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Ministop ends sale of porn magazines at convenience stores nationwide
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:56

Unrestricted displays of pornographic magazines at retail stores are rare overseas. With the number of inbound tourists expected to increase sharply f...

Labor minister regrets wrong work-hour data
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:27

Japan's labor minister has apologized for having provided inaccurate figures to the prime minister in Diet debate on working system reform. (NHK) New...

North Korea ‘fully ready for both dialogue and war,’ state media says
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:33

North Korea is “fully ready for both dialogue and war” and prepared to respond to any U.S. “provocation by prompt counterstrike,R...

Aleph raided over alleged lease fraud
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:31

Police on Monday raided facilities of the main successor group to doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo in connection with an alleged case of fraud involving a ...

Ex-JETs a major source of Japan’s soft power: U.K. study
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:27

Japan’s soft power has been boosted immeasurably by its decades-long policy of recruiting foreign graduates to come and teach in the country, ac...

Japan's cheap money addiction set to deepen under Kuroda's second term
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:44

Amid stalling inflation and ballooning government spending, the Japanese government is growing more dependent on the Bank of Japan's colossal monetary...

Former head of elite Tokyo prosecution unit kills pedestrian in car accident
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:31

A car driven by the former head of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office special investigation squad struck and killed a pedestrian in Minat...

Hanyu relied on painkillers to make it through routines
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:36

Figure skating star Yuzuru Hanyu said he took painkillers while competing to win the men’s singles title at the Pyeongchang Olympics, revealing that...

Tarnished? The Olympic brand still mints money like never before
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:52

A long-running Russian doping scandal. Corruption scams. Major cities say ‘no’ to staging the Olympics Games.If the International Olympic ...

Osaka: Cop shoots and injures man who refused to drop knife
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:26

An officer with the Osaka Prefectural Police shot and wounded a 25-year-old man in Miyakojima Ward on Sunday after he refused to drop a knife he was w...

Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative: report
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:33

Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s...

Kodaira becomes 1st Japanese woman to win speedskating gold
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:06

Nao Kodaira won the women's 500-meter speedskating event in the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese woman to win gold in the s...

LDP mulls lowering minimum ages for holding public office
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:42

Members of the Liberal Democratic Party think letting 20-year-olds into the Diet will make it easier to flood the 2019 Upper House election with young...

Cities, prefectures rush to localize ordinances for Airbnb-type lodging before minpaku law takes effect
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:51

Towns, cities and prefectures want to tweak national regulations to address their own needs so the industry for private lodging can flourish without c...

Shadowy North Korean IT group believed hiding out in Russian Far East: sources
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:47

A group of North Korean information technology experts has moved its base from Hong Kong to Vladivostok in Russia and is likely engaged in collecting ...

IOC to facilitate North Korea’s participation in Tokyo 2020 Games
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:33

Sticking to its neutrality policy, the International Olympic Committee will help North Korean athletes participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, too, IO...

Cryptocurrency boom: A fading fad or real innovation?
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:29

This monthly feature takes an in-depth look at a topical issue in Japan.The ¥58 billion digital token heist at Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck las...

Hanyu defends gold in men's figure skating
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:00

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu has won gold in the men's figure skating in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea. (NHK) News On Japan

Shogi prodigy Fujii wins first tourney title
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:49

Teen shogi star Sota Fujii has clinched his first title in an official tournament. (NHK) News On Japan

Media reports de-romanticize the cleanup work on the Fukushima nuclear power plant
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:42

Most of the reliable reporting about the clean-up of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant since it suffered three meltdowns in March 2011 has ... ...

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