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Man who escaped from ‘prison without walls’ in Japan gets four more years in jail

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 05:14
The Matsuyama District Court sentenced a 27-year-old man to a four-year prison term on Friday over his escape from an open prison in Imabari, Ehime ...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government to test paper straws at three coffee shops

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 04:57
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will test paper straws rather than plastic ones at three coffee shops in its two government buildings in Shinjuku Ward for ...

Record 385 foreign nationals in Japan stripped of resident status in 2017

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 02:39
A record 385 foreign people were stripped of their resident status in 2017 as suspicious cases involving students surged, the Justice Ministry said Friday.The figure ...

Japan’s government to increase financial aid to regions hit by recent disasters

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 02:38
The central government decided Friday to increase financial aid to quake-hit areas of Hokkaido and regions reeling from typhoons in order to help with reconstruction ...

U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber sent over East China Sea and Sea of Japan in training with ASDF

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 02:30
The U.S. Air Force has sent a B-52 bomber over the East China Sea and Sea of Japan for a large-scale training mission involving 16 ...

Court rejects plea to halt reactor at Ehime’s Ikata nuclear plant

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 02:15
A district court on Friday rejected a plea to halt Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s planned restart of a reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant ...

Powerful Typhoon Trami could hit wide area of Japan over the weekend

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 02:04
A powerful typhoon is heading toward Japan and could hit the archipelago on the weekend, the Meteorological Agency said Friday.Typhoon Trami is expected to approach ...

Japan to continue push for resumption of commercial whaling

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:14
A senior Japanese whaling negotiator said Thursday that Tokyo will continue to push for a resumption of commercial whaling despite the recent defeat of its ...

Japan and China agree to cooperate over North Korea’s ship-to-ship transfers

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:03
Japan and China agreed Thursday to cooperate in handling ship-to-ship goods transfers by North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said.During ...

Popular go-kart company MariCar loses court battle over street kart business

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 23:05
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday ordered the operator of a go-kart service that lets customers drive on public roads wearing costumes of Nintendo Co.’s ...

Osaka High Court tosses lower court ruling, denies Korean school’s right to government subsidies

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 21:16
A high court Thursday scrapped a lower court ruling and decided a Korean school in Osaka is not eligible for the government’s school tuition subsidies.The ...

Abe to face possible $54 billion GPIF loss, but only after election

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 16:17
The government will escape a piece of bad news until after this summer’s election.On July 29, the $1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund will announce ...