The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito are set to win the majority of the 124 seats up for grabs in the House of Councillors election, according to tallies by The Yomiuri Shimbun on Sunday after polls closed at 8 p.m.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Yokozuna Kakuryu won the sixth Emperor’s Cup of his career on Sunday, defeating fellow yokozuna Hakuho on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Leaders of the seven major political parties in total travelled more than 100,000 kilometers — enough to circle the globe two and a half times — seeking support around the country during the 17-day campaign for the House of Councillors election.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A total of 370 candidates are running for the 124 seats contested in this upper house election: 215 candidates are running in prefectural constituencies for a total of 74 seats, and 155 candidates are running in the proportional representation segment in which 50 seats are contested.

​KAWASAKI, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - An annual furin-ichi, or wind chime fair, is being held at Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji temple in Kawasaki, featuring about 30,000 chimes from all over the country.

OSAKA (The Japan News/ANN) - To prepare for an expected influx of foreign workers in Japan, efforts are being stepped up in Osaka Prefecture to cope with one of the major challenges that many foreign residents encounter: finding housing.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - This is the third and final installment of a series on the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - To discover some of the hidden gems in Tokyo’s quieter neighborhoods, the Keio Inokashira Line is a good place to start.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Learning how seasoned artisans produce fine works may convince you that their skills should be cherished and preserved.

​KYOTO, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The Kyoto prefectural police have started investigating it as a case of suspected murder and arson of an inhabited structure.