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Facebook to release contents of 3,000 Russia ads to Congress amid pressure, vows more transparency
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:39

Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcom...

Japan unveils new English textbooks for 5th-, 6th-graders
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:34

Japan's education ministry unveiled on Thursday new English textbooks to be used for elementary school fifth- and sixth-graders' foreign-language clas...

Still more questions than answers with 2 years to go until Rugby World Cup 2019
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:35

Japan celebrated two years to the start of Rugby World Cup 2019 on Wednesday with the Webb Ellis Cup on display in Tokyo's Shibuya district ahead of a...

Namie Amuro to retire next year
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:34

Popular Japanese singer Namie Amuro has announced that she will retire next September. (NHK) News On Japan

VR attractions to take center stage at Tokyo Game Show
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:45

With the debut of high-end virtual reality gaming systems for home use, 2016 was heralded as the dawn of the VR era. But while the ... Japan Times la...

Emperor visits shrine for ancient Korean settlers
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:41

Emperor Akihito on Wednesday visited a shrine dedicated to ancient Korean settlers in Hidaka, Saitama Prefecture. (Japan Today) News On Japan

Abe urges U.N. states to wage blockade against North, time for dialogue is over
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:24

Japan prime minister asks U.N. member states to act collectively against North Korea, which has ‘no intention’ of abandoning its nuclear program....

U.S. colleges still attract international students despite country’s racial tensions: USC president
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:35

Despite the heightened state of racial tensions in the United States, interest in the nation’s higher education system remains strong among inte...

Western Digital takes fresh legal action against Toshiba after latest chip unit bid rebuffed
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:26

Western Digital Corp. said Wednesday it has taken legal steps against Toshiba Corp.’s investment in a new production site at their joint-venture...

100-day-old baby panda at Tokyo zoo wobbles a few steps
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:27

The 100-day-old baby giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo can now wobble a few steps by itself, according to pictures and a video released by the zoo on We...

Rural areas wooing city slickers to idyll dwellings in Japanese countryside
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:38

As working-age Japanese depart the countryside in droves, leaving behind graying populations, rural authorities are trying to counter the trend by tur...

Trump weighing refugee limits even lower than the 50,000 he set this year
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:26

President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-s...

Overseas visitors to Japan set January-August record topping 18.9 million
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:37

The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan totaled 18,916,200 in the first eight months of this year, a record for the period, the Japan ... J...

Over 40 countries sign UN nuclear ban treaty
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:37

More than 40 countries have signed a global treaty at UN Headquarters to legally ban nuclear weapons. (NHK) News On Japan

LDP struggles to reach consensus on Article 9 revision ahead of snap election
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:24

Senior lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party agreed on Wednesday that while the party may include constitutional revision as an official ca...

Toshiba selects Bain-led group for chip unit sale, looks to get out of debt by next March
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:27

Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it has decided to sell its chip unit to a Japan-U.S.-South Korea consortium for around ¥2.4 trillion ($21 billio...

Missing Sesshu painting found after 84 years
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:34

A work by 15th-century ink wash painter Sesshu that had been missing for 84 years has been found. (NHK) News On Japan

Tokyo's secret island paradise Aogashima
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:28

Jurassic Park may be the first thing that comes to mind when you see Aogashima Island from the air - but yes, THIS IS TOKYO! (ONLY in JAPAN) News O...

Foreign crime fears spur Tokyo cops to search Roppongi sex parlors
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:26

Fears about foreign crime caused Tokyo Metropolitan Police to conduct searches through sex parlors in the Roppongi entertainment last week, an initiat...

Fukuoka man stabbed by wife makes emergency call, says guts 'coming out'
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:31

Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 36-year-old woman in Yukahashi City after she admitted to stabbing her husband, who himself told police his...

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