Travelers to U.S. urged to be vigilant after mass shooting

Jun 13, 2016

Travelers to U.S. urged to be vigilant after mass shooting

The Foreign Ministry has urged travelers to exercise caution when visiting parts of the U.S. that could be targets for terrorism, following Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In an advisory issued Monday, the ministry said people should seek out ...

Jun 1, 2016

On streets of Tokyo, opinion divided over tax-hike delay

Passers-by polled by reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday were split over the prospect of another delay to the consumption tax hike. Many people said it would help with their household spending, while others voiced disappointment at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s sudden change of heart ...

Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at age 69

May 26, 2016

Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at age 69

Hanako, the oldest elephant in Japan, died Thursday afternoon at Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo, the metropolitan government said. The beloved female was 69 years old. According to the metropolitan government, Hanako was found lying on the floor of her cage at around 8:30 ...