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Swine fever epidemic unabated in central Japan as seventh case discovered, again in Gifu

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 00:36
A swine fever epidemic plaguing Gifu Prefecture since September is continuing to rage with a seventh case identified Tuesday, leading to a cull of 1,600 ...

Fired-up Hyogo city mayor sorry for calling official ‘stupid’ and asking him to ‘burn down’ building

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:58
A mayor in Hyogo Prefecture is in hot water for calling a senior city official “stupid” and suggesting he “burn down” a local building that ...

Osaka District Court dismisses Chinese citizens’ wartime forced labor suit

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:44
The Osaka District Court dismissed Tuesday a lawsuit filed by a group of Chinese citizens seeking compensation totaling ¥82.5 million from the Japanese central government ...

With raft of challenges but no serious challenger, Abe remains popular by default

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:21
About six months after facing calls to resign, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finds himself in a relatively strong position ahead of a year with key ...

Don’t call them 2020 Tokyo Olympics volunteers, call them the ‘Field Cast’

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:26
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced Monday that volunteers working at competition venues and the athletes’ village will be known as ...

Toshiba unveils robot with tongs to probe melted Fukushima nuclear fuel

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:38
Toshiba Corp. unveiled a remote-controlled robot with tongs on Monday that it hopes will be able to probe the inside of one of the three ...