Workers assigned to far-flung locations are seeing their employers bringing them back to their homes and families.
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Myanmar's first satellite is being held on board the International Space Station following the Myanmar coup, while Japan's space agency and a Japanese university decide what to do with it, two Japanese university officials said. The ¥1.7 billion satellite was built by Japan's Hokkaido University ...
Sakae Kato stayed behind to look after cats when other residents evacuated, spurred on in part by the shock of finding dead pets in abandoned houses.
Already the last major industrial country to start mass vaccinations, Japan is likely to be hampered by a lack of equipment and difficulties in recruiting medical workers.
Taro Kono, administrative and regulatory reform minister, said, "We need to do the best we can to prepare for the games at this moment."
A senior U.S. Navy commander in Asia welcomed on Thursday an agreement by Japan and Australia to tighten military cooperation that will bolster the United States in a region where China's influence is growing. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australian leader Scott Morrison on Tuesday ...
The Japanese carmaker says the U.K. provided reassurances in 2016 that Brexit would not affect its competitiveness, when the firm announced a plan to expand operations in the country.
Under Abe, the nation has strengthened its military to deter threats from neighbors, including North Korea and China.
FamilyMart hopes to have robots working in 20 stores around Tokyo by 2022.
Grading software promises to make life easier for buyers of tuna worldwide.