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New Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, fluent Japanese speaker, drew on years in Japan to become one of U.K.’s richest politicians

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 21:20
The wealth and success of Jeremy Hunt — newly appointed to the role of U.K. foreign secretary, and one of the country’s wealthiest politicians — ...

Rescuers in race against time as western Japan flood death toll rises to at least 128

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 21:10
Rescuers were in a pitched battle with time on Tuesday to save dozens of people still missing 72 hours after torrential rains first began to ...

Fukushima’s J-Village soccer center to be used toward 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 19:00
The Japanese government plans to actively use the J-Village national soccer center in Fukushima Prefecture toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as a symbol ...

Vulnerable geography seen keeping well-prepared Japan prone to deadly downpours

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:22
Japan is famously prone to natural disasters, including earthquakes and tsunami, and is generally considered well-prepared to cope. So why has record rainfall caused more ...

Abe cancels trip to Europe and Middle East to deal with rain disaster

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 05:03
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday canceled a trip to Europe and the Middle East, deciding instead to oversee the government’s response to the devastation ...

After deadly flooding, traumatized Hiroshima wakes to blue skies, starts getting life back in order

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 02:22
Hiroshima residents awoke Monday morning to sunny skies but a cloudy future following flooding and landslides that left at least 44 people in the prefecture ...

Japan’s youngest mayor welcomed on first day in office

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 02:05
Haruka Kuwabara, at 31 currently the youngest mayor in Japan, was welcomed with flowers and applause by municipal employees in Tsunan, Niigata Prefecture, on Monday, ...

Real estate for the people: One man’s mission turning vacant houses into homes for everyone

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:20
Hideki Kawakita doesn’t look like your average real estate agent.Dressed in jeans and a T-shirt spotted with bright purple and yellow illustrations, he looks more ...

Doctor and researchers use Japanese strategy game go to help children with developmental disabilities

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:19
In a new approach to helping children with developmental disabilities, one doctor and go enthusiast has been using the strategy game in rehabilitation activities for ...

A ‘Japanese tip’: The origami art left by diners

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:18
Yuki Tatsumi was waiting tables at an izakaya pub in the city of Kyoto when something on the table caught his eye — a chopstick ...

Flooding disaster links in English and Japanese

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:10
Public shelters Shelters in Hiroshima Prefecture (Japanese) Hiroshima Disaster Prevention site Shelters in the city of Hiroshima Hiroshima (shelters) (Japanese) Shelters in Okayama Prefecture (English) Shelters ...

Ex-nurse sent to prosecutors over suspicious death of elderly patient

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:25
A 31-year-old former nurse was turned over to prosecutors Monday after being arrested Saturday for allegedly murdering an elderly patient in 2016 at a Yokohama ...

Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 22:12
The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan moved above 100 early Monday, with dozens of others still missing after massive flooding and landslides ...

West Japan downpours and flooding so far leave 88 dead, over 50 missing

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 17:35
The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan reached 88 late Sunday, with over 50 others still missing after massive flooding and landslides destroyed ...

Executed Aum founder Shoko Asahara’s corpse cremated in Tokyo: source

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 17:23
The body of executed Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara was cremated in Tokyo on Monday, a source said.To whom the body will be handed ...

China Airlines plane, short on fuel, makes emergency landing at Chubu airport

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 06:39
A China Airlines passenger plane made an emergency landing Sunday at Chubu airport in central Japan due to a shortage of fuel.According to the Land, ...

Pompeo, in Tokyo, denies U.S. is softening stance on North Korea’s nuclear, ballistic missile programs

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 04:00
In Tokyo following his latest visit to Pyongyang, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denies Washington has softened its stance against North Korea.

Ex-Giants minor leaguer suspected of stealing items of kit from teammates

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 03:56
Police arrested a former Yomiuri Giants’ minor league outfielder Sunday on suspicion of stealing a uniform and other items from teammates last month.Takahiro Kakizawa, 23, ...

Days of torrential rain devastate families living in rural communities in western Japan

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 02:15
Masanori Hiramoto stood before his traditional home in the town of Mihara, speechless at the destruction caused by record rains that have killed dozens of ...

Asahara allegedly asked for his body to be handed over to fourth daughter; wife petitions minister

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 23:11
Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara, executed Friday for a number of murders, including those of people who died in the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin ...

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