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The Rurikoji temple pagoda is currently wrapped in tarps for renovation, which is scheduled to be completed by 2025.
Jan 29, 2024
Yamaguchi rushes to prepare for tourists after New York Times pick
Only 9,000 foreign tourists visited Yamaguchi in 2022. Is the city ready to receive an influx of visitors?
Journalist Shiori Ito sheds a tear as she speaks to reporters outside the Tokyo district court on Dec. 18, 2019, after hearing the ruling on a damages lawsuit by her, accusing a former TV reporter of rape.
Jan 21, 2024
Japanese journalist brings lonely #MeToo battle to Sundance
Shiori Ito's fight for justice is the subject of "Black Box Diaries," a documentary she herself directed.
The New York Times website lists the city of Yamaguchi among its "52 places to go in 2024."
Jan 10, 2024
Yamaguchi among New York Times '52 Places to Go' list for 2024
Noting its moniker as 'the Kyoto of the West,' NYT praised Yamaguchi's traditional charms and smaller crowds
A Komeito delegation, including party leader Natsuo Yamaguchi, is visiting Beijing in a bid to improve China-Japan ties.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
Komeito delegation visits China to bolster frayed ties
A group led by Natsuo Yamaguchi has met with Cai Qi, head of the powerful Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi speaks during a news conference at the Diet building on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 15, 2023
Komeito chief set to visit China with letter from Kishida to Xi
During a two-day visit, Natsuo Yamaguchi plans to seek the lifting of an import ban on Japanese seafood.
Komeito chief Natsuo Yamaguchi will visit Beijing for talks with senior Chinese officials from Nov. 22.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2023
Komeito chief Natsuo Yamaguchi to visit China from Nov. 22
Yamaguchi had initially planned to visit China in August, but the trip was postponed amid a row over the Fukushima water release decision.
A spear, modeled on the "Spear of Longinus" that features in the hit anime series "Neon Genesis Evangelion," protrudes from the ground in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in October.
Nov 1, 2023
'Spear of Longinus' from anime 'Evangelion' lands in Yamaguchi
The spear is the work of young employees at a steel-maker, and is installed in the city where the series' director was born.
Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Taro Aso speaks in the city of Fukuoka on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 27, 2023
Lawmakers upset as Taro Aso dubs coalition partner a 'cancer'
The LDP vice president reportedly made the remark while discussing Komeito's stance on the revision of key security documents last December.
Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi in Tokyo on Tuesday
Sep 27, 2023
Coalition party leader seeks China visit this year to mend ties
Natsuo Yamaguchi, leader of Komeito, abandoned a planned trip last month as friction worsened with Japan’s biggest trading partner.
A former boxer (Koichi Sato, left) trying to restart his life in Japan takes on a young trainee (Ryusei Yokohama) with aspirations to win big in “One Last Bloom.”
Sep 7, 2023
‘One Last Bloom’: Pugilist melodrama feels all too familiar
While the film takes the approach of local TV dramas, with broad narrative strokes and a zero-to-hero arc, the boxing scenes deliver insider details.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (second from right) and Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi agree to cooperate in elections for Tokyo districts.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2023
LDP and Komeito patch up rift over Tokyo candidacies
Whether the agreement can heal the growing rift between the two parties and lead to support at the polls is still unclear.
People protest after Japan moved to release treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea, in Hong Kong on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2023
Japan urges China to rein in harassing calls over Fukushima water
The calls, which sometimes numbered in the hundreds for certain targets, were made to businesses, schools and government offices.
Tesuo Nishi, mayor of Kaminoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is surrounded by people protesting against the construction of an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in the town in front of the town office on Friday.
Aug 18, 2023
Japan town OKs survey to build nuclear fuel storage facility
It will be the second such storage facility in Japan, following one already built in Aomori Prefecture.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Qiang attend a plenary session of the country's parliament in Beijing in March.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 10, 2023
China warming on meet between Kishida and Li in September
Leaders could meet for the first time on the fringes of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Indonesia.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2023
Komeito chief suggests not releasing Fukushima water in swimming season
The Japanese government plans to start releasing once-contaminated water from Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings" plant in Fukushima Prefecture this summer.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2023
One dead and two missing as western Japan hit by heavy rain
The weather agency has warned of potential landslides, flooding and other disasters in western, central and eastern Japan, as a seasonal rain front triggered strong downpours.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 27, 2023
LDP and Komeito try to patch up differences with election deal
The two parties have agreed to endorse each other"s candidates everywhere except Tokyo in the next general election.
Japan Times
Film / Reviews
Jun 23, 2023
‘River’: A creatively contained time-loop flick
Flooded with ingenuity, the team behind “Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes” renews a winning trope for a captivating, addictive watch.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 20, 2023
LDP power struggle in Yamaguchi shows waning influence of Abe faction
With Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi having been selected for the new No. 3 district, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida"s caucus has come out on top over the Abe faction.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 11, 2023
Koki Yamaguchi hits grand slam and Roki Sasaki fans 10 in Marines' win
Sasaki (5-1) struck out 10 in seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and walking one at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation