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JR Tokai President Shunsuke Niwa speaks to reporters after meeting with transport ministry officials on Friday.
Mar 30, 2024
JR Tokai gives up on 2027 maglev target date for opening
JR Tokai gave up the 2027 goal as the Shizuoka Prefectural Government has declined to approve tunnel drilling work due to environmental concerns.
The 8620-class steam locomotive was manufactured in 1922 during Japan's Taisho Era (1912-1926).
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 30, 2024
One last journey for Japan's oldest steam train
Japan's 101-year-old steam locomotive has made its final journey, thought it may live on as a museum piece in the future.
An escalator at Mito Station in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, where a man had been found collapsed
Mar 27, 2024
Man dies after his jacket gets caught in escalator at Japan station
The cause of the 72-year-old man's death remains undetermined.
A screenshot from a video taken and released Saturday shows China Coast Guard ships deploying water cannons against a Philippine military-chartered civilian supply boat near the Second Thomas Shoal in disputed waters of the South China Sea.
Mar 24, 2024
After clash, China warns Philippines over escalation in South China Sea
China's Defense Ministry issued the warning a day after Manila accused Beijing of damaging a Philippine vessel and injuring its crew with water cannons.
A screenshot from a video taken and released Saturday shows China Coast Guard ships deploying water cannons against a Philippine military-chartered civilian supply boat near the Second Thomas Shoal in disputed waters of the South China Sea.
Mar 23, 2024
Philippines says China Coast Guard again injured crew with water cannon in South China Sea
Chinese vessels severely damaged a Philippine civilian resupply ship as it headed for a military base in the flashpoint Second Thomas Shoal.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Philippines' president, speaks during an interview in Manila on Tuesday. Marcos said the threat to his nation from China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea is growing but argued that his government's efforts to assert sovereignty over disputed areas aren't meant to start a conflict by "poking the bear." 
Mar 20, 2024
Marcos warns on China threat, says he’s not ‘poking the bear’
But since the threat has grown, Manila "must do more" to defend its territory, the Philippine president says.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo attend a working luncheon at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila on Tuesday. Blinken’s trip, which also touched upon economic cooperation, followed a trade mission visit by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo a week earlier.
Mar 19, 2024
Blinken pledges closer U.S.-Philippine security ties ahead of trilateral summit with Japan
The top U.S. diplomat and his Philippine counterpart also signaled the allies were eyeing ways to "operationalize" security cooperation with Tokyo.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his wife, Yuko, welcome Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and his wife, Louise Araneta, at the Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo last December.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
Biden, Kishida and Marcos to hold first trilateral summit in April
The summit comes as economic and security ties continue to grow and the partners cast wary eyes on China.
The Thunderbird limited express train
Mar 17, 2024
Woman and baby daughter hit by train in apparent murder-suicide
The police said that relatives of the woman had told them she was having problems raising her daughter.
The 125-kilometer section from Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture to Tsuruga in Fukui, which opened Saturday, adds six new stations to the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.
Mar 16, 2024
Hokuriku Shinkansen extension opens, buoying tourism hopes for Fukui
The extension brings shinkansen services to Fukui Prefecture for the first time.
Christopher Nolan poses with the Oscars for best picture and best director for "Oppenheimer," in the Academy Awards press room on Sunday.
Mar 11, 2024
The Academy gives Christopher Nolan's masterpiece its highest accolade
It is, in the words of its director, the story of the most important person who ever lived.
Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Feb 29, 2024
Marcos to chart deeper Australia-Philippines ties as China rises
Marcos will be the first Philippine leader to address a joint sitting of parliament in Canberra.
Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo speaks during an interview in Pasay City, Metro Manila, on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 17, 2024
Philippines eyes hosting 'two-plus-two' security talks with Japan this year
The countries' foreign and defense ministers will likely meet toward the middle or second half of the year, with a key security pact on the agenda.
Firefighters near the building that was burned, near Omori Station in Tokyo on Sunday.
Feb 4, 2024
Fire near train station in Tokyo halts key transportation corridor
According to JR East, services on the Keihin Tohoku and Tokaido lines were suspended for about three hours after the fire broke out shortly past 10 a.m.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was quick to play down the tensions, saying that the coalition was still intact.
Feb 2, 2024
'Open warfare': Philippines' Marcos-Duterte alliance crumbles
The alliance between the two was always expected to collapse, but analysts are surprised by how soon the gloves have come off.
Hawks pitcher Carter Stewart Jr., the eighth overall pick in the MLB draft in 2018, is preparing for his sixth season in Japan.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 26, 2024
Hawks pitcher Carter Stewart Jr. reflects on unique journey in Japan
Carter Stewart Jr. appears poised for a breakthrough ahead of his sixth NPB season.
A sign noting the restart of bullet train service is posted at the shinkansen entrance of JR Sendai Station on Wednesday morning after a power outage forced a large-scale shutdown of several shinkansen lines a day earlier.
Jan 24, 2024
Bullet train services resume in eastern Japan after power outage
Sections of the Tohoku, Joetsu and Hokuriku shinkansen lines were affected after a bullet train crossed a section of track where an overhead electrical wire was hanging down.
A shinkansen is stopped due to a power outage on a section in the city of Saitama shortly before noon on Tuesday.
Jan 23, 2024
Two workers taken to hospital after power outage halts shinkansen in eastern Japan
Many bullet train services between Tokyo and stations in eastern and central Japan were suspended and services were not expected to resume soon.
Philippine Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Romeo Brawner walks past an honor guard during the arrival ceremony at Western Command, in Puerto Princesa, on the Philippine island of Palawan last August.
Jan 21, 2024
Manila gets tough in the South China Sea as a showdown looms
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has taken a tough stance on territorial disputes with China — and he is backing this up with bold moves.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Jan 16, 2024
China summons Philippine ambassador over Taiwan election comments
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Beijing "is strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposes" Marcos's remarks.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan