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Fukushima town of Namie to launch radioactive decontamination work around May

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:26
Around May, decontamination work will begin in the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, to make some of its most radioactive areas habitable again, the government ...

‘Deep down’: Shared history fuels Korea-Japan rivalry on the ice

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 23:40
As South Korea’s national soccer coach prepared to play Japan in a 1954 World Cup qualifier, President Syngman Rhee — who’d been liberated in 1945, ...

Parents of unmarried offspring drive surge in matchmaking parties

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:45
More and more Japanese parents are attending matchmaking parties in an effort to marry off their children, worried that they will be part of the ...

Japan’s next ambassador to U.S. firm on stance against North Korea

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:45
Shinsuke Sugiyama, the next Japanese ambassador to the United States, said Thursday that he will do all he can to resolve issues pertaining to North ...

Japan, U.S. to hold enhanced tabletop exercise on missile defense

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:55
Japan and the United States will hold a tabletop exercise for ballistic missile defense on a larger scale than before, in their latest show of ...

Save the Children Japan poll finds majority of adults tolerant of physical discipline for kids

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:51
A majority of Japanese are tolerant of physically disciplining children, according to a recent survey by nongovernmental organization Save the Children Japan.Of 20,000 respondents aged ...

Shogi showdown pits ‘god’ against ‘genius’

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 07:18
The match of the century. The battle between a “god” and a “genius.” The faceoff between the undisputed champion of shogi and his touted successor.The ...

Government pencils in February 2019 ceremony to mark Emperor’s 30 years on the Chrysanthemum Throne

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 07:04
The government plans to hold a ceremony on Feb. 24, 2019, to mark Emperor Akihito’s 30 years on the throne, officials said Thursday.The government aims ...

Okayama branch of Hiroshima High Court finds 2017 election vote constitutional, in 11th such ruling

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 06:23
The Okayama branch of Hiroshima High Court ruled Thursday that the House of Representatives election in October last year was constitutional in terms of vote-value ...

Former temp sues ‘Cool Japan’ fund over sexual harassment by superiors, including government official

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 05:23
A woman in her 20s has sued a public-private investment fund designed to promote Japanese pop culture overseas for sexual harassment and unfair labor practices, ...

New report highlights risks of fire and building collapse in central Tokyo following predicted megaquake

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 02:16
The seismic resistance of buildings and houses in Tokyo has improved in recent years, but some of the capital’s eastern areas remain particularly susceptible to ...

Government may limit casino visits to 10 per month, to be tracked using My Number identity cards

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 02:08
The government on Thursday presented ruling lawmakers with a plan to limit the number of times people can enter casinos to around 10 visits per ...

Japan reports to U.N. second suspected violation of sanctions by North Korean tanker in East China Sea

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 01:33
The government has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by North Korea to the United Nations Security Council, after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between ...

Police data shows 50% of elderly drivers in fatal accidents had cognitive impairment

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 01:26
Almost half the elderly drivers who caused fatal traffic accidents in Japan last year were considered to have cognitive impairments such as dementia, police data ...

Abe withdraws remark about Japan’s discretionary work system after opponents challenge labor ministry data

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 01:20
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday withdrew a recent remark on Japan’s discretionary work system, while opposition lawmakers questioned the validity of the labor ministry ...

New crab species found in Ogasawara isles lives with worm

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:26
A team of Japanese researchers has found a new species of crab in the Mukojima island chain, part of the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo, ...

As more international visitors get into trouble on Hokkaido mountains, police introduce multilingual safety messages

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:12
With an increasing number of foreign tourists enjoying mountaineering and winter sports, the Hokkaido Prefectural Police have started airing announcements on mountain precautions in English ...

Chiba Bar Association to remove gender boxes from forms in line with new LGBT-sensitive policy

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:08
A local bar association said Wednesday that its policy toward the creation of a respectful environment for sexual minorities calls for removing unnecessary sex-identity questions ...

Don’t fall for charm offensive, keep North ‘under siege’: chief of Lower House foreign affairs panel

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:17
South Korea must stay in line with U.S. and Japanese plans to keep North Korea “under siege,” the chairman of the Lower House committee on ...

Abe and Trump agree to keep up the pressure on North Korea until it seeks meaningful talks

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:49
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in telephone talks Wednesday night to continue to put pressure on North Korea ...

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