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Ex-education minister Shimomura denies media report claiming undeclared Kake donations
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:27

Former education minister Hakubun Shimomura denied a report Thursday alleging that he received ¥2 million in undeclared donations from scandal-ta...

Japan to mull sending man to moon
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:43

Japan's space agency has proposed to a government panel a plan to send Japanese astronauts to the moon after 2025. (NHK) News On Japan

Experts urge more awareness of Russian meddling of U.S., European polls, want Congress to act
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:36

The United States will get hit again by Russian cyberattacks if the country doesn’t pay closer attention and work more closely with European all...

Vanilla Air makes wheelchair user pull himself up stairs to airplane
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:28

A subsidiary of All Nippon Airways Co. apologized to a paralyzed man after it forced him to climb stairs on his own using only his ... Japan Times la...

Defense minister draws flak for implying SDF support of LDP candidate in Tokyo assembly poll
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:38

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada fended off calls for her resignation Wednesday after she suggested the Self-Defense Forces backed a Liberal Democratic P...

Kanagawa cops: Teacher at disabled institution engaged in sex acts with pupil
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:45

Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a male employee at an institution for the disabled for allegedly engaging in illicit acts with a female pupi...

Toshiba sues Western Digital for ¥120 billion as standoff imperils plans for chip unit sale
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:35

Toshiba Corp. filed a lawsuit against Western Digital Corp. on Wednesday seeking a court injunction to end the U.S. firms’s efforts to block the sal...

Tokyo cops arrest man who posted death threat on blog of Kamen Joshi member
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:29

Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday revealed that a 32-year-old man has been arrested for posting a death threat on the blog of one of the most popul...

Student loan defaults increasing at record speed in Japan
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:39

As the cost of obtaining a college degree has skyrocketed over the years, millions of Japanese are facing potential financial crisis for pursuing post...

World’s first Starbucks coffee shop with tatami rooms to open in Kyoto
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:30

Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto has many tourist attractions to offer, from its historic sites to scenic landscapes, and is now adding a new on...

Trump’s politicking, campaigning for 2020 raise ethics flags
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:41

Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election. On Wednesday night, he’ll at...

Fukuoka cops: Accused stalker of HKT48 member pursued other girl
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:32

Fukuoka Prefectural Police have revealed that a 44-year-old man accused of stalking a member of popular idol group HKT48 in Fukuoka City also pursued ...

Nintendo announces mini Super Famicom for Japan
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:58

Right on the tail of the SNES Mini Classic’s announcement in the US and Europe, Nintendo has followed up with an equivalent product for Japan. The N...

Few Japanese express confidence in Trump doing right thing on global stage, poll finds
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:26

The reviews from around the globe are in, and they show scant confidence outside the United States in President Donald Trump’s ability to do the...

Shareholders express anger at Takata management
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:34

Air bags made by the firm, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, have reportedly been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide. Japan Times ...

North Korea is now able to hit Japan with nuclear missile, says Japanese newspaper
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:45

North Korea now appears able to hit Japan with a nuclear missile, a Tokyo-based newspaper has reported. ( News On Japan

Japan's home-sharing law gives HomeAway opening in Airbnb fight
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:26

Japan's home-sharing market is poised for a shift away from couch-surfing toward professional services after the passage of a law regulating short-ter...

Nankai Trough quake watch system to remain imperfect till FY 2019
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:45

The Japanese science and technology ministry said Monday it will have to wait at least until the fiscal year starting in April 2019 to launch work to ...

U.K.’s May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:40

Prime Minister Theresa May forged a deal with a Northern Ireland party Monday that should give her struggling minority government enough votes to get ...

Hokkaido cops: Boy gashed chest before leaping from building in apparent suicide
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:28

Hokkaido Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide after the body of a boy was found at an apartment building in Sa...

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