The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With Japan set to begin accepting more foreign workers from April, more companies are extending support to foreigners in areas such as visa acquisition, administrative procedures and securing accommodations, aiming to make it easier for them to settle in the country.

​MIKASA, Hokkaido (The Japan News/ANN) - On one weekend in October 2018 when the leaves on trees began to deepen in color, the Mikasa High School Restaurant in the city of Mikasa, Hokkaido, was crowded with customers. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Yokozuna Hakuho moved closer to a record-extending 42nd career title with a victory on Saturday, as the door was opened further for him with yet another high-profile withdrawal at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Yokozuna Hakuho kept his record perfect on the sixth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Friday. Only two wrestlers — Hakuho and No. 6 maegashira Onosho — remain undefeated in the makuuchi division.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Tokyo metropolitan government is set to verify if a drawing of a rat on a floodgate near a Yurikamome Line station in Minato Ward, Tokyo, is the work of the mysterious and world-famous artist Banksy, sources have said.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The International Hydrographic Organisation has urged Tokyo to hold talks with Seoul over the name of the Sea of Japan, as South Korea insists that the body of water should also be referred to as the East Sea, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The company has not settled on a period of suspension and even considered completely withdrawing from the project. 

KAGOSHIMA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The Epsilon-4 rocket carrying seven satellites launched successfully from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Kimotsuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Friday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A record-high ¥4.5 trillion was spent in Japan in 2018 by foreign visitors, according to the Japan Tourism Agency on Wednesday. The consumption per visitor, however, has continued to decline in recent years.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - ​The government decided Thursday on an outline for ceremonies related to the Emperor’s abdication on April 30 and Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession to the throne the following day.