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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 ...

Government OKs hiking optional pension age to 71
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:31

With Japan short on labor, the government approves an outline for hiking the age at which public pension payments can start to 71 or older. Japan Tim...

Teen phenom Fujii, 15, beats highest-ranked shogi player Habu at Tokyo tournament
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:26

Sota Fujii, Japan’s youngest professional shogi player, defeated Yoshiharu Habu, holder of one of the most prestigious shogi titles, in their fi...

Toyota’s only female executive says her mission has always been to ‘speak her mind’
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:27

Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota Motor Corp.’s upper echelons.Last month, the 50-year-old was promoted to the No. 2 job at the luxury Lexus ... ...

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 ...

More volcanic activity observed at Mt. Io
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:35

Slightly increased volcanic activity has been reported at Mount Io in southwest Japan. (NHK) News On Japan

Tokyo police arrest four Vietnamese over illegal sale of cryptocurrency account
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:37

In a first, the Tokyo police arrest four Vietnamese suspected of selling a cryptocurrency account to a criminal group thought to be from China. Japan...

Hackers stole $6 million from Russian bank via SWIFT system, central bank says
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:26

Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($6 million) from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messagi...

‘Bazooka-wielding’ Kuroda is nominated for second term as BOJ governor
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:24

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda is nominated for a second term, all but ensuring he will become the nation’s longest-serving central banker. Jap...

Kazu listed as 'world's oldest goal scorer'
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:40

Japanese football legend Kazuyoshi Miura has been certified as the oldest professional soccer player to score a goal in a competitive league. His fans...

Health ministry OKs plan to hike pension collection age to 71
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:25

The government on Friday approved an outline for raising the optional age for tapping public pensions to 71 or older to address the national labor ......

Japanese chemist finds way to improve production of clean energy using egg whites
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:41

A Japanese scientist says his team has hatched a way to improve production of carbon-free energy by using proteins taken from egg whites.Yusuke Yamada...

Yakuza among 4 arrested for smuggling 100 kg of marijuana inside wooden doors
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:40

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested four persons, including an organized crime member, over the alleged smuggling of more than 100 kilograms of ma...

‘Deep down’: Shared history fuels Korea-Japan rivalry on the ice
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:28

As South Korea’s national soccer coach prepared to play Japan in a 1954 World Cup qualifier, President Syngman Rhee — who’d been lib...

Parents of unmarried offspring drive surge in matchmaking parties
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:41

More and more Japanese parents are attending matchmaking parties in an effort to marry off their children, worried that they will be part of the ... ...

Japan's Soul Stirring could be set for Royal Ascot showdown this summer
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:42

Having been sired by the wonder-horse Frankel, Soul Stirring was always likely to be an above average performer on the turf. (newsonjapan.com) News ...

Kirin pursues $932 million buyback as it continues Asian expansion
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:45

Kirin Holdings Co., Japan’s second-largest beverage maker by market value, plans to buy back as much as ¥100 billion ($ 932 million) in stock ...

Police data shows 50% of elderly drivers in fatal accidents had cognitive impairments
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:27

194 people died in accidents caused by those thought to have been suffering from dementia or reduced cognition, the latest data showed. Japan Times l...

Shogi showdown pits ‘god’ against ‘genius’
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:40

The match of the century. The battle between a “god” and a “genius.” The faceoff between the undisputed champion of shogi and ...

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