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Aomori: Girl, 18, accused of strangling 2-year-old son to death
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:37

Aomori Prefectural Police have arrested an 18-year-old girl for allegedly killing her 2-year-old son at a residence in Mutsu City on Tuesday, reports ...

WTO panel backs Japan in dispute with S.Korea
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:26

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled in Japan's favor in a dispute over South Korea's ban on seafood imports from 8 Japanese prefectures. (NHK) ...

Japan's Crown Prince turns 58
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:45

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito turned 58 on Friday. (NHK) News On Japan

Japan blocking access to auto market with nontariff trade barriers, Trump says in report
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:27

The report, submitted to Congress, also criticized China and South Korea and suggests Washington will step up calls on Tokyo during high-level economi...

Ruling LDP embraces even weaker anti-smoking bill ahead of Tokyo 2020
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:47

A heavily watered-down anti-smoking plan won preliminary approval from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday, with newly added exceptions pa...

Yanagawa serves up simple Japanese to engage overseas visitors
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:44

Yanagawa, a tourist city in southwestern Japan, is working to offer omotenashi (hospitality) to visitors from abroad with yasashii (easy) Japanese tha...

Fukushima plant reactor gets new roof cover
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:02

Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have finished installing a new roof covering for the No.3 reactor building. (NHK) News ...

Government task force proposes ¥2,000 fee for Japanese and foreign nationals entering casinos at planned ‘integrated resorts’
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:26

While the proposed admission fee is aimed at preventing gambling addiction among residents in Japan, tourists from overseas will be admitted to casino...

What Japanese prison food is like
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:39

Japan has some amazing prison food, which should be no surprise. Inmates are served healthy, nutritious meals of grilled fish, salads, rice and soup -...

Japan wins gold in women's team pursuit skating
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:28

Japanese speed skaters have won gold in the women's team pursuit event at the PyeongChang Olympics. (NHK) News On Japan

Employees of Jimbocho antiquarian bookstore accused of possessing child porn
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:42

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested employees at an antiquarian bookstore in Chiyoda Ward over the alleged possession child pornography, a case th...

Utility poles to be removed from 1,400 km of roads
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:30

Japan's land ministry plans to remove utility poles and bury overhead cables along 1,400 kilometers of roads over the next 3 years. (NHKん) News On ...

Number of foreign visitors to Japan rises 9% to 2.5 million in January
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:39

The estimated number of foreign visitors for January rose 9 percent from a year earlier to 2,501,500, a record for the month, the Japan Tourism ... J...

Tokyo Disney finally taps tech as visitors tire of waiting
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:48

Tokyo Disney Resort operator Oriental Land will roll out a smartphone app in fiscal 2018 to relieve crowding issues that have frustrated guests at the...

Town mayor asks U.S. military to ground F-16s after tank-drop incident
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:25

The mayor of a town in northeastern Japan said Wednesday that he has called on the U.S. military to suspend operations by F-16 fighter jets ... Japan...

TPP remains largely unchanged in attempt to lure back U.S., Japanese official says
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:37

Details released Wednesday reveal that the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries have managed to agree on terms close to the agreement’s ...

Fewer Japanese institutions mistreated foreign trainees in 2017, Justice Ministry says
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:28

A total of 213 firms and organizations in Japan were found to have mistreated technical trainees from abroad in 2017, down 10.9 percent from the previ...

Fukuoka to offer financial help for gangsters trying to leave crime syndicates
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:27

Gangsters seeking to leave organized crime groups --- but who are in dire financial straits --- could soon get free accommodation and help with transp...

Abe calls for foreign employment review to bring in skilled workers from overseas
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:33

In a bid to address the nation’s acute labor shortages, the government aims to draw up a plan by summer to reform the immigration system ... Ja...

Video of gun owner’s assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:36

A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, promptin...

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