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City of Otsu to use AI to analyze past school bullying cases with an eye on future prevention

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:16
A city in Shiga Prefecture said Friday it plans to use artificial intelligence to predict the potential consequences of suspected cases of bullying at schools, ...

Japan’s Reconstruction Agency to air ad for Fukushima products on TV, online and at cinemas

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:49
The Reconstruction Agency said Friday that it will run a television commercial advertising farm, fishery and forestry products made in Fukushima Prefecture for about a ...

Two positive kanji, easy to write and read: Japan to follow precedent in selecting new era name

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:41
The government confirmed Friday that it will follow the procedures taken to pick the current era name of Heisei in choosing a name for the ...

Japan warns of ‘countermeasures’ in dispute with South Korea over rulings on wartime forced labor

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:35
Japan has warned South Korea that it will take “countermeasures” if Seoul moves ahead with selling seized assets of a Japanese company that has refused ...

Wreckage of Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Hiei, first to be lost in WWII, discovered in Solomons

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 00:56
Researchers have found the wreckage of the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Hiei, which sank in the South Pacific during World War II. It was the ...

Government adopts bill to limit value of gifts in Japan hometown tax donation system

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 00:55
In order to cool down heated competition among local governments seeking to attract donations with offers of expensive gifts for benefactors, the government Friday adopted ...

Immigration pact needed to thwart dodgy brokers targeting Nepalese heading to Japan, experts say

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 00:12
As Japan prepares to welcome a wave of new foreign workers, experts are cautioning Nepalese over unethical immigration brokers and urging their government to conclude ...

Majority of women to buy Valentine’s chocolates for themselves, averaging ¥4,200, Japan survey shows

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 23:01
Over 60 percent of women who plan to buy chocolates for Valentine’s Day are considering treating themselves and buying chocolates for their own enjoyment, a ...

Mirror test in Japanese study suggests self-awareness in fish, raising questions about animal intelligence

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 20:52
A small tropical reef fish was able to recognize itself in a mirror, scientists said Thursday, in a finding that raises provocative questions about assessing ...

U.N. panel calls on Japan to address ‘high level of violence, sexual abuse and exploitation of children’ after Chiba case

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 20:13
A U.N. panel expressed concern Thursday about “the high level of violence, sexual abuse and exploitation of children” in Japan in the wake of the ...

Property firm Leopalace21 to ask over 14,000 residents to move out

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 06:37
Rental apartment operator Leopalace21 Corp. said Thursday it will ask 14,443 residents to move out as it plans to repair defects found in 1,324 of ...

LDP to propose allowing pregnant lawmakers to vote online

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 05:48
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party plans to propose allowing House of Representatives members to vote online when they are absent due to pregnancy or giving ...

Masayoshi Son: Betting big and winning

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 03:25
This is second in a 10-part series on influential figures in the Heisei Era, which began in 1989 and will end when Emperor Akihito abdicates ...

University in Osaka aims to hone hotel staff with omotenashi to serve Japan’s foreign guests

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 02:48
One of the key factors driving Japan’s unprecedented tourism boom is its culture of hospitality — epitomized by the concept of omotenashi, which can be ...

Police reported record-high 80,104 cases of suspected child abuse across Japan in 2018

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 02:09
Police reported the suspected abuse of a record-high 80,104 minors aged below 18 to child welfare authorities in 2018 amid growing public awareness of the ...

Japan protests Chinese development work in East China Sea gas field

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 01:53
Japan said Thursday it has lodged a fresh protest with China over its continued deployment of a drilling ship at a gas field in a ...

Father in Chiba case deprived girl of sleep leading up to her death, sources cite mother as saying

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:48
A 10-year-old girl who was found dead at her home in Chiba Prefecture last month had been deprived of sleep by her father in addition ...

Chinese trainee taken into custody after compatriot stabbed to death in Toyama company dorm

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:12
A Chinese man enrolled in the technical intern training program was found dead at a company dormitory in Toyama Prefecture on Thursday, and police are ...

Japanese government-backed rally over islands held by Russia adopts muted tone amid talks

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:05
A government-backed rally held in support of efforts to win back Russian-held islands off Hokkaido issued a restrained statement on Thursday, with organizers cognizant of ...

Distinctive new roof placed over Shibuya Station platform that is set to open in 2020

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 22:17
An M-shaped white roof was unveiled over a new subway platform at Tokyo’s Shibuya Station on Thursday as the iconic tourist and nightlife hub’s large-scale ...

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