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In Japan’s fledgling bike-sharing scene, the race for market share heats up
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:34

Bike sharing is shifting into higher gear in Japan as a string of new players and leading Chinese services announce their entry into a nascent ... Ja...

Scientists warn of solar flare effects
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:33

Scientists say charged particles from the sun could disrupt GPS and wireless communications. (NHK) News On Japan

Kudo-kai gangsters held in Shimizu worker’s 2011 shooting in Kitakyushu
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:27

Several members of the Kudo-kai crime syndicate have been arrested over the 2011 shooting of a man at a construction site in Kitakyushu, investigators...

Foreign-based U.S. Navy ships face readiness and training issues, government report says
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:24

Foreign-based U.S. Navy ships are suffering a slew of problems that are raising risks and impacting military readiness, a government watchdog warned T...

Last of World War II’s Doolittle Tokyo Raiders celebrates his 102nd birthday
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:34

The last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders of World War II celebrated his 102nd birthday on Thursday.Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole ...

Trump Jr. questioned by Senate investigators
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:28

President Donald Trump’s eldest son was questioned behind closed doors Thursday by Senate investigators over possible connections between his fa...

Osaka hospital will review 300-hour monthly overtime limit after document’s release
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:46

Doctors and nurses at a national hospital could theoretically rack up monthly overtime at three times higher than the government threshold, a labor-ma...

Abe, Moon agree to push for stronger pressure on North Korea through new sanctions
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:44

A coordinated effort will be critical in applying pressure of a ‘different dimension’ on Pyongyang, Abe says to Moon. Japan Times latest articles

Hurricane Irma blacks out Puerto Rico, leaves tiny Barbuda devastated
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:33

Hurricane Irma has killed at least eight people and injured 23 in French Caribbean island territories as the dangerous Category 5 storm roared over th...

Japan to promote active tourism use of traditional buildings
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:47

Japan's tourism ministry plans to urge local governments to set ordinances to exempt historic buildings, such as "kominka" traditional folk houses, fr...

Japan's real wage logs sharpest fall in 25 months in July
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 02:35

The price-adjusted real wage index in Japan in July fell 0.8 pct from a year earlier, posting the steepest drop since June 2015, the Ministry of Healt...

Lawmaker Yamao resigns from the DP after alleged extramarital affair deepens opposition party’s crisis
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:35

Long considered a rising star, Shiori Yamao exits the Democratic Party amid an emerging scandal, dealing a blow to the nascent leadership of the strug...

McDonald's Japan recruiting stay-at-home wives
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:29

McDonald's Japan is turning to stay-at-home wives as the restaurant industry struggles with a severe labor crunch. (NHK) News On Japan

JASRAC defends copyright fee collection from music schools
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:35

The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers, or JASRAC, defended on Wednesday its plan to collect copyright fees from music s...

Abe, Putin call N. Korea nuke test “grave” regional threat,
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:23

On the sidelines of a forum in the Russia, Abe and Putin condemn North Korea’s nuclear test but remain at odds over the path toward ... Japan Times...

Govt studying lasers for missile defense
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:24

With North Korea making progress in its nuclear and ballistic missile development, the government is considering developing a new system for ballistic...

Nissan introduces new electric vehicle
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:34

Engineers at Nissan Motor have redesigned their electric car. It's the first update of the Leaf in 7 years. The revamp comes as markets around the wor...

Cybercrime reports climb to a record in first half of 2017
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:34

The number of reported cybercrimes rose to a record in the first half of 2017, the National Police Agency said Thursday, warning of a new ... Japan T...

More lottery revenues to be used to cover Tokyo Olympic costs
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:27

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday announced an agreement to use more lottery sales revenues to cover 34-billion-yen costs for 2020 Tokyo ...

U.S. help may be necessary to help evacuate Japanese from South Korea: Kono
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:33

U.S. cooperation may be needed to evacuate Japanese nationals from South Korea in the event of an emergency on the Korean Peninsula, Foreign Minister ...

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