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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...

'Black Widow' sentenced to death for several murders
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:51

A Japanese court on Tuesday sentenced to death a one-time millionairess dubbed the "Black Widow", who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and...

Japan’s ‘black widow’ serial killer gets death sentence
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:33

A serial killer dubbed Japan’s “black widow” was handed a death sentence Tuesday over the murders of her husband and two common-law ...

Police speculate Texas church massacre stemmed from domestic dispute
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:25

The gunman who opened fire in a small Texas church, killing 26 people during Sunday services, had sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law ...

New ‘Paradise Papers’ data leak links Hatoyama to Bermuda firm and U.S. commerce chief to Putin biz benefits
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 04:37

A new leak of financial documents that follows the so-called Panama Papers has uncovered business ties between U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and...

Trump meets abductees’ kin and pledges to work with Abe to bring them back to Japan
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 04:36

In a half-hour meeting, the U.S. and Japanese leaders lend an ear to the Japanese families who have been waiting for their kidnapped loved ones ... J...

Yakuza nabbed after shooting at coffee shop in Tokushima leaves 1 injured
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:37

Tokushima Prefectural Police have arrested an organized crime member over a shooting at a coffee shop in Tokushima City on Thursday left one man injur...

Hachioji woman’s remains first to be ID’d in Zama serial killer carnage
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:28

The Metropolitan Police Department announced Monday that one of the nine people mutilated by a suspected serial killer in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, h...

Osaka police arrest man for strangling girlfriend to death
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:35

Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 42-year-old man for allegedly killing his girlfriend at his apartment in Miyakojima Ward, reports the Sankei ...

One of 9 Zama victims identified
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:23

Tokyo Police have identified one of the 9 victims in a suspected serial murder case. (NHK) News On Japan

Trump touts solidarity with Japan but refuses to shy away from trade
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 22:36

In his high-stakes summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. leader Donald Trump keeps the heat on North Korea but also mentions his dissatisfaction...

Trump meets Japan's imperial couple at palace
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:36

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania met Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday, the second day of his first visit to Jap...

To bow or not to bow: Trump passes tricky protocol test with Emperor
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:39

To bow or not to bow: That was the question when U.S. President Donald Trump engaged in a closely watched meet-and-greet with the Emperor that ... Ja...

Will Trump be able to save face in Beijing?
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:32

Shortly after Donald Trump’s surprise election win, Barack Obama gave some advice to President Xi Jinping in the final minutes of their last mee...

Trump accuses Japan of not having 'fair, open' trade with U.S.
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:50

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday accused Japan of not conducting "fair and open" trade with the United States. (Kyodo) News On Japan

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