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IOC boss to visit North Korea after Winter Olympics: source
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:48

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit North Korea after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as part of an agreement between the...

Japanese moving companies to raise prices
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 02:34

Labor shortages are prompting Japanese moving companies to raise prices ahead of the peak house-moving season in spring. (NHK) News On Japan

Japan urges Singapore to enforce UNSC sanctions against North Korea
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:39

Foreign Minister Taro Kono urged his Singaporean counterpart, Vivian Balakrishnan, to ensure that U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea ...

Yu Darvish agrees to six-year, $126 million deal with Cubs
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:33

The winter-long dance is over. Yu Darvish is joining the Chicago Cubs. (Japan Times) News On Japan

Japanese senior stabs younger man multiple times after seeing him sit in train's priority seat
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:25

The seats at the corners of the carriages on Japanese trains and subways are designated as "priority seats" for the benefit of elderly, physically dis...

Cabinet's approval rating hits 51%, with majority backing pressure on North but not constitutional amendment under Abe: survey
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:29

The public approval rating for the Cabinet has inched up to 50.8 percent in the latest survey, with more than half of respondents backing its policy o...

Over 40 percent of Japanese support dual surnames
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:35

Over 40 pct of Japanese people support a proposed law change to allow married couples to use separate surnames, a Cabinet Office survey released Satur...

U.S. sailors investigated over alleged drug ring in Japan
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:40

The U.S. Navy is investigating an alleged drug ring involving a number of sailors based at the 7th Fleet’s headquarters in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefec...

Support for use of dual surnames in Japan rises to over 40% in government survey
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:28

In the latest survey, support for the dual surname proposal climbs 7 points as 18-year-olds and 19-year-olds join the mix for the first time. Japan T...

Police question Japanese man over Coincheck cryptocurrency theft
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 04:30

A Japanese man has been questioned in connection with last month’s massive theft of digital tokens from cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc., a so...

Woman, 63, accused of strangling daughter to death with necktie
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:35

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 63-year-old woman for allegedly strangling her daughter to death at their residence in Akishima City on Satu...

Japan worried Korean thaw will melt united front against Pyongyang
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:35

The government is worried that Seoul’s rapid thaw with Pyongyang will undermine the international pressure campaign to denuclearize North Korea. Ja...

‘Shut up and let me trade’: How the week that rocked stock markets went down
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:35

One of the wildest runs in U.S. stock-market history began with the collapse of arcane bets on volatility and ended with a sober realization: The ... ...

YouTube suspends ads from video star Logan Paul's channels
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:25

YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads from video star Logan Paul's channels after what it calls a pattern of behavior unsuitable for advertisers. ...

Pence told Japan's Aso he favors bilateral trade deal: sources
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:35

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso this week that he favored a bilateral trade deal - which Tokyo opposes - t...

Cabinet’s approval rating inches up to 51%, with majority backing pressure on North Korea: survey
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:32

Approval inches up to 50.8 percent but nearly half oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s proposal to add an “explicit reference” to the SDF in war-...

Japanese grilled over Coincheck cryptocurrency theft
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:38

A Japanese man linked to the cryptocurrency heist at Coincheck is questioned as Tokyo’s police attempt to catch up to the fast-moving thieves. Japa...

Coincheck to allow yen withdrawals on Tuesday
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:27

Coincheck Inc., the hacked virtual currency exchange operator, said Friday that it will restart customer withdrawals of yen deposits on Tuesday. (Jiji...

Japanese man arrested for child pornography possession in Thailand
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:36

A 43-year-old Japanese man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Thai police said Thursday. (Japan Today) News On Japan

Japanese nursery schools testing sensors to prevent SIDS
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:24

Day care centers are resorting to the sensors to prevent sudden death syndrome at a time when major staff shortages are being caused by low ... Japan...

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