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Millions flooding into U.S. towns in path of Monday’s total eclipse
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:35

On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, ...

Ten sailors missing after Yokosuka-based U.S. warship collides with tanker off Singapore
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:25

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer based in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, collided with a merchant vessel east of Singapore on Monday, leaving 10 sailor...

PACOM chief Harris arrives in South Korea as North likens joint war game to ‘pouring gasoline on fire’
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:54

The head of the U.S. military’s Pacific Command (PACOM) arrived in Seoul on Sunday, the South Korean Defense Ministry said as the two allies rea...

Wreck of U.S. cruiser that delivered vital parts for Hiroshima A-bomb found after seven-decade search
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:34

Lost to the depths of the Pacific Ocean 72 years ago after being sunk by Japanese torpedoes, the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis — the ... Jap...

Princess Mako visits folk museum in Hungary with father Prince Akishino
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:24

Princess Mako and her father, Prince Akishino, visited a folk museum in Budapest on Saturday.The prince’s eldest daughter, a specialist in museu...

Hiroshima remembers victims of deadly landslides on third anniversary of the disaster
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:33

A memorial service was held Sunday in Hiroshima to commemorate the third anniversary of the landslides that claimed the lives of 77 people.“I do...

Booming cryptocurrencies fire up investment interest
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:35

Virtual currencies have been playing an increasingly significant role in finance, with investors around the world buying the digital tokens and drivin...

After 13-year quest, shamisen maker sheds animal skin in favor of synthetic
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:26

A shamisen instrument maker near Tokyo has developed a synthetic substitute for the cat and dog skins used to craft the traditional three-stringed ins...

Ex-Obama adviser Rhodes rips Trump’s off-the-cuff diplomacy, spills details on drafting of Hiroshima speech
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:34

U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent attempt to look tough in his blistering war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sowed divisio...

Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short ‘free speech rally’
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:35

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing...

Finnish stabbings treated as terrorism; suspect targeted women
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:55

Finnish police said on Saturday that an 18-year-old Moroccan man arrested after knife attacks that killed two people in the city of Turku appeared to ...

Facing up to the cold hard truth of war
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:38

Although Japan and South Korea reached a final settlement several years ago involving payments to Korean women who were forced to sexually service Jap...

Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan’s defense
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:36

U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunsford assures his Japanese counterpart that Washington is committed to Japan’s defense and that “an attack on one is an attack...

Sightseeing bus runs off road in Hokkaido, injuring 39
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:25

Dozens of tourists were injured Friday when their sightseeing bus veered off a road and tipped over, falling several meters before landing on a field ...

Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:39

President Donald Trump on Friday fired chief strategist Stephen Bannon in the latest White House shake-up, removing the far-right architect of his 201...

Five Barcelona attack suspects killed
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:33

Police on Friday shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region ......

U.S., Japan vow unity against North in ‘two-plus-two’ talks
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:36

The foreign and defense chiefs of the U.S. and Japan reaffirm their commitment to the bilateral alliance and agree to work together closely in facing ...

Sightseeing bus runs off road in Hokkaido, injuring about 30
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:25

A sightseeing bus tumbles off the road in Shimizu, Hokkaido, injuring dozens of passengers who were on a four-day package tour. Japan Times latest ar...

Japan’s budding fashion rental services proving popular with working women and moms
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:41

Satoshi Amanuma recalls his wife standing in front of her closet full of clothes before they went out, muttering she had nothing to wear.“She ha...

DNA test data may not alter a person’s health habits
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:26

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, would you work to stay healthy?The scientific evidence says: Don’t bet o...

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