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Japan’s first foreign nursing care trainees to arrive in June

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:44
Japan will receive its first two foreign trainees in the field of nursing care as early as next month after a supervising body approved training ...

Japanese father and son face trafficking and child abuse charges in the Philippines

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:12
A Japanese man and his son face human trafficking and child abuse charges involving the mistreatment of 13 compatriots on a small island in the ...

Japan acts to curb unintended fruit outflows after curling team shows affection for Korean strawberries

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:07
The agriculture ministry is ramping up efforts to prevent unintended outflows of domestically developed fruit varieties after the unauthorized production of cherished types was found ...

Japanese man arrested at Thai airport after empty gun magazines were found in his luggage

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 05:48
A Japanese man was arrested at a Thai airport on Wednesday after empty gun magazines and a disarmed anti-personnel mine were found in his luggage ...

Japan and China agree on aerial and maritime mechanism to avoid military clashes

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 04:15
The creation of the hotline is aimed at averting unintended conflict and represents the latest sign of improving bilateral ties between the Asian powers.

Finance Ministry officials given training on sexual harassment

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 02:01
The Finance Ministry gave senior officials a training course on Wednesday with the goal of preventing sexual harassment following the recent resignation of its top ...

Japan to resume collecting remains of war dead in Philippines

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:37
Japan has signed a cooperation agreement with the Philippines to resume recovering the remains of its war dead in the Southeast Asian country.The welfare ministry ...

Japan court orders damages be paid for wrongful spousal abuse claim

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:34
A court ordered an estranged wife and the Aichi Prefectural Government to pay a combined ¥550,000 in damages to the woman’s husband for incorrectly declaring ...

Chiba Prefecture seeks to shed nuclear stigma in Taiwan

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:02
Chiba Prefecture officials are promoting its agricultural products in Taiwan, hoping to debunk rumors that the products are still contaminated by nuclear substances following the ...

7-year-old girl was likely killed hours before being hit by train in Niigata

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:43
A 7-year-old girl who was found dead on a railroad track in the city of Niigata is likely to have been killed hours before her ...

‘Fatal congestion’: 2020 Olympics could paralyze Tokyo’s famed subway system, study warns

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:06
Tokyo’s subway system is famed for its cleanliness and efficiency but also its carriage-busting crowds, and a crush of visitors for the 2020 Olympics could ...

Japan hosts leaders from China and South Korea for summit on North Korea

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:36
Leaders from Japan, China and South Korea held a trilateral summit Wednesday over the denuclearization of North Korea ahead of the first-ever U.S.-North Korean summit ...

Senior SDF member punished for insulting lawmaker on street

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 06:02
The Defense Ministry on Tuesday punished a senior Self-Defense Forces member for insulting a Diet member on a street while he was off duty, concluding ...

Ishinomaki to appeal ruling over students’ tsunami deaths

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:35
The municipal assembly of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, decided Tuesday to appeal a high court ruling that ordered local authorities to pay around ¥1.4 billion in ...

Japan to host China and South Korea for summit with North Korea likely topping agenda

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:27
Japan will host a trilateral summit with China and South Korea on Wednesday, to be held after a two-and-half year hiatus, with leaders expected to ...

Young girl hit by train in central Japan in suspected murder

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:59
A 7-year-old girl was found dead after being hit by a train in central Japan, authorities said Tuesday, with police investigating the incident as a ...

Heatstroke campaign looks to raise awareness among foreign tourists and residents

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:12
Every year the Japan Weather Association stages a public campaign aimed at reducing heatstroke victims during the hot, humid summer.This year, the firm will focus ...

Former doctor wants to educate youths about the horrors of itai-itai disease

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 01:15
On the 50th anniversary on Tuesday of the government’s recognition of itai-itai disease as the Japan’s first pollution-related illness, a former doctor has renewed his ...

Japan tightens security ahead of three-way summit with China and South Korea

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 23:16
Police on Tuesday demonstrated patrol operations at Tokyo’s Haneda airport as they tightened security the day before Japan, China and South Korea hold a trilateral ...

Japanese scholar challenges conventional business school model, seeks to nurture new type of leader

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 22:58
When in the 2000s the world saw ripple effects of the massive accounting fraud of U.S. energy giant Enron Corp. and the collapse of investment ...