This season's strongest cold air mass across Japan has sent temperatures plummeting, with some locations in Hokkaido recording over 50 cm of snowfall.

Poisonous mushrooms typically found in summer and autumn are appearing simultaneously in Japan, leading to a spate of food poisonings nationwide.

The number of age care worker resignations in Japan exceeded the number of new hires last year, with 'low wages' cited as one of the main reasons.

A major malfunction in Japan's credit card payment system impacted consumers at train stations and convenience stores for almost 8 hours from midday Saturday.

The CEO of, Glenn Fogel, has sent an email to accommodation providers in Japan who have been experiencing significant delays in payments, the first intervention by the company since the issue was uncovered.

The first snowfall of the season has been observed in various parts of northern Japan due to the influence of a cold air mass sweeping across the upper atmosphere, with Hokkaido facing blizzard conditions.

Profit margins for special nursing homes in Japan have hit negative territory, diving to minus 1 percent for the first time since the introduction of the nursing care insurance system in April 2000.

Inui Street in the grounds of Tokyo Imperial Palace will opened to the public for nine days, starting from November 25th, the Imperial Household Agency has announced.

Two men are on the run after fatally beating a woman on a residential street in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Bankruptcies in Japan have more than doubled year-on-year due to labor shortages, with the word "bachiku", or "corporate livestock", spreading among young part-time workers who are forced to take on extra shifts.

Japanese young women tend to prioritize authenticity in their purchasing preferences, based on a survey for this year's Trend Awards.

"Japan 4.0." suggests that even if Japan's population drops to less than half, to 50 million, it is possible to double wealth.

LINE Yahoo sales revenue has reached a record 871.7 billion yen, an increase of 11.1 percent year-on-year, thanks to increased revenue from media operations and a thriving travel business.

More than 915 million yen in support was raised for the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, nine times the target amount, making it the highest ever crowdfunding campaign in Japan.

Victory sales have begun at department stores in Osaka following the Hanshin Tigers' first Japanese championship in 38 years.

Three people were stabbed by an unknown assailant in the streets of Yokohama City on Thursday evening, leaving one person dead and two injured.

Three railway companies in the Kansai area have announced the introduction of a credit card touch payment system at ticket gates in 2024.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation will soon raise the interest rate on 10-year term deposits from the current 0.002% to 0.2%, a 100-fold increase, following a similar move by Mitsubishi UFJ.

A 53-year-old Thai man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following at street brawl in Yokohama on Thursday night.

A plane carrying Princess Kako to Peru via Houston has experienced mechanical issues, the second flight to be canceled.

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and JR companies held a meeting for the first time on Wednesday to share information on introducing railways that run on hydrogen fuel in order to "decarbonize" railways.

For everyone using the free messaging app "LINE", have you neglected an important notification? If you haven't yet given consent to their new privacy policy, there's a risk you won't be able to use LINE from November 1st.

A 9-year-old girl was seriously injured on Sunday by a falling signboard for a Halloween event in Kobe, breaking her leg.

Japan's National Theatre, which is closing at the end of this month for reconstruction, held its final ceremony on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on its 57-year history.

A court in Osaka has ordered the removal of a protruding tail of a three-dimensional dragon signboard outside a popular ramen shop in Osaka's Minami district.

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