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Japanese consumers increasingly face stealth price hikes via ‘shrinkflation’
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:43

In Japan, a phenomenon known as “shrinkflation” — an important economic countermeasure against inflation for businesses — has ...

Japan sounds Brexit alarm: We cannot continue in U.K. without profit
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:40

Japan’s ambassador to Britain tells Prime Minister Teresa May that Nissan, SoftBank, Nomura and other companies will likely leave if post-Brexit tra...

Osaka: Truck rams front of yakuza office
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:32

Osaka Prefectural Police are seeking the whereabouts of the driver of a vehicle that slammed into the office of a criminal syndicate early Thursday, a...

Kim Jong Un’s sister shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Winter Games’ opening show
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:38

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, attended the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea o...

No laughing matter: Real estate exec coerced man in debt to cut off finger as 'a joke'
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:29

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 51-year-old executive at a real estate firm for allegedly forcing a man in debt to cut off one of his finger...

Abe and Moon show unity as Winter Games open
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:26

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in affirmed their stance of raising pressure on North Korea in talks Friday ahead of the...

Princess Mako on 1st official duty since postponing wedding
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:34

Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, met with her longtime calligraphy teacher at an exhibition in Tokyo on Friday in her first...

FSA raids more cryptocurrency exchanges in wake of Coincheck debacle
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:34

The Financial Services Agency on Friday raided a number of cryptocurrency exchanges to follow up on the massive hack of Coincheck Inc. that saw cybert...

Fuji Rock takes a turn toward hip-hop in first lineup announcement that includes Kendrick Lamar and N.E.R.D.
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:24

Grammy award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar and hip-hop group N.E.R.D. were among the acts announced Friday morning to appear at this year’s Fuji Roc...

New third-party committee to investigate every Japan Sumo Association member
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:35

In response to successive scandals involving physical violence, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday that a third-party committee has convene...

Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi #2 boss nabbed for driving without insurance
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:32

Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested the number-two boss of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi for traffic violations last month, an apprehension that appears ...

Group of French skiers lost, then found, outside Hokkaido resort
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:37

A group of six French skiers who disappeared on the slopes of Hokkaido’s famous Furano Ski Resort on Thursday have been found safe and sound, .....

Armani uniform at public elementary school spurs parents' complaints
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:27

A public elementary school in the posh Ginza district in Tokyo has decided to adopt new uniforms designed by Italian high-end brand Armani, triggering...

‘Why Armani?’: Parents question pricey uniforms at public school in Tokyo’s Ginza district
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:35

A public elementary school in Tokyo’s posh Ginza district has decided to adopt new uniforms designed by the Italian luxury brand Armani, trigger...

White House aide ousted over abuse claims never had security OK, putting chief John Kelly in hot seat
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:58

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly knew that President Donald Trump’s staff secretary had issues in his past possibly impeding a permanent se...

In small interactions before Olympics, Korean unity emerges
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:56

A lot can be contained in a single selfie. The possibilities for peace between two entire nations, even.A selfie taken by smiling North and South ... ...

Nara announces record number of deer bites as tourists flood in
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:41

Famed wild deer in the city of Nara appear to be growing increasingly frustrated with tourists who make them wait to munch on crackers while trying to...

Better employee training needed to prepare for ‘fourth industrial revolution,’ Suntory chief says
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:25

Takeshi Niinami, chief executive officer of Suntory Holdings Ltd., believes that companies and governments need to offer proper training and education...

Current account surplus reached 10-year high in 2017
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:37

Japan is thriving on foreign investments and a tourism boom that combined to drive its current account to a record high surplus of ¥21.87 trillion .....

Japanese couple arrested for supplying counterfeit hepatitis C drug
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:31

Tokyo police arrested on Wednesday a Japanese couple on suspicion of selling to a wholesaler a counterfeit of hepatitis C drug Harvoni. (Jiji) News O...

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