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Japan sees number of trained dementia care volunteers top 10 million

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 02:30
The number of people who have received training to assist people with dementia has surpassed 10 million in Japan, a support group for dementia sufferers ...

Girl, 13, dies, four other teens seriously hurt after car crash in Okayama

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 02:16
A car carrying five junior high school students crashed in the western city of Okayama on Sunday morning, leaving a 13-year-old girl dead and the ...

Exhibition honoring 150 years of Japan-U.S. baseball history to be shown in Washington

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 01:20
An exhibition that traces 150 years of Japan-U.S. baseball ties is being held at the Japanese Embassy in Washington.The main purpose of the event, which ...

Japan lawmaker group eyes mandatory microchipping of puppies and kittens

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:15
A group of lawmakers from both ruling and opposition camps have drafted a bill calling for the microchipping of puppies and kittens to protect them ...

Could Japan be North Korea’s cash cow?

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:03
Seemingly isolated amid the high-stakes rapprochement between ally the United States and longtime enemy North Korea, Japan now finds itself in a precarious position as ...

Nursing cafes aim to promote regional growth, stimulate dialogue on elder care in Japan

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 21:24
Workers in the nursing care and welfare sectors are increasingly gathering at so-called “nursing cafes” in an effort to stimulate dialogue in communities on the ...

Japan to buy advanced U.S. radar for missile-defense system

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 20:54
Japan will this week pick a U.S.-made advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile-defense system, an upgrade that could help ease trade friction with Washington and ...

Shinzo Abe’s Kake Gakuen scandal refuses to lie down and die

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 06:57
Most people believe politicians lie, though the reflexive skepticism with which the current U.S. president’s pronouncements are met is probably exceptional. The secret to successful ...

Celebrating the memes the 2018 soccer World Cup has created

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 06:56
Japan’s surprising success at the 2018 World Cup in Russia has dominated headlines and morning shows domestically. News organizations abroad, however, honed in on a ...

Implementation of minpaku laws lambasted

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 06:36
One year ago, the Kasumigaseki Watch column in the monthly business magazine Keizaikai (August 2017) noted that while the government has set an annual target ...

Japan Times 1918: Captain Yoshita Masaki saved after insisting on going down with his ship

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 06:32
Capt. Yoshita Masaki is said to have remained aboard his ship until the last moment, apparently determined to share her fate, and paying no heed ...

Japan bothered by ramifications of U.S. halt to Korean war games

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 03:46
Despite assurances from the Pentagon chief, Tokyo is pressuring Washington because peace on the Korean Peninsula might benefit China and alter U.S. troop levels in ...

UNESCO adds sites linked to history of Japan’s persecuted Christians to World Heritage list

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 02:12
UNESCO decided Saturday to add 12 southwestern Japan sites linked to the history of the country’s persecuted Christians to the World Heritage list.The sites include ...