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Trump may play golf with Abe during Japan visit eyed for Nov 5-7
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:41

The U.S. government is sounding out Japan about a visit by President Donald Trump on Nov 5-7, including a plan to play golf with Prime Minister Shinzo...

Man held over murder of Japanese couple in Bali
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:40

Indonesian police have arrested a man over the murder of an elderly Japanese couple whose bodies were found burned beyond recognition in Bali.The scor...

Abe eyes tax revenue for child-rearing support in election platform
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:26

If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe goes ahead with his reported plan to call a snap election, his platform will include using some of the revenue ... Japan...

Abe leaves for NY for UN General Assembly
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:34

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on his way to New York to attend the UN General Assembly. (NHK) News On Japan

Nagoya teen brings 100 paper insects to life at an art exhibit
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:35

With just a pair of scissors and plain drawing paper, Shinichiro Ishikawa, a 15-year-old high school student from Nagoya, can quickly create lifelike ...

Policeman indicted for killing wife to be charged with murder of his two children as well
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:27

Prosecutors in Ogori, Fukuoka Prefecture, plan to charge a policeman -- already indicted for murdering his wife in June -- with the murder of their tw...

Saitama middle school counselor picked up for soliciting teen prostitute
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:32

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a middle school counselor for allegedly having sex with a middle school student after promising a cash payment...

Japanese man takes over from Violet Brown as world’s oldest person
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:30

At age 117 years, Nabi Tajima of Japan has taken over as the world’s oldest verified living person. ( News On Japan

Second man arrested over London train attack
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:38

A second man has been arrested over Friday’s bombing of a London commuter train that injured 30 people and Britain remained on its highest level...

Snap election odds spike as Abe senses opportunity
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:30

Rumblings are building within Japan's government and ruling camp that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election in the near future, The Nikk...

New York exhibit allows virtual ‘interviews’ with Holocaust survivors
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:34

What was it like in a Nazi concentration camp? How did you survive? How has it affected your life since?Technology is allowing people to ask ... Japa...

Pop-up Tokyo restaurant highlights dementia awareness
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:25

Diners have no complaints about the service at a pop-up restaurant in central Tokyo, where the 17 waiters and waitresses all suffer from dementia.R...

Transportation affected after strong typhoon hits Kagoshima, Kochi prefectures; two missing
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:37

Two people are missing and hundreds of flights canceled and train runs halted after the year’s 18th typhoon hits Kyushu and Shikoku and then moves ....

Abe poised to dissolve Lower House for snap general election
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:27

Media reports say that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the Lower House as early as Sept. 28 and call a snap election. Japan Times latest ...

Students taking part in annual SKIP exchange program say more Japanese need overseas work experience
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:34

To better expose Japan to global perspectives and work culture, a group of students from Keio and Stanford universities participating in an two-week e...

Beyond Airbnb: Minpaku market poised for growth
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:35

Needing a place to stay before moving to a new home, James Degan recently went on Airbnb and found an apartment in Tokyo’s upscale Minato ... J...

15 years after landmark Koizumi visit to Pyongyang, little progress on abduction issue
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:30

For the 15 years since then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi made a historic visit to North Korea, little substantive progress has been made on Japan&...

N.Korea releases latest missile launch video
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:43

North Korea has released video footage showing its latest ballistic missile launch. (NHK) News On Japan

Konbini book sales are bound to make a difference
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:36

It should be evident to anyone who rides a commuter train or bus that Japan is a nation of people who take reading seriously. Needless ... Japan Time...

There’s no business like a star’s personal business
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:37

If you’ve got a Twitter account in Japan, you’ve probably seen the promoted tweets for Netflix featuring comedian Sanma Akashiya. In these...

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