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Challenges await Japan as Trump presidency enters its third year

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 01:02
On Sept. 26 in New York, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was facing reporters at a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump when Trump ...

Japan mulls release of new evidence of alleged South Korean radar lock

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 22:41
The government is looking to release new evidence it says proves its claim that a South Korean warship locked its fire-control radar on a Maritime ...

U.S. Navy chief calls on Japan and South Korea to hold talks

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:28
U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has called for constructive discussions between Japan and South Korea to improve relations, with a view to ...

Japan to ban global tech giants from using content contained in domestic email, other data

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:06
The communications ministry plans to prohibit global information technology giants from using email content and other communications data without users’ consent in Japan, informed sources ...

Japan eyes informal multiparty talks over Sea of Japan name dispute

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:02
Japan is considering holding informal talks with South Korea and other countries on a dispute over the name of the Sea of Japan, a top ...

Number of flu patients nationwide rises to alarming level

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:33
The number of influenza patients per medical institution in Japan exceeded the alarm level of 30, which suggests an outbreak of the disease, in the ...

Number of visitors to Japan by cruise ships fell in 2018

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:55
The number of visitors to Japan by cruise ships in 2018 dropped 3.3 percent from the previous year to 2,446,000, the first fall since statistics ...

Abe Cabinet approves reworked 2019 draft budget after Japan jobs data debacle

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 03:07
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday approved a draft budget for fiscal 2019 that had to be reworked to add ¥650 million ...

Suicides in 2018 to November fell for ninth straight year to 37-year low, but rate among girls is rising

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:52
The number of suicides in Japan in the first 11 months of 2018 dropped 3.4 percent from a year earlier to 20,598, down for the ...

Japan launches Epsilon rocket carrying seven satellites, including one supposed to generate fake meteor shower

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:39
Japan successfully launched on Friday morning a low-cost Epsilon rocket carrying seven satellites built by 10 organizations, including a space venture aiming to create artificial ...

JAL hands details of new checks and rules to tackle flight crew boozing to government

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:32
Japan Airlines Co. submitted to the government Friday new rules concerning alcohol consumption by flight staff and measures to monitor enforcement, following a series of ...

Tokyo Metro aims to ease morning rush hour overcrowding — with free soba and tempura

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:29
Instead of a worm, Tokyo’s early bird commuters could get free soba noodles with tempura if enough of them take part in a new plan ...

Japan ranked 10th in report on global responsiveness to child sexual abuse

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 01:56
Japan is among the top 10 countries for effectively tackling the worldwide problem of child sexual abuse but can still do more, according to a ...

Last public school in Iwate wrecked by 3/11 quake and tsunami rebuilt in Rikuzentakata

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 01:19
A ceremony marking the reconstruction of an elementary school — the last public school in Iwate Prefecture heavily damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami ...

Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn again ask Tokyo court to grant bail

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:40
Lawyers for former Nissan Motor Co. boss Carlos Ghosn on Friday requested for a second time that a Tokyo court grant bail to the 64-year-old, ...

Foreign Minister Taro Kono may meet with South Korean counterpart at Davos amid frosty ties

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:17
Foreign Minister Taro Kono may meet his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, next week on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic ...

‘Teaching without teaching’: Creator of KenKen puzzles cultivates young minds through math and fun

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:12
Mathematics teacher and puzzle creator Tetsuya Miyamoto says he’s probably watched Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” at least 20 times.Miyamoto, whose numerical and logical puzzle ...

South Korean high court upholds ruling against Nachi-Fujikoshi over wartime forced labor

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:47
A South Korean court on Friday upheld a compensation order against machinery-maker Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. over wartime forced labor, the latest in a string of rulings ...

Dozens of North Korean boats, some carrying human remains, continue to wash ashore in northern Japan

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 21:42
Numerous wooden boats believed to have drifted from North Korea to Tohoku’s Sea of Japan coast have been left where they washed up as local ...

Banksy does Tokyo? Officials checking if years-old graffiti is work of legendary British street artist

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:25
Officials are trying to verify if a drawing of a rat holding an umbrella that has been spray painted near a monorail station in central ...

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