Average income of Japanese parliamentarians fell for the first time in 4 years

The average income of Japanese lawmakers in 2019 was 24,27 million yen (US $…

Tokyo court rejects claim for damages in case of forced sterilization

A Japanese court on Tuesday rejected a 30 million yen ($ 280.000) indemnity…

Only 60% of Japan's municipalities have emergency disaster supplies

Only about 60% of the 131 municipalities in Japan have emergency supplies for children, the elderly…

About 150kg of cherries were stolen in Yamagata

Police in northeastern Japan started an investigation after an orchard owner…

India bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps, citing security concerns

India has banned ByteDance's app, TikTok, and 58 other Chinese apps, citing threats to…

China passes new Hong Kong national security law

China imposed a comprehensive national security law in Hong Kong on Tuesday, a move…

Japan to postpone goal of achieving gender equality by up to a decade, experts say

Japan will delay its goal of increasing the percentage of women in the…

Companies create digital alternatives to the use of hanko stamps

Services that allow users to place stamps and make contracts online are attracting attention ...

Izumisano must declare taxes, says Japanese court, after bribery scandal in Osaka

The Supreme Court overturned on Tuesday a lower court decision in favor of excluding…

Japanese stores will charge for plastic bags as of Wednesday

All retail stores in Japan, including convenience stores and supermarkets, must charge for…

JS Takanami returns to Japan after mission in the Middle East

JS Takanami returned to the Maritime Self-Defense Force base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture,…

Kanagawa reports 31 new cases of COVID-19, while Tokyo surpasses 50 cases for the fifth consecutive day

New cases of COVID-19 infections jumped to 31 in Kanagawa Prefecture on Tuesday, above…

Tokyo presents new guidelines to monitor the spread of Covid-19

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Tuesday announced a review of the city's guidelines for…

ePARA: eSports Tournament in Japan aims at inclusion and accessibility for disabled people

As e-sports continues to grow in popularity, video game-based competitions are being…

Japan opposes the inclusion of South Korea to the G7

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Sunday that it is important to keep…

Koike leads voting intentions in Tokyo government elections

Candidates running for Tokyo's government election are fighting each other over the administration of…

Sota Fujii is one step closer to being Shogi's youngest player to win the national title

Shogi's prodigy, Sota Fujii, 17, won a second consecutive victory against the champion…

Japan begins investigation into imports of chemicals from South Korea

The Japanese government announced on Monday that it had launched an anti-dumping investigation into Korean imports…

Baby found outside the Red Cross nursery in Ibaraki

Local police are investigating a suspected case of abandonment after a newborn baby…

Japan to help domestic companies develop 5G technologies

The Japanese government will provide financial support to domestic companies in the development of the next generation of networks ...

Tokyo Superior Court says Twitter does not need to delete tweets, contrary to U.S. justice

The Tokyo Supreme Court on Monday rejected a man's demand that the…