The Japan Meteorological Agency says tropical storm Aere has become a low pressure system after making landfall in Nagasaki Prefecture in western Japan early Tuesday. (NHK)
Major Japanese mobile carrier KDDI says it has mostly restored services following a nationwide network disruption over the weekend. The company says services won't be fully restored until Tuesday evening at the earliest. (NHK)
The government has set up a research group to investigate issues including body image attitudes and diet and lifestyle habits, as part of attempts to lower the high proportion of underweight young adult women in Japan, the health ministry said Monday. (Kyodo)
The price cap to be imposed on Russian oil to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine is expected to be around half the current purchase price, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Jul 2

Sony's got what now?!

I always thought it'd be nice if someone could develop wearable air conditioning tech that's a little more sophisticated than those working AC capsule toys we tried out a while back. So, imagine my surprise to find that Son...

Jul 2


Machine-learning A.I. used to try to skirt Japanese censorship laws.

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Jun 30

If it's not Tokyo, can you guess which city made the list?

There are thousands of cities in the world, and each one has its own charms, benefits, and challenges for the people that live in them. And as it turns out, there's a rating for that. De...

Jun 30

I'm drenched in sweat from riding all day. I'm pedaling as fast as I can towards the light at the end of a dark tunnel when a cool afternoon breeze hits me, and I finally see Lake Kawaguchi's vibrant, deep blue colors. I let out a triumphant whoop...

Jun 28

When the temple asks, the temple shall receive?five-fold.

Horyuji Temple in Nara Prefecture is one of the many Japanese landmarks that suffered a severe lack of tourists during the pandemic. Select Buddhist temples in Japan charge a small entran...