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Princess Yuriko, great-aunt of Japan emperor, diagnosed with heart failure

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 21:13
Princess Yuriko, the oldest member of the imperial family and great-aunt of Emperor Naruhito, has been diagnosed with heart failure, the Imperial Household Agency said Monday. (Kyodo)
Kategorie: Japan News

Mt. Fuji gets season's 1st snowcap, 24 days earlier than last year

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 21:05
Mt. Fuji got its first snowcap of the season on Monday, 24 days earlier than last year and two days earlier than average, a local weather agency said. (Kyodo)
Kategorie: Japan News

Japan Airlines abolishes use of “ladies and gentlemen” in English for sake of sexual minorities

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 21:03
Japan’s second-largest airline, Japan Airlines (also known as JAL), has announced a change in its customer service policies that will be taking effect soon. (soranews24.com)
Kategorie: Japan News

Fewer infections lead Japan to study relaxing cinema eating rule

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 21:00
Japan will consider easing a rule on eating at movie theaters, economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Monday, in an additional relaxation amid a recent decline in the number of novel coronavirus infections. (Kyodo)
Kategorie: Japan News

NTT eyes turning NTT Docomo into wholly-owned unit

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 20:54
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. is planning to turn Japan's largest mobile carrier NTT Docomo Inc. into a wholly-owned company through a takeover bid, sources close to the matter said Monday. (Kyodo)
Kategorie: Japan News

Tackling poverty In China and Japan

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 20:48
China is on an arduous long march to eradicate poverty. In Japan, inequalities remain despite economic growth. Our correspondents take a closer look at the countries' quest for prosperity. (CNA Insider)
Kategorie: Japan News

Rise in celebrity suicides in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 20:47
The death of Japanese actor Yuko Takeuchi has once again started a conversation on Japan's high suicide rate. (WION)
Kategorie: Japan News

Tokyo sushi alleys at midnight -- Tsukiji Market

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 20:44
It’s midnight. Tokyo. Tsukiji. I need to go for a walk — through some dark alleys on a Saturday night. (ONLY in JAPAN)
Kategorie: Japan News

Shodai wins first sumo tournament title

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 20:43
The 28-year-old Shodai has won his first title in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, with 13 wins and two losses. (NHK)
Kategorie: Japan News

Tokyo Disneyland opens new attraction area

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 20:36
Tokyo Disneyland has opened a new area of attractions on Monday based on the movie "Beauty and the Beast." (NHK)
Kategorie: Japan News

Autumn foliage peaks at Asahidake in Hokkaido

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 20:35
Tourists are enjoying the colorful autumn foliage at Mount Asahidake, the highest peak in Hokkaido, northern Japan. (NHK)
Kategorie: Japan News

Tokyo confirms 78 new cases of coronavirus

newsonjapan.com - Po, 09/28/2020 - 20:13
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 78 new cases of the coronavirus in the Japanese capital on Monday. (NHK)
Kategorie: Japan News

Japan's Buddhist temples struggle as pandemic drags on

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/27/2020 - 21:19
The new coronavirus has people everywhere avoiding crowded spaces, and in Japan that includes temples. The number of services for the traditional Buddhist holidays of Bon and Higan has fallen, putting some temples under financial strain. (Nikkei)
Kategorie: Japan News

Tokyo HQs no longer such a capital idea for Japan Inc.

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/27/2020 - 21:17
Growing numbers of Tokyo-based companies are considering relocating some of their functions to other parts of Japan, spurred by a desire to minimize risks in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Nikkei)
Kategorie: Japan News

Saudi Arabia sends blue ammonia to Japan in world-first shipment

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/27/2020 - 21:13
The world’s first shipment of blue ammonia is on its way from Saudi Arabia to Japan, where it will be used in power stations to produce electricity without carbon emissions. (Bloomberg)
Kategorie: Japan News

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattles Japan

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/27/2020 - 21:12
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit Japan's Pacific Ocean coast off Honshu Island on Sunday, the country's meteorological agency reported. (aa.com.tr)
Kategorie: Japan News

Many in Japan receiving coronavirus subsidies illegally

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/27/2020 - 21:07
Cases of fraudulent receipts of subsidies designed to support small businesses and self-employed people hit hard by the pandemic are increasingly being found across Japan. (Japan Times)
Kategorie: Japan News

Japan aims to boost capacity of nurseries by 120,000

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/27/2020 - 21:06
The Japanese government is considering boosting the capacity of the country's authorized nurseries and other facilities for preschoolers by some 120,000 over the four years from fiscal 2021, it was learned Saturday. (Japan Times)
Kategorie: Japan News

Suga, in Fukushima, vows to continue recovery efforts for 2011 disasters-hit areas

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/27/2020 - 20:57
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed Saturday to press forward with reconstruction efforts for areas devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, as he visited the Fukushima nuclear power plant crippled by the disasters. (Japan Today)
Kategorie: Japan News

Worried by pandemic, unmarried Japanese couples want legal protection

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/27/2020 - 20:54
The coronavirus pandemic has heightened distress felt by unmarried Japanese couples in long-term relationships as they face the prospect that, should one become ill, they would not be afforded the same rights as married couples. (Kyodo)
Kategorie: Japan News
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