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Sweeping onsen wreathed in verdant repose

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:30
With a history of around 1,300 years, the Tamatsukuri Onsen area is home to an abundance of hot spring ryokan (traditional Japanese inns). Among them ...

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee wants Saudis pressured at G-20

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:33
The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi said she hopes Group of 20 leaders put pressure on Saudi Arabia at a summit this week to ...

Japan to promote Okinawa to Indians as outbound wedding destination

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:24
Japan is looking to promote Okinawa Prefecture in India as a wedding tourism destination as one of its initiatives to woo Indian tourists to the ...

Japanese government cites Trump as denying report he considered ending defense pact

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 03:12
In Tokyo on Tuesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga quoted U.S. President Donald Trump as having denied a report that he had recently mentioned the ...

Abe Cabinet survives no-confidence motion in Lower House over handling of pension report

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:20
A no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was voted down Tuesday in the House of Representatives, with the ruling bloc fending ...

Graffiti found on stone wall near Emperor Naruhito’s residence

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 01:39
Graffiti was found Tuesday morning on a stone wall that surrounds the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo, where Emperor Naruhito and his family reside, police said.Red ...

Kyoto court hands man suspended sentence for forcing women into sex trade to clear ‘debts’

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 01:35
On Tuesday, a court sentenced a 30-year-old man to 2½ years in prison, suspended for four years, for pushing women into the sex trade to ...

90% of foreign residents in Japan say they need more public support with living conditions, survey finds

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 00:41
About 90 percent of foreign residents in Japan who responded to a government survey say they need more public support with their living conditions, with ...

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan sets out social welfare-focused election platform

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 23:32
The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the nation’s main opposition party, on Monday unveiled a set of pledges for this summer’s Upper House election focused ...

Japan aims to provide one computer to every student by 2025

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 21:55
Japan aims to make a computer terminal available to every school student by around fiscal 2025, the education ministry said Tuesday.The target is included in ...

Setting record, 31.5% of those who passed Japan’s public servant exam this year were women

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 21:34
Women accounted for 31.5 percent of those who passed the career-track national public servant examination in fiscal 2019, topping 30 percent for the first time, ...

Filipino worker with new visa category reflects on opportunities and challenges of living in Japan

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 21:11
Overseas workers in April sat the first-ever exam for the newly introduced Specified Skilled Worker visa category.One of them — aspiring hotel worker Magil Farah ...

Man arrested after two men die in Nagoya stabbing incident

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 20:32
Two men have died after a man attacked them with a knife in Nagoya on Monday night, police said.Early on Tuesday police arrested Toshihiko Sato, ...

Trump muses privately about ending ‘unfair’ postwar U.S.-Japan defense pact

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 19:34
U.S. President Donald Trump has recently mused to confidants about withdrawing from a long-standing defense treaty with Japan that he thinks treats the United States ...

A wellspring of history, innovation

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:30
Boasting flourishing industries and a plethora of sights steeped in rich history, the Kansai region has long been a political, cultural and commercial center of ...

A role in shaping the future

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:25
Firstly, we are delighted to be able to host the G20 Summit in Osaka. We would also like to extend our warmest welcome to everyone ...

Global spotlight on Kansai

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:22
The Kansai region is expected to continue garnering attention in coming months and years as a string of major international events takes place in the ...

Region rich in cultural assets

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:20
The Kansai region, not only renowned as home to Japan’s ancient capital, but still considered a major economic and cultural center today, boasts many cultural ...

Agricultural sustainability for a growing population

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:20
On a sunny weekend during rice-planting season, the people of Japan’s largest rice-producing prefecture, Niigata, welcomed ministers and delegates from the 20 major economies of ...

Shinkansen eases trips from Kansai to Setouchi, Hiroshima

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:45
The picturesque Seto Inland Sea area of western Japan is a popular tourist destination, home to a variety of scenic beauty, historic attractions and a ...

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