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Japan’s convenience store giants to remove pornographic magazines from shelves

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 02:48
The three largest convenience chain operators now plan to remove pornographic magazines from their store shelves across the nation by the end of August, after ...

Government cuts off subsidies to Tokyo Medical University over entrance exam discrimination

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 01:17
The education ministry said Tuesday it will not provide any subsidies to Tokyo Medical University for this or the next fiscal year after the institution ...

Japan government to boost support for rural experience programs for children

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 01:05
The central government will strengthen its financial support for programs in which elementary, junior high and high school students stay in the countryside in communities ...

Kumamoto to showcase recovery as host of Asia-Pacific water security meeting in 2020

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:43
The city of Kumamoto will host an international meeting in 2020 to discuss water security issues in the Asia-Pacific region, the city’s mayor said Monday.For ...

Japan to recommend southwestern islands in Kagoshima and Okinawa for UNESCO listing again

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:31
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a decision to again recommend a chain of southwestern islands as a candidate for UNESCO’s 2020 World Heritage list, after ...

Four men arrested over online romance scam after woman cheated out of millions of yen

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:26
Four men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly scamming several women out of large amounts of money by feigning romantic interest online.The men approached a number ...

Mystery deepens over human bones used as teaching aids at schools in Japan

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 23:45
The mystery over the recently discovered use of real human bones as skeleton models at schools has continued to deepen.How the real bones were procured ...

Government and firms in Japan will have to show how they are fighting sexual harassment under revised law, sources say

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 23:45
Central and local governments as well as private-sector firms will be required to document the ways they are fighting sexual harassment in their annual action ...

Turkish asylum-seeker laments Japan’s system of detention for months on end

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:54
Separated from his wife by a transparent barrier in a visiting room at the immigration detention center in Minato Ward, Tokyo, Colak touched it with ...

Hay fever season predicted to arrive in mid-February across much of Japan

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 21:48
If you suffer from hay fever and live in eastern or western Japan, forecasters recommend starting treatment as soon as possible.This spring’s pollen season is ...

Princess Mako’s boyfriend to announce family’s money issues are resolved

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:58
Kei Komuro, the longtime boyfriend of Princess Mako, will soon announce his family has resolved financial issues that have caused the couple’s marriage to be ...

Shooting in Tokyo’s Kabukicho district leaves man dead

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 06:21
A man was fatally shot Monday in a karaoke bar in Tokyo’s famous Kabukicho entertainment district, police said.A suspect fled the scene. Both the suspect ...

Japan reveals audio evidence and terminates talks with South Korea over radar lock-on dispute

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 03:22
The Defense Ministry announced Monday it will terminate talks with its South Korean counterpart over the radar lock-on dispute, while revealing what it claims are ...

Government plans extra seabed reinforcement for new U.S. base, but Okinawa expected to resist

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 02:36
The government is set to alter part of the plan to build a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, to ...

Three who dressed as policemen in ¥750 million gold bar theft in Fukuoka get prison terms

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:45
A court on Monday sentenced three men to up to seven years in prison over the theft of gold bars worth ¥750 million ($6.8 million) ...

Emperor and Empress mourn for civilian sailors slain in Allied attacks during WWII

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:19
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko mourned on Monday tens of thousands of civilian mariners who lost their lives in attacks by the Allied powers during ...

Japanese couple make rare transition from IT world to handmade miso-making

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 22:41
For people used to the fast-paced tech world, making miso in a sleepy town in Japan’s countryside might not seem too appealing — unless they ...

Factory night views of Yokkaichi are a tourist draw and a bitter legacy of pollution

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 22:33
Factory night view cruises in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, are recently attracting visitors from across the nation. While the city’s tourism association hopes the tour will ...

On doctor’s orders, Japan alpinist Yuichiro Miura, 86, abandons bid to scale South America’s highest peak

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 21:27
Yuichiro Miura, an 86-year-old Japanese alpinist and professional skier, has given up on his attempt to conquer the 6,959-meter Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in ...

Japan’s Taro Kono and U.S. top envoy Mike Pompeo to meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit to keep pressure on Pyongyang

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 21:04
Foreign Minister Taro Kono and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed Monday to coordinate closely in addressing North Korea’s denuclearization, and to meet in ...

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