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Tokyo governor to head new national party
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:40

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has announced plans to create a new political party with her allies and become its leader. (NHK) News On Japan

Tokyo governor comes out swinging as Abe caught flat-footed
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:27

Popular Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's decision to stake out ground opposite the ruling party ahead of next month's lower house election has come as an unp...

Is Europe really turning Japanese when it comes to gaming?
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:39

Back in 2016, it was confirmed that Japan had a real love, a national obsession perhaps, with the world of mobile gaming. (newsonjapan.com) News On ...

Tokyu unveils new tram with beckoning cat livery to mark 110th anniversary of Tamagawa Line
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:50

Tokyu Corp. on Monday unveiled a new tram painted with manekineko (beckoning cat) livery to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Tamagawa Line and...

Osaka’s leaders complain about San Francisco ‘comfort women’ statue to U.S. Ambassador Hagerty
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:24

In a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty on Monday, Osaka’s leaders expressed solidarity with America over North Korea but con...

Giant panda cub born at Tokyo's Ueno zoo named Shan Shan
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:38

The new giant panda cub born at a Tokyo zoo has been named Shan Shan, or Xiang Xiang in Chinese, a source familiar with the case said Monday ahead of ...

Abe to call snap election
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:35

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has just told senior members of his party that he'll dissolve the Lower House of the Diet on Thursday, which will l...

North Korea says U.S. has ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down American bombers
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:30

North Korea’s foreign minister said Monday that the U.S. had “declared war” on the isolated nation, pinning the blame on President D...

The public has spoken: Xiang Xiang is the name of Ueno Zoo’s newest star
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:33

The new star at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo has been named Xiang Xiang, the kanji for which can mean either “fragrance” or “popular”...

Court lets Aum splinter group Hikari no Wa off surveillance but keeps Aleph in check
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:24

The Tokyo District Court lifts state surveillance on Aum Shinrikyo offshoot Hikari no Wa (Circle of Light) but leaves it in place for Aleph, the ... ...

Parental help crucial in protecting children after school, MPD crime panel says
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:33

A Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department panel said Monday that parental cooperation is important in preventing schoolchildren from getting involved in ...

Abe gambles on snap election as Koike starts new party
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:25

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that he will dissolve the Lower House for a snap election when the Diet convenes for an extraordinary sessi...

Tokyo’s new giant Gundam anime robot statue is complete, and it’s awesome
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:26

For six months, something felt just a little off in Tokyo. After years of drawing travelers to the capital’s Odaiba neighborhood, last March the ful...

Ex-yakuza boss nabbed in attempted extortion of actress Akiko Nishina
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:27

Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Saturday arrested a former gang boss in the attempted extortion of actress Akiko Nishina, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tok...

Takamatsu: Machete-wielding man breaks into neighbor's home, slashes family of 4
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:37

A machete-wielding man barged into the neighboring home of a family of four in Takamatsu City on Sunday and slashed them all. (tokyoreporter.com) New...

Segregation still in U.S. schools 60 years after landmark ruling, ‘Little Rock Nine’
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:24

Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops ... J...

Gundam’s 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:39

Gundam’s upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo’s Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot ...

YouTube celeb’s fly-by-night listing crashes Valu exchange’s speculative party
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:37

On Japan’s newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.Last month, Hikaru, a Japanese YouTube star so famou...

Apple plays kingmaker in Toshiba chip drama with $3 billion plan to back Bain’s bid
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:37

With the possibility of providing about $ 3 billion to Bain Capital, Apple Inc. is playing the role of kingmaker in the battle for Toshiba Corp.’s ...

Plane part falls onto car after takeoff at Osaka airport; no one injured
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:23

A panel weighing around 4 kg fell off a plane shortly after takeoff Saturday at Kansai International Airport and hit a car on a road ... Japan Times ...

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