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Alcohol detected on breath of JAL and Star Flyer co-pilots during preflight testing

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 21:22
Japan Airlines and Star Flyer separately said Tuesday that alcohol was found on the breath of male co-pilots of the two carriers in preflight tests ...

Why is Futenma still open? Protesters slam government inaction, 15 years after chopper crash

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 21:08
Fifteen years after a U.S. military helicopter crashed onto the premises of a university in Okinawa, protesters renewed a call for the closure of a ...

Tokyo urges caution for Japanese travelers to South Korea

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 20:57
Tokyo issued a travel advisory to Japanese citizens visiting South Korea ahead of crucial anniversaries this week, urging them to be cautious about safety as ...

Brown bear that had been roaming around residential area of Sapporo shot and killed

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 20:23
A brown bear that had been roaming around a residential district in Sapporo since the beginning of August was shot dead Wednesday morning, the Sapporo ...

Foreign investment bolstered by location, workforce

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 19:55
As one of the major economic players in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, Malaysia has been supporting foreign business for decades and, ...

Breathtaking discoveries await in Selangor

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 19:54
Selangor is Malaysia’s most developed state and largest economy, with a wealth of cultural, culinary and natural attractions. Last year, over 3 million foreign travelers, ...

Yasukuni’s bid last fall for emperor to visit on 150th anniversary was rebuffed: sources

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 07:03
Yasukuni contacted the Imperial Household Agency last September regarding a visit, citing the examples of emperors who went to the Shinto shrine in Tokyo for ...

Japanese government to conduct first national survey on child poverty

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 06:24
The government has begun preparations for carrying out in fiscal 2020 a nationwide survey using unified indicators to accurately assess child poverty and related issues.The ...

Simply a superstition: Study debunks Japanese belief linking deep-sea fish and quakes

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 05:39
A long-held belief in Japan that sightings of deep-sea fish foretell major earthquakes is simply a superstition, according to a research team from two universities.The ...

Hong Kong Airport disruption bad news for Japanese travelers

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:28
A sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport — a protest over a controversial extradition bill, police violence and other issues — on Monday and Tuesday ...

Powerful Typhoon Krosa set to wallop western Japan

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:51
Powerful Typhoon Krosa is nearing Japan and is set to make landfall in the west of the country, the weather agency said Tuesday.The Meteorological Agency ...

13 die across Japan while taking part in leisure activities during public holiday

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:33
Thirteen people died and at least 27 were injured across the country during leisure activities Monday, a public holiday, according to a Kyodo News tally ...

Flush with electoral success, Abe vows Diet debate on amending Japan’s Constitution

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 23:34
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Tuesday to launch full-fledged Diet discussions on constitutional amendment.He was speaking after visiting the grave of his father, Shintaro Abe, ...

U.S. plans to send Vice President Mike Pence to Japan for emperor’s post-accession ceremony

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:46
The United States plans to send Vice President Mike Pence to Japan in October to attend a key ceremony for Emperor Naruhito, who ascended the ...

Japan likely to see fewer fireworks next summer due to Olympics

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:44
People in Japan are likely to enjoy fewer firework displays next summer due to the commitment of security personnel and resources to the 2020 Olympic ...

War-bereaved Okinawan hopes new emperor and empress will continue peace efforts

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:18
Tokumasa Miyagi, a 78-year-old Okinawan who lost his father in a fierce ground battle in the prefecture in the final phase of World War II, ...

Judo gives Japan a soft-power boost in the Pacific

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:45
In a large church hall near the Samoan parliament, 175-kg judo practitioner Derek Sua is being thrown to the mat by his Japanese coach, a ...

Weather agency warns powerful typhoon may hit area around Kyushu, Shikoku

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 03:44
A huge typhoon may make landfall on the Shikoku and Kyushu regions around Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said Monday, warning of torrential rain and strong ...

Tokyo police use dog walkers to get message across to elderly citizens about fraud cases

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 02:52
Dogs and their owners paraded down streets in Tokyo on Monday to help prevent people from becoming victims of frauds involving swindlers making phone calls ...

Relatives gather in Gunma Prefecture to remember victims of 1985 JAL crash

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 23:43
Relatives on Monday prayed for the victims of a 1985 Japan Airlines jumbo jet crash, the 34th anniversary of the world’s deadliest single-aircraft accident.They climbed ...

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