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Kawasaki knife attack suspect may have checked scene of crime four days before

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 22:59
The assailant in a knife attack in Kawasaki last week may have scouted the scene four days before he went on the stabbing rampage that ...

Japan’s policy on North Korea questioned amid Abe’s resolve to meet with Kim Jong Un

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 06:42
Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed a desire to hold a summit with Kim Jong Un, Japan’s policy on North Korea has been coming under ...

Pro-nuclear incumbent Shingo Mimura wins fifth term in Aomori gubernatorial election

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 06:21
Shingo Mimura, a pro-nuclear incumbent, won his fifth term in the Aomori gubernatorial election on Sunday, stressing his past achievements and focusing away from the ...

Soviet documents reveal Moscow’s view on territory seized from Japan at end of WWII

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 06:05
Top Soviet officials were aware that a lack of reference in the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty to the sovereignty of islands seized from Japan ...

Japan considers facial recognition for use of My Number cards at hospitals

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 02:24
The government is considering having hospitals introduce a facial recognition system to identify patients using My Number tax and social security identification cards as health ...

Imperial couple conduct first official duty outside Tokyo since ascension

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 00:31
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a national tree-planting ceremony in Aichi Prefecture on Sunday in their first official duty outside Tokyo since the emperor ...

Former top farm bureaucrat arrested over alleged murder of son

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 23:45
Police arrested a 76-year-old former top bureaucrat of the farm ministry on Saturday over the alleged murder of his son at their home in Tokyo.Hideaki ...

‘Don’t be scared of diversity’: At G(irls)20 summit, advocates push Japan on gender equality

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 23:32
Born to a Nigerian father and a Japanese mother, Irene Evbade-dan recalls valuable lessons from her parents on the importance of treating people with respect, ...

Japan, U.S., Australia urge North Korea to return to nuclear talks

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 21:09
The Japanese, U.S. and Australian defense chiefs on Saturday agreed to cooperate on denuclearizating the Korean Peninsula and urge North Korea to return to disarmament ...

Shinzo Abe expected to meet with Iranian supreme leader on June 12-14 trip, report says

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 20:25
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in his visit to the country this month, in what ...

Lawmaker Hodaka Maruyama’s ‘war’ gaffe puts spotlight on disputed isles

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:58
Diet lawmaker Hodaka Maruyama was kicked out of opposition party Nippon Ishin no Kai last month over remarks he made during an exchange excursion to ...

Launch of novelty stationery product sparks debate on tipping in Japan

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:56
A handful of topics are always guaranteed to spark fierce debate, whether discussed face-to-face or remotely online. They include politics, religion and, er, tipping. Tipping ...

Is disgust with the status quo now feeding nostalgia for the past?

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:44
Bulgarian scholar Ivan Krastev, in an interview with the Asahi Shimbun published in March, compared the restless discontent of the 1960s with that of today. ...

About 20 passengers injured as automated train in Yokohama travels in wrong direction

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:40
About 20 passengers are injured after an automated train on the Kanazawa Seaside Line traveled in the wrong direction.

National Police Agency data show 47 teachers were charged over child porn in Japan in 2018

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:25
The number of teachers in Japan charged with child pornography more than doubled to 47 in 2018 from 21 the previous year, according to National ...

2020 Tokyo Olympics torch relay to pass through disaster-hit areas, World Heritage sites

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 05:51
The organizing committee of the 2020 Games said Saturday the Tokyo Olympics torch relay will pass through major Japanese landmarks, including World Heritage sites and ...

In bid to move on, Japan hints it may end talks about radar lock-on issue with South Korea

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 04:56
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya on Saturday asked his South Korean counterpart to prevent a recurrence of a radar lock-on incident that occurred late last year, ...

Historic justification for Japan’s tattoo ban is no longer relevant

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 03:00
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games a little more than a year away, it’s time for Japan to turn the page on tattoos. ...

At Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Japanese defense minister warns that North Korea remains global threat

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 00:29
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Saturday that North Korea remains a threat to global security, urging the international community to work closely to achieve denuclearization ...

Japan Times 1919: Maniac believed eating brain would cure his madness

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 23:04
According to facts brought to light at a preliminary trial, Hori Tokuichi was first observed as possessing peculiar mental traits last October when he attempted ...