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Segregation still in U.S. schools 60 years after landmark ruling, ‘Little Rock Nine’
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:24

Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops ... J...

Gundam’s 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:39

Gundam’s upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo’s Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot ...

YouTube celeb’s fly-by-night listing crashes Valu exchange’s speculative party
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:37

On Japan’s newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.Last month, Hikaru, a Japanese YouTube star so famou...

Apple plays kingmaker in Toshiba chip drama with $3 billion plan to back Bain’s bid
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:37

With the possibility of providing about $ 3 billion to Bain Capital, Apple Inc. is playing the role of kingmaker in the battle for Toshiba Corp.’s ...

Plane part falls onto car after takeoff at Osaka airport; no one injured
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:23

A panel weighing around 4 kg fell off a plane shortly after takeoff Saturday at Kansai International Airport and hit a car on a road ... Japan Times ...

After planned sales tax rise in 2019, government eyes using ¥2 trillion a year to support child-rearing
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:28

The government eyes using nearly ¥2 trillion per year from the planned 2019 consumption tax hike to support child-rearing. Japan Times latest articl...

Nara teacher filmed stolen women's underwear before returning items
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:35

Nara Prefectural Police have arrested a school teacher suspect in the repeated theft of women's underwear that he filmed before returning, reports Nik...

Nearly 30% plan to vote LDP but 42% undecided, poll shows
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:34

Nearly 30 percent of voters plan to cast ballots for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s LDP in the Lower House election expected next month, versus 8 ... ...

Hyogo police took wrong corpse from morgue for autopsy
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:33

A failure to follow protocol caused police officers in Kawanishi City to confuse the bodies of two elderly men, resulting in the wrong corpse undergoi...

Passenger brings bus to halt after driver suffers fatal heart attack
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:35

A passenger took the steering wheel of an expressway bus and brought it to a halt after the driver lost consciousness on the Tohoku Expressway in Osak...

Local, national agendas shade parties’ prospects in expected snap poll
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:36

As Japan gears up for an anticipated snap election at the end of October, Kansai politicians and parties are staking out their positions on issues ......

Former North Korean spy, now 90 and living in the South, just wants to go home
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:26

Condemned to death twice for spying, Seo Ok-ryol spent three decades in prison, most of it in solitary confinement. Now age 90, the only thing ... Ja...

University of Tokyo pair invent loop-based quantum computing technique
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:32

Japanese scientists have invented an approach to quantum computing that renders a far larger number of calculations more efficiently than existing qua...

North Korea foreign minister warns of ‘pre-emptive action’ as U.S. bombers fly off Korean Peninsula
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:30

In a fiery speech before world leaders at the U.N. on Saturday, North Korea’s foreign minister vowed the country will take “merciless pre-...

Political protest or textbook harassment?
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:34

In 1979, The New Yorker ran a very long article by Frances FitzGerald about American history textbooks and how they had changed over the years. ... J...

Prepare for the future, at your convenience
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:35

Japan’s first convenience store was not, as many suppose, 7-Eleven in Tokyo in 1974 but Mitsui in Kyoto in 1673.The genius behind it was Mitsui ...

Japan to expand service sector work for foreigners
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:27

Japan will open more service sector jobs to foreigners as early as the first half of next year amid a surge in tourism, thanks to the revised strategi...

Pufferfish reach Y19,000 at 1st Shimonoseki auction
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:35

The first winning bids for this season’s Japanese pufferfish reached as much as ¥19,000 per kilogram at the Haedomari Market in Shimonoseki, Yamagu...

Firms seeking foreign help get guidance on visas
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:25

The Justice Ministry drafts a set of visa guidelines to help companies hire foreign students who can ease their manpower shortages. Japan Times lates...

North Korean tremor termed ‘suspected explosion’ by China, natural quake by South Korea
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:39

China’s earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a “suspected explosi...

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