January 26, 2015
The act can only be described as vicious.
January 24, 2015
Foreign visitor numbers to Japan reached 13.4 million in 2014, up 30 percent from the previous year, when the 10 million mark was passed for the first time.
January 23, 2015
An advisory council for the labor ministry discussing regulations concerning working hours has released a draft outline of revisions to the Labor Standards Law. This outline will serve as the basis for a bill that the government plans to submit to the ordinary Diet session that is scheduled to convene on Jan. 26.
January 22, 2015
Textbook publisher Suken Shuppan has decided to remove the term "comfort women" from three of its textbooks for high school civics classes.
January 21, 2015
The Islamic State extremist group has unleashed its savagery upon Japanese citizens.
January 20, 2015
Japanese supermarkets and other food retailers continue to grapple with a butter shortage.
January 19, 2015
Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) has decided to ramp up efforts to enhance its international broadcasts as a key management goal under its new business plan for fiscal 2015-2017.
January 17, 2015
The Great Hanshin Earthquake struck on this day 20 years ago, claiming 6,434 lives in Kobe and surrounding areas.
January 16, 2015
A week has passed since the brutal terrorist attacks in France left 17 people dead, including editors and cartoonists working in the offices of satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
January 15, 2015
Social security spending accounts for nearly one-third of the state’s general-account budget and is still growing.
January 14, 2015
Based on the Cabinet decision last summer to allow Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense, the government is considering revising the 2003 Law on Armed Attack Situations by applying the new concept of “situations threatening Japan’s existence” to the law.
January 13, 2015
When an electric current is passed through water, the water is split into its two components--hydrogen and oxygen. This process is called electrolysis of water, as we learn in science classes at school.
January 12, 2015
In 2014, there were plenty of occasions for reflecting anew on relations with China.
January 10, 2015
The government has decided on a supplementary budget for the current fiscal year, which runs through March.
January 09, 2015
The attack against a French newspaper was a gruesome act of terrorism that left us speechless. It is also a grave, threatening challenge to freedom of speech, an essential element of the foundation of a democratic society.
January 08, 2015
A three-way race for leadership of the Democratic Party of Japan kicked off Jan. 7.
January 07, 2015
The global appetite for seafood cannot continue at its present rate unless something is done about overfishing.
January 06, 2015
Nearly four years have passed since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami triggered the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
January 05, 2015
The year 2014 has just passed, and it will quite likely go down in history as a year when international order was seriously disturbed.
January 03, 2015
Seven decades have passed since the end of World War II.