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University team to seek approval for iPS-based heart treatment trial

2 hours 50 min ago
A university research team will seek government approval by the end of October to carry out a clinical trial using iPS cells to treat a ...

Abe treats foreign dignitaries in Japan for the imperial ceremony to banquet featuring traditional arts

2 hours 56 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie hosted a banquet Wednesday featuring Japanese cultural performances to entertain foreign dignitaries who attended the enthronement ceremony ...

The new norm: Japanese experts warn of more rain, raging rivers and submerged homes

7 hours 2 min ago
With torrential rain, raging rivers and submerged homes, the havoc wrought by Typhoon Hagibis was a grim reminder that extreme weather may now be the ...

Abe calls for peaceful resolution of Hong Kong crisis in meeting with China vice president

7 hours 7 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed on Wednesday his “deep concern” over unrest in Hong Kong, and called for its peaceful resolution, in a meeting with ...

To preserve Japan’s male imperial line, conservative lawmakers eye restoration of former imperial branches

7 hours 17 min ago
A conservative group in Japan’s ruling party on Wednesday finalized a proposal to allow men from previously severed collateral branches of the imperial family to ...

Former assistant nurse set to be acquitted in retrial of 2003 Shiga hospital murder case

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 23:21
A former assistant nurse convicted of murdering a patient in 2003 is expected to be found not guilty in a retrial, her lawyers said Wednesday, ...

Fans toast beer hawkers’ debut at Japan’s Rugby World Cup

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 23:03
Dilemma: You are watching a Rugby World Cup game at a stadium and you fancy a beer, but you don’t want to take your eyes ...

Princess Mako, niece of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, turns 28

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:26
Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito and the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, turned 28 on Wednesday.The princess has engaged in some official ...

Number of foreign students seeking jobs in Japan after graduation hits record high

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 20:49
The number of foreign students who changed their visa status in 2018 to work in Japan after graduating from universities or vocational schools hit a ...

Many victims in areas of Japan hit by Typhoon Hagibis miss enthronement as cleanup continues

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 20:42
Many people living in areas hit by a powerful typhoon earlier this month were unable to watch the live broadcast of Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony ...

Three arrested at anti-imperial rallies in Tokyo protesting emperor’s enthronement ceremony

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 20:35
Three people were arrested Tuesday as citizens opposed to the imperial system rallied in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district and other areas, protesting the emperor’s enthronement ...

Researchers confirm second Japanese aircraft carrier from WWII Battle of Midway is Akagi

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:45
A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in ...

Lower House breakup by year-end now seen unlikely

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 06:39
After Typhoon Hagibis caused extensive damage in Japan earlier this month, it is now increasingly unlikely for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to dissolve the House ...

Foreign nationals fascinated by emperor’s enthronement ceremony

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 06:03
A number of foreigners visited the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Tuesday to take in the atmosphere of Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony, despite tight security ...

South Korea’s Prime Minister tweets congratulatory message before attending enthronement ceremony

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 05:52
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon tweeted a congratulatory message Tuesday before attending Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony, held before an audience of roughly 2,000 domestic ...

Constitution seen as highest hurdle for SDF Middle East mission

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 04:47
The government faces a series of challenges for dispatching Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East, especially whether such SDF activities would be consistent with the ...

In pictures: The day of the enthronement ceremony

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 02:50
Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to ...

‘Unbearable pain’ cuts short Philippine leader’s Japan trip

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 01:41
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was forced to cut short his attendance of the enthronement of Japan’s emperor on Tuesday, due to what his office said ...

Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement free of tensions that surrounded his father’s ceremony

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 01:31
Emperor Naruhito officially declared his enthronement to world representatives on Tuesday in a ceremony that was conducted amid relative peace and calm.The last time the ...

Emperor Naruhito’s remarks at enthronement ceremony

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 01:11
Following is the full text of Emperor Naruhito’s remarks during Tuesday’s ceremony to proclaim his enthronement:Having previously succeeded to the imperial throne in accordance with ...

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