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U.N. Security Council votes on new, diluted North Korea sanctions resolution with oil export cap
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:37

The U.N. Security Council voted Monday on a new sanctions resolution to impose the first restrictions on exports of crude oil and petroleum products t...

Key West’s Hemingway museum, 54 descendants of writer’s six-toed cat ride out Irma unscathed
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:35

Hurricane Irma may have shattered homes and flooded communities across Florida, but the Key West museum dedicated to acclaimed American author Ernest ...

Woman's corpse found on roof of Narita airport
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:32

The body of a woman was found on the roof at Narita International Airport in Narita City, police revealed on Monday, NHK reports. (tokyoreporter.com) ...

Hikers advised to get insurance against mountaineering accidents
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:33

Reflecting the recent rise of alpine accidents amid the trekking boom in Japan, experts advise hikers to get insurance covering search and rescue expe...

Japan's regional bank consolidation 'inevitable' as BOJ's prolonged ultraeasy policy hurts profits: FSA
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:25

Further consolidation among Japan's regional banks is inevitable given the rapidly aging population and ultralow interest rates, according to an advis...

North Korea warns U.S. as U.N. gears up to slap Pyongyang with heavier sanctions
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:26

The U.N. Security Council was set to vote on a watered-down resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test, but ... J...

Police investigate how fire from burning building spread to an Odakyu train
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:35

Tokyo police investigate how a fire spread to an Odakyu Line train after it came to an emergency stop close to a burning building. Japan Times latest...

Prime Minister Abe calls for stronger defenses amid concern over North Korea
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:25

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called for boosting the country’s defenses in the face of North Korean threats, warning that Tokyo needs to be a...

North Korean nuclear crisis tests Japan’s mettle, has experts debating how to respond
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:24

Another war on the Korean Peninsula — this time a nuclear one — is beginning to look more possible than ever before, stirring anxiety in ... Japa...

N.Korea may possess nuclear weapons for war use
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:34

Japan's defense minister says North Korea has sufficient capabilities to be recognized as a nuclear power. (NHK) News On Japan

Mitsuoka unveils sleeping/funeral car
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:28

Mitsuoka Motor Co Ltd has unveiled its Fusion sleeping/funeral car based on minivans. (Japan Today) News On Japan

Monument unveiled for 2015 river disaster
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:34

A stone monument has been unveiled near a levee that collapsed 2 years ago on the Kinugawa River, north of Tokyo. (NHK) News On Japan

Restaurant owner stabbed to death in Miyazaki
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:35

The 65-year-old owner of a small Japanese restaurant in Miyazaki city was stabbed to death on Saturday, police said. (Japan Today) News On Japan

Passengers evacuated after fire spreads to train in Tokyo
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:27

About 300 passengers were evacuated after a fire spread to a train from a nearby building in central Tokyo on Sunday. (Jiji) News On Japan

Egypt declares discovery of 3,500-year-old tomb of royal goldsmith in Luxor
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:42

Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than ... Ja...

Pope gets black eye in bumpy start to Cartagena visit to pray for ‘slave of the slaves’ St. Claver
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:24

Pope Francis wrapped up his Colombia trip with a deeply personal final day Sunday honoring St. Peter Claver, a fellow Jesuit who ministered to hundred...

Governor says ‘pray for everybody’ as Irma hits Florida, sends surge into Miami, snaps cranes
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:38

Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and t...

Japan-based security experts offer opinions on how Tokyo should deal with North Korea nuclear crisis
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:29

Three noted Japan-based security experts tell The Japan Times how Tokyo should react to the latest crisis involving North Korea’s nuclear and missil...

Japan asks Qatar to accept less N.Korean workers
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:35

The Japanese foreign minister has asked ministers in Qatar to slash the number of North Korean nationals working in that Middle Eastern nation. (NHK) ...

TEPCO says Fukushima plant worker exposed to small radiation dose
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 22:39

A worker dismantling tanks at Japan's wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was found to have been exposed to a small amount of radiation during a r...

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