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Police question man in connection with killing of 7-year-old girl in Niigata
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 10:27

Police began questioning a person on a voluntary basis Monday in connection with the killing of a 7-year-old girl who was found dead on May ... Japan...

Japanese firms in Malaysia look to gain upper hand under Mahathir Mohamad’s new government
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 06:26

Many observers believe the resurgent politician will attempt to break the country’s economic dependence on China. Japan Times latest articles

Young social entrepreneur seeks to help asylum seekers integrate into Japanese society, even while they’re in limbo
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 04:25

It’s tough for asylum-seekers to keep their hopes up in Japan, where only 1 in every 1,000 applicants was granted refugee status last year.While...

Japanese firms pitch next-generation ‘smart city’ technologies in New York
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 02:31

As technology to create energy-efficient “smart cities” proliferates, four Japanese companies have shown off their prowess in advanced env...

North Korea wants the world to watch as it blows up its nuclear test site, but are there ulterior motives?
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 00:34

North Korea wants the world to watch as it blows up its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, the country has said, announcing that it will hold ... Japan Ti...

Pyongyang blasts Japan for intervening in nuke talks with Washington
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 22:33

Comments come as Tokyo seeks to determine whether Pyongyang would be willing to resolve the abduction issue and ditch its weapons programs in return f...

Support rate for Abe Cabinet rises to 38.9% despite scandals
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 20:37

Increase comes despite public ire over allegations of cronyism leveled at the prime minister. Japan Times latest articles

Two trips to North Korea with top U.S. diplomat, 18 years apart
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 10:27

It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. You may soon be going to a country for which ... Jap...

Classical painting hashtag highlights Japanese mothers’ daily frustrations
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 04:53

As we celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13, a hashtag highlighting the daily struggles of mothers in Japan is going viral on Twitter.The hashtag — ......

Hawaii braces for worse lava flows from erupting volcano
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 02:43

More destructive lava flows could soon hit Hawaii’s Big Island as the Kilauea volcano erupts, posing a greater threat than oozing magma that has...

Japan redraws its line in the sand for poverty
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 02:24

If an income of ¥10 million a year can’t save you from poverty, what can?When “Suzuki-san” (as we’ll call him) declared p...

Lawmaker Hiroyuki Konishi’s encounter with an irate SDF officer stirs debate on military
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 00:29

On April 16, opposition lawmaker Hiroyuki Konishi was walking by the Upper House members’ office building in Tokyo when he encountered a man jogging...

After record profits, Japanese firms growing jittery over protectionism, oil prices
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 20:51

The companies did well in 2017 but face exchange rate and other uncertainties stemming from the gyrations in U.S. trade policy. Japan Times latest ar...

Suspicious man reported in area where Niigata girl was slain
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 20:33

A man in black clothing was seen on consecutive days approaching schoolchildren in the area where the 7-year-old was strangled. Japan Times latest ar...

Okinawa measles outbreak sparks vaccination checks at Japanese hospitals and nurseries
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 18:36

The government says it plans to ensure staff at hospitals and nursery schools get two measles vaccines amid an outbreak of the highly contagious disea...

Elementary schoolgirl attacked by man while on her way to school in Tokyo
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 16:49

An elementary schoolgirl was attacked by a man as she walked to school in Tokyo’s Koto Ward on Friday morning. (Japan Today) News On Japan

Ex-Malaysian leader slapped with travel ban
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 14:59

Malaysia’s scandal-ridden former leader Najib Razak was hit with a travel ban Saturday as speculation mounted he was about to flee the country f...

Aso retracts comment on sexual harassment scandal
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 12:40

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has retracted a remark of his about a former top bureaucrat at his ministry who is accused of sexually harassing a ...

Abe and Putin to meet in Moscow on May 26
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 10:42

Yuri Ushakov, foreign affairs adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Friday that the president will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Shin...

Why Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit?
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 08:24

Secure, ultramodern and a little dull, Singapore will be the venue for a historic first meeting June 12 between the unpredictable leaders of the U.S. ...

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