The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Some passengers who had been quarantined for two weeks aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship have started to disembark at Yokohama Port, but many question marks hang over the government’s decision to keep them aboard in an attempt to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN)—The number of foreign tourists to Japan in January fell by 1.1% from a year earlier to 2,661,000, down for the fourth straight month, according to the Japan National Tourism Organisation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — The Yomiuri Shimbun and general logistics enterprise SBS Group will next month start to fully launch their home delivery service in Tokyo, covering all 23 wards by the summer.

 KOBE (The Japan News/ANN) - A total of  6,000 masks were stolen from a hospital in Kobe, it was learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Lawson Inc. opened to the press Tuesday an experimental store where customers can pay without waiting in line.

​YOKOHAMA  (The Japan News/ANN) - Some passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship who have been quarantined in the Port of Yokohama due to the new coronavirus outbreak were allowed to disembark from the ship starting Wednesday, if it is confirmed they are not carrying the virus.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government intends to raise the retirement age of government employees from the current 60 to 65 by fiscal 2030, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

​YOKOHAMA (The Japan News/ANN) - Passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently anchored at the Port of Yokohama began disembarking on Wednesday morning. 

TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - Driven mainly by the increasing popularity overseas of washoku, it is currently spreading to various parts of the world involving locals who have brewing expertise.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The United States has kicked off the process of choosing candidates to compete in this autumn’s presidential election.