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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...

First permanent Sailor Moon store opens in Harajuku
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:27

With the anime marking its 25th anniversary this year, the world’s first permanent store for “Sailor Moon” goods opened Saturday in ...

Analysis: Abe’s aggressive approach to North Korea succeeds at the U.N., for now
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:26

At a U.N. General Assembly dominated by debate over how to tackle the threat from North Korea, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was successful in securing .....

Dentsu chief admits illegal overtime at court hearing
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:41

Dentsu Inc. President Toshihiro Yamamoto admitted illegal overtime at the top Japanese ad agency, during the first court hearing Friday on the scandal...

Geisha learning English
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:24

An English seminar for geisha has been held in Tokyo to help them communicate with foreign tourists and explain traditional Japanese entertainment cul...

Abe making risky bet on snap election
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:29

Facing less-than-stellar poll numbers, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is taking a huge gamble with plans to dissolve the lower house for a snap el...

Upcoming Tokyo Motor Show boasts cutting-edge technologies in an effort to drum up attendance
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:28

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Hiroto Saikawa has called on the public to visit the Tokyo Motor Show, scheduled to be held from l...

High school slugger Kotaro Kiyomiya decides to turn professional
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:30

Japanese high school baseball standout Kotaro Kiyomiya said on Friday he had decided to turn pro rather than attend university. (Japan Today) News On...

Veteran Japanese adventurer plans unassisted solo trek to South Pole
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:35

A 40-year-old Japanese adventurer will embark on an unassisted solo trek in mid-November journeying approximately 1,130 km across Antarctica to the So...

Tepco again ordered to pay damages over nuclear disaster but claims against state dismissed
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:24

Chiba District Court on Friday ordered Tokyo Electric to pay damages over the Fukushima nuclear disaster but dismissed claims against the state.It is ...

16-year-old boy arrested over father's murder
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:26

Police in Shizuoka City said Friday they have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of stabbing his 51-year-old father to death at their home. (Japa...

Police report over 30,000 children abused in 1st half of 2017
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:25

Japanese police reported a record-high 30,262 children as suspected abuse victims to welfare authorities in the first half of 2017, on the back of inc...

Kim directly warns Trump as North Korean foreign minister says response may Include Pacific H-bomb test
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:34

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivered a scathing rebuke Friday of U.S. President Donald Trump, calling him “mentally deranged” and vow...

Abe: Pressure only option for N. Korea
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:24

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, calling for strict implementation of U.N. Security Council resolutions aga...

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