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In Mabicho, delays, lack of awareness raised death toll from floods

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 02:15
When Isao Akutagawa moved to the sleepy riverside in Okayama Prefecture 45 years ago, it seemed like the perfect suburb to raise his children.In the ...

Casinos in Japan: Tourist attractions or hotbeds of gambling addiction?

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 00:09
As the year’s ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key ...

Japan strengthens cybersecurity cooperation with EU ahead of Olympics

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 23:57
Japan and the European Union are strengthening their cooperation on cybersecurity ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, where the city is expected ...

Japan to increase number of wheelchair-friendly hotel rooms

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 21:46
The land ministry plans to revise Japan’s standards for barrier-free hotels to increase the number of rooms suitable for wheelchair users ahead of the Olympics, ...

Greenhouse gas education program developed by Aichi professor proves popular both at home and abroad

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 21:29
An environmental education program developed in Aichi Prefecture, designed to help children deepen their understanding of climate change through measuring the concentration of carbon dioxide ...

Abuse of national health insurance system by foreign residents being investigated

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:33
The government has begun a nationwide probe into foreign residents exploiting the public health insurance system and abusing loopholes in the scheme, according to sources ...

Heat wave blamed for deaths of two people; over 2,000 others taken to hospital

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 05:59
Two people died and more than 2,000 people were hospitalized for heatstroke or exhaustion as a heat wave continued to scorch Japan over the three-day ...

Japan document scandals highlight country’s growing pains as a democracy: archivist

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 05:47
National Archives of Japan President Takeo Kato has raised an alarm over a series of public document scandals involving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, saying ...

Elderly accounted for 70% of victims who died after torrential rains in western Japan: tally

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 05:13
People aged 60 or over accounted for 70 percent of the victims of torrential rains that triggered massive flooding and landslides in western Japan, Kyodo ...

20 years after declaration on future-oriented ties, Japan mulls panel on exchanges with South Korea

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 02:49
Japan plans to launch a bilateral relations panel to discuss how to expand exchanges with South Korea as the two countries mark the 20th anniversary ...

Fukushima has high hopes for certified farm produce ahead of 2020 Games

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 01:50
The Fukushima Prefectural Government has set its sights on promoting local farm products certified under Global Good Agricultural Practices (Global GAP), with an eye toward ...

Abe takes to Twitter to thank leaders for condolences over western Japan rain deaths

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 22:59
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to Twitter on Sunday, thanking U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron for offering their condolences a day ...

Hiroshima mom waited three decades to tell story behind curtain, underwear at peace museum

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 22:17
Ren Taoda couldn’t get over the regret she felt about denying her badly burned son water as they fled the fires in Hiroshima sparked by ...

Japan plans to launch advanced placement system in schools

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 21:08
The education ministry plans to establish a system that allows students at some 50 high schools to take university courses and earn credits, with the ...

Flood-hit Okayama cram school opens doors to other students

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 20:52
A Mabicho district cram school in the city of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, is now open to not only its students but others who cannot attend ...

Seven GSDF troops join Bastille Day parade in Paris

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 20:31
Seven troops from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force took part in an annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Saturday.The seven, including Col. Hiroyuki Yokoyama, ...

At least five dead, more than 1,500 taken to hospitals as heat wave hits Japan

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 20:30
At least five people have died and more than 1,500 others have been taken to hospitals for heat exhaustion, a Kyodo News tally showed, as ...

Government to designate heavy rains in western Japan as ‘extremely severe disaster’

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 20:16
The government plans to designate recent heavy rain that wreaked havoc in wide areas in western Japan as a disaster with extreme severity so that ...

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 ...

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