National Jun 24, 2019

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake shakes Tokyo area

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit the Japanese capital and its vicinity on Monday morning, registering 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in central Tokyo. No tsunami warning was issued after the 9:11 a.m. quake, the focus of which was estimated at a ...

Tokyo to allow students to bring smartphones to school

National Jun 20, 2019

Tokyo to allow students to bring smartphones to school

Tokyo's Board of Education said Thursday it has decided to allow students at metropolitan junior high and high schools to bring their mobile electronic devices, including smartphones, to school. For elementary and junior high schools run by cities and other municipalities in the capital, the ...

National / Politics Jun 1, 2019

Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote trips to Fukushima

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will launch a campaign to promote trips to Fukushima Prefecture for people who participate in international conferences and other events in the capital, Gov. Yuriko Koike has said. Koike is set to conclude an agreement on the campaign with Fukushima Gov. ...

White House renews Trump's criticism of Biden from Tokyo

World / Politics May 27, 2019

White House renews Trump's criticism of Biden from Tokyo

The longtime Washington adage that politics should stop at the water's edge took a new beating over the weekend, as U.S. President Donald Trump cited the North Korean dictator as agreeing with his own dim view of Democrat Joe Biden. A White House spokeswoman on ...