The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The details of ceremonies related to the Emperor’s abdication and the crown prince’s accession to the throne have been decided at a meeting of the panel overseeing the ceremonies.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda’s decision to step down at the end of his current term comes after the JOC was sluggish in its attempts to deal with his alleged misconduct, according to observers.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -“Godzilla Japan” has been chosen as the nickname for the Japanese national judo team that will compete in the World Judo Championships set to begin on Aug. 25 at the Nippon Budokan hall in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, the All Japan Judo Federation announced.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A group of companies, including NTT Docomo Inc. and Mitsubishi Estate Co., has begun trial runs of a new high-tech scooter called Rodem, offering tourists the chance to cruise around Tokyo’s Marunouchi district for free.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Foods created with genome-editing technologies could be on the dinner table as early as this summer. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A plan to demolish the former Miyakonojo Civic Centre in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture, has been decided. 

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. said Monday the amount of “treated water” at the company’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture has exceeded 1 million tons.

FUKUOKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Pink udon noodles hang to dry at noodle maker Misumi Seimen Kojo’s factory in Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The recent arrests of two men attempting to smuggle fertilized eggs and sperm from prized Japanese cattle out of the country highlighted Japan’s lack of rules protecting the genetic stock for its famous wagyu beef.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Foreign nursing-care staff who come to Japan under a new residence status that comes into force in April will work alongside other personnel during night shifts in their first six months, labour ministry sources said.