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Life-size skeletal replica of Japan’s largest dinosaur restored

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 01:55
What is believed to be Japan’s largest fossilized dinosaur skeleton has been restored as a life-size replica, researchers and officials from the town of Mukawa, ...

Abe to issue apology to victims of forced sterilization under Japan’s now-defunct eugenics law

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 01:28
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to issue a statement offering a state apology to those who were subject to forced sterilization under a now-defunct eugenics ...

Half of foreign nationals in Tokyo experience discrimination, survey shows

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:00
Nearly half of foreign nationals living in Tokyo have experienced racial discrimination, according to a survey released Tuesday by a civic group.In the survey conducted ...

Cartoonist Monkey Punch, known for works including ‘Lupin III,’ dies at 81

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:59
Manga artist Monkey Punch, best known for megahit series “Lupin III,” died last week of pneumonia, his office said Wednesday. He was 81.Monkey Punch, whose ...

Japanese police arrive in Thailand to investigate phone scam

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 06:37
Japanese police investigators arrived in Thailand on Tuesday to probe a phone scam in which more than 200 people in Japan are believed to have ...

Japan Atomic Power considers launching unit that specializes in scrapping nuclear plants

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 06:30
Japan Atomic Power Co. is considering setting up a subsidiary specializing in the scrapping of retired nuclear reactors at domestic power plants, sources close to ...

Small volcanic eruption observed on Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:26
A small eruption was observed Tuesday evening on Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, the weather agency said.There were no immediate reports of injuries. The Meteorological ...

Professor in western Japan says he instructed students to produce MDMA

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 02:15
A pharmaceutical science professor at a university in Shikoku was referred to prosecutors Tuesday for allegedly instructing his students to produce the synthetic drug MDMA ...

Japan’s Lower House OKs ban on flying drones over military sites and Olympic venues

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 01:14
A bill to prohibit the flying of drones over Self-Defence Forces and U.S. military facilities in Japan, as well as venues for the 2020 Tokyo ...

Japan and U.S. struggling to find wreckage of crashed F-35A despite around-the-clock search

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:58
One week after an F-35A stealth fighter jet crashed off the northeastern coast of Japan, U.S. and Japanese military vessels are struggling to find the ...

English level at Japan’s secondary schools falls short of government target

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:47
The English-language ability of students at public secondary schools fell short of the government’s target in the 2018 academic year through March, despite a slight ...

Japan can learn a thing or two from Canada about dealing with Trump on trade

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:46
As Tokyo anxiously prepared for trade talks with the United States that started this week, one of the chief concerns of the Abe government and ...

Japanese luxury vehicles being smuggled into sanctions-hit North Korea, source says

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 23:01
Japanese-made luxury vehicles that were used by Chinese military forces are being smuggled into North Korea through the Chinese border city of Dandong, Liaoning province, ...

Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 1.2% in fiscal 2017 as use of renewables increased

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:15
Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 1.2 percent in fiscal 2017 — a fourth straight year of decline — as the use of renewable energy increased, ...

Abe eyes diplomatic win with Xi Jinping visit but faces balancing act between China and U.S.

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:58
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely be eager to take advantage of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Japan to flaunt his diplomatic clout, ...

Japan ready to support France in rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:15
Japan is willing to support France in restoring the Notre Dame Cathedral, its top government spokesman said Tuesday, after the famed medieval Catholic church was ...

French team in Chile to question suspect over missing Japanese student believed slain

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:06
French investigators were to arrive in Chile on Monday to question a man suspected of killing his former Japanese girlfriend, who was last seen at ...

South Korean man arrested for uploading sci-fi animation videos illegally

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:34
A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of illegally making popular animation videos available online for free, police said.Lee Jun Hyung, a 29-year-old South Korean ...

Fukuoka High Court overturns district court ruling, refuses damages in hepatitis B relapse cases

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 05:18
A high court Monday overturned a lower-court ruling and denied damages to chronic hepatitis B sufferers who contracted the illness in a state-run vaccination program, ...

LGBT couples speak of their suffering in lawsuit seeking marriage for all in Japan

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 02:48
In the first oral argument of an unprecedented trial challenging the constitutionality of Japan’s same-sex marriage ban, LGBT couples spoke Monday of their experiences, aiming ...

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