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Ex-Tepco execs to go on trial over Fukushima disaster

The Japan Times - 20 hours 25 min ago
Three former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives are set to stand trial this week on the only criminal charges laid in connection to the 2011 ...

Japan’s oldest aquarium-born sea otter celebrates 21st birthday with ‘ice cake’

The Japan Times - 20 hours 32 min ago
The oldest aquarium-born sea otter in Japan celebrated her 21st birthday Wednesday, in an event highlighted by a colorfully decorated cake made of ice given ...

Nomura looks to bolster compliance after breaching Japanese law, sources say

The Japan Times - 20 hours 36 min ago
Nomura Holdings Inc. plans to bolster internal controls after finding that it breached securities laws in its handling of nonpublic information about a company it ...

Japan’s corporate chiefs face more scrutiny over cushy retirement roles

The Japan Times - 20 hours 42 min ago
For decades, boards allowed former executives to linger on as highly paid advisers, without offering shareholders much detail about their roles. Now, there are signs ...

J. League board member Nakanishi resigns over harassment charges

The Japan Times - 21 hours 2 min ago
J. League board member Daisuke Nakanishi has resigned over repeated incidents of sexual and power harassment between 2015 and 2016, the league announced Tuesday. The ...

Killer asteroids are coming. Can we stop them in time?

The Japan Times - 21 hours 25 min ago
Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, Earth has been repeatedly pummeled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to the ...

Ninja birthplace cities jointly promote tourism

Japan News - 21 hours 35 min ago
Two cities in central Japan regarded as the birthplace of ninjas, or feudal era secret agents, have launched a council to attract more tourists from home and abroad. (NHK)

Miyazato eyes first major title

The Japan Times - 21 hours 41 min ago
Former women’s world No. 1 Ai Miyazato is hoping to break her major hoodoo at the Women’s PGA Championship starting on Thursday in Illinois. Miyazato, ...

Osaka orders Moritomo-linked nursery school to halt operations for six months over shortage of teachers

Japan News - 21 hours 41 min ago
Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura said Tuesday he has ordered a nursery school run by the wife of Yasunori Kagoike, the former chief of scandal-tainted school operator Moritomo Gakuen, to suspend its operations for six months beginning Saturday due to a shortage of teachers. (Japan Times)

Sakai woman arrested for allegedly setting man ablaze

Japan News - 21 hours 46 min ago
A 42-year-old woman of Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly setting a man on fire, causing him to sustain burns over his entire body, police said. (Japan Times)

NHK panel eyes charging fees on online TV program viewing

Japan News - 21 hours 51 min ago
A committee of Japan Broadcasting Corp., or NHK, came up with a proposal on Tuesday calling for charging fees on households without television sets for watching TV programs distributed through the Internet simultaneously. (Jiji)

Much work still to be done ahead of RWC 2019

The Japan Times - 21 hours 51 min ago
As rehearsals go for Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan’s three-test series in June and the nation’s performance, both on and off the field, drew mixed ...

Sakai woman arrested for allegedly setting man ablaze

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:53
A 42-year-old woman from Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly setting a man on fire and causing burns over his entire body, police ...

Report reveals Japan sent FIFA execs ‘gifts’ during 2022 World Cup bid race

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:49
A controversial internal report published by FIFA on the race to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has revealed that Japan violated bid guidelines ...

After nearly three decades, 90-year-old Kagoshima woman wins retrial for murder conviction

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:48
The Kagoshima District Court on Wednesday ordered the retrial of a 90-year-old woman who served a 10-year prison term for the 1979 murder of her ...

Rural Japan prefectures act as matchmakers, luring city women

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:29
Masanobu Ota, a farmer in Ureshino, Saga Prefecture, and his wife Etsuko, married last year thanks to the help of a matchmaker — the prefectural ...

Facebook, doubling in size since 2012, now has 2 billion regular users

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:29
Facebook Inc. said on Tuesday that it has 2 billion regular users, another milestone in its growth from a college curiosity to the world’s largest ...

Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:11
Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated.

From envy to epiphany: Japanese woman with dwarfism follows fashion dreams

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:02
Life for Hitomi Goto had always been about trying to blend in and the envy she felt as a person dealing with dwarfism from an ...

China’s navy launches latest generation destroyer

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:53
China's increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer on Wednesday, at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India.