The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to provide assistance for the collection and disposing of plastic waste in the ocean picked up by fishing vessels.

OSAKA (The Japan News/ANN) - Osaka university professor has developed a fuel cell that can power an LED for several hours with just a small amount of urine.

NAMIE, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A Fukushima Prefecture town, saw the opening of its first supermarket since evacuation orders were partially lifted in March 2017.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The number of people who committed suicide in Japan in 2018 fell by 481 from the previous year to 20,840, down for the ninth straight year, according to a 2019 white paper adopted by the Cabinet 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito is expected to win at least 63 seats in the House of Councillors election. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Three rugby players from Japan’s national team look out from rice paddies in Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture - in a piece of agricultural art created to promote the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese companies have accelerated a structural shift in traditional employment practices, as more and more major firms are raising the wage levels of young staff while trying to reduce the number of middle-aged and elderly employees by encouraging them to resign before the mandatory retirement age.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - North Korea’s open-sea transfers of petroleum products to its ships in the East China Sea and elsewhere are getting more scrutiny from Japan and six other nations.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An event using projection mapping, a technology that projects images on walls, started at the Maxell Aqua Park in Tokyo.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Social security reform as a major campaign issue, cited by fifty per cent of candidates running in the July 21 House of Councillors election.