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Survey to be conducted on women and sumo ring
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 10:36

The Japan Sumo Association says it will conduct a survey to examine the tradition of keeping women out of the professional sumo ring. (NHK) News On J...

New ‘comfort women’ memorial removed from thoroughfare in Manila under pressure from Japanese Embassy
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 08:40

A new memorial dedicated to the Philippines “comfort women” forced into Japan’s military brothels before and during World War II was...

Confronting the definition of a ‘moral education’
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 06:33

How can people be taught to be good? What does “good” mean? “Moral education,” the education ministry explains on its website,...

150 years since the Edo Castle surrender
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 04:36

What’s done is done. But what if a historic negotiation over the surrender of Edo Castle between Saigo Takamori, who led the Imperial forces dur...

Junichi Fukuda scandal leaves media outlets in a bind
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 02:34

For the past two weeks, media outlets in Japan have been interrogating themselves over the revelation that female reporters are exposed to sexual hara...

Japan sumo body addresses ritual exclusion of women from ring at special board meeting
  • Sat, 28 Apr 2018 20:32

The Japan Sumo Association is re-examining its ban after women who were treating a stricken mayor in the ring for stroke were told to leave. Japan Ti...

Cabinet approval of casino bill welcomed in Osaka by politicians and international casino operators
  • Sat, 28 Apr 2018 12:38

The Cabinet’s approval of a casino bill draws praise from Osaka politicians and casino moguls eager to open Japan’s first legal gambling dens. Ja...

Koreans in Japan rejoice over historic Kim-Moon summit
  • Sat, 28 Apr 2018 12:37

As the leaders of the two Koreas on Friday crossed the border hand-in-hand, raising hopes for the reunification of the peninsula that has been divided...

Nintendo hands over Switch to 42-year-old president who grew up playing the Famicom
  • Sat, 28 Apr 2018 02:38

Shuntaro Furukawa grew up playing the Family Computer, eventually realizing every teenager’s dream of joining the company that made the genre-de...

North Korean leader displays nuclear pride as he navigates a familiar path to survival
  • Sat, 28 Apr 2018 02:28

To those focused on whether Kim Jong Un is really willing to negotiate away his nuclear weapons, North Korea has a message: He isn’t embarking ....

BOJ policy meeting removes ‘deadline’ for price goal, but keeps policy steady
  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:41

After pushing its deadlines back multiple times, the BOJ Policy Board makes a surprise decision to get rid of its time frame for stoking 2 ... Japan ...

With Kim-Moon summit over, Japan eager for piece of the action
  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 18:30

With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in seen as a success and Kim’s summit with U.S. P...

Sony posts record operating profit for 2017 on robust semiconductor business
  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:44

Sony Corp. said Friday it set a record for group operating profit for the first time in 20 years in fiscal 2017, posting a ¥734.86 ... Japan Times l...

Kim meets Moon, becomes first North Korean leader to set foot in South since Korean War
  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:44

In a sight that would have been unthinkable just months ago, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the heavily militarized border with the South ......

Abe and U.S. Adm. Harris agree to keep pressure on North Korea
  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 01:16

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, agreed Thursday to maintain “maximum pressure” on Nort...

Abe denies rumors he’s planning to call snap election
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:25

The Diet affairs chief for the ruling LDP had suggested the idea the previous day, to counter a possible motion of no confidence as the ... Japan Tim...

Denuclearization to take center stage as Kim and Moon meet in rare inter-Korean summit
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:50

Sixty-five years after the Korean War ended in an armistice, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will become the first leader from the North to ... Japan...

Scientists discover hormone that helps plants sense drought
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:49

Plants deserve more credit. They can’t move to find food or water, or to escape a predator. But that doesn’t mean they are helpless — .....

Outrage in China over pressure on student to stop activism amid growing Me Too movement
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:41

Before Yue Xin became a central figure in China’s burgeoning movement against sexual harassment, she recorded herself singing a revamped version...

Majority of Japanese oppose any constitutional revisions under Abe, but see need for future changes, poll finds
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:29

More than half of Japanese oppose any constitutional revisions under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — though a majority do see a need for some change...

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