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G-7 vows to apply ‘maximum economic pressure’ on North Korea over missile threat
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:44

Group of Seven finance chiefs on Thursday pledged to apply “maximum economic pressure” on North Korea over the “grave” threat ...

In fresh blow to Koike, majority of Upper House DP members rule out joining Kibo no To after election
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:37

More than half of Democratic Party’s 47-member caucus say they won’t link up with upstart party after poll, top official says. Japan Times latest...

Japan wants U.S. choppers grounded as accident in Okinawa leaves LDP reeling ahead of election
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:39

Okinawa crash-landing puts ruling party on back foot as Oct. 22 Lower House poll looms Japan Times latest articles

Kobe Steel scandal widens to 500 firms
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:27

Chairman says all business sections being probed, promises to shoulder clients’ costs. Japan Times latest articles

Kibo no To’s poor election forecasts trigger alarm as LDP and CDP seek to harness momentum
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:26

Dreary initial forecasts by major newspapers for Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike’s new political party, Kibo no To (Party of Hope), in the Oct. 22 Lower...

Hokkaido uses manga to educate people on how to react to any North Korea missile threat
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:38

The northern island of Hokkaido is turning to manga to instruct residents how to respond in the event of a North Korean missile launch.The prefecture ...

U.S. military will ground CH-53E helicopters in Japan after chopper accident in Okinawa
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:35

The U.S. forces in Japan will ground all CH-53E helicopters to confirm their safety after the same type of chopper crash-landed near a U.S. military ....

After failure by GOP-led Congress, Trump signs order to dilute Obamacare, drawing threats of legal action
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:39

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, using his presidential po...

River otter spotted on Tsushima probably not native species: researcher
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:33

The river otter found on the island of Tsushima in southwestern Japan is unlikely to be a Japanese river otter, an endemic species that has ... Japan...

Sapporo college long gone but its legacy carries on at The Japan Times
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:30

A 10-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station brings one to a small, white clock tower in the city center. The 13-meter-high Western timepiece is an ... J...

Survey projects big election win for Abe’s coalition, but many voters remain undecided
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:36

Abe’s gamble to call a snap election looks like it could pay off, with the ruling bloc on track for a big win, according to ... Japan Times latest ...

Tokyo still top ‘global power city’ in Asia, and takes third spot in the rankings worldwide
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:36

Tokyo remains the top city in Asia for attracting global talent and in third place worldwide, standing a strong chance of overtaking New York soon ......

Japan Nuclear Fuel skipped safety checks at Rokkasho plant for 14 years
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:25

Nuclear regulators concluded Wednesday that Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. violated legally binding safety rules by failing to conduct necessary checks for o...

Further wrongdoing may be found in data falsification probe of Kobe Steel
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:32

Kobe Steel Ltd.’s chairman and president said Thursday that further cases of misconduct by the nation’s third-largest steel maker may emer...

Sonoma and Napa vintners scramble to protect wine as fires sweep through area
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:44

The flames stopped 2 meters from tanks holding fermenting wine at Sonoma’s Imagery Estate Winery, but the threat to the precious contents persis...

Boy Scouts of America to let girls join
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:28

In a historic shift, the Boy Scouts of America will let girls enroll in Cub Scouts starting next year and allow them to eventually earn ... Japan Tim...

Man tells Tokyo police he robbed taxi in Nakano to cover cost of abortion
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:26

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have re-arrested a 29-year-old man in the robbery of a male taxi driver, a crime the suspect says he committed to cover the ...

Japanese stock market hits 21-year closing high
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:38

The Nikkei's rally comes despite a big scandal enveloping Japan's third-biggest steel maker, Kobe Steel. (theguardian.com) News On Japan

Ueno's giant panda cub now pulls to stand
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:33

A female giant panda cub born in June is growing up healthily and can pull to stand on her hind legs, Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Wednesday. (Jiji) News On...

US helicopter on fire in Okinawa
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:36

Japanese Defense Ministry officials say they've been notified by the US military that a CH-53 helicopter caught fire after it landed near the US milit...

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