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Child population down for 37th straight year in Japan
  • Sat, 05 May 2018 18:29

The population of children under 15 years old in Japan stood at an estimated 15.53 million as of April 1, down 170,000 from a year earlier and falling...

Abe, Xi agree to cooperate on N.Korea
  • Sat, 05 May 2018 14:28

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the phone about North Korea. The conversation comes ahead of an e...

Man arrested after woman missing since July found at his apartment
  • Sat, 05 May 2018 12:42

Police arrested a 72-year-old man on Friday after a woman who had been missing for nine months was discovered at his apartment in western Japan the pr...

Hawaii volcano sends more lava and sulfur gas into communities as strong quake jolts area
  • Sat, 05 May 2018 09:41

The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing more than 1,500 people to flee their rural homes, and authoriti...

Ichiro: No sense of loss after removed from roster
  • Sat, 05 May 2018 08:33

Japanese Major League baseball player Ichiro Suzuki says he will take his new role at the Seattle Mariners with pleasure if that is what the team want...

Tokyo-based startups look to link consumers with restaurants to curb food waste
  • Sat, 05 May 2018 00:33

In affluent Japan millions of tons of still-edible food waste are thrown away each year, evoking a sense of guilt for many. According to the ... Japa...

Number of children in Japan falls for 37th year to hit new record low
  • Fri, 04 May 2018 22:26

The number of children in Japan fell for the 37th consecutive year to a new record low, the latest data showed Friday, indicating efforts by ... Japa...

Once seen as a reformer, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak faces election test amid scandals and rising living costs
  • Fri, 04 May 2018 16:40

In 2013 elections, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s face and reformist message were front and center. Five years later, with another elect...

Rudy Giuliani remarks on hush money may have added to Trump woes
  • Fri, 04 May 2018 12:50

Rudy Giuliani may have added to the legal headaches of his new law client and old friend, President Donald Trump, when he drew a link ... Japan Times...

Trump hints at imminent release of Americans held in North Korea
  • Fri, 04 May 2018 02:32

U.S. President Donald Trump has hinted at the imminent release of Americans detained in North Korea, just weeks ahead of a planned summit between him ...

Akita puppy offered to Russian Olympic champion figure skater Alina Zagitova shown to the public
  • Thu, 03 May 2018 22:54

The Akita pup that will be gifted to Russian Olympic champion figure skater Alina Zagitova was shown to the public Thursday at a dog show ... Japan T...

Asahi Shimbun remembers 29-year-old reporter killed in 1987 rightist attack
  • Thu, 03 May 2018 22:32

On Thursday the Asahi Shimbun newspaper remembered a 29-year-old reporter killed in a 1987 shooting at its western Japan bureau, in an attack claimed ...

Abe’s dream to revise Japan’s Constitution drifts farther from reach as long-running scandals chip away at support
  • Thu, 03 May 2018 18:36

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday reiterated his push for a revision of the Constitution to formalize the legal status of the Self-Defense Forces,...

In Trump-esque fashion, Abe on offensive against Japan’s established media
  • Thu, 03 May 2018 16:30

Enervated by relentless media coverage of his scandal-tainted Cabinet, Shinzo Abe ended his first stint as prime minister in 2007 feeling bullied. Fiv...

Environmental group looks to carve Trump’s face into arctic iceberg
  • Thu, 03 May 2018 10:39

In a move that some may consider cold-hearted, a Finnish nongovernmental organization is aiming to raise €400,000 ($ 480,000) to carve U.S. Preside...

Comments from defunct online Cabinet forum ignites debate over hate speech
  • Thu, 03 May 2018 04:37

Although the government warned against the use of “slanderous” comments on a now-defunct Cabinet Office online forum, many appear to encroach upon...

Xerox CEO resigns as lawsuit puts Fujifilm deal at risk
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 22:34

Xerox’s chief and six board members agree to step down in victory for businessman Carl Icahn in his battle against the firms’s $ 6.1 billion take...

Ex-aide to Abe likely to admit meeting with Kake official in LDP move to mitigate opposition criticism
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 18:49

Tadao Yanase, a key government official in an alleged favoritism scandal involving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is expected to admit that he did meet wi...

Tokyo lawmakers seek smoke-free Olympics with new, stricter legislation
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 16:27

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided to submit a bill to the metropolitan assembly in June that is aimed at curtailing passive smoking, a key...

Top U.S. trade official says Washington looking to strike bilateral free trade agreement with Tokyo ‘at some point’
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 14:43

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday expressed an eagerness to strike a free trade agreement with Japan “at some point” ...

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