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Osaka to cut sister city ties with San Francisco
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:11

Osaka City, western Japan, is to cut its sister city ties with San Francisco, following the US city's decision to accept the donation of a statue symb...

Japan’s government to compile evacuation plan of nationals from South Korea in the event of a military clash
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:15

The Japanese government is set to compile a plan to evacuate its nationals from South Korea in the event that escalating tensions between North Korea ...

Mitsubishi subsidiaries falsified data for products supplied to aerospace, automotive and power customers
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:26

Mitsubishi Materials Corp. said Thursday that three of its subsidiaries have falsified specification data for products supplied to the aerospace, auto...

Sapporo prepares to make bid for 2026 Winter Olympics
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:43

The Japanese Olympic Committee and city of Sapporo announced Wednesday they will enter a dialogue process over a potential bid to host the 2026 Winter...

Tokyo cops nab man over molestation of woman on Saikyo Line
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:48

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 39-year-old man for molesting a woman inside a carriage of the JR Saikyo Line last year, reports Nippon News...

Putin wins backing of Iranian, Turkish leaders for new Syrian peace push
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:39

Russian President Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a ... Ja...

Light pollution at night seen increasing worldwide amid surge in LED use
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:27

The world’s nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included.A German-led team reported Wednesday...

Yakuza among 8 suspects in Ueno gold heist
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:46

Tokyo Metropolitan Police are searching have arrested eight persons, including an organized crime member, in the robbery of gold valued at nearly 100 ...

U.S. issues new sanctions on North Korea ships and Chinese traders
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:23

The United States on Tuesday unveiled new sanctions targeting North Korean shipping and Chinese traders doing business with Pyongyang, again raising t...

Japanese scientists find new drug combo that may be key to treating Alzheimer’s
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:56

A team of Japanese researchers has found a new drug combination that reduces amyloid beta protein, believed to play a key role in causing Alzheimer...

Tokyo Disneyland performer wins compensation for pain from heavy costume
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:42

A woman employed as a costumed performer at Tokyo Disneyland was awarded labor compensation after developing a disorder that caused acute pain in her ...

Japan plans bond issue to fund Y2 trillion additional budget for fiscal 2017
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:38

The government will draw up a fiscal 2017 supplementary budget for additional spending of some ¥2 trillion, including for setting up nursery faciliti...

Subaru to introduce all-electric vehicles in Japan by 2021
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:59

Subaru Corp. will introduce a series of all-electric cars in Japan as early as 2021, sources said, as competition intensifies between automakers looki...

In latest mishap in Asia, U.S. Navy plane crashes off Okinawa with 11 on board
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:21

In the latest incident involving the American military in Okinawa, a U.S. Navy C2-A transport plane carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed in...

Audit finds no grounds for massive discount in Osaka land sale involving Abe-linked school operator
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:39

The government sold land in Osaka to school operator Moritomo Gakuen for an highly discounted price based on faulty data estimating the cost of removi...

Wedding ceremony of Princess Mako to be held on Nov 4 next year
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:13

The Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday the wedding ceremony of Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her classmate fro...

'Rurouni Kenshin' cartoonist referred to prosecutors over possession of child porn
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:48

The author of the smash hit comic series "Rurouni Kenshin" was referred to prosecutors Tuesday for alleged possession of pornographic images of undera...

Meeting set to discuss abdication date
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:47

NHK has learned Japan is getting closer to finding out a date for the Emperor's abdication. (NHK) News On Japan

Tokyo cops bust baccarat casinos operating illegally in Shibuya
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:30

As a part of a crackdown on illegal gambling, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a pair of internet casinos operating in Shibuya Ward, reports TV A...

Tokyo man used Twitter to organize hotel orgies
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:49

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 31-year-old man for organizing an orgy event via the social-networking service Twitter, reports the Sankei S...

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