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Majority of Japanese oppose any constitutional revisions under Abe, but see need for future changes, poll finds
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:29

More than half of Japanese oppose any constitutional revisions under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — though a majority do see a need for some change...

Dragon Quest VR arcade to open in Shinjuku
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:35

Game-lovers can wield a sword, use magic and dive into the world of another megahit game series starting Friday at the VR Zone Shinjuku in ... Japan ...

74-year-old woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run says she thought she hit a cardboard box
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:52

A 74-year-old woman who was arrested over a fatal hit-and-run incident has told police that she thought her vehicle had hit a cardboard box. (Japan To...

Tsuburaya Productions wins suit on overseas Ultraman rights
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:50

Tsuburaya Productions Co.., the producer of the television series featuring Japanese superhero Ultraman, said Tuesday a California court has ruled tha...

Seven-Eleven to launch 24-hour automatic 'minpaku' check-in service from June
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:48

Convenience store and retail chain Seven-Eleven Japan Co in a joint project with travel agency JTB Corp will launch an automated service for minpaku (...

Japan’s education minister apologizes after magazine reveals visit to a ‘sexy yoga’ studio using official car
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:05

Education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi apologized after a magazine reported he used an official car to visit a “yoga hostess club,” threatening to a...

Kanagawa cops: Body found at dam belongs to ’03 murder suspect
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:25

Kanagawa Prefectural Police suspect that a 24-year-old man committed suicide at a dam in the village of Kiyokawa in 2003 after murdering a woman at th...

Japan’s press freedom ranking rises in 2018 — due in part to deteriorating conditions elsewhere
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:50

The nation’s press freedom ranking in 2018 slightly increased from the previous year, primarily the result of worsening conditions in other demo...

Moon tells Abe of plan to cover abduction issue at summit with Kim
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:31

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that he plans to take up the issue of Pyongyang's abductions of ...

On North Korea’s Kim, Trump shifts from ‘Little Rocket Man’ to ‘very honorable’ man
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:27

Ditching his derisive “Rocket Man” label for North Korea’s leader, U.S. President Donald Trump shifted his assessment of Kim Jong Un...

Court rejects damages suit by alleged swindler after money stolen from police safe
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:41

A Japanese court dismissed on Tuesday a damages suit filed by a man accused in a fraud case, after cash confiscated from him and kept in a police safe...

Shire says it’s willing to recommend Takeda’s $64 billion offer to shareholders
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:40

London-listed drugmaker Shire PLC said it was willing to recommend a deal with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to its shareholders, after the Japanese compa...

Education minister visits 'sexy yoga' studio by official car
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:24

Education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi has used an official ministry car to visit a "sexy yoga" studio in Tokyo, a weekly magazine said Tuesday, in anot...

Japan machine tool orders hit record high for 1st time in decade
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:41

Orders for Japanese machine tools hit a record high for the first time in a decade in fiscal 2017, backed by strong demand from smartphone makers and ...

Fukuda's resignation OK'd, MOF in dire situation
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:24

Japan's cabinet on Tuesday approved the resignation of Vice Minister of Finance Junichi Fukuda, 58, who last week offered to quit over his alleged sex...

Hunt for inmate continues after escape from open prison in Ehime Prefecture
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:35

Police officers have been hunting in vain for an inmate who escaped from an open prison in Imabari, keeping investigators and local residents on edge....

Construction robots in Japan weld, bolt, and lift to tackle worker shortage
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:50

Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at domestic construction sites, though their use will be limite...

Top Finance Ministry bureaucrat formally resigns over sexual harassment claims as opposition parties call for punishment
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:40

As the ministry’s probe continues, opposition parties take issue with the government’s decision to accept Junichi Fukuda’s resignation without i...

Tokyo man switched at birth seeks out parents, and answers
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:30

For a Tokyo man, being told by friends and neighbors that he looked nothing like his parents was a source of pain growing up, and ... Japan Times lat...

The brilliant blue flowers of Hitachi Seaside Park
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:37

With sakura season done in the Tokyo area, it’s time to switch from pink to blue and the 4.5 million Nemophila flowers of this amazing park. (sorane...

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