The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Visitors take photos of Buddhist statues at the Tokyo National Museum Heiseikan in Taito Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday, where a special exhibition is featuring treasures from Ninnaji temple in Kyoto and other temples of the Shingonshu Omuro sect around the nation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Consistency with the Constitution and the tradition of the Imperial family should be taken into consideration when discussing the ceremonies for the Emperor’s abdication and the crown prince’s accession to the throne, a member of the preparatory panel for the ceremonies said during its first meeting on Jan. 9. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An organisation to closely monitor the dispersion of radioactive materials is being set up by universities across the nation that possess radiation facilities, to prepare for possible accidents at nuclear power plants and terrorist attacks using nuclear materials. 

SEOUL (The Japan News/ANN) - North Korea is deploying a full range of tactics to gain the upper hand in its negotiations with South Korea, capitalising on Seoul’s strong desire to hold a successful Pyeonchang Olympics.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - According to the latest Yomiuri Shimbun survey, 83 per cent of respondents supported the Japanese government’s stance of refusing additional demands from the South Korean government regarding the 2015 Tokyo-Seoul agreement on the comfort women issue.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - About 100 medical institutions are considering offering treatment based on cancer genomics from fiscal 2018, to help spread utilisation of the method, Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry sources have said.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -  In 2018, there have been a series of emergency landings of U.S. military helicopters in Okinawa Prefecture.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to develop by around 2020 a more precise automatic translation system utilising artificial intelligence that reads facial expressions, it has been learned.

HOKKAIDO, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A flock of Japanese red-crowned cranes fly over the misty Setsurigawa river in Tsurui, Hokkaido, on Saturday morning.

KANAGAWA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The “orange flag” initiative for using orange flags or banners at beaches to warn people of tsunami has spread among coastal municipalities nationwide.