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Japanese brewer expands to increasingly sake-savvy U.S. East Coast
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 11:47

Asahi Shuzo Co., the Yamaguchi Prefecture-based maker of Dassai premium sake, has announced plans to build a brewery in New York, making it the first ...

Ash could paralyze Tokyo if Mount Fuji erupts, government report warns
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 08:34

A hypothetical eruption of Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest peak, could rain volcanic ash on Tokyo and push the capital into a state of paralysis, ac...

85-year-old Japanese granny wows internet with amazing piano performance
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 04:37

This seemingly frail 85-year-old Japanese granny and her amazing piano skills sure have impressed us. ( News On Japan

Tokyo eyes smoke-free Olympics with stringent rule
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 02:38

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided to submit a bill to the metropolitan assembly in June which aims to curtail passive smoking, a key step ...

JAXA's orbital rocket listed by Guinness as world's smallest
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 02:37

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced Friday that its SS520-5 has been recognized as the smallest orbital rocket by Guinness World Records....

Japan’s retailers hope to boost sales by capitalizing on Cool Biz
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 20:47

With temperatures soaring higher than average this year, retailers are hoping to boost sales of apparel by capitalizing on the government’s annu...

Charges dropped against member of Tokio pop group
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 20:46

The girl reportedly withdrew the complaint she had filed with police, which was likely to have factored into the decision by prosecutors not to charge...

Prison escapee eluded massive manhunt by hiding in vacation home attic
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 18:28

An escaped inmate managed to elude a massive manhunt, conducted by police for over three weeks on an island in Hiroshima Prefecture, by hiding in ... ...

BOJ drops inflation target date
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 16:35

Policymakers at the Bank of Japan have decided to continue their massive easing program. (NHK) News On Japan

Western Japan touts rural charms to lure Asian tourists
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 16:33

The likes of Tokyo and Kyoto may still be top of many visitors' itineraries, but Japan's tourism industry is changing as more and more people head wes...

Fukushima cops launch murder investigation after corpse found in forest
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 12:26

Fukushima Prefectural Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a male corpse in a mountainous area of the town of Aizumi...

Showman Trump seen favoring Korean DMZ as venue for ‘big event’ Kim summit
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 11:22

Like a consummate showman, President Donald Trump began rolling the drum Monday for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, suggesting the &#...

Expertly-piloted micro drone records breathtaking HD video of Japanese high school girls
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 11:20

Watch this tiny camera effortlessly zip around school like an inquisitive bee. ( News On Japan

White House delays tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico steel for 30 days as tense China talks loom
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 08:38

WThe White House said Monday it would postpone a decision on imposing tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada .....

Emperor has one year remaining before abdication
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 06:54

Japan's Emperor Akihito has one year remaining before handing over the throne to Crown Prince Naruhito. (Jiji) News On Japan

Police arrest escapee after over 20 days
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 04:50

Police in western Japan have arrested an escaped inmate after a massive manhunt lasting over 20 days. The man escaped from a low-security prison in ea...

Shikoku prison escapee collared in Hiroshima after three weeks on the run
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 02:57

A fugitive who eluded thousands of police officers on a tiny island in the Seto Inland Sea for more than three weeks was finally caught ... Japan Tim...

Abe welcomes outcome of inter-Korean summit
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 22:46

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has welcomed the outcome of the inter-Korean summit. He expressed hope that North Korea will take concrete action i...

Bunraku Narrator Takemoto Sumitayu, National Treasure, Dies at 93
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:42

Japanese human national treasure Takemoto Sumitayu, narrator of traditional "bunraku" puppet plays, died of pneumonia at a hospital in the western cit...

Mike Pompeo says he spoke with North Korea’s Kim about denuclearization ‘mechanism’
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:23

Newly minted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he has spoken with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about how the isolated country ... Ja...

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