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The antitrust settlement against Visa and Mastercard is one of the largest in U.S. history.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 27, 2024
Visa and Mastercard settle for $30 billion over merchant credit card fees
The antitrust settlement is one of the largest in U.S. history, and would resolve most claims in nationwide litigation that began in 2005.
Daniel Ricciardo speaks during Formula One preseason testing at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, on Feb. 21.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Feb 26, 2024
Daniel Ricciardo happy to embrace Visa Cash App RB's new identity
Ricciardo will not be cutting any corners in saying his Formula One team's lengthy new name.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2022
Visa must face claim it profited from Pornhub video of child
The company says the decision raises questions about the liability payments firms could shoulder as they handle billions of transactions.
Japan Times
Nov 23, 2021
Visa's Amazon spat shows power is shifting to retailers in fee battle
Amazon said last week that it would stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the United Kingdom from Jan. 19, 2022.
Sep 2, 2019
Japan grants long-term resident status to transgender foreign national for first time
Woman expresses hope that the decision will pave the way for improving international LGBT couples' rights in Japan.
Japan Times
Jun 11, 2019
Japan to encourage foreign workers to maintain employment outside major cities
The government is planning measures to encourage foreign workers with specific skills under the country's new visa statuses to secure jobs and continue employment outside of big cities, officials said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2018
Japan's justice minister apologizes for erroneous data on foreign interns, blaming Excel mishap
Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita claimed the errors arose due to incorrect data calculations in the Excel spreadsheet software.
Japan Times
Oct 14, 2018
Japan to introduce electronic visa system for tourists from April 2020
The government will introduce an electronic system for tourist visa applications in April 2020 in an effort to help achieve its goal of 60 million foreign visitors a year by 2030.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2018
Russian group of residents raises spirits of quake survivors in Hokkaido town
Five Russian residents of one of the disputed islands off Hokkaido visited a quake-hit town in the prefecture on Saturday to encourage the survivors.
Japan Times
May 24, 2018
Russian residents of disputed islands make first visa-free trip to Japan this year
Around 60 Russian residents of disputed islands off Hokkaido arrived Thursday in Nemuro on the first visa-free tour of 2018 under a bilateral exchange program.
Japan Times
May 11, 2018
Kitaro concerts in Iran canceled after U.S. nationals in the musician's group denied visas
Three sold-out Kitaro concerts in Iran have been canceled after six U.S. nationals in the New Age musician's group were refused visas, the organizer announced Thursday.
Jan 23, 2017
Japan to simplify residency process for foreign nationals with online service
The government opts to launch an online service allowing foreigners to apply and update their residency status from fiscal 2018.
Jan 16, 2017
Japan's visa rules to ease for Indian university students
The government will ease tourist visa application rules for Indian university undergraduates, recent graduates and postgraduate students on Feb. 1, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 1, 2016
Court turns down request by teen son of Thai overstayer to cancel deportation order
The Tokyo District Court has rejected a request from the son of a Thai overstayer to revoke a deportation order that threatens to force the teen out of the country where he was born and raised.
Feb 2, 2016
Japanese visas to be relaxed for Vietnamese, Indians
It will be easier for businesspeople and academics from India and Vietnam to travel to Japan starting this month as multiple-entry visa terms are to be doubled for nationals of the two countries.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 9, 2015
U.S. House votes overwhelmingly to end visa waivers for travelers to Syria, Iraq
The House overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to bar people who have visited Iraq and Syria in the past five years from a program that allows visa-free entry to the U.S.
Sep 10, 2015
Workforce promotion panel: Extend foreign resident visa limit, put elderly, married women to work
Japan should extend the maximum period foreign nationals can stay in the country to eight years from the current cap of five to secure highly skilled workers, and boost jobs by 5 million by creating an environment that encourages the elderly and married women to take up jobs, a government advisory panel...
Jun 18, 2015
U.S. travel visa system fails globally
The U.S. State Department does not expect to resolve a technical problem affecting travel visas before next week, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Jun 18, 2015
Japan set to ease visa rules for foreign ski instructors amid tourism surge
The central government may relax visa requirements for foreign ski instructors by next March, due to a surge in demand as more vacationers visit the country.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2015
You don't have to go quietly when you're laid off
All too often, U.S. companies abuse immigration regulations by replacing American employees with low-cost foreign workers on HB-1 visas.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals