Former Wrestler Appointed Japan's New Education Minister

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed October 7 a former member of Japan's wrestling team to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

October 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Japan's Cabinet Reshuffled to Improve Economy as the First Priority

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that he will make the economy as the top priority of the Japanese government to improve.

October 6, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Raccoon Caught in Tokyo's Electronics Quarter Akihabara

A man who works at an electric appliance shop in the popular tourist shopping area has spotted the small animal around 6:50 P. M. on the top of a tree in the street.

October 6, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Nobel Prizes in Physics and Medicine Awarded to Japanese Scholars

Two Japanese scientists were awarded this year, one in Physiology or Medicine and the other in Physics - Dr. Satoshi Omura, organic chemist, Kitasata University, and Professor Takaaki Kajita of Tokyo University, respectively.

October 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

China's National Day Exodus Heads for Japan

For so many of the supposedly anti-Japanese Chinese the 7-day holiday streak around China's National Day is getting to be a welcome chance to visit their "favorite country"- Japan.

October 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

128 Convicts on Death Row Live On in Japan

In Japan, convicts on death row are to be executed within six months after the death sentence is final and binding and once the Minister of Justice so orders execution must take places within five days, so stipulates the Criminal Procedure Code.

October 2, 2015 at 8:42 pm

"My Number" Notification Starting in Japan, Many Might End up Undelivered

"My Number" system will be in operation from January of next year in Japan.

October 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Tokyo Station and Frankfurt Central Station Are Now Sister Stations

East Japan Railway Co. announced Tokyo Station will shortly sign a sister city agreement with Frankfurt Central Station.

October 2, 2015 at 2:16 pm

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.

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