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Abe opens new town hall, checks reconstruction work in areas affected by 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 00:05
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday checked progress in reconstruction efforts in Fukushima Prefecture, site of the March 2011 nuclear power station disaster.Abe attended a ...

Japan’s news outlets toe the line over Aegis Ashore anti-missile system

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 06:58
On March 21, a female student at the Akita University of Art in Araya Okawamachi, Akita Prefecture, was slated to give a valedictory speech at ...

Japan searches for remedies at the dawn of the Reiwa Era

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 06:57
Japan’s weekly magazines do not consider their primary role to be reporting cheery news. It would be more correct to say their practice is to ...

Social media weighs in on design and purpose of Japan’s new bank notes

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 06:42
Social media has been awash with posts following the public unveiling of Japan’s new era name, Reiwa, at the beginning of April. The announcement was ...

Abe mulls forgoing talks with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in during Osaka G20 summit

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 05:14
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering forgoing bilateral talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit to ...

Public advised to check schedules of local hospitals, clinics before 10-day Golden Week holiday

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 04:46
The government and medical institutions are calling on people to check which hospitals and clinics will be open during the upcoming longer Golden Week holiday ...

Foreign Ministry says U.S. serviceman in Okinawa allegedly stabbed woman to death, then killed himself

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 04:38
A U.S. serviceman has fatally stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself in Okinawa, according to the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, amid growing resentment ...

Trump may present trophy at Tokyo sumo tournament as officials weigh security concerns

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 22:40
Japan and the United States are considering a plan for U.S. President Donald Trump to present a trophy to the winner of the Summer Grand ...

Man arrested in Tokyo for allegedly robbing over 100 cabs by asking for change in advance

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 22:35
Tokyo police have arrested a man for allegedly robbing over 100 taxis throughout Japan by asking for change from drivers before paying and then fleeing ...

Wartime laborer statue removed from near Japanese Consulate in Busan

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 22:23
Authorities in South Korea’s port city of Busan on Friday removed a controversial statue that was erected near the Japanese Consulate by a civic group ...

Cairo wants to boost its cooperation with Tokyo to aid Africa, Egyptian ambassador says

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 22:11
Egypt is hoping to deepen its cooperation with Japan to help African countries improve access to medical care, Ayman Aly Kamel, Cairo’s ambassador to Tokyo, ...

LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai to visit China in late April

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 21:10
Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has said he will visit China from April 24 to 29 as a special envoy of ...

Japanese scientists play a role in capturing first photo of black hole

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 20:43
Japanese researchers made a significant contribution to an international team that enabled humanity to take its first look at a black hole.The researchers helped visualize ...

Firearm foul-ups: Man takes gun from Yokohama police officer and fires it; no one injured

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:46
A police officer in Yokohama became the latest to lose his weapon Friday morning when one of two men involved in a violent dispute disarmed ...

Japan’s working ranks are still thinning, despite accelerating growth in foreign population

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 03:16
Japan’s working-age population shrank further last year, bringing its ratio to the overall population to a record low as the growth of the foreign population ...

Japan won’t consider revising F-35A procurement plans while cause of crash still not known

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 02:48
The Defense Ministry is not considering a revision to its plan to procure a total of 105 F-35A stealth fighters despite the crash Wednesday of ...

Japan to draft law to tighten control on gene editing of fertilized human eggs

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 02:26
Japan plans to create a law to restrict gene editing of fertilized human eggs to basic research and ban such eggs from being returned to ...

Japan lobby group’s ‘Nuclear Energy Village’ website plumbs ‘new level of insensitive,’ say critics

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 02:08
A website created by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum to educate the next generation on nuclear energy drew criticism Friday on social media, with some ...

Japan pitches safety of food from Fukushima and Tohoku in wake of WTO ruling for South Korea

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 00:59
Japan will seek to reassure other countries about the safety of food produced in areas affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, officials said Friday, ...

Is a lack of money behind Japan’s drought of local political candidates?

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 00:20
In an Asahi Shimbun editorial published March 30, a week before nationwide elections were held for prefectural and municipal assemblies on April 7, the newspaper ...

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