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Japanese doctor, who treated patients until months before his death, dies at 105

Japanese doctor, who treated patients until months before his death, dies at 105

Shigeaki Hinohara was one of the longest-serving doctors in the world.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe promises to help victims of floods; death toll up to 25

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe promises to help victims of floods; death toll up to 25

Torrential rain that began a week ago set off landslides and sent rivers surging over their banks on the southwestern island of Kyushu, at one point forcing more than 400,000 people from their homes.

China detains 35 Japanese nationals for alleged fraud: Japanese Government

"We were informed that local authorities notified Japanese consulate-general in Guangzhou on July 3 that they had taken 35 Japanese nationals into criminal custody on suspicion of fraud," a foreign ministry official, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters.

 

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island's goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to reshuffle cabinet as support plunges to lowest since 2012

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to reshuffle cabinet as support plunges to lowest since 2012

Last week's loss, delivered by a novice political group, spotlights Abe's potential vulnerability after nearly five years in power, with many blaming voter perceptions of arrogance on his part and that of his powerful Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-In seeks talks with Kim Jong Un

During a speech on Thursday ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Moon Jae-in also proposed the two Koreas resume reunions of families separated by war, stop hostile activities along their heavily fortified border and cooperate on the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe chastened by huge loss in Tokyo assembly vote

The polls, seen as a bellwether for national political sentiment, come as Abe is buffeted by a series of setbacks and scandals that have driven down his popularity.

 

5.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan's Hokkaido

The quake logged lower five in some parts of Hokkaido prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at seven.

Tokyo begins voting in local polls

A total of 259 candidates, among them 65 women, are contesting the 127 seats in the assembly.

Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

The magnitude 5.6 quake struck about 7 AM at a shallow depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles) in Nagano prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

 

Japanese PM's popularity level slides, show polls

Japanese PM's popularity level slides, show polls

Japan Prime Minister has planned a cabinet reshuffle in August or September.

 

Upskirting accused knifes cops in Japan courtroom drama

A Japanese man accused of taking pictures up a woman's skirt stabbed two police officers on Friday the verdict in his sex pest case was being delivered.

Five things to know about the Japanese royals

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko journey to sites of natural disasters to console victims, most notably after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Japan moves towards first major rape law changes in a century

Victims and activists have long campaigned for changes to the 1907 law, as society`s attitudes toward rape victims are still chilly and many stay silent from shame or fear of criticism.
 

Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab

Japan's nuclear energy agency said Wednesday that five employees have been exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation after a bag containing plutonium broke apart during a routine inspection.

 

Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor

Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has aggressively promoted nuclear energy, calling it essential to powering the world's third-largest economy.

Four confirmed dead in small plane crash in Japan

The single-propeller plane with four people on board plunged into Japan's Northern Alps in Tateyama on Saturday. 
 

Japan parliament passes controversial anti-terror bill

Japan's lower house of parliament passed a controversial bill to crack down on people planning crime.

Six more Japanese detained in China

China had already detained five other Japanese citizens since 2015, largely on suspicion of spying.