The Japan News (Japan)

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan High School Baseball Federation had to cancel the 92nd national spring invitational tournament due to the spread of the new coronavirus which was to begin next Thursday at Koshien Stadium.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The declaration by the World Health Organization on Wednesday that the spread of the new coronavirus has become a pandemic, tourist destinations across Japan are increasingly concerned that the number of mainly foreign visitors will further decline.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will get its traditional start at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece, where the flame will be carried by a relay of runners before it arrives in Japan later this month. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - While homes have been rebuilt in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, prolonged reconstruction projects have caused serious population outflows, leaving many lots vacant in the renewed towns.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - It is vital to minimise the blow dealt to the life of the people by the spread of infections caused by the new coronavirus.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on the public Tuesday to extend the period of voluntarily refraining from holding big events “for about 10 days,” until around March 19.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With the nation marking the ninth anniversary of the disaster on the day, people in areas devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant mourned the victims Wednesday, 

HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - When Riki Konno was 5, he lost his 8-year-old brother Hiromu in the tsunami during the Great East Japan Earthquake nine years ago.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Ahead of the ninth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake on Wednesday, a Yomiuri Shimbun opinion survey found 66 per cent of respondents think the reconstruction of disaster-hit areas has been “progressing,” up seven percentage points from 59 per cent in a similar survey a year ago.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Dubbed “jun-kissa” — or authentic coffee shops — the nostalgic atmosphere in such establishments exudes a sense of refinement that draws customers in.