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Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring a goal for France during Euro 2024 qualifying against Gibraltar in Nice on Saturday.
Nov 19, 2023
France breaks records as trio of teams qualify for Euro 2024
Les Bleus set a new record for margin of victory in European qualifying and a national record during the game in Nice.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu (right) in Bucharest on Oct. 10.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 7, 2023
EU may see ‘Putin lookalikes’ if Kyiv unity fades, Romania says
Ukraine’s allies must stand firm in backing Kyiv or risk emboldening populist forces across Europe, Romania’s prime minister said.
A bear waits for passing cars that might provide food, on a road in Covasna, Romania.
Oct 23, 2023
Keep or cull? Romania divided over its bear population
In Romania, bear attacks are on the rise as the creatures venture out looking for food, often brought by tourists or left in unsecured garbage cans.
A barge carrying grain is unloaded at the port in Constanta, Romania, in August last year. Romanian radar detected a breach of its territory last weekend, the latest in a string of such incidents.
Oct 7, 2023
Russian attacks are edging closer and closer to NATO territory
As Ukraine reaps a bumper harvest, Russia is targeting the export routes that run from the ports around Odesa.
An employee prepares tables and chairs outside a restaurant in Bucharest, Romania.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 3, 2023
EU membership supercharged Romania. Ukraine faces a tougher task.
Romania’s accession offers lessons that can help Kyiv along the way and offer an indication of the potential rewards.
Scotland's Darcy Graham scores a try against Romania in their Rugby World Cup Pool B match in Lille, France, on Saturday.
Oct 1, 2023
Darcy Graham magic keeps Scotland's last-eight hopes intact
Romania has conceded 242 points in its opening three games.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2022
Romania detains ex-kickboxer Andrew Tate in human trafficking case
Romanian prosecutors said they have detained divisive internet personality Andrew Tate on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organized crime group.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2022
'Please close the sky,' Ukrainian refugees plead
NATO powers have so far ruled out a no-fly zone over Ukraine on the grounds that it could escalate the conflict beyond present borders.
Japan Times
May 10, 2021
Vlad the vaccinator: Dracula's castle lures visitors with COVID-19 shots
Visitors to Dracula's castle are more likely to find puncture marks in their arms than their necks this month, after a COVID-19 vaccination center was set up at the Transylvanian attraction.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 27, 2020
Teacher becomes second person to die of coronavirus in France
A second person suffering from the coronavirus died in France overnight as health officials tried to find out how the college teacher, who had not visited any country with a known outbreak, had caught the new disease.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 25, 2019
Thousands of Romanians protest judicial changes after decree pares independence of prosecutors
Thousands of Romanians protested across the country on Sunday after the government passed an emergency decree that critics said chipped away at prosecutors' independence in one of the European Union's most corrupt states.
Japan Times
Jun 7, 2018
Romania, Spain lose appeals, won't compete in 2019 Rugby World Cup
Romania and Spain will not participate in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after an independent committee on Wednesday upheld their disqualification from the tournament for fielding ineligible players.
Japan Times
May 16, 2018
Japan to open Rugby World Cup against Russia after Romania thrown out
Japan will play Russia in the opening game of Rugby World Cup 2019 after Romania was essentially thrown out of the tournament for fielding an ineligible player during the qualifying process, World Rugby announced Wednesday.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2018
Japan to face Romania in 2019 Rugby World Cup opener
Spain's surprise 18-10 defeat at the hands of Belgium in the Rugby Europe Championship on Sunday allowed Romania to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, setting up a tournament-opening match against host Japan.
Japan Times
Sep 20, 2017
As Brexit looms, Romania makes case for Japanese investment
Romanian commerce minister Ilan Laufer said Wednesday his country is becoming an attractive destination for Japanese investment following Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the Japan-EU free trade agreement.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2017
Japan holds off late Romania charge
Japan's pace got the better of Romania's brawn on Saturday as the Brave Blossoms downed the Oaks 33-21 at a packed Egao Kenko Stadium.
Japan Times
May 10, 2017
Japan coach Joseph ready to hit ground running in preparation for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Japan rugby head coach Jamie Joseph is keen to get a first-hand look at his 2019 Rugby World Cup rivals when the Brave Blossoms play Ireland in two test matches in June.
Jan 27, 2017
JRFU announces venues for Brave Blossoms' June test matches
Japan's June tests against Romania and Ireland will be played at 2019 Rugby World Cup venues in Kumamoto, Shizuoka and Tokyo, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Friday.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2017
Ceausescu bunker offers a window into Romania's brutal communist past
The hermetically sealed heavy steel door to the bunker of Romania's late communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, opens with a squeak, releasing a burst of cool air.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2016
Balas raised bar with win streak, records
Outside of her native Romania, Iolanda Balas' name and athletic accomplishments weren't common knowledge to a large segment of the global population in recent years.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
In competition with digital platforms, Japan's bookstores rethink their strategy