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As more Japanese take up bodybuilding, a veteran chases a championship
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:26

Naoki Go carefully positions his feet on the ground, slowly lifts both arms, then shuffles as if preparing to shoulder a huge imaginary weight.In the ...

With U.S. distracted by North Korea, China expands control in South China Sea
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:26

As Kim Jong Un’s nuclear efforts in North Korea capture global attention, China is quietly moving to bolster its grip on disputed territory in t...

Japanese firms cut bonuses, pushing overall wages lower
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:25

Japan’s companies cut bonus payments in July, leading to a surprise drop in total pay for workers. While this was the first fall in 14 ... Japa...

100 kg safe dumped near JR Harajuku Station
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:35

Tokyo Metropolitan Police believe a botched burglary resulted in a safe weighing about 100 kilograms being dumped outside a jewelry store in Shibuya W...

North Korean nuke test put at 160 kilotons as Ishiba urges debate on deploying U.S. atomic bombs
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:33

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera called Sunday’s nuclear test “vastly greater” than previous North Korean tests, saying the possibility it was ...

Stab wounds found on burned bodies of murdered Japanese couple in Bali
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:25

Stab wounds have been found on the burned bodies of an elderly Japanese couple found dead Monday at their rental house in southern Bali, an Indonesian...

Tourists, Floridians flee as ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 Hurricane Irma hits Caribbean, aims at Keys
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:34

The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday, chur...

Ash covers Oregon cities as wildfire smoke chokes U.S. West
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:25

A growing Oregon wildfire covered parts of Portland’s metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy stretch of highway...

Japan Post to raise parcel delivery fees by 12 pct on average
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:43

Japan Post Co. said Tuesday that it will raise its Yu-Pack parcel delivery basic fees for individual customers by 12 pct on average, effective from Ma...

Soccer: Saudi Arabia beat Japan, qualify for 1st World Cup since '06
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:26

Russia-bound Japan were condemned to a 1-0 defeat away to Saudi Arabia in their final World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night, a result that saw the Gulf...

JAL jet makes emergency landing at Haneda after suspected bird strike
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:35

A Japan Airlines plane bound for New York made an emergency landing at Tokyo’s Haneda airport Tuesday due to engine trouble apparently stemming from...

Compound normalizes brain structure, function in mice with Down syndrome, Kyoto researchers say
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 02:34

A team of Kyoto University researchers announced Tuesday that they have discovered a chemical compound that may help nerve cells grow in the brains of...

Foreign tourists reshape Tobita Shinchi brothel quarter
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 02:29

According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, a record 24.04 million foreign tourists visited the country in 2016. Of that figure, nearly 40 p...

Chinese universities climb world rankings as University of Tokyo slips to lowest position ever
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:44

Three Asian universities made the top 30 for the first time in an influential ranking of the world’s top 1,000 institutions released Tuesday.The...

Education ministry to update teacher database to prevent repeat cases of sexual abuse
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:24

Under the new system, disciplinary records of those who have committed obscene acts against children will be shared nationwide. Japan Times latest ar...

Man falls to his death from bridge after proposing to girlfriend
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:33

A 32-year-old man fell to his death after proposing to his girlfriend on a bridge in Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, early Monday morning. (Japan Toda...

Vending machine that serves handmade gyoza found in Yokohama!
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:26

This restaurant-machine fusion is one small step for vending, one giant leap for vending-machine-kind. (rocketnews24.com) News On Japan

Governments around Japan eye lodging tax to offset impacts of tourism
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:37

An increasing number of local governments are planning to introduce a lodging tax to finance tourism promotion and ease the load on infrastructure ami...

Tokyo police arrest man suspected in over 20 bag-snatching incidents in Kanto
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:34

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 24-year-old man who is suspected in dozens of bag-snatching incidents in the Kanto area, reports TV Asahi. (...

Yupiteru recalls 85,000 dashboard cameras over suspected fire risk
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:33

Japanese telecommunications equipment maker Yupiteru Corp. said Monday it will recall a total of 85,000 units of a dashboard camera model and replace ...

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