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Over 90% of Japan’s child abuse and sexual crime victims didn’t receive compensation: survey

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 02:08
More than 90 percent of child abuse and sexual crime victims and their families didn’t receive compensation from their assailants, nor public financial assistance, largely ...

Tokyo lawyers to sue nationalists who allegedly targeted them for their stance on Korean schools

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 02:01
Two Tokyo lawyers said Thursday they plan to sue hundreds of internet rightists, who the lawyers say campaigned to have them reprimanded over their apparent ...

Japan sued by 3 more plaintiffs over forced sterilizations under defunct eugenics law

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 01:50
Three people in their 70s sued the state for damages on Thursday, claiming they were sterilized against their will under the now-defunct eugenics protection law.Kikuo ...

TV Asahi drama producer’s 2015 death was due to overwork, sources reveal

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 23:47
A TV Asahi drama producer’s 2015 death due to heart failure was determined by labor authorities later that year to be caused by overwork, sources ...

Tourists deface iconic bamboo plants in Kyoto’s Arashiyama district

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 23:00
At least 100 bamboo plants in Kyoto’s Arashiyama district have been vandalized by tourists, who apparently engraved their names and initials, a company managing the ...

Tokyo worker died from overwork after switch to discretionary labor system, lawyer says

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:50
A 28-year-old worker at a Tokyo-based system development company died from overwork in August 2017, about a month after he began to work under the ...

Tokyo out to best Beijing and Pyeongchang: IOC photo expert

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:33
The regional rivalry in East Asia will help make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics successful, according to a leading sports photographer who has documented the past ...

Paralympic repair specialist fixing to help at 2020 Tokyo Games

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:57
When it comes to repairing the specialized equipment of Paralympic athletes, technicians experiment with the latest technologies on the spot, even though their work can ...

Japan to lift youth ban on Tamiflu influenza drug

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:40
The health ministry, at the urging of a study panel Wednesday, is expected to lift a ban this year on the use of the influenza ...

Aso appears to mock Kim Jong Un’s official plane ahead of landmark U.S.-North Korea summit

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:16
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso touched on the planned summit between Washington and Pyongyang on Wednesday with a comment appearing to ridicule an aged North ...

Monk sues temple at Mt. Koya world heritage site over heavy workload

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:18
A monk working for a temple at the World Heritage Site of Mount Koya in western Japan has filed a suit for damages, claiming he ...

Bill tackling problem gamblers submitted to Lower House to clear way for casinos

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:41
The ruling LDP-led coalition along with the nominal opposition party Nippon Ishin no Kai submitted a bill to the Lower House on Wednesday to establish ...

Former News 23 anchor Kishii dies at 73

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:14
Shigetada Kishii, a former anchor of with the news program News 23, died Tuesday of lung cancer at his Tokyo home. He was 73.Kishii joined ...

North Korean ruling party newspaper rips Japan as ‘desperate’ amid detente, urges end to ‘hostile policy’

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 03:31
North Korea’s ruling party newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, has lashed out at attempts by Tokyo to urge Washington to address its nuclear and missile programs ...

World’s first cloned cow dies of old age in Ishikawa Prefecture

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 03:12
The world’s first cloned cow died of old age Monday, according to the prefectural government of Ishikawa.The female cow, Noto, was 19 years and 10 ...

Japan OKs first clinical study of iPS cell-based heart treatment

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 03:00
The world’s first clinical study for treating heart failure with so-called iPS cells could start in Japan in the coming months as the country’s health ...

Diet passes nonbinding legislation aimed at increasing women in politics

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 02:17
The Diet on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to boost the number of female lawmakers and assembly members in a nation where women have long ...

Japanese court finds three Taiwanese women guilty of smuggling gold in their bras

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 01:08
A Japanese court gave three Taiwanese women suspended sentences Wednesday after finding them guilty of attempting to smuggle gold worth ¥50 million ($453,000) into the ...

How does a one-ton dino hatch its eggs? Carefully

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:40
Most dinosaurs buried their eggs and hoped for the best, but some species — including a few hefty ones — built nests and pampered unhatched ...

Quake-hit Kumamoto Castle tower appears to defy gravity after collapsed stone foundation is removed

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:05
A tower of Kumamoto Castle, which was hit hard by powerful quakes in 2016, appeared to defy gravity on Tuesday as the local government showed ...

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