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National / Media | BY THE NUMBERS Oct 7, 2017

In vitro fertilization treatments by the numbers

In vitro fertilization treatments The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology reported in September that the number of in vitro fertilization treatments are on the rise. 5%: Percentage of babies born through in vitro fertilization treatment in Japan in 2015. 424,151: Number of in vitro fertilization ...

Uganda makes Pikotaro its tourism ambassador

National Oct 7, 2017

Uganda makes Pikotaro its tourism ambassador

YouTube star Pikotaro was appointed by the Ugandan government Friday as a tourism ambassador to help boost the number of Japanese travelers to the East African country. In a ceremony in the capital Kampala, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni asked Pikotaro if he is a samurai. ...

Nobel Peace Prize is also for hibakusha: ICAN chief

National Oct 7, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize is also for hibakusha: ICAN chief

This year's Nobel Peace Prize is not only for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons but also for the hibakusha — the survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — ICAN chief Beatrice Fihn said. "This is their prize as well," ...

Japan Times' 120th anniversary exhibition kicks off in Yokohama

National Oct 7, 2017

Japan Times' 120th anniversary exhibition kicks off in Yokohama

by Shusuke Murai

An exhibition showcasing The Japan Times' 120 years of reporting on the nation's most important historical moments opened Saturday in Yokohama. Commemorating the 120th anniversary of the country's oldest English-language daily, the exhibition features 330 pages of the newspaper's coverage of major events and topics, ...

Editorials Oct 7, 2017

20 years of organ transplants

Two decades have passed since the Organ Transplant Law took force, yet Japan carries out far fewer transplant operations than many other countries.

Voices | OVERHEARD Oct 7, 2017

Corny conundrum

"I love eating corn on the cob at the end of summer, but it's so hard to eat now that I'm older. How do you eat it?"

Team Europe ends Japan's reign as Japan Open champion

Figure Skating Oct 7, 2017

Team Europe ends Japan's reign as Japan Open champion

Japan missed out on its third consecutive title at the Japan Open team figure skating competition on Saturday, settling for a runner-up finish. The host team, featuring Mai Mihara, Marin Honda, Shoma Uno and pro skater Nobunari Oda, scored a total of 614.93 points in ...