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Mazda to launch new CX-8 SUV in Dec.
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:26

Mazda Motor Corp. said Thursday it will launch a high-end large sport-utility vehicle in Japan on Dec. 14. (the-japan-news.com) News On Japan

Onodera: Missile was launched with Guam in mind
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 02:37

Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has suggested that North Korea's latest missile launch was likely linked to its earlier threat to aim at wat...

Japan medical costs drop for first time in 14 yrs in FY 2016
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 02:26

The total amount of money paid to medical institutions in Japan to cover treatment of injuries and diseases fell 0.4 pct from the previous year to 41,...

Abe, Moon to increase pressure on N.Korea
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:34

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to further increase pressure on North Korea, following its launc...

4 boys held over vandalism of Okinawa mass suicide cave
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:26

Police in the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa have arrested four boys on suspicion of vandalizing a cave in a local village where a number of...

North Korea’s Kim vows to seek ‘equilibrium of force’ with U.S. after missile launch over Japan
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:33

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to seek a “final goal” of “equilibrium of force” with the U.S. while also forcing Washin...

Manhunt for London bomber as threat level raised
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:28

British police raced Saturday to track down whoever planted a bomb on a packed London Underground train, as authorities raised the national threat lev...

Japan's centenarians hit record for 47th straight year
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:35

The number of centenarians in Japan totaled 67,824 as of Friday, hitting a record high for the 47th consecutive year, the Ministry of Health, Labor an...

North Korean missile launch another terrifying wake-up call for Japan
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:36

“Missile launch! Missile launch! A missile appears to have been launched from North Korea. Take cover in a building or underground,” the a...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi bets on spike in electric cars with 12 new models
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:30

Gambling on a global pivot to electric and driverless cars, the daunting new Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance announces it will build a dozen new EV...

Improvised bomb injures 22 on London subway train
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:34

A homemade bomb exploded on a packed London subway train during rush hour on Friday, leaving 22 people injured, police and health officials said. None...

Name boards of 2 unmanned stations in Hokkaido stolen
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:37

The name boards of two unmanned stations in Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, that are popular among railway enthusiasts as secluded stations, have been s...

Tokyo police arrest 2 Vietnamese men in Kanto burglaries
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:25

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two male Vietnamese nationals for allegedly stealing at least 200 million yen worth of items from empty homes ...

Climate change observation satellite completed
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:35

Japan's space agency has unveiled a new observation satellite designed to allow more accurate predictions of global climate change. (NHK) News On Jap...

Japanese win Ig Nobel Prize for finding insect with sex-reversed genitals
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:25

A team of Japanese and other researchers won this year's Ig Nobel Biology Prize on Thursday for discovering an insect with sex-reversed genitals. (Ji...

Osaka man arrested for stabbing a woman and her daughter
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:47

A 48-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of fatally stabbing a woman and seriously injuring her 4-year-old daughter in Osaka Prefecture, i...

Security concerns build in South Asia as Rohingya crisis worsens
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:25

Violence in Myanmar that has pushed nearly 400,000 Muslim refugees into neighboring Bangladesh is threatening to deepen sectarian tensions across the ...

Slammed as ‘Amnesty Don,’ Trump says Dreamer deal with Democrats near as Republicans seethe
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:39

President Donald Trump said Thursday he was “fairly close” to finalizing a deal with Democrats allowing young immigrants to remain in the ...

Japanese among research team who win Ig Nobel award for discovering insects with reversed sex genitalia
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:25

A group of four scientists, including two from Japan, won the spoof Ig Nobel biology prize on Thursday for their discovery of insects with genitalia ....

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