New ID system "My Number" in Japan

Japanese government will provide 12-digit IDs to every residents in Japan, both Japanese and foreign from October.

September 3, 2015 at 11:22 am

71% of 10 Asian Nations Favor Japan

The US research agent Pew Research Center's survey shows 71 % of 10 nations in the Asia-Pacific region view Japan favorably over China, South Korea and India.

September 2, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Dolphin Again : Drive Fishing Ban Lifted in Taiji, Japan

Dolphin drive fishing ban was lifted as of September 1 and the season lasts till the end of April next year.

September 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

Japanese Police to Segway for Security Patrol

The Metropolitan Police Department adopt Segway PT to boost their security capabilities at airports to start with.

September 1, 2015 at 6:06 pm

2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Emblem to be Withdrawn

2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic emblem has been decided to be withdrawn by the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee.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