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Tsukiji fish market’s tuna auction opens to media for final time before Toyosu move

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 00:43
Media were invited to a tuna auction at Tsukiji fish market on Friday, a day before the public gets its last chance to attend the ...

Naomi Osaka is Japan’s tennis darling, but could she eventually decide to play for the U.S.?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 00:01
Amid the excitement of Naomi Osaka winning the women’s title at the U.S. Open tennis tournament last weekend, some in Japan are wondering whether she ...

Run Tomo event takes steps toward building a dementia-inclusive Japan

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 22:44
As scorching heat shimmered off the tarmac and licked at runners’ sun-kissed faces, an elated crowd erupted into deafening cheers Sunday morning in the city ...

Operation Tsukiji: Tokyo battles rats as iconic market shuts

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 21:44
The operation must be ruthless, thorough and silent. Without alerting the watchful enemy, a unit of highly trained agents at work in Tokyo throw up ...

WWF urges Yahoo Japan to restrict ivory trade on auction site

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 21:16
The Japanese arm of the World Wide Fund for Nature urged Yahoo Japan Corp. on Thursday to impose tighter restrictions on sales of ivory items ...

Kansai airport reopens runway 10 days after typhoon flooding

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:50
A runway at western Japan’s major international airport reopened Friday after being closed for 10 days due to flooding caused by a powerful typhoon earlier ...

Abe puts brakes on Putin proposal, urges greater public support for inking peace pact with Russia

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:01
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for improving conditions to resolve a decades-old bilateral dispute with Russia over a group of islets and conclude ...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike hopes new Toyosu market becomes center of Japan’s food culture

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:46
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday she hopes the new wholesale food market in the Toyosu district of Tokyo’s Koto Ward will become a “center” ...

1,600 still in shelters one week after deadly earthquake in northern Japan

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 06:54
A week after a powerful earthquake rocked the nation’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido, people mourned the deaths of 41 people while around 1,600 others ...

U.S. trade war brings Japan, China closer

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 03:55
On Wednesday in Beijing, Hiroaki Nakanishi, the head of Keidanren, Japan’s most powerful business lobby, met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall ...

Kansai airport’s Terminal 1 to partially reopen following flooding from Typhoon Jebi

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 03:29
As Kansai International Airport prepared to partially reopen its Terminal 1 building Friday, with the main runway soon to follow, efforts were moving forward Thursday ...

Hokkaido dairy farmers hit by quake work together to overcome hardship

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 03:15
With many dairy farmers in Hokkaido forced to dump thousands of liters of fresh milk following power outages and a scarcity of water triggered by ...

9/11 survivor finds strength in helping 3/11 victims in Japan

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:57
An American survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack in New York who reached out to the Tohoku region following the triple disaster in ...

Diary, other belongings of student who perished in A-bomb attack, donated to Hiroshima museum

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:47
Yoko Moriwaki, who was 13 at the time of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, is known for the diary she kept until the ...

Meet the top contenders seeking to lead Okinawa: Atsushi Sakima and Denny Tamaki

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:44
Campaigning for the Sept. 30 Okinawa gubernatorial election officially kicked off Thursday, with two main candidates vying for leadership of the prefecture — Atsushi Sakima, ...

Discovery of unexploded shell buried at Narita airport briefly closes runway

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:20
Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture briefly closed one of its two runways early Thursday after what was suspected to be an unexploded shell was found ...

U.S. base issue in focus as campaigning begins for Okinawa governor race

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:16
Official campaigning got under way Thursday for the Sept. 30 Okinawa gubernatorial election, with the controversial plan to relocate a key U.S. military base within ...

Japanese pyrotechnician lights up Ecuador’s skies to inspire kids, forge link with Fukushima

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:00
Ayumi Miyaura remembers her sadness in seeing young children at a day care center in an Ecuador prison where their mothers were incarcerated. Some of ...

Narita runway closed after dud bomb is found buried near taxiway

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:16
The operator of Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture found what appears to be a dud bomb buried in the ground at around 3:30 a.m. on ...

Undersea eruption detected at Iwo Jima as seawater is sent flying

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:44
Signs of undersea volcanic eruptions were detected at Iwo Jima, the site of one of the bloodiest battles in World War II, meteorological and defense ...

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