The Japan News

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The Japan News is published by The Yomiuri Shimbun, which boasts the largest circulation in the world.

Culture and society, Current affairs, Headline-2

Japan Olympic chief denies corruption allegations

The president of the Japanese IOC says there is nothing to worry about.

Current affairs, Diplomacy

Japan ‘close to deal’ to buy island for U.S. training site

The site will be used to practice carrier landings and air drills.

Business

Ghosn and prosecutors at odds over ‘losses inflicted on Nissan’

Former chairman to spend Christmas and New Years in jail.

Diplomacy

Top Chinese intelligence official visited Japan in secret

Counter-terrorism and intelligence sharing may have been the topic of discussion.

Culture and society

Japan eyes return to commercial whaling

Japan plans to withdraw from International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling.

Analysis

Japanese views of U.S. ties worsen in poll

Respondents were less likely to respond positively due to recent developments.

Culture and society, Current affairs, Headline-2

Feature: Ghosn’s fall from grace

Ghosn legacy torn apart as prosecutors struggle to build a solid case.

Culture and society

Japan’s year symbolized by ‘disaster’

The Kanji of the year in 2018 in Japan is the word for disaster.

Curiosity

Japan okays jamming hostile satellites

Japan approves a measure to research the capabilities to jam hostile communication satellites.

Analysis

Nissan’s misdeeds highlight delay in corporate governance reform

Changes are long overdue at one of the world’s largest auto manufacturers.

Economics, News

Ghosn charged with falsifying reports

Ghosn and an associated remain in jail on charges of tax avoidance and falsifying reports.

Economics

New Ghosn details reveal massive hidden pay

Ghosn suspected of understating pay by ¥9,5 billion over 9 years.

Diplomacy

S. Korea top court: Mitsubishi owes damages

Fallout continues over South Korean ruling that Mitsubishi owes war time reparations.

Diplomacy, Economics

Japan considers buying up to 100 more F-35 fighters

The government is considering acquiring 80 to 100 additional state-of-the-art F-35 stealth fighters for the Air Self-Defense Force, sources said.

Economics, Environment

Climate change plan approved by Japan cabinet

The government approved a climate change adaptation plan at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that is aimed at countering the dangers caused by global warming.

Analysis, Economics

Nissan to face challenges in setting up new leadership

The company will have to balance its desires with partners Renault.

Curiosity

Prosecutors: Nissan’s Ghosn understated pay by ¥5 bil.

Ghosn is currently under arrest for financial discrepancy and under-reporting pay.

Curiosity, Economics

Nissan’s Ghosn arrested over financial law violation

Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested by a Japanese special investigation team over financial irregularities.

Curiosity

Japan requires foreigners to have ID card to receive basic care

Foreign residents to be required to show residence cards to receive health care.

Analysis

Japan sets out plan to regulate IT giants more strictly

A panel set up to study the issue has recommended plans to regulate IT companies more strictly.

Curiosity

Japan panel to call for creating IT watchdog

An expert panel will call for the government to set up a team of specialists to monitor the business practices of tech giants in its interim report to be released early next month.

Curiosity

Japanese journalist Yasuda freed 3 yrs after being kidnapped in Syria

The Japanese foreign ministry has confirmed that Yasuda has been released.

Diplomacy

‘Stability’ aim of Abe’s China visit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay an official visit to China from Thursday to Saturday — the first official visit to China by a Japanese prime minister in seven years.

Economics, Environment

Japanese partsmaker fabricated earthquake shock-absorber data

The government says buildings with parts will still withstand severe earthquakes.

Diplomacy

North Korea playing hardball with nuclear weapons list

Kim Jong-un says he won’t submit the weapons list and presented several demands.

Economics

Japan carmakers brace for new NAFTA

The revised NAFTA deal that the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed to on Sunday is expected to have a significant impact on Japanese automakers.

Diplomacy, Politics

Conflict over U.S. base to intensify in Japan

The debate over US bases in Okinawa is likely to intensify after the election of a new governor.

Curiosity, Environment

Trains stopped as strong typhoon nears

Japan braces itself as a powerful typhoon approaches the main islands.

Curiosity

Tokyo firm to send rovers to moon via SpaceX by ’21

A Japanese start-up will send rovers to the moon via Elon Musk’s Space X by 2021.

Economics

Bank of Japan split on monetary easing

The Bank of Japan could have increasing difficulty steering its monetary policy, as some believe Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is becoming less focused on achieving a 2 percent inflation target.

Analysis, Economics

Swift assistance needed to rehabilitate Hokkaido’s quake-stricken industries

To realize Hokkaido’s post-quake rehabilitation, it is indispensable to rebuild its industries.

Politics

Abe wins 3rd term as president of ruling LDP

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reelected president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party for a third consecutive term on Thursday.

Diplomacy, Opinion

Japan should pursue future-oriented diplomacy with strategic approach – Editorial

It is necessary to advance future-oriented diplomacy and continue improving trust in the international community, an editorial in the Yomiuri Shimbun said.

Diplomacy, Politics

Akihito marks final war-end anniversary

Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II on Wednesday.

Economics

Intellectual property arbitral body to open

A permanent international arbitration body specializing in intellectual property is to be established in Japan as early as September.

Diplomacy

Abe hopes reciprocal visits improve Japan-China ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to accelerate the improvement of Japan-China relations through the realization of reciprocal visits with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Economics

Toshiba planning to sell LNG business in US.

Toshiba Corporation is planning to sell its liquefied natural gas business in the United States.

Curiosity

Japan seeks to cut plutonium stockpile

Japan’s Atomic Energy Commission is seeking to cut the country’s plutonium stockpile for the first time in over a decade.

Curiosity

Fake news triggers flood of applications from ninja hopefuls

Fake internet news stories claiming “ninja” are in short supply trigger a flood of applications to Japan.

Curiosity

65 dead of heatstroke in Japan

A record 65 people died in a weeklong period due to heatstroke amid severely hot weather in Japan.

Opinion

Japan should ensure user safety on crypto-exchanges

Japanese regulators need to do more to ensure the safety and privacy of users dealing with crypto-currency exchanges.

Diplomacy

South Koreans, Japanese doubt N Korea denuclearization

Polls suggest the public in both countries do not believe true denuclearization will take place.

Economics

Japanese-affiliated convenience stores make headway into China

Japan-affiliated convenience store chains are making an aggressive push into the Chinese market, with three major chains now having about 5,500 stores in China.

Economics, Politics

Japanese firms solidify LGBT policy

Japanese companies are increasingly integrating gender diversity policies into their central business strategies.

Diplomacy

Japan wary of aid for North Korea

The Japanese government is wary of U.

Diplomacy, Opinion

Territorial clarity must emerge from Japan-Russia talks

Gains from Japan-Russia cooperation must lead to progress in territorial talks.

Curiosity, Economics

APEC nations divided over statement on protectionism

Representatives of the APEC members hold a press conference following the trade ministers’ meeting in Port Moresby on Saturday but did not address concerns over protectionism.

Opinion

Path to denuclearization of North Korea still not in sight

Trump’s negotiation tactics face test.

Opinion, Politics

North Korean move stops short of declaring abolition of N-weapons

It must be a tactic to weaken the pressure of the international community’s sanctions and make summit meetings with the United States and South Korea successful.