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Japanese business group decries Taiwan’s continued ban on Japanese food imports in wake of 3/11

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 00:00
The Japanese business community in Taipei on Friday lamented over Taiwan’s continued ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures imposed in the wake of ...

Fish from Toyosu market selling well a month after debut

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:06
Fish from the Toyosu wholesale food market are selling well nearly a month after its opening on Oct. 11.Seeking to draw shoppers, one fish retailer ...

Japanese woman arrested over stabbing death of U.S. airman in Tokyo

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:48
A Japanese woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death Friday of a U.S. airman in western Tokyo, media reports said.The U.S. Air ...

Media watchdog asks Nippon TV to address alleged fabrication of Laos festival

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 21:07
A Japanese media watchdog has decided to demand that Nippon Television Network Corp. issue a report in response to allegations that it fabricated a Laos ...

Spat over NPT reference in Japan-sponsored U.N. resolution expands nuclear disarmament rift with U.S.

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 19:43
A clear policy difference emerged between Japan and the United States when they had bilateral consultations before a U.N. panel adopted a Japanese resolution this ...

Okinawa eyes February for referendum on controversial U.S. base transfer

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 19:26
The Okinawa Prefectural Government is making final arrangements to hold a referendum in February on the controversial relocation of a U.S. military base within the ...

47 Japanese confirmed safe after flash floods in Jordan

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 19:24
A total of 47 Japanese have been confirmed safe in the historic city of Petra in Jordan after flash floods hit sightseeing spots in the ...

Japan, China agree to start regular talks on food safety

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 19:24
Japan and China have agreed to start regular meetings of minister-class officials mainly on food safety.The agreement was reached Friday at a meeting in Beijing ...

Mobile battery emits smoke aboard bullet train between Tokyo and Saitama, sending four to hospital

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 07:13
A mobile battery belonging to a bullet train passenger began emitting smoke on Friday, sending four passengers to the hospital.East Japan Railway Co. said a ...

Japan to ban drones near venues for 2020 Olympic Games

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 05:41
The Japanese government has decided to ban flying drones near venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games during the events, a government source ...

Chinese trainee wins compensation from Japanese farm for withheld pay

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 05:19
A Chinese trainee won compensation Friday from a Japanese farm after being underpaid, the latest incident of abuse involving a program often accused of being ...

Effort to nudge Japan to go cashless with offsets to sales tax hike faces many hurdles

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:56
On Oct. 15, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed during an extraordinary Cabinet meeting that the government would raise the consumption tax from 8 to 10 ...

Kyoto University performs world’s first iPS cell transplant for Parkinson’s

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:06
Kyoto University said Friday it has conducted the world’s first transplant of induced pluripotent stem cells to treat Parkinson’s disease.Nerve cells created from the artificially ...

Kyoto Wi-Fi signal sensors to monitor and assist in managing tourist crowds

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:27
Kyoto on Saturday will unveil a trial system that monitors, predicts and manages the flow of visitors to high-demand tourist spots, with the popular fall ...

Time employed under new visas won’t count toward working period requirement for permanent residency

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:08
The Justice Ministry does not intend to count time spent employed under one of two new visas set to be introduced next spring when checking ...

Australian officials arrest Japanese man after finding six lizards in his baggage

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:08
A Japanese man has been arrested for alleged animal cruelty and wildlife smuggling after he was found with six Australian lizards in his luggage, Australian ...

New Okinawa Gov. Tamaki to raise military base issue during visit to U.S.

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 01:56
The newly elected governor of Okinawa Prefecture said Friday he will take the island’s long-running concerns about U.S. military bases there directly to Americans when ...

A sad legacy of postwar upheaval, neglected graves hinder safety works in Okinawa

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:53
The area around the banks of the Hija River in the town of Kadena, Okinawa Prefecture, is dotted with graves that are left unattended with ...

Foreign trainees tell Diet hearing about poor work environments in Japan

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:22
At a joint hearing conducted by major opposition parties Thursday, foreign trainees in Japan complained of low wages, long working hours, violence and power harassment ...

New foreign worker status raises hopes in industries short of staff

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:37
The envisaged new status for foreign workers in Japan is raising hopes in industries facing severe labor shortages, such as the restaurant and manufacturing sectors.The ...

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