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Growth in number of visitors to Japan remains slow in August due to natural disasters

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:20
The estimated number of visitors to Japan in August rose 4.1 percent from a year earlier to 2,577,800, marking slow growth due to recent disasters ...

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono expresses hope for Cambodia’s continued development

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:15
Foreign Minister Taro Kono expressed hope Wednesday for Cambodia’s further development and democratization in talks with his Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn.Touching on Japan’s history of ...

New app identifies underwater creatures at Japan aquariums with the tap of a finger

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 02:24
Ever struggled to identify the name of a fish when visiting an aquarium?A campaign being held at three aquariums in Japan until the end of ...

Number of Japan patients with rubella quintuples from 2017 level

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:25
The number of rubella patients reported nationwide this year has jumped more than fivefold to 496 from 93 in the previous year, with many cases ...

Sake to support Japan’s disaster-stricken areas unveiled at Tokyo event

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:10
A sake made with rice from all 47 prefectures was unveiled at an event in Tokyo on Wednesday, with proceeds earmarked to support disaster-hit areas ...

Princess Ayako’s wedding date officially set in traditional ceremony

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:16
The date of the wedding between Princess Ayako — the youngest daughter of Emperor Akihito’s late cousin, Prince Takamado — and commoner Kei Moriya was ...

Japan waiting on Putin’s next move after peace treaty proposal

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 23:50
Tokyo is taking a wait-and-see approach in the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surprise proposal last week that the two countries conclude a post-World ...

More than 350 schools and universities in Hokkaido damaged in quake

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 23:24
At least 354 schools, universities and other educational institutions in Hokkaido were damaged in the powerful earthquake that struck the prefecture Sept. 6, a tally ...

Japanese research team turns to dugout canoe to trace how archipelago’s first humans arrived

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 22:34
A Japanese team pursuing a multiyear project to learn how humans came to the Japanese archipelago 30,000 years ago is planning another experiment next summer, ...

Japanese police crackdown on tailgating and other acts of road rage

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 22:21
Police are toughening crackdowns on tailgating and other dangerous driving, reflecting heightened social interest in such reckless driving since the death of a married couple ...

Tokyo’s Toshima Ward adds artistic touch to public lavatories to enhance user-friendliness

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:55
Dilemma: You are in a public park in Tokyo and you desperately need the toilet.You think about holding on until you can find a convenience ...

Japan weighs benefits, as well as health and security risks, of embedded microchips

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:52
The signs of a future in which humans merge with machines are appearing in Japan as people start to implant microchips in their bodies. But ...

Earthquake-hit Hokkaido thermal power plant is partially restarted

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:05
The largest coal-fired power plant in Hokkaido restarted one of its three turbines Wednesday, almost two weeks after a powerful earthquake rocked Japan’s northernmost main ...

‘God of bread’ Philippe Bigot, French baker who popularized baguette in Japan, dies at 76

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:43
Philippe Bigot, the French baker credited with introducing the baguette to many Japanese households, died Monday of an unspecified illness, a source said Tuesday. He ...

Man fatally stabs officer at Sendai police box before being shot to death

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:30
A police officer was fatally stabbed at a police box in Sendai early Wednesday by a man who said he had come to hand over ...

Passenger check-in system glitch at Narita airport results in delays, cancellations

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:42
Narita International Airport was hit by a passenger check-in system glitch Tuesday, resulting in flight cancellations and delays, its operator said.According to Narita International Airport ...

U.K. foreign minister touts ‘strategic partnership’ with Japan and the promotion of a free and open Indo-Pacific

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:35
Visiting British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt met Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday in Tokyo, reconfirming the “strategic partnership” of the two countries, with Japan ...

Japan returns confiscated souvenirs from North Korea to Korean school students

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 02:57
The government has returned souvenirs from North Korea seized at an airport to the Korean school students in Japan to whom they belonged, sources familiar ...

Railway services to typhoon-hit Kansai airport resume ahead of schedule

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 02:37
Railway services to Kansai International Airport resumed Tuesday, restoring the main transport link to western Japan’s primary international gateway two weeks after a powerful typhoon ...

Quake-hit Hokkaido thermal power plant set to be restarted later Tuesday

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 02:31
A major thermal power plant in Hokkaido was set to restart later Tuesday after being offline since a powerful earthquake struck the island on Sept. ...

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