The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Amid a labour shortage, companies are keen to hire workers, but prefer highly skilled and knowledgeable personnel. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Imports of wine, cheese and pork from Europe are surging due to the new economic partnership agreement (EPA) between Japan and the European Union that entered into force on Feb. 1.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More than 90 per cent of vendors that do business with a certain giant IT company said the company unilaterally modified their contracts, according to an interim report on a fact-finding survey by the Fair Trade Commission that was released Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan and the United States agreed to prioritise discussions on automobiles and agricultural products for their new trade agreement during the two-day first round of negotiations that ended in Washington on Tuesday.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced a detailed schedule for all competitions of the 2020 Games, which will start on July 24, 2020.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Nissin Food Products Co. has announced that it will cancel some varieties of special Cup Noodles packaging commemorating the new era name that it had planned to release on May 1.

​ KUMAMOTO, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Tuesday marked the third anniversary of the main Kumamoto Earthquake, which registered the highest 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale two days after the foreshock of the same intensity. Forty-one people died in the main quake. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Saplings of Japanese-born fruits such as the Shine Muscat premium grape have been flown out and grown overseas, and their products are circulating in Southeast Asian markets, according to a survey by the agriculture ministry.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -  NTT Docomo Inc. has announced its new mobile phone charge plans, cutting its telecom rates by between around 20 percent and 40 percent from June 1.

WASHINGTON (The Japan News/ANN) - Economic Revitalisation Minister Toshimitsu Motegi expressed reluctance Monday to discuss the introduction of a clause that would restrict currency devaluation in a bilateral trade agreement between Japan and the United States.