University of Tokyo No Longer Best University in Asia

The University of Tokyo is no longer the Asia's leading higher education institution after being overtaken by Peking University from China and the National University of Singapore in a global ranking list released on Wednesday.

October 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Japan Sports Agency Inaugurated to Ready for Tokyo Olympics

A new agency was inaugurated October 1 under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to set every sports-related machinery ready for the Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics in 2020: the Sports Agency.

September 30, 2015 at 11:26 pm

2 Japanese Men Arrested in China for Spy Allegations

Two Japanese men have been held in China after being suspected spying activities.

September 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Elementary School into Skyscraper in Tokyo

Tokyo is an overcrowded city - not enough land space for anything, offices are crammed in tall buildings to make way for roads and green space down below.

September 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Typhoon Dujuan Caused Huge Damage in Yonaguni, South Island of Okinawa

Typhoon Dujuan, the 21st Typhoon of the year, has completely destroyed at least 10 houses and caused damages for over 200 houses in Yonaguni Island in Okinawa.

September 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm

1 Year Anniversary of Mt. Ontake Eruption, Japan's Worst Volcanic Disaster

It was the very first anniversary of the Mount Ontake eruption which happened in Nagano prefecture, central of the Japanese island on 27th of September 2014.

September 28, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Japan Approved Female Employee Promotion Plan

The Japanese government has approved its first basic plan on empowering the country's female workforce on Friday. The female employee promotion plan will be in active from April of the coming year.

September 28, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Japan to Provide $4 million for Refugees, Might Start Accepting Foreigners with Conditions

Japan have decided to provide emergency funds of 4 million US dollars to Lebanon and other countries where have accepted refugees.

September 27, 2015 at 11:06 am

Japan's Productive Population Down to 50% in 2050

The UN World Population Prospects forecasts Japan's productive population to half in 2050, meaning the population ratio of working-age and dependent (below age 15 and above age 65 put together) to level.

September 27, 2015 at 10:38 am

Japan Communist Party Leading a Coalition?

After LDP's landslide victory in the last general elections, the opposition parties are having tough time vying the LDP-Komeito coalition regime.

September 26, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Foreign Tourists to Japan Marks Record High by September

Tourism Agency Chief Akihito Tamura told in an interview September 16 that the total number of foreign tourists visiting Japan in 2015 aggregated record 13.42 million by September 10, bettering the record 13.41 million marked last year.

September 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Japan Sports Ministry to Resign over Olympic Stadium Problem

Shimomura revealed he has offered his resignation to Prime Minister on September 25.

September 25, 2015 at 8:40 pm

15-year-old Boy Investigated over Agnes Chan Death Threats

A 15 years old boy has been detained over death threats against show business personality Agnes Chan on Thursday, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.

September 25, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Japanese PM Abe Released 3 New Target for Government to Achieve

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has announced a new Japanese strategy for the future. He describes his strategy as "The new three arrows" and explained well at the night on September 24

September 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm

"Let Me Scrub Your Back, Grandpa.":Respect-for-the-Aged Day in Japan

September 21 falls on the Respect-for-the-Aged Day. It's a day the elderly are treated to well-wishing services. In Edogawa Ward, Tokyo, a group of elementary and junior high school pupils volunteered to "scrub the backs of elderly people" in public bathhouses.

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