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Defense minister draws flak for implying SDF support of LDP candidate in Tokyo assembly poll

The Japan Times - 16 hours 44 min ago
Defense Minister Tomomi Inada fended off calls for her resignation Wednesday after she suggested the Self-Defense Forces backed a Liberal Democratic Party candidate in the ...

Vanilla Air makes wheelchair user pull himself up stairs to airplane

The Japan Times - 16 hours 49 min ago
A subsidiary of All Nippon Airways Co. apologized to a paralyzed man after it forced him to climb stairs on his own using only his ...

Japan — where the suburbs meet utopia

The Japan Times - 17 hours 33 min ago
After flirtations with city and country, a roaming suburban boy finds that true bliss lies somewhere in between.

Roles of individual shareholders

The Japan Times - 18 hours 9 min ago
Individual shareholders are strongly encouraged to use shareholders meetings as an opportunity to critically evaluate the management of firms.

Global warming and nuclear power

The Japan Times - 18 hours 9 min ago
Rather than the evils of global warming, the debate should focus on how to supply the world's energy needs without polluting the atmosphere.

Toshiba deal repeats Japan Inc.’s old mistakes

The Japan Times - 18 hours 10 min ago
With their persistent interference, the bureaucrats are hurting, not helping Japan's prospects.

Toshiba sues Western Digital for ¥120 billion as standoff imperils plans for chip unit sale

The Japan Times - 18 hours 13 min ago
Toshiba Corp. filed a lawsuit against Western Digital Corp. on Wednesday seeking a court injunction to end the U.S. firms’s efforts to block the sale ...

Chinese Navy launches most advanced homegrown destroyer

The Japan Times - 18 hours 15 min ago
Highlighting its growing naval prowess amid heated disputes in both the South and East China seas, Beijing unveiled its most advanced homegrown destroyer Wednesday, the ...

World’s first Starbucks coffee shop with tatami rooms to open in Kyoto

The Japan Times - 18 hours 55 min ago
Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto has many tourist attractions to offer, from its historic sites to scenic landscapes, and is now adding a new one ...

Fukuoka cops: Accused stalker of HKT48 member pursued other girl

Japan News - 19 hours 14 min ago
Fukuoka Prefectural Police have revealed that a 44-year-old man accused of stalking a member of popular idol group HKT48 in Fukuoka City also pursued another member, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

New employees ready to challenge Japan’s ‘work-first’ culture, study shows

The Japan Times - 19 hours 17 min ago
Japanese workers devoting themselves to working massively long hours for their employers might be becoming a thing of the past. Nearly half of newly employed ...

Maeda dominates in spot start for Dodgers

The Japan Times - 19 hours 30 min ago
Kenta Maeda has gone from the rotation to the bullpen to spot starting this month. Maeda, like many baseball players, was built on routine, but ...

Nagoya Basho contenders looking to stay cool in tournament known for upsetting the odds

The Japan Times - 19 hours 30 min ago
With the release of the new banzuke rankings on Monday, thoughts turned to the upcoming Nagoya Basho. The steamy capital of central Japan hosts a ...

Issey Ogata finds wonderland in Riga in ‘Magic Kimono’

The Japan Times - 19 hours 34 min ago
Issey Ogata has built his career on virtuoso one-man theater shows in which he changes characters, from drunken salaryman to female fishmonger, as easily as ...

Dean Fujioka evokes sympathy for the con man in ‘Marriage’

The Japan Times - 19 hours 34 min ago
Marriage scammers in the movies may be masters of deception, but their motives are usually clear enough. In Charlie Chaplin’s “Monsieur Verdoux” (1947) the title ...

The anti-stars of alternative music make for fascinating documentary subjects in ‘Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents’

The Japan Times - 19 hours 35 min ago
Some 45 years after their first appearance on a San Francisco stage, The Residents remain a band that practically defines the term “cult,” and their ...

Saitama cops: Lawyer molested woman inside JR Keihin Tohoku Line

Japan News - 20 hours 8 min ago
Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a lawyer for allegedly molesting a woman inside a crowded train early Saturday, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

Still smiling at 106, World War II veteran celebrates life

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 20 hours 14 min ago
World War II U.S. Army veteran Chester Grzybowski was all smiles Tuesday at his 106th birthday celebration at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago.

Japan plots delay to balancing budget without spooking markets, G20 partners

Japan News - 20 hours 17 min ago
Japanese premier Shinzo Abe is looking to quietly ditch a pledge to balance the budget by fiscal 2020 in favor of a looser debt-to-GDP ratio target, a move that gives him a free hand to delay again an unpopular sales tax hike, government sources say. (Reuters)

Japan, Russia start 1st joint study on disputed isles

Japan News - 20 hours 20 min ago
Japan and Russia started their first study Tuesday to assess the potential for joint economic activities on disputed islands controlled by Moscow but claimed by Tokyo, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said. (Japan Today)