2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Emblem to be Withdrawn

2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic emblem has been decided to be withdrawn by the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee.

September 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm

His Majesty Loves Curried Rice in Japan

His Majesty is so fond of curried rice that every time he travels out into local areas, the Imperial Household Agency advises "whom it may concern" that His Majesty "loves curried rice".

August 31, 2015 at 11:20 pm

New Island is Born and Growing 1,000km South of Tokyo

Now, Japan has 6,853rd island just born in the middle of the ocean 1,000km south of Tokyo.

August 31, 2015 at 11:13 am

Sign of Population Upturn in Japan?

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare just announced that in the first six months Japan registered a slight upward shift in birthrate in its Vital Statistics Report(preliminary figures), August 27.

August 30, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Japan Tops in Healthy Life Expectancy

A recent report compiled by Washington University and published in the British medical journal "LANCET" August 27, shows Japan tops the world's 188 countries in healthy life expectancy as of year 2013.

August 30, 2015 at 4:40 pm

More Illegal Foreign Workers on the Farm in Japan

Ibaraki is one of the prefectures in Tokyo metropolitan area and a leading agricultural region producing varies of vegetables - lettuce, green pepper, miduna, lotus root, etc. The prefecture ranks among the top ten.

August 29, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Silver Cups for Centenarians in Japan Now Silver-Plated

Now, here's a saddening news for senior citizens in Japan pushing 100.

August 26, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Japan’s Population Dwindling – Down to 87 Million by 2060

A nationwide survey shows the population of Japan now at 127 million is likely to drop to mere 87 million by 2060. 89% of the people polled in the survey say "it's deadly serious".

August 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm

World's Oldest TV Announcer Passed Away at 111: Shino Mori

Shino Mori died of age at 111, the eldest female announcer ever to serve a public television.

August 25, 2015 at 10:48 am

Activate Inbound Tourism Targeting Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics five years away, METI, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, is demonstrating some remarkable ingenuity to get this country ready for the occasion.

August 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

Japanese Senior Yasutaro Koide Guinnessed Oldest Living Man

Yasutaro Koide of Nagoya was recognized by the Guinness World Records the world's oldest living man, August 20.

August 19, 2015 at 6:36 pm

The Last Blue Train "Hokutosei" Quits

The legendary sleeper closes its 27-year career as the last Tokyo-bound train leaves Sapporo on August 22.

August 17, 2015 at 12:10 am

More Sharks in Japanese Coastal Waters: Sea-bathers Watch Out!

Only a few days ago Zaikeinews reported on fleets of sharks in Japanese coasts. Now, they've come again - in larger flocks.

August 15, 2015 at 1:17 am

Kamikaze Survivors in a Friendly Hug after 70-Years

A Zero pilot on a Kamikaze mission flight to Okinawa found a British aircraft-carrier, Formidable, off Okinawa; he dove right into it, killing numbers of sailors, among whom was a resident of Northwick, George Hingins by name.

August 13, 2015 at 11:59 am

Heat Wave Continues in Japan

It’s a heat-island come true here in Japan. The mercury soared as high as 39.95 centigrade a week ago in Gifu, Central Japan, and Kyoto is having a hot-air bath on for twelve days in a row.