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Japanese man arrested for child pornography possession in Thailand
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:36

A 43-year-old Japanese man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Thai police said Thursday. (Japan Today) News On Japan

Japanese nursery schools testing sensors to prevent SIDS
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:24

Day care centers are resorting to the sensors to prevent sudden death syndrome at a time when major staff shortages are being caused by low ... Japan...

With White House rattled by allegation of spousal abuse, Trump targets Me Too movement
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:35

President Donald Trump on Saturday seemed to frame the downfall of a pivotal aide accused of abusing his wives as a character assassination, adding to...

Don’t mention the nukes: At Olympics, South Koreans learn how to talk to the enemy
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:28

When a hotel on South Korea’s east coast was asked at short notice to host nearly 280 North Korean visitors, the problem wasn’t finding en...

Top court orders hotel operator to pay NHK broadcast fee
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:35

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a hotel operator to pay public broadcaster NHK a subscription fee of about 6.2 million yen, upholding lower court ...

Michiko Ishimure, award-winning author who raised public awareness of Minamata disease, dies at 90
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:40

Michiko Ishimure, an award-winning author and social critic whose works put the spotlight on what became known as Minamata disease, died early Saturda...

Japanese govt. debt at record high
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:49

Japan's government debt has reached a record high, due to a heavy reliance on government bonds. (NHK) News On Japan

Gift-giving etiquette in Japan is driving some recipients crazy
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:47

With spring looming, perhaps it’s time to re-think the national obsession with seasonal gifts and souvenirs.Once a virtual national pastime, the cyc...

Japanese retailers and IT companies ally against Amazon
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 04:47

The expansion of into physical stores is driving partnerships between Japanese retailers and information technology companies looking to wi...

Japan’s impoverished are finding it hard to enjoy freedom
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 04:25

Freedom comes in many forms, as does “unfreedom.” You can be a prisoner in prison, a prisoner in a prison-state, a prisoner in your job, ....

Did press reports of a lawsuit spur an amendment to the welfare ministry’s policy on benefits?
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 02:23

On Jan. 16, the Fukushima District Court ruled in favor of a woman and her daughter who had sued the city of Fukushima for cutting ... Japan Times la...

Endangered turtle dies as oil reaches Japan's coastline after Iranian tanker collision
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:45

A green turtle died as oil reached the southern Amami-Oshima Island coast, the local government said Thursday, but it was not clear whether the oil ca...

At least 18 killed as double-decker bus topples over in Hong Kong
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:29

At least 18 people were killed and dozens injured when a double-decker bus toppled over in Hong Kong Saturday evening, police said.Photographs on loca...

Teachers at Toyama high school cut hair of 44 students to comply with rules
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:29

Teachers at a public high school in Toyama Prefecture have cut the hair of 44 students since April last year to make it short enough to meet school ru...

NCIS: Yokosuka — U.S. sailors probed over alleged drug ring in Japan
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:25

The U.S. Navy is investigating allegations that sailors from the 7th Fleet based in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, are involved an alleged drug ring i...

Olympic breakthrough? Kim invites South’s Moon to Pyongyang for summit
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:34

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, Seoul said Saturday.The invitation, delivere...

Abe meets N. Korea's second-highest-ranking official in Pyeongchang
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:39

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe briefly met with North Korea's second-highest-ranking official on Friday, during their visit to Pyeongchang, South ...

Abe takes up nuclear issue, abductions in chat with North Korea’s ceremonial leader
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:27

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took up the issue of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs when he shook hands and briefly spoke with the North&#...

Kuroda to stay on as Abenomics driver
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:38

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda is expected to continue his massive monetary easing campaign in his second term as prices remain stagnant, though c...

China using economic incentives to charm tech-savvy Taiwanese youth and entrepreneurs
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:45

A startup incubator on the outskirts of Shanghai is laying out sweeteners for budding entrepreneurs: Free office space, subsidized housing rent, tax b...

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