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Aichi man arrested for abducting 14-year-old Fukui girl
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:23

A 27-year-old man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl in Fukui Prefecture and taking her to his home in Aichi Prefectu...

Japan's 1st new ski resort in 14 years opens in Hyogo
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:23

A ski resort opened in western Japan's Hyogo Prefecture on Saturday, with its operator and the local government saying it is the country's first new f...

High court orders first reactor shutdown
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:34

For the first time, a Japanese high court has ordered the operator of a nuclear plant not to restart a reactor. (NHK) News On Japan

Asteroid probe 6 months away from its destination
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:33

Japan's space agency says its asteroid probe Hayabusa2 is on course to reach its target between Earth and Mars in about 6 months. (NHK) News On Japan

4 bodies found in newly washed-ashore boats
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:23

Japanese authorities have found 4 bodies in 2 wooden boats that washed ashore on the Sea of Japan coast in Akita City, Akita Prefecture. (NHK) News O...

Why do some old men age disgracefully?
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:32

It’s a universal belief that life is unfair, though there are many ways in which people manifest this belief. Some withdraw from the world, whil...

Heart of gold: The Ginza Line celebrates its 90th birthday
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:23

East Asia's first subway line has been at the center of Tokyo's development since itsinception in December 1927. Japan Times latest articles

Japan expands N.Korean sanctions list
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:32

The Japanese government has decided to add more entities to its sanctions list for North Korea, which is continuing its nuclear and missile developmen...

Japan's labor shortage worsens
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:25

The latest Tankan survey by the Bank of Japan shows the country's labor shortage is the worst that it has been in over a quarter of a century. (NHK) ...

Nearly 70% oppose plans to propose constitutional amendment in Diet in 2018: poll
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:34

A survey finds that nearly 70 percent of the public is against the Diet taking action toward amending the Constitution next year. Japan Times latest ...

Kumamoto ‘baby hatch’ hospital proposes anonymous childbirth
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:25

The hospital in Kumamoto that hosts Japan’s only “baby hatch” is lobbying for a way to let women in unwanted pregnancies anonymously give birth....

Govt. to revise guidelines to protect the public
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:36

The Japanese government is planning to revise steps that local governments should take to protect residents in case of armed attack. The move is in re...

Budget heads for yet another new high in fiscal 2018
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:26

The general-account budget for fiscal 2018 is expected to set a new high for the sixth consecutive year due mainly to higher social security spending....

Japan to ask U.S. to fly around Okinawa schools in wake of chopper’s window drop
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:27

The government will ask the U.S. military to avoid flying over schools in Okinawa Prefecture after a window that fell off one of its choppers ... Jap...

Japan to run for 2023-2024 seat on UNSC, continue reform push
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:25

Japan will contest the election for a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council from 2023 to 2024 after its current two-year term closes at ... ...

Footage shown of illegal fishing by N.Korean boats
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:24

Japan's Coast Guard has released video footage of North Korean boats illegally fishing in Japan's exclusive economic zone. (NHK) News On Japan

Japan's 1st drive-thru funeral service launched
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:28

A funeral home set to open soon in Japan plans to provide the country's first-ever drive-through service. (NHK) News On Japan

Nara court dismisses lawsuit over child born using IVF egg without father’s consent
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:27

A family court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who sought to reject a parental relationship with his child because his estranged ... Jap...

Hackers may have stolen the personal data of 80,000 people associated with Osaka University
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:34

Osaka University said Wednesday that personal data of around 80,000 students, graduates, staff, former workers and others may have been stolen by hack...

Crack found in Shinkansen train
  • Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:34

Officials from a Japanese train operator say a crack was found near the welded joint of one of the key parts and the undercarriage of a Shinkansen bul...

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