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Japan unveils new English textbooks for 5th-, 6th-graders
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:34

Japan's education ministry unveiled on Thursday new English textbooks to be used for elementary school fifth- and sixth-graders' foreign-language clas...

Overseas visitors to Japan set January-August record topping 18.9 million
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:37

The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan totaled 18,916,200 in the first eight months of this year, a record for the period, the Japan ... J...

Japan: Art & Architecture
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:25

On Naoshima island, Tadao Ando's buildings are as striking as the installations within, writes Donna Bryson Because I had just emerged from the gloom ...

Japan logs trade surplus of 113.6 b. yen in Aug.
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:25

Japan logged a customs-cleared trade surplus of 113.6 billion yen in August, compared with 34.6 billion yen in deficit a year before, the Finance Mini...

Japan, US fighter jets in joint drill
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:35

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force says 4 of its F2 fighters conducted a joint drill with US military aircraft over Japan on Monday. (NHK) News On Japan

Kagawa city’s cutting-edge waste composting plant sparks interest from across Japan
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:45

A new waste disposal plant in Shikoku that uses a cost-effective, environmentally friendly composting method is drawing interest from other municipali...

Japan has more than 2 million people over the age of 90
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:09

Japan counted more than 2 million people over the age of 90 for the first time in the country's history, according to government data released Monday....

Trump may play golf with Abe during Japan visit eyed for Nov 5-7
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:41

The U.S. government is sounding out Japan about a visit by President Donald Trump on Nov 5-7, including a plan to play golf with Prime Minister Shinzo...

Japan deepens surveillance capabilities for base near controversial waters
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:44

( - The Japan Coast Guard will strengthen its training system for JCG officers stationed on Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture, ...

North Korea missile triggers Japan warning alarms
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:58

Footage on social media appears to show warning alarms which were triggered after North Korea fired a missile over the north of the country. BBC News...

Japan medical costs drop for first time in 14 yrs in FY 2016
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 02:26

The total amount of money paid to medical institutions in Japan to cover treatment of injuries and diseases fell 0.4 pct from the previous year to 41,...

North Korea puts Guam in range with latest missile test over Japan
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:20

NORTH Korea's second missile launch over Japan in as many months flew far enough to put the US territory of Guam in range, a provocation that com...

North Korea’s Kim vows to seek ‘equilibrium of force’ with U.S. after missile launch over Japan
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:33

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to seek a “final goal” of “equilibrium of force” with the U.S. while also forcing Washin...

North Korean missile launch another terrifying wake-up call for Japan
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:36

“Missile launch! Missile launch! A missile appears to have been launched from North Korea. Take cover in a building or underground,” the a...

North Korea Fires Second Missile Over Japan
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:35

North Korea fired a missile over Japan on Sept. 15, the second time in less than a month, in a show of defiance to growing international pressure and ...

Rugby World Cup chief: 2019 tournament can benefit all of Asia – not just hosts Japan
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:09

THE 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will not only benefit the host country but Asia as a wider region, according to the tournament’s chief operating o...

'North Korea doesn't learn its lesson': Japan rattled by latest missile launch
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:35

It's business as usual on the streets of Tokyo, but the latest North Korean missile launch over Japan has made people anxious and residents want their...

North Korea fires another missile over Japan, deepening regional tension - Reuters
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:08

ReutersNorth Korea fires another missile over Japan, deepening regional tensionReutersPeople watch a television broadcasting a news report on North Ko...

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