Changes in works for Japan's working environment

Changes in works for Japan's working environment

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to change the working environment in Japan to promote a better work-life balance, while ...

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'No need to amend constitution' for Emperor to abdicate

'No need to amend constitution' for Emperor to abdicate

A top bureaucrat tells parliament there is no need to amend the constitution for the Emperor to abdicate.

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Japan boosts internet of things

Japan boosts internet of things

Japan has begun work on a timeline for building out the so-called internet of things.

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Imperial Couple visit tsunami-hit Iwate

Imperial Couple visit tsunami-hit Iwate

Japan's Imperial Couple are visiting areas of the northeast hit by the 2011 tsunami.

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Nissan unveils self-driving chair

Nissan unveils self-driving chair

Japanese auto giant Nissan unveiled a self-driving chair designed to queue for stores and restaurants.

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3 Japanese nuclear fuel makers in talks to merge

3 Japanese nuclear fuel makers in talks to merge

Hitachi, Toshiba, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are in talks to merge their nuclear operations.

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Panel warns Tokyo Olympic costs could top $30 billion

Panel warns Tokyo Olympic costs could top $30 billion

A Tokyo government panel suggests reviewing the ballooning costs for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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MRJ lands in US for testing

MRJ lands in US for testing

Japan's first domestically made passenger jet arrives in the US for test flights.

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Nankai Trough megaquake simulation

Nankai Trough megaquake simulation

Japan's government releases a simulation of a megaquake predicted to hit its central Pacific coast.

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Committee wants to cut Olympic venue costs

Committee wants to cut Olympic venue costs

A committee created by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike recommends cutting costs for three proposed Olympic venues.

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