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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 .....

Tokyo cops bust 'delivery health' service in Ueno for providing prostitution
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:24

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a so-called “delivery health” service operating in the Ueno area of Taito Ward for providing prostitution, r...

Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 18.3 percent in January-October period
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:38

The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan this year totaled 23.79 million as of the end of October, up 18.3 percent from a year ... Japan Tim...

Drunk U.S. serviceman accused of stealing car in Nagasaki
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:36

Nagasaki Prefectural Police have arrested a 23-year-old U.S. serviceman for allegedly stealing a car in Takeo City early Monday, reports the Sankei Sh...

Abe urges Myanmar to work on Rohingya issue
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:27

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to work toward the return of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to...

Tokyo cops crack down on unruly street touts in Roppongi
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:36

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested four male Nigerian nationals as a part of a crackdown on unruly street touts who target women in the Roppongi ...

Security camera footage shows car chase go through Ehime shopping mall
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:31

Over a nearly one-hour period on Monday, a 41-year-old male driver accompanied by his mother caused multiple accidents in Matsuyama City as he led Ehi...

ASEAN Plus Three leaders condemn North Korean nukes as Abe urges more pressure
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:37

Abe told his counterparts that approaching Pyongyang for talks now would result in nothing meaningful, according to a Japanese government source. Jap...

National Stadium to host only ball games after Olympics
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:30

The Japanese government decided Tuesday to use the new National Stadium, the main venue of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralymics, only for ball games...

Trump heads home after ‘tremendously successful’ Asia trip
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:29

U.S. President Donald Trump headed for home Tuesday following an extensive tour of Asia that he said had been “tremendously successful” an...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike quits as head of opposition Kibo no To
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:36

Surprise move following October election defeat likely to deal a fresh blow to a party facing tepid support. Japan Times latest articles

Koike to step down as Hope party president
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:10

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says she wants to step down as president of the opposition party Hope. (NHK) News On Japan

New guidelines fail to close all loopholes for covering up official documents
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:28

The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken action to close legal loopholes that have led to major government scandals over alleged docu...

SoftBank says ‘no final agreement’ on Uber investment
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:33

Japanese tech giant SoftBank on Tuesday said there was “no final agreement” on an investment in Uber and warned it could pull out of a ......

Yokozuna Harumafuji suspected of assaulting fellow wrestler with beer bottle: report
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:54

Nine-time grand champion sumo wrestler Harumafuji is suspected of assaulting and injuring fellow wrestler Takanoiwa late last month by hitting him wit...

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