National Aug 14, 2020

No Japan prefectures positive about hosting nuclear waste site

Nearly half of Japan's 47 prefectures said they are opposed to or held negative views about hosting a deep-underground disposal site for high-level radioactive nuclear waste, a Kyodo News survey showed Friday. None expressed a favorable stance. The result signals further woes for the central ...

Russian minister visits disputed island off Japan's Hokkaido

National Aug 5, 2020

Russian minister visits disputed island off Japan's Hokkaido

Russian emergencies minister Yevgeny Zinichev on Wednesday visited an island claimed by Japan off Hokkaido that is at the center of a long-standing territorial dispute between the two countries. It is the first visit to one of the four disputed islands by a senior Russian ...

Japan museums collect daily items to log pandemic history

National Aug 3, 2020

Japan museums collect daily items to log pandemic history

A number of museums across Japan have started collecting materials related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, such as face masks and fliers, to keep a record of everyday life during the outbreak and pass on as a legacy to future generations. The move comes as ...