Tokyo confirmed about 130 new cases of infections of the coronavirus on Saturday, a third consecutive day with more than 100 new cases, public broadcaster … Read more
Tokyo confirmed more than 100 more novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, the highest daily tally in two months in the city … Read more
Japan’s Olympus Corp said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell its loss-making camera business dating back 84 years to Japan Industrial Partners Inc.
Olympus … Read more
Japan’s new Fugaku supercomputer, which has this week been declared the most powerful in the world, is to be used to search for a potential … Read more
Tokyo’s new coronavirus cases climbed to 55 on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK said, the highest tally in 1-1/2 months after a cluster of infections was … Read more
As nations race to develop treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, Japan has become a victim of its own success as slowing new infections has led … Read more
The European Commission and Japan have signed an agreement on civil aviation safety, which will further boost the EU’s already strong cooperation with Japan and … Read more
China said on Monday (June 22) it reserves the right to respond to a Japanese city’s decision to rename the administrative area that includes remote … Read more
Nissan Motor Co on Friday said it will cut more shifts at its three assembly plants in Japan due to falling demand, as the automaker … Read more
Japan lifted all coronavirus-related curbs on domestic travel on Friday, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling on people to go sightseeing or attend concerts and … Read more
Japanese researchers confirmed the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater plants, a finding that could serve as a signal for future outbreaks.
The study … Read more
Japan may restart business trips to and from Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand as early this summer, easing an entry ban to prevent the … Read more
Japanese electronics giant Hitachi announced that it will aim to make working-from-home the new normal from April 2021, surprising many in Japan.
Hitachi said it … Read more
Japan is considering re-opening its borders to travellers from selected countries which have low levels of coronavirus infections, as it begins to ease restrictions put … Read more
Japan reported 63 new coronavirus cases and seven new deaths on Thursday — the biggest one-day jump in infections since May 14.
Of the new … Read more
A day after Japan ended its state of emergency, Tokyo residents took to the streets with a mixture of relief and trepidation as they prepared … Read more
China and South Korea have consulted Japan about easing border controls on business travellers to help revive business activities, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday … Read more
A Shinto priest performs a ritual during the Aoi Festival at Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto, Japan, 15 May 2020. Aoi Festival, one of Kyoto’s three … Read more
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd could start a clinical trial as early as July for a potential treatment of COVID-19 that is based on antibodies from … Read more
A statue of Oni, a demon-like supernatural Japanese folklore creature or yokai, which was given a face mask sits on a bench in front of … Read more
Japan’s biggest business lobby, Keidanren, will ask its member companies to waive patents that might be helpful in developing technologies to fight the coronavirus, the … Read more
Toyota announced that it provided Showa University Hospital in Japan with a specially designed transport vehicle for seriously ill COVID-19 patients.
The Toyota Hiace-based … Read more
It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association Yoshitake Yokokura said on … Read more
Japan’s Osaka Prefecture said it will name and shame more pachinko parlour gambling outlets that are defying coronavirus lockdown requests after three out of six … Read more
As many as 91 crew of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan’s southwestern port of Nagasaki are infected with coronavirus, officials said on Friday, … Read more
At least 34 crew members have tested positive for coronavirus on a cruise ship docked in Japan for maintenance.
The outbreak onboard the Italian-operated Costa … Read more
A Tokyo-based short-term rental firm launched a new service aiming to help couples avoid a “coronavirus divorce”.
The concept is simple: renting 500-plus accommodation … Read more
A Japanese expert who has criticised the country’s response to the coronavirus warned Monday that he is “pessimistic” that the postponed Olympics can be held … Read more
The Japanese city of Osaka has issued an urgent plea for citizens to donate plastic raincoats to hospitals running short of protective gear for staff … Read more
Some 143 more cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Tokyo, the city’s governor said on Sunday, with the highest daily jump bringing … Read more
Visitors are viewing and taking photos of cherry blossoms in unseasonably snowfall in Tokyo, Japan, 29 March 2020 while Tokyo government warns to avoid crowd … Read more
People release balloons to comfort souls of victims at Arahama district in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, norther Japan, 11 March 2020.
The Japanese government was forced … Read more
A delay of one or two years would be the “most feasible” option if the Tokyo Olympics cannot be held this summer due to the … Read more
A Japanese woman working as a tour-bus guide in Japan has tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, Osaka’s prefectural government said, the … Read more
Two passengers who were on the cruise ship quarantined because of the coronavirus have died, according to a report.
They were a man and a … Read more
Hundreds of people who have been stuck on board a coronavirus-hit cruise ship for two weeks are being allowed to disembark.
The ship is currently … Read more
The Japanese Imperial Household Agency announced it has cancelled a birthday public appearance for Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace scheduled on 23 February 2020 … Read more
Japan’s economy shrank at the fastest rate in five years at the end of 2019 as it was hit by a sales tax rise, a … Read more
United by Emotion” has been revealed as the motto for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the games organizing committee said Monday.
A committee comprised … Read more
Japan has announced its first death from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, taking the global total to 1,710.
Health minister Katsunobu Kato said the victim was … Read more
Ten more people on a quarantined cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Thursday, as health experts stepped up efforts … Read more
Olympic organisers are “seriously concerned” about the spread of coronavirus and the impact it could have on the Tokyo Games this summer.
Several qualification events … Read more
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. said Monday it has been targeted in a massive cyberattack, and that information regarding government agencies and other business partners may have … Read more
Japan’s prime minister has announced his country will create a space defence force, in an effort to protect it from technological threats.
Working closely with … Read more
Residents offer prayers for victims of the Great Hanshin (Kobe) Earthquake, in Kobe, western Japan, 17 January 2020.
The event marked the 25th anniversary of … Read more