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LDP’s Seiko Noda goes against custom, addressing lawmakers with honorific suffix san, not kun

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 20:26
Former internal affairs minister Seiko Noda, the first female chair of the Lower House Budget Committee, is making headlines for her unconventional style in steering ...

Kyoei Sangyo says subsidiary falsified life raft maintenance data

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:52
Kyoei Sangyo Co. has revealed that a life raft maintenance subsidiary has skipped some safety inspection steps or manipulated maintenance records at its sales office ...

Tokyo may deploy water buses for Olympic transportation

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:43
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the metropolitan government plan to operate water buses to transport people visiting the Tokyo Bay area ...

Canadian held captive in Syria says Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda doesn’t deserve criticism

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:36
A Canadian also held captive in Syria has said that freed Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda should not be criticized for doing his job.Yasuda, 44, who ...

KYB names 20 more buildings with problematic earthquake shock absorbers

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:24
KYB Corp. has identified 20 more buildings using earthquake shock absorbers for which inspection data had been manipulated or was believed to have been manipulated, ...

Two ASDF fighters come into contact during training

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:12
Two F-2 fighter jets belonging to the Air Self-Defense Force’s Tsuiki Air Base in Fukuoka Prefecture came into contact with each other during training over ...

Freed journalist Jumpei Yasuda: No grudge against Tokyo over Syria ordeal

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 02:33
Journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who returned to Japan last month after being held by militants in Syria for more than three years, said Thursday that he ...

Japan again pushes for World Heritage listing for southwestern islands

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 02:22
Japan has decided to recommend a chain of southwestern islands as a candidate for listing as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2020, the government ...

Man arrested in Hamamatsu over fatal stabbing of Filipino ex-girlfriend

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 02:12
A man was arrested Friday on the suspicion that he had fatally stabbed his Filipino ex-girlfriend the previous night at a restaurant in Shizuoka Prefecture, ...

U.S. abstains from vote on Japan-sponsored antinuclear resolution at U.N. disarmament panel

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 02:09
A Japan-sponsored resolution calling for the total elimination of nuclear arms was passed by a United Nations committee on Thursday, but the United States — ...

Minister says rules will be tightened after JAL pilot’s arrest in U.K. over drinking before flight

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 00:54
Japan will tighten rules for drinking by airplane staff, following the arrest in London of a Japan Airlines Co. co-pilot for failing a breath test ...

Articles published during wartime by former Domei News Agency released online in free-to-access archive

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 00:42
The Japan Press Research Institute has started releasing online articles published mostly during wartime by the Domei News Agency, the predecessor of Jiji Press and ...

Japanese towns that thrive on once-abundant squid suffer as numbers decline at alarming rate

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 22:44
Takashi Odajima picked up a cracked and faded photograph and dusted it off with his sleeve. He smiled a little sadly at the image from ...

In major policy shift, Japan OKs bill to let foreign manual workers stay on permanently

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:30
The government on Friday approved a bill enabling manual workers from abroad to stay in Japan permanently in a major shift in its policy of ...

Japan to limit industries covered in new foreign worker status

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 06:57
The government plans to narrow the scope of the proposed Type 2 resident status for foreign workers to cover only a few industries, including construction, ...

Japan’s nuclear industry growing but likely to miss government’s 2030 target

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:36
The domestic nuclear industry will miss a government target of providing at least a fifth of the country’s electricity by 2030, analysis shows, but the ...

NHK expands disaster-related push notifications to include Chinese language

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:23
Public broadcaster NHK said Thursday it will now provide push notifications in Chinese for disaster-related information via the NHK World news app amid a growing ...

Japanese research shows skipping breakfast leads to weight gain

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:05
Skipping breakfast disrupts the internal body clock and leads to weight gain, a recent study by a Japanese team has shown.The study, led by Hiroaki ...

Japan Airlines pilot temporarily detained in London after drinking alcohol before Tokyo flight

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:04
Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday one of its pilots was temporarily detained, and later released, by British police for drinking alcohol before a flight from ...

Abe asks Seoul to ensure compensation ruling over wartime forced labor will not affect Japanese business interests

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 01:48
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged Seoul to take steps to ensure a court ruling ordering compensation for wartime forced labor does not affect ...

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