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Japan aims to boost annual rice exports to 100,000 tons
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 04:38

Japan's agriculture ministry said Friday it has set an ambitious goal of increasing annual rice exports to 100,000 tons by 2019. (Jiji) News On Japan

Confronting youth suicide: Seeking ways to stop young people from taking their own lives
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 04:32

A grand piano stands silently in a tatami room at Naoko Nakashima’s home in Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture. It has not been played in almost two ......

It takes threats from the unstable for us to question security
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 02:34

Adolf Hitler is like that bad tooth you can’t keep your tongue off, though it hurts to touch it. Seventy-two years postwar, he keeps surfacing. ...

Pluto terrain named after Japanese asteroid explorer Hayabusa
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 02:24

A large land mass on Pluto has been named after the Japanese asteroid explorer Hayabusa, which brought back the first asteroid sample to Earth, from I...

Drone to measure radiation in tainted Fukushima No. 1 buildings
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:26

Tokyo Electric plans to measure radiation in heavily contaminated buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant as it prepares to decommission its dama...

7-Eleven refuses to cooperate with Chiba municipal request to cover up porn magazines
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 20:33

Walk into any Japanese convenience store, and you'll find a row of magazine racks, usually just inside the windows that run along the front of the sto...

Injured yokozuna Hakuho pulls out of Autumn Tournament
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 18:34

Hakuho on Friday pulled out of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament getting underway Sunday due to pain in his left knee, becoming the third yokozuna to w...

State panel to brainstorm lifestyle solutions for Japan’s demographic ills
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 18:25

A government panel will soon explore new ideas for solving the economic and social challenges posed by Japan’s declining birthrate and aging society...

Strong quake hits Akita Prefecture
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 16:24

strong earthquake has struck Akita Prefecture in northern Japan. Japan's Meteorological Agency says a quake with an estimated magnitude of 5.2 occurre...

U.S. carrier leaves base in Yokosuka
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:34

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan left Yokosuka naval base on Friday for a surveillance mission amid growing tensions over North ...

Accused thief of women's underwear found with 200 pairs in Setagaya home
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 12:36

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 60-year-old man suspected in a series of thefts of women's underwear, reports Fuji News Network. (tokyorepor...

Irma bears down on Florida as more than 5 million told to flee coast
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 12:30

Irma trained its sights on Florida and officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday to evacuate ahead of the ... Japa...

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake jolts southern Mexico
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 08:25

A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late on Thursday, killing at least five people and triggering tsunami in what the president called t...

Abe, Putin agree N.Korea poses grave threat
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 06:43

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed that North Korea's nuclear tests pose a grave threat to pe...

Police arrest operator of 'One Piece' spoiler blog
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 06:30

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man for allegedly posting images of One Piece on his blog before the official release of an edition of a weekly mag...

Son of Aomori hostess arrested after she dies in stabbing at residence
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 04:33

Aomori Prefectural Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in the stabbing death of his mother at a unit of a municipally managed housing block they sh...

Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts Akita; no tsunami warning issued
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 04:27

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 jolted Akita Prefecture on Friday evening, the Meteorological Agency said.No tsunami warning was iss...

New Japanese robot dog sniffs out smelly feet
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 02:46

Do your feet smell bad? Just a little or absolutely awful?If you don’t dare to ask a friend, one Japanese startup might have the answer ... Jap...

Threat of North Korean EMP attack leaves Japan vulnerable
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:42

Forget the missiles — all North Korea would have to do to wreak havoc on Japan is trigger an electromagnetic pulse to cripple its electrical ... Ja...

N.Korea threatens Japan, US
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:26

North Korea has issued a fresh statement threatening Japan and the United States for seeking a new UN Security Council sanctions resolution against Py...

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