LDP urges govt to mull capacity to attack enemy bases

Japan Politics News - March 29, 2017 - 21:49
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday decided recommendations that urge the government to promptly consider creating a capability to attack the missile bases of any enemy. (Jiji)
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Japanese companies ask govt to alleviate impact of Brexit

Japan Business News - March 29, 2017 - 21:48
Japanese companies asked their government on Wednesday to work to minimize the impact of Britain's exit from the European Union, or Brexit, on their businesses, as Britain formally notified the EU of its withdrawal the same day. (Jiji)
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Macau, Monte Carlo casino operators join up for Japan bid

Japan Business News - March 29, 2017 - 10:24
Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group will join forces with its associate in Monaco, Societe des Bains de Mer, to pursue casino resort development opportunities in Japan and other new Asia-Pacific markets. (Nikkei)
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Japan eyes cap on overtime hours, equal pay under labor reform plan

Japan Economy News - March 29, 2017 - 10:23
A government panel unveiled an action plan Tuesday to reduce long working hours and ensure equal treatment for regular and nonregular employees as Japan seeks to promote broad labor reform. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Kisenosato needs 1 month treatment for injury

Japan Sports News - March 29, 2017 - 10:22
A stable master of Japan's sumo says Yokozuna, or grand champion, Kisenosato has been diagnosed with an injury that requires one month to heal. (NHK)
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Refund demand soars after Tellmeclub bankruptcy

Japan Business News - March 29, 2017 - 10:21
A Japanese discount travel agency's bankruptcy has left many customers demanding refunds from an industry organization. (NHK)
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In Tochigi avalanche, teacher's instruction to 'get down' was a dangerous mistake: experts

Japan Education News - March 29, 2017 - 10:20
As details emerged of Monday's devastating avalanche at a ski resort in Tochigi Prefecture, which killed seven high school students and a teacher, an instruction given by a teacher has come under scrutiny. (Japan Times)
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Soccer: Japan beats Thailand 4-0 in World Cup qualifier

Japan Sports News - March 28, 2017 - 21:53
Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 50th international goal Tuesday as Japan brushed aside Thailand 4-0 to edge closer to a sixth successive World Cup. (Japan Today)
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Hyogo cops: Sergeant molests teen girl on train

Japan Society News - March 28, 2017 - 21:52
Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a sergeant stationed in Himeji City for allegedly molesting a teenage girl inside a JR West train, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan's FamilyMart to offer 4-day workweek

Japan Business News - March 28, 2017 - 21:49
FamilyMart employees caring for relatives will be able to work a four-day week starting as early as September, as the Japanese convenience store operator looks to boost efficiency by embracing different styles of working. (Nikkei)
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Honda dreams big with plane in narrow private jet market

Japan Business News - March 28, 2017 - 21:47
After three decades building an airplane from scratch, Michimasa Fujino, 56, chief engineer of the HondaJet, might have to reach a ripe old age to see Honda Motor Co.'s pet aviation project recoup its development costs. (the-japan-news.com)
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JA Zen-Noh to expand direct sales of farm products

Japan Business News - March 28, 2017 - 21:43
Japan's National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations, or JA Zen-Noh, will substantially expand direct sales of products made by member farmers, the group's business and reform plans showed on Tuesday. (Jiji)
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Workplace reform plan

Japan Economy News - March 28, 2017 - 21:41
The Japanese government has drawn up a plan to overhaul working conditions and practices at firms and factories around the country. (NHK)
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Westinghouse to file for bankruptcy

Japan Business News - March 28, 2017 - 21:37
Toshiba's US nuclear unit, Westinghouse, will reportedly file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at a US court on Tuesday. (NHK)
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World's 1st transplant involving donor iPS cells

Japan Sci-Tech News - March 28, 2017 - 21:34
Groups of Japanese researchers say they have successfully transplanted iPS cells derived from a donor into a patient suffering from a serious eye disease. (NHK)
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Ex-Tokyo ballet school student, 42, gets 4.5 years for lopping off his teacher's thumb

Japan Society News - March 27, 2017 - 22:15
A court sentenced a former ballet school student to four years and six months in prison on Monday for cutting off a female ballet instructor's thumb at a ballet studio in Tokyo last year. (Japan Times)
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Diet enacts FY17 budget

Japan Politics News - March 27, 2017 - 22:13
The Diet enacted the government's fiscal 2017 general account budget worth a record ¥97,454.7 billion on Monday. (the-japan-news.com)
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Speculators smell stronger yen ahead

Japan Economy News - March 27, 2017 - 22:08
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Discount travel agency declared bankrupt

Japan Business News - March 27, 2017 - 22:01
Japanese discount travel agency Tellmeclub has filed for bankruptcy with the Tokyo District Court. The company has been flooded with complaints from customers unable to get the flight tickets they paid for. (NHK)
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Japan not to join UN nuclear arms ban talks

Japan Politics News - March 27, 2017 - 21:51
Japan has decided not to take part in talks aimed at drawing up a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons. (NHK)
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