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Aging Japan to see 25% of breadwinners turn 75 or older by 2040: report

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 20:12
Japan’s rapidly-aging society will see a quarter of its breadwinners turn 75 or older by 2040, the Nikkei daily has reported, citing a study from ...

Voting kicks off in Lower House by-elections and mayoral and local assembly elections nationwide

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 20:02
Voters headed to polls Sunday in Lower House by-elections in Okinawa and Osaka, as well as for numerous races being held simultaneously to pick mayors ...

NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 06:55
Thai police last month raided a residence in Pattaya where an alleged telephone swindling operation was taking place. They discovered 15 Japanese nationals suspected of ...

New operations center under consideration at west Tokyo base for U.S. Air Force

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 06:46
The U.S. Air Force is considering building an Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) tasked with drawing up and implementing military operations at Yokota base ...

Understanding the true ties between health and success

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 06:42
There’s a right way and a wrong way to do everything — and you’re probably doing it wrong.All the activities of life — big and ...

Exploring rural Japan from the comfort of your living room with ‘The Inaka Project’

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 06:40
Video games usually have some level of conflict or pressure — solve this puzzle, blow up this machine, defeat this monster and so forth. That’s ...

Emperor Go-Daigo: The pride before a fall

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 06:32
The anonymous 14th-century chronicle "Masukagami" ("The Clear Mirror," translated by George Perkins), dramatically details the trials and errors of Emperor Go-Daigo, the 96th emperor of ...

World’s smallest baby boy, now a healthy 3.37 kilograms, discharged from Nagano hospital

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 05:10
A Japanese baby, who weighed just 258 grams (9.1 ounces) when he was born in October and is believed to be the smallest boy to ...

Police suspect human error in fatal Tokyo car crash in which mom, daughter were killed

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 04:44
No brake marks have been detected on the road in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district where a car crash killed two people and injured eight others Friday, ...

Former Japanese Justice Minister Okiharu Yasuoka dies at 79

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:22
Former Justice Minister Okiharu Yasuoka has died of cancer, people close to him said Saturday. He was 79.A native of Kagoshima, Yasuoka served as justice ...

Fukushima soccer facility, repurposed after 3/11 disaster, fully reopens

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:18
The J-Village national soccer training center in Fukushima Prefecture resumed full operation Saturday, eight years after it was converted into an operational base to cope ...

Osaka Ishin’s success could have impact on regional politics elsewhere in Japan

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 23:44
History shows cities that flourish due to maritime trade have a reputation for some of the world’s most colorful, complex, and corrupt local politics. That ...

‘I’m the happiest person on earth’: Blind Japanese sailor completes nonstop Pacific crossing

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 20:52
A blind Japanese sailor on Saturday successfully completed a near two-month, nonstop voyage from San Diego to Fukushima Prefecture, making him the first to make ...

Japan’s Imperial couple return to Tokyo after last regional trip before Emperor’s abdication

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 20:04
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko returned to Tokyo on Friday after a three-day trip to Mie Prefecture for ceremonies at the Grand Shrines of Ise, ...

Reiwa topped Japan’s new era name candidates after final push by Abe

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 19:24
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at the end of a meeting of all Cabinet ministers on April 1 that he wanted Reiwa to be the ...

Body from March 2011 disaster identified from decade-old stamp

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 18:25
The Miyagi Prefectural Police have said that a corpse discovered in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been identified as ...

Japan won’t alter plan to buy U.S. F-35As despite crash; U.S. to send ship to recover fighter’s remains

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 17:34
Japan will go ahead with its F-35A fighter purchases from the United States as planned despite a recent crash involving one of the aircraft, Defense ...

In first, Japan and U.S. say security treaty could cover cyberattacks

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 17:28
The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and the United States confirmed on Friday for the first time that Article 5 of the two countries’ ...

Potential Banksy, now in storage, to be displayed at Tokyo City Hall

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 06:25
A piece of street art discovered in January that some attribute to Banksy is to be shown at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building starting next ...

World’s smallest surviving baby boy, born in Nagano weighing same as an apple, ready to go home

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:14
The world’s smallest baby boy, who was born in October in Nagano Prefecture weighing as much as a large apple, is now ready for the ...

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