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White House aide ousted over abuse claims never had security OK, putting chief John Kelly in hot seat
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:58

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly knew that President Donald Trump’s staff secretary had issues in his past possibly impeding a permanent se...

In small interactions before Olympics, Korean unity emerges
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:56

A lot can be contained in a single selfie. The possibilities for peace between two entire nations, even.A selfie taken by smiling North and South ... ...

Nara announces record number of deer bites as tourists flood in
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:41

Famed wild deer in the city of Nara appear to be growing increasingly frustrated with tourists who make them wait to munch on crackers while trying to...

Better employee training needed to prepare for ‘fourth industrial revolution,’ Suntory chief says
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:25

Takeshi Niinami, chief executive officer of Suntory Holdings Ltd., believes that companies and governments need to offer proper training and education...

Current account surplus reached 10-year high in 2017
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:37

Japan is thriving on foreign investments and a tourism boom that combined to drive its current account to a record high surplus of ¥21.87 trillion .....

Japanese couple arrested for supplying counterfeit hepatitis C drug
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:31

Tokyo police arrested on Wednesday a Japanese couple on suspicion of selling to a wholesaler a counterfeit of hepatitis C drug Harvoni. (Jiji) News O...

Many LDP members seeking modest change to war-renouncing Article 9
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 02:27

Many ruling Liberal Democratic Party members called Wednesday for a relatively moderate amendment of the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution ...

SoftBank's profits soar on sales growth, Sprint improvement
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:39

Japanese internet and energy company SoftBank Group Corp reported Wednesday a more than 11-fold surge in profit for the fiscal third quarter thanks to...

Japan Tobacco to launch new smokeless product this year
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:34

Japan Tobacco Inc plans to launch a new "heat-not-burn" (HNB) product in Japan as early as the end of this year, as it tries to catch Philip Morris In...

Japan doctors tap health-monitoring app to help diabetics keep dialysis at bay
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:26

In September 2016, freelance journalist Yutaka Hasegawa touched off a firestorm of criticism after writing in his blog that diabetes patients receivin...

Amid Olympic detente, Pence talks tough
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:27

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks up the Japan-U.S. alliance and Washington’s resolve to dismantle North Korea’s arsenal, during a visit to Yok...

Abe, Pence reaffirm need for pressure on N.Korea
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:43

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Vice President Mike Pence have reaffirmed the need to maximize pressure on North Korea, even as they welcomed...

Stabbing at station on Osaka Loop Line leaves 1 commuter injured
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:24

Osaka Prefectural Police are searching for a man who stabbed a male commuter at a rail station in Taisho Ward on Wednesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun...

North Korea says it has no plans to meet U.S. officials at Olympics
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:40

North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S officials during the Winter Olympics that start on Friday in the South, the KCNA news agency reported, ......

Pharmacists in Oita make guidebook to drinkable hot springs water
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:28

Pharmacists in Oita have compiled a guidebook on local fountains of drinkable spa water in the prefecture richest in onsen (hot springs) and spa water...

Tabloids say possible family financial troubles linked to Princess Mako’s fiance behind marriage delay
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:41

The abrupt announcement that Princess Mako’s formal engagement and marriage to her fiance will be delayed has sparked speculation of reasons other t...

Man attempts suicide after fatally stabbing resident of same apartment building
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 04:34

A man in his 60s is in a critical condition in hospital after he fatally stabbed a 56-year-old man and then himself outside an apartment building in Y...

Japan’s cherry blossom viewing may come early this year, says weather forecasting firm
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 04:28

Tokyo and many parts of the country should prepare for an early arrival of the cherry blossom season, according to a forecast that says winter’s...

Cryptocurrency advertising goes big in Japan, but the pushback has begun
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:35

If a massive billboard by Shibuya crossing is a barometer of trends in Japan, then the latest ad for the cryptocurrency exchange DMM Bitcoin, featurin...

Massive snow strands 800 cars in Fukui for second day
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:37

Some 800 cars remain stranded for a second day Wednesday in Fukui Prefecture as heavy snows continue to blanket a wide area along the Sea ... Japan T...

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