Kyoko Hasegawa
Former Self-Defense Forces member Rina Gonoi arrives Tuesday at the Fukushima District Court, which found three ex-soldiers guilty of sexually assaulting her.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 12, 2023
Guilty verdicts in SDF sexual assault case
Rina Gonoi, 24, took to YouTube last year to share her account after an internal military probe was dropped for lack of evidence.
Honda raised its full-year net profit forecast to ¥930 billion.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Honda and Nissan hike full-year forecasts
The car giants, however, also pointed out that fierce price competition in China was posing a challenge for Japanese automakers.
People take part in a protest against the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's redevelopment project for the Meiji Jingu Gaien district in Tokyo in February.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 25, 2023
Petitioners try to halt razing of thousands of trees in historic Tokyo park
Tokyo's percentage of public green space is far lower than other major cities such as New York, Seoul and London.
Fishermen work at a port in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Aug. 24.
Sep 4, 2023
Japan boosts fishing sector aid after Fukushima water release
The increased aid comes as more than 100 fishermen and locals living near Fukushima prepare to file a lawsuit this week seeking to stop the discharge.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2023
As prices soar, Japan returns to human waste fertilizer
With Russia's invasion of Ukraine having hit the cost of chemical fertilizers, more people are embracing the use of more natural alternatives.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2023
The ex-SDF member who declared war on sexual abuse
Rina Gonoi's story has inspired dozens more people to report sexual and other abuse in Japan's armed forces.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 9, 2023
Toyota keeps profit forecasts despite supply chain headwinds
The world's top-selling automaker is still suffering production setbacks caused by the semiconductor shortage along with other industry players.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 18, 2022
Japan confronts problem of video game addiction
While nations like China and South Korea have imposed drastic restrictions on youth gaming in recent years, some in Japan feel they are being left to deal with the issue on their own.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2022
Self-destruct command sent after Japan's Epsilon rocket launch fails
It was the first failed launch in nearly two decades, and the only one for an Epsilon rocket, a solid-fuel model that has flown five successful missions since its 2013 debut.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2022
Water in asteroid dust collected by Japan's space agency offers clues to life on Earth
The discovery offers new support for the theory that life on Earth was seeded from outer space.


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