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Posted on 3 November 2017 | 2:42 pm
Hundreds of driving licences taken off
BBC NewsHundreds of driving licences taken off dementia sufferers in JapanBBC NewsNearly 700 elderly drivers in Japan have had their licences revoked, after it was found they had late-stage dementia. Police say screenings found about 30,000 more may be suffering, and must return for more tests. Japan has the oldest population in the ...and more »
Posted on 3 November 2017 | 10:33 am
Serial Killer in Japan Preyed on Suicidal
NewsweekSerial Killer in Japan Preyed on Suicidal Women on Twitter, Kept 240 Human Bones at His HomeNewsweekA man who allegedly hid nine dismembered bodies in his house in Tokyo's suburb has confessed to preying on vulnerable people on social media. Police arrested 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi on Tuesday after an investigation into a missing woman's case ...Japanese serial killer called himself 'hanging pro' on Twitter to recruit suicidal young women before dismembering ...Daily Mailall 18 news articles »
Posted on 3 November 2017 | 9:58 am
As Japan buddies up to Trump, South Korea
Washington PostAs Japan buddies up to Trump, South Korea frets it's being disrespectedWashington PostTOKYO — When he arrives in Tokyo on Sunday, President Trump will eat lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before the pair play nine holes together at a fancy golf club that only recently allowed women to become full members. Afterward, they ...Trump Previews Asia Trip With Foreboding Message For JapanHuffPostNorth Korean nuke test radiation could blow into Japan, report saysFox NewsTrump touts relationship with 'warrior nation' Japan ahead of Asia tripCNNQuartz -The Sun -The Hindu -Whitehouse.govall 874 news articles »
Posted on 3 November 2017 | 9:40 am
Japan Can't Get Enough of Ivanka Trump -
FortuneJapan Can't Get Enough of Ivanka TrumpFortuneNow, the first daughter is visiting Japan—in the flesh!—ahead of her father's Asia trip, and she was greeted as a celebrity, with at least four television stations live-broadcasting her airport arrival. The Japanese government added an extra day to ...Ivanka Trump, a Media Darling in Japan, Draws Light Turnout in TokyoNew York TimesThe all-female police force guarding Ivanka Trump in Japan is actually kind of sexistWashington PostIvanka Trump Has a Crowd-Size Problem in JapanVanity FairFox News -BBC News -Asahi Shimbun -The Guardianall 141 news articles »
Posted on 3 November 2017 | 6:14 am
Japan court halts restart of two reactors in
By Kentaro Hamada FUKUI, Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis. It is the second court ruling in less than a year against reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, the country's most nuclear ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:23 am
Japan court rejects bid to restart of 2
TOKYO (AP) — A court issued an injunction Tuesday ordering two nuclear reactors in western Japan to stay offline, rejecting regulators' safety approval for the facility ahead of their planned restart later this year, a decision that could further delay the government's restart plans.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:16 am
Japan says will try again with
Japan's top whaling negotiator said Tuesday Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals. Joji Morishita, Japan's commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), said he and his fellow officials would do their best to meet demands for evidence their hunt is ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:55 am
Japan says to try again with
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's top whaling negotiator said Tuesday Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:25 am
South Korea, Japan hold first security talks
South Korea and Japan on Tuesday held their first high-level security talks in more than five years despite simmering tensions over territorial and historical disputes. The talks came at a particularly sensitive time as the region prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and with a rising tide of nationalism in Northeast Asia. South Korea is closely watching a possible ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:21 am
Japan student group injects new exuberance
Okuda, 23, is a founding member of a group of students that has become a fresh face of protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to enact a more robust defense policy - steps critics say violate the pacifist constitution and could ensnare Japan in U ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:11 am
Silicon Valley Ethos: Prestigious Japan
TOKYO—The University of Tokyo, long considered a breeding ground for Japan’s political and business elite, is venturing into new terrain: entrepreneurship. The nation’s most prestigious university, known as Todai, has produced more than a dozen prime ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:39 am
Amazon Prime Video to Follow Netflix to
Amazon (AMZN) is following Netflix (NFLX) to Japan with Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video will launch in Japan in September and will be free for Prime users in the country, who pay about $32 a year to for the service. This means that Prime users in ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:22 am
See How PS4's Until Dawn Is Censored in
The YouTube channel Censored Gaming has published its latest video, this one highlighting how the PlayStation 4 horror game, Until Dawn, was amended for its Japanese release. Take a look at the video below to see how Josh's "death by saw" cutscene was ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:22 am
Has Japan "Aged Out of Its Economic
Via Instapundit comes a link to this interesting dilation on the former economic tiger known as Japan. Writing at IEEE Spectrum, Vaclav Smil recaps Japan's post-war rise to global wealth and runs through that country's long decline, which has culminated in ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:52 am
Softbank says its bid for Sprint Nextel
SoftBank Corp. says it believes its bid for U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel is a better choice than the $25.5 billion counteroffer by Dish Network Corp.
Posted on 16 April 2013 | 12:23 am
IAEA reviewing cleanup at damaged Japan nuke
The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency Monday began reviewing the decommissioning process at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, where new problems are triggering growing safety concerns about a cleanup expected to take decades.
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 9:39 pm
As US talks up diplomacy, NKorea takes hard
The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea's latest offer of dialogue as a "crafty trick."
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 3:59 am
US opposes coercive China action in island
The United States says it's committed to defending Japan and opposes any coercive action by China to seize territory under Japanese control in the East China Sea.
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 3:50 am
Strong quake in Japan leaves 23 people
A strong earthquake shook Japan on Saturday near the southwestern city of Kobe, leaving 23 people injured, seven of them seriously — mostly elderly tripping while trying to flee, police said. No one was killed.
Posted on 12 April 2013 | 2:41 pm