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Government may limit casino visits to 10 per month, to be tracked using My Number identity cards
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:36

The restrictions will apply to those living in Japan, including both Japanese nationals and foreigners, but not visitors to the country. Japan Times ...

Japan's new business code to call for more outside directors
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:27

The Japanese government will urge companies to adopt a more transparent decision-making process through measures such as allocating at least one-third...

Japan's GDP grows for 8th quarter
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:43

Japan's Cabinet Office says the country's Gross Domestic Product from October to December 2017 grew 0.1 percent compared to the previous quarter based...

Shinkansen metal part found detache
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:34

Officials with East Japan Railway Company say a metal part that went missing from a Shinkansen bullet train has been found. They say the problem did n...

Abe and Trump united in demanding nuclear-free North Korea
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:32

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed during a phone call Wednesday night to continue exerting maximum pressure on...

Tokyo: Cops nab 10 over brawl involving rival street touts in Ueno
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:37

Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of two men who are suspected of participating in a brawl in Taito Ward three years ago tha...

Prominent Republican Party women chafe at Trump’s mixed signals on abuse charges
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:28

The Trump White House’s handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party’s yearsl...

Japan to introduce new high school compulsory subjects
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:31

The education ministry released a draft Wednesday of revised curriculum guidelines for high schools, including the introduction of comprehensive histo...

17 slain in Florida school shooting; ex-student, 19, in custody
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:59

A former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, officials said, in ... Japa...

Fukuoka city to become Japan’s seventh municipality to recognize LGBT couples
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:27

The city of Fukuoka said Wednesday it will start recognizing partnerships of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples in April, becoming the sev...

After long silence on issue, Trump lambastes Tokyo for paying ‘a fraction’ of costs to base U.S. troops in Japan
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:35

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized Japan and other countries for unfairly shouldering only a limited portion of the United States’...

Toshiba appoints industry outsider as CEO after scandals and record losses
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:27

Nobuaki Kurumatani, representative director of CVC Capital Partners Ltd. and former vice president at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., will become chief...

Japan’s economy grew at 0.5% annual pace in October-December period for eighth straight quarterly surge
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:35

Preliminary data released Wednesday shows the nation has managed eight straight quarters of growth, the longest expansion since the financial bubble o...

Despite growth run, Abenomics still clouded by uncertainty
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:31

Despite the longest growth run in nearly three decades, Japan’s economic outlook remains far from robust as uncertainty abounds over wage growth...

U.S. mulling 'reciprocal tax' even on allies: Trump
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:33

U.S. President Donald Trump expressed willingness Monday to impose "a reciprocal tax" against countries having trade surplus with the United States, i...

Coincheck submits biz improvement report
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:38

Major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. submitted to the Financial Services Agency on Tuesday a business improvement report following th...

Girls' physical performance hits new highs: govt survey
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:54

Girls in the fifth year of elementary school and the second year of junior high school in Japan posted record highs in overall physical performance in...

Shogi, go masters receive People's Honor Awards
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:46

Two Japanese professional players of the traditional board games shogi and go have received the country's People's Honor Award. (NHK) News On Japan

April 1 marks start of Japan’s new medical fees and processes
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:30

The new medical prices are out.Last week, after more than a year of intense deliberations among various stakeholders, a panel under the Health, Labor ...

Coincheck users pull out ¥40.1 billion Tuesday as Japan-based exchange resumes yen withdrawals
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:24

The target of the biggest theft of digital coins in history began allowing yen withdrawals for the first time, triggering the exodus of money. Japan ...

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