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Stigma around HIV thwarting efforts to eradicate disease in Japan: AIDS society official

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:03
Despite advances in treatment, the number of newly confirmed cases of HIV in Japan has remained flat for the past decade, a sign that misconceptions ...

Kyoto vegetables served up to cardinals and ambassadors at the Vatican Museums to promote city’s cuisine

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:30
Vegetables grown in Kyoto were served at a banquet Monday at the Vatican Museums to about 300 guests, including cardinals and ambassadors, to promote Japanese ...

Japan SDF’s top uniformed officer, Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, to see term extended

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 14:46
The government plans to extend the term of Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the top uniformed officer in the Self-Defense Forces, to continue to deal with North ...

Abundant water likely to exist under ‘moon rabbit,’ Japanese research team says

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 06:58
Abundant water is highly likely to exist in the form of ice under Oceanus Procellarum, a lunar mare known as “moon rabbit” in Japan, a ...

Okinawa governor announces he had surgery in April to remove cancerous tumor

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 05:36
Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga said Tuesday that he underwent surgery in April to have a cancerous pancreatic tumor removed.Onaga disclosed his health ailment during a ...

New industry group slams government’s response to sexual harassment in media

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 04:14
Organization sent requests to the Cabinet in a push for the government to address what the group feels are inadequate protections for media workers subjected ...

2020 Tokyo Olympics organizers propose ¥288,000 price cap on tickets for opening ceremony

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 02:33
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games proposed a ¥288,000 ($2,600) cap on entry prices for the games’ opening ceremony at ...

Acquaintances and classmates shocked by arrest of Niigata murder suspect

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 02:26
Former classmates and acquaintances of Haruka Kobayashi, who was arrested Monday in connection with the death of a 7-year-old girl in the city of Niigata, ...

Defense minister mentions Akita and Yamaguchi as candidate sites for Aegis Ashore, naming specific prefectures for first time

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 01:34
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Tuesday that Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures are candidate sites for installations of the Aegis Ashore anti-ballistic missile defense system, naming ...

Japan and Bangladesh agree to help realize early return of Rohingya refugees

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 01:32
The foreign ministers of Japan and Bangladesh agreed Monday to help realize the early return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar.“Japan will continue ...

Japan won’t report suspected sanctions evasion to U.N. after South Korea denies goods transfer to North

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 01:30
Seoul has dismissed a query by Japan over whether a South Korea-flagged vessel may have been involved in the transfer of goods to North Korea ...

Cabinet approves visit to Hawaii by Prince Akishino in June

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 23:51
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a trip by Prince Akishino and his wife, Princess Kiko, to Hawaii in early June to commemorate the 150th anniversary ...

Former city assembly member accused of Chiba restaurant stabbings handed to prosecutors

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 23:32
Police on Tuesday handed over to prosecutors a man who is accused of stabbing all four members of a family he was dining with at ...

Japan focuses on maritime security in new ocean policy

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 23:12
Japan approved Tuesday a new ocean policy that highlights maritime security, amid perceived growing threats from North Korea and China, in a reversal from the ...

Japanese firms in India come through with scholarships amid national shortage, high demand

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 22:34
India, where more than half of its 1.3 billion people are age 25 or younger, is facing a shortage of scholarship programs.With the Indian government’s ...

Documentary to chronicle Kumamoto village’s travails recovering from 2016 quakes

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:46
A filmmaker is working on a documentary about people fighting to rebuild their community following the powerful earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture two years ago.“I want ...

Me Too becomes We Too in victim-blaming Japan

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:18
Monica Fukuhara was a college student working at a restaurant when it happened to her. As she was saying goodbye to a customer, he grabbed ...

Man arrested in connection with 7-year-old Niigata’s girl’s slaying

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:57
A 23-year-old man who was arrested Monday night in connection with the murder of a 7-year-old girl in the city of Niigata was absent from ...

Japan policy report stresses cooperation with U.S. over North Korean threats

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:13
The U.S.-Japan alliance is more important than ever as both nations work to curb North Korea’s missile and nuclear threats, an annual foreign policy report ...

Taro Aso makes first public apology over Finance Ministry sexual harassment scandal

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 05:20
Finance Minister Taro Aso has made his first public apology over alleged sexual harassment by former Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda.At a Lower House Budget ...

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