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Tepco toughens stance toward nuclear disaster damages settlement

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 05:56
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is more reluctant to accept recommendations for a settlement of damages claims by people affected by the 2011 Fukushima ...

China planning to send Vice President Wang Qishan to attend key ceremony for Emperor Naruhito in October

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 05:04
In the latest sign of Beijing’s willingness to improve bilateral ties, sources close to Japan-China relations said Sunday China is making arrangements to send Vice ...

Japan to voice concern over African nations’ debt issues at TICAD meet

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 04:52
Japan plans to include “concern” over excessive debt in the declaration for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development later this month, government sources said ...

Man arrested for allegedly illegally uploading popular ‘One Piece’ on manga-viewing website

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 02:17
A 37-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly engaging in the management of an illegal manga-viewing website that hosted copies of “One Piece.”Wataru Adachi is ...

Residency program for fourth-generation Japanese rarely used

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:41
A residency program that allows fourth-generation Japanese descendants living overseas to work in the country has been rarely used due to strict requirements such as ...

Japanese Bon dance picking up popular tunes as it goes international

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:05
The Bon Odori dance, once a community event and a midsummer ritual for consoling ancestors’ spirits, has evolved drastically in recent years, picking up popular ...

Most municipalities nationwide expecting more foreign visitors due to 2020 Tokyo Olympics: survey

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 00:51
Municipalities across Japan are expecting the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year to bring more foreign visitors to their tourist attractions, a Kyodo News survey ...

Reiwa Shinsengumi chief says fledgling party ready to cooperate with other opposition forces

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 00:50
New political party Reiwa Shinsengumi is ready to cooperate with other parties under certain conditions for the House of Representatives election, leader Taro Yamamoto said ...

Seoul and Tokyo’s trade war puts military pact at stake

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 00:38
South Korea has threatened to end a military intelligence sharing agreement with Japan as a squabble over trade escalates. The breakdown in ties comes as ...

Japan to standardize English road signs in runup to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 21:59
The transport ministry plans to standardize English descriptions on road signs across the country to make them easily understood by people from overseas in the ...

In generational shift, Japan stands firm in feud with South Korea

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 21:57
When Yohei Kono made a landmark 1993 apology to the wartime “comfort women,” the chief Cabinet secretary was speaking for a moderate conservative mainstream seeking ...

Japan-South Korea trade spat gains little traction among youth on social media

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 06:54
The diplomatic rift between Tokyo and Seoul widened earlier this month after Japan removed South Korea from its “white list” of preferred trading partners. The ...

Spooky tales from the dead abound over Bon season

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 06:51
“Actually I was wavering over whether or not to publish this story,” writes Kyoto-based compiler Nobuo Yuki in “Wailing of a Restless Ghost.” It’s one ...

Heated debate boils over on social media as mercury soars in Japan

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 06:40
Talking to others about the weather has always been a quick and easy conversation topic. The same goes for social media users and online news ...

Stations, airports, expressways congested as travelers leave for summer vacations

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 05:28
With thousands of people heading off for their summer vacations on Saturday, many places, such as railway stations, expressways and airports, were crowded with travelers.The ...

Ahead of 2020 Games, traffic control test involving reserved spaces at parking lots conducted in Tokyo

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 05:04
A public-private council conducted a test Saturday to assess the effectiveness of a planned traffic control measure during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics that ...

Trump says U.S. will ‘reciprocate’ after countries — including Japan — issue travel warnings in wake of shootings

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:14
U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that Washington will “reciprocate” after several countries — including Japan — issued travel warnings to the United States in ...

Survey finds 894 buildings at public elementary and junior high schools not yet quake-proof

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:35
A total of 894 buildings at public elementary and junior high schools were not earthquake-proof as of April 1, down from 978 a year before, ...

Nagasaki magazine recording testimonies of hibakusha marks 50th anniversary

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 22:50
A magazine that documents the testimonies of the Nagasaki hibakusha and disseminates messages against war and nuclear weapons marked its 50th anniversary Friday.In a prefatory ...

Two men injured in separate stabbings in Yokohama; one suspect arrested

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 22:04
Two men were stabbed Friday evening in separate incidents in Yokohama and a suspect in one of the cases was arrested on Saturday, the police ...

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