News On Japan

Tokyo's Minato Ward has decided to distribute 50,000 yen worth of gift certificates per child to support families with children affected by rising prices.

Two men disguised as delivery workers forced their way into an apartment in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on Sunday, slashing a male resident and fleeing with a luxury watch.

Corporate bankruptcies in Japan last year reached over 8,000 for the first time in four years, driven by high inflation and labor shortages, with the possibility of exceeding 10,000 this year as industry faces the '2024 Problem'.

Dampak gempa bumi telah meluas ke peternakan, dengan satu peternakan daging sapi Wagyu di Prefektur Ishikawa tidak dapat mengirimkan pakan karena kerusakan jalan. (News on Japan)

Following the certification fraud issue at Daihatsu, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has made public its vehicle collision tests.

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced on Monday that the unmanned spacecraft "SLIM," aimed at Japan's first lunar landing, has been placed in a circular orbit around the Moon at an altitude of 600 kilometers in preparation for landing.

Badan Eksplorasi Kedirgantaraan Jepang (JAXA) mengumumkan pada hari Senin bahwa pesawat ruang angkasa tak berawak "SLIM," yang ditujukan untuk pendaratan pertama di Bulan oleh Jepang, telah ditempatkan pada orbit melingkar mengelilingi Bulan dengan jarak 600-kilometer untuk persiapan pendaratan. (News on Japan)

As prolonged stays in evacuation shelters continue, a large ferry moored off Nanao in Ishikawa Prefecture began accepting disaster victims around 3:00 PM on Sunday, with about 60 people, who were previously sheltering in a nearby elementary school, now resting onboard.

Since 2008, about a third of department stores in Japan have closed down, with Ichibata in Shimane the latest to shut its doors, leaving four prefectures in Japan without any department stores at all.

A man was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon at Starbucks in Shikokuchuo, Ehime Prefecture, with the gunman reported to be on the run.

Mixed martial artist and judge on "Breaking Down", Mikuru Asakura, has initiated a unique entertainment project titled "Dark Idol," auditioning women in Kabukicho after the last train has departed.

A preview Sugawara Sakutsuki's upcoming photo book, "Ano Koro, Nogizaka Ni Ita (Back Then, I Was In Nogizaka)", has been unveiled ahead of its February 20 release.

Dengeki Online's serialized feature "Difficult Kanji" is a corner that poses a wide range of challenging characters, from those so complex that their readings are unimaginable to those that seem simple at first glance but are difficult to read.

Actors Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, and Yuki Yamada, along with director Takashi Yamazaki via video linkup, attended a special black-and-white stage greeting event in Tokyo on Friday to celebrate the roaring success of "Godzilla Minus One".

The impact of the earthquake has extended to livestock farming, with one Wagyu beef ranch in Ishikawa Prefecture unable to get feed delivered due to road damage.

Japanese comedy horror "Wild Zero" released in 1999, starring rock band Guitar Wolf, will have a special loud screening on February 18 at Cinema Art Shinjuku in Tokyo, along with the announce of a sequel.

A man wearing stockings with a slit up the middle has been arrested for showing his buttocks to a male store clerk at a convenience store in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.

A man who barricaded himself in a hotel near Uguisudani Station in Tokyo on Friday morning was arrested by police at around 11:25 AM on charges of kidnapping a woman.

Foundations are being laid for an 18-story, 84-meter tower in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, set to become the tallest wooden building in Japan, embracing the shift towards sustainable construction.

The National Police Agency of Japan has announced plans to implement several projects incorporating advanced technology into police operations, including a pilot program utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for fingerprint identification.

Suzuki has announced plans to invest over 600 billion yen in India to build a new factory capable of producing 1 million vehicles annually in a move to shore up its current 40% market share amid keen competition from Korea.

Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo and GU, will provide 100,000 items of winter clothing including down jackets to the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake.

Acclaimed Japanese enka singer Aki Yashiro, known for hits like "Funauta," has passed away at the age of 73.

A 41-year-old YouTuber known as 'Tokorozawa Tyson' has been arrested for allegedly threatening an acquaintance.

Two teenagers were arrested on Sunday evening near Hiroshima Station's rotary for assaulting a police officer and attempting to steal his handcuffs.

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