ...

Poaching of glass eels on the rise in Japan amid surging prices

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 08:30
Japan is struggling to crack down on the poaching of glass eels, which has been on the rise due to surging prices reflecting unprecedentedly poor ...

New NHK chief Maeda vows to push reforms of operations, fees and governance

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 08:25
Terunobu Maeda, the new president of NHK, expressed on Monday his determination to push ahead with reforms of the public broadcaster.“The three-part reforms of operations, ...

Olympic preparations putting damper on work for Tokyo gubernatorial election

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 06:49
Administrative work related to the Tokyo gubernatorial election in July has been affected by preparations for the Summer Olympics starting later that month.Four of Tokyo’s ...

Railway operators in final phase of preparing for Tokyo Games

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 06:09
Railway operators in the Tokyo area are in the final stages of preparations for the Olympics and Paralympics this summer.East Japan Railway Co., or JR ...

Russia issues formal protest after detaining Japanese national seeking ‘classified’ information

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 06:01
Moscow said on Monday that it handed Japanese diplomats a note of protest after a Japanese national was allegedly caught trying to obtain “classified information” ...

Japan panel draws up emergency proposals on cybersecurity

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:56
An expert panel of the communications ministry Monday compiled a set of emergency proposals on cybersecurity ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this ...

Heckling may spur dual surname debate within LDP

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:51
Heckling heard during a recent meeting at the Diet may spark active debate within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on a dual surname system for ...

Tokyo delays sending charter flights to evacuate Japanese from virus-hit Wuhan

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 03:37
The Japanese government will delay the planned dispatch of chartered flights to Wuhan to evacuate Japanese nationals from the Chinese city at the center of ...

Kei Kobayashi first Japanese chef to get three Michelin stars in France

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 21:34
Chef Kei Kobayashi made history Monday by becoming the first Japanese chef to win the maximum three Michelin stars in France.The 42-year-old, who was born ...

Osaka University transplants iPS cell-based heart cells in world’s first clinical trial

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 13:29
An Osaka University team said it has carried out the world’s first transplant of cardiac muscle cells created from iPS cells in a physician-initiated clinical ...

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