The Japan News (Japan)

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A bill to strengthen measures against passive smoking was enacted Wednesday after passing the House of Councillors.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More than 32,000 houses were flooded by the heavy rain that hit western Japan early this month. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Low-cost carriers used to operate primarily over short distances, focusing on flights that lasted up to four hours one-way. Now, however, they have expanded their service routes for medium and long distances, heightening their appeal to travelers.

OSAKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Andres Iniesta, a star midfielder who played for Spain’s national soccer team during the recent FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, arrived at Kansai Airport on Wednesday ahead of joining the J.League club Vissel Kobe. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - How can industries hit by the latest flood disaster be put back on their feet? The central government and relevant local governments should cooperate in quickly extending them effective assistance.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed the Japan-EU economic partnership agreement on Tuesday in Tokyo following their summit meeting in the Japanese capital. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More and more schools and companies reopened Tuesday in the torrential rain-ravaged prefectures of Hiroshima, Okayama and Ehime.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Defence Ministry’s plan to jointly develop a successor to the Air Self-Defence Force’s F-2 fighter jet has been shaken, as the price presented by Lockheed Martin Corp. was far higher than the initial estimate.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to use small beacons to collect location information on about 33,000 people who will climb Mt. Fuji in August, according to sources. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan-U.S. nuclear energy cooperation agreement was automatically extended Tuesday after its initial 30-year period ended Monday. However, it is now possible for either government to terminate the accord at any time by giving the other side six months’ notice.