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Toshiba signs memorandum to favor Bain consortium for chip unit sale
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:25

Struggling Toshiba Corp. signs a memorandum of understanding with a consortium led by Bain Capital to accelerate negotiations to sell its flash memory...

Princess Kako leaves to study at University of Leeds through June
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:41

Princess Kako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, departed Tuesday for Britain where she will study at the University of Leeds as an exchange student...

Man indicted in Saitama slayings of six has mental illness, defense-initiated psychiatric test concludes
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:26

A Peruvian man indicted in the 2015 killings of six people in Saitama Prefecture has a mental illness, sources said Tuesday, a development that could ...

DP seeks to halt hemorrhaging of its lawmakers following prominent member’s resignation
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:35

A conservative lawmaker tendered his resignation from the main opposition Democratic Party on Wednesday, setting off what is likely to become a wave o...

Japan to allow full online procedures to open bank accounts
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:26

Japan's Financial Services Agency and National Police Agency plan to start discussions shortly to make it possible to complete online procedures neede...

Government official in Saga accused of attempted rape of woman at park
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:26

Saga Prefectural Police have arrested a male government official for allegedly attempting to sexually assault a woman for two hours at a park in Saga ...

Kodo-kai chairman among 6 nabbed for extortion in Nagoya
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:39

Aichi Prefectural Police on Monday arrested the chairman of the key affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi and five others in the extortion of a restaur...

Saving heart attack victims? Now there’s an app for that
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:23

Suppose you are at a station and happen to see someone passing out after a heart attack. A crowd of worried onlookers gathers. Somebody shouts, ... J...

Yakuza bodyguard shot dead in Kobe
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:35

Hyogo Prefectural Police have launched a manhunt after a shooting incident in Kobe left a man believed to be a bodyguard of the boss of a rival gang t...

Mass suicide cave in Okinawa vandalized
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:33

A cave in Okinawa that commemorates the civilian victims of a mass suicide on the southern Japanese island during the closing days of World War Two ha...

Trump seen eying Japan visit in early November before stops in Vietnam, Philippines, China
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:27

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to pay his first visit to Japan in early November for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a diplomatic source ... ...

Hokkaido: Police sergeant leaks case details to acquaintance
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:36

A male police sergeant was re-arrested for allegedly leaking investigation details to an acquaintance following his previous arrest for allegedly buyi...

IVF accounts for 5% of babies born in Japan in 2015: survey
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:33

A record 1 in 20 newborn babies was born through in vitro fertilization treatment in Japan in 2015, a recent tally shows. Japan Times latest articles

UNSC approves new sanctions on N.Korea
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:24

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a new sanctions resolution on North Korea, expanding the targets of sanctions. (NHK) News On Japan

Bodyguard shot dead in apparent Kobe yakuza feud
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:34

A man believed to be a bodyguard of the head of a yakuza splinter group linked to the largest crime syndicate in the country was ... Japan Times late...

Oil will keeping flowing to North Korea, but nuclear-armed nation certain to feel pinch
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:46

U.N. Security Council sanctions target some of North Korea’s biggest foreign revenue streams, but ease off the oil it needs to stay alive and fuel ....

Samsung aiming for foldable smartphone next year
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:43

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it wants to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its Galaxy Note brand.Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile ...

Woman mistakenly detained over fraud for 19 days
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:32

Police in southwestern Japan have admitted to having mistakenly arrested a young woman for fraud. (NHK) News On Japan

Aichi cops: Woman gets out of shower, finds burglar in house
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:24

Aichi Prefectural Police are searching for a man who assaulted a woman at her residence in Toyohashi City after she finished showering, reports TV Asa...

Now a tropical storm, Irma crosses Southeast, leaves three dead in Georgia, one in South Carolina
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:33

Irma weakened to a still-deadly tropical storm as it swirled beyond Florida Monday, killing at least three people in Georgia, flooding the coast, send...

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