The Japan Times

The Japan Times


Breaking news and features about Japan from the nation's most widely read English-language newspaper. 日本で一番読まれている英字新聞・ジャパンタイムズが発信する国内外ニュースと、様々なジャンルの特集記事。

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama is no longer expected to attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to be held later this month.

An evacuation order in a town hosting the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been lifted for the first time since the March 2011 disaster.

Even as Vladimir Putin admitted that Xi Jinping had concerns about the war in Ukraine, the Russian leader’s comments on Taiwan may ultimately matter more to his Chinese counterpart.

The first meeting of the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group since 2018 said any North Korean nuclear attack would be met with an "overwhelming and decisive response."

Consumer prices excluding fresh food rose 2.8% in August from a year ago. Barring the effect of sales tax increases, it was the strongest reading since 1991.

Around 60% of more than 2,000 people with foreign roots surveyed earlier this year by the Tokyo Bar Association have been questioned by Japanese police over the past five years.

BREAKING: Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announces that Japan will allow visa-free, individual tourism and remove a daily entry cap from Oct. 11.

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Japan is considering sharply increasing its defense spending to more than ¥40 trillion ($279 billion) over the next five years — far surpassing the ¥27.47 trillion specified as defense costs through fiscal 2023.

Japan's McDonald's restaurants will raise prices on about 60% of the items on its menu.

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BREAKING: Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been shot in the city of Nara, NHK reports.

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BREAKING: Japanese government announces new era will be known as Reiwa 令和

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BREAKING: Magnitude 7.1 quake measuring upper 6 on Japanese scale hits Miyagi, Fukushima prefectures in northeastern Japan. There is no possibility of tsunami.

2018's kanji character of the year is 災 ('sai,' disaster), as chosen by a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization. Japan saw a myriad of floods, typhoons and earthquakes this past year.

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BREAKING: Yuzuru Hanyu wins gold for the men's figure skating long program. He's the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in this category in 66 years. Shoma Uno gets second. #WinterOlympics  #figureskating  #羽生くん

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