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U.S. State Department keeps Japan on top tier of human trafficking list for second year

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:14
Japan remained in a group of countries the United States judges to fully meet minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, according to a ...

Japan to provide 1.3 million vaccines to kids in developing countries as part of U.N. SDG targets

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:00
The government said Friday it will provide vaccines to around 1.3 million children in developing countries in line with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, which address ...

Defense Ministry says Russian bombers violated Japanese airspace, prompting ASDF scramble

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:58
The Defense Ministry said on Thursday that Russian bombers had violated southern Japanese airspace, prompting Air Self-Defense Force fighters to scramble and escort the planes ...

Older drivers in Japan cause fatal accidents at twice the rate of under-75s, report shows

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:10
People aged 75 or older caused more than double the number of fatal traffic accidents in 2018 than drivers younger than them on a per-driver ...

2020 Tokyo Olympic ticket lottery: Too much demand, too few tickets

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 22:47
Want tickets for next year’s Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down.Many already have been. Millions of Japan residents were disappointed Thursday when applicants in ...

No injuries or fire reported after Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter crashes at west Tokyo base

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:32
A general-purpose Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter made a crash landing Friday at Tachikawa Air Base in western Tokyo, breaking off the tail in the process, ...

Tokyo to allow students to bring smartphones to school

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 06:58
Tokyo’s Board of Education said Thursday it has decided to allow students of metropolitan junior high and high schools to bring their mobile electronic devices, ...

Emperor’s succession rite to follow precedent despite controversy

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 06:32
The government approved Thursday the outline of a ritual to be held this fall to proclaim the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito before international guests, following ...

13 women sue Tokyo medical school over rigged entrance exams

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 05:44
A total of 13 women filed a damages suit Thursday against a medical school in Tokyo after it rigged its entrance exams in favor of ...

After trade feuds in Tsukuba, Japan faces uphill task at G20

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 04:01
At the end of November last year, a high-ranking official at the Foreign Ministry looked deeply worried.Earlier that month, Beijing and Washington were bashing each ...

2020 ticket rules ban your content from social media

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 03:11
Attention: Spectators at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year will be allowed to post their photos on social media but not video and audio.Many ...

Japan’s junior high school teachers face longest average working hours: OECD survey

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 02:50
Japanese junior high school teachers worked the longest hours on average among 48 countries and regions surveyed by the OECD, it said Wednesday.Junior high teachers ...

Japanese director of ‘comfort women’ documentary sued by interviewees

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 02:48
A group of seven Japanese intellectuals and activists has sued the director and the distributor of a documentary film that covers the political debates over ...

High-profile defector says Kim has shown ‘great interest’ in meeting Abe, but summit will come at a cost

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 02:17
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has shown “great interest” in meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — with a major caveat — one of ...

After record 16,927 dementia patients went missing in Japan in 2018, expert urges community support

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:44
As the number of people with dementia who were reported missing continues to rise in rapidly graying Japan, an expert in the field is underscoring ...

Visitors to Tokyo Olympics website face long waits as lottery winners announced; overseas sales begin

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:04
Over a million people nationwide logged on to the 2020 Tokyo Games website Thursday to see if they had secured seats at their favorite events ...

Japan rejects South Korea’s proposal to settle wartime labor row through diplomatic channels

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 00:57
Japan rejected an offer by South Korea to settle a wartime labor dispute through diplomatic channels Wednesday, saying the time for talks had already passed ...

Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward bans drinking in some areas for Halloween and New Year’s

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 00:36
The Shibuya Ward Assembly approved an ordinance Wednesday banning the consumption of alcohol on some of the area’s streets and parks during Halloween and New ...

Niigata and Yamagata schools reopen and trains resume operations two days after magnitude 6.7 quake

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 00:20
Most schools and trains in quake-hit areas on the Sea of Japan coast resumed operations on Thursday, the latest signs of recovery from the magnitude ...

Revealed: What happened, physically, to the city of Hiroshima after the A-bomb

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 21:49
Everyone in Japan knows that on Aug. 6, 1945, a nuclear bomb destroyed Hiroshima. But what happened to the mass of building debris that was ...

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