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Rescue efforts continue as heavy rain kills 6 in southwestern Japan

Rescue efforts continue as heavy rain kills 6 in southwestern Japan

Rescue efforts continue as heavy rain kills 6 in southwestern Japan Search and rescue operations continued Thursday as torrential rain devastated Japan’s southwestern main island of Kyushu, leaving six dead…

Abe vulnerable but who can succeed him?

Abe vulnerable but who can succeed him?

Abe vulnerable but who can succeed him? Abe surged back to power in 2012, pledging to revive the stale economy and bolster defense. He has led his ruling bloc to…

N Korea vows more 'gift packages' of missile tests for U.S.

N Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for U.S.

N Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for U.S. Click here to view original web page at japantoday.com Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in…

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan The frequent tests and growing sophistication of North Korean missiles is prompting the Japanese government and the general public to think…

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders Takata executives faced angry investors Tuesday after the company at the center of the world’s biggest auto safety recall filed for bankruptcy and said it…

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago KOBE – On Jan. 1, 1868, foreign merchants, who had spent the preceding days on ships…

U.S. military under fire for gun safety breaches on Okinawa

U.S. military under fire for gun safety breaches on Okinawa

U.S. military under fire for gun safety breaches on Okinawa A series of incidents — including the theft of an M16 in 2014 and numerous attempts to board civilian aircraft…

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat Japan opened a missile defense drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the…

Honda halts production at Sayama plant after cyberattacks

Honda halts production at Sayama plant after cyberattacks

Honda halts production at Sayama plant after cyberattacks Honda said Wednesday it had temporarily halted production at plant in Japan after it suffered a cyberattack from the same ransomware that…

Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners!

Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners!

Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners! With a tagline that reads, “Of the GAIJIN! By the GAIJIN!! For the GAIJIN!!!”,…