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Komeito fears defense drive

The deputy chief of New Komeito cast doubt on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s move to lift the government’s outright ban on using the right to collective self-defense, saying there are ...

Facial ID tests to resume at airports

The government plans to resume testing of its facial recognition system at airports in August to prepare for the expected surge in visitors for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, officials said ...

Kids wasting too much time online

A Cabinet Office survey finds that the amount of time that Japanese youngsters spend on the Internet with mobile or smartphones has increased 50 percent from a 2010 survey.