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Abe and Macron to seek closer coordination on global issues; PM offers ‘unwavering support’ for Notre Dame

11 hours 30 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday asked French President Emmanuel Macron for closer bilateral coordination in addressing trade and other global issues before Japan hosts ...

At Tokyo C20, civil society leaders from around the world press to be heard at Osaka G20

14 hours 35 min ago
Civil society leaders from 40 countries concluded a three-day gathering in Tokyo on Tuesday with calls that, amid violence and legal restrictions on them globally, ...

Tepco transfers first nuclear fuel out of No. 3 reactor building at crippled Fukushima plant

15 hours 5 min ago
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant said Tuesday it has transferred some nuclear fuel from one of the reactor buildings ...

Japanese train companies devise various deals to celebrate end of Heisei and dawning of Reiwa

15 hours 36 min ago
Railway operators across Japan are offering myriad package deals ranging from overnight tours to countdowns inside carriages for passengers who want to celebrate the upcoming ...

U.S.-chartered ship and Japanese research vessel to join deep-sea search for SDF’s lost F-35A

17 hours 37 min ago
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Tuesday a U.S.-chartered ship will within this month join a deep-sea search for an F-35A fighter jet that recently crashed ...

Emperor visits father’s tomb before April 30 abdication

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:56
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the tomb of Emperor Showa in Hachioji, western Tokyo, on Tuesday for an official ceremony to mark the Emperor’s ...

Hanshin Expressway to be closed for up to four days for G20

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:05
The Osaka Prefectural Police said Monday that it will close almost all major sections of the Hanshin Expressway for up to four days for the ...

Cross-party group of around 70 lawmakers visits Japan’s war-linked Yasukuni Shrine

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 21:50
A cross-party group of about 70 lawmakers visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Tuesday during its annual spring festival to pay respects to Japan’s war ...

Japan softens tone on North Korea and Russia in foreign policy report as Abe pursues deals

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 21:42
The government removed a reference to applying “maximum pressure” on North Korea and stopped short of explicitly claiming ownership of a group of Russian-held islands ...

New ‘air-a’: Canny Japanese firm sells tins of Heisei air

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 21:31
With just days to go until Japan ushers in a new era with the ascension of a new Emperor, one entrepreneurial company is cashing in ...

Japan’s youngest pro go player, 10-year-old Sumire Nakamura, loses debut match

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 20:57
Japan’s youngest professional go player, Sumire Nakamura, who is 10 years and one month old, failed to seal victory in her official debut match on ...

Japan, Russia to step up talks on economic activity on disputed isles

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:42
Japan and Russia have agreed to start new working-level talks regarding joint economic activity on the four disputed islands off Hokkaido, Foreign Ministry officials said.The ...

Gold tub at Japanese resort recognized by Guinness as world’s heaviest

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:16
An 18-carat gold bathtub weighing 154.2 kilograms at a Japanese hot spring resort has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the heaviest on the ...

Abe leaves for Europe, N. America with G20 and China in mind

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 03:32
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarked Monday on an eight-day European and North American trip hoping to rally support to jointly tackle global issues such as ...

Abe plans to use upcoming big events to distract Japanese public from election routs, experts say

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 02:52
The Liberal Democratic Party’s defeat in two by-elections on Sunday is likely to prompt the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to use upcoming diplomatic ...

Record six women secure mayor jobs in Japan’s local elections, though two won uncontested

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 02:31
A record six women have secured city mayoralty in this year’s quadrennial unified local elections.On Sunday, the second and final round of the elections took ...

U.S. may back commercial use of Yokota base during 2020 Tokyo Olympics, top officer says

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 02:27
A top commander of U.S. Forces Japan backed the idea Monday of allowing commercial aircraft to use the U.S. military’s Yokota Air Base, located in ...

Former LDP lawmaker Tsuyoshi Tabata referred to prosecutors over alleged rape while woman slept

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:43
Police on Monday referred a former Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker to prosecutors following an allegation of forced sexual intercourse involving a woman he was dating ...

Hiroshima bone marrow donors dwindling with age amid lack of registration volunteers and education

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:36
Following renowned swimmer Rikako Ikee’s announcement of her leukemia diagnosis, public interest in donating bone marrow has increased, especially in Hiroshima Prefecture, which has more ...

Cosplaying eccentric Mac Akasaka of the Smile Party snags seat in Tokyo ward assembly

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 00:37
He clambers out from under the table, wearing a pink Hooter’s tank top while sporting fluffy angel wings and a halo, before bowing deeply toward ...

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