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Eight-year prison term sought for president of failed Tokyo travel agency

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 05:19
Prosecutors are demanding eight years behind bars for the president of failed travel agency Tellmeclub, who is accused of defrauding two banks of about ¥550 ...

Abe shrugs off Tadao Yanase’s 2015 Kake Gakuen meetings, claims aide never updated him on pal’s project

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 03:12
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he has no problem with his former aide’s 2015 meeting with officials from Kake Gakuen, the school chain run ...

Top U.S. diplomat Pompeo stokes concern over North Korea as Abe seeks to avoid being shut out of diplomatic process

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 02:14
Comments by the top U.S. diplomat Sunday that the main objective of talks with North Korea next month is to eliminate the isolated country’s long-range ...

U.S. sailor referred to Japanese prosecutors for alleged drug smuggling

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 00:43
A U.S. Navy sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan was referred to prosecutors Monday for allegedly smuggling narcotics by international mail, investigative sources ...

Mount Shinmoe belches smoke over Kyushu in latest eruption

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 00:39
Mount Shinmoe erupted again Monday, prompting ash and falling-rock warnings in nearby areas.The 1,421-meter volcano straddling Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures in Kyushu erupted at around ...

Kyoto University opens large research base in Amazon jungle

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 00:23
Kyoto University has opened a large research base in the jungles of the Amazon basin in Brazil.Previously, there had been no accommodation available on the ...

Tanzanian man looks to transform Dar es Salaam’s busy bus system using app he developed with Japan-based startup

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 00:07
It is not unusual for overseas visitors on their first visit to Japan to be impressed by the country’s efficient rail network, with its heated ...

Planned cut in doctors’ overtime hours worries Japan’s rural hospitals

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 23:34
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration pushes to pass labor reform bills in the current Diet session, many major hospitals in the Chubu region are ...

Negotiating global issues, Tokyo high schools awarded prizes at mock U.N. conference

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 23:24
Japanese high schools have won awards at the Global Classrooms International Model U.N. Conference in New York, where around 1,500 delegates discussed global issues in ...

Japanese police probe Mangamura website over copyright violation claims

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 23:11
The police have opened an investigation into the now-blocked Mangamura website after publishers last year filed copyright violation claims against the provider of pirated comics, ...

Mercury probes for Japan-Europe space mission to be launched from French Guiana in October

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:53
Two probes involved in BepiColombo, the joint mission to Mercury being conducted by Japan and Europe, will be launched from French Guiana in South America ...

Police question man in connection with killing of 7-year-old girl in Niigata

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 19:49
Police began questioning a person on a voluntary basis Monday in connection with the killing of a 7-year-old girl who was found dead on May ...

Girl dead after man with knife attacks family of four at Chiba eatery before being subdued by staff

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 18:04
Four family members were stabbed by a man with a knife at a restaurant in the city of Chiba on Sunday night and one of ...

Popular ‘Evangelion’ bullet train makes final run

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 06:49
A shinkansen featuring a design inspired by the popular Japanese animation series “Neon Genesis Evangelion” made its final run on Sunday, drawing throngs of fans ...

U.S. Manhattan Project national park to include exhibits noting inhumane nature of atomic weapons

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 06:48
A U.S. national park commemorating facilities related to the Manhattan Project, the secret U.S. wartime atomic bomb program, will include exhibits showing the inhumane nature ...

Japan team succeeds in impregnating monkey via uterus transplant

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 06:11
A Japanese research team said Sunday it has succeeded in impregnating a monkey that received the extracted uterus of another primate in a transplant operation ...

Support rate for Abe Cabinet rises to 38.9% despite scandals

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 05:07
Increase comes despite public ire over allegations of cronyism leveled at the prime minister.

Pyongyang blasts Japan for intervening in nuke talks with Washington

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 04:17
Comments come as Tokyo seeks to determine whether Pyongyang would be willing to resolve the abduction issue and ditch its weapons programs in return for ...

Young social entrepreneur seeks to help asylum seekers integrate into Japanese society, even while they’re in limbo

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 02:51
It’s tough for asylum-seekers to keep their hopes up in Japan, where only 1 in every 1,000 applicants was granted refugee status last year.While waiting, ...

Japan’s employers improving support for workers with early-onset dementia

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 02:46
Katsushi Oshiro, 43, a former salesman diagnosed with early-onset dementia, takes a bus to the car dealership where he works four days a week, being ...