The Japan News

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

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.