A team of scientists in Japan has successfully coaxed activity from 28,000-year-old cells from a frozen mammoth implanted into mouse cells, but the woolly mammal is unlikely to be walking among us...Full News..
The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are struggling to find enough large buses and drivers to transport athletes and related individuals for the Summer Games, officials familiar...Full News..
More than 50,000 people remained displaced from their homes on March 11 as the nation marked the eighth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear accident. The...Full News..
East Japan Railway Co will introduce a system that can directly send to police images from its video surveillance cameras at stations in the event of an emergency, as Tokyo strengthens antiterrorism...Full News..
The Tokyo metropolitan government and a medical association are looking into dialysis treatment at a hospital in western Tokyo following the death of a female patient in her 40s. The woman...Full News..
Held for more than three months, Carlos Ghosn finally left the Tokyo Detention House on March 6 after paying the 1-billion-yen ($8.9 million) bail set by the Tokyo District Court. An appeal by...Full News..
Thirteen same-sex couples demanding marriage equality filed lawsuits against the government at district courts across Japan on Valentine's Day on Thursday, arguing that its refusal to allow them to...Full News..
Nearly half of cities and towns across Japan are concerned about how to provide appropriate treatment to foreign workers as they prepare for an influx after this spring with the government's new...Full News..
A new fish market in Tokyo's Toyosu waterfront district opened its doors to the public for the first time Saturday, with visitors able to view activity from behind the glass of an observation...Full News..
At least two people were killed and 38 were missing after a powerful earthquake paralyzed Hokkaido on Thursday, but the death toll was likely to rise as rescuers searched houses buried by...Full News..
The toll in the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in a quarter century rose Wednesday to 11, with thousands stranded at a major airport because of storm damage. Typhoon Jebi slammed into the west...Full News..
Another elderly patient at a central Japan hospital where air conditioners broke down has died, police said Wednesday, following the deaths of four others possibly due to heatstroke. The fifth...Full News..
The government started a two-day evacuation drill on Saturday in the central Japan prefecture of Fukui, which is home to the highest concentration of nuclear plants in the country. Some 21,600...Full News..
The Nagoya District Court this week approved an ordinance enabling authorities to forcibly dispose of items piling up inside and outside a gomiyashiki in Naka Ward after the owner refused to do...Full News..
On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...Full News..
A hospital admitted Friday it made erroneous diagnoses with computerized tomography images, causing two patients to die of cancer. Doctors at Chiba University Hospital failed to correctly analyze...Full News..
Tokyo is the global city facing most risks to its annual economic output, due to its proximity to North Korea, according to an index compiled by the Lloyd's of London insurance market. New York...Full News..
The Finance Ministry said Monday it is punishing 20 officials, including former senior bureaucrat Nobuhisa Sagawa, for falsifying and destroying documents related to the murky public land sale that...Full News..
A health ministry panel unveiled a draft plan Thursday to have at least 10 percent of companies introduce fixed rest hours for employees by 2020 as the country seeks to eliminate karōshi (death...Full News..
Three crew members of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a 5½-month mission, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. A Soyuz...Full News..
The government has decided to drop its plan to recommend a chain of southwestern Japan islands for a World Heritage site listing this summer. The move, approved at a cabinet meeting, comes after a...Full News..
A major Japanese department store has quietly removed a vendor specializing in wine from Israel's occupied Golan Heights after protests from citizens' groups boycotting products from the region amid...Full News..
The government is considering stripping landowners of their rights to unattended land amid growing problems associated with unclaimed land across Japan, a government report showed Friday. In 2016,...Full News..
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) on Thursday announced the routes for its marathon event and for the 20 km and 50 km race walk events. These will pass...Full News..
Visiting Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Wednesday, as the two countries mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year. Quang could be...Full News..
Japan and Pacific island countries on Saturday called on North Korea to take concrete actions toward denuclearization by complying with U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile development, as...Full News..
NIIGATA- Police are questioning a man living in the neighborhood of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found on a railroad track last week in central Japan, investigative sources said Monday. The...Full News..
TOKYO: Japan's plan to send Self-Defense Force members to a U.S. Marine base on Okinawa following a couple of U.S. helicopter mishaps earlier this year has hit a snag due to U.S. reluctance, a...Full News..
A rare series of sketches of Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka's robot character Astro Boy sold for a record 269,400 euros in an auction in Paris Saturday. "It's a world record for this artist...Full News..
TOKYO- The government is considering announcing the name of the new era in Japan next February or later, giving up its initial plan to deal with concerns about the process of succession following...Full News..
OSAKA - Sixty-four passengers were left hanging in the air for up to two hours after a roller coaster made an emergency stop Tuesday at Universal Studios Japan. The amusement park said the Flying...Full News..
TOKYO- Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Japan's Emperor Akihito attended a special exhibit on Swedish natural sciences in Tokyo on Monday to mark 150 years of diplomacy between the...Full News..
R A Sujon: Canada and Japan signed a military co-operation agreement ahead of Sunday’s G7 foreign ministers meeting where the North Korean nuclear crisis will be front and centre. Foreign...Full News..
A Japanese firm is poised to carry out what it hailed as the world's first experiment to test for cancer using urine samples, which would greatly facilitate screening for the deadly...Full News..
Japan is on track for a record low catch of baby eels this year, renewing fears about declining stocks of the endangered fish, a favoured summer delicacy for Japanese. At the end of March, Japan...Full News..
Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands along the edge of the East China Sea that Tokyo fears are vulnerable to...Full News..
Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force underwent its biggest organizational shake-up Tuesday, in the midst of a challenging security environment, with its command streamlined for flexible operations...Full News..
TOKYO- With Japan's demographic challenges causing a workforce crunch that is proving difficult for companies to overcome, many are now offering flexible conditions to allow new mothers to return to...Full News..
A plane operated by low-cost carrier Peach Aviation Ltd is seen at Fukuoka Airport on Saturday. Two of its tires blew out after landing, causing the runway to be closed for over two...Full News..
R A Sujon: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Tuesday raised its forecasts for the global economy for 2018 and 2019, factoring in the impact of tax cuts...Full News..
TOKYO- A record number of elderly drivers aged 75 and over in Japan voluntarily gave up their licenses in 2017, the National Police Agency said Saturday. The number of drivers totaled 252,677,...Full News..
R A Sujon : Police said they arrested two Japanese men believed to be right-wing activists for shooting early Friday at North Korea's de facto embassy in Tokyo. The men fired several shots at...Full News..
GANGNEUNG, South Korea -Japan missed out on a figure skating team medal at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday, finishing the final in last place for the second straight Winter Olympics. Canada went...Full News..
Confidence in the economy is surging among Japanese businesses large and small. According to the Bank of Japan’s December Tankan (Short-Term Economic Survey of Enterprises), large...Full News..
Japan's Coast Guard found the body of a male and parts of a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan's outlying islands on Saturday, an official said. The Coast...Full News..
MANILA: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations held the annual Japan-ASEAN summit on Monday in Manila, at which Abe said Japan and ASEAN...Full News..
KYODO: The Japanese government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new anticancer program, which was approved by the cabinet on Tuesday, without support from the ruling party representing...Full News..
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in the United States in connection with the 72nd United Nations National Assembly (UNGA) session, underwent a gall bladder operation in Washington on September 25...Full News..
The government of Bangladesh is making arrangement temporarily for providing food and shelter to Rohingya people who fled Myanmar atrocities in Rakhine state. However, a minister said, if their...Full News..
The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in “massive numbers” to escape a...Full News..
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the protection of human and labour rights as the working condition and labour market are going through fundamental changes globally, creating new challenges...Full News..
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed grave concern over the violence and its effect on all people in the northern areas of Rakhine in Myanmar as well as in...Full News..
The UN human rights chief on Monday slammed Myanmar's apparent "systematic attack" on the Rohingya minority, warning that "ethnic cleansing" seemed to be underway. "Because Myanmar has refused...Full News..
The United Nations has appealed for aid to deal with a humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Bangladesh after the number of Muslim Rohingya fleeing Myanmar neared 300,000, just two weeks after...Full News..
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will visit Bangladesh on Tuesday (September 05) to talk with Bangladesh about the ongoing persecution on the Rohingyas in Myanmar. According to the...Full News..
More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar's northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving...Full News..
Cases against human traffickers and middlemen are piling up due to shortage of judges in Cox’s Bazar. From 2012 to July 2017, a total of 437 cases were filed under the Prevention and Suppression of...Full News..
Around 100 villages of the low-lying areas in three upazilas - Sadar, Char Bhadrasan and Sadarpur – of Faridpur have been flooded due to onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rainfall,...Full News..
Two people were killed and around hundred others were injured in a clash between two rival groups of villagers over the formation of a mosque committee at Mukkandi village in Bahubal upazila of...Full News..