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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 ...

Youth turnout a worry in Japan’s first quadrennial elections under new voting age of 18

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 01:36
The first quadrennial unified local elections to be held after the voting age was lowered to 18 in June 2015 are being hampered by concerns ...

Chick hatches on Sado Island from egg of crested ibis gifted to Japan by China

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 01:30
A chick has hatched from an egg laid by a crested ibis, an internationally protected species, which was given by China to a conservation center ...

Osaka begins trial of smartphone disaster information app for tourists from overseas ahead of G20

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 01:18
After a number of natural disasters hit the area last summer, a government bureau in western Japan began trials Monday for a multilingual smartphone-based service ...

Tepco begins removing fuel rods from Unit 3 reactor pool at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 00:31
The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant started removing nuclear fuel from the Unit 3 storage pool on Monday, located at one ...

In Beijing, Taro Kono and China’s Li Keqiang discuss deepening ties ahead of possible Xi visit to Japan

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 00:12
During a meeting Monday in Beijing, Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang discussed ways to deepen ties, stepping up arrangements for a ...

Okinawa police knew of problems between woman and U.S. serviceman before she was murdered

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 23:51
The U.S. military informed local police in Okinawa in January that there were concerns about the relationship between a U.S. serviceman and a Japanese woman ...

Woman arrested for leaving baby in toilet bowl after giving birth in Saitama convenience store bathroom

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 23:45
A woman was arrested Monday for attempted murder over the abandonment of a newborn baby in a toilet bowl, after giving birth in a convenience-store ...

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route featuring massive snow walls opens for season in Toyama

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 22:34
A sightseeing route that includes massive walls of snow running through the Tateyama mountain range in central Japan opened Monday for this year’s tourist season.The ...

Preparations for 2020 Tokyo Olympics transforming capital into ‘global standard’ city

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 22:06
Foreign-language signs are increasingly common along streets, cashless payment is becoming available at more shops and restaurants and ashtrays are vanishing from public spaces. Change ...

One victim of March attack in Ethiopia is identified as Japanese national

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 06:38
One of the five fatal victims in an attack by an armed group in Ethiopia in March has been identified as a Japanese woman in ...

Candidates nationwide kick off campaigns for unified local elections

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 06:08
Campaigns started Sunday for elections for 86 mayors and 294 city assemblies across the country as well as 11 ward mayors and 20 ward assemblies ...

First exam held in Japan for foreigners seeking working visas under new system

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 04:49
Japan, gearing up to accept more foreign workers under its new visa system launched earlier this month, held a qualification exam for applicants for the ...

During visit to crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, Abe gets updated about ongoing reconstruction work

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 03:36
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant complex and nearby areas on Sunday to check on progress in reconstruction ...

Hyogo police arrest man after he opened door of shinkansen train and stepped out onto tracks

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 02:53
A man in his 50s was arrested Sunday after he opened a door of a shinkansen train and stepped onto the tracks after the train ...

Ceremony held to remember victims of powerful 2016 Kumamoto Prefecture earthquakes

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 01:08
A ceremony was held in the city of Kumamoto on Sunday to remember people who died in a series of powerful earthquakes three years ago.A ...

Joint study finds curry spices can suppress respiratory problems caused by PM2.5 particles

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 00:54
Spices commonly used in curry can curb respiratory problems caused by pollution-causing fine particles in the air, according to a joint study by Japanese curry ...

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