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Incumbent favoring nuclear waste disposal facility wins Hokkaido mayoral election
If all technical and political hurdles are cleared and the facility is built, waste from Japan's nuclear reactors would be transported to Suttsu.
1 hour ago
Japan Times
Incumbent favoring nuclear waste disposal facility wins Hokkaido mayoral election
Over 70% fully vaccinated in Japan, among top 3 in G-7
The inoculation rate in Japan is now almost on par with Italy, which is second only to Canada.
2 hours ago
Japan Times
Over 70% fully vaccinated in Japan, among top 3 in G-7
The world's oldest monarchy is running out of royals
There were 67 members of Japan's royal family after World War II. After Princess Mako leaves, there will be just 17, and only three heirs ...
4 hours ago
Japan Times
The world's oldest monarchy is running out of royals
Princess Mako weds after drawn-out engagement drama
In tying the knot with her college sweetheart, the princess relinquished her royal status and brought closure to a four-year engagement saga marred by scandal ...
4 hours ago
Japan Times
Princess Mako weds after drawn-out engagement drama
Former Princess Mako says marriage was a 'necessary choice'
Former Princess Mako Komuro, who married commoner Kei Komuro on Tuesday, said their marriage was a "necessary choice" and she wants to lead a "peaceful life" in a?
4 hours ago
Japan Today
Former Princess Mako says marriage was a 'necessary choice'
Tokyo reports 29 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 314
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 29 new coronavirus cases, up 12 from Monday and seven down from last Tuesday. The number of infected people hospitalized with?
5 hours ago
Japan Today
Tokyo reports 29 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 314
Nobel laureate and baseball legend among top Japan cultural award recipients
Nine people, including a kabuki actor and a tanka poet have been chosen to receive the Order of Culture accolade this year.
6 hours ago
Japan Times
Nobel laureate and baseball legend among top Japan cultural award recipients
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 29 new cases, below 50 for tenth straight day
The number of severely ill patients under the metropolitan government's criteria came to 17, down by three from Monday.
6 hours ago
Japan Times
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 29 new cases, below 50 for tenth straight day
In Japan, spreading falsehoods during elections is not new. Misleading voters online is.
Fake information and slurs apparently targeting certain candidates running for seats in Sunday's general election are flooding the internet.
7 hours ago
Japan Times
In Japan, spreading falsehoods during elections is not new. Misleading voters online is.
Princess Mako congratulated on marriage to college sweetheart Kei Komuro
About 100 members of the media as well as a group of well-wishers gathered in front of the imperial residence in the Akasaka Estate, hoping ...
7 hours ago
Japan Times
Princess Mako congratulated on marriage to college sweetheart Kei Komuro
Princess Mako marries after years of controversy
Princess Mako married her university sweetheart on Tuesday, giving up her title in a union bereft of traditional extravaganza, with the couple reportedly planning a move to the?
7 hours ago
Japan Today
Princess Mako marries after years of controversy
Man arrested for abusing 17-month-old son
Police in Tokyo have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his 17-month-old son by shaking him violently. The infant remains unconscious in hospital. Yuki Negishi, a?
7 hours ago
Japan Today
Man arrested for abusing 17-month-old son
Princess Mako's groom, Kei Komuro, pursuing legal career in U.S.
Known to those close to him as polite and upstanding, Komuro started working at a law firm in New York after graduating from Fordham University's ...
7 hours ago
Japan Times
Princess Mako's groom, Kei Komuro, pursuing legal career in U.S.
Major warm-up for Australian Open tennis canceled again over virus
A major warm-up tournament for the Australian Open was canceled on Tuesday, with organizers blaming uncertainty over COVID-19 rules players will face in Melbourne. It is the second?
8 hours ago
Japan Today
Major warm-up for Australian Open tennis canceled again over virus
Kishida to join virtual ASEAN meetings Wednesday and participate in COP26
ASEAN leaders met Tuesday for their summit without a representative from Myanmar, where the democratically elected government was overthrown in a coup in February.
8 hours ago
Japan Times
Kishida to join virtual ASEAN meetings Wednesday and participate in COP26
Hong Kong to tighten COVID-19 rules; seeks to open to China
Hong Kong will tighten COVID-19 restrictions despite a lack of local outbreaks to better align with China's policies and increase chances of quarantine-free travel between the territory and?
8 hours ago
Japan Today
Hong Kong to tighten COVID-19 rules; seeks to open to China
Japan launches successor to aging GPS satellite into orbit
The satellite was previously scheduled to be launched Monday, but it was postponed due to bad weather.
8 hours ago
Japan Times
Japan launches successor to aging GPS satellite into orbit
Biden sued in Ohio over reversal of Trump-era abortion referral ban
Ohio's top lawyer filed suit against the Biden administration on Monday seeking to restore a Trump-era ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics that President Joe Biden?
9 hours ago
Japan Today
Biden sued in Ohio over reversal of Trump-era abortion referral ban
Welfare consultations tripled in fiscal 2020 as COVID-19 crisis swept Japan
The surge in requests for advice is believed to reflect a steep increase in consultations by people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
10 hours ago
Japan Times
Welfare consultations tripled in fiscal 2020 as COVID-19 crisis swept Japan
Coal-rich Australia sets 2050 net zero emissions target
Coal-rich Australia on Tuesday unveiled a much-delayed 2050 net zero emissions target, but shied away from setting more ambitious goals ahead of a landmark U.N. climate summit. Announcing?
10 hours ago
Japan Today
Coal-rich Australia sets 2050 net zero emissions target
18 villagers shot dead at mosque in Nigeria
At least 18 worshippers were killed by gunmen who attacked a mosque in northern Nigeria during early morning prayers Monday, local authorities and police told The Associated Press.?
16 hours ago
Japan Today
18 villagers shot dead at mosque in Nigeria
Murray ousts Hurkacz in Vienna opener
Former world number one Andy Murray knocked out fifth seed Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 in the opening round in Vienna on Monday. Murray had lost twice?
16 hours ago
Japan Today
Murray ousts Hurkacz in Vienna opener
Bezos' Blue Origin announces plans for private space station
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin on Monday announced it wants to launch a space station that will house up to 10 people in the second half of the decade,?
16 hours ago
Japan Today
Bezos' Blue Origin announces plans for private space station
Bobsleigh test event
A coach watches as Ryo Shinohara and Kenji Murakami of Japan compete in the men's two-man bobsleigh during an IBSF Sanctioned Race, a test event for the 2022?
17 hours ago
Japan Today
Bobsleigh test event
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