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Germany excludes Japanese P-1 from patrol aircraft candidates

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Berlin said it lacked the necessary relationship with Japan to make purchasing the aircraft workable.

Suga unlikely to call election this year

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The new prime minister wishes to focus on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis rather than dissolving the House of Representatives, officials say.

N. Korea asks Japan-based travel agency to sell stamps to Japanese

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The stamps feature scenes including and air show and a meeting between Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping.

LDP lawmaker Mio Sugita admits saying ‘women lie’ about sexual assaults

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"I am sorry for offending people by giving the impression only women lie when lying is not restricted to a gender," the Lower House ruling-party ...

Coronavirus-related cybercrime cases topped 600 in first half of 2020: police

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Of the total, almost half were fraud cases in which victims ordered face masks online but did not receive them.

COVID-19 presents crucial moment for gender diversity in Japan

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With the pandemic changing the way we work, the International Conference for Women in Business says women must now be brought to the fore.

Worried about coronavirus, unmarried couples pursue legal protection

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Without being formally married, couples risk losing hospital visitation rights and permission to give medical consent.

Tourism sector balances hopes and concerns as Tokyo joins Go To Travel

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While the capital is a major source of domestic tourism for many areas, it is also the source of about 30 percent of Japan's coronavirus ...

Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases

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Juntendo University Nerima Hospital in Tokyo has said that 40 people related to the hospital had tested positive for the virus as of Wednesday.

Japan voters want virus tamed, not a snap poll, says Komeito chief

2 hours 34 min ago
Komeito, backed by a lay Buddhist group and led by Natsuo Yamaguchi, provides vital local support for the ruling LDP in elections.

Suga won’t visit South Korea without guarantee on wartime labor row

4 hours 17 min ago
The Japanese prime minister told South Korean President Moon Jae-in last week that the leaders "cannot allow our relations to remain as they are."

Japan to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to all citizens

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 14:22
The policy of providing free coronavirus vaccinations will be unveiled at a meeting of a health ministry advisory panel as early next week, according to ...

Japan Defense Ministry seeks record ¥5.4 trillion budget

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 14:04
The request includes ¥200 million for research on small satellites to monitor cutting-edge missiles not detectable with existing equipment.

58 percent of Japanese want Tokyo Olympics to be held with limited spectators

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 13:41
A survey showed Wednesday that 58.5 percent of adults in Japan want the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to be held with limited numbers of spectators ...

North Korea criticizes Abe’s visit to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 13:11
Abe, regarded by neighboring countries as a hawkish conservative, said in a Twitter post three days after his resignation that he visited the shrine.

North Korea says issue of abducted Japanese ‘completely’ resolved

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 11:54
Japan officially lists 17 people as abductees, five of whom were repatriated in 2002, and suspects North Korea's involvement in many more disappearances.

Suga and Canada’s Trudeau agree to pursue ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 11:39
The two also affirmed their close cooperation in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic during the roughly 15-minute conversation.

Japan considers new paternity leave program

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 11:30
Men have tended to be reluctant to take child care leave, due to uncertainties about their income and pressure from their workplace.

Seeking entry to Japan? Here’s what you need to know

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 11:30
Visa applicants will be required to meet strict conditions to receive permission to enter the country.

Japan looks to My Number cards to unlock country’s digital transformation

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:10
Increased uptake of the controversial cards and an expansion of their associated services are seen by the government as key to achieving digitalization.