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Powerful quake paralyses Hokkaido in latest disaster to hit Japan

Sep 07 2018

TOKYO A powerful earthquake paralyzed Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, killing at least seven people, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents.

Japanese heat wave pushes temperature to record

Jul 23 2018

TOKYO The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heat wave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and sent thousands to hospital showed no sign of significant easing.

Japan beefs up child welfare measures after 'soul-crushing' abuse death

Jul 20 2018

TOKYO Japan is taking emergency steps to boost the number of child welfare workers by 60 percent within five years, spurred by the death of a child whose handwritten notes seeking forgiveness from her abusive parents have shaken the nation.


Jun 22 2018

[東京 20日 ロイター] - 米シリコンバレー式のエンジニア向け訓練校、コードクリサリスのカニ・ムニダサ共同創立者兼最高経営責任者(CEO)は2月、日本の財界トップを前に講演し、ソフトウエアが日本企業の未来を脅かしていると警鐘を鳴らした。昨年7月に東京で開設した同校は、日本のソフトウエアエンジニアの水準を世界標準に引き上げるべく、ブートキャンプ(新兵訓練)と呼ばれる集中講座を開いている。

Silicon Valley-style coding boot camp seeks to reset Japan Inc

Jun 21 2018

TOKYO Barely six months after inaugurating a tiny software-coding boot camp in a basement in Tokyo, Silicon Valley transplant Kani Munidasa stood before some of Japan's top business leaders in February with a warning: software was threatening their future. | Video

Top Japan finance official denies sexual harassment, says to sue publisher

Apr 16 2018

TOKYO Japan's top finance bureaucrat denied on Monday a weekly magazine's allegation that he had sexually harassed female reporters and vowed to sue its publisher for defamation, his ministry said in a statement.

Japan Display to raise $518 million as search for partners drags on

Mar 30 2018

TOKYO Embattled liquid crystal display (LCD) maker Japan Display Inc said it would raise $518 million through a new share issue and an asset sale, in a stop-gap measure to shore up its finances as it struggles to find partners for a tie-up.

Japan PM Abe to attend Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea

Jan 24 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he would attend the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea next month, after reports he would not attend due to a dispute over "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels. | Video

Japan's emperor draws record birthday crowd as he prepares to abdicate

Dec 23 2017

TOKYO A record crowd paid their respects to Japan's 84-year-old Emperor Akihito at Tokyo's Imperial Palace on Saturday, in his first birthday celebration since the date of his abdication was set. | Video

'Who's Kazuo Ishiguro?' Japan asks, but celebrates Nobel author as its own

Oct 06 2017

TOKYO Minutes after Japanese-born Briton Kazuo Ishiguro was announced as the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, Japanese took to Twitter to ask: "Who (the heck) is Kazuo Ishiguro?"

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