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Dementia is pushing cancer out of the medical spotlight

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 06:53
 The media love cancer — what causes it, how to prevent it, who has it. Cancer is something that potentially touches everybody in a dramatic ...

Media stews over growing Chinese numbers in Japan

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 06:51
Since last year, immigration has been dominating the news in North America and Europe. Recently, it’s become a hot topic in Japan as well.Business weekly ...

Recent flooding highlights power of social media in a disaster

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 06:38
Online users in Japan followed the storms that lead to devastating floods and landslides in the western part of the country closely as they unfolded ...

Abe to throw hat into LDP presidential race next month

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 06:38
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce his candidacy for the Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential race next month, sources familiar with the matter said Saturday.Seeking to ...

Japan was slow to drive its pigs to the market

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 06:32
Ancient Japan appears to us as a land of warriors, priests, aristocrats, artists, poets, lovers, peasants — but one group is missing.Where are the traders, ...

Inclusive approach needed as Kansai pushes U.N. development goals

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 00:30
Over the past six months or so, efforts have been underway by local governments and private businesses to promote the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development ...

Thousands of volunteers arrive to help in flood-hit areas of western Japan

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 23:32
Thousands of volunteers started arriving Saturday in western Japan regions hit by the country’s worst rain disaster in decades to help residents clean up.Prefectural governments ...

In case concerning bribery of Thai public servant, Japanese prosecutors reach first-ever plea bargain agreement

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 22:47
Tokyo prosecutors and a power plant manufacturer reached the first plea bargain in Japan since the practice was introduced in June, sources close to the ...

NHK eyes online simulcasting in 2019 after plan gets approval from ministry panel

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 20:06
A government panel has given the green light for public broadcaster NHK to start simultaneously streaming its television programs online amid the surging popularity of ...

Number of homeless in Japan falls to 15-year low of under 5,000

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 20:06
The number of homeless people nationwide has hit a 15-year low, falling below 5,000, the welfare ministry said Friday, attributing the drop to efforts by ...

Japan likely faces long wait for summit with North Korea to become reality

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:51
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his administration are apparently preparing for a long wait before a Japan-North Korea summit becomes a reality.Government officials are believed ...

Five found dead in suspected group suicide in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:29
Five people were found dead in a private residence in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward in a suspected group suicide, police have said.The bodies of one man, ...

Tropical fire ants found at Narita airport for first time

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:24
Tropical fire ants have been found at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture for the first time, according to the Environment Ministry.On Wednesday, five to ...

Japan, France sign agreement to share defense supplies

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:21
Japan and France have inked a bilateral agreement to share defense and other supplies in a bid to deepen security cooperation.Under the acquisition and cross-servicing ...

Japanese man, a North Korean defector, sentenced five years for spying in China

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:21
A Chinese court has sentenced a Japanese man to five years in prison on charges of espionage, sources familiar with Japan-China relations said.Dandong Intermediate People’s ...

Nearly 5,800 people in western Japan remain in shelters one week after special rain warnings

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 17:40
Some 5,800 people were still at shelters as of Friday, a week after special warnings were issued in eight prefectures in western and southwestern Japan ...

Tokyo still world’s largest city but Delhi forecast to pass it in 10 years

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:41
For now, Tokyo is still the world’s largest city with 37 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, according to data released by the United Nations.But ...

Ex-Aum member Yoshihiro Inoue’s last words: ‘I didn’t expect things to turn out this way’

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 07:09
A former senior member of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult that perpetrated the deadly Tokyo subway sarin attack in 1995 said just moments before his ...

Emperor, Empress cancel summer retreat to Nasu over flood disaster

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:57
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have cancelled their planned summer retreat north of Tokyo following last weekend’s deadly torrential rain in western Japan, the Imperial ...

Classmates and friends search for Hiroshima student missing after landslide

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:48
Classmates and neighbors continued Friday to dig out debris with shovels in their search for Shotaro Ueki, an 18-year-old high school student in Hiroshima who ...

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