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Japan to limit industries covered in new foreign worker status

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 06:57
The government plans to narrow the scope of the proposed Type 2 resident status for foreign workers to cover only a few industries, including construction, ...

Japan’s nuclear industry growing but likely to miss government’s 2030 target

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:36
The domestic nuclear industry will miss a government target of providing at least a fifth of the country’s electricity by 2030, analysis shows, but the ...

NHK expands disaster-related push notifications to include Chinese language

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:23
Public broadcaster NHK said Thursday it will now provide push notifications in Chinese for disaster-related information via the NHK World news app amid a growing ...

Japanese research shows skipping breakfast leads to weight gain

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:05
Skipping breakfast disrupts the internal body clock and leads to weight gain, a recent study by a Japanese team has shown.The study, led by Hiroaki ...

Japan Airlines pilot temporarily detained in London after drinking alcohol before Tokyo flight

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:04
Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday one of its pilots was temporarily detained, and later released, by British police for drinking alcohol before a flight from ...

Abe asks Seoul to ensure compensation ruling over wartime forced labor will not affect Japanese business interests

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 01:48
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged Seoul to take steps to ensure a court ruling ordering compensation for wartime forced labor does not affect ...

Tokyo struggles to recruit enough volunteer city guides to help during 2020 Summer Games

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:49
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is struggling to recruit volunteer city guides for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the number of applicants currently ...

Central government resumes landfill work for relocation of U.S. Futenma base in Okinawa

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:26
The central government resumed landfill work Thursday to build a replacement facility for a major U.S. military base within Okinawa despite strong local opposition.The resumption ...

Biracial Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki plans visit to U.S. to urge Americans to halt Henoko base

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 22:38
The biracial, newly elected governor of Okinawa plans to visit the United States with a message to the American people: Stop building a disputed military ...

Famed Kyoto kabuki theater reopens after major reinforcement work to guard against earthquakes

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 21:10
The Minamiza Theater in Kyoto reopened Thursday after closing for two years and nine months, during which it was reinforced to guard against earthquakes.The theater, ...

Tokyo police arrest 13 in Shibuya after Halloween mayhem

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 19:19
Police arrested 13 people between Wednesday and Thursday in Tokyo’s Shibuya district for alleged theft and other crimes, as a massive crowd of Halloween revelers ...