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Brain Dead 6-Year-Old Boy Save 3 Lives in Japan

A 6-year-boy was declared brain dead at a hospital in Chiba, Japan October 12 and his heart was taken out, transported to Tokyo University Hospital on October 13 morning and transplanted in a 10-year-old boy.

October 13, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Onaga gov Revokes Approval for U.S. Base Relocation in Okinawa

Okinawa Government Takeshi Onaga has officially revoked the approval of relocating a U.S. army base within Okinawa prefecture.

October 13, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Japan May Suspend Contribution to UNESCO

Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga suggested in a press interview on the October 13 morning that Japan might consider suspending contributions to UNESCO on account of the organization's memory of the world register of China's unilateral document on Nanjing.

October 13, 2015 at 11:52 am

3 People Killed in Fire of Maid Cafe in Japan

Three people were killed in a fire on Thursday night that burned down a two-story building housing a maid cafe in Hiroshima, police said Friday.

October 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

"Ninja Council" to Boost Tourism to Japan

Ninja is for nin+ja, nin meaning "bear" as in "to bear pain", and ja meaning "person" to denote "person bearing whatever behind the scene".

October 11, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Toji Temple's Hundred-Box Old Documents Registered Memory of the World

"Toji Hyakugo Monjo (Toji Temple Hundred-Box Old Documents)" as it is called is a set of 25,000 thousand pieces of ancient documents accumulated over about 1,000 years from 8th century down to 18th century.

October 11, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Scam and Victim Reported with Japan’s New My Number

Numbers of scam have been reported with the establishment of the new system. My Number is a 12 digit numbers given for all individuals in Japan for many uses, but it has been abused by fraudsters.

October 7, 2015 at 3:15 pm

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.

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