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
Japan has confirmed its first case of infection from the new China coronavirus that has killed one person and prompted a travel alert from the … Read more
A man kisses a block of ice during an ice-cold water bathing ceremony at the Teppozu Inari Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, 12 January 2020.
Men … Read more
(L-R) Japan’s former Empress Michiko, former Emperor Akihito, his son and current Japanese Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Crown Prince Akishino greet well-wishers through a … Read more
A handout photo made available by Sado Coast Guard Office shows Korean letters written on the outside of a wooden boat that washed ashore on … Read more
Japan is working on a plan to send about 270 seamen to the Middle East to guard ships supplying Japan under a law that allows … Read more
Nestlé has just launched the KitKat Chocolatory Cacao Fruit Chocolate, the first product to use a unique chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit.
The … Read more
Japanese former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone speaks during a press conference for the 28th Praemium Imperiale award in Tokyo, Japan, 17 October 2016 (reissued 29 … Read more
Japan and South Korea scrambled jets to shadow two Russian strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan and the East … Read more
Pope Francis expressed concern about future energy sources as he comforted victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster on Monday, noting a call by … Read more
People raise their glasses filled with 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau wine, as they bathe in a ‘wine bath’, coloured hot water, on the day of the … Read more
The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday opera legend Placido Domingo has said he won’t perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan.
The committee said … Read more
Cast members Austrian-US actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) hits a Japanese drum as US actress Linda Hamilton (L) and Colombian actress Natalia Reyes smile during the … Read more
A man holds a snow crab that was auctioned for five million yen (almost 46,000 US dollar) at Tottori port in Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, Japan, … Read more
Japanese and South Korean lawmakers agreed on Friday to work toward easing tensions and mending bilateral ties that have sunk to their lowest point in … Read more
Japan’s justice minister stepped down on Thursday – the second resignation from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s newly formed cabinet in less than a week – … Read more
The main building of the Shuri Castle is seen on fire in Naha, Okinawa prefecture, southern Japan, early 31 October 2019.
The fire started early … Read more