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NCIS: Yokosuka — U.S. sailors probed over alleged drug ring in Japan
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:25

The U.S. Navy is investigating allegations that sailors from the 7th Fleet based in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, are involved an alleged drug ring i...

Olympic breakthrough? Kim invites South’s Moon to Pyongyang for summit
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:34

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, Seoul said Saturday.The invitation, delivere...

Abe meets N. Korea's second-highest-ranking official in Pyeongchang
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:39

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe briefly met with North Korea's second-highest-ranking official on Friday, during their visit to Pyeongchang, South ...

Abe takes up nuclear issue, abductions in chat with North Korea’s ceremonial leader
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:27

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took up the issue of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs when he shook hands and briefly spoke with the North&#...

Kuroda to stay on as Abenomics driver
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:38

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda is expected to continue his massive monetary easing campaign in his second term as prices remain stagnant, though c...

China using economic incentives to charm tech-savvy Taiwanese youth and entrepreneurs
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:45

A startup incubator on the outskirts of Shanghai is laying out sweeteners for budding entrepreneurs: Free office space, subsidized housing rent, tax b...

Japanese consumers increasingly face stealth price hikes via ‘shrinkflation’
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:43

In Japan, a phenomenon known as “shrinkflation” — an important economic countermeasure against inflation for businesses — has ...

Japan sounds Brexit alarm: We cannot continue in U.K. without profit
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:40

Japan’s ambassador to Britain tells Prime Minister Teresa May that Nissan, SoftBank, Nomura and other companies will likely leave if post-Brexit tra...

Osaka: Truck rams front of yakuza office
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:32

Osaka Prefectural Police are seeking the whereabouts of the driver of a vehicle that slammed into the office of a criminal syndicate early Thursday, a...

Kim Jong Un’s sister shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Winter Games’ opening show
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:38

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, attended the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea o...

No laughing matter: Real estate exec coerced man in debt to cut off finger as 'a joke'
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:29

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 51-year-old executive at a real estate firm for allegedly forcing a man in debt to cut off one of his finger...

Abe and Moon show unity as Winter Games open
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:26

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in affirmed their stance of raising pressure on North Korea in talks Friday ahead of the...

Princess Mako on 1st official duty since postponing wedding
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:34

Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, met with her longtime calligraphy teacher at an exhibition in Tokyo on Friday in her first...

FSA raids more cryptocurrency exchanges in wake of Coincheck debacle
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:34

The Financial Services Agency on Friday raided a number of cryptocurrency exchanges to follow up on the massive hack of Coincheck Inc. that saw cybert...

Fuji Rock takes a turn toward hip-hop in first lineup announcement that includes Kendrick Lamar and N.E.R.D.
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:24

Grammy award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar and hip-hop group N.E.R.D. were among the acts announced Friday morning to appear at this year’s Fuji Roc...

New third-party committee to investigate every Japan Sumo Association member
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:35

In response to successive scandals involving physical violence, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday that a third-party committee has convene...

Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi #2 boss nabbed for driving without insurance
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:32

Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested the number-two boss of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi for traffic violations last month, an apprehension that appears ...

Group of French skiers lost, then found, outside Hokkaido resort
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:37

A group of six French skiers who disappeared on the slopes of Hokkaido’s famous Furano Ski Resort on Thursday have been found safe and sound, .....

Armani uniform at public elementary school spurs parents' complaints
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:27

A public elementary school in the posh Ginza district in Tokyo has decided to adopt new uniforms designed by Italian high-end brand Armani, triggering...

‘Why Armani?’: Parents question pricey uniforms at public school in Tokyo’s Ginza district
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:35

A public elementary school in Tokyo’s posh Ginza district has decided to adopt new uniforms designed by the Italian luxury brand Armani, trigger...

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