JCP in Dilemma as DP Candidates Keep Distance

DP (Democratic Party) is amid election campaign to pick the successor to Chairman Okada with three candidates challenging the post. The campaign is being watched attentively by JCP (Japan Communist Party) as all the three candidates are unanimous in revising Chairman Okada's pro-JCP posture adopted and failed in the last upper house election.

September 7, 2016 at 8:27 am

Karate Chop to Drive a Bear Away

Now, it's not a movie scene or a fake story; a Karate black-belter chopped a wild bear away September 1 in Naganohana, Gunma.

September 7, 2016 at 7:49 am

Nikkei Poll Says 62% Support PM Shinzo Abe

A recent public opinion poll by Nikkei and TV Tokyo over August 26-28 marked a rising support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe up by 4% point to 62% - above the 60's for the first time in two years since his cabinet reshuffle in September, 2014.

September 7, 2016 at 7:40 am

Pokemon Go Killed Elderly Woman in Japan

It happened at last; that nutty game Pokemon claimed an innocent life just out of sheer carelessness.

August 15, 2016 at 6:44 am

Japan’s Emperor Akihito Told the Nation of His Wishes and Concerns

At 15:00 sharp on Monday, August 8, the whole nation turned on TV and radio for a special video message from Japan’s Emperor Akihito addressed direct to the public on his wishes and concerns.

August 9, 2016 at 9:02 am

PM Shinzo Abe Appoints Inada to Key Post

Japanese Shinzo Abe reshuffled his cabinet for its third term with key posts unchanged and posted his ally Tomomi Inada Minister of Defense.

August 2, 2016 at 10:04 am

First Woman Governor to Lead Tokyo

Yuriko Koike, Japan's first defense minister, outpaced her notorious foes in the Tokyo gubernatorial election in a landslide victory to be Tokyo's first woman governor in history.

August 2, 2016 at 8:33 am

Mass Killing at House for the Disabled Shocks Japanese Society

Japanese society is hurt by the worst homicide case in post-war Japan.

July 31, 2016 at 1:33 am

Tokyo's Gubernatorial Election in Full Swing: Koike Inch Ahead

The Upper House election just over with LDP/Komeito beating the opposition in a landslide, Tokyo has plunged into its gubernatorial election with three major contestants vying for victory.

July 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

Brown Bear Feeding on Seagull's Eggs

This is Nathan Shiga to tell you of a brown bear up in Raisu, Hokkaido, feeding on seagulls' eggs on top of a 10-meter-high steep cliff. Takashi Kawabata, 79, chanced to film the scene at 8:30 July 1 morning.

July 3, 2016 at 1:47 am

A Budget to Kill People?

For some reason the Communist Party is disturbingly gaining momentum in the national political scene in Japan, as it's somehow picking up public support in a few national opinion polls enough to vie with a leg of the coalition government - the Komeito.

June 25, 2016 at 2:59 am

Battleship Yamato Afloat

Today's episode has to do with Japan's legendary battleship of World War II "Yamato" whose images were partly bared June 22 in Kure, Hiroshima - the chrysanthemum emblem at the bow, its gigantic screw, the biggest ever built then.

June 25, 2016 at 2:15 am

Never Say "Meltdown"

A queer trickery is just bared over the use of the term "meltdown" right after that nuclear power-station disaster in Fukushima in 2011.

June 25, 2016 at 2:05 am

Tokyo's Gubernatorial Elections

A 13 billion yen outlay for 3 events in less than 4 years - what do you folks think this is? Tokyo is about to run 3rd election in a little short of 4 years to elect its governor.

June 17, 2016 at 4:16 am

Two Japanese Principals in the Royal Ballet

Now, Britain's legendary Royal Ballet picked two Japanese dancers for this prestigious position for the first time in 20 years.

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