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Domino's Pizza Japan has apologized for a video of its employee pretending to pick his nose and wipe it on pizza dough.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2024
Domino's apologizes over online video of employee's pizza antics
The pizza delivery giant's move came after a video surfaced online Monday of an employee pretending to pick his nose and wipe it on pizza dough.
People light candles and offer prayers during an event at a park in Kobe on Wednesday, the 29th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake.
Jan 17, 2024
Kobe stands with Noto area on 29th anniversary of Hanshin quake
Locals said their thoughts were with the people affected by the deadly quake that hit the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture on New Year's Day.
Takayasu Nikaido talks about the January 1995 earthquake that hit the Kobe area while showing videos he took in the aftermath of the quake.
Jan 15, 2024
Efforts underway to digitize videotapes of 1995 Kobe quake
Japanese manufacturers ended production of videotape players by 2016, and videotapes are said to have a lifespan of about 30 years
A field study by elementary school students takes place in the Izawa River basin in Shiso, Hyogo Prefecture.
LIFE / Travel
Dec 24, 2023
Unveiling Shiso, a hidden gem of nature and coexistence
With 90% of its area covered by forest, the Hyogo city boasts picturesque streams and a bounty of access points to refreshing natural spring water.
Fighters quaterback Shuta Hoshino scores a touchdown against the Orange during the Koshien Bowl on Sunday in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Dec 17, 2023
Kwansei Gakuin crushes Hosei University for sixth straight title
The win continued the Kansai region's dominant run in the national football title game.
Tomiko Itooka (left) has her photo taken with Ashiya Mayor Ryosuke Takashima during a birthday celebration at her nursing home on May 23.
Dec 13, 2023
115-year-old woman in western Japan becomes country's oldest person
Born on May 23, 1908, in Osaka, Tomiko Itooka is the eldest of three siblings and belonged to a volleyball club during her student days.
Tigers players Kento Itohara (left), Fumihito Haraguchi (second from left), Ryutaro Umeno (third from left) and Suguru Iwazaki pose for photos during the team's victory parade in Kobe on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 24, 2023
Triumphant Tigers and Buffaloes hold parades in Kobe and Osaka
Around 1 million fans attended victory parades for the Tigers and Buffaloes in Kobe and Osaka on Thursday.
Takarazuka Grand Theater in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture
Nov 20, 2023
Scandal-hit Takarazuka to set up experts panel to improve culture
Japan's all-female theater troupe Takarazuka Revue will set up a panel of experts possibly by year-end as it seeks to improve its corporate culture.
Kenshi Koba, chairman of the Takarazuka theater group, bows his head in apology during a news conference in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 14, 2023
No link to bullying in Takarazuka theater actress's suicide: panel
Although there was no evidence of harassment in the all-female musical theater troupe, the actress was most likely under immense pressure, the panel said.
Police try to control the crowd in the city of Osaka after the Hanshin Tigers won the Japan Series baseball championship on Nov. 5.
Nov 14, 2023
Civil servants face different treatment at Kansai baseball parades
Kobe and Hyogo government workers working at the parades will be treated as being on duty, but those of the Osaka governments will not be.
Hiroshi Kawahito, a lawyer representing the bereaved family of a 25-year-old actress who was with the Takarazuka Revue theater company, speaks during a news conference on Friday in Tokyo.
Nov 10, 2023
Japan theater actress' suicide due to overwork and bullying: lawyer
Bereaved family members are demanding an apology and compensation from the Takarazuka Revue all-female musical theater company.
Tigers fans during Game 1 of the Japan Series against the Buffaloes, at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Saturday. The Tigers are known for their high attendance figures and rowdy celebrations among the team's loyal fans.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 30, 2023
In the Japan Series, it’s a tale of two fanbases
The Tigers and Buffaloes have a lot of similarities, but there's a yawning gap in the support, enthusiasm and attention paid to each Kansai club.
The INAC Kobe Leonessa women's football team poses for a photo before a WE League Cup match against Chifure AS Elfen Saitama on Sept. 10 at Noevir Stadium in Kobe.
Oct 24, 2023
Kobe women's soccer team lets fans decide ticket price
One fan paid as much as ¥10,000, according to an INAC Kobe Leonessa club official.
Keio High School players celebrate after topping Sendai Ikuei High School in the finals of the national high school baseball tournament at Koshien Stadium on Wednesday.
Aug 23, 2023
Kanagawa's Keio ends 107-year drought with Koshien triumph
Playing in the school's third summer final and its first in 103 years, Keio's title was its first since the tournament's second edition in 1916.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 14, 2023
Four relatives arrested for abandoning boy's body in Kobe
The four relatives are suspected of dumping the body in a suitcase in a grassy area about 800 meters from their home around June 19.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2023
Severed heads of wild boars found in Kobe schoolyard
The heads, which all appeared to be from juvenile boars, were found at Nagamine Junior High School in the city’s Nada Ward.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 4, 2023
Japan's youngest city mayor sets sights on education reform
Harvard-educated Ryosuke Takashima, 26, is working to gather opinions — including from children — to revitalize public schools in his city.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 27, 2023
LDP and Komeito try to patch up differences with election deal
The two parties have agreed to endorse each other"s candidates everywhere except Tokyo in the next general election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2023
Uncle of 6-year-old found dead in Kobe directed disposal of body
The grandmother of Nao Hosaka has told investigators that the boy"s uncle instructed other family members to prepare the suitcase used to discard the boy"s body.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 24, 2023
Suspect confesses to abandoning her 6-year-old son's body in Kobe
Saki Hosaka, recently arrested for allegedly confining her mother in Kobe, has confessed to abandoning the body of her son, Nao, with her brother and sisters.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation