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Tokyo marathon fees may go up by 50% from 2020

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 23:54
The organizer of the Tokyo Marathon is considering raising the participation fee by 50 percent from ¥10,000 to ¥15,000, starting with the race in March ...

Hokkaido cat owners search for pets that fled during quake

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:21
Many cat owners in Hokkaido are desperately looking for their missing pets, fearing they have gotten lost after fleeing their homes in the turmoil created ...

Monument for WWI camp head, known for humanitarian treatment of POWs, unveiled in northeast Japan

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:08
A monument commemorating a Japanese man who served as head of a World War I camp and was known for his humanitarian treatment of German ...

Possible China-Japan maritime crisis threatens ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, internal PLA document says

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 21:22
A military crisis at sea between China and Japan will seriously undermine Beijing’s path of peaceful development and its “Belt and Road” initiative, according to ...

Social media falls in love with Naomi Osaka as tennis star sparks debate

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:58
Naomi Osaka’s women’s singles final victory at the 2018 U.S. Open on Sept. 6 excited netizens in Japan, turning the young tennis superstar into one ...

The problem with padding employment records in Japan

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:56
In August, it was reported that central government ministries and agencies, not to mention national legislative offices and local governments, have for years been fulfilling ...

60% of Japanese view idea of relocating or closing ancestral graves as positive: survey

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:55
Nearly 60 percent of the public is positive about taking action to close or relocate ancestral graves that are far from where they live, a ...

Will Don Quijote tilt its lance at the Amazon giant?

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:44
A somewhat cynical commentary attributed to the late American TV comedian Jackie Gleason goes, “Anybody who says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to ...

JAXA confirms tiny robots from Hayabusa2 landed on asteroid

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:32
A pair of tiny robots released by the Hayabusa2 space probe touched down Saturday on an asteroid 300 million km from Earth, JAXA said.The cylinder-shaped ...

Four-car crash leaves four dead, four injured in Aomori

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:05
Four people were killed and four others were injured early Saturday in a four-car accident in Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture, the police said.Two of the vehicles ...

Foreign Minister Taro Kono joins female foreign minister conference to highlight Abe’s stance on women’s empowerment

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:38
Foreign Minister Taro Kono found himself the only man at a photo session Friday on the first day of a two-day meeting of female foreign ...

Russian group of residents raises spirits of quake survivors in Hokkaido town

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 02:29
KYODO — Five Russian residents of one of the disputed islands off Hokkaido visited a quake-hit town in the prefecture on Saturday to encourage the ...

Blackout hit after bigger than assumed power loss on quake-hit Hokkaido: document

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:08
A large-scale blackout occurred in Hokkaido as an emergency step to prevent an island-wide outage after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake triggered a bigger initial power ...

Cafe utilizing robot waiters remotely controlled by disabled to open in Tokyo

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:51
A cafe will open in Tokyo’s Akasaka district in November featuring robot waiters remotely controlled from home by people with severe physical disabilities.The cafe, which ...

Japanese publisher admits magazine’s articles contained expressions of ‘aberrant prejudice’ against LGBT community

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:36
The president of a Japanese publishing company admitted Friday that there were troublesome opinions expressed in articles of its monthly magazine that supported a lawmaker ...

Entry restriction to be lifted for summit of Japan’s Mount Ontake, site of deadly 2014 eruption

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:19
The entry restriction for a hiking route leading to the top of Mount Ontake, the site of a deadly volcanic eruption nearly four years ago, ...

Abe to retain key ministers but replace member of opponent’s faction in Cabinet reshuffle, official says

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 06:59
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely retain key ministers in an upcoming Cabinet reshuffle following his re-election as Liberal Democratic Party president, a senior government ...

Japan approves blood transfusions including platelets from iPS cells

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 06:37
The government gave the green light Friday to a plan for blood transfusions including platelets created from artificially derived stem cells for patients with intractable ...

Japan space probe drops hopping rovers toward Ryugu asteroid

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 05:39
A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers toward an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the ...

51% oppose Abe’s plan to submit constitutional revision plan to Diet: poll

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 03:21
More than 50 percent of the public is opposed to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to submit his party’s proposal to revise the Constitution to ...

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