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/ Apr 16, 2018

14-year-old girl held over theft of ¥10 million

A 14-year-old Tokyo girl has been arrested on suspicion of stealing ¥10 million in cash from a friend's house, according to police. The girl, in her third year of junior high school, was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing the money from the living room of ...

Apr 6, 2018

Tokyo offers to host TPP negotiators' meeting this summer

Japan is willing to host a meeting between chief negotiators of the newly signed 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact in June or July, a minister responsible the pact said Friday. Toshimitsu Motegi told a press conference the planned meeting will confirm progress in each ...

New Godzilla statue debuts in Tokyo shopping mall

Mar 22, 2018

New Godzilla statue debuts in Tokyo shopping mall

A new Godzilla statue was unveiled Thursday at a shopping mall in central Tokyo, fulfilling a prophecy inscribed upon its predecessor that more monsters would loom over the area. The new statue, depicting the Tyrannosaurus-like creature featured in the film "Shin Godzilla" released in 2016, ...

13 hikers rescued from snowy mountain trail near Tokyo

Mar 22, 2018

13 hikers rescued from snowy mountain trail near Tokyo

A party of 13 hikers including four Chinese nationals and a 13-year-old boy were rescued from a mountain trail in western Tokyo Thursday, according to rescuers and local police. The group spent the night outdoors after unseasonable weather brought cold and snowy conditions to central ...