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Tokyo Olympic golf venue finally puts women on a par with male members
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 06:25

Months after eliminating entrenched discriminatory practices under pressure from the International Olympic Committee, the Kasumigaseki Country Club gi...

Ehime Gov. Nakamura challenges ex-Abe aide Yanase’s latest Kake denials with new memo, business card
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 04:40

Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura provides new material to challenge the Diet testimony of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s former secretary, Tadao Yanase, on...

Monju reactor project failed to pay off after swallowing ¥1.13 trillion of taxpayers’ money: auditors
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 04:38

Japan’s auditors say the fast-breeder reactor only ran for 250 days over its troubled two-decade run and never cracked the secret to the plutonium f...

Japan trying to arrange another Abe-Trump powwow before crucial Kim summit in Singapore
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 02:45

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to squeeze in a talk with U.S. President Donald Trump at a G-7 meeting before the landmark U.S.-North Korea ... J...

Okinawa protesters march against plan for U.S. base ahead of anniversary of prefecture’s reversion to Japan
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 18:24

Protesters marched in Okinawa on Friday, calling for the scrapping of a controversial U.S. military base relocation project, ahead of the 46th anniver...

After sexual assault, one young Japanese woman hopes to achieve change for all — including ‘comfort women’
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 14:36

A damaging personal experience with sexual assault has led one young Japanese woman to examine her country’s past.The woman, who uses the pseudo...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urges Japan to join ‘One Belt, One Road’ infrastructure project
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 08:36

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged Japan to join China’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative on Thursday, saying its participati...

No. 4 reactor at Oi nuclear plant restarted after nearly five years offline
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 06:23

Kansai Electric Power Co.’s No. 4 reactor at its Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture inched closer toward running at full capacity Thursday, fo...

Japan’s apparel giant Uniqlo to make foray into India in 2019
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 04:43

Global apparel retailer Uniqlo Co. will enter the Indian market in fall 2019, signaling its strong resolve to penetrate Asia’s third-largest eco...

One year into Moon’s presidency, Japanese experts now view him as a pragmatic leader
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 04:28

Throughout the nuclear crisis, many in Japan have been concerned the liberal South Korean leader could prioritize relations with Pyongyang over the in...

Crown Princess Masako hopes to inherit Imperial sericulture tradition
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 00:33

Crown Princess Masako has expressed her hope to inherit the Imperial tradition of sericulture from Empress Michiko, sources in the Imperial Household ...

Former Abe aide admits to meeting with Kake Gakuen officials
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 20:39

Last month Tadao Yanase flatly denied a report that he had met the officials in April 2015, “as far as my memory goes.” Japan Times latest articl...

Trump welcomes three Americans freed by North Korea in key diplomatic victory for U.S. president
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 14:24

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed home three Americans who had been detained by North Korea, greeting the trio at an air base outside Washington ea...

Challenges await Takeda after $62 billion Shire victory
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 08:27

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s Chief Executive Officer Christophe Weber navigated rebuffs, critics and a plunging stock price to win a $62 bill...

North Korea’s Kim calls planned summit with Trump a ‘historic’ opportunity
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 06:37

North Korea has made official mention for the first time of a planned summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, telling ... ...

Japan and China agree on aerial and maritime mechanism to avoid military clashes
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 02:31

The creation of the hotline is aimed at averting unintended conflict and represents the latest sign of improving bilateral ties between the Asian powe...

Trump scores diplomatic victory with release of three American prisoners from North Korea
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 00:43

U.S. President Donald Trump scored a diplomatic victory Wednesday, announcing that North Korea had freed three American prisoners, just weeks ahead of...

Japan, China and South Korea are ‘in sync’ on North Korea, Japanese official says
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 18:51

At a trilateral summit in Tokyo, leaders from the three countries also advocated the promotion of free trade in an apparent dig at Donald Trump’s .....

Kilauea volcano forces all in eruption zone to decide whether to flee or stay
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 08:59

Edwin Montoya’s family carved their farm on the slopes of the Kilauea volcano out of “raw jungle,” transforming it into a fertile co...

North Korea’s Kim in surprise visit to China for talks with Xi
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 20:35

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to the Chinese port city of Dalian for two days of talks with Chinese President ... Japan Times...

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