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Japan plans to accept entry of North Korean sports minster in November

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 10:05
The government plans to allow the North Korean sports minister to enter the country in late November to attend a meeting connected with the 2020 ...

Japan mulls holding of celebration event next fall for new emperor

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 10:00
Lawmakers and business leaders plan to hold an event next fall to celebrate the ascension of the new emperor, political sources said Saturday.The celebration will ...

Testing times for students’ English-language ability in Japan

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:57
The education ministry last year announced it would change the common testing system for universities, starting in 2020. A major change is expected to be ...

Shibuya’s Halloween havoc may tarnish future festivities

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:54
Less than a decade ago, finding any sort of Halloween celebration in Tokyo would have been tough. Then, suddenly, October revelry was everywhere you looked ...

Little buzz over Canada’s move to legalize marijuana

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:44
Japan’s media coverage of Canada’s Oct. 17 announcement that possession and use of marijuana would be legalized — subject to certain restrictions — has been ...

Japan Times 1918: Tokyo celebrates the Allies’ victory in World War I

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:32
100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 21 1918 Tokyo celebrates the Allies’ victory in WWI THE JAPAN TIMES Today the citizens of the capital of Japan ...

Japan eyes acceptance of 40,000 foreign workers in first year of proposed new visas rules

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 05:03
The government is eyeing the acceptance of some 40,000 foreign workers under two planned visa categories in the year after their introduction, it was learned ...

Fukuoka enlists artificial intelligence in fight against organized crime

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 03:00
Advances in artificial intelligence have come along in leaps and bounds in recent years, prompting police in Fukuoka and Kyoto to look into ways of ...

Foreign labor: Challenges await

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 02:56
The envisaged creation of a new visa program to accept foreign workers may help ease Japan’s labor woes, which look set to get worse in ...