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A man walks on a road in the Sugamo district of Tokyo. The recent death of a 112-year-old in Chiba Prefecture means no man who was born in the Meiji Era (1868-1912) is still alive in the nation.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 10, 2024
Kanagawa 110-year-old becomes Japan's oldest man
Tomisaburo Wakui was born in November 1913 during the Taisho Era (1912-1926).
Uber Japan demonstrates its ride-hailing app in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 7, 2024
Uber to launch ride-hailing services in Japan
The move is designed to cope with a shortage of taxi drivers in urban areas and tourist spots in the country.
The Tokyo High Court ruled that there was a causal relationship between Kazuo Ishibashi’s driving and the fatal crash that followed, upholding the Yokohama District Court’s findings and 18-year prison term.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 26, 2024
Tokyo court upholds 18-year prison term for driver over 2017 road rage
Kazuho Ishibashi had deliberately slowed down his vehicle in front of the victim’s car on an expressway, resulting in its rear-ending by a truck.
The “myahk,” a community currency implemented on Okinawa Prefecture’s Miyako Island in 2018, is intimately tied to local efforts for environmental preservation.
LIFE / Lifestyle / Longform
Feb 10, 2024
Japanese communities are creating currencies to educate and empower citizens
The yen will do when paying for things throughout the country. In some places, though, you may try paying with a coin that also helps reduce plastic waste.
A car carrying the body of a man who claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima is seen in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 7, 2024
Body of man who claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima sent to crematorium
Kirishima allegedly committed a series of bombings targeting companies in Japan between 1974 and 1975.
Collapsed homes in the town of Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 12. Ever since breaking off from the Eurasian continent 20 million years ago and opening the Sea of Japan, the archipelago has always been at the mercy of nature’s seismic whims, its landscape and ecology undergoing perpetual transfiguration.
ENVIRONMENT / Earth science
Feb 4, 2024
For Japan, earthquakes are an existential matter
The New Year's Day quake was a stark reminder of how Japan has been shaped by rumbling, grinding and often deadly convulsions and volcanic activity.
An investigator on Friday searches a house where the man who claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima had lived in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2024
DNA tests show dead man likely 1970s bombing fugitive in Japan
He has long been wanted on suspicions that he planted and detonated a bomb in a building in Tokyo's Ginza district in April 1975.
The severed trunk of a roadside tree in front of a Bigmotor dealership in the city of Saitama, in July. Police authorities have received 51 reports of damage apparently caused by the company's practices of felling and killing with herbicides trees on the streets in front of its stores.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2024
First Bigmotor employee arrested over alleged removal of roadside trees
Toshiyuki Kamohara, 51, is believed to have instructed staff at the company's Kawasaki outlet to cut down trees near the store.
Satoshi Kirishima
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 29, 2024
Man believed to be fugitive Satoshi Kirishima dies in Kanagawa hospital
The man, who recently confessed to being the alleged bomber Satoshi Kirishima, had been hospitalized with terminal cancer.
Media gather in front of the hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture where Satoshi Kirishima, a fugitive who has been on police wanted lists for almost 50 years, is believed to have been admitted.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 28, 2024
Bombing fugitive worked for decades at building contractor
The man, who has been hospitalized with terminal cancer and confessed to being Satoshi Kirishima, lived under the name Hiroshi Uchida, sources said.
An earthquake registering a maximum of 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 struck Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture and other surrounding areas on Sunday morning, the Meteorological Agency said.
Jan 28, 2024
Magnitude 4.8 quake shakes Tokyo and Kanagawa
The 8:59 a.m. quake registered a 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in areas of Tokyo and Yokohama.
The summit of Mount Fuji in October. An eruption of the volcano could bring immediate, immeasurable damage to parts of Japan.
Jan 14, 2024
Avoiding a catastrophe if Mount Fuji erupts after major quake
Drills have shown that such a double disaster could prove catastrophic for parts of Japan.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son speaks at the SoftBank World 2023 corporate conference in Tokyo on Oct. 4.
Dec 31, 2023
Will generative AI speed up Japan's digital transformation?
An initially cautious attitude has given way to wider acceptance in the public and private sectors, providing a boost to digitalization efforts.
A man was found dead in a suitcase along the Tamagawa River in Kawasaki, police have said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 31, 2023
Body found in suitcase along Tama River in Kawasaki
Police open murder probe after body of 46-year-old man is discovered.
The prefectural and municipal governments of Osaka hold a meeting in the city on Dec. 14 to discuss offering a ride-hailing service at the 2025 Osaka Expo.
Dec 27, 2023
Local governments in Japan eye independent ride-hailing services
Some local governments are exploring the introduction of their own systems tailored to fit local circumstances, separate from the central government.
A turbine generator at JERA's No. 2 coal-fired power unit at its Yokosuka plant in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Dec 23, 2023
JERA starts operating Yokosuka coal-fired plant ahead of schedule
The move comes despite mounting criticism over its continued use of power plants that are fired by the dirtiest fossil fuel.
Japan's industry ministry said it would provide Samsung subsidies worth up to ¥20 billion as it looks to support the revitalization of domestic chip manufacturing.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 21, 2023
Samsung to set up chip packaging research facility in Japan
Samsung's investment comes at a time of easing tensions between South Korea and Japan.
The INS Kadmatt makes a goodwill visit to a port near Manila in October 2017.
Dec 3, 2023
Indian warship visits MSDF's Yokosuka base
Japan and India are working to strengthen their relations through "the Quad" framework, which also includes the United States and Australia.
Kanagawa Prefectural Police officers examine an area outside the K-Arena Yokohama facility in Yokohama on Thursday.
Nov 27, 2023
Woman in suspected knife attack confesses to stabbing herself
The woman's injuries were minor, and she has already been released from the hospital, police have said.
Port Plus is a training and education facility in Yokohama built by and for general contractor Obayashi, a storied Japanese builder that traces its roots back to 1892.
Nov 16, 2023
Wooden high-rise in Yokohama grows Japan’s timber ambitions
Port Plus, which was finished last year, is composed mainly of 540 wooden rigid cross-joints.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on