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Rome faces water rationing, fountain shutoff as Italy dries up amid scarce rain, leaky aqueducts
  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:24

Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water ... J...

Survey finds Abe’s support rating fell to 26 percent ahead of Diet grilling on Kake Gakuen scandal
  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:35

A poll conducted just days before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to be grilled in the Diet over a suspected scandal finds his support rating ... Japan ...

Evacuation orders, advisories given to 120,000 in Akita Prefecture following record rainfall
  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:26

Roughly 120,000 Akita Prefecture residents are ordered or advised to evacuate as the risk of flooding and landslides rose following torrential rain ov...

Kindergarten children stung by hornets
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:27

Hornets have stung a group of more than 20 kindergarten children in Tokyo. The victims have been rushed to hospital. (NHK) News On Japan

New method of smuggline gold into Japan suspected
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:44

Smugglers are suspected of using a new method to get gold bars into Japan. They are hiding them behind the toilet walls on low-cost carrier aircraft t...

Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:35

Images captured by an underwater robot on Saturday showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor ...

‘Poop’ food reigns as Unko Sensei visits Namjatown
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:41

A family-oriented indoor theme park in Tokyo is now covered with “poop” after joining hands with a popular children’s workbook on ka...

Islamic State galvanized in Asia by Philippine city siege, report says
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:37

The attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the r...

Two 16-year-old students arrested for dumping body of newborn baby
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:29

Police in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl on suspicion of abandoning the bod...

Australia spots Chinese spy ship near joint military exercises
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:43

The Australian Defence Department confirmed reports Saturday that a Chinese spy ship has been operating off the country’s northeast coast in the...

Try checking into a love hotel for a good night’s sleep
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:30

Around the end of each year’s rainy season in July, it’s common for the media to run articles on the subject of sleep. Hot weather ... Ja...

Public questions Japan’s duck and cover drills
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:30

On July 7, during a public assembly in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, Shunichi Tanaka, head of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority, was asked how ...

In big step forward, Tepco finds melted fuel at bottom of reactor 3 in Fukushima
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:26

The decommissioning process at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant gets a big boost after fuel debris is located at the bottom of reactor 3. Japan Times ...

Thousands of residents near Atsugi air base plan to sue Japan again over noise pollution
  • Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:40

Residents near Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture plan to sue the Japanese government again over noise pollution caused by the base. Ja...

Fitzgerald’s crew wasn’t paying attention before deadly collision with container ship: U.S. defense official
  • Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:28

Preliminary findings from an investigation into the deadly collision off Japan last month between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship direct blame at ...

JR Tokai shows off unique multiarmed shinkansen-polishing robot at event
  • Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:49

Central Japan Railway Co. on Saturday unveiled a new robot tasked with the job of using its multiple brush-tipped arms to prepare the distinctively sh...

Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client
  • Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:28

The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia̵...

Special counsel asks White House to save documents, mails, recordings from Trump Jr.-Russians meeting
  • Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:41

The special counsel investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia has asked White House officials t...

A month after Warmbier’s death, U.S. set to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea
  • Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:27

The United States will ban Americans from traveling to North Korea in the coming weeks, two tour agencies said Friday, a month after U.S. college ... ...

Fukushima robot finds potential fuel debris hanging like icicles in reactor 3
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:38

Tokyo Electric said Friday that a remotely controlled robot investigating the interior of reactor 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant has finally spo...

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