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Contemporary Japanese artist Nara wants to raise awareness on struggles faced by refugees

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 01:34
Contemporary Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara urged visitors to an international aid symposium in Tokyo to try to “imagine” being in the shoes of displaced persons ...

Multilingual translation tools spread in Japan with new visa system

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 01:26
The use of multilingual translation tools is expanding in Japan, where foreign workers are expected to increase in the wake of April’s launch of new ...

Olympic venue for rowing, canoeing events opens in Tokyo Bay

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 00:02
A grand opening ceremony was held Sunday to mark the completion of Sea Forest Waterway, the venue on Tokyo Bay that will host the rowing, ...

Former All Black player recalls the day Kamaishi was washed away

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 21:45
March 11, 2011, is a date that will stick long in the memory of former All Black Pita Alatini, and not just because it was ...

The week ahead for June 17 to June 23

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 21:32
MondayDefense Minister Takeshi Iwaya to visit Akita Prefecture amid local anger at errors in a geographical survey which his ministry used to select it as ...

Drug devised to replace chemotherapy may reshape cancer care

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 21:23
A class of drugs is emerging that can attack cancer cells in the body without damaging surrounding healthy ones. They have the potential to replace ...

Police officer stabbed in Osaka Prefecture, man flees with service pistol

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 20:51
A police officer was stabbed and his pistol was stolen in the northern Osaka Prefecture city of Suita, authorities said Sunday, with the male suspect ...

Combating an unfounded fear of Japan’s recluses

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:53
Although the term “hikikomori,” which describes people who shun social contact and seek extreme degrees of isolation, has been in common use for several decades, ...

Many foreign hopefuls apply to join Aichi Prefecture-based ninja troupe

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:49
Several applicants living overseas have applied to join a group of ninja in Aichi Prefecture.Of the 20 applicants for a position that became available in ...

‘Lawyerlessness’ is a luxury Japan can no longer afford

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:42
In 1983, Time magazine looked at Japan and saw, to its astonishment, a “land without lawyers.” “Most Japanese,” said its report, “live — and die ...

Examining the morbid fascination with violence on social media in Japan

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:40
Twenty-one-year-old Yuka Takaoka stabbed a man in an apartment in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district in late May, leaving him in a critical condition. During questioning, Takaoka ...

Oshio Heihachiro: Confusing Confucianism

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:32
In 1837 famine raged: In Europe, socialist consciousness was dawning, but in Japan, shut tight for two centuries against the outside world, revolt against the ...

Local residents concerned about planned expressway closures during June 28-29 Osaka summit

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 04:37
A planned expressway closure for the Group of 20 summit in Osaka on June 28-29 is giving rise to concern about its impact on local ...

Warning to Japan? Tanker attacks lead to speculation over who is responsible

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 02:07
Thursday’s attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, including one operated by a Japanese firm, led to a fury of speculation over the ...

Amid U.S.-China trade war, Osaka braces for G20 summit

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:41
Ready or not Osaka, here it comes. The Group of 20 Summit, that is.In less than two weeks, one of the world’s largest gatherings of ...

Japan’s Daiwa House apologizes after video emerges of man’s half-naked swim in apartment water tank

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 22:07
Daiwa House Industry Co. has apologized after a video was posted online showing a man swimming in a water tank for an apartment building built ...

Poll shows nearly 40% back Osaka merger plan; 24% oppose

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 21:17
Nearly 40 percent of the public nationwide approve of the Osaka merger plan, far exceeding those who oppose it, an opinion poll said.As many as ...

Kyushu Electric set to take reactor offline due to delay in anti-terrorism facility

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 20:25
Kyushu Electric Power Co. is seen halting a Kagoshima Prefecture nuclear reactor next March due to a delay in the construction of a facility meant ...

Japan’s Izumo helicopter carrier, destroyer visit Vietnam’s strategic Cam Ranh port

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 18:21
The Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Izumo helicopter carrier and a destroyer arrived at Vietnam’s strategic Cam Ranh International Port on Friday in a move seen as ...

Abe denounces tanker attacks, but stays silent on possible suspects

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:53
KYODOJapan “resolutely denounces” attacks on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, regardless of who is responsible for them, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said ...

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