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A farmer plants seedlings in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture. Japan’s self sufficiency rate for rice is nearly 100%, compared with 38% for food overall, on a calorie basis.
Apr 28, 2024
Climate change, chalky grains and the risks for Japan’s rice farmers
As Japan’s rice farmers prepare for a new planting season, many will be hoping that this summer brings a reprieve from 2023’s brutal weather conditions.
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.
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.
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.
A special committee of the assembly of the southwestern city of Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, voted Wednesday to adopt a petition calling on the city to accept a survey to examine whether it is suited to host a final disposal site for high-level radioactive waste from nuclear plants.
Aug 17, 2023
Tsushima panel adopts petition for nuclear waste site survey
Such surveys are currently being conducted in the town of Suttsu and the village of Kamoenai, both in Hokkaido.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 14, 2023
Man sentenced to 19-year prison term for stabbings and arson on Tokyo train
In delivering the ruling, the presiding judge said that the defendant had made extensive preparations in order to “kill as many people as possible.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Jul 3, 2023
Nagasaki island divided over survey on hosting nuclear waste disposal site
Some residents are expressing hopes for regional development — mindful that the city will receive a large subsidy if it proceeds with the move.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2023
Odakyu train attack defendant denies intent to murder passengers
Yusuke Tsushima admitted to the Tokyo District Court that he attacked the people, including a 20-year-old female university student who took three months to recover from her injuries.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2023
Boat service linking South Korea's Busan and Japan's Tsushima resumes
The restart of the route between Busan and Hitakatsu port in Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, comes amid growing hopes in both countries for increased travel to Japan's 'border island.'
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2022
Russian and Chinese navy ships travel through waters in southwestern Japan
The Maritime Self-Defense Force spotted the Russian ships around 9 a.m. on Tuesday about 80 kilometers west of the Danjo Islands before passing through the Tsushima Strait.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2022
‘Woman Running in the Mountains’ carries on the literary legacy of Yuko Tsushima
Geraldine Harcourt's road to translating Yuko Tsushima's stories parallels the writer's artistic conceits: a fiercely independent woman determined to construct her own path.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2022
Exciting translations and books about Japan to bookmark for 2022
From Yoko Tawada's “Scattered All Over the Earth” to Sayaka Murata's “Life Ceremony,” this year's new releases are sure to brighten up your 2022.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Sep 5, 2021
Need a vacation from reality? Slash your way through 13th-century Japan
Let the newly released Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut whisk you away to a nobler time of scenic isles, marauding samurai and petting foxes.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2021
U.S. Navy conducted operation in Japan-claimed waters in December
The move is seen as signaling to China that the U.S. abides by the international rules-based order even when it conflicts with claims by an ally.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2020
Soundtrack to Ghost of Tsushima stands out for its seamless blend of musical influences
The process of creating the perfect alchemy for Ghost of Tsushima's score took over two years and spanned three cities: Tokyo, Los Angeles and London.
Japan Times
Jul 20, 2019
Rain pounds southwestern Japan as typhoon approaches Korean Peninsula
Heavy rain pounded islands in southwest Japan as a typhoon headed toward the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, leading the Meteorological Agency to issue the highest-level danger alert for parts of Nagasaki Prefecture.
Japan Times
Dec 29, 2018
Looking back on the dogged nature of canine fiction
To close out the Year of the Dog, why not read some of the best in canine literature in Japan.
Japan Times
Oct 20, 2018
Fierce and inventive, Yuko Tsushima's oeuvre goes beyond the 'I-novel' genre
Early on, Yuko Tsushima broke the boundaries of the traditional Japanese I-novel, giving voice to a voiceless minority by authentically depicting the struggles of single mothers in society as a single mother herself.
Japan Times
May 29, 2018
Three otters likely living on Japan's Tsushima Island following first sighting in 38 years: Environment Ministry
The Environment Ministry said Monday that three wild otters are likely inhabiting Tsushima island in Nagasaki Prefecture, following a report last year of the first sighting of the mammal in Japan in 38 years.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan