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Over half of Japan firms have no plans to raise base pay this year
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:35

More than half of Japan’s companies do not plan to raise base pay in annual wage talks in coming months, a setback for Prime Minister ... Japan...

Rival skaters from Japan and South Korea embrace spirit of ‘Peace Olympics’
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:11

FRIENDSHIP and reconciliation have been among the enduring themes of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang – and no one has embraced this more than riv...

Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative: report
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:33

Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s...

Reality Check: Has Shinzo Abe's 'womenomics' worked in Japan?
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:17

PM Shinzo Abe claims narrowing the gender gap is a political priority. But how much progress has actually been made during his time in office? BBC Ne...

The face of immigration is rapidly changing in Japan
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:43

Over the past half decade, major changes have taken place in the demographics of foreign residents in Japan. Weekly Playboy’s Dec. 18 issue devo...

Demonstrators Call for Dismissal of Japan Tax Agency Chief
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:26

Demonstrators took to the streets in a dozen cities in Japan on Friday demanding the dismissal of National Tax Agency Commissioner Nobuhisa Sagawa, wh...

Japan to raise govt workers' retirement age to 65
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:34

The Japanese government decided at a meeting of related ministers on Friday to raise the retirement age for national public servants from the current ...

Woman sues 'Cool Japan' fund for sexual harassment
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:38

A woman in her 20s has sued a public-private investment fund designed to promote Japanese pop culture overseas for sexual harassment and unfair labor ...

Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions violation
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:17

TOKYO -- Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by North Korea to the UN Security Council after spotting 코리아헤럴드

Japan to introduce new high school compulsory subjects
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:31

The education ministry released a draft Wednesday of revised curriculum guidelines for high schools, including the introduction of comprehensive histo...

After long silence on issue, Trump lambastes Tokyo for paying ‘a fraction’ of costs to base U.S. troops in Japan
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:35

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized Japan and other countries for unfairly shouldering only a limited portion of the United States’...

Fugitive ex-Thai leader Yingluck Shinawatra headed for Hong Kong after Japan visit
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:24

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, both fugitives forced to live overseas, left for Hong K...

Japan says it won’t fall for North Korean ‘charm offensive’ amid detente with U.S. and South
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:30

The stance risks making Tokyo appear at odds with Washington and Seoul — its two top allies in dealing with the North. Japan Times latest articles

Japan saw record number of refugee applicants in 2017, Justice Ministry says
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:36

The ministry attributes the surge to a rise in economic immigrants — what the government calls those who apply for refugee status to land jobs. Jap...

Coastguard on the front line as Japan protests over Chinese incursions in East China Sea
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:10

Japan has lodged a formal protest with China over the entry of three Chinese coastguard ships into Japanese territorial waters in the East China Sea. ...

ASIAN TEAM CHAMPS – Japan sets sights on Uber Cup
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:41

Japan’s women’s team proved that they are a strong title contender in the upcoming Uber Cup finals by beating China, 3-0 as they and Indonesia eme...

5 die as snowfall hits Sea of Japan coast
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:39

At least five people died in prefectures facing the Sea of Japan and elsewhere as heavy snowfall hit the areas Monday due to a strong winter pressure ...

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 ...

Auto industry skeptical of Canadian TPP side deal on autos with Japan
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:25

Minister of International Trade Francois-Philippe Champagne arrives to appear before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade t...

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...

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