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Snow festival opens in Sapporo
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:34

The annual snow festival has opened in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo. (NHK) News On Japan

1 killed, 1 without vital signs in chopper crash
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:27

Japan's defense ministry says one of its Ground Self-Defense Force helicopters has crashed on a house in Saga Prefecture, western Japan. The house wen...

Astro Boy headlines opening of 69th Sapporo Snow Festival
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:35

The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival launched on Monday with some 200 snow and ice sculptures on display, including one of a famous manga hero.More than ......

Chiba: Police hunt for man, 46, after son found bludgeoned to death in residence
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:34

Chiba Prefectural Police are hunting for a 46-year-old man after his son, 20, was found bludgeoned to death in their residence in Yotsukaido City earl...

Congress gridlocked as budget and immigration deadlines loom and Trump blames Democrats
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:24

Bitterly divided U.S. lawmakers return this week to face a shrinking window for reaching deals on immigration, federal spending and the debt, as Repub...

Japanese athletes arrive in S. Korea for Olympics
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:32

The 132-strong main body of Japan's Pyeongchang Olympic team arrived in South Korea on Sunday. (Jiji) News On Japan

Ex-pro wrestling star The Destroyer receives the Order of the Rising Sun
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:23

Former American professional wrestler The Destroyer, who garnered tremendous popularity in Japan decades ago, received the esteemed Order of the Risin...

Ruling coalition-backed rookie beats antibase incumbent in Nago mayoral election
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:32

Ruling camp-backed rookie Taketoyo Toguchi defeated incumbent Susumu Inamine in a mayoral election in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, on Sunday. (Jiji) New...

Poland’s top politician: Holocaust bill is ‘misunderstood’
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:23

The powerful leader of Poland’s ruling party said Saturday that the president should approve a divisive bill that criminalizes certain statement...

Cranial bones of three horned dinosaurs found in western Japan
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:32

Cranial bones of three primitive horned dinosaurs have been found in a Lower Cretaceous stratum in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, the Museum of Nature an...

North Korea’s Berlin embassy used to acquire nuclear tech: spy chief
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:23

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency chief has revealed that North Korea has been acquiring equipment and technology for its nuclear and weapo...

Anti-U.S. base Nago mayor reportedly loses to Abe-backed challenger in closely watched Okinawa election
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 22:33

In a political victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a defeat for anti-U.S. base forces in Okinawa, media reports indicated incumbent Nago Mayor S...

Abe to U.S. and South Korea: Don’t scale down joint military drill
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 22:24

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will ask the United States and South Korea to conduct a planned joint military drill after the Pyeongchang Olympics without ...

Elite Suntory whiskey sells for record $298,000
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 18:23

A bottle of limited-edition Yamazaki brand whiskey released by Suntory Spirits Ltd. about six years ago has fetched $ 298,879 at a Sotheby’s auctio...

1,200 line up to see panda cub in Tokyo as display limits eased
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 16:36

Around 1,200 people lined up on Thursday morning at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo to see giant panda cub Xiang Xiang and mother Shin Shin, as a first-come, first...

Cranial bones of 3 horned dinosaurs found in western Japan
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 12:38

Cranial bones of three primitive horned dinosaurs have been found in a Lower Cretaceous stratum in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, the Muse...

'Setsubun' bean-throwing event held at Narita Temple
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 12:36

A bean-throwing event was held at Naritasan Shinshoji, a major Buddhist temple in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, on Sunday, the day of "Setsubun" in...

Tokyo: Elderly woman dragged 30 meters by truck in purse-snatching incident
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 10:41

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have released security camera footage showing an elderly woman being dragged for several dozen meters by a truck during a pu...

Japan successfully launches mini-rocket
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:27

Japan's space agency has successfully test-launched a mini-rocket carrying a microsatellite. (NHK) News On Japan

NHK tries to clear up LGBT misconceptions
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 06:30

Last month, publisher Iwanami Shoten was criticized for its definition of “LGBT” in the newest edition of Kojien, which is considered to be the mo...

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