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2020 Olympics men's road cycling route to pass foot of Mount Fuji
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:37

The men's road cycling race at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is expected to cover a 270-km route starting in the Tokyo suburbs of Chofu, going past Lake Yam...

Japan to join 3 US carriers for naval drills in western Pacific
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 02:38

Japan is arranging upcoming joint naval exercises with three U.S. aircraft carriers in the western Pacific Ocean, hoping to exert pressure on North Ko...

Japanese team competing in lunar probe contest to delay launch
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:37

The Japanese team competing in an international lunar probe contest said Wednesday it will postpone the launch date of its moon rover from Dec. 28 ......

Trump in China for talks on North Korea’s ‘cruel dictatorship’
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:25

U.S. President Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as he began the crucial leg of an Asian tour ... Ja...

Police arrest head of failed travel agency Tellmeclub
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:39

Police arrest the president and a former employee of failed travel agency Tellmeclub on suspicion of defrauding a bank of about ¥200 million in loans...

Kibo no To starts new leadership race to choose party co-head
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 20:24

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike’s party kicks off a key race to choose a co-head as Kibo no To struggles to maintain its relevance following a ... Japan Ti...

Manager of Hokkaido boxing gym arrested in road-rage incident
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:39

Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested the manager of a boxing gym in Asahikawa City for allegedly assaulting the driver of a vehicle during a road...

Amazon to join rivals in Japan’s emerging AI speaker market
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:39

Looking to rev up the artificial intelligence speaker trend, Inc. said Wednesday its smart speakers will debut in Japan starting next week....

Dash cam footage shows man going berserk inside Sapporo taxi
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:29

A dashboard camera mounted inside a taxi in Sapporo captured footage of a passenger attacking the driver on Monday, reports TV Asahi (

As Japan’s stocks zoom to 25-year high, analysts say the party has just begun
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:24

It’s pick-a-number time for Japanese stock bulls after the Nikkei 225 average surged to its highest close since 1992 on Tuesday — even tho...

Trump issues warning to ‘rogue regime’ North Korea: ‘Do not try us’
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:41

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a stark warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, telling him that the nuclear weapons he is ... Ja...

In Hong Kong, maids are sacked for falling pregnant, called ‘dogs’ and left homeless
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:30

As soon as Indonesian domestic worker Anisa discovered she was pregnant with her first child, her heart sank.Having worked for 13 years in Hong Kong, ...

US team: N.Korea may be preparing new test tunnel
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:46

US researchers analyzing developments in North Korea say the country could be preparing a new tunnel complex for a nuclear test. (NHK) News On Japan

Twin baby chimpanzees make first public appearance at Nagoya zoo
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:29

A Nagoya zoo on Tuesday held the first public viewing of its twin baby chimpanzees, saying the pair — born last month — are growing ... J...

Nikkei surges to 26-year-high on strong corporate earnings
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 04:53

Key market gauge jumps upward 389.25 points, or 1.73 percent, to end at 22,937.60, a level unseen since Jan. 9, 1992. Japan Times latest articles

In Seoul, Trump calls for North Korea to ‘make a deal,’ as ‘comfort woman’ banquet invite frustrates Tokyo
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 04:30

President Donald Trump, on his first day on the Korean Peninsula, signaled a willingness to negotiate with North Korea to end its nuclear weapons prog...

Suspect bought ropes, saw in mid-August
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:38

Tokyo police say the suspected serial killer of 9 people bought ropes and a saw before moving to the apartment where dismembered bodies were found. (N...

Japan catering to rising trend in solo overseas tours
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:24

Ohitorisama — doing things alone — has been a thing in Japan. For instance, restaurants and karaoke spots try to accommodate solo customers so the...

Abe’s support for ‘all options’ on North Korea complicates efforts to bring abductees home
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:39

Abe has said rescuing citizens abducted by North Korea is a top priority, but a military option would inevitably jeopardize the abductees’ lives. J...

Tokyo cops nab man suspected in 8 arson incidents in Adachi
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:52

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 64-year-old man who is suspected in a series of arson incidents in Adachi Ward that took place over the week...

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