The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan government has decided to compile a plastic resources recycling strategy with the aim of reducing the massive volume of plastic waste generated in people’s daily lives, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN)—Central Japan Railway Co., also known as JR Tokai, has begun developing a battery-powered mechanism that allows Shinkansen bullet trains to continue running for a period of time during power failures.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Preliminary data shows the number of foreigners who applied for refugee status was 3,015 for the January-March period this year, down about 13 per cent from the same period last year, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. This is the first decline in applications in eight years.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp. made foreign technical trainees from the Philippines work on tasks other than those for which they were originally authorized, a practice prohibited by the law establishing procedures to accept trainees.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Sekiwake Tochinoshin on Friday suffered his first loss ― and surrendered sole possession of the lead ― after 12 consecutive wins at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Former Japanese men’s national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic filed a lawsuit in Tokyo District Court on Thursday against the Japan Football Association and its president, Kozo Tashima, demanding ¥1 in compensation for defamation in regard to his dismissal and also demanding the publication of apology ads in five national newspapers.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Following the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump that his administration will launch an investigation into whether new tariffs are needed on imports of automobiles on the grounds of national security, Japan has been alarmed by the possible significant impact this would have on its auto industry. Strong opposition has also been voiced by other countries.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to utilise yen loans to develop ports in three Indian Ocean nations — Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.”

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An end must be put to the fruitless debates continuing in the Diet about whether certain people met and whether they were involved in this issue. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Finance Ministry should fulfill their responsibility to explain their sides of this story and tidy up this situation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - It is important to stick to the principle of demanding North Korea’s “complete, verifiable, and irreversible nuclear dismantlement,” without being swayed by Pyongyang.