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Foreigners in Japan face significant levels of discrimination: Survey

 

Tokyo: Almost 40 percent of foreign residents who sought housing in Japan had applications turned down and almost a quarter were denied jobs in the past five years, a survey showed on Friday, highlighting discrimination in a largely homogeneous society.

Eight students feared dead in Japan avalanche

Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche on Monday during a mountain climbing outing at a ski resort, authorities and media said.

Six students feared dead in Japan avalanche

Six high school students were feared dead today after they were engulfed by an avalanche while on a mountain-climbing outing, officials and reports said.

Japan court strikes down ban on 'mannequin mob' protest

Japanese political dissenters chalked up a small victory today when a court struck down a city's move to ban a "mannequin flash mob" anti-government protest.

5.6-magnitude quake hits off Japan's Fukushima, no tsunami risk

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake today struck northeastern Japan near the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant but there was no fear of a tsunami, Japanese and US authorities said.

Japan man to stand trial over killing spree: Media

A man will stand trial over the brutal stabbing deaths of 19 people at a disability centre in Japan last year -- the nation`s bloodiest crime in decades -- media reported Friday. 

Michael Phelps returns to 2020 Olympics as swimwear salesman

Michael Phelps returns to 2020 Olympics as swimwear salesman

In a partnership with US manufacturer Aqua Sphere, which started in 2014, Phelps said he felt reinvigorated by his new career.

Japan resumes work on controversial US base on Okinawa

The Japanese government today resumed work on building a controversial US airbase on Okinawa island

China urges US to desist from erroneous remarks on disputed islands

China urges US to desist from erroneous remarks on disputed islands

China has urged the US to stop making erroneous remarks on the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands after American Defence Secretary James Mattis reportedly said the US-Japan mutual defence treaty applies to the disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe says will keep seeking Donald Trump's understanding on TPP

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe says will keep seeking Donald Trump's understanding on TPP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he believed United States President Donald Trump understood the value of free trade and that he would keep pitching a multinational trade pact that Trump's administration has vowed to exit.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on South Korea to remove a statue of a "comfort woman" which has reignited a diplomatic row over Tokyo's wartime sex slavery.

5.5-magnitude quake strikes near Japan's east coast: USGS

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit near Japan`s east coast on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

With Sushma Swaraj's help, body of Delhi man to be brought from Tokyo today

With Sushma Swaraj's help, body of Delhi man to be brought from Tokyo today

Mortal remains of a man from Delhi, who died of cardiac arrest in Tokyo two weeks ago, will be brought back home on Saturday.

Japan to dismantle $9bn fast-breeder nuclear reactor

Japan to dismantle $9bn fast-breeder nuclear reactor

Japan on Wednesday approved the dismantling of its only fast-breeder nuclear reactor, authorities said.

Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said Sunday.

China ships sail near disputed islands, says Japan's coast guard

Chinese coast guard vessels sailed into territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, Japan's coast guard said, marking the second such incident in a week.

Rare act of VIOLENCE! Woman set on fire in Japan restaurant

A man set a woman on fire following an argument in a restaurant in Japan, local media reported today, in a rare act of violence in the country.

Narendra Modi calls on Japanese Emperor, discusses future of Asia

Narendra Modi calls on Japanese Emperor, discusses future of Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called on Japanese Emperor Akihito and discussed the common bonds between India and Japan and the future of Asia.

PM Narendra Modi reaches Japan for annual bilateral summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached Tokyo to attend the annual India-Japan bilateral summit to be held on Friday.

PM Narendra Modi leaves for Japan

PM Narendra Modi leaves for Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left for Japan to participate in the annual bilateral summit in Tokyo.