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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...

Sprint, T-Mobile agree to combine in $26.5 billion deal
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:32

T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $ 26.5 billion merger agreement Sunday that would reduce the U.S. wireless industry to three major players — that is,...

Saitama cop resigns after handed suspension over fatal beating of infant daughter
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:23

Saitama Prefectural Police have announced that a 25-year-old officer retired from duty after receiving a suspension over the fatal abuse of his three-...

Man on platform hit by train after argument with commuter
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:23

Police on Sunday arrested a 38-year-old Chinese man on suspicion of inflicting bodily harm on a 65-year-old man on the platform at JR Kichijoji Statio...

Floating nuclear plant built in Russia towed to sea for fueling trip
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:32

A floating nuclear power plant built in Russia has embarked on its first sea voyage so its reactors can be loaded with fuel.The floating plant, ... J...

Surge in Tokyo detention rejections suggests easing attitudes toward minor crimes
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:23

District and summary courts in Tokyo rejected 12.69 percent of all requests by public prosecutors in 2017 to detain suspects for further interrogation...

'Comfort women' memorial removed from Manila baywalk
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 04:36

A memorial dedicated to Filipino "comfort women" forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War II was removed Friday night, days after suspicio...

Man served with 2nd warrant over murders of 5 in Kagoshima Pref
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 04:35

Police served on Saturday a fresh arrest warrant on a 38-year-old man for the murders of two of the five people he has confessed to killing at a home ...

China outlaws Imperial Japan military costume play
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:41

China's national legislature has enacted a law to criminalize the online uploading of photographs of costume play using replica uniforms of the now-de...

With too many unknowns, Abe administration cautious about any summit with Kim
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 22:34

The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is cautious about North Korea leader Kim Jong Un’s call to hold a bilateral summit, saying there are...

Charges dropped against 'Kamen Rider' actor accused of sexually molesting woman
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 22:26

Prosecutors in Tokyo have dropped charges against an actor who had been arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting a woman on a street in Tokyo. (Jap...

Japanese actress who sued director for sex harassment to use redress to launch Me Too group
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 20:42

An actress who won a settlement after being sexually harassed plans to use the money to start a Me Too group for Japan’s entertainment ... Japan T...

Fukushima residents fight state plan to build roads with radiation-tainted soil
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 18:38

Starting with trials in the city of Nihonmatsu in May, the Environment Ministry plans to use radiation-tainted soil to build roads in Fukushima Prefec...

Kim Jong Un ready to talk with Abe at ‘any time,’ Blue House reveals after North-South summit
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 18:30

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he is ready to hold a dialogue with Japan at “any time,” the presidential Blue House in Seoul ... Japan Time...

Canned chūhai drinks thrive on salaryman buzz
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:25

“When life gives us lemons, we make -196˚ C Strong Zero Double Lemon!”Perhaps beverage giant Suntory Holdings Ltd.’s commercial var...

Abe, Trump agree to seek N. Korea's concrete actions
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:19

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday agreed to request North Korea take concrete actions toward denucleariza...

China outlaws uploading of photos of people in Imperial Japanese Army costumes
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:16

China’s legislature has enacted a law to criminalize the uploading of photographs containing people dressed in costumes based on the defunct Imp...

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