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Rubella infection spikes in Japan, with many cases in Tokyo area

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 01:27
The number of rubella patients reported in the nation this year stands at 362, nearly four times the number seen the previous year, with many ...

Hokkaido quake leaves thousands of juvenile salmon dead at aquarium

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 00:31
The powerful earthquake that rocked Hokkaido and knocked out electricity across the prefecture last week also affected aquarium and zoo operations, with one facility losing ...

65% of people in Japan lack an emergency kit, survey finds

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:29
As much as 65 percent of the nation is lacking an emergency kit, according to a private survey, underscoring the public’s lack of preparedness for ...

‘World-class’ skeleton of herbivorous dinosaur excavated in Hokkaido

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:14
Announcing the completion of time-consuming “cleaning” work, a research team in Hokkaido has unveiled what it claims is the largest skeleton of a whole dinosaur ...

Hyogo elder care service hires nonprofessional soccer players to work at its facilities

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 21:55
An elder care provider in Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture, has hired 10 members of a local soccer team to become nursing care staff, a move that ...

No rolling blackouts planned for earthquake-hit Hokkaido at least until Wednesday

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 17:57
Hokkaido Electric Power Co. has no plans for rolling blackouts in its service area on Tuesday and Wednesday despite continued electricity shortages, government officials said ...

Abe eyes early October Cabinet reshuffle if he is returned for third stint as prime minister

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 17:24
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to reshuffle his Cabinet and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership in early October if elected later this month as ...

U.S. approves possible $3.1 billion sale of early-warning planes to Japan

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:59
The U.S. State Department said Monday it is ready to approve the sale of up to nine early-warning military planes to Japan, in a sale ...

Nations lock horns as Brazil meeting convenes on Japan’s call to end moratorium on whaling

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:51
Pro- and anti-whaling nations locked horns Monday as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) began meeting in Brazil amid outrage over Japan’s proposal to end a ...

70% of hospitals near Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant bleeding money

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 06:47
Around 70 percent of medical institutions near the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station are operating in the red after restarting services, due to ...

Abe and Putin meet in Vladivostok ahead of economic forum

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 06:38
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks Monday in Vladivostok, with joint economic activities on the disputed islands off Hokkaido high ...

Fate of U.S. base remains unresolved after Okinawa assembly elections

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 03:10
Voters in 25 Okinawan cities, towns and villages went to the polls Sunday to elect assembly members ahead of the Sept. 30 gubernatorial race, including ...

Suspect in Zama serial killings indicted over all nine murders

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 02:42
The suspect in the serial killings of nine people in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, was indicted Monday on a charge of murdering and dismembering them in ...

New Chitose Airport bounces back but power outages a wider concern in quake-hit Hokkaido

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 02:24
With power to most facilities restored and its sprinkler-flooded floors now clean and dry, New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido’s main gateway, is slowly getting back to ...

LDP contenders Abe, Ishiba joust over policy in first pre-election face-off

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 02:14
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated on Monday that he wants to revise war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution to clarify the ambiguous status of Japan’s ...

Abe and South Korea spy chief Suh Hoon agree Tokyo-Pyongyang talks would be beneficial

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 22:42
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea’s intelligence chief agreed Monday that Tokyo and Pyongyang should launch talks to take place as the United States ...

Okinawans vote in key local municipal assembly elections; U.S. base issue tops Nago residents’ balloting

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 06:59
Voters in 25 Okinawan cities, towns and villages went to the polls Sunday in key local municipal assembly elections ahead of the Sept. 30 gubernatorial ...

Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada sues former company, seeks reinstatement

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 05:28
A lawyer representing Japanese casino tycoon Kazuo Okada said Sunday his client filed a lawsuit against his former gaming firm, Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment ...

Crown Prince Naruhito meets Japanese schoolchildren in Lyon at start of nine-day French trip

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 04:32
Crown Prince Naruhito, who is set to become the nation’s next emperor after his father, Emperor Akihito, abdicates next April, on Saturday met with Japanese ...

Nozomi shinkansen train passenger taken into custody in Fukuoka Prefecture after he is found carrying a knife

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 03:55
A male passenger on a bullet train in western Japan was taken into police custody Sunday after he was found to be carrying a knife, ...

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