The Japan News (Japan)

​OSAKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The area in and around the Airin area of Nishinari Ward, Osaka is being transformed by a wave of internationalisation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Organising committees of respective prefectures and four Olympic partner companies selected the torchbearers from among applicants for the public offering and recommendees. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - About 1,000 sets of cardboard materials will be stockpiiled by the government by the end of this fiscal year for use as beds and partitions at evacuation centers.

 MADRID (The Japan News/ANN) - During a ministerial meeting of the U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Wednesday, Shinjiro Koizumi, the Environment Minister did not express concrete steps for reducing coal-fired thermal power generation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan national rugby team's captain Michael Leitch's statue will be donated to his alma mater, Sapporo Yamanote High School in Sapporo.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Tokyo Fire Department (TFD) will allow its ambulance staff to halt cardiopulmonary resuscitation and transportation to hospitals if a terminally ill patient does not want to receive life-sustaining treatment.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The FSA council’s report, to be compiled within this year, is expected to recommend reorganising the exchange’s current four markets into three and creating a new index to replace the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX). 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The public medical health insurance system will be applied by the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry to treat gambling addiction.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More than 10 million spectators are among those expected to crowd Tokyo during the Games.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A winter event to illuminate streets with hundreds of thousands of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is being held in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, enveloping the area in a festive atmosphere.