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Abe puts brakes on Putin proposal, urges greater public support for inking peace pact with Russia

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:01
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for improving conditions to resolve a decades-old bilateral dispute with Russia over a group of islets and conclude ...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike hopes new Toyosu market becomes center of Japan’s food culture

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:46
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday she hopes the new wholesale food market in the Toyosu district of Tokyo’s Koto Ward will become a “center” ...

1,600 still in shelters one week after deadly earthquake in northern Japan

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 06:54
A week after a powerful earthquake rocked the nation’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido, people mourned the deaths of 41 people while around 1,600 others ...

U.S. trade war brings Japan, China closer

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 03:55
On Wednesday in Beijing, Hiroaki Nakanishi, the head of Keidanren, Japan’s most powerful business lobby, met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall ...

Kansai airport’s Terminal 1 to partially reopen following flooding from Typhoon Jebi

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 03:29
As Kansai International Airport prepared to partially reopen its Terminal 1 building Friday, with the main runway soon to follow, efforts were moving forward Thursday ...

Hokkaido dairy farmers hit by quake work together to overcome hardship

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 03:15
With many dairy farmers in Hokkaido forced to dump thousands of liters of fresh milk following power outages and a scarcity of water triggered by ...

9/11 survivor finds strength in helping 3/11 victims in Japan

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:57
An American survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack in New York who reached out to the Tohoku region following the triple disaster in ...

Diary, other belongings of student who perished in A-bomb attack, donated to Hiroshima museum

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:47
Yoko Moriwaki, who was 13 at the time of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, is known for the diary she kept until the ...

Meet the top contenders seeking to lead Okinawa: Atsushi Sakima and Denny Tamaki

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:44
Campaigning for the Sept. 30 Okinawa gubernatorial election officially kicked off Thursday, with two main candidates vying for leadership of the prefecture — Atsushi Sakima, ...

Discovery of unexploded shell buried at Narita airport briefly closes runway

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:20
Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture briefly closed one of its two runways early Thursday after what was suspected to be an unexploded shell was found ...

U.S. base issue in focus as campaigning begins for Okinawa governor race

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:16
Official campaigning got under way Thursday for the Sept. 30 Okinawa gubernatorial election, with the controversial plan to relocate a key U.S. military base within ...

Japanese pyrotechnician lights up Ecuador’s skies to inspire kids, forge link with Fukushima

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:00
Ayumi Miyaura remembers her sadness in seeing young children at a day care center in an Ecuador prison where their mothers were incarcerated. Some of ...

Narita runway closed after dud bomb is found buried near taxiway

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:16
The operator of Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture found what appears to be a dud bomb buried in the ground at around 3:30 a.m. on ...

Undersea eruption detected at Iwo Jima as seawater is sent flying

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:44
Signs of undersea volcanic eruptions were detected at Iwo Jima, the site of one of the bloodiest battles in World War II, meteorological and defense ...

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 05:58
Pope Francis said Wednesday he hopes to visit Japan next year, a trip that would enable him to draw attention to both the legacy of ...

Japan’s recent typhoon, earthquake are reality checks for Olympic planning: IOC official

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 05:38
An IOC inspector working on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday the powerful typhoon and deadly earthquake that hit Japan in the last 10 days ...

Hokkaido quake throws lives of small town’s residents into chaos

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 03:26
When a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Hokkaido early on Sept. 6, flattening some houses and damaging many others, the lives of thousands of residents of ...

Abe and Xi agree to cooperate toward denuclearization of North Korea

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 03:01
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Wednesday to closely work toward the shared goal of denuclearizing North Korea, with negotiations between ...

Male smoking rate in Japan falls below 30% for first time

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 02:36
The proportion of regular smokers among men age 20 or over in Japan has slipped below 30 percent for the first time since statistics became ...

Probe into abuse of health insurance by foreigners in Japan stirs claims of prejudice

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 02:30
A government probe into alleged abuse of Japan’s public health insurance system by foreign residents has sparked controversy, with critics claiming the investigation encourages prejudice ...

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