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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...

Skipper to be relieved of command, sailors face punishment over U.S. warship collision off Japan
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:34

The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine containership in ....

Shelter confirmed for Japanese in ROK
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:40

The Japanese government has confirmed that all of its citizens in South Korea can be admitted to shelters designated by the South Korean government, s...

Inpex eyes bid for Iran’s Azadegan oil project
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:49

Japan’s Inpex Corp. might participate in a tender to develop the Azadegan oil field in southwestern Iran and form a consortium with other foreig...

Critics cry foul as Joshua Wong and other young Hong Kong democracy leaders get jail
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:34

A Hong Kong appeals court jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city’s democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blo...

Four MSDF servicemen treated after helicopter flips over at Iwakuni Air Base
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:27

A Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter flipped over near the ground Thursday at an air base in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, injuring three service...

Japan plans installation of land-based Aegis missile defense system amid North Korea threats
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:37

The Defense Ministry will deploy new land-based Aegis Ashore system in response to North Korean missile threats. Japan Times latest articles

Wild otter filmed alive in first Japan sighting since 1979
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:35

A wild otter was caught on film on Nagasaki Prefecture’s Tsushima Island in February, marking the first sighting of the mammal in Japan in 38 .....

Child abuse cases top 120,000 in Japan in FY 2016
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:30

Japan saw the number of child abuse cases exceed 120,000 in fiscal 2016 to hit a new record for the 26th straight year, the welfare ministry said Thur...

Lack of sunshine may affect rice harvest
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:35

Lack of sunshine caused by prolonged cloudy conditions and lingering rain in Pacific coastal areas of northeastern Japan may cause problems for the ri...

Princess Mako announcement expected Sept. 3
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:27

The Imperial Household Agency said on Thursday it will announce the informal engagement of Princess Mako, a granddaughter of the Emperor and Empress, ...

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