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Japanese and Australian researchers develop quick way to diagnose Alzheimer’s with simple blood test
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:26

Japanese and Australian researchers have developed a simple and affordable blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, they reported in the scie...

The limits of Japan's cruise missile plan
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:34

Japan's plans to acquire cruise missiles for its combat aircraft are a step forward in its ability to provide for its own defence. But these weapons w...

Japan's biggest messaging app Line is planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:29

Japanese messaging service Line Corp is expanding its reach into financial technology, or fintech, with a new company that offers a cryptocurrency exc...

Total lunar eclipse observed in Japan
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:29

People across Japan enjoyed the first total lunar eclipse in nearly 3 years on Wednesday night. (NHK) News On Japan

Fire at welfare facility in Sapporo kills 11
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:27

Eleven people died in a fire at a support facility for people on welfare in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido on Wednesday night. (NHK) New...

Trump’s first State of the Union speech rehashes stances, reveals few new details on North Korea, trade
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 06:35

In his first State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump branded the North Korean regime “depraved” and touted his pushback ag...

Rare ‘lunar trifecta’ battles cloud cover to make appearance in night skies over Japan
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:36

Many of the nation’s star gazers were treated to celestial show Wednesday night with the appearance of a “super blue blood moon,” a ...

Man arrested after stabbing spree with ice pick leaves 2 hurt in Gyoda
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 02:28

Saitama Prefectural Police on Sunday arrested a 46-year-old man who wielded an ice pick during a stabbing incident that left two people injured at a t...

Japan Atomic Energy Agency approved to operate research reactor under post-Fukushima rules
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:28

The reactor in Ibaraki Prefecture gained approval from the Nuclear Regulation Authority to resume operations and will be used to conduct research on t...

Father arrested for burning sons with hot metal
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:25

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abusing his two sons, aged 5 and 6, at their residence in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture. (Japan...

Kanagawa to test free smartphone rentals for tourists
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:34

Kanagawa Prefecture will test a free smartphone rental service for foreign tourists from mid-February to the end of March as the country readies itsel...

Coincheck hackers believed trying to move stolen cryptocurrency into exchanges
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:25

XEM cryptocurrency’s creator traces the ¥58 billion in stolen coins to an unidentified account, with its owner trying to move the coins to exchange...

‘Country of cowards’: Comedy duo’s political satire stands out in gun-shy Japan
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:30

In what was perhaps a make-or-break moment for their careers, comedy duo Woman Rush Hour did something on prime-time television in December that most ...

26-year prison term upheld for man over death of infant he was babysitter
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:27

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a 29-year-man to 26 years in prison for killing a 2-year-old boy he baby-sa...

Alert level raised for Mt. Zao, warning of small eruption
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:42

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised its volcanic alert for Mount Zao in northeastern Japan on Tuesday as it detected signs of a possible small-scal...

Facebook bans ads tied to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:24

Facebook Inc. is banning ads on its social network that promote cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and binary options, saying they’re R...

Japan to exclude small existing restaurants from smoking ban
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:44

Japan's health ministry on Tuesday proposed excluding for the time being existing restaurants and bars run by small enterprises or individuals from a ...

Japan to restrict heated tobacco use but give up on indoor smoking ban ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 04:31

Envisioned ban has been watered down due to opposition from the LDP and industries that would be subject to the measure. Japan Times latest articles

Warning level raised on Mount Zao a week after fatal volcano eruption in Gunma
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:34

The Meteorological Agency raised the warning level on another volcano Tuesday, exactly a week after a dramatic eruption at another peak killed one man...

Robot barista to serve coffee at travel agency’s Tokyo cafe
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:42

Travel agency H.I.S. Co. said Tuesday that a robot will serve coffee to customers at a cafe it plans to open next month at its ... Japan Times latest...

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