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Tokyo Medical University to accept applicants rejected due to rigging

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 02:32
Tokyo Medical University on Wednesday announced measures to rectify the situation for applicants who were rejected in 2017 and 2018 due to a rigged admissions ...

Japan’s first drone document delivery operation launched in Fukushima amid labor shortage

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 01:35
Japan Post Co. on Wednesday began transporting documents by drone in Fukushima Prefecture, the first operation of its kind in Japan, following easing of regulations ...

Tokyo 2020: Workers raise section of giant roof at tradition-inspired Olympic gymnastics venue

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 01:28
The venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic gymnastics competition moved a step closer toward completion Wednesday when construction workers raised the center section of its ...

Rakuten’s English drive a case study of success, but wider adoption by Japan Inc. much slower going

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 23:54
Rakuten Inc. CEO Hiroshi Mikitani’s 2010 announcement of English becoming the official internal language of the online retailing giant shocked many of the firm’s employees, ...

Japan’s nuclear watchdog approves extension for tsunami-hit plant to operate beyond 40-year cap

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:36
Authorities on Wednesday approved for the first time an extension to the 40-year operating life of one of the nuclear power plants affected by the ...

Pleasure boat industry bids to attract young people with services and cheaper activities

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:33
The pleasure boat industry is putting greater effort into attracting young people and women to its services and events, including boat-sharing offered at cheaper prices.The ...

Tasty lamb saves Hokkaido high school from threat of closure

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:15
An agricultural high school in Hokkaido — its survival once at stake due to a shortage of students — has bounced back by earning fame ...

Japan, South Korea leaders unlikely to hold talks as ties sour over forced labor ruling

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 19:01
The leaders of Japan and South Korea are not expected to hold talks on the sidelines of upcoming regional conferences that both plan to attend, ...

Japan’s health insurance overhaul to prevent abuses, mainly by foreigners

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:29
The government is set to revise Japan’s health insurance system, applying stricter rules for its coverage to prevent abusive use mainly by foreigners, sources said ...

Snow crab stocks in Sea of Japan seen halving in three years

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 06:23
Snow crab stocks in the Sea of Japan are projected to begin declining from next year and nearly halve from the current level in three ...

Japan to revise decadesold fishery system in attempt to bring in newcomers

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 06:13
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved bills that would rewrite the country’s fishery laws for the first time in about 70 years as it seeks to ...

Abe and Mike Pence may meet next week to discuss North Korea: Japanese government sources

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 05:32
Japan and the United States are planning a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Vice President Mike Pence in Tokyo on Nov. 13 to ...

Japan ready to help Malaysia tackle fiscal problems, Abe tells counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:59
Japan stands ready to help Malaysia deal with its huge government debts, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his visiting Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad in Tokyo ...

Climate change issues likely to be one of top points at Osaka G20 summit: Jacques Attali

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 00:48
Dealing with various climate change-related issues is likely to be one of the top points of discussion at the Group of 20 Leaders’ Summit in ...

Japan to set up panel to tighten airline pilot drinking rules following recent scandals

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 00:23
An expert panel will be set up later this month to tighten drinking rules for aviation staff after a series of alcohol-related scandals involving Japanese ...

Japanese manufacturer Nippon Sharyo to fix problem blamed in deadly train crash in Taiwan

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:52
Taiwan’s rail authority said Monday that the Japanese manufacturer of a train that derailed two weeks ago, killing 18 people, has agreed to fix a ...

One Japanese woman killed and another injured in Guatemala

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:45
One Japanese woman in her 20s has been killed and another seriously injured at a home in Guatemala, it was learned Monday.Local media reported that ...

Police investigate Osaka speeding case after man posts footage online

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:39
A man in Osaka Prefecture was referred to prosecutors on Monday on suspicion of driving a sports car at a speed of about 280 kilometers ...

Elderly Japanese pine for return to Northern Territories

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:07
Yoi Hasegawa still remembers when armed Soviet soldiers burst into her house just days after Japan surrendered at the end of World War II and ...

Mayor of tsunami-hit city stresses resilience and inclusivity at U.N.

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:06
The mayor of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, which was devastated by the 2011 tsunami disaster, stressed Monday how resilience and inclusivity are necessary for rebuilding the ...

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