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Tokyo: 'JK' parlor featuring underage girls masqueraded as smartphone how-to biz
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:37

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a so-called “JK” (joshi kosei) school girl business in Maeda City that is believed to have masqueraded as a ...

English adopted for more junior high entrance exams in Japan
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:24

More and more private junior high schools in the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Kansai western Japan region are introducing English in their general ...

Has Christel Takigawa cursed Japan with her 2020 Olympics omotenashi pitch?
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 22:27

“One thing made clear from (our) survey is that the wholehearted looking after guests is not necessarily appreciated.”— From “...

Police on the lookout for air gun shooter in Kobe
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 20:52

Police in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, are searching for a man who is believed to be behind three air gun shootings in the city, which have so far injured ...

Takanohana fails to regain sumo association directorship
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 20:27

The first Japan Sumo Association director to be dismissed before the end of his term, popular sumo elder and former yokozuna Takanohana, failed to reg...

Snow returns to Tokyo disrupting transport, entrance exams
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 16:38

Snow blanketed Tokyo and surrounding areas for the second time this winter on Friday, disrupting transport and forcing delays in entrance exams at edu...

Abe to ask Moon for evac support in case of emergency on Korean Peninsula
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 16:28

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will ask South Korean President Moon Jae-in for support in evacuating Japanese citizens if a contingency breaks out on the K...

Fujii becomes 1st junior high shogi player with rank of fifth dan
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 12:47

Sota Fujii, the youngest professional shogi player, won a key match on Thursday and was promoted to fifth dan from fourth dan, becoming the first to h...

Suspect with telling tattoo nabbed after 15 years
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 10:34

Japanese police have arrested a murder suspect whose life as a fugitive in Thailand ended when a photo of his prominent tattoo was posted on Facebook....

Jomanji Temple burns down in late-night blaze in Aichi
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:39

Jomanji Temple, a state-designated tangible cultural property in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, went up in flames late Thursday, bringing an end to a Budd...

China’s Me Too movement in colleges initially encouraged by authorities, then frustrated
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 04:38

After declaring they were ready to fight sexual harassment on university campuses, the Chinese authorities now appear to be seeking to contain a nasce...

Suntory cancels contract of ex-Wallaby Smith over alleged assault
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 02:26

Australian rugby legend George Smith will no longer play for Suntory Sungoliath after the club said Thursday it had canceled the player's contract for...

Japan’s digital camera shipments post first increase in seven years thanks to social media surge
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:38

Japan’s digital camera industry, which has been hit hard by the explosive growth of the camera-equipped smartphone market, may have finally foun...

Olympic perks for North Korean athletes in doubt as sanctions nip at Samsung phones, Nike uniforms
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:34

All of the almost 3,000 athletes competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are set to get perks including the latest $ 1,100 Samsung smar...

Sumo elder Takanohana fails to regain director seat on JSA board
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:29

The former yokozuna only wins two votes from the Japan Sumo Association’s 101 elders in the first election since being demoted over last year’s as...

Shaken by cybertheft, Japan’s regulator raids Coincheck exchange
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:40

The Financial Services Agency inspects Coincheck to pin down how hackers stole the equivalent of ¥58 billion from the cryptocurrency exchange. Japan...

Tokyo takes more steps to deal with Sanchi oil spill
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:24

With fears growing that an oil spill in the East China Sea last month could impact marine life, reefs and fishing grounds in western Japan ... Japan ...

Kaz Hirai to end six-year Sony reign on high note
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:25

Kazuo Hirai looks set to end his six-year reign at Sony Corp. on a high note.The electronics giant said Friday its president and chief executive ... ...

11-year-old girl killed after excavator hits kids with impaired hearing
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:36

An excavator rammed into pupils and teachers of a school for children with impaired hearing in Osaka on Thursday, killing an 11-year-old girl and inju...

Sunken tanker oil may have reached Japan beach
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 06:27

Oily objects that may have come from a tanker that sank off a southwestern island in Japan has reached the Japanese coast. (NHK) News On Japan

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