The Japan News (Japan)

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. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Day-care facilities that will temporarily look after children during the upcoming 10-day holiday will be provided a subsidy of  ¥2,260 per child per day, according to a government decision. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to submit to the current Diet session a bill to revise the National Strategic Special Zones Law with the aim of implementing its Super City Initiative (see below).

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - This year’s 10-day Golden Week holiday will likely bring significant benefits not only to the tourism and leisure industries but also to the retail industry, due to the celebratory mood over the start of the new era. 

MANILA (The Japan News/ANN) - The first test for specified skilled workers, a new residence status that the Japanese government set up to accept more workers from overseas, was held at a university in the Manila metropolitan area on Saturday.

BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan urged China at bilateral economic talks Sunday in the Chinese capital to take appropriate actions in addressing issues such as the protection of intellectual property rights.