The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Convenience stores and restaurant chains, which have for years been growing through round-the-clock operations and increasing their outlets, are facing a turning point.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government decided Sunday to repatriate all Japanese residing in Wuhan, China, who wish to return to Japan, in response to the spread of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus confirmed in the Hubei Province city.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to launch a verification trial this spring of a new system for providing legal solutions online to disputes involving small sums such as online shopping orders. The goal is for the system to be operational sometime next year.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - In a Cinderella story that sumo had not seen in two decades, No. 17 maegashira Toku- shoryu came from the bottom of the rankings to come away with an improbable victory at the New Year Grand Tournament on Sunday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With an increasing number of children having been sexually assaulted through the use of social media, police are set to send messages and issue warnings directly to people who post inappropriate messages on Twitter, the National Police Agency said.

DAVOS, Switzerland (The Japan News/ANN) - As the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) came to a close on Friday, the differences in the positions of U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders as well as environmental activists have become clear on climate change, a key agenda item of the four-day gathering that closed Friday.

KUMAMOTO (The Japan News/ANN) - Light from spherical toro bamboo lanterns shines over the surface of a river running through the Kurokawa Onsen hot spring resort in Minamioguni, Kumamoto Prefecture.

TEHRAN (The Japan News/ANN) - An Afghan father has named his son after Nakamura. 

KANAZAWA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Pine trees regarded as one of the nation’s three most beautiful gardens in Kenrokuen garden are illuminated in Kanazawa.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Among roughly 770,000 assets such as bridges and tunnels in locations across the country, approximately 80,000 - or about 10 per cent - have been assessed as requiring repairs within the next five years.