The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - One of the principles set forth in the Paralympic Games is to bring about a change of consciousness among people and society. In Japan, ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games, we interviewed a key person who is going to make changes.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese and South Korean governments are arranging a meeting between Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, to be held during the ongoing U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, according to Japanese government sources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -  Nearly 29,000 security personnel will be mobilised as part of extensive antiterrorism measures to ensure the safety of players and fans at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off Friday evening when Japan plays Russia at Tokyo Stadium.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese rugby legend Seiji Hirao, a leader of Japan’s rugby world from the 1980s as a player and then as a coach, died three years ago at the age of 53 without being able to see Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - They were despicable attacks that will further heighten tensions in the Middle East, while also adversely affecting the global economy. The countries concerned need to find out the whole truth about the attacks and make diplomatic efforts to prevent the situation from deteriorating.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The last of a series of exhibitions of photographic portraits by Kishin Shinoyama, 78, who has for decades taken photos of people in the spotlight, is being held at Gallery AaMo at Tokyo Dome City in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With the Rugby World Cup expected to draw about 500,000 visitors to Japan, attitudes have been split among public bath operators nationwide over whether to accept foreign customers with tattoos.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - “Sports hospitality” packages for the upcoming Rugby World Cup are selling well despite the high prices, which start at about ¥75,000 ($693) per head.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government intends to strengthen systems to give the Prime Minister’s Office more power over guiding economic security policy, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Nissan Motor Co. has launched a full-fledged search for the successor to former President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa, 65, who formally resigned on Monday from both posts.