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Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster prone Japan - Fox Sports
Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster prone Japan  Fox Sports

With the final countdown to this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan well under way, organisers are focusing their efforts on contingency planning in the notoriously ...


How Japan Keeps Carlos Ghosn in Jail - The Mercury
How Japan Keeps Carlos Ghosn in Jail  The Mercury

Long detention, rearresting, no bail: Japan's justice system has been criticized for its unusual process aimed at extracting confessions. The weekslong detention ...


How to See Japan's Cherry Blossoms in 2019 - Condé Nast Traveler
How to See Japan's Cherry Blossoms in 2019  Condé Nast Traveler

This year's sakura forecast covers everywhere from cities in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's islands, to Kagoshima, a seaside prefecture on Kyushu.


Visitors to Japan hit record high in 2018 but forgo shopping sprees - Nikkei Asian Review
Visitors to Japan hit record high in 2018 but forgo shopping sprees  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- The number of tourists visiting Japan hit a record high in 2018, as did their spending in the country, despite a series of natural disasters.


Japan, US vow to cooperate in space, cyber domains, over North Korea - Nikkei Asian Review
Japan, US vow to cooperate in space, cyber domains, over North Korea  Nikkei Asian Review

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed Wednesday to cooperate in ...


29 foods you need to try if you visit Japan - INSIDER
29 foods you need to try if you visit Japan  INSIDER

Next time you find yourself in the land of the rising sun, don't forget to try these 29 popular Japanese dishes.


Russia calls on Japan to recognise outcome of World War Two - Channel NewsAsia
Russia calls on Japan to recognise outcome of World War Two  Channel NewsAsia

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during the annual news conference in Moscow, Russia January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov.


Suga Shrine Staircase – Tokyo, Japan - Atlas Obscura
Suga Shrine Staircase – Tokyo, Japan  Atlas Obscura

Discover Suga Shrine Staircase in Tokyo, Japan: This ordinary set of steps is a must-see destination for fans of a certain romantic anime.


Koizumi says Japan must say 'no' to nuclear energy:The Asahi Shimbun - Asahi Shimbun
Koizumi says Japan must say 'no' to nuclear energy:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

When he was prime minister, Junichiro Koizumi championed the use of atomic power to generate electri.


American Express Books Japan's Pocket Concierge For An Undisclosed Amount - Entrepreneur
American Express Books Japan's Pocket Concierge For An Undisclosed Amount  Entrepreneur

The restaurant booking platform recommends high-end restaurants for both domestic and international users.


The world's first artificial meteor shower is set to fly over Japan tonight - Fast Company
The world's first artificial meteor shower is set to fly over Japan tonight  Fast Company

The world is filled with strange and wonderful things, both real (see: Maine's spinning alien ice disk) and fake (see: Thailand's artificial rain and China's fake ...


Potential collision course with Socceroos not worrying Japan coach - The World Game
Potential collision course with Socceroos not worrying Japan coach  The World Game

Japan are out to win their group in the Asian Cup, but not due to any fear of meeting defending champions Australia in the knockout stage.


You Need To Visit Nikko To See The Best Of Japan - Forbes
You Need To Visit Nikko To See The Best Of Japan  Forbes

The next time you visit Japan, plan to spend time north of Tokyo in the Tochigi Prefecture, where you will enjoy national forests, waterfalls, important World ...


Socceroos to face Japan or Uzbekistan in Asian Cup Round of 16 - ABC News
Socceroos to face Japan or Uzbekistan in Asian Cup Round of 16  ABC News

Australia's Asian Cup title defence chances remain alive, but heavyweights Japan and Uzbekistan loom in the Round of 16.


Japan's last champion sumo wrestler retires after string of defeats - The Telegraph
Japan's last champion sumo wrestler retires after string of defeats  The Telegraph

Japan's last remaining sumo champion is retiring after the worst run for an elite wrestler in several decades. A tearful Kisenosato Yutaka told a news conference ...


Insect snacks vending machine in Japan a hit with locals - The Straits Times
Insect snacks vending machine in Japan a hit with locals  The Straits Times

KUMAMOTO, JAPAN - Cricket protein bars, crunchy unicorn beetles, and canned tarantulas. A vending machine in Japan selling insect snacks is not just ...


Japan court sides with unshaven metro workers - NHK WORLD
Japan court sides with unshaven metro workers  NHK WORLD

A Japanese court has ruled that a subway firm's severe evaluation of personnel with beards or mustaches was unfair, and ordered that damages be paid.


Japanese workforce projected to be 20% smaller by 2040 - The Japan Times
Japanese workforce projected to be 20% smaller by 2040  The Japan Times

The workforce in 2040 is projected to be 20 percent smaller than in 2017 due to overall population decline if the economy sees no growth and women and the ...


Calligraphy relic sparks outrage in China after Taiwan loans it to Japan museum - Fox News
Calligraphy relic sparks outrage in China after Taiwan loans it to Japan museum  Fox News

A 1200 calligraphy masterpiece that has been loaned by Taiwan's National Palace Museum for an exhibition in Japan is sparked widespread outrage in China.


Japan falls in mostly softer Asia, with cars, banks struggling - MarketWatch
Japan falls in mostly softer Asia, with cars, banks struggling  MarketWatch

Asia Pacific struggled for traction on Wednesday, with Japan stocks among the big laggards. Japan saw some pressure from *fresh* gains in the yen. The Nikkei ...


How hyper-realistic plastic food became a $90 million industry in Japan - Business Insider
How hyper-realistic plastic food became a $90 million industry in Japan  Business Insider

Plastic food called "sampuru" fill Japan's restaurant windows. The realistic displays help with language barriers and have historical significance.


Israel sets target of $1 billion in exports to Japan in coming year - The Times of Israel
Israel sets target of $1 billion in exports to Japan in coming year  The Times of Israel

Israel, Japan sign accord on cooperation in digital health; Tokyo eyeing Israeli cybersecurity tech to safeguard 2020 Summer Olympics.


Japan robot hotel fires most of its 'annoying' robotic staff - The Independent
Japan robot hotel fires most of its 'annoying' robotic staff  The Independent

A hotel in Japan has laid off more than half of its robotic staff following complaints from some guests about the practical limitations of the machines. Among the ...


Tragic princess: Foreign high schoolers have slim education opportunities in Japan - The Mainichi
Tragic princess: Foreign high schoolers have slim education opportunities in Japan  The Mainichi

TOKYO -- Foreign children are not subject to Japan's compulsory education system, a fact viewed as one of the main reasons that many such youth known.


Willie could join Jake in Japan - Sport24
Willie could join Jake in Japan  Sport24

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux's next move appears to be either to Japan or back to South Africa.


Japan surges new weapons, military roles to meet China's rise - Military Times
Japan surges new weapons, military roles to meet China's rise  Military Times

TOKYO — Most Japanese military officials won't name the potential adversary that has spurred rapid Japanese modernization across its ground, maritime and ...


Japan and South Korea Must Focus on North Korea (Not Each Other) - The National Interest Online
Japan and South Korea Must Focus on North Korea (Not Each Other)  The National Interest Online

On December 20, 2018, following instructions from the government of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Coast Guard (KCG) and the Republic of Korea Navy ...


Japan’s unsung art islands are magnificent - Business Day
Japan’s unsung art islands are magnificent  Business Day

If your travels are driven and dominated by art and architecture, Japan's art islands seem designed specially for your desires — and then they deliver so much ...


Letters From Japan: 'Why must we visit my Canadian husband's home every year?' - Japan Today
Letters From Japan: 'Why must we visit my Canadian husband's home every year?'  Japan Today

Savvy Tokyo's resident "Love in Japan" columnist, Hilary Keyes, answers anonymous questions from readers on everything from dating in Japan to women's ...


As Japan Tries Out Immigration, Migrant Workers Complain Of Exploitation - NPR
As Japan Tries Out Immigration, Migrant Workers Complain Of Exploitation  NPR

A Vietnamese laborer tells NPR he was led to believe he would learn construction work but ended up cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear site. Migrant ...


Kuril islands sovereignty not for discussion, Russia tells Japan - Aljazeera.com
Kuril islands sovereignty not for discussion, Russia tells Japan  Aljazeera.com

Remarks by Russian foreign minister after talks with Japanese counterpart set stage for upcoming Putin-Abe meeting.


Japan’s Not Back Yet - Bloomberg
Japan’s Not Back Yet  Bloomberg

In a November speech, the BOJ's governor came close to declaring the end of deflation and the dawn of a new era. Now that seems premature.


Progress of Japan fishing reform - The Ecologist
Progress of Japan fishing reform  The Ecologist

Reforms represent significant progress for sustainable fishing in the region.


Japan court denies bail to former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn - Aljazeera.com
Japan court denies bail to former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn  Aljazeera.com

Lebanese tycoon will remain in detention following his arrest over financial misconduct.


Japan's Olympic chief denies 2020 bid corruption - Nikkei Asian Review
Japan's Olympic chief denies 2020 bid corruption  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- The Japanese Olympic Committee chief who led Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Games on Tuesday denied allegations of corruption leveled by French inv.


Passenger takes gun on flight from United States to Japan after airport security bungle - ABC News
Passenger takes gun on flight from United States to Japan after airport security bungle  ABC News

An unsuspecting traveller who forgot a gun was in their carry-on luggage was able to take the firearm on an international flight due to an airport security bungle, ...


Japan v Uzbekistan: Cuper not distracted by potential last-16 opponents - beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News
Japan v Uzbekistan: Cuper not distracted by potential last-16 opponents  beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News

Uzbekistan coach Hector Cuper insists potential opponents in the last 16 of the 2019 Asian Cup will not cloud his focus in their final Group F game against ...


Japan's back number to Release New Single, 'Happy Birthday' - Billboard
Japan's back number to Release New Single, 'Happy Birthday'  Billboard

Popular Japanese pop-rockers back number will drop their 20th single, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY," on Feb. 27.


China, Japan Overseas M&A Push to Extend in 2019, JPMorgan Says - Bloomberg
China, Japan Overseas M&A Push to Extend in 2019, JPMorgan Says  Bloomberg

Companies in China and Japan will continue their pursuit of overseas acquisitions this year amid the economic growth slowdown and geopolitical uncertainty, ...


Japan Getting Kingdom Hearts Themed Hotel Rooms - Kotaku
Japan Getting Kingdom Hearts Themed Hotel Rooms  Kotaku

Starting this March, the Disney Ambassador Hotel at the Tokyo Disney Resort is rolling out special Kingdom Hearts themed rooms. And yes, you can open the ...


Hear Kelsea Ballerini’s Honeyed Cover of Shawn Mendes’ ‘Lost in Japan’ - Rolling Stone
Hear Kelsea Ballerini’s Honeyed Cover of Shawn Mendes’ ‘Lost in Japan’  Rolling Stone

Kelsea Ballerini applies a velvety-smooth touch to Shawn Mendes' “Lost in Japan” in her new cover version of the pop hit, recorded in Nashville for Spotify ...


Leaky seal to blame for fighter jet's precautionary landing in northern Japan - Stars and Stripes
Leaky seal to blame for fighter jet's precautionary landing in northern Japan  Stars and Stripes

An Air Force F-16D Fighting Falcon assigned to Misawa Air Base in northern Japan was forced to make the precautionary landing at a Japanese regional airport ...


Cherry blossoms in Japan are predicted to arrive earlier than usual again in 2019 - The Japan Times
Cherry blossoms in Japan are predicted to arrive earlier than usual again in 2019  The Japan Times

Although some parts of Japan have yet to see this year's first snowfall, experts say they already know when spring will come. Residents of Kochi Prefecture in the ...


Japan crafts governance reforms, with 2020 set as target year - Nikkei Asian Review
Japan crafts governance reforms, with 2020 set as target year  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- A government panel released a package of corporate governance reform proposals on Wednesday, setting out such rules as requiring larger corpo.


Japan and South Korea sit down to defuse radar dispute - Nikkei Asian Review
Japan and South Korea sit down to defuse radar dispute  Nikkei Asian Review

SEOUL -- Japanese and South Korean defense officials failed to reconcile their differences on Monday during their first face-to-face talks over a radar incident at ...


NTT sponsorship could pave the way for IndyCar return to Japan - autoweek.com
NTT sponsorship could pave the way for IndyCar return to Japan  autoweek.com

The announcement in Detroit on Tuesday that Japan-based technology giant NTT had signed on to be the new title sponsor of the IndyCar Series had at least a ...


Boeing Turns To Japan Inc. For Electric Flight - InsideEVs
Boeing Turns To Japan Inc. For Electric Flight  InsideEVs

Boeing is pushing into electric aircraft manufacturing and will lean on companies and institutions from Japan for the technology.


Japan to bring forward infrastructure cybersecurity review - Nikkei Asian Review
Japan to bring forward infrastructure cybersecurity review  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will revise cybersecurity guidelines for 14 areas of infrastructure, including electricity grids and waterways,


FORM builds thick concrete volumes to create the tranquil house in japan - Designboom
FORM builds thick concrete volumes to create the tranquil house in japan  Designboom

FORM/kouichi kimura architects has designed a series of concrete volumes to create the 'tranquil house' for a private client in shiga, japan. the new building is ...


Japanese tabloid apologises for women's university 'sex ranking' - 9news.com.au
Japanese tabloid apologises for women's university 'sex ranking'  9news.com.au

A Japanese tabloid has apologised for issuing a ranking of women's universities based on the alleged willingness of female students to engage in sex while at ...


Saudis Rush To Meet Japan's Oil Needs | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.com
Saudis Rush To Meet Japan's Oil Needs | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih discussed on Monday how Saudi Arabia could meet Japan's petroleum requirements in a meeting with the Japanese ...


American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge - TechCrunch
American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge  TechCrunch

American Express made an acquisition in Japan by picking up restaurant booking *service* Pocket Concierge in an undisclosed deal. The acquisition was ...


Japan Olympic chief indicted in France - NEWS.com.au
Japan Olympic chief indicted in France  NEWS.com.au

The president of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has been indicted in France on corruption allegations, a judicial source has confirmed.


Explaining 'Manual Keigo,' the Code of Japan's Clerks - CityLab
Explaining 'Manual Keigo,' the Code of Japan's Clerks  CityLab

Throughout Japan, store clerks and other *service* industry workers are trained to use the elaborate honorific speech called “manual keigo.” But change is ...


May hopes Japanese PM will back Brexit stance in London visit - The Guardian
May hopes Japanese PM will back Brexit stance in London visit  The Guardian

Shinzō Abe will first visit the Netherlands, where many Japanese firms are relocating ahead of Brexit.


Japan’s Nuclear Export Struggles Narrow the Field of Suppliers - Greentech Media News
Japan’s Nuclear Export Struggles Narrow the Field of Suppliers  Greentech Media News

Only a handful of nations now seem capable of building new reactors, with the ability of the U.S. also in doubt.


Perceived dearth of freedom in Japan's schools reflects wider woes - The Japan Times
Perceived dearth of freedom in Japan's schools reflects wider woes  The Japan Times

What a strange place a school is — a world within a world, a society within a society. Kids grow up in it asking themselves, “Is the real world like this?” Yes and ...


Japan's exit from whaling group may benefit whales - Science Magazine
Japan's exit from whaling group may benefit whales  Science Magazine

Japan's 26 December 2018 announcement that it will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling in its own ...


Japan shrinking as birthrate falls to lowest level in history - The Guardian
Japan shrinking as birthrate falls to lowest level in history  The Guardian

In 2018 there were 921000 births and 1.37m deaths, with government efforts failing to encourage families to have more children.


Conservation groups slam Japan's 'deeply concerning' proposal to return to whaling - SBS News
Conservation groups slam Japan's 'deeply concerning' proposal to return to whaling  SBS News

Japan is set to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission so it can restart commercial whaling, according to local media.


How the last czar shaped Japan's courts - The Japan Times
How the last czar shaped Japan's courts  The Japan Times

A botched assassination attempt in 1891 presents Japan's fledgling penal code with an existential dilemma.


Japan to scrap UK beef ban imposed after BSE crisis - BBC News
Japan to scrap UK beef ban imposed after BSE crisis  BBC News

Japan will end a ban on British beef and lamb that has been in place since the mad cow disease epidemic. The move comes ahead of a meeting between ...


Japan's departure tax launched - NHK WORLD
Japan's departure tax launched  NHK WORLD

Japan has launched a departure tax for Japanese and foreigners leaving Japan, from January 7th.


Karaoke for one: Japan's surging singles give rise to solo business boom - The Guardian
Karaoke for one: Japan's surging singles give rise to solo business boom  The Guardian

Eighteen million single households help spawn their own industry, from karaoke booths and ramen bars to bowling alleys.


Japan's abdicating emperor calls for young to be taught about horrors of war - The Guardian
Japan's abdicating emperor calls for young to be taught about horrors of war  The Guardian

Akihito expresses relief for peaceful era in last birthday address before stepping down from the throne.


36 of Japan's most stunning places - CNN
36 of Japan's most stunning places  CNN

What's to see in Japan? For starters, gorgeous seaside settings, idyllic mountains and soul-inspiring temples. Check out CNN Travel's 36 most stunning places.


Japan's trade deal with the US is a $50 billion question - CNBC
Japan's trade deal with the US is a $50 billion question  CNBC

Japan keeps kicking the can down the road instead of coming to grips with its existential problems of society, economy and peaceful neighborly relations, ...


Why Japan Is a Rare Holdout in Asia’s Cash-Free Future - WIRED
Why Japan Is a Rare Holdout in Asia’s Cash-Free Future  WIRED

China and South Korea are hurtling toward a cashless future. But in Japan, where physical money is a crucial artifact, the transition is complicated.


Japan's Nikkei drops 5 percent after Wall Street slide deepens - CNBC
Japan's Nikkei drops 5 percent after Wall Street slide deepens  CNBC

Japan's Nikkei retreated to a 20-month low on Tuesday after a slide on Wall Street deepened with a series of unnerving U.S. political developments. The Nikkei ...


We should be outright furious at Japan's plan to start whaling again - The Sydney Morning Herald
We should be outright furious at Japan's plan to start whaling again  The Sydney Morning Herald

It is days now since the Japanese announced that they were once again going to be allowing commercial whaling - and I must say that I have been stunned by ...


Japan: Seven Cryptocurrency Exchanges Could Receive FSA-Issued Licenses in Six Months - Cointelegraph
Japan: Seven Cryptocurrency Exchanges Could Receive FSA-Issued Licenses in Six Months  Cointelegraph

Seven applications will be either approved or rejected within six months, according to data recently released by the agency.


Car travelling down sidewalk highlights Japan's problem with old age and driving - The Guardian
Car travelling down sidewalk highlights Japan's problem with old age and driving  The Guardian

Laughter on social media gives way to concern that 57000 licensed drivers in country have some form of dementia.


Why Japan's exit from international whaling treaty may actually benefit whales - Science Magazine
Why Japan's exit from international whaling treaty may actually benefit whales  Science Magazine

TOKYO—Japan's 26 December 2018 announcement that it will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling in ...


Japan's tourism industry looks to LGBT market - The Japan Times
Japan's tourism industry looks to LGBT market  The Japan Times

Japan's tourism industry is looking for ways to attract LGBT visitors from overseas and take advantage of their tendency to spend more than average tourists.


Japan’s cash addiction will not be easily broken - Financial Times
Japan’s cash addiction will not be easily broken  Financial Times

The state's vision of a cashless society must overcome a visceral mistrust of surveillance.


New era approaches, but Japan's dwindling Imperial line clouds future - The Japan Times
New era approaches, but Japan's dwindling Imperial line clouds future  The Japan Times

With the first Imperial abdication in about 200 years looming, Japan has yet to address concerns about the future of the Imperial line and the shortage of royals ...


Abe's plan to battle Japan's regional brain drain draws mixed reviews - The Japan Times
Abe's plan to battle Japan's regional brain drain draws mixed reviews  The Japan Times

Like other major cities around the world, Tokyo acts as a magnet for the rest of the country, attracting people whose energy and talents spark new business.


For Japan, the fear is real that May's Brexit deal will get shot down - The Japan Times
For Japan, the fear is real that May's Brexit deal will get shot down  The Japan Times

Prime Minister Abe will tell Theresa May that Japan has a lot riding on Brexit when he meets with her mere days before Parliament votes on her EU divorce plan.


Japan to begin collecting ¥1000 departure tax from next Monday - The Japan Times
Japan to begin collecting ¥1000 departure tax from next Monday  The Japan Times

Japan will start collecting from next Monday a departure tax of ¥1000 for each person leaving the country by aircraft or ship regardless of nationality. U.


Second chance for Japan's manga museum - The Japan Times
Second chance for Japan's manga museum  The Japan Times

While official Japan may be slow to act on the appeal of its otaku mavens, the rest of the world appears keen to embrace manga and anime.


Heisei Era a bumpy ride for Japan's media organizations - The Japan Times
Heisei Era a bumpy ride for Japan's media organizations  The Japan Times

The media is busy assessing the Heisei Era as it comes to a close. Although not as dramatic as the Showa Era, it's been a bumpy ride. Japan still hasn't go.


Japan's Hostage Justice System - The Diplomat
Japan's Hostage Justice System  The Diplomat

If Japan wants to live up to its reputation as one of the world's most advanced democracies, it needs to modernize its criminal justice system.


Japan's Active Defenses - Council on Foreign Relations
Japan's Active Defenses  Council on Foreign Relations

The Abe cabinet announced its new ten-year defense plan this week, promising to spend 27 trillion yen ($240 billion) over the next five years on Japan's ...


Japan Explores Crypto ETFs After Snubbing Futures - Bloomberg
Japan Explores Crypto ETFs After Snubbing Futures  Bloomberg

Japan's financial watchdog has abandoned plans to allow listed derivatives based on cryptocurrencies but may yet approve exchange-traded funds that track ...


Japan sushi tycoon pays record tuna price - BBC News
Japan sushi tycoon pays record tuna price  BBC News

A Japanese sushi boss has paid a record $3.1m (£2.5m) for a giant tuna at the first new year's auction in Tokyo's new fish market. Self-styled "Tuna King" Kiyoshi ...


Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved - The Verge
Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved  The Verge

The latest home robot is Lovot, a Japanese bot built by Groove X. It's like a Furby with flippers, scooting around on wheels and chirping at users. It's not ...


The $48 Billion Sell-Off That Sent Japan Stocks Into Bear Market - Bloomberg
The $48 Billion Sell-Off That Sent Japan Stocks Into Bear Market  Bloomberg

Japanese stocks tumbled into a bear market, buffeted by the biggest foreign investor exodus in three decades. UBS Wealth Management says the worst may be ...


SoftBank mobile unit marks Japan's largest-ever IPO, but sinks more than 14 percent - CNBC
SoftBank mobile unit marks Japan's largest-ever IPO, but sinks more than 14 percent  CNBC

Shares of SoftBank Corp — Japan's biggest-ever IPO and one of the world's largest — fell more than 14 percent on its market debut Wednesday, after opening ...


Japan's grand plans to mine deep-sea vents - BBC News
Japan's grand plans to mine deep-sea vents  BBC News

Rich mineral reserves at extinct deep-sea vents could help solve the metals shortage for renewable energy technologies, but the environmental price may be ...


Two Japanese death row inmates executed over 1988 robbery-murders of Cosmo Research president and employee - The Japan Times
Two Japanese death row inmates executed over 1988 robbery-murders of Cosmo Research president and employee  The Japan Times

Two death row inmates who killed a company president and an employee at the firm were hanged Thursday morning in Osaka, the Justice Ministry said, ...


Japan's Shinzo Abe says will push for peace treaty with Russia - Al Jazeera English
Japan's Shinzo Abe says will push for peace treaty with Russia  Al Jazeera English

Japanese PM hopes for deal with Vladimir Putin to end 70-year-old dispute over four islands at an upcoming summit.


Carlos Ghosn vs. Japan's Legal System: QuickTake - Bloomberg
Carlos Ghosn vs. Japan's Legal System: QuickTake  Bloomberg

For months, Carlos Ghosn, the deposed chairman of Nissan Motor Co., has been caught up in the peculiarities of Japan's criminal justice system. A suspect can ...


Japan will resume commercial whaling and leave the IWC. Get the facts. - National Geographic
Japan will resume commercial whaling and leave the IWC. Get the facts.  National Geographic

Japan is pulling out of the International Whaling Commission. Here's how it works and what it means.


Japanese Justice Faces Scrutiny in Case of Nissan Chief and U.S. Board Member - The New York Times
Japanese Justice Faces Scrutiny in Case of Nissan Chief and U.S. Board Member  The New York Times

The jailing of Carlos Ghosn and Greg Kelly exposed stark differences in how crimes are pursued and suspects are handled in Japan and in Western ...


Japan's Population Is In Rapid Decline - NPR
Japan's Population Is In Rapid Decline  NPR

New figures from the government show that the estimated count of babies born in 2018 has dropped to a historic low. "We know we must address the birthrate," a ...


Japan's Emperor Akihito begins countdown to abdication - NBCNews.com
Japan's Emperor Akihito begins countdown to abdication  NBCNews.com

Japanese Emperor Akihito waved to throngs of well-wishers eager to see the final New Year's appearance of his reign Wednesday just months before he ...


Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II - CNN
Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II  CNN

Tokyo (CNN) Japan is poised to put its first aircraft carriers to sea since World War II, refitting its Izumo-class warships to carry US-designed F-35B fighter jets, the ...


Fading ink: Japan's 'hand-carved' tattoo masters fight to keep their art alive - CNN
Fading ink: Japan's 'hand-carved' tattoo masters fight to keep their art alive  CNN

The centuries-old art of tebori faces an uncertain future in today's Japan.


Number of babies born in Japan in 2018 lowest since records began; population decline the highest - The Japan Times
Number of babies born in Japan in 2018 lowest since records began; population decline the highest  The Japan Times

The estimated amount of babies born in Japan this year has dropped to the lowest number since comparable data became available in 1899, government ...


Ripple at Silicon Valley Japan Platform [SVJP]; plans to disrupt Japan’s payment industry - AMBCrypto News
Ripple at Silicon Valley Japan Platform [SVJP]; plans to disrupt Japan’s payment industry  AMBCrypto News

As per the latest tweet by Ripple, they are at the Silicon Valley Japan Platform [SVJP] trying to bridge the gap between the valley and Japan and also trying to ...