'Tis almost the season as post offices nationwide start accepting nengajo New Year postcards for delivery January 1.

Government orders bullet train inspections

Japan's Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii orders five railway companies to check all bullet train frames after a serious ...

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Police nab man over online shopping scam

Tokyo police arrest a man in connection with tricking people to acquire their personal information and making illegal pu...

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Speeding cop kills Chinese student

Tokyo police say an off-duty officer driving at possibly double the speed limit hit and killed a Chinese student crossin...

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Japan slaps more sanctions on North Korea

Japan decides to freeze the assets of 19 additional North Korean organizations in a bid to exert more pressure on Pyongy...

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Robots could help ease labor shortage

A robot expo in Tokyo features intelligent walkers, muscle suits and other health-care devices that could help ease Japa...

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2 apparent N.Korean boats, 4 bodies wash ashore

2 more apparent North Korean boats holding 4 bodies wash ashore in Japan.

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Smartphone-using cyclist charged with negligent homicide

A college student will be charged with negligent homicide after killing an elderly woman with her bike while using a sma...

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Rare 'Diamond Fuji' appears

The spectacular "Diamond Fuji" phenomenon is seen as the sun rises over the sacred peak.

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Prince, Princess exhibit works at culture fest

The son of Prince Akishino and daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito display works at the Imperial Household Agency's annua...

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