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In a tight race Sunday, former businessman and trade bureaucrat Kazuhiko Oigawa won the Ibaraki gubernatorial election, giving a lift to the struggling Liberal Democratic Party and denying Gov. Masaru Hashimoto a record seventh consecutive term. The challenge from the political newcomer came as Prime ...
Japan's elementary and junior high school students have strong basic academic skills but struggle to solve complex questions, according to this year's nationwide achievement test results, which were released Monday by the education ministry. Since its launch in 2007, the test has been drawing attention ...
The chief negotiators from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries began three-day talks in Sydney on Monday to move forward implementation of the regional free trade pact following the United States' withdrawal from the deal earlier this year. The negotiators will be discussing whether to ...