Josh Barnett Debuts at Bellator MMA on December 20 in Hawaii

Josh Barnett is a beloved fighter by the Japanese public who follows MMA and one of the few…

Embassy of Japan Withdraws Approval for Vienna Art Exhibition

The Japanese Embassy in Austria withdrew its approval for an art exhibition in Vienna…

Arrested immigrants go on hunger strike in Osaka

About 10 foreigners detained at an immigration facility in Osaka made a strike of…

Tashiro arrested for 5 time for drug possession

Former TV host Masashi Tashiro, 63, was arrested on suspicion of stimulating drugs…

Airbnb says it will check all 7 million properties

Airbnb says it will spend next year checking that all 7 million of its…

Snowboard star Kokubo arrested for drug trafficking

Olympic athlete Kazuhiro Kokubo was arrested Wednesday for allegedly smuggling US marijuana…

Matsuba Crab Sold for ¥ 5 Millions in Tottori

A Matsuba crab was sold for a record 5 million yen in the first auction…

Abe promises to resolve inequalities in English tests in new entrance exam system

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the government will consider measures to address inequalities…

Japanese lawmakers consider accelerating constitutional reform

Government and opposition lawmakers debated on Thursday whether to speed up debates over…

Hiroshima Film Festival to Offer City-Focused Programming

Seeking to deliver “positive films”, the Hiroshima International Film Festival (HIFF) will be held on the…

JR East will rule out 10 bullet trains affected by Typhoon no.19

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) plans to discard eight used bullet trains on the Hokuriku Shinkansen…

Capcom starts charging eSports event admission

Capcom Co. is profiting from the growing popularity of eSports, starting to charge tickets for…

Korean suggests raising funds to settle dispute between Japan and South Korea

The speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea proposed to raise donations in Japan and…

Mayor wants to charge entrance fee on Miyajima Island

Taro Matsumoto has promised to institute an entrance fee for visitors to Miyajima Island, home of the…

Students invited to meet the Pope in Hiroshima

High school students were understandably disappointed when their long school trip to the Memorial Museum…

Haneda Airport Domestic Terminals Lose Water Supply

The water supply was partially restored at the domestic terminals at Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

Electrical short circuit likely causes fire in Shuri-jo Castle

The October 31 fire that destroyed much of Shuri-jo Castle was probably caused by…

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Fukuoka couple suspected of shooting child with airgun

Husband and wife were arrested on suspicion of firing an air gun at their son…