'Workation' concept catching on in overworked Japan

National Sep 20, 2018

'Workation' concept catching on in overworked Japan

Yoshimasa Higashihara, a 35-year-old worker at Japan Airlines Co., worked for half a day at a cafe while he was on vacation in Singapore this year, drafting documents for a corporate event that was scheduled to take place right after he returned from his ...

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

National Jul 11, 2018

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

The climbing season for Mount Fuji got fully underway Tuesday with three trails in Shizuoka Prefecture opening to the public. The season began earlier this month when a trail in neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture opened on the 3,776-meter mountain, Japan's highest peak, which attracted over 284,000 ...

National Mar 24, 2018

No indictments over 2012 fatal tunnel collapse in Japan

Public prosecutors on Friday decided not to indict any of the 10 people accused of professional negligence over the collapse of an expressway tunnel that killed nine people and injured three others in Yamanashi Prefecture in December 2012. The Kofu District Public Prosecutor's Office found ...