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Deaths in Japan from truck accidents rose in 2017, the first increase in five years

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 02:03
The number of people who died in truck accidents in Japan totaled 298 in 2017, up 11 from the previous year for the first increase ...

Flight data recorder from Japan’s crashed F-35A retrieved, but key data still missing

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:48
The Defense Ministry has retrieved part of the flight data recorder from a F-35A stealth fighter that went missing last month, but it was heavily ...

Top official hopeful Japan’s space activities will take off after observation rocket success

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:16
Takuya Hirai, minister for space policy, expressed hope Tuesday over the expansion of the country’s space activities following the successful liftoff of a small observation ...

Teen girl in Ibaraki commits suicide after leaving note accusing school club coach of verbal abuse

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:03
A 15-year-old junior high school girl committed suicide last week after leaving a note accusing a male coach at her table tennis club of verbal ...

Japan’s tourist hubs struggle to find polite ways to stop people eating while walking

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 22:28
Tourist destinations are struggling for ways to ask tourists to stop eating while walking without offending them.One such place is Nishiki Market, which for over ...

Support act: Behind every Japanese prime minister is a fascinating first lady

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 22:00
When Chizuko Obuchi’s husband, Keizo, became prime minister of Japan in July 1998 and the couple moved into the official residence, she was taken aback ...

Drone flights reported again near Imperial Palace in Tokyo in wake of ascension

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 21:32
Police are investigating witness reports of a drone being flown Monday evening near the Imperial Palace and other downtown Tokyo areas, after a number of ...

Annual pilgrimage to Manzanar internment camp for Japanese-Americans still resonates

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 21:31
After he was expelled from college for “inciting a riot,” fighting for African-Americans’ civil rights and protesting the Vietnam War, Warren Furutani decided it was ...

Nagano mountain hut owner hopes emperor will not give up passion for trekking

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 01:06
The owner of a hut in the Yatsugatake mountain range hopes newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito will not give up his passion for trekking.The 59-year-old emperor, ...

Rugby Australia boss to Japan: Prepare to host a different kind of fan at World Cup

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 00:28
The CEO of Rugby Australia on Monday warned organizers of this year’s World Cup to be prepared to deal with spectators that can be more ...

Abe schedules phone chat with Trump over North Korea’s ‘projectile’ drill

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 00:17
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump might hold telephone talks Tuesday in response to North Korea’s recent “strike drill” test involving short-range ...

Japanese health ministry to urge hospitals to enhance disaster preparedness

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 06:14
The health ministry will urge all of the nation’s hospitals designated as disaster response medical centers to stock enough fuel to run their power generators ...

Future role of Japan’s imperial women in spotlight as family numbers decline

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 02:48
With Wednesday’s ascension of Emperor Naruhito following his father’s abdication, questions are now being asked about the roles women will play in the imperial family ...

Education ministry draws up reference guide on gambling addiction for Japan’s schoolteachers

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 23:44
The education ministry has come up with reference documents for high school teachers to guide them in preventing addiction to gambling and other activities and ...

Rush from Golden Week intensifies, with jams of up to 40 km forecast for approach into Tokyo

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 21:39
The rush of travelers returning to Tokyo from the extra-long Golden Week holiday grew Sunday, with major airports and railway stations reporting massive crowds.With people ...

Talking trash: The sport of collecting as much waste as possible

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 06:59
Thanks to Netflix, many are familiar with Japanese clutter-buster Marie Kondo and her soothing remedies for the melancholy brought on by conspicuous consumption. Kondo is ...

Social media fails to follow traditional news outlets’ stricter approach to portrait rights in Japan

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 06:56
A man in Chiba Prefecture became irritated last month at how long it was taking for a barrier at a rail crossing to open. Losing ...

Deciphering the curious act of talking to oneself

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 06:44
Talking to oneself is not respectable. It suggests many things, none of them good: abysmal loneliness, a mental screw loose, a social wire frayed, insanity, ...

Japan and Vietnam agree to promote defense cooperation

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 06:41
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met in Hanoi on Saturday and agreed to strengthen their countries’ defense cooperation.The two ...

Japan Times 1944: Potatoes to be grown on Diet Building lawn

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 06:32
Neat squares of Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and corn will dot the spacious lawn of the Diet Building grounds in a movement not to leave ...

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