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Japanese media begins to break war orphan taboo

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:56
Japan typically reviews the tragedy of World War II in August, focusing almost exclusively on the Japanese who died in the conflict. As far as ...

The efforts of Japan’s first female doctor are worth remembering

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:55
Ginko Ogino deserves to be better known — especially now.She was Japan’s first female doctor. What she went through to earn that distinction is the ...

TikTok video app has become a petri dish for youth culture

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:42
It’s a question that haunts almost everyone over the age of 30 as they grow older: What exactly are the kids into today?If you put this ...

Emperor, Empress visit Karuizawa tennis court where they first met 61 years ago

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 05:46
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Saturday visited the tennis court in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, where they first met 61 years ago.This is expected to ...

Japan holds nuclear disaster drill for multiple simultaneous accidents in Fukui

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 05:16
The government held a comprehensive disaster drill Saturday for a scenario in which serious accidents simultaneously strike the Oi and Takahama nuclear plants in Fukui ...

Japan House opens doors in LA as government looks to extend soft power

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:51
With the official opening Friday of Japan House in Los Angeles, the last of three planned facilities worldwide, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government will now ...

Government agencies allegedly padded hiring stats for disabled workers by over 3,000

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:11
Government agencies may have padded their hiring records for people with disabilities by well over 3,000 people, informed sources said Saturday.That accounts for more than ...

Public attaching more importance to disaster prevention, annual Cabinet Office survey shows

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:03
A Cabinet Office poll has shown that 28.3 percent of respondents believe the government should put a priority on disaster prevention, up 2.4 percentage points ...

Infrastructure ministry to request more disaster relief personnel after spate of floods, earthquakes

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:02
The infrastructure ministry plans to request an increase in the number of personnel in charge of assisting municipalities in checking damage and providing emergency measures ...

Top diplomats from Japan, South Korea and U.S. to meet in Tokyo next week

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 06:50
The trilateral meeting will follow U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to North Korea.

City of Chiba to issue partnership certificates to same-sex and common-law couples

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 06:31
The city of Chiba plans to issue certificates recognizing same-sex and common-law couples starting in April next year, following similar moves by Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward ...

Shigeru Ishiba pledges rural revitalization laws if he beats Abe in LDP leadership race

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 02:41
Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba, the main rival to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership race next month, said Friday ...

Tourism boom highlights evolution of Japan guidebooks

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 02:15
The nation’s continuing tourism boom has been accompanied by countless new guidebooks and websites on all things Japanese. Today, those who want to learn about ...

JAL to renew uniforms and invest ¥10 billion before 2020 Games

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 02:08
Japan Airlines Co. plans to redesign its uniforms and make a fresh investment of ¥10 billion ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.Uniforms for ...

Japan’s Defense Ministry to pay Saga Prefecture ¥10 billion for Osprey deployment

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 01:55
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has agreed with Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi to pay ¥10 billion ($90 million) over 20 years to deploy Osprey tilt-rotor transport ...