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Japan, U.S., South Korea foreign ministers to coordinate over North Korea

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 20:23
The foreign ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea will seek to beef up coordination on Sunday amid uncertainty about North Korea’s denuclearization ...

More than 60 dead and dozens others missing as heavy rains continue to pound Japan

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 19:59
More than 60 people have died and dozens others remain missing, as torrential rains continued to pound parts of western and central Japan on Sunday.Rescuers ...

Rose-tinted views of elderly workers’ plight

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 06:53
The media has been conscientious in its coverage of the need for foreign workers in Japan. A May 20 NHK Special was particularly thorough in ...

Exploring the bare difference between a truth and a lie

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 06:50
“Kill one man, and you’re a murderer. Kill millions, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.”The French biologist and ...

Women in Japan fall for an Amuro who isn’t the J-pop star

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 06:38
Most people in Japan associate the surname Amuro with the retiring 40-year-old queen of J-pop of the same name, who gave a series of farewell ...

Tourists visiting western Japan stranded amid flood warnings and canceled trains

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 06:21
Japan’s ancient capital braced itself for further rain Saturday night amid concerns about rising rivers, while canceled bullet trains due to severe rain and flooding ...

Strong earthquake rocks Tokyo, nearby parts of eastern Japan

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 05:11
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 rocked eastern Japan, including Tokyo, on Saturday evening, the Meteorological Agency said.No tsunami warning was issued. The ...

Ex-nurse arrested for allegedly poisoning patient at Yokohama hospital in 2016

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 03:54
A 31-year-old former nurse was arrested Saturday for allegedly murdering an elderly patient in 2016 at a Yokohama hospital where she worked, police said.Ayumi Kuboki ...

Tokyo police on alert against possible trouble over Shoko Asahara’s body

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 23:10
Police and public security authorities are on guard against potential trouble over the body of the founder of Aum Shinrikyo, the cult behind the 1995 ...

Scenes of havoc wreaked by heavy rains in western Japan

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 21:46
At least 16 people have been killed and around 50 remain missing amid record-breaking heavy rains, floods and landslides in much of western Japan. This ...

Two top execs at Tokyo Medical University quit in wake of bribery scandal

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:27
Tokyo Medical University has announced that its two top executives have offered to quit over a bribery scandal involving a education ministry program for supporting ...

At least 12 dead, 46 missing as heavy rains continue to lash western Japan

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:03
The death toll from heavy rains rose to at least 12, with at least 46 missing, as downpours continued to lash western Japan on Saturday.Rescue ...

Letters written by executed Aum cult members reflect regret, desire to live

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 18:50
Letters sent from prison by some of the executed Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult members expressed regret for committing heinous crimes and a wish to atone.But ...

U.N. human rights agency calls for national debate on death penalty after Aum executions

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:23
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed regret over Japan’s executions of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara and six other ...

Northrop Grumman angles for role in Japanese stealth fighter program, sources say

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 16:55
Northrop Grumman Corp. is eyeing a Japanese jet fighter project that could pit it against Lockheed Martin Corp. three sources said, almost three decades after ...

Ex-Aum executive Joyu offers apology to cult’s victims on day of Asahara’s execution

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 05:01
Former Aum Shinrikyo executive Fumihiro Joyu, who later founded Hikari no Wa (The Circle of Rainbow Light) which is one of the splinter groups, offered ...

Aum victims and bereaved express sense of closure, disappointment and confusion over executions

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 02:29
On what otherwise would have been an ordinary Friday morning, Shizue Takahashi was watching an NHK program when a breaking news headline sent a shock ...

Aum founder Shoko Asahara’s execution leads to renewed debate in Japan on death penalty

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 01:52
While the execution of Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara and the group’s former senior members may offer a degree of closure on a string ...

Three major cases involving the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 01:31
The following are brief descriptions of three major acts of violence by the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult. Tokyo subway sarin gas attack Under instructions from ...

Warnings issued in Kansai and nearby areas as heavy rains trigger landslides and flooding

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 01:22
Record heavy rainfall continued to pound western and central parts of the nation Friday, leaving two people dead and five others missing due to landslides ...

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