LIVEBLOG: Updates on Typhoon Jebi

National Sep 5, 2018

LIVEBLOG: Updates on Typhoon Jebi

Live updates from The Japan Times newsroom and social media about Typhoon Jebi —  the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years — as it wreaks havoc on the archipelago.

Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

National | CHUBU CONNECTION Sep 26, 2016

Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

The popularity of nishikigoi carp is growing outside Japan. Known as the "swimming jewel," one nishikigoi can fetch up to tens of millions of yen. Exports from the Tokai region, an area that actively breeds and raises Japanese brocaded carp, grew to ¥264 million in 2015, ...

Japan Atomic Energy Agency to close nuclear fuel reprocessing plant

National Sep 29, 2014

Japan Atomic Energy Agency to close nuclear fuel reprocessing plant

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it will close its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant because it would cost too much to meet tighter safety regulations adopted following the 2011 Fukushima crisis. Starting full-fledged operations in 1981, the spent-fuel reprocessing plant in the village of ...

National Mar 24, 2014

Japan to return weapons-grade plutonium to U.S.

Japan will return to the United States more than 700 pounds (315 kg) of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world. American and Japanese officials announced the deal ...