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No systematic cover-up of faulty jobs data at labor ministry, investigative panel says

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 02:40
A panel investigating faulty jobs data denied Wednesday that there had been a systematic cover-up at the labor ministry, saying top bureaucrats had been unaware ...

Veteran Japanese journalist Fumio Matsuo, who sought to foster reconciliation between Japan and U.S., dies at 85

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 01:54
Veteran Japanese journalist Fumio Matsuo, known for his efforts in calling for “true” postwar reconciliation between Japan and the United States, died at a hotel ...

Train cancellations and delays surged in Japan over last 30 years, transports ministry data shows

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 01:35
Cases of train service disruptions have substantially increased in Japan over the past 30 years, transport ministry data shows.On Monday a power failure paralyzed services ...

‘Reconstruction Olympics’ theme said not to have gathered momentum

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 01:14
Half of 42 municipalities in northeastern Japan hit by a massive earthquake in 2011 said the public is not fully aware of the government’s efforts ...

Court rejects damages claim against Hitotsubashi University over death of outed gay student

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 00:14
A court on Wednesday rejected a damages suit filed against a university in Tokyo by the parents of a graduate law student, who died after ...

Man wanted for alleged murder-robbery arrested in city 300 kilometers away

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 00:04
A man wanted for allegedly killing and robbing an elderly man last week in Hiroshima Prefecture was arrested Wednesday in a city about 300 kilometers ...

Japan draws up measures to help public cope with 10-day closures during Golden Week holiday

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 23:51
The government said Tuesday it had drawn up measures to minimize the adverse effects of a special 10-day holiday period this spring on people’s daily ...

After disaster-filled 2018, lessons from 1995 Hanshin quake resonate with foreign nationals and Kobe officials

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 22:50
The image of a resilient Japan rebounding almost immediately from natural disasters is one that has taken root across the world, but sometimes that image ...

Tensions high over Senkakus amid buildup of China’s ‘second navy’

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 22:39
Tensions remain high over the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea as Beijing strengthens its coast guard, which is now being called a ...

High-ranking Russian officials visit island disputed by Japan

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 22:30
The Japanese government lodged a protest with Russia over Tuesday’s visits by senior Russian government officials to Shikotan, one of the four Pacific islands held ...

‘Paradise on Earth’: Ghost of North Korea propaganda still haunts for those who left Japan based on fantastical promises

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 22:28
Harunori Kojima still remembers the hot tears of joy that warmed his face against the sleet as two Soviet ships set sail in December 1959 ...

Accident on Tokyo’s Shonan Shinjuku Line roils morning commute

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 18:11
An accident in Tokyo disrupted several train lines, leaving potentially thousands of passengers stranded and forcing others to change their routes during rush hour in ...

World’s smallest baby boy, born in Tokyo weighing 268 grams, healthy and sent home from hospital

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:57
Keio University in Tokyo said Tuesday that a baby with a birth weight of 268 grams has been released from care at its hospital after ...

Magnitude 7 or 8 quake highly likely along Japan Trench off Pacific coast within 30 years, panel reports

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 02:44
A major earthquake with a magnitude of between 7 and 8 is highly likely in most undersea areas along the Japan Trench off eastern Japan ...

15-year term sought for editor at Japanese comic publisher over death of his wife

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 01:22
Prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 15-year prison term for the editor of a hit comic magazine over the death of his wife in 2016.Pak Jong ...

Japan protests South Korean foreign minister’s remark at U.N. that ‘comfort women’ issue not settled

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:41
Japan said Tuesday it has lodged a protest over the South Korean foreign minister’s remark at a United Nations meeting that the issue of “comfort ...

Haneda airport’s international terminal to be renamed Terminal 3 amid large-scale renovations

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:34
The international terminal at Haneda airport in Tokyo will be renamed Terminal 3 in March 2020 as part of large-scale renovations to cope with an ...

Skater Mao Asada and Nobel laureate Yoshinori Osumi among guests at Imperial Couple’s tea party

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:28
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko hosted a tea party on Tuesday attended by guests from various fields including figure skater Mao Asada, a 2010 Vancouver ...

Writers recall their initiation to Japanese literature via Donald Keene

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:28
The Japan Times asked author Suzanne Kamata to reach out to some of her fellow writers for their memories and thoughts about Donald Keene, the ...

Snow problem: Fukushima town of Nishiaizu promotes shoveling as fun exercise

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:13
A group in a small Fukushima Prefecture town is doing its best to rebrand a tiresome winter chore into a fun and healthy outdoor activity.In ...

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