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Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe’s manuscripts archived at University of Tokyo

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 06:43
The works by the 86-year-old author consist of the manuscripts of his novels published since the 1950s as well as proof sheets.

Activists demand reform after Tokyo Olympic sexism furor

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 06:34
Japanese activists welcomed an abrupt about-face by Tokyo Olympics organizers over their choice for a successor to Yoshiro Mori but warned more radical reform is ...

Japan’s new ambassador to South Korea arrives in Seoul

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 05:48
Koichi Aiboshi's top order of business will be to tackle soured ties between Seoul and Tokyo.

Number of COVID-19 patients who died outside hospitals spikes in Japan

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 03:39
Of the total of 132, 56 people had tested positive for the virus before dying while infections in the remaining 76 came to light after ...

Japan keeps COVID-19 emergency in place as hospital occupancy remains high

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 11:25
A health ministry advisory board warned that while new cases were declining in most areas, clusters at hospitals and care facilities could propel death tolls ...

Experts seek understanding amid wary views on vaccinations

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 10:00
A survey by social psychologist Shoji Tsuchida, a professor at Kansai University, found that only 47.2% of the respondents wanted to receive vaccinations, while 23.7% ...

Is Japan’s national payment for childbirth sufficient?

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 10:00
While the country provides a lump sum for mothers to assist with childbirth costs, some are finding it doesn't stretch far enough as a result ...

U.S. drill off Okinawa involves special operations submarine

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 09:18
The drill is believed to have been designed for the defense of remote islands, in a warning against China's attempts to change the status quo ...

How ‘indispensable’ Mori came to enjoy huge influence in politics and sport

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 09:11
The former prime minister had contacts his peers did not and the ability to get things done behind the scenes that leaders in both arenas ...

Tetsushi Sakamoto to take on loneliness and isolation in new role

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 09:06
The regional revitalization minister plans to hold a forum in late February to listen to opinions from those helping people who such issues and discuss ...

Suga seen as absent amid furor over sexist remarks by Tokyo Olympics chief

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 09:03
Unaffiliated and with no solid power base within the LDP, it seems Suga may have thought moving to force Mori out would trigger a backlash ...

Mori resigns as Tokyo 2020 looks to move on from sexist remarks

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 08:22
The 83-year-old former prime minister finally succumbed to an onslaught of criticism triggered by comments against women that he made earlier this month.

Tokyo reports 307 new coronavirus cases Friday

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 08:22
The figure marks the sixth straight day for the capital to record a number of below 500.

Will you be my pandemic Valentine?

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 05:00
The coronavirus is making people rethink traditional Valentine's Day customs.

Japan set to approve Pfizer vaccine Sunday, speeding up schedule

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 22:55
The government is considering giving the green light as soon as the vaccine arrives in Japan, with shots to start Wednesday.

Japan to create hunting instructor certification system

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 13:40
The certified hunting instructors will accompany young hunters and give hands-on training on how to find animals, shoot them and set traps, officials said.

Japan to propose cuts in saury catch quotas at regional fishing summit

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:52
China and Taiwan, which had opposed stricter restrictions, may agree to quota cuts after experiencing poor hauls last year.

Only 21% cleaning hands appropriately in Japan amid pandemic: survey

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:00
The findings said that if the pandemic worsens, a hand-washing standard of 16 times per day should be advised.

Ten years on, economic growth is faltering in disaster-hit areas

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:00
Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures have suffered negative economic growth in 2020, reflecting a decrease in public investment and the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Osaka drops plan to open casino resort by March 2027 due to pandemic

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 09:56
The target for the plan, set in 2019, will not be mentioned in a soon-to-be adopted policy as a number of companies have fallen behind ...