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Koike says 2020 Olympics can be springboard to transform Tokyo
The 2020 Olympics can "usher in a new Tokyo" and, along with this year's Rugby World Cup, leave behind a legacy similar to that of the 1964 Summer?
3 hours ago
japantoday
Koike says 2020 Olympics can be springboard to transform Tokyo
Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declined Monday to say if he had nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he also emphasized he did?
3 hours ago
japantoday
Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
S Korean parliament speaker compares Japan to 'brazen thief'
The South Korean National Assembly speaker has added fuel to a simmering controversy over his call for the Japanese emperor to apologize to Korean women forced into Japan's?
4 hours ago
japantoday
S Korean parliament speaker compares Japan to 'brazen thief'
Man arrested for stealing antique jeans worth over ¥150,000
A 22-year-old man from Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture, has been arrested for allegedly stealing a pair of jeans worth 159,840 yen from a secondhand clothing store in neighboring?
4 hours ago
japantoday
Man arrested for stealing antique jeans worth over ¥150,000
China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist
Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don't seem to have gotten the?
4 hours ago
japantoday
China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist
9-year-old girl in critical condition after falling from 2nd floor of house
A nine-year-old girl is in a critical condition after she fell out of the window from the second floor of a house she was visiting with her father?
4 hours ago
japantoday
9-year-old girl in critical condition after falling from 2nd floor of house
NHK fee collector leaves threatening notes on people's doorsteps
Many people in Japan have long had a tumultuous relationship with the country's public broadcaster, NHK. Ever since the government decided it was the station's own responsibility to?
4 hours ago
japantoday
NHK fee collector leaves threatening notes on people's doorsteps
Out and about
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie take a walk in a park in Tokyo's Meguro Ward on Sunday.
13 hours ago
japantoday
Out and about
Support for Australian government rallies ahead of May election
Support for Australia's conservative government has risen to its highest levels in more than six months, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, boosting Prime Minister Scott Morrison's?
13 hours ago
japantoday
Support for Australian government rallies ahead of May election
Does U.S. President Donald Trump deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?
14 hours ago
japantoday
Does U.S. President Donald Trump deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?
Carter to return to Racing 92 -- aiming for one trophy he's missing
Former All Blacks fly-half and double World Cup winner Dan Carter will rejoin Racing 92 in March to "win the European Champions Cup", the only competition he's yet?
14 hours ago
japantoday
Carter to return to Racing 92 -- aiming for one trophy he's missing
Wawrinka loses his 1st final since comeback from knee injury
Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka's rebuilt knee couldn't quite carry him to the title in Rotterdam on Sunday. Wawrinka lost his first final since his comeback a year?
14 hours ago
japantoday
Wawrinka loses his 1st final since comeback from knee injury
World’s masterpieces cast in Shigaraki ceramic at museum in Shikoku
The Otsuka Museum of Art in Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture, drew a lot of attention last year when popular singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu held his first live ...
24 minutes ago
the japan times
World’s masterpieces cast in Shigaraki ceramic at museum in Shikoku
Re-enactment of Korematsu v. U.S. heats up debate on Trump’s immigration policy
A re-enactment in New York of Korematsu v. United States, a 1944 Supreme Court case that upheld the wartime incarceration of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans, was ...
24 minutes ago
the japan times
Re-enactment of Korematsu v. U.S. heats up debate on Trump’s immigration policy
Global coal phase-out raises difficult questions for nuclear-averse post-Fukushima Japan
Concern about climate change has led to a global shift away from using carbon-emitting coal for electricity, but in post-Fukushima Japan, where nuclear remains a ...
1 hour ago
the japan times
Global coal phase-out raises difficult questions for nuclear-averse post-Fukushima Japan
Upping the ante in ‘comfort women’ row, South Korea speaker brands Japan a ‘brazen thief’
In interviews with several South Korean media organizations, he doubles down on his demand for an apology from Emperor Akihito.
2 hours ago
the japan times
Upping the ante in ‘comfort women’ row, South Korea speaker brands Japan a ‘brazen thief’
Likely Trump visit from May 26 could make him first foreign state guest to meet new Emperor
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to be invited to Japan for around three days from May 26, possibly making him the first foreign state ...
2 hours ago
the japan times
Likely Trump visit from May 26 could make him first foreign state guest to meet new Emperor
Japan approves world-first trial using iPS cells to treat spinal cord injuries
Artificially derived stem cells will be used to treat patients with spinal cord injuries.
2 hours ago
the japan times
Japan approves world-first trial using iPS cells to treat spinal cord injuries
Backcountry skiers rescued by helicopter after going missing in Niigata
Two men were rescued by helicopter Monday after going missing while backcountry skiing over the weekend in a popular ski resort town in Niigata Prefecture.Takao ...
2 hours ago
the japan times
Backcountry skiers rescued by helicopter after going missing in Niigata
Doorway width mandated by Tokyo accessibility ordinance will leave many wheelchair users out in cold
A group representing disabled people in Japan has said the doorway width stipulated in an amendment proposed for Tokyo’s barrier-free ordinance for hotels is unlikely ...
2 hours ago
the japan times
Doorway width mandated by Tokyo accessibility ordinance will leave many wheelchair users out in cold
67% plan to vote against U.S. air base transfer within Okinawa, poll finds
Over 67 percent of Okinawa residents plan to vote against the central government’s controversial plan to transfer a key U.S. air base within the prefecture, ...
2 hours ago
the japan times
67% plan to vote against U.S. air base transfer within Okinawa, poll finds
Koike presents vision for Tokyo, stressing importance of ties with Osaka ahead of Olympics and Expo
Gov. Yuriko Koike spoke to the press Monday about her plans to repurpose the former site of the Tsukiji fish market and strengthen ties with ...
2 hours ago
the japan times
Koike presents vision for Tokyo, stressing importance of ties with Osaka ahead of Olympics and Expo
In first message to Kim, abductees’ kin vow not to oppose normalizing North Korea ties if victims returned
In their first message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un since their group formed in 1997, families of Japanese nationals abducted to the country ...
4 hours ago
the japan times
In first message to Kim, abductees’ kin vow not to oppose normalizing North Korea ties if victims returned
Spring decorations announcement to be pushed back due to Imperial succession
The government will delay the customary April 29 announcement of those who will receive spring decorations conferred by the Emperor until after Crown Prince Naruhito’s ...
4 hours ago
the japan times
Spring decorations announcement to be pushed back due to Imperial succession
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