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Two nabbed in Philippines over killing of Japanese woman

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 13:46
Police in the Philippines have arrested two men on suspicion of killing an 82-year-old Japanese woman in the suburbs of Manila in August.The 20-year-old and ...

Fujifilm to restart clinical trial of Avigan to treat COVID-19: report

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 13:38
Fujifilm Holdings Corp will restart a clinical trial in Japan of its antiviral drug Avigan for the treatment of COVID-19, the Nikkei newspaper reported on ...

China Coast Guard vessels re-enter Japanese waters near the Senkakus

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 13:07
It was the ninth intrusion this year and the latest since a new law entered into force in China earlier this month that explicitly allows ...

Personal info compromised at 88 firms in Japan in 2020

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 12:52
Behind the surge in the number of cases in which information was compromised is that many companies have been rushing to promote digitalization and remote ...

As suicides rise amid the pandemic, Japan takes steps to tackle loneliness

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 10:06
What constitutes loneliness is a trickier question in Japan, where the overarching term "kodoku" has been used to describe both loneliness and solitude, essentially lumping ...

Fukushima rice farmers innovate to survive, 10 years after disaster

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 10:00
With a new local rice brand, and farmers returning to the area, the prefecture hopes to quash rumors regarding local produce.

Remote medical technology useful tool in battling pandemic in Japan

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 10:00
Devices such as a shirt that can gauge a patient's heart rate and a bed that tracks respiratory function are being rolled out.

Tokyo confirms 272 new COVID-19 cases

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 08:40
Of the people newly found positive, 54 are in their 30s, 53 in their 20s and 47 in their 40s.

Japan warns against use of unauthorized COVID-19 drugs

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 06:46
An increasing number of people in Japan are taking imported COVID-19 drugs that are not authorized for use in the country, prompting concern from public ...

Suga faces flak over decision not to live in PM’s official residence

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 05:43
Prime minister sticks to his guns despite criticism that this could make him slow to respond crises.

Japan receives second shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 04:26
Japan said it had received reports of hives and chills as possible side effects of the vaccine, but there have been no reports of severe ...

Japan’s media join forces in rare show of solidarity to attack Mori over sexist remarks

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 12:57
Domestic reporters don't pull any punches in fallout from former Tokyo Olympic chief's cluelessness,

Matsuo Taseko: It’s myth vs. reality for Japanese nationalism

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 12:53
Inspired by the ‘Manyoshu,’ a peasant-poet took the Japanese capital by eloquent storm.

Line between solitude and withdrawal becomes blurred in Japan amid pandemic

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 12:52
More than half of the nationwide hikikomori population of 1.15 million are between 40 and 64 years old.

Japanese ASDF member dies after U.S. Air Force plane crashes near Alabama

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 10:56
The ministry said the Air Self-Defense Force officer, a first lieutenant in his 20s, was aboard a U.S. Air Force T-38 aircraft on a training ...

Disaster-prone Japan to step up efforts to help evacuees with pets

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 10:35
The Environment Ministry is preparing a checklist for local governments with a view toward making it simpler for people to find out which shelters accept ...

Tokyo reports 327 COVID-19 cases Saturday to stay below 500 for two weeks

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 08:38
Tokyo reported 327 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the daily count staying below 500 for the 14th consecutive day.Those age 65 or over accounted ...

Case of hives reported in one patient following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 08:10
No serious side effects have been reported in the wake of the nation's vaccination rollout that began Wednesday.

Government and Tepco ordered to pay ¥278 million over Fukushima crisis

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 05:29
The ruling overturns a lower court decision that had dismissed the state's responsibility for the 2011 nuclear crisis.

Tokyo skyscraper, set to be Japan’s tallest building in 2023, to house 91 residential units

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 04:53
The top floor of the 330-meter-high skyscraper in Minato Ward will have a view of the capital from the same height as that of Tokyo ...