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McDonald's Japan will start charging ¥5 for plastic bags of all sizes at some stores, starting in April.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2024
McDonald's Japan announces trial ¥5 plastic bag charge to curb usage
The firm will eye expanding the fee nationwide following a trial at 23 of its stores in Nagasaki Prefecture starting in April.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida enters his office on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 12, 2024
Japan's LDP concerned about headwinds in Lower House by-elections
The Nagasaki race is designed to fill the vacancy of a former LDP member embroiled in a funds scandal.
An offshore wind turbine off the coast of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, in 2013. Japan aims to increase its offshore wind power capacity to 10 GW by 2030.
Jan 21, 2024
As Japan makes major investments in wind power, some residents are pushing back
In a sense, the city of Ishikari represents the idealized, natural version of Hokkaido for many Japanese. Some residents say massive wind turbines will destroy that image.
The Nagasaki Marriott Hotel, part of redevelopment work on the city's main train station complex, offers 207 rooms on the seventh to 13th floors with panoramic views of local attractions such as Nagasaki Port and Mount Inasa.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 16, 2024
Marriott opens hotel in Nagasaki amid hopes of boosting tourism
The Nagasaki Marriott Hotel is the chain's ninth in Japan, and its first in the southwestern Kyushu region.
The Huis Ten Bosch seaside resort in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 27, 2023
Nagasaki casino resort plan rejected amid doubts over funding
An expert panel makes approval decisions based on a resort's ability to boost overseas visitors, its economic benefits and steps to prevent addiction.
Yamanashi Gov. Kotaro Nagasaki speaks at a news conference at the prefectural government office on Wednesday. The prefecture is set to begin charging people to climb Mount Fuji.
Dec 21, 2023
Yamanashi Prefecture to collect fees from Mount Fuji climbers
The prefecture will also control the number of climbers to ease congestion and prevent visitors from climbing through the night.
Japan is aiming to boost renewable power capacity to help achieve its 2050 goal of becoming carbon neutral.
Dec 13, 2023
Three groups picked for second round of offshore wind power tender
Japan's offshore wind power market is set to grow as the government aims to have 10 gigawatts of offshore wind farm deals by 2030.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a meeting in Nagasaki on Saturday
Dec 9, 2023
Kishida vows increased effort to achieve nuke-free world
At a meeting in Nagasaki, the prime minister called nuclear disarmament a "common ideal of humanity."
A sign for "Oppenheimer" at a movie theater in Los Angeles. The film will open in Japan next year.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 7, 2023
'Oppenheimer' to screen in Japan next year after nuclear controversy
The film will open in 2024, Tokyo-based distributor Bitters End said in a statement, but it did not give a specific date for the release.
Sueichi Kido delivers a speech at a session of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York on Monday.
Nov 28, 2023
Nagasaki survivor urges nuclear weapons abolition at U.N. meeting
An 83-year-old survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki called for the elimination of nuclear weapons at a U.N. meeting in New York.
Christopher Nolan's film about the creator of the atomic bomb, "Oppenheimer," was released in theaters worldwide this summer and received mostly strong reviews. However, distributors still have not announced whether the film will be shown in Japan's cinemas.
Oct 28, 2023
Will Japan ever see 'Oppenheimer' screened in its cinemas?
Christopher Nolan’s film about the creator of the atomic bomb still doesn't have a Japan release date. There’s more than one possible reason for that.
A photo taken in January 2013 in Daejeon, South Korea, shows the Buddha statue taken from Kannonji temple in Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 26, 2023
South Korea court rules stolen Buddha statue belongs to Japan temple
The South Korean temple claimed the statue was looted from it by Japanese pirates hundreds of years ago.
Hajime Hirota is lifted up after winning the Upper House seat in the Kochi-Tokushima district by election Sunday in the city of Kochi.
Oct 23, 2023
In blow to Kishida, LDP loses one of two seats in by-elections
An independent candidate backed by the opposition won in the Tokushima-Kochi Lower House race, while the LDP pick won in the Nagasaki Upper House poll.
Voters fill out ballots for an Upper House by-election in the Tokushima-Kochi district, in the city of Kochi on Sunday morning.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 22, 2023
Voting kicks off in key parliamentary by-elections
The polls are the first national contests since Prime Minister Fumio Kishida revamped his Cabinet last month in a bid to bolster his government.
Voters listen to a speech by a candidate in the Tokushima-Kochi Upper House district in the city of Kochi on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 18, 2023
Upcoming by-elections first test of Kishida’s new Cabinet
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida faces his first electoral test after making Cabinet and Liberal Democratic Party leadership changes last month.
The Iriomote cat, native to the island of the same name in Okinawa Prefecture, is remarkable for its resilience: It occupies the smallest habitat of any wildcat on Earth.
Oct 15, 2023
The last of Japan's wildcats
Only about 100 animals of each species survive today, putting both on the brink of extinction along with more than 3,700 other species nationwide.
Students from Kyushu Sangyo University hold their paintings alongside three atomic bomb survivors whom they spoke with in a bid to depict hibakusha experiences on canvas, in Fukuoka in July.
JAPAN / History
Oct 10, 2023
A-bomb survivors' experiences told through student art project
A-bomb survivors in Fukuoka reached out to Kyushu Sangyo University and asked art students there to create paintings to be used during talks.
Voters gather as a candidate in the Nagasaki No. 4 Lower House by-election kicks off his campaign in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 10, 2023
Campaigning starts for Lower House by-election in southwest Japan
Two by-elections set for Oct. 22 will be the first since Kishida revamped his Cabinet last month in an attempt to refresh his government's image.
Tsushima Mayor Naoki Hitakatsu addresses the city's municipal assembly on Wednesday, announcing his decision not to take part in the government's preliminary survey to assess the suitability of a location as a nuclear waste disposal site.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 27, 2023
Tsushima mayor turns down request for nuclear waste site survey
The mayor expressed his decision at a municipal council meeting, saying that “there is not enough consensus building among citizens.”
A vote is held on conducting a preliminary survey on a potential nuclear waste disposal site, at the Tsushima Municipal Assembly in Nagasaki Prefecture on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 12, 2023
Tsushima assembly approves request for nuclear waste site survey
If the island city decides to conduct the survey, it would receive up to ¥2 billion in state subsidies.


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