The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are discussing a plan to establish “festival squares” in three locations in Tokyo, where people without tickets can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the Games through public viewing events and other gatherings during the competition.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - South Korean President Moon Jae In’s latest remarks fly in the face of efforts to build “future-oriented” relations between Japan and South Korea.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -We should renew our determination never to repeat the ravages of war, but to strongly desire peace.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - In telephone talks held Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed their cooperation to deal with a possible North Korean missile launch that might travel over Japan toward waters off Guam.

ASHIKAGA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The Stylish Life nonprofit organization in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, is developing Hawaiian shirts featuring patterns of Ashikaga Meisen, a silk fabric produced in the city during the early Showa era (1926-1989).

OTSUCHI, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - An old, disconnected black telephone stands in a telephone booth in the town of Otsuchi about 20 minutes’ drive from Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture. The phone has been visited by at least 25,000 people since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, people who have come to convey their feelings to departed loved ones “through the wind.”

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More than a quarter of those who died of heatstroke from June to September in the years 2012 to 2016 in Tokyo’s 23 wards died between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m., according to statistics of the Tokyo Medical Examiner’s Office.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho suggested Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono about a possible dialogue between their countries, during a short conversation Ri and Kono had on Aug. 6 in Manila, government sources said.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government will strengthen its efforts to develop human resources in the tourism industry by establishing courses for a masters in business administration in tourism, and setting up new specialty universities to develop expertise in the field, sources close to the government said.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Foreign students also accounted for about 10 per cent of overall enrollment.