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Tottori police question Harumafuji in Tokyo over alleged assault
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:58

Police began questioning sumo grand champion Harumafuji on a voluntary basis Friday over allegations that he assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler in Octo...

Discovery of unused rope leads police to believe Zama man plotted killing of tenth person
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:43

Following the discovery of nine corpses in a residence in Zama City last month, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have reason to believe that a man in custody...

Japan mulling hike in basic deductions
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:35

Japan's government and ruling camp have started discussions on lowering salary deductions, mainly for high-paid employees, while raising basic deducti...

Japan likely to tolerate smoking at restaurants after LDP's resistance
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:19

Japan's health ministry has drastically relaxed its planned regulations on indoor smoking at restaurants after a plan to tolerate smoking only at smal...

Nine nuclear reactors in Japan use products manufactured by steelmaker that admitted faking quality data
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:34

Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan, including some currently in operation, have used products manufactured by the Kobe Steel Ltd. gro...

Abe and US commander reaffirm bilateral alliance
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:14

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told the head of the US Pacific Command that Japan wants to closely work with the United States to enhance dete...

Japan seeks support for Osaka's bid to host 2025 World Expo
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:46

Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui sought support for the western Japan prefecture's bid to host the 2025 World Exposition at a general meeting of the Burea...

Michelin guide set to boost Taipei’s foodie creds even further
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:30

From street-side stalls dishing out $1 bowls of braised pork rice to upscale eateries tucked away in quiet alleyways, Michelin inspectors are scou...

Japan struggles with social media’s connection to suicide in wake of Zama killings
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:42

The beheading of nine, lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts, sparks debate about social media in a country with one of ...

Tweet showing motorcycle stunt leads to arrest of Kyoto man
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:42

Kyoto Prefectural Police have arrested a 20-year-old man after footage posted to social media showed him dangerously riding his motorcycle in Yawata C...

Shibuya expo showcases innovations toward creating an inclusive society
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:35

The social welfare system has long been viewed as a form of assistance for the needy.But the organizer of Super Welfare Expo, featuring innovative wel...

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ sells for record $450 million
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:40

A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $ 450 million at auction Wednesday, smashing previous records for ...

U.S. man undergoes first gene editing therapy in the body to cure rare disease
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:32

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure ... Japa...

Colorful autumn foliage draws visitors to Nagatoro
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:38

Colorful autumn leaves are in their prime at a park in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, drawing many visitors. (NHK) News On Japan

Tokyo cops seek help of public in locating man suspected of molesting woman
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:27

Tokyo Metropolitan Police are seeking the help of the public in locating a man who molested a woman at an apartment building in Chuo Ward earlier this...

Power slips away from President Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s military steps in
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:45

Zimbabwe’s army said Wednesday it had President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and was securing government offices and patrolling the cap...

Earth-size planet only 11 light years away orbits its cool star in 10 days, has habitable temperature
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:37

Astronomers have discovered a close new world about the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days.At a distance of 11 light-years, ... Jap...

Tokyo cops: Yakuza provided pistols to fellow gangster who ran drug trafficking ring
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:36

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested an organized crime member for allegedly providing pistols to a fellow gangster in custody for running a drug t...

Drunken brawl shines light on sumo’s hidden underbelly
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:26

Nine-time tournament winner Harumafuji, angered by Takanoiwa’s attitude, allegedly struck him with a beer bottle and punched him some 30 times while...

Japan’s longest growth run in 16 years may not guarantee future prosperity
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:35

The economy marked a seven-quarter growth run through September — the longest in 16 years — but the outlook appears less rosy as strong private .....

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