MAPNEWS24.COM: Top News and Analysis 19:42, 05/15/2019

Switch Outsells PS4 In Japan Despite Launching Three Years Later

In just over two years, the Nintendo Switch has sold 8,125,637 units in Japan, according to the latest sales figures reported by Famitsu. That puts it above the current lifetime to...

Switch Outsells PS4 In Japan Despite Launching Three Years Later

Source: kotaku.com

O’Brien set to switch Derby second favourite Japan to Leopardstown • Trainer likely to run three Epsom contenders on Sunday• Norway new favourite for Chester Vase after Japan defectionSunday’s Derrinstown Stud Derby ...
20:56, 05/06/2019

Japan space startup aims to compete US rivals within years TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space last month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American riva...
10:28, 05/15/2019

The OnePlus 7 (and 7 Pro) are launching May 14 OnLeak's OnePlus 7 Pro renders. Check out that pop-up camera! [credit: OnLeaks x PriceBaba ...
14:28, 05/02/2019

Trump needles Japan over US-Japan trade imbalance US President Donald Trump on Saturday needled Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicked off a state visit to the country. (May 25) ...
21:42, 05/25/2019

Samsung launching vertical TV 'for millennials' Samsung says it will be launching a new vertical television after analysing "the characteristics of the millennial generation" and noting the popular...
17:56, 04/30/2019

SpaceX Is Launching 'Organs on a Chip' to the ISS Organs on a chip were created to expedite the process of drug discovery. Sending them to the International Space Station can speed things up even mor...
19:00, 05/03/2019

HTC is launching a cheaper version of its blockchain phone HTC isn't giving up on its blockchain phone strategy: following on from the Exodus 1 that launched late in 2018, the company has revealed a chea...
17:14, 05/12/2019

AP EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Handler launching first podcast NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Handler is the first to admit she has commitment issues. That’s why she’s easing into podcasting with a limited s...
12:14, 05/02/2019

Bats Launching New Regional European Indices LONDON – 6 June 2017 – Bats Europe (Bats), a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company and the region’s largest equities exchange operator, today announced i...
03:42, 05/02/2019

Rihanna is launching a groundbreaking new fashion label with LVMH Rihanna announced Friday that she will debut a line called Fenty this spring through LVMH. Her luxury house will be based in Paris.   ...
21:56, 05/10/2019

The company behind TikTok is reportedly launching a Spotify rival ByteDance, the owner of the Vine-like social media app TikTok, might challenge Spotify with a paid streaming service in emerging markets, according t...
13:42, 05/21/2019

Will Comply With RBI Norms Before Launching Payment Service: WhatsApp Instant messaging app WhatsApp Friday told the Supreme Court that it is conducting a trial run of its payment service and will comply with RBI norms ...
22:00, 05/03/2019

Facebook is launching a ‘global’ cryptocurrency in 2020 – we’re all doomed Rumors that Facebook has been working on a cryptocurrency haven’t exactly flown under the radar. And with the latest revelation, the Facebook cryptoc...
14:00, 05/24/2019

The Morning After: SpaceX is launching 60 Starlink internet satellites Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good morning! Black Mirror is returning for its fifth season, and there are trailers to watch. Meanwhile, we&#...
12:42, 05/16/2019

TikTok’s owner is reportedly launching a music streaming app in July Yesterday, Chinese company ByteDance – which owns TikTok, Helo, and Vigo Video – launched a chat app called Flipchat. Now, a new report from Bloomber...
16:42, 05/21/2019

Bill Hader reflects on The Rock launching him through a damn window From his time on SNL to his numerous film roles to creating and starring in the Peabody Award-winning Barry, there’s plenty you could ask Bill Hader....
20:00, 05/17/2019

Alexa Chung Is Launching An “Original, Unfiltered” YouTube Channel Future episodes will span travel guides, make-up tutorials and a special film exploring the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition accompanied by the cura...
14:00, 05/03/2019

This Memphis 10-year-old is already an author and CEO. Now she's launching a shoe line Kinyah Braddock, the 10-year-old CEO of B Chill Lemonade, shares what it's like to be an elementary school student by day and businesswoman by n...
14:56, 05/15/2019

Zuckerberg jokes about Facebook’s privacy record in launching redesign For Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s relentless string of privacy scandals are a laughing matter. The 34 year-old techie was chuckling o...
14:14, 05/02/2019

TripAdvisor Is Launching New Tools To Spot Sexual Assault and Misconduct Allegations Two years ago, an expose revealed that TripAdvisor had removed reviews detailing robbery, sexual assault, and rape because they were either flagged a...
00:42, 05/15/2019

Apple's vision for the future of TV is starting to take shape — here's everything that's new in its revamped TV app launching today (AAPL) AP Photo/Tony Avelar Apple has launched its revamped Apple TV app that includes the ability to subscribe to individual channels, representing a sign...
23:00, 05/13/2019

‘Vaccines are safe’ and save lives, UNICEF declares, launching new #VaccinesWork campaign Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday a new so...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Walmart is opening dozens of veterinary clinics in its stores and launching an online pet pharmacy Walmart is opening up dozens more veterinary clinics in its stores and launching its first online pet pharmacy, hoping to lure more U.S. pet owners w...
07:28, 05/07/2019

SpaceX failure dims NASA’s hope for a quick U.S. return to launching its own astronauts into space What happened on Saturday during a test of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is still under investigation. But a series of setbacks already had forced NASA ...
18:14, 04/28/2019

Golden State Killer investigator talks suspect’s strange behavior, launching true crime podcast ‘Murder Squad’ For retired cold case investigator-turned-podcast host Paul Holes, the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer, who had eluded capture for decades,...
12:14, 05/07/2019

Paper Round: De Gea set for PSG switch "Manchester United could lose David de Gea but sign Sean Longstaff, Jurgen Klopp is a target for Juventus, and Rafael Benitez could lose Salomon Rond...
10:42, 05/22/2019

There Are a Bunch of Nintendo Switch Deals Available Right Now The Nintendo Switch has been around long enough that we’re starting to see certified refurbs hit the market en masse. This one’s available for $275, ...
14:42, 05/09/2019

Should You Switch Bank Accounts for the Rewards? Signup bonuses are so common for new bank accounts that I can almost guarantee you got one the last time you opened a checking account. It’s typical ...
23:42, 05/07/2019

One Of The Coolest Rhythm Games Ever, Now On Switch Originally released for iOS and Android way back in 2012, Rayark’s Cytus is one of the sleekest, most stylish rhythm games out there. Today it’s out ...
20:14, 05/14/2019

Final Fantasy XII Is Great On Switch The Final Fantasy XII remake came to Switch this week, and the good news is that it runs pretty well in handheld mode. The even better news is that i...
12:00, 05/02/2019

There Are Some Decent Card Games On The Switch, And More On The Way Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and Gwent are nowhere to be found on the Nintendo Switch. While it’s unclear what’s holding the biggest digi...
19:42, 05/15/2019

How to make the switch from a two-income household to just one Whatever the reason a couple considers going from two incomes to one, the decision can be overwhelming and even frightening. However, anyone can sail...
20:14, 05/08/2019

From Years and Years to Bird Box: why we turn to dystopian dramas in a crisis | Fiona Sturges The vogue for bleak TV seems to reflect our anxiety over troubled times – yet we keep watchingIn Years and Years, the six-part BBC drama series from ...
14:56, 05/13/2019

50 Years After Apollo, NASA Celebrates 25 Years of Student Rover Competition As NASA marks 50 years of lunar discovery, nearly 100 student teams from around the world will converge April 12-13 on Huntsville, Alabama, to compet...
18:14, 04/28/2019

Thomas Ulsrud's Norwegian Team Is Disbanding After 12 Years Of Curling, 10 Years Of Outrageous Pants The curling team with the pants. That’s all you have to say. The imagery is instant: four grown Scandinavian men and their provocative trousers. It’s...
21:14, 05/08/2019

Remember how the “new Supra” was rumored to be a mid-engine hybrid for like, years and years? Remember how the “new Supra” was rumored to be a mid-engine hybrid for like, years and years? Concepts like the Toyota Alessandro Volta from 2004 cer...
16:56, 05/24/2019

New Switch Discount Program Is Unnecessarily Complicated Rather than simply discount its digital games like every other video game platform, Nintendo is running a new Switch promotion where players can purc...
20:28, 05/16/2019

How Xi’s Last-Minute Switch on the Trade Deal Upended It Xi Jinping miscalculated President Trump’s willingness to accept a changed deal. Now angry rhetoric could complicate efforts to return to negotiation...
23:42, 05/16/2019

7 Lawmakers "Offered 10 Crore Each" By BJP To Switch, Alleges AAP The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today levelled allegations of horse trading against the BJP, claiming that the ruling party has offered Rs 10 crore each to...
15:42, 05/01/2019

Final Fantasy X|X2 Remaster is Down to $40 on Nintendo Switch Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster on the Nintendo Switch is down to $40 today. This is one of the rare discounts we’ve seen on this particular title and...
20:56, 05/23/2019

This Mechanical Key Switch Sampler May Be the Ultimate Fidget Toy Shopping for a mechanical keyboard is tough. It’s difficult to grasp exactly what “clickiness” you’re into when all you have is a description on a we...
03:00, 05/23/2019

Report: Cheaper Switch coming by June Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) A new, cheaper version of the Switch will be released by the end of June, according to one "person familiar with the ...
12:28, 05/02/2019

'Final Fantasy XII' arrives on Switch and Xbox One Final Fantasy fans have a new option with which to get their fix on the go as Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has arrived on Nintendo Switch as wel...
17:14, 04/30/2019

The original 'Devil May Cry' will arrive on Nintendo Switch this summer The original Devil May Cry is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer. The game's official Twitter account made the announcement earlier this week...
19:14, 05/08/2019

Store 200GB Of Switch Games and GoPro Footage For $27 It’s hard to believe that a 200GB microSD card would now be considered midsized, and even harder to believe that you can get that much storage on a c...
16:56, 05/20/2019

Omega Labyrinth Life Toned Down For PS4, But Not For Nintendo Switch Who would have thought that for this console generation the Nintendo Switch would be home to slightly racier content than the PS4? Omega Labyrinth is...
14:56, 05/14/2019

Nintendo Switch Online nears 10 million users Nintendo Switch Online has nearly reached 10 million users, according to a financial statement released by the company on Friday, April 26. That...
18:42, 04/28/2019

Some Players Are Really Excited About Rocket League’s New Icon On Switch Two years out from its release, the Nintendo Switch’s user interface design remains incredibly minimalist and barebones in comparison to other modern...
12:00, 05/02/2019

Venom Protective Shell Case Review: The Best Way To Look After Your Switch On The Go? If you or your kids' Nintendo Switch is likely to be joining you on a holiday this year, Venom's latest case is a smart purchase to protect your inve...
19:00, 05/02/2019

Nintendo is adding 'Donkey Kong Jr.' to Switch Online Nintendo keeps adding heavyweight game titles from years past to Switch Online, making the subscription service more and more tempting. Now, the serv...
14:28, 05/08/2019

This $40 PowerA Model is an Affordable Stand-in for the Switch's Pro Controller If you suddenly find yourself in need of extra controllers for your Super Smash Bros. parties (like I do, every other Saturday), PowerA’s Enhanced wi...
20:28, 05/13/2019

"Don't Switch Parties Due To Some Greedy Leaders": Mamata Banerjee Admitting that a few local leaders of the party may be "greedy", Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday urged people not to turn their ...
17:56, 05/05/2019

South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country's Ministry of th...
02:56, 05/20/2019

Labour panics as remain voters switch to Liberal Democrats Polls makes Vince Cable’s party the favourite for remainers and puts it in first place in LondonSenior Labour figures were engaged in a desperate bat...
00:42, 05/19/2019

Every free NES game added to Nintendo Switch Online in May 2019 The slow trickle of free NES games for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers continues this month with three new titles, including the classic Donkey Ko...
06:28, 05/09/2019

The power switch: tracking Britain's record coal-free run Britain has set a new record for going without coal-powered energy, but how long will it last and when will we ditch the dirty fuel entirely?Britain ...
23:14, 05/25/2019

Samsung's Switch-Friendly 512GB MicroSD Card is Cheaper Than Ever Pick up Samsung’s 512GB microSD card and never want for more storage on your Nintendo Switch ever again. With U3 write speeds, it’s ideal for 4K acti...
02:00, 05/07/2019

Wealth clients willing to pay for financial advice, 33% switch providers: study Wealth management clients are increasingly willing to pay for financial advice as their needs evolve, choosing an average of five providers, with one...
12:56, 04/30/2019

Joe Root urges selectors to consider more than runs after Tests ball switch • New county ball will not be used in favour of 2018 Dukes ball• Captain wary high domestic returns alone could be misleadingJoe Root has warned Engl...
23:14, 05/09/2019

Mobile switch: How I canceled Verizon and cut my phone bill in half After I made the last payment on a two-year Verizon device contract, I decided to take a closer look at my mobile bill. To my surprise, i discovered ...
19:28, 04/28/2019

Hacker Appears To Get Original Xbox Emulator Running On Switch Game development hobbyist and self-described Xbox fan Voxel9 recently shared a YouTube video in which he boots up the XQEMU Xbox emulator on a Switch...
20:42, 05/06/2019

Pro tip: Don’t hide a code editor ‘Easter egg’ in your Nintendo Switch game An indie game called A Dark Room vanished from the Nintendo eShop over the weekend after its creator revealed he’d sneaked a code editor into it as a...
05:42, 04/30/2019

The best Nintendo Switch prices, bundles and sales in Australia (May 2019) The latest console from Nintendo hasn't wavered too much in price since launch (check out our Nintendo Switch review to see why) but you can be ...
07:56, 05/22/2019

GameStop's Offering a Super Mario Maker 2 and Switch Online Bundle For Just $70 Right now, GameStop is offering Super Mario Maker 2 and a 12-Month Switch Online Bundle for just $70. The game is currently on pre-order for $60 in m...
22:00, 05/17/2019

In a Switch, Some Republicans Start Citing Climate Change as Driving Their Policies Driven partly by polls showing voters in both parties — particularly younger ones — are worried about a warming planet, some lawmakers are changing h...
11:23, 04/30/2019

That annoying Final Fantasy VII music bug is fixed on Switch and Xbox One thanks to a patch that wen That annoying Final Fantasy VII music bug is fixed on Switch and Xbox One thanks to a patch that went live today. Until now, the music had started fr...
18:56, 05/17/2019

Nintendo is selling discount game vouchers to Switch Online members Nintendo is selling vouchers exclusively to Switch Online members that you can use to purchase some of the platform's most popular games at a di...
08:14, 05/16/2019

Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch: release date, news and features Nintendo has finally given the fans what they want. During a Nintendo Direct in September 2018, the company announced (via a short teaser trailer) th...
18:56, 05/11/2019

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can save up to $20 on two full-priced games Nintendo seems to have an aversion to ever dropping the prices on its games before it’s absolutely necessary, which is why a special offer anno...
00:14, 05/17/2019

Donkey Kong Jr headlines May's Nintendo Switch online game line-up Remember when Super Mario was a big-game poacher who'd separate the parents of young primates from their offspring and keep them locked in cages...
10:28, 05/08/2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield: It looks like more Nintendo Switch game news is coming in May Nintendo and Game Freak tend to stick to reliable schedules when revealing new games - and we're hoping that means we get more Pokemon information so...
11:28, 05/07/2019

Game with hidden Ruby interpreter pulled from Nintendo Switch eShop A video demonstrating A Dark Room's hidden Ruby interpreter, which still works in previously downloaded copies of the game. Last week, developer Am...
12:28, 05/02/2019

Pick Up Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle for $20 on Xbox One, PS4, and the Nintendo Switch Right now, you can get Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle for $20 for all platforms. So, what do you get with this bundle? Well, first, you get a copy of a...
23:28, 05/16/2019

Traffic switch: Houghton Rd improvement project Union Pacific Railroad to I-10 TUCSON – Base paving operations on the west side of Houghton Road from the Union Pacific Railroad south to Interstate 10 are now complete, according ...
22:14, 05/16/2019

Pokémon Sword and Shield will place focus on the Switch's handheld mode We've not heard much in the way of details about the next generation of Pokémon games since Nintendo announced them in February.We do know ...
17:14, 04/29/2019

Animal Crossing Switch: Forget the release date, will Nintendo make these big changes? Info-starved Animal Crossing fans are eagerly awaiting news on the upcoming Switch instalment. With details still so scarce, many fans have been crea...
10:14, 05/19/2019

Switch Playground’s live-music workout will leave you pooped but pumped If you go to Switch Playground’s latest class, you will get sweated on and you may momentarily lose your hearing. You will never hear a cowbell the s...
07:14, 05/25/2019

Best upcoming games 2019: most anticipated titles for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch We're almost half way into 2019 already and while we've already seen some great releases, there's still a host of exciting new games o...
05:14, 05/15/2019

PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch's big video game rival might be dead in the water SLIGHTLY Mad Studios was planning a console to rival the likes of Playstation, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. But now the future of the ‘Mad Box’ coul...
13:14, 05/04/2019

The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles and deal prices in the April sales 2019 So you're well into 2019 now and still haven't found any cheap Nintendo Switch bundles to suit you? Well, let's see what we can do abo...
13:14, 04/29/2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Fan-favourite gameplay feature CONFIRMED for Nintendo Switch RPG A new Pokemon gameplay feature has been confirmed thanks to a fairly unlikely source - here's everything you need to know about the latest Pokemon Sw...
13:28, 05/20/2019

Nintendo slipped a secret feature into its latest Switch update to speed up load times A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo rolled out system update version 8.0.0 for the Switch, which brought several new features to the console, including t...
13:00, 05/02/2019

Nintendo Switch Games news: Highly rated Xbox and PlayStation game coming this Summer Capcom has announced another one of its classic games will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this Summer - but a more specific release date has not ye...
15:42, 05/07/2019

Former rugby star Christian Scotland-Williamson wants Pittsburgh Steelers roster spot one year after NFL switch Former rugby union star Christian Scotland-Williamson says he is targeting a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster as he begins his second year as a...
11:56, 05/03/2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield Wiki: Release Date, Latest News and Leaks for new Switch Game Pokemon Sword and Shield is the next big role-playing video game developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company for the Nintendo Switch...
14:14, 05/14/2019

Make Your Seat Back Audio, Treadmill TV, and Nintendo Switch Wireless With Twelve South's AirFly Your headphones are wireless now. Great! The problem is that gym equipment, seat back entertainment screens, and your Nintendo Switch are not. That’s...
15:42, 05/25/2019

BUTFULAKE Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Adjustable Earmuffs and Over-All Noise Isolation, Lightweight 3.5mm Wired Volume Control with Mic for Laptop PC BUTFULAKE Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Adjustable Earmuffs and Over-All Noise Isolation, Lightweight 3.5mm Wired Volume ...
13:00, 05/13/2019

Best Nintendo Switch games: must-have games to play in 2019 Long gone are the days when gamers called the Nintendo Switch a "Zelda machine". Two years into the console's lifespan, the Nintendo Switch has ...
18:56, 04/29/2019

Japan Is Getting a New Emperor. Here’s What to Know About Him An Osaka restaurant has a new menu item: pizzas that spell out the characters “rei” and “wa” with cheese. They aren’t t...
07:28, 04/30/2019

What It's Like to Raise Kids in Japan Shima and Jenny live in Tokyo with their two young daughters, Velvet Jean and Birdie Moon. Shima was born and raised in Japan, while Jenny grew up ne...
22:00, 05/15/2019

A 'love match' that won over Japan In the late 1950s, royal wedding fever swept Japan. Then-Crown Prince Akihito had fallen for literature graduate Michiko Shoda, whom he met on a tenn...
19:56, 05/04/2019

Japan's Banks Are About to Get Even Feebler Japan’s banks are the weak link in its economic framework. If the government goes ahead with its tax increase, the problems will only get worse—and t...
12:42, 05/17/2019

Japan's new emperor: Who is Naruhito? Japan's newly crowned emperor, Naruhito, has said he wants to continue the work of his father in bringing the monarchy closer to the people. But he f...
16:14, 05/01/2019

Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct: EVERYTHING Nintendo revealed in May Switch Direct Nintendo revealed much more information about the upcoming Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch - here's everything you need to know about the upc...
07:14, 05/16/2019

AUKEY Mechanical Keyboard Blue Switch, 104-Key RGB Backlit Gaming Keyboard with Customizable Lighting Effects, Aluminium USB Wired Keyboard for Gaming and Typing, Mac & PC Compatible (2019 Edition) AUKEY Mechanical Keyboard Blue Switch, 104-Key RGB Backlit Gaming Keyboard with Customizable Lighting Effects, Aluminium USB Wired Keyboard for Gamin...
18:00, 05/01/2019

Yokai Watch 4 has been delayed again in Japan. Yokai Watch 4 has been delayed again in Japan. Originally slated for winter 2018, the Nintendo Switch game was delayed to June 6. Now it is scheduled...
15:28, 05/16/2019

PM Abe says Japan wants to develop ties with Iran Japan would like to maintain, and develop, its traditionally friendly ties with Iran, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamma...
07:56, 05/16/2019

Japan Downgrades Views on Its Economy The Japanese government downgraded its view of industrial production and other key parts of the economy, highlighting concerns about the U.S.-China t...
13:56, 05/24/2019

Japan's Emperor Abdicates Throne Emperor Akihito bid farewell after 30 years, as his son prepared to assume the Chrysanthemum Throne at midnight following the first abdication by a J...
13:14, 04/30/2019

Abe, Japan set to roll out the red carpet for Trump Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to charm President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit...
10:42, 05/25/2019

Japan is running out of phone numbers We've reached the point where we're running out of 11-digit phone numbers. Japan plans to release 10-billion 14-digit numbers by 2021, in r...
20:42, 05/16/2019

What’s at Stake in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump walked away from a regional Asia-Pacific trade agreement, the U.S. and Japan -- the world’s lar...
20:00, 04/29/2019

Japan Surprises With 2.1% Growth, but It's Not All Roses The Japanese economy unexpectedly grew in the first quarter of 2019 supported by government spending, although there were some worrying signs connect...
16:42, 05/20/2019

Shinzo Abe? That’s Not His Name, Says Japan’s Foreign Minister The minister, Taro Kono (or Kono Taro, if you please), says the Western news media should respect Japanese tradition and put the surname first. It’s ...
16:42, 05/22/2019

China vs. India vs. Australia vs. Japan Chinese stocks have been under-performing, but what about India, Japan, Australia? Watch our Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast editor Mark Galasiewski...
14:28, 05/01/2019

Last name first, first name last: Japan minister tells foreign media to get it right Taro Kono – or is it Kono Taro? – says journalists should treat Japanese politicians the same as their Chinese or South Korean equivalentsJapan’s for...
07:14, 05/22/2019

"Overwhelmed": Japan Rings In New Era As Naruhito Becomes Emperor A new era dawned in Japan on Wednesday as Naruhito officially became emperor at midnight following his father's historic abdication from the Chrysant...
21:42, 04/30/2019

Naruhito, Japan’s New Emperor, Ascends to the Throne Emperor Naruhito of Japan vowed to “bear in mind the path trodden by past emperors” during a ceremony at the Imperial Palace after his father, Akihit...
22:14, 05/01/2019

Kudlow says US-Japan trade deal is possible this month White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday that the U.S. could reach a trade deal with Japan by the end of this month, far exceeding all p...
18:28, 05/03/2019

Japan's rising star could be its two-wheeled savior Carved into the north east coast of Kyushu, Japan's southern island, Fukuoka Prefecture is known for its ornate gardens, a majestic 17th century cast...
13:42, 05/07/2019

Sega's Judgment Going Back On Sale In Japan This past March, actor and musician Pierre Taki, who voiced yakuza Kyohei Hamura in Judgment, was arrested for alleged illegal drug use. Sega decided...
16:14, 05/21/2019

Carter Stewart, 19, Chooses Japan Over the M.L.B. Draft Stewart, who was drafted by the Braves last year but did not sign, has chosen to start his career abroad, which would allow him to become a major lea...
02:56, 05/23/2019

Why Japan Is Risking a Tax Hike in a Slow Economy While tax hikes are rarely popular anywhere, in Japan increases in the national sales tax proved especially toxic, squelching economic growth and dam...
02:42, 05/23/2019

Japan emperor's first public greeting attracts 140,000 Emperor Naruhito greeted tens of thousands of people at the Imperial Palace on Saturday in his first public appearance since he took the throne days ...
04:28, 05/05/2019

And then there were three - Japan's shrinking pool of imperial heirs Now that Japan has a new emperor, Naruhito, its imperial family will be left with just three heirs to the throne - one of whom is 83 - a situation li...
04:56, 05/01/2019

Japan gets ‘all clear’ to mine Mars’ moon Japan is ready to mine Mars’ largest moon after successfully completing all of the compulsory “space contamination” paperwork. Japa...
20:28, 05/17/2019

Japan’s economy expanded for 2nd straight quarter TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government says the economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of exp...
02:56, 05/20/2019

Japan's emperor's first public greeting attracts 140,000 Emperor Naruhito greeted tens of thousands of people at the Imperial Palace on Saturday in his first public appearance since he took the throne days ...
19:28, 05/04/2019

Slingsby skippers Australia to SailGP win over Japan SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Slingsby skippered Australia to victory over Japan on San Francisco Bay on Sunday in the match-race final of the U.S. debut ...
06:00, 05/06/2019

Emperor Akihito Abdicates, and a New Era Arrives in Japan The new emperor, Naruhito, replaces an enormously popular monarch who traveled the country to console the Japanese after disasters and toured Asia to...
02:00, 05/01/2019

Life as a mixed-race model in Japan For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father ...
08:56, 05/21/2019

Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with...
14:42, 04/30/2019

For Trump, a ‘very big event’ in Japan that he struggles to explain The U.S. promoter in chief has avoided details about the historic succession of Emperor Naruhito and appeared most excited about his own role as he h...
21:42, 05/24/2019

Novartis gets approval to sell Kymriah in Japan for $306,000 A Japanese government panel approved on Wednesday a price of 33.5 million yen ($305,800) for Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah, allowing the Swiss d...
14:28, 05/15/2019

For Trump’s Japan Trip, Abe Piles on the Flattery. But to What End? Observers have their doubts about whether a trip filled with flattery will entice Mr. Trump to cooperate on trade and other matters of Japanese inter...
18:56, 05/24/2019

Japan PM Abe considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran as early as mid-June, NHK national television said on Friday, the first such trip i...
10:42, 05/24/2019

Two Melons Auctioned For Record Price $45,600 In Japan Two melons from the Japanese city of Yubari have fetched a record price of 5 million yen, or $45,600,in the first auction of this year's agricultural...
11:42, 05/24/2019

Trump: Japan will invest $40 billion in U.S. car factories U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said at a rally that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told him Japan is investing $40 billion in new car fa...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Earthquake in southwestern Japan causes no apparent damage TOKYO (AP) — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has shaken part of southwestern Japan but appeared to cause no damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued...
04:28, 05/10/2019

US ends search for Japan’s F-35 that crashed in April The U.S Navy is halting its search for a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter that crashed last month, though Japan is continuing its search for the pilot ...
10:56, 05/09/2019

'We're Already Doing It': Japan Tests Unorthodox Economic Doctrine Modern monetary theory, which generally minimizes the importance of government deficits under certain circumstances, is at the center of a pressing p...
19:14, 05/15/2019

Why People In Japan Are Unhappy Despite 10-Day Long Holiday It was supposed to a period of joyous national celebration, the 10-day Golden Week public holiday extended this year to celebrate the ascension of a ...
14:56, 04/29/2019

Google opens second Japan cloud region Located in Osaka and part of the company's US$47 billion global investment, Google's latest cloud region is the second in Japan and seventh in Asia-P...
07:42, 05/15/2019

Stop it! Japan Anti-Groper App Becomes Smash Hit A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rus...
14:42, 05/21/2019

Trump pressed Japan's Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed recent announcements by Japanese automakers, such as Toyota Motor Corp., to i...
18:28, 04/28/2019

Kamakura, Japan, asks tourists not to eat while walking Street food is a staple of many countries. But does that mean you should both buy and eat your food in the street? Japan is struggling to answer that...
22:28, 05/13/2019

What's in a name? Japan puzzles over 'Reiwa', the term for new imperial era Japanese printers rushed to turn out calendars emblazoned with the new imperial era name on Tuesday as the public tried to make sense of the meaning ...
18:28, 04/28/2019

Avengers: Endgame Doesn't Dominate In Japan Marvel movies are definitely popular worldwide, even in Japan. But you know what is more popular in Japan? Pikachu, it seems. And depending on the we...
16:00, 05/13/2019

Japan Marks the End of an Era With the Abdication of Emperor Akihito TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the en...
13:42, 04/30/2019

Centuries ago, women ruled Japan. What changed? The long-term survival of the world's oldest monarchy will depend on a schoolboy when Japan's current emperor abdicates next week, reviving calls for...
18:14, 04/28/2019

Car hits 13 children, 4 seriously injured, in western Japan TOKYO (AP) — A car has slammed into a group of 16 mostly kindergarten children who were walking to school along a sidewalk in the lakeside city of Ot...
07:00, 05/08/2019

Japan's Naruhito makes first public appearance as emperor Imperial family greet Tokyo crowds six times from palace balcony in TokyoTens of thousands of people queued for hours to catch a glimpse of Japan’s n...
15:14, 05/04/2019

Japan just sent a privately-funded rocket into space for the first time ever SpaceX is already a household name around the globe, but there’s no shortage of other startups vying for their slice of the private spaceflight...
19:42, 05/20/2019

Naruhito pledges to 'always think of the people' while taking Japan's throne Japan celebrated their new emperor as symbols of power officially passed to Naruhito after his father's three-decade rule. In his speech, Naruhito pl...
16:14, 05/01/2019

Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan TOKYO (AP) — A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed ru...
14:28, 05/22/2019

Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The ...
18:14, 04/28/2019

UPDATE 3-Trump pressed Japan's Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, accord...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Trump’s Love for Tariffs Began in Japan’s ’80s Boom Thirty years later, few issues have defined Donald J. Trump’s presidency more than his love for tariffs — and on few issues has he has been more unsw...
02:28, 05/16/2019

Trade war could turn Japan, Taiwan firms into casualties Leading electronics manufacturers in Japan and Taiwan are facing a crisis because of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to possibly place 25 perc...
04:56, 05/16/2019

Japan’s emperor greets public for 1st time since succession TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has greeted the public for the first time since his succession, expressing hope for Japan to keep pursuin...
09:00, 05/04/2019

Japan carriers delay sale of new Huawei smartphones TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese mobile carriers say they are delaying sales of new smartphones from Huawei as they confirm the safety of the Chinese produc...
10:14, 05/22/2019

Japan welcomes new emperor Naruhito as Reiwa era begins Emperor Naruhito promises to continue path trodden by his father, ‘sharing in the joys and sorrows of the people’Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, has s...
17:00, 05/01/2019

Trump to Press for Trade Deal in Trip to Japan President Trump travels to Japan this week to keep up the pressure for a trade deal that has raised hackles among Japanese companies, while showing h...
20:00, 05/21/2019

Stamp to honor WWII battleship where Japan surrendered KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri that was the site of ...
17:56, 05/14/2019

Japan companies aim to boost productivity by hiring non-smokers A growing number of Japan-based businesses taking stronger action to promote health and wellness among employees as well as boost productivity by goi...
18:42, 05/14/2019

Sources: Pitcher skips MLB draft for Japan deal Carter Stewart is in agreement with a Japanese team on a deal that could set a new precedent for young prospects looking to make more money early in ...
06:56, 05/22/2019

‘Drunk’ Japan lawmaker apologizes after urging war against Russia Friction between Japan and Russia is rising after a Japanese lawmaker urged other politicians to declare war against Russia to "regain" the Kuril Isl...
22:00, 05/14/2019

Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah gets Japan nod at cost of $305,800 A Japanese government panel approved Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah at a price of 33.5 million yen ($305,800) on Wednesday, marking the entry of ...
05:42, 05/15/2019

Japan tests world's fastest bullet train Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the re...
06:00, 05/11/2019

Japan uses turtle divination for emperor enthronement rites Japanese palace officials have used an ancient turtle-shell divination to choose sites to harvest sacred rice used in an upcoming annual harvest ritu...
10:42, 05/13/2019

The Fed Would Struggle to Match Japan's Bond-Market Control Federal Reserve policy makers want to explore yield targets like those used by the Bank of Japan, but would find the U.S. bond market less accommodat...
15:28, 05/10/2019

Japan wrestling with Trump going to sumo during state visit Plans for U.S. President Donald Trump to check out the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling during a state visit are raising security issues for ...
07:00, 05/21/2019

Tiger to return to Japan at Zozo Championship in October "Tiger Woods will return to Japan for the first time since 2006 to compete in the inaugural Zozo Championship in October, the Masters champion said o...
18:14, 05/01/2019

Japan's New Emperor Picks His Ride---an Old-School Toyota Crown Prince Naruhito will get more than a new title when he ascends the Japanese throne on May 1. He will also get a new set of wheels—an exclusive,...
20:14, 04/28/2019

Keywords expands game development outsourcing in Japan Keywords has more than 6,000 employees, and it recently added 45 more with the acquisition of Wizcorp, an engineering services company in Japan.Read ...
20:28, 05/11/2019

Japan PM Abe mulling visit to Iran as early as mid-June: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran as early as mid-June, NHK national television said on Friday, the first such trip i...
17:14, 05/24/2019

Japan PM Abe: Agree with Trump that North Korea must denuclearize Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed completely on the need for North Korea to promptly denucle...
17:14, 05/06/2019

Japan tests new Shinkansen bullet train prototype The next-generation ALFA-X train is on course to become the fastest in the world. Testing will continue for three years, and the train is scheduled t...
20:56, 05/16/2019

'Sense of solemnity': Japan emperor assumes throne The following is an English translation by the Imperial Household Agency of Japanese Emperor Naruhito's speech on Wednesday at his accession ceremony...
06:42, 05/01/2019

Trump discusses North Korea with Japan's Abe after tests U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised...
22:56, 05/06/2019

Meet Japan's first female commercial airline captain Originally told she was too short to attend aviation school, Ari Fuj defied doubters to become Japan's first female commercial airline captain. Here'...
03:00, 05/07/2019

Japan's Nikkei dips as U.S.-China tensions escalate Japan's Nikkei share average dipped on Friday as escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing over trade and technology firms weighed on invest...
09:56, 05/24/2019

Explainer: Japan emperor abdication rare, but could set precedent Emperor Akihito, 85, will step down on Tuesday, almost three years after he first publicly hinted he wanted to retire and hand over to his heir, Crow...
00:42, 04/30/2019

Trump arrives in Japan with his Asia policy in tatters Shinzo Abe's long game is paying off. Only a year ago, the Japanese Prime Minister was looking like the odd one out as US President Donald Trump cozi...
06:14, 05/24/2019

Crown Prince Naruhito poised to become Japan's next emperor Crown Prince Naruhito, known as an earnest man with a passion for water conservation, is poised to become Japan's next emperor on Wednesday, a day af...
00:00, 05/01/2019

Japan's SoftBank invests $1 billion in delivery app Rappi Japan's SoftBank will invest $1 billion in Colombian delivery app Rappi, marking the first move by its newly created Innovation Fund for Latin Americ...
00:56, 05/01/2019

Japan's Noodle Slurping Noises Disturb Tourists, It Seems When I first moved to Japan at the turn of the century, I was told that noodle lovers need not fret about making slurping sounds while eating. Among ...
16:28, 05/06/2019

If Trump wants tariffs with China, then look to Taiwan and Japan for trade With both sides retreating to their respective corners, it appears the trade conflict between the United States and China, the two largest economies ...
05:14, 05/21/2019

Japan's Abe and Trump to discuss North Korea on Monday: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are set to talk by telephone on Monday and discuss projectiles fired by North Kore...
12:56, 05/06/2019

Car Ploughs Into Young Children In Japan, Leaving Several Injured  A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan's Shiga region on Wednesday leaving at least four of them critically injured, p...
06:14, 05/08/2019

Japan Will Enthrone a New Emperor. His Wife Won’t Be Allowed to Watch. The new empress, Masako, will be barred from attending the ascension ceremony on Wednesday of her husband, Naruhito — another illustration of the dim...
14:00, 04/29/2019

Rugby World Cup committee warns Japan not to run out of beer Issue was raised as part of briefing sessions in cities tipped to deal with the largest influx of international visitorsIt’s the stuff of nightmares ...
11:14, 05/06/2019

Japan's trade negotiator: US won't impose quotas on autos Japan's trade negotiator has said Washington won't be demanding any numerical restrictions on Japanese auto exports to the U.S. Toshimitsu Motegi, th...
09:28, 05/17/2019

Japan’s trade negotiator: US won’t impose quotas on autos TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade negotiator has said Washington won’t be demanding any numerical restrictions on Japanese auto exports to the U...
07:42, 05/17/2019

Trump, Xi likely to meet in Japan in June: White House adviser U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are likely to meet during a G20 summit in Japan at the end of June and discuss tra...
17:14, 05/12/2019

Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit Japan and China have agreed to boost their relations ahead of a planned visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June, his first since comin...
13:56, 05/17/2019

Swimming: Leukemia treatment proceeding smoothly, says Japan's Ikee Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, considered a medal contender for the Tokyo Olympics before being diagnosed with leukemia in February, said on Wednesday...
12:00, 05/08/2019

Japan's Sharp to return to U.S. TV market, regains brand license Sharp Corp will re-enter the U.S. TV market later this year, the Japanese electronics company said on Wednesday, adding it had effectively regained t...
14:42, 05/08/2019

Japan's sumo fans welcome Trump Trophy but wish he'd sit cross-legged U.S. President Donald Trump can expect a warm welcome from the sumo wrestling community when he presents a custom-made “Trump Award” to the winner of...
06:42, 05/22/2019

Japan’s emperor reports to Shinto gods week after succession TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has performed a Shinto ritual at the palace to report to imperial family gods the plans for the main cere...
08:42, 05/08/2019

Amateur prospect Carter Stewart opts for Japan over MLB draft Draft prospect Carter Stewart is making a unique career decision, foregoing his chance in this June's Major League Baseball draft to play overse...
20:14, 05/21/2019

Morgan Stanley is bullish on Japan, says its stocks are 'oversold and unloved' Japan's stock markets are "oversold and unloved" — the opposite of those in the U.S., said Morgan Stanley, predicting that the Topix may jump as...
04:56, 05/17/2019

Japan Finance Minister Aso says Huawei ban could affect Japanese firms A U.S. bid to block China's Huawei Technologies from buying vital American technology could affect Japanese companies and weigh on economic growth, J...
07:00, 05/17/2019

Tourist ‘sand graffiti’ is trashing pristine dunes in Japan Tourists are making like Banksy at the beach. Japan’s only large sand dune network is increasingly being vandalized with “sand graffiti,&...
03:42, 05/22/2019

Japan fashion magnate raises over $8 million at Sotheby's auction Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa sold art for more than $8 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York on Thursday night, providing funding to t...
09:56, 05/17/2019

Japan begins testing the world's fastest bullet train Last week, Japan started testing its latest and fastest bullet train. The Shinkansen ALFA-X is capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph),...
03:42, 05/14/2019

Japan's Tantalizing Bank Dividends Mask a World of Trouble The path to perdition is long for these banks, and while the ultimate ending might be unpleasant, there are opportunities for hope to be rekindled al...
22:28, 05/21/2019

Japan Finmin Aso: Sino-U.S. trade war won't trigger economic crisis Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday the Sino-U.S. trade war would not immediately trigger an economic shock on the scale of the "Lehma...
04:00, 05/14/2019

U.S. agriculture secretary urges Japan to reach trade deal U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urged Japan on Monday to move swiftly to clinch a trade deal with Washington on farm products and other g...
13:28, 05/13/2019

Nursery children critically injured in Japan as car ploughs into group At least four critical after car hits children on a pavement in Otsu city A car has ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s...
08:00, 05/08/2019

Carter Stewart, top MLB prospect, bolts to Japan after Braves fight Going to Japan a year after being picked in the top 10 of the draft usually can’t be construed as a victory. Carter Stewart is bucking the norm...
19:42, 05/21/2019

Japan's emperor reports to Shinto gods week after succession Japan's Emperor Naruhito has performed a Shinto ritual at the palace to report to imperial family gods the plans for the main ceremonies of his succe...
09:42, 05/08/2019

Cheers and screams as new Japan emperor greets the people for the first time Cheers and screams filled the air in Tokyo on Saturday as new Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako made their first greetings to an ecstatic ...
07:28, 05/04/2019

Japan’s private rocket reaches outer space for first time TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese aerospace startup funded by a former internet maverick has successfully launched a small rocket into space. Interstellar Tech...
09:00, 05/04/2019

In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China Japanese economic growth beat expectations in a piece of good news for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he tries to strike a trade deal with Donald Trump...
03:28, 05/20/2019

Nissan to Debut Hands-Free Driving in Japan This Year Nissan is set to join the hands-free driving club with the release of ProPilot 2.0, Automotive News reports. It will only be in Japan for now, althou...
17:42, 05/20/2019

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits Southern Japan, No Tsunami Threat A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit southern Japan Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but Japanese authorities said there was no tsunami threat...
03:56, 05/10/2019

Toyota, Panasonic form joint venture in housing for Japan TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Toyota and electronics maker Panasonic are forming a joint venture combining their housing businesses in Japan. Toyot...
06:28, 05/09/2019

Apple supplier Japan Display cannot promise return to profit Cash-strapped Japan Display warned it cannot guarantee a return to profit this year as demand for smartphone screens stays weak, and turned in yet an...
08:00, 05/16/2019

Circus Maximus grinds out Chester win as O'Brien looks to Dante with Japan Scene set for possible York clash with Too Darn HotOn Circus Maximus: ‘Ryan felt there was a lot still there’Aidan O’Brien added another string to hi...
23:14, 05/09/2019

Japan struggles to convince older people to stop driving A new debate in Japan over the elderly getting behind the wheel has been provoked by a number of recent fatal accidents, including one that claimed t...
21:28, 05/09/2019

Japan Finance Minister Aso says hopes U.S., China will resolve trade row Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday expressed hope that Washington and Beijing will resolve their trade dispute in a constructive manner thr...
03:28, 05/10/2019

U.S., Japan officials meeting to advance trade talks, report says U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will visit Japan on May 24 to meet Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to accelerate trade talks ahead of ...
23:14, 05/20/2019

Japan Emperor Akihito wishes peace in son's reign Emperor Akihito announces his abdication in his final address at a palace ceremony on Tuesday as Japan embraced the end of his reign with reminiscenc...
21:42, 04/30/2019

Japan 'pet cafe' boom raises concerns about animal welfare A love of "cute" creatures, a need to release stress and a shortage of space for pets at home mean that Japan's pet cafes are doing a roaring trade –...
18:28, 05/21/2019

Japan tests out bullet train with record-breaking speed of 249 mph All aboard! With a maximum speed of 249 miles per hour, the new Alfa-X model by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Hitachi will be the fastest bullet trai...
02:56, 05/15/2019

Japan provides free preschool, daycare in bid to boost birth rate Japan enacted a new law Friday that allows all children to attend preschool at no cost -- part of a strategy by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to boost th...
21:28, 05/10/2019

Japan's Sharp to return to U.S. TV market, regains brand licence Sharp Corp will re-enter the U.S. TV market later this year, the Japanese electronics company said on Wednesday, adding it had effectively regained t...
14:56, 05/08/2019

Japan's Oldest Jail Set To Reopen In 2021 As Luxury Hotel The historic former Nara Prison, the oldest in Japan and declared a cultural asset, is set to reopen in 2021 as a luxury hotel in a project seeking t...
17:56, 05/10/2019

Japan coach Takakura goes with youth for women's World Cup Japan head coach Asako Takakura has named her World Cup squad, going with a youthful team as the country aims to regain its winning form   ...
14:56, 05/10/2019

North Korea missile test violated U.N. resolutions, says Japan North Korea's latest missile launch violated United Nations resolutions calling for a halt to such ballistic weapons tests, a spokesman for Japan's g...
13:00, 05/10/2019

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude jolts southern Japan, no tsunami warning An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit off the coast of southern Japan on Friday but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no i...
07:14, 05/10/2019

SoftBank Corp to buy $4 billion worth of new shares from Yahoo Japan Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Wednesday it would buy 456.5 billion yen ($4.15 billion) worth of new shares to be issued by Yahoo Japan Corp, boosting...
11:00, 05/08/2019

Trump readying ultimatum to EU, Japan on auto tariffs: Report The White House has drafted an ultimatum to Japan and the European Union regarding trade in autos and auto parts: agree to limits on exports to the U...
04:14, 05/16/2019

McDonald's Japan Fined For Its Fake Roast Beef Burgers Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has fined McDonald’s after breaking the law and misrepresenting the Tokyo Roast Beef Burger sold in summer 2017. Acco...
14:56, 05/24/2019

Trump's Japan visit to focus on personal ties, not substance President Donald Trump's Japan visit starting this weekend is to focus on personal ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rather than substantive result...
09:56, 05/24/2019

US, Japan, South Korea Start 'First-Of-Its-Kind' Naval Drill The "Pacific Vanguard" drill brings together more than 3,000 sailors from the four countries to "sharpen skills and strengthen practical cooperation ...
11:42, 05/23/2019

Soccer: Relaxed Japan hoping to peak at women's World Cup A fun and relaxed atmosphere prevailed at Japan's training camp on Wednesday as Asako Takakura's team began their final preparations for the women's ...
12:00, 05/23/2019

Huawei Feels U.S. Squeeze in U.K., Japan as Partners Curb Business Chip designer Arm is suspending business with Huawei and major mobile-phone carriers in Japan and the U.K. are holding off on new Huawei phones in th...
21:42, 05/22/2019

Japan telcos pull back sale of new Huawei smartphones Citing consumer safety concerns and uncertainty over Google's Android support, SoftBank and KDDI have delayed the sale of new handsets from the Chine...
17:42, 05/22/2019

Japan's emperor declares abdication in historic ceremony in Tokyo In a formal morning coat, Japan’s popular 85-year-old emperor abdicated his throne Tuesday during a brief and solemn palace ceremony that was televis...
16:14, 04/30/2019

Toyota Opens Test Track Inspired By The Nurburgring In Japan Toyota Motor Corporation has opened a 5.3-km country road test course which sees the completion of work on the central section of its new research an...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit and trade talks Visit will stress ties between the two countries as tensions over exports rise amid the US-China trade warDonald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed ...
13:56, 05/25/2019

Japan welcomes Trump with a charm campaign, golf and sumo Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made t...
07:00, 05/25/2019

Emperor Akihito prays ahead of Japan's first abdication in two centuries Japan's Emperor Akihito prayed to a Shinto sun goddess on Tuesday, starting a day of ceremonies to mark the end of a three-decade reign in which he s...
07:00, 04/30/2019

Trump sends regards to Japan’s Emperor Akihito ahead of abdication President Trump sent his regards to the Emperor of Japan ahead of his abdication from the throne, acknowledging the “close relationship” that the U.S...
06:42, 04/30/2019

Japan's Motegi says he will meet U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer on Saturday Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday that he will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Tokyo on Saturday fo...
12:00, 05/24/2019

Trump's Japan visit: Shinzo Abe's calculated pampering of a president Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to indulge US President Donald Trump with lavish gestures of friendship in order to avoid concessions on tra...
18:14, 05/24/2019

Trump’s Japan visit to focus on personal ties, not substance TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Japan visit starting this weekend is to focus on personal ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rather than...
10:42, 05/24/2019

Dream weavers: the indigenous Ainu people of Japan – in pictures The Ainu of Hokkaido in Japan were not officially recognised as an indigenous people until 2008. This recognition came after a long history of exclus...
18:28, 05/01/2019

Japan has a 10-day holiday to mark the ascension of the new emperor. So why are people unhappy? With banks and many child-care centers closed, and some small businesses struggling, the mammoth holiday simply isn’t turning out to be the unalloyed...
14:42, 04/29/2019

The Latest: Trump meets troops in Alaska en route to Japan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Japan (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has greeted U.S. tro...
03:42, 05/25/2019

Japan's Nikkei slips on fear of escalating U.S.-China tensions Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday, as concerns about escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing over trade and technology firms ...
05:56, 05/24/2019

Popular anti-groping app in Japan yells ‘Stop!’ at harassers TOKYO — A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-ho...
21:28, 05/22/2019

Trump Calls On Japan's Abe to Lift Tariffs on U.S. Farm Goods President Trump expressed optimism for a new trade deal with Japan, but said Japanese tariffs on U.S. farm products must be lifted and suggested the ...
20:14, 04/28/2019

Donald Trump Arrives In Japan At Start Of State Visit US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan Saturday for a four-day trip likely to be dominated by warm words and friendly images, but relatively ligh...
16:28, 05/25/2019

Japan Is Among the Hardest Countries for Working Mothers. These Families Want to Change That. Men in Japan do fewer hours of domestic work than in any other wealthy nation. Mothers and fathers there told us how they’ve managed to buck the norm...
18:28, 04/28/2019

Emperor Naruhito ascends throne in Japan with 'sense of solemnity' Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying he felt a "sense of solemnity" but ...
10:00, 05/01/2019

Donald Trump arrives in Japan to cement 'powerful' ties US President Trump has touched down in Tokyo, kicking off a four-day visit to the Far East. Trade will be the main focus of the trip, but sports and ...
16:42, 05/25/2019

Japan celebrates as new emperor Naruhito set to formally assume throne New Japanese emperor Naruhito, known as an earnest man with a passion for water conservation, is set to formally take up the post on Wednesday, a day...
04:56, 05/01/2019

South Korea, Japan take part in U.S.-led Pacific naval exercise South Korea and Japan participated in a U.S.-led naval exercise on Thursday in the first joint maneuvers between the two countries since their milita...
17:00, 05/23/2019

Earthquake strikes Tokyo ahead of Trump’s visit to Japan President Trump’s trip to Japan started with a bang – a magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near the golf course where he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
16:14, 05/25/2019

Japan New Emperor Naruhito Formally Ascends Chrysanthemum Throne Japan's new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday, a day after his father's historic abdication, and vowed to stan...
05:28, 05/01/2019

Donald Trump arrives for ceremonial Japan visit of Reiwa era President Donald Trump landed in Japan on Saturday for a mostly ceremonial visit as the first state visitor since Emperor Naruhito ascended to the th...
17:28, 05/25/2019

Trump arrives in Japan for state visit, will meet PM Abe, new emperor President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived in Japan for a visit that will make him the first world leader to meet the country’...
17:42, 05/25/2019

Japan's Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the people Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying he felt a "sense of solemnity" but ...
06:42, 05/01/2019

Japan's Hayabusa 2 may finally kick-start the asteroid mining era The turn of the decade saw a huge surge of interest in asteroid mining, but now this would-be industry has flopped. Can a tiny Japanese probe revive ...
18:28, 04/28/2019

Huawei Feels U.S. Squeeze in Japan, U.K., as Phone Sales Are Suspended Mobile-phone carriers in Japan and the U.K. canceled launches of Huawei models over concerns that U.S. curbs on exports to the Chinese company will a...
16:42, 05/22/2019

One Image of Japan’s Royals Tells a Story of Demographic Crisis Emperor Naruhito’s ascension ceremony offered striking visual evidence of the imperial family’s looming existential crisis: It has precious few heirs...
12:42, 05/01/2019

Japan found water on an asteroid, and it could reveal secrets about Earth Nothing would excite astronomers more than to discover a planet somewhere out there with obvious signs of life, but it just hasn’t happened yet...
12:00, 05/02/2019

Japan's Hawks confirm ground-breaking Stewart signing Nippon Professional Baseball side Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks confirmed on Saturday they had signed 19-year-old American pitcher Carter Stewart in a move ...
16:00, 05/25/2019

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14:00, 05/22/2019

USTR Lighthizer to meet Motegi for trade talks in Japan on May 24: sources U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will visit Japan on May 24 to meet with Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to accelerate trade talks ahea...
06:28, 05/20/2019

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 2-Japan's SoftBank invests $1 bln in delivery app Rappi Japan's SoftBank will invest $1 billion in Colombian delivery app Rappi, marking the first move by its newly created Innovation Fund for Latin Americ...
02:00, 05/01/2019

Japan's Orix Corp Seeks To Buy Remaining Stake In Wind Assets: IL&FS In April, GAIL (India) Ltd offered Rs 4,800 crore ($683.01 million) for IL&FS's power plant portfolio, emerging as the highest bidder for its wind as...
18:42, 05/19/2019

Japan's Takeda expects binding offers for Latam business by end of May -sources Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co expects to receive binding offers for its Latin American business by the end of May, three sources with knowledge of...
21:00, 05/16/2019

Japan's Softbank to announce $1 billion investment in delivery app Rappi on Tuesday Japan's Softbank is expected to announce on Tuesday a $1 billion investment in Colombian delivery app Rappi, one source with knowledge of the matter ...
15:56, 04/30/2019

Japan's SoftBank taps into Mexican fintech startup Clip: sources Japan's SoftBank Group invested about $20 million in Mexican payments startup Clip early this year, one of its first Latin America deals as it launch...
21:28, 05/06/2019

Japan's Next-Generation Shinkansen Bullet Train Clocks 320 Kmph In Test A prototype of Japan's next-generation Shinkansen bullet train, set to be the fastest train on wheels when it enters service, reached speeds of 320 k...
06:42, 05/18/2019

Hearings begin to halt dolphin hunting in notorious Japan village Court hearings began to stop dolphin hunting in a Japanese village on Friday, with plaintiffs saying the grisly annual hunts, made famous in an Oscar...
19:00, 05/17/2019

Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing 80 Copies Of Detective Conan Manga In Japan In Mie Prefecture, a 26-year-old man has been arrested for suspected theft after security camera footage showed the man stealing volumes of the Detec...
14:56, 05/24/2019

Nissan pledges hands-free option in Japan as early as fall Nissan will introduce truly hands-free highway driving this fall when it debuts its second-generation ProPilot system with several advances over the ...
06:42, 05/19/2019

Man Arrested For Allegedly Keeping Knives At Japan Prince's School Desk Japanese police on Monday arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with two paring knives found at the school desk of Prince Hisahito, grandson of Em...
18:42, 04/29/2019

USTR Lighthizer to meet Motegi for trade talks in Japan on May 24 -sources U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will visit Japan on May 24 to meet with Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to accelerate trade talks ahea...
05:00, 05/20/2019

Sony’s Alpha A7 III full-frame mirrorless camera is killin’ it in Japan The latest camera sales data released by BCN, a Japanese retail research firm, has revealed that Sony is Japan’s market leader when it comes t...
08:56, 05/06/2019

The kids aren't alright: Japan struggles to protect its most vulnerable children Miwa Moriya was 6 when social workers told her she was going to a Christmas party, but instead moved her into a group home for about 60 children in a...
05:14, 05/24/2019

Disco's back: Japan grooves to bubble beat for Heisei era sayonara Japanese disco fans hit the dance floor and partied like it was 1989, reliving the glitz of the "bubble economy" heyday that defined the early years ...
04:56, 05/01/2019

Ness Wadia Sentenced In Japan, Found With Drugs During Ski Trip: Report Ness Wadia, son of industrialist Nusli Wadia and inheritor of one of India's wealthiest business families, has been sentenced for drugs possession wh...
10:56, 04/30/2019

Japan's Akihito, in final words as emperor, thanks the public, prays for peace Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and express...
11:14, 04/30/2019

AP source: Braves draft pick Stewart reaches deal in Japan NEW YORK (AP) — After failing to sign with Atlanta and losing a grievance against the Braves, 19-year-old right-hander Carter Stewart has agreed to a...
01:42, 05/23/2019

Aidan O’Brien doubles up in Guineas then confirms Japan’s Derby route • O’Brien has Guineas clean sweep with Hermosa in 1,000• Japan to have Derby prep in Chester’s Vase, says trainerThe Derby is in Aidan O’Brien’s sigh...
01:00, 05/06/2019

Japan child population falls for 38th year, hits postwar low TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government says the country’s child population has declined for the 38th year in a row and now at a record low. The ...
14:14, 05/04/2019

Nissan, Japan reject merger overture from Renault chief, report says Nissan and the government of Japan have spurned efforts by Renault, Nissan’s French partner, to engage in merger talks, the Financial Times reported....
17:28, 04/29/2019

Russia's Lavrov says 'extremely significant' differences with Japan on peace deal: RIA Moscow and Tokyo still have "extremely significant" differences over a World War Two peace deal that Japan hopes will end a territorial row between t...
13:00, 05/10/2019

Apple supplier Japan Display posts 9th straight quarterly net loss Cash-strapped screen maker Japan Display Inc on Wednesday posted a ninth consecutive quarterly net loss, hit by weaker-than-expected demand from Appl...
08:56, 05/15/2019

Japan's 126th Emperor Too Cool for a Top, Orders First-Ever Toyota Century Convertible A new Japanese emperor ascended to the throne this week, and the newly minted Emperor Naruhito is already shaking things up. The standard, roof-havin...
18:28, 05/03/2019

Designed by committee, Toyota's Japan Taxi becomes an expensive Olympic symbol Toyota Motor's Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo'...
01:42, 05/22/2019

Japan auto group 'profoundly disappointed' by Trump's import stance The comments are unusually strong for Japanese industry and reflect growing concern that President Trump may trigger an all-out trade war ahead of U....
01:28, 05/22/2019

White House aide Kudlow says Trump, Xi likely to meet in Japan in June U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are likely to meet during a G20 summit in Japan at the end of June and discuss tra...
16:14, 05/12/2019

Report: Amateur prospect Carter Stewart opts for Japan over MLB draft Draft prospect Carter Stewart is making a unique career decision, foregoing his chance in this June's Major League Baseball draft to play overse...
22:28, 05/21/2019

Japan weather bureau sees 80% chance of El Nino continuing into summer Japan's weather bureau on Friday said the El Nino weather pattern was continuing, with an 80% chance it would stretch into the northern hemisphere su...
15:56, 05/10/2019

Duvets discarded, cushions thrown at Japan's Pillow Fighting Championship The Japanese may be known for their neatness, particularly when it comes to making their bed in the morning, but all social norms went out the window...
10:42, 05/25/2019

US trade chief is expected to discuss China with officials from Japan and EU this week U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet with officials from the European Union and Japan at the ministerial meeting of the Organization...
06:42, 05/22/2019

Japan auto group says 'profoundly disappointed' by Trump's import stance Although the comments were unusually strong, the source is no surprise: Toyota President Akio Toyoda is also chairman of JAMA, the influential trade ...
20:28, 05/21/2019

Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit as trade tensions loom U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo...
13:56, 05/25/2019

Japan and U.S. must work to narrow differences on trade: economy minister Motegi Japan and the United States still need to work to narrow their differences on trade, Japan's economy minister said on Saturday, following a meeting w...
20:14, 05/25/2019

Olympic ticket lottery opens in Japan; foreign sales June 15 Residents of Japan have begun entering a ticket lottery to land seats for next year's Tokyo Olympics.        ...
11:14, 05/09/2019

Japan's Emperor Naruhito urges peace and happiness in public debut Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has appeared in public for the first time since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne. In an address, the monarch wished fo...
11:28, 05/04/2019

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues President Donald Trump has opened a state visit to Japan by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the U.S., teasing “Maybe that’s why yo...
18:42, 05/25/2019

Japan plans for 10 billion 5G devices by adding 14-digit phone numbers 5G is expected to bring billions of new devices onto cellular networks, and they'll all need phone numbers, so Japan is making its numbers even longe...
21:14, 05/15/2019

Japan Has Big Plans for a U.S. Summit. But Trump Just Wants to Talk Cars and Military Costs Few foreign leaders have tried as hard as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to establish some personal rapport with President Donald Trump. But as t...
22:14, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka In Talks With India, Japan To Build Terminal At Colombo Port Sri Lanka is in advanced talks with India and Japan to construct a container terminal at the port in Colombo, next to a Chinese terminal built as par...
04:56, 05/25/2019

Japan defense minister calls for improved ties with South Korea Japan's defense minister is calling for improved relations with South Korea, despite political friction and recent anti-Korean remarks from Japanese ...
17:56, 05/20/2019

Investors pile into Japan stocks ahead of BoJ pledge to keep rates low: BAML Japanese equities sucked in their biggest inflows of cash this week since March 2018 ahead of the Bank of Japan's pledge to keep interest rates at su...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Japan's new emperor Naruhito formally ascends to throne in brief ceremony – video Naruhito formally ascends to the throne in a brief ceremony after his father, Akihito, ended his 30-year reign as head of the world's oldest continui...
17:00, 05/01/2019

Japan navy officers attend maritime security ceremony in South Korea Officers of Japan's maritime self-defense forces took part in the opening ceremony of a combined maritime security exercise that includes the United ...
00:00, 05/01/2019

Japan Tests World's Fastest Bullet Train, Capable Of Topping 400 Kmph Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the re...
11:42, 05/11/2019

The Chrysanthemum Throne: A Two and a Half Millennia History of Divine Imperial Rule in Japan The Chrysanthemum Throne is the throne of the Emperor of Japan and a metonym referring to the Japanese monarchy itself. The Japanese imperial family ...
16:14, 05/25/2019

Swords, Seals and Jewels. Naruhito Inherits Regalia in His First Duty as Japan’s New Emperor (TOKYO) — Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito inherited Imperial regalia and seals as proof of his succession and pledged in his first public ad...
06:00, 05/01/2019

Japan's SoftBank set for small profit rise, Vision Fund IPO plans eyed Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is expected to report a small rise in its fourth-quarter profit, while investors look for details on whether the conglome...
02:00, 05/07/2019

Japan's Toyota Tsusho, JERA to sell Canada's Goreway power station for $289 mln * Japan's Toyota Tsusho Corp and JERA said on Tuesday they would sell their shares in the Goreway thermal power station in Ontrario, Canada to Capita...
05:56, 05/07/2019

President Trump Opened His State Visit to Japan by Needling the Japanese on Trade (TOKYO) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the United Sta...
16:56, 05/25/2019

Chinese group to delay bailout funding for Apple supplier Japan Display A Chinese-Taiwanese group is delaying an up to 80 billion yen ($729.33 million) investment planned as part of a rescue deal for Apple Inc supplier Ja...
13:28, 05/13/2019

Trump arrives in Japan, kicking off 4-day state visit with trade talks at its center President Trump and first lady Melania Trump landed in Japan on Saturday, kicking off a highly anticipated state visit -- with the president to becom...
12:28, 05/25/2019

Japan PM Abe says 'basically' not thinking of snap election if sales tax hike delayed: Kyodo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he was "basically" not considering seeking voter consent with a snap election if the government were to ...
10:42, 05/24/2019

U.S., Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea In fresh show of naval force in the contested South China Sea, a U.S. guided missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two...
15:56, 05/09/2019

Trump plans to delay auto tariffs amid EU, Japan trade talks President Trump faces a May 18 deadline over how to proceed with his threat to slap a tariff of as much as 25 percent on imported cars and parts in t...
20:14, 05/15/2019

Japan ruling party distributes ‘anti-gaffe’ guide after litany of blunders Japan’s ruling party has distributed a list of gaffes to avoid when its members speak in public. But critics say the problem is not making gaffes, it...
18:00, 05/15/2019

Warm on North, chilly to South: Japan's Korea strategy could pose risks Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit, a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts ...
13:14, 05/08/2019

India Uncertainty, Japan Tax Rise To Limit Profit Growth: Suzuki Motor Suzuki Motor Corp anticipates currency volatility, particularly the rupee and euro, to weigh on profit growth, even as it expects overall global vehi...
11:42, 05/10/2019

Donning elaborate robes, Japan's new imperial couple hold Shinto rite Japan's new Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako donned traditional robes on Wednesday for rituals in which he reported to Shinto gods the date of two...
09:56, 05/08/2019

Japan’s Emperor Akihito announces abdication in final address to his people Akihito’s reign ends at midnight Tuesday, after which his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, ascends the throne as new emperor.    ...
11:14, 04/30/2019

Japan's 'Supreme' Bullet Train Hits Record Speed Of 360 Kmph In Test Run A new model of bullet train set to enter service ahead of the Tokyo Olympics hit a record speed of 360 kilometers (224 miles) per hour in a test run,...
08:28, 05/25/2019

| WATCH: Japan's new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne, ushers in new imperial era Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, a day after his father's historic abdication, and vowed to stand with th...
19:28, 05/01/2019

Travel at 249 mph: Japan starts testing world's fastest bullet train The goal is for the ALFA-X to be introduced commercially in 2030 and be able to climb to 224 mph, which would make it the world's fastest bullet...
18:42, 05/13/2019

Emperor Naruhito is ready to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. What can Japan expect from its new ruler? Crown Prince Naruhito, who on Wednesday ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne to become Japan's 126th emperor, has pledged to bring the world's oldest mon...
11:23, 04/30/2019

Steak, Sumo and Fighter Jets: Inside Japan’s Plan to Keep Trump Busy When Donald Trump arrives in Tokyo on Saturday, he’ll be the first foreign leader to meet Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito, but he won’...
00:00, 05/24/2019

Nikkei hits 6-week low with eye on U.S.-China talks; SoftBank, Yahoo Japan soar Japan's Nikkei fell for a fourth day to a six-week low as investors remained cautious ahead of the next round of U.S-China trade talks, while SoftBan...
07:42, 05/09/2019

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito vows to pursue peace in first public address Naruhito formally succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne at midnight after his father Akihito abdicated.        ...
13:14, 05/01/2019

Cboe Global Markets Recognized as Designated Listing Exchange in Japan for U.S. Equities CHICAGO – December 22, 2017 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE) today announced the Japanese Financial Services Authority (JFSA) ...
18:42, 05/01/2019

Emperor Naruhito vows to follow in father's footsteps as he ascends Japan's throne Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, said Wednesday that he was "filled with a sense of solemnity" by assuming the responsibility of the nation's head mona...
08:42, 05/01/2019

U.S., Japan, South Korea, Australia hold first naval drills in Western Pacific U.S. Navy ships conducted joint drills with warships from allies Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pac...
09:14, 05/23/2019

REFILE-UPDATE 2-Japan's Rakuten profit jumps fourfold on $1 bln Lyft stake gain Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc's first-quarter operating profit jumped fourfold as it booked a $1 billion gain on its stake in U.S. ride-hailin...
12:56, 05/10/2019

Women in Japan are downloading Digi Police, the country's anti-groping app, in record numbers Getty Digi Police, a free smartphone app created by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, is aimed specifically at protecting victims of sexual misconduct ...
23:42, 05/21/2019

Apple supplier Japan Display cannot promise return to profit, bailout worries stay Cash-strapped Japan Display warned it cannot guarantee a return to profit this year as demand for smartphone screens stays weak, and turned in yet an...
14:28, 05/15/2019

Japan's core consumer inflation ticks up in April, BOJ's price goal stays distant Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.9 % in April from a year earlier, accelerating slightly from the previous month but remaining distant from t...
05:28, 05/24/2019

Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito TOKYO (AP) — Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito....
11:56, 05/25/2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch names new country executives for Japan, Australia: memo Bank of America Merrill Lynch appointed Joseph Fayyad and Tamao Sasada as country executives of Australia and Japan, respectively, an internal memo s...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Japan ends longstanding trade restrictions on American beef, setting stage for exports to grow Japan has agreed to lift longstanding restrictions on American beef exports, clearing the way for product to enter the market regardless of age, the ...
19:42, 05/17/2019

SoftBank Corp to spend $4 billion to up Yahoo Japan stake, sees profit rising 24 percent Japanese telco SoftBank Corp said on Wednesday it would spend $4 billion to up its stake in Yahoo Japan and turn the internet company into a subsidia...
11:00, 05/08/2019

Agent Scott Boras criticizes MLB as amateur prospect Carter Stewart skips draft for Japan Agent Scott Boras says MLB was a detriment to Carter Stewart's situation and that playing in Japan is a necessity, where he hopes to re-establis...
16:56, 05/23/2019

Emperor Naruhito of Japan: Akihito's successor vows to stay close to people in first speech after ascending the throne Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has pledged to devote himself to peace and staying close to the people in his first public speech after ascending the th...
15:56, 05/01/2019

Japan Sentencing In Drug Case "Won't Impact" Ness Wadia, Says Wadia Group Industrialist Ness Wadia's sentencing by a Japanese court for possessing drugs will not affect him "in the discharge of any of his responsibilities",...
10:56, 04/30/2019

Wadia Group Shares Plunge As Ness Wadia Sentenced To Jail In Japan Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co. Ltd. plummeted as much as 17.6 per cent, Bombay Burma Trading Company dropped 6.2 per cent and Britannia Industries...
20:14, 04/30/2019

Trump to give ‘Trump Award’ for top sumo wrestler during Japan trip The winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo this weekend will take home a unique prize: a custom-made “Trump Award” presented by President Trump himself...
11:56, 05/23/2019

Navy to forward-deploy assault ship, landing platform dock ship to Japan The USS America and USS New Orleans will be forward-deployed to Japan while the USS Stethem and USS Wasp return to the U.S. for maintenance and upgra...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Call Our Leader Abe Shinzo, Not Shinzo Abe, Japan Tells The World Ahead of a series of important international events in Japan, including the G20 summit in June and the Rugby World Cup later this year, Japan has req...
11:42, 05/22/2019

Japan to the world: Call our prime minister Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe The country’s foreign minister said the family name should be first when referred to in English, as it is when it is written or spoken in Japanese. T...
02:42, 05/22/2019

Before You Buy a Home, Think About What You'll Need Five Years From Now The standard homebuying advice is “only buy as much home as you need.” Makes sense, right? If a newly married couple is shopping for their first home...
19:00, 05/08/2019

Larry King through the years The former CNN talk-show host (and USA TODAY columnist) has been married eight times, to seven women, and faced several health scares.   &...
22:00, 04/29/2019

Dr. Ruth Westheimer through the years Dr. Ruth Westheimer gets the celebrity documentary treatment in "Ask Dr. Ruth." Click through for more photos of America's most celebrated sex g...
17:14, 05/08/2019

1,550 years ago, someone ate a rattlesnake whole—and we have poo to prove it An example of Crotalus atrox, aka western diamondback rattlesnake. (credit: Wikipedia) Sometime around 450 CE in the Chihuahuan Desert, one brave s...
15:28, 05/02/2019

CDC: Measles cases in U.S. the most in 25 years There have been more than 700 reported measles cases in the United States this year -- the highest mark in a quarter-century, the Centers for Disease...
18:42, 04/29/2019

I was taken into care at two years old – what really happened? The aftershocks of growing up poor affect me every day. I set out to solve the puzzle of my early yearsWhen I was a few months old, my father came to...
12:28, 05/04/2019

How the Galaxy S has changed through the years From the first 4-inch Galaxy S in 2010 to 2019's 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung's flagship has changed a lot over the years.   ...
19:56, 04/28/2019

We’re 24 years apart and crazy in love After city planner Lorena Matarrita started a new job a few years ago, her boss casually asked about a photograph she had on her desk. “That’s your d...
13:56, 05/02/2019

Man exonerated after 45 years will get $1.5M from Michigan A Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison before he was exonerated of murder will receive $1.5 million from the state, the attorney general's offic...
04:28, 05/18/2019

Ex-ETA leader arrested after 16 years on run The former political leader of the Basque separatist group ETA has been arrested in France after more than 16 years on the run, Spanish officials sai...
19:00, 05/16/2019

ETA former leader arrested after 16 years on the run The former political leader of the Basque separatist group ETA has been arrested in France after more than 16 years on the run, officials said Thursd...
01:14, 05/17/2019

This Is The Most Entertaining The Lakers Have Been In Years Now THIS is the kind of story fantasists are asking for, and there isn’t as much as a matchbook in sight. There is an attempt here by several people ...
06:14, 05/21/2019

Memorable Met Gala looks through the years The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has hosted a gala every year since 1948 to premiere the Costume Institute's annual exhibit. Here's a ...
20:14, 05/03/2019

Donald Trump will present huge 'President's Cup' trophy to sumo wrestling champ at tournament in Japan Donald Trump will attend a sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo, and he has his own huge trophy -- the 'President's Cup' -- for the tour...
20:00, 05/25/2019

Seven years of Syria’s health tragedy After seven years of conflict in Syria, WHO has renewed its call for the protection of health workers and for immediate access to besieged population...
23:14, 04/28/2019

Lee Cattermole: ‘There were two years when I shouldn’t have been on the pitch’ After playing for years with a torn hip, the Sunderland midfielder is back to full fitness and ready for a League One play-off final date with Charlt...
13:28, 05/25/2019

Storm could be India's strongest in 5 years India is preparing for the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone in nearly five years, as Tropical Cyclone Fani moves up the east coast of the subco...
08:28, 05/02/2019

D'Antoni has sights on 3 more years minimum Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, who told ESPN he has let the team's GM and owner know he is "energized to keep coaching," has had preliminary discussion...
04:14, 05/20/2019

Plants vs Zombies Is Ten Years Old, So Here's A Look At Where It All Began One of the main reasons I run Fine Art every night is that I’m fascinated by the earliest origins of the characters and worlds that we love. And it d...
03:28, 05/06/2019

Man wins $167,407 after following same lotto routine for 30 years A Michigan man who has stuck to the same lottery playing routine for the past 30 years had his habits finally pay off when he won a $167,407 jackpot....
06:28, 05/15/2019

Google Shows First Cracks in Years Google’s once-untouchable online-advertising operation took a body blow, hurt by mounting competition and struggles within its increasingly high-prof...
06:00, 04/30/2019

U.S. unemployment in April lowest in 50 years The United States added 263,000 jobs in April, while the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent, the lowest since 1969, the U.S. Bureau of Labor S...
21:28, 05/03/2019

Man gets 40 years for starting shooting that killed boy MIAMI (AP) — A 21-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to four decades in prison for starting a gunfight that killed a 6-year-old boy. ...
00:42, 05/21/2019

An Andretti Is Still Driving for Another Indy 500 Win, 50 Years Later Mario Andretti’s Indianapolis 500 win in 1969 remains the only one for three generations of Andrettis. Marco Andretti, who nearly won his debut, is t...
03:42, 05/25/2019

30-plus years of HyperCard, the missing link to the Web The Computer Lab's Beyond Cyberpunk Hypercard stack (credit: Beyond Cyberpunk!) Update: It's Memorial Day weekend here in the US, and the Ars staff ...
16:28, 05/25/2019

Pakistan To Get $6 Billion From IMF Over Next Three Years: Official Pakistan will get $6 billion from the IMF over the next three years to meet its foreign debt obligations, the country's advisor on finance said on st...
06:14, 05/13/2019

Spain Is Going to the Polls for the Third Time in Four Years. Here’s What to Know Spain goes to the polls Sunday for its third general election in four years, as socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tries to break the poli...
21:14, 04/28/2019

Europe: 10 Years After Lehman: What’s Changed? European Financial Forecast editor Brian Whitmer touches on why today’s European financial markets are “180 degrees different” than...
22:28, 05/01/2019

Neanderthals may have breastfed their young for more than two years An analysis of 250,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth suggests that these ancient humans nursed their young for two and a half years - about the same tim...
18:28, 04/28/2019

Oklahoma mayor has seen eight tornadoes in 20 years Moore, Okla., Mayor Glenn Lewis is resigned to his area of expertise. He has been the city's mayor for 25 years, a span during which his city has exp...
21:28, 05/03/2019

Limited-run BMW M5 Edition 35 Years announced News 17 May, 2019 To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the BMW M5, the German brand has released a new special edition model, limited t...
17:28, 05/17/2019

Foragers may have settled in the Amazon 10,000 years ago Human burial sites and evidence of hunting, foraging and a cooking hearth reveal that foragers lived in the Amazon thousands of years earlier than we...
18:28, 04/28/2019

21 years ago, this was the smartphone of the future – and I just bought one It was 1998: a time when boy bands and GameBoy dominated popular culture. The Pokemon invasion was around the corner, renting VHS was still a thing, ...
17:28, 05/23/2019

DDAY prisoner of war looks back 75 years later 75 years have passed since Dennis Trudeau was taken prisoner by German soldiers after parachuting into France, but the memories are as clear as ever....
14:42, 05/23/2019

Porsche Celebrates 10 Years Of The Panamera Of course, there was a second generation to be made that it made its world debut on June 28, 2016. The development involved multiple streams: in addi...
13:56, 04/29/2019

Facebook Is Getting Its Biggest Redesign in Years. Here’s What to Know (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. unveiled updates to the Groups feature of its main social network, doubling down on a successful but controversial ...
20:28, 04/30/2019

Judge sentences would-be bar bomber to 16 years A federal judge handed an Illinois man a 16-year prison sentence for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating what he thought was a car bomb o...
01:56, 05/07/2019

BMW launches limited-run M5 Edition 35 Years BMW M5 Edition 35 Years Anniversary version of 616bhp M5 Competition super saloon gets exclusive trim and design features BMW will celebrate 35 ye...
13:56, 05/17/2019

Serial Rapist Sentenced To 274 Years NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A serial rapist in Arizona with ties to Kentucky has been handed a 274-year prison sentence for raping seven women...
11:28, 05/22/2019

There's Only One Reason to Buy the 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years Brands throw themselves anniversary celebrations all the time. BMW just happens to do it a lot. For the 2015 model year, BMW celebrated 30 years of t...
22:14, 05/17/2019

What Joe Biden Has Said About Anita Hill Over the Years Mr. Biden said this week that he takes “responsibility” for the way Ms. Hill was treated when she testified in the 1991 hearings for Justice Clarence...
00:14, 05/01/2019

5 Takeaways From 10 Years of Trump Tax Figures The Times obtained details from a decade of the president’s tax returns, revealing $1.17 billion in business losses. Here’s what else the numbers sho...
02:14, 05/08/2019

60 years on, 'Catch-22' lands on TV in new age of absurdity Joseph Heller's 1961 novel "Catch-22" was set in World War Two, but the makers of the first television adaptation believe its satirical take on the ...
17:28, 05/14/2019

Newlywed who vanished at sea declared dead two years later WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A judge has declared a missing Florida newlywed dead, almost two years to the day she disappeared while honeymooning in the B...
15:00, 05/15/2019

Mangled van removed from Mount Lemmon, 19 years later MOUNT LEMMON, Ariz. – After 19 years sitting in a canyon off Catalina Highway, the mangled wreckage of a rusted van has finally been removed. M...
15:42, 05/02/2019

Venezuela announces end to exchange controls after 16 years Venezuela has announced the lifting of foreign exchange controls on banks for the first time in 16 years, but some observers are skeptical the measur...
01:14, 05/14/2019

Fake German heiress gets 4-12 years behind bars A judge has sentenced the fake German heiress Anna Sorokin to four to 12 years behind bars for defrauding New York banks and hotels. Judge Diane Kies...
04:28, 05/10/2019

Man who was exonerated of murder after 16 years in prison will soon be a lawyer He was convicted at 17 of a rape and murder he didn't commit. He was exonerated at 32. Now, at 45, Jeffrey Deskovic is graduating law school. &...
04:28, 05/10/2019

Leonardo drawing to go on view 500 years after his death LONDON (AP) — A major, rarely seen Leonardo da Vinci drawing is going on display in New York. Sotheby’s announced the display Thursday on the 5...
12:14, 05/02/2019

Did we split from Neanderthals 400,000 years earlier than we thought? An analysis of fossil teeth suggests that the shared ancestor of modern humans and our Neanderthal cousins may have lived more than 800,000 years ago...
22:42, 05/15/2019

Google Translate is getting its most important update in years Google Translate's camera translation feature sounds very futuristic on paper, but in practice—so far, at least—it's been more of a proof of concept....
19:14, 05/15/2019

Facebook's FTC punishment could involve 20 years of oversight Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are edging closer to negotiating the tech giant's multibillion dollar penalty for security failu...
16:42, 05/14/2019

100 years on: the picture that changed our view of the universe Arthur Eddington’s photograph of the 1919 solar eclipse proved Einstein right and ushered in a century where gravity was kingA hundred years ago this...
12:42, 05/12/2019

One of our favorite ST: The Next Generation episodes aired 31 years ago This article contains spoilers about an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that aired 31 years ago today. That's outside the statute of limita...
22:00, 05/09/2019

Rammstein releases first studio album in 10 years The German band Rammstein has finally put out a new album. If the songs on the self-titled album are any indication, the musicians seem to have becom...
19:42, 05/17/2019

50% of businesses fail in their first 5 years. What’s the secret for those that survive? An entrepreneur's technology infrastructure is now vital, especially at launch, when the technology foundation needs to be laid with an eye on the fu...
15:42, 05/13/2019

4 Your Health: Birth rates lowest in U.S. in 32 years Fewer babies were born in America in 2018. New government data shows there were roughly 3.7 million births in 2018. According to the Centers For Dise...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Kenyan: UK man jailed for 4 years for explosive possession A Kenyan court has jailed a British national believed to be part of an extremist cell to four years in prison for possession of bomb-making material....
01:00, 05/10/2019

Apple wants you to use your iPhone for three years… then 'do one last great thing with it' Apple's latest ad encourages users to do their part for the planet and trade in their old iPhone after they are done with it. But how much of this is...
02:14, 05/10/2019

40 years of the laptop: how mobile PCs changed the world Main image: The IBM ThinkPad 700 series first appeared in 1992If you own a PC there’s a very good chance it's a lightweight and portable ...
05:56, 05/07/2019

Cards sign No. 1 pick Murray to 4 years, $35M Saying this is "just the beginning," No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray signed a four-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals worth about $35 million, the ...
06:28, 05/10/2019

150 years ago, the day America started a grand party — too soon Americans were on pins and needles exactly 150 years ago. They gathered at train stations and outside newspaper offices eagerly awaiting word that a ...
07:14, 05/10/2019

'We knew we had something extraordinary': looking back on Woodstock, 50 years on In new documentary Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation, the defining festival gets a closer look with never-before-heard insightEarly in ...
13:56, 05/25/2019

50 Years of Private Banking - A Special Report Euromoney Magazine has charted the birth, growth and maturity of the global private banking industry over 50 years. This special report is the distil...
19:28, 04/28/2019

Kompany: For 15 years midfielders told me ‘Don’t shoot!’ "Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany revelled in his remarkable match-winning goal which left the club on the brink of defending their Premier Le...
00:56, 05/07/2019

From the archives: 30 years ago, a nascent 'Internet' was under attack A software worm invaded a supernetwork of computers and sparked a scare. Our report at the time heralded the rise of hacking and the importance of cy...
19:28, 04/28/2019

Mars Science Lab launch delayed two years NASA's launch of the Mars Science Laboratory -- hampered by technical difficulties and cost overruns -- has been delayed until the fall of 2011, NASA...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Man gets 4-plus years in counterfeit sporting tickets case PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say a man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison in the sale of counterfeit tic...
00:42, 05/07/2019

After three years away, Roger Federer returns to clay Having skipped the clay circuit the past two years, Roger Federer is back on the surface this week in Madrid in preparation for something bigger: the...
21:56, 05/06/2019

'Shop Contest: Happy 10 Years Stephen This month marks Editor-in-Chief Stephen Totilo’s 10th anniversary at Kotaku. A whole decade! Wow! In honor of this milestone, let’s take a look back...
19:56, 05/12/2019

Ayesha Curry through the years: Her life in photos Ayesha Curry recently made waves on "Red Table Talk," where she told Jada Pinkett Smith how it makes her feel when women fawn over her famous husband...
18:56, 05/21/2019

All the Baby Names Kim Kardashian Has Nixed Over the Years Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently welcomed their fourth child, and have yet to reveal the name of their newborn son. The couple's baby was born...
00:56, 05/11/2019

After years as the NBA playoffs’ JV bracket, the sun is rising in the East All four of the conference’s remaining teams are capable of winning it all, but each carries a measure of uncertainty and urgency that will ratchet u...
18:56, 04/28/2019

Da Vinci died 500 years ago, but his legacy endures Leonardo da Vinci died 500 years ago at the age of 67. He was a universal genius driven by insatiable curiosity that led him to explore ideas in scie...
14:00, 05/03/2019

Wrongfully convicted man who served 45 years in prison to get $1.5M A Michigan man who spent 45 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit — the longest a wrongfully convicted person has ever served in Ameri...
17:56, 05/22/2019

Tyson Says Hog Disease Impact to Linger for Years Global meat prices are poised to rise after China culled tens of millions of hogs to contain a fast-spreading swine disease, the chief executive of T...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Former Long Island man exonerated after 33 years in prison A former Long Island man who spent 33 years in prison for the attempted rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl was exonerated during an emotional cour...
20:00, 05/22/2019

27 years later, woman wakes up from comatose state A woman in the United Arab Emirates has woken up after 27 years of being in a comatose state. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.  ...
20:00, 04/28/2019

Jeanette Winterson: ‘I can see why I’ve annoyed people over the years. But that’s who I am' Her new novel reimagines Frankenstein for the AI era. The Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author talks immortality, anger and why she’s still an evang...
13:42, 05/18/2019

Two retired PCSD detectives reunite after many years TUCSON – Earlier in the week, News 4 Tucson did a story on a man named Sergeant John Rock. Sgt. Rock is the oldest retired deputy with the Pima...
15:42, 05/02/2019

| New York policeman tried five years after black man's death Five years after an African American father of six died after being apparently held in an illegal police chokehold, a video of which triggered the Bl...
11:42, 05/14/2019

Former CIA officer jailed for 20 years for spying for China A former spy for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison after being convicted on charges of conspiring to...
00:28, 05/18/2019

It’s taken me years to get comfortable saying this: I'm a gay footballer | Andy Brennan After ruminating over this decision for so many years and being entirely unsure about myself, I couldn’t be happierFirstly, it is really important fo...
13:14, 05/15/2019

Report: U.S. economy grows 3.2 percent, best in 6 years The growth of the U.S. economy in the first quarter beat analyst predictions and recorded its best performance in six years, according to government ...
19:56, 04/28/2019

Incidents of fly-tipping in England jump by almost 40% in six years LGA says councils struggling to tackle problem amid budget cuts and lenient sentencingThe illegal dumping of waste across England has increased by ne...
10:00, 05/11/2019

Sudan transition to last three years: military council Sudan's Transitional Military Council agreed with the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces opposition alliance that the country's transition peri...
02:00, 05/15/2019

StarCraft II goes free-to-play seven years after launch Enlarge If you've been zealously guarding your money since 2010, waiting for the day StarCraft II would finally be cheap enough to try out, you're...
22:14, 05/02/2019

20 numbers that explain Dan Snyder’s 20 years with the Redskins On May 25, 1999, NFL owners unanimously approved the $800 million sale of the team to a group led by a rich 34-year-old who was a lifelong Redskins f...
06:00, 05/24/2019

Earth’s water came from a collision 4 billion years ago Water arrived on Earth at exactly the same time that the moon was created over 4 billion years ago, according to a new study. This phenomenon is thou...
23:42, 05/23/2019

Xi Praises a Student Protest in China. From 100 Years Ago. The Chinese leader marked the historic May 4 protest against Western colonialism. But under his brand of authoritarianism, even a demonstration from ...
03:42, 04/30/2019

EA Access comes to PlayStation 4 nearly 5 years after debuting on Xbox One Electronic Arts said today it's adding the PlayStation 4 to its EA Access subscription program. It'll cost $5 a month (or $30 a year) and starts in J...
21:00, 05/07/2019

Vegetative state: Years of minimal consciousness For 27 years, Munira Abdulla was in a vegetative state — not to be confused with a coma! DW explains the difference and what patients in a vegetative...
16:14, 05/01/2019