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Controversial anti-NHK candidate Takashi Tachibana kicks off by-election campaign in Saitama

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 21:57
Official campaigning began Thursday for the Upper House by-election in Saitama Prefecture, where a former governor is pitted against the head of a minor opposition ...

Abe to meet 50 foreign guests visiting for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 21:55
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold separate talks with about 50 foreign dignitaries when they attend a ceremony proclaiming the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito later ...

Chemistry Nobel highlights lithium-ion batteries, seen as foundation for a greener future

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 21:26
If you’re reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry for their ...

Kobe teacher accused of bullying colleagues also incited students to create chaos, principal says

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 21:18
One of four teachers accused of bullying their colleagues at an elementary school in Kobe also encouraged pupils to defy authority and create chaos in ...

Surprise and gratitude in Japan after Akira Yoshino wins chemistry Nobel Prize

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 21:05
Akira Yoshino’s winning of the Nobel Prize in chemistry has been greeted with surprise and gratitude in Japan.Yoshino was among three scientists given the award ...

JR East considers halting Tokyo train services this weekend as violent Typhoon Hagibis approaches

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 18:49
East Japan Railway Co. said Thursday that it is considering whether to suspend many train services in the Tokyo metropolitan area this weekend as a ...

Pressure mounts for Kansai Electric to be more transparent over gift-giving scandal

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 06:15
Calls are growing in political circles — both locally and nationally — for Kansai Electric Power Co. to reveal the full extent of the graft ...

Hospitalized KyoAni arsonist begins rehab treatment

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 06:15
The Kyoto Animation Co. arson attack suspect has started rehabilitation treatment, including sitting in a wheelchair with the help of care staff, investigative sources said ...

Japan’s Akira Yoshino among trio of scientists awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 03:54
The 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to a trio of scientists for the development of lithium-ion batteries, including Japan’s Akira Yoshino, John ...

Italian entrepreneurs in pursuit of innovation abroad

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 02:00
The “Made in Italy” brand is synonymous with excellence. Signifying exceptional manufacturing and artisanship — traditionally in sectors such as mechanical engineering (for example, Ferrari), ...

Program hopes to accelerate growth

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:59
Carlo Ferro, president of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA-ICE), is upbeat about the country’s trade prospects. With a 2019/2020 goal to double the number of ...

2020 fair touted as a Japan-Italy first

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:58
“(The Global Startup Program) is a chapter of a program that we have with Japan that is now involving the embassy, but also other institutions ...

Pioneering Italian startups in Japan

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:57
Bagus Srl Bagus is an innovative startup operating in the field of industrial design and sustainable mobility through the design and development of information systems ...

Yahoo Japan rolls out ‘deep-fried tax’ for employees

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:02
Just a week after the consumption tax hike went into effect, another “tax” has hit employees at Yahoo Japan Corp. — in particular those who ...

140 special flights to arrive in Japan for imperial ceremony

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 00:27
Up to 140 aircraft carrying foreign dignitaries are expected to arrive at Haneda and Narita airports later this month as Japan holds a ceremony to ...

ASDF holds PAC-3 missile defense drill in Tokyo after spate of North Korean launches

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 23:30
The Air Self-Defense Force carried out a quick deployment drill for its Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3, missile interceptors in Tokyo on Wednesday, in order ...

Visits to Tokyo’s war-linked Yasukuni Shrine by ministers may resume after more than two years

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 23:04
Since conservatives close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined his Cabinet in a reshuffle last month, speculation has spread that visits to war-related Yasukuni Shrine ...

Trial tour to Russian-controlled isles for Japanese visitors postponed

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 21:45
The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that a planned trial sightseeing tour to two of the Russian-held islands off Hokkaido has been postponed.The eight-day tour, organized ...

Japan disqualifies groups supervising foreign trainees in Chiba and Saitama

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 21:17
The Immigration Services Agency and labor ministry have revoked the permits of two supervisory organizations for foreign technical trainees.The government agencies announced their decisions Tuesday, ...

Toramaru Shibano becomes first teenage go player to win all seven major Japanese titles

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:57
Nineteen-year-old go professional Toramaru Shibano on Tuesday beat Cho U, a 39-year-old Meijin, or master, capturing the title for that rank and making him the ...

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