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Japan’s keeps reaction low-key as nations join forces in expelling Russian diplomats after U.K. poisoning

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 03:10
As more than 20 countries including the United States and many major European nations moved to expel Russian diplomats and intelligence officials over the poisoning ...

Low income households to get financial break on Japan’s university English tests

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 01:41
The government will give a financial break to members of low income households when they take English tests to be introduced under a new university ...

Tsushima Island was key conduit of Japan’s Edo Period trade with Korea

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 00:54
Japan’s historic relationship with the Korean Peninsula has often been complicated by mutual misunderstanding and distrust, if not outright hostility. But on Tsushima, a Japanese ...

Amid tourism rise, Tsushima Island could play evacuation role if tensions flare with North Korea

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:50
Within sight of the bright lights and bustling beaches of Busan, sleepy Tsushima Island has little in common with its neighbor located a mere 50 ...

Japan making efforts to improve nightlife options for tourists

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:47
Many foreign tourists to Japan often question why public transportation, especially in areas of Tokyo renowned for their nightlife, is so limited after the last ...

Emperor and Empress visit Okinawa to commemorate war victims

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:46
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Okinawa on Tuesday to pay tribute to the war dead, with their trip to the major World War II ...

Japan’s Eiko Kadono, author of ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service,’ wins Hans Christian Andersen Award

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:44
Children’s author Eiko Kadono has won the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award for writing.An official of the Switzerland-based International Board on Books for Young People ...

North Korean skipper gets suspended sentence for theft on Japanese island

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:43
The Hakodate District Court on Tuesday handed down a suspended sentence to the captain of a North Korean fishing boat for stealing goods on a ...

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus visits Hiroshima peace park

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:39
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Tuesday and offered flowers at the cenotaph commemorating victims of the 1945 atomic ...

Another aging nuclear reactor in western Japan to be scrapped

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:34
Shikoku Electric Power Co. decided Tuesday to scrap the aging reactor 2 at its Ikata plant in Ehime Prefecture because the required safety investments would ...

Russia lifts ban on Japan seafood adopted after Fukushima crisis

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:25
Russia has lifted its ban on Japanese seafood imports adopted in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.Moscow’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance ...

Japan’s top diplomat Taro Kono mulls attending Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty meeting

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:21
Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Tuesday he is considering attending a meeting this spring of the preparatory committee for the 2020 review conference of the ...

Key ex-bureaucrat Nobuhisa Sagawa to give sworn testimony in Diet over state land scandal

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:38
KYODOA key former senior bureaucrat will appear in the Diet as a sworn witness on Tuesday over the falsification of government documents related to a ...

Japan’s GSDF gets centralized command in biggest shakeup amid tensions with North Korea and China

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 15:51
KYODOJapan’s Ground Self-Defense Force underwent its biggest organizational shakeup Tuesday, with command streamlined for flexible operations nationwide and the creation of amphibious forces tasked with ...