Asia-Pacific: Japan

Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

The drills are scheduled to run from Wednesday to Saturday in the airspace around the Kanto region and the ASDF's Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki ...

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Hiroko Tamura told investigators her 29-year-old daughter had been victimized by the murdered man.

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Trains are often targeted for attacks because they offer the most familiar, everyday setting. Railway companies are now exploring ways to bolster security.

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Another misstep could deal a further blow to the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and jeopardize the political standing of Kono.

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

As of Jan. 1, Japan's population, including foreign residents, stood at 125,416,877, down around 511,000 from a year earlier.

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The move comes as Beijing has stressed safety concerns over Tokyo's plan to release into the treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima plant into the ...

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The statement comes as the government works to bolster the domestic defense industry and expand support for Ukraine in its fight against Russia's invasion.

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Here's a rundown on your options and how best to utilize them — whether your a tourist or long-time resident.

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

The case is likely the first time an outing has been recognized as a work-related injury.

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

In June last year, an Osprey aircraft crashed in the United States, leaving five dead.

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The government has designated fire ants as an invasive species requiring emergency measures due to the insect's potential for damage.

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Police suspect that 29-year-old Runa Tamura, carried out the murder and subsequent beheading of 62-year-old office worker Hiroshi Ura by herself at the short-stay hotel.

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The launch of two missiles came as the North Korea appeared to be gearing up for an large-scale military parade to mark the 70th anniversary ...

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Her infection was confirmed in a test conducted after she developed a fever on Monday evening, according to the Imperial Household Agency.

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Police are still trying to determine the motive, as well as the relationship between the two suspects and the victim.

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Police will examine whether the suspect is mentally competent enough to be held criminally responsible for Sunday's attack

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Tokyo is considering increasing its tax for the first time since it became the first area in the country in 2002 to implement the system.

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There is growing pessimism about the fate of the expo, with speculation that postponing the starting date might now be necessary in order to get ...

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The group will gather its findings and present a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in June next year.

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Women's colleges had long been regarded as schools with a focus on home economics and liberal arts, but some are now reorganizing their programs in ...

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

Commercial airplanes and ships are supposed to be used for an evacuation, but weather and other conditions could make it difficult.

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

The panel of experts will examine whether to allow foreign workers to engage in home-visit care services, currently not permitted partly due to concerns about ...

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Since 2021, more children who require daily medical care have been able to attend regular schools, broadening their horizons and raising awareness of diversity in ...

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

Nearly 11 million people visited Japan in the first half of the year, about 64% of the pre-pandemic level in 2019, according to the Japan ...

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JR East said the hourslong suspension had been due to the failure of a signal system at Osaki Station.

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While COVID-19 was the final nail in the coffin for many of the country's smaller festivals, others have clung on and are making a determined ...

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

Any trilateral talks would be the first since 2019 and could come as soon as this year.

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Available to students and parents from July 25 through Sept. 11, the free service is customized to meet government guidelines on limited tech use in ...

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The Raporo Ainu Nation in Hokkaido is fighting for its Indigenous rights to fish for salmon. But warming waters are raising questions about future fish ...

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

Referring to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister said the world "must not return to the law of the jungle."

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A train conductor in his 20s and two other men, one in his 20s and another in his 70s, had been taken to a hospital. ...

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

Expanding the ban to include used vehicles is part of Tokyo's push to beef up its sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

The head of the Consular Office of Japan in Portland was pushed to the ground by a homeless woman and suffered a cut to his ...

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

Japan, which had occupied the No. 1 position for five straight years, fell to third place in the latest quarterly report of the Henley Passport ...

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

The news comes ahead of Japan's plan to begin releasing treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant into the sea.

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The government's Personal Information Protection Commission has conducted an on-site inspection of the Digital Agency over problems involving My Number personal identification numbers.

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

Preliminary figures showed that 10,712,000 foreign visitors visited Japan in the six months from January, which is 64.4% of what it was in the same ...

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As part of a visit to Taiwan, Akie Abe visited a military cemetery in New Taipei to pay homage to former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui.

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China, which remains opposed to the plan, has yet to respond to the call for a working-level consultation, sources said.

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A total of 333,003 cases were reported in the first half of the year, up by 21.1% from the previous year, rising for the first ...

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

Beppu Bay is among areas being considered for designation as a "golden spike," a location that offers evidence of a new geological epoch defined by ...

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If the plan goes ahead, it will be the first standalone summit between the leaders of the U.S., Japan and South Korea.

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

The survey results come as Japan enters its first summer holiday period since COVID-19's legal status was downgraded.

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Investigators believe Kasumi Nawata regularly starved her daughter, hospitalizing her 43 times for a total of 332 days since spring 2018.

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Akie Abe traveled to the self-ruled island to continue her husbands legacy of reorienting Japan's policy toward Taiwan.

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The newly implemented testing is seen as a move to pressure Tokyo over its plan to begin releasing treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima ...

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The GSDF unit and the U.S. Marine Corps have conducted many joint exercises, and the two sides can now work together in higher-level operations, according ...

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The June 14 shooting during a live-fire training session left Master Sgt. Yasuchika Kikumatsu and Sgt. Kosuke Yashiro dead, and another 25-year-old sergeant seriously wounded.

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In the lawsuit, the male plaintiffs have demanded that their employer pay the difference between what they were paid before and after the retirement age.

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The case is part of a spate of robberies across Japan allegedly committed by a group whose ringleaders are believed to have recruited people through ...

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The Defense Ministry stressed the need to build a tight surveillance system in the Pacific, where the Chinese military is increasing its activities.

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As the country's R&D status continues to drop, the ministry's new program aims to fund schools pivoting toward STEM subjects.

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Seafood from five Japanese firms remains at Chinese customs, running the risk of a ¥100 million loss if they end up spoiling.

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According to a local police station, the three sixth-grade girls were found at a depth of 3 meters. They were confirmed dead after being taken ...

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The prosecutor is suspected of convincing the man to admit the money he received was for vote-buying purposes, sources said.

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

Compared with an average year, the rainy season ended three days later in the Kanto-Koshin region, the agency said.

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Japan Times - National (11 months ago)

The tighter inspections started in mid-June and customs clearance of Japanese seafood was delayed by about three hours compared with earlier clearance times.

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The live-firing was part of joint anti-ship drills presumably held with China in mind, as Japan, the U.S. and Australia look to keep opposing naval ...

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

During his talks with Zelenskyy, Kishida is expected to express his eagerness to boost support for Ukraine in rebuilding its infrastructure and economy.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

The 10 Ukrainian police officials will be trained on mass autopsy procedures, collection of specimens and DNA analysis.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

Authorities ordered tens of thousands of residents to leave their homes as the deluge hit.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

The window-like interface creates real-time translations that appear as text bubbles as people converse on either side of the screen.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

Prosecutors have said they plan to argue that the March retrial decision by the Tokyo High Court was "groundless.”

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

The official statistic doesn't include foreign mothers, meaning children born to them and Japanese men are treated as if they were born to Japanese women.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

The number of in-person welfare applications exceeded 3.82 million between March 2020 and September 2022, during the height of the pandemic.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

Rules that had previously allowed only eldest sons to become dancers, and only men to become flutists and drummers, have been revised in some areas.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

"The rain is becoming so heavy unlike anything seen before," said Satoshi Sugimoto, director of forecast division at the Meteorological Agency.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

With deaths outpacing births by 2-to-1, dealing with the assets of the deceased is both a growing business and an administrative nightmare.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

Grossi also said he understands concerns over the Fukushima water release but says a review by the IAEA released last week found it was "in ...

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Group of Seven Urban ministers meeting in Japan agreed to work together with municipal governments to address global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss ...

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Japan has made little progress in regulating online videos and websites showing how to make guns and explosives a year after the assassination of former ...

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With Japan having experienced a coronavirus infection wave every summer, experts are urging people to take measures in preparation for a possible ninth wave.

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The Japanese and U.S. governments have agreed to lower the minimum altitude for low-level flight training by the U.S. Marine Corps' MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft ...

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

French President Emmanuel Macron has informed NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg of his opposition to the alliance's plan to open an office in Tokyo.

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Medical experts said the rising trend in food allergies among children may be attributable to the more widespread prevalence of hay fever.

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On Saturday, at least 15 landslides occurred and 20 locations were impacted by overflowing rivers in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.

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The protests came despite Seoul's announcement that it respected the IAEA's report and that its own analysis had found the release will not have "any ...

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Ties between lawmakers and the Unification Church, as well as rules for holding state funerals, remain controversial a year after the former prime minister was ...

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The move comes despite the prosecutors' decision not to appeal a high court order in March that granted a retrial, laying the ground for his ...

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The total number will be the highest ever recorded, according to an outline of the ceremony unveiled by the city. The current record is 101, ...

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The 17-year-old tourist carved letters into a wooden pillar at Nara Prefecture's eighth-century Toshodaiji Temple, a World Heritage site.

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The two nations have long been at loggerheads over the sovereignty of the group of islets called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in Korea.

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Moscow's consumer protection agency has said it will tighten supervision of imports of Japanese fish and other marine products amid concerns over the plan.

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The suspect visited a police station on the day of the attack and made similar claims by phone earlier, but officers determined there was no ...

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China's General Administration of Customs said that it would take necessary measures depending on developments related to the Fukushima water release plan.

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The commission is considering taking the rare step of issuing administrative guidance to the agency over the issue, which has shaken public trust and sapped ...

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The Nuclear Regulation Authority gave its stamp of approval to safety processes at Tepco's treated water release facilities, while Seoul also backed the safety of ...

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Despite admonishing Tokyo over trade and geopolitical disputes, Beijing welcomed the Japanese delegation amid efforts to encourage economic and cultural cooperation. 

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Local officials are pressuring the central government to do more so the event meets what they admit is a very tight schedule for completion.

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Police arrested Akihito Onodera, the 34-year-old suspected driver who lives nearby the scene, on suspicion of attempted murder.

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The building was dismantled last year, but some former residents have stood up to save its capsules.

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The former prime ministers death shook the nation to its core, and the man suspected of killing him is currently in detention awaiting trial.

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The port, which handles some of Toyota's exports and imports, has been at a standstill since Tuesday afternoon, when Nagoya United Terminal System was infected ...

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In Beijing, Wang Yi told former House of Representatives Speaker Yohei Kono claims by some that a Taiwan contingency would be an emergency for Japan ...

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A joint statement underscoring their collective commitment was issued after a meeting in Tokyo, amid China's increasing maritime assertiveness in the East and South China ...

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Police arrested the suspected driver at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.

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The survey covered 2,097 parents of elementary school students from grades 1 to 6 over a period of two days in October 2022.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

Seven people were taken to the hospital after the incident, which occurred at around 3:10 a.m. during work on a multilevel bypass in the city.

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With Russia's invasion of Ukraine having hit the cost of chemical fertilizers, more people are embracing the use of more natural alternatives.

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The developments come as Tokyo is broadening its network of partners to counterbalance China's growing military ambitions.

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The two ministers last met in early April when Yoshimasa Hayashi became the first Japanese foreign minister to travel to China since December 2019.

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol are set to meet on the sidelines of a two-day NATO summit.

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The group, LockBit 3.0, has made a ransom demand in exchange for the system's recovery, Nagoya Harbor Transportation Association said.

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Hitomi Soga, 64, met with Kishida around a month after the premier pledged to pursue high-level negotiations with Pyongyang.

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Rare cards can now be traded for more than ¥100 million, and shops carrying them have become the target of burglaries.

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A year after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was fatally shot during a stump speech, ruling and opposition parties are still trying to find the ...

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The proposal would allow Japan to export lethal weapons falling under five categories: rescue, transport, surveillance, vigilance and minesweeping.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

Grossi will visit the wrecked plant, where he will inaugurate an IAEA office on site that will monitor the release of treated water, which is ...

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Six firms, including Dentsu Group and Hakuhodo, as well as Mori and six other individuals were indicted, with the 56-year-old seen as playing a leading ...

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Record-breaking heavy rain on July 5 and 6, 2017, caused floods and landslides that led to the deaths of 40 people.

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The numbers provide a fresh reminder of the country's rapidly declining birthrate.

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The Japanese government plans to start releasing once-contaminated water from Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings' plant in Fukushima Prefecture this summer.

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The recruit shot an instructor in the head and then proceeded to shoot him in the back after he had fallen face-down, according to investigative ...

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The organization's safety assessment report concluded that the discharge of the treated water into the sea is "consistent with relevant international safety standards.”

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Lecanemab could be approved in the country as early as fall, but more specialist doctors and a patient screening system would be needed for widespread ...

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An autopsy revealed that the victim bled to death and that his head was severed afterward.

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The recent closure of an international preschool in Tokyo has put the spotlight on whether international schools deliver what they promise.

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Kazuo Masuda played a central role in revising three key defense documents last December, including the National Security Strategy.

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Taiwan's Legislative Speaker You Si-kun and a delegation of around 80 people sailed from a port in Suao in Yilan at 9 a.m. and arrived ...

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The plan aims to address concerns among some elderly people about remembering a password, and will ease burdens on staff at elderly care facilities who ...

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A pilot had to eject last year during a predelivery test flight of an F-35B fighter for the U.S. Marine Corps after vibrations caused an ...

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The Jizai Arms were inspired by traditional Japanese puppetry and a quasi-horror short story.

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Since its release last month, "Cat Pain Detector" has racked up 43,000 users, mostly in Japan but also in Europe and South America.

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Under the pilot program, officers at some police headquarters will gather information on individuals deemed particularly dangerous during questioning or other investigative activities.

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The officials met at least twice in third countries such as China and Singapore, the report by Dong-A Ilbo said.

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Denny Tamaki's initiatives seek to increase Okinawa's diplomatic leverage, with the prefecture situated on the front line of diplomatic and military tensions.

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The Meteorological Agency warned of torrential rain and thunder continuing across the region through around Tuesday noon and called on residents to be on alert ...

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The blast, which originated in a bar on the second floor of the building, was reported at about 3:15 p.m.

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A majority of Japanese universities have bolstered measures against cults recruiting on campus after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was fatal shot a year ago.

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In the House of Representatives, the average income stood at ¥22.15 million, while that of the Upper House was ¥20.16 million.

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The move has been seen as a setback for the Iwate Prefectural Government's consideration for LGBTQ people.

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Japan and the European Union are likely to pledge to bolster joint drills in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Some residents are expressing hopes for regional development — mindful that the city will receive a large subsidy if it proceeds with the move.

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The International Atomic Energy Agency's Director-General Rafael Grossi will visit Japan from Tuesday to deliver a final report on the safety of the process.

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Masuda played a leading role in updating the National Security Strategy and two other key defense documents in December.

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Ceremonies are being held in Kumamoto Prefecture, one of the hardest hit areas by flooding and mudslides in Kyushu three years ago, where participants are ...

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Robert O'Brien voiced concern over Tokyo's plan to require major app store operators such as Apple Inc. and Google to allow users to download apps ...

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The organization says the underground shelter can house a family of four adults, three children and one pet for a maximum of two weeks.

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Relatives of Sadako Sasaki are preparing to submit the items to a UNESCO documentary heritage program for registry in 2025 to mark 80 years since ...

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The nation is famed for its rail network, but despite significant steps to reduce emissions, the sector is still responsible for a substantial amount of ...

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A NATO office in Tokyo and a new partnership agreement with the alliance are set to top Fumio Kishida's agenda when he attends next week's ...

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The weather agency has warned of potential landslides, flooding and other disasters in western, central and eastern Japan, as a seasonal rain front triggered strong ...

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A handful have joined Ukrainians battling the Russian invasion, defying their government's warnings and bucking a decadeslong national principle of pacifism.

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The 84 seats, mainly for foreign tourists, will be set up at an intersection in the heart of the city.

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A young upstart in 1923 shows his former employer at a hotel by rising up the ranks, while, 50 years later, a Japanese hotel opens ...

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The department is hoping to encourage the public to use its ambulance service in a more appropriate manner to ensure people with serious issues are ...

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Similarly, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said earlier in the week it had spotted two Russian frigates off its eastern coast and sent aircraft and ships to ...

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The weather agency has warned of potential landslides, flooding and other disasters in western, central and eastern Japan, as a seasonal rain front triggered strong ...

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The weather agency has predicted Japan may face a hotter summer due to the influence of El Nino and climate change, adding to concern over ...

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The two parties are discussing a proposed easing of self-imposed restrictions on transfers of defense equipment and technology to other countries.

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The glitch adds to growing public concerns over My Number identification cards after a spate of reports detailing leaks of private information in recent months.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

The number of new cases per hospital was 39.48 in Okinawa Prefecture, up from 28.74 a week before and marking an increase for six consecutive ...

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

Scientists found that there were six eruptions between 5,050 and 3,900 years ago — a period of time that was previously thought to have seen ...

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

When Prime Minister Fumio Kishida travels to Brussels in July, renewable energy and a green transformation will be on the agenda as the two sides ...

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

Freelance journalist Yoshiaki Ogawa, known for his Hong Kong coverage, had attempted to enter the city on Thursday evening.

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

The case has gained substantial public attention as the victim, Rina Gonoi, 23, made the rare move last year of coming forward to expose sexual ...

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

Hiroshima's mayor was quoted saying that the two parks are "places that symbolize the beginning and end of the war."

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

System errors over the use of My Number cards as health insurance certificates have caused many patients to have to pay the full amount of ...

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

The defense minister has said the government will decide whether lethal weapons can be transferred "on a case-by-case basis."

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Japan Times - National (12 months ago)

The woman's family called the police when they found her collapsed and covered with blood in an apartment complex Thursday morning.

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