The Japan News (Japan)

SAGA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A Saga University research team is aiming to start in summer of this year at the earliest a clinical study involving the transplantation of blood vessels made with a 3-D bioprinter (see below) into patients receiving hemodialysis.

BIBAI, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A flock of white-fronted geese fly over Miyajimanuma pond in Bibai, Hokkaido, early on Tuesday morning.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Maintaining functions in cities, towns and villages in provincial areas faced with growing depopulation is no easy task. The national and local governments must appreciate the urgency of the issue and implement measures to reinvigorate such areas.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The legal battle between former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s lawyers and prosecutors continues to escalate, following the fourth indictment of Ghosn on Monday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The series of incidents involving former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn raise questions over prolonged detention under Japan’s criminal justice system, which has also drawn global attention.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Aim to increase sales by aggressively opening new stores: This strategy by the operators of convenience store chains has come to a turning point.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Just a few days remain untill the Reiwa era starts on May 1 and the marketing war tapping into Heisei nostalgia is at its peak. Reproductions of food and goods that became big hits in the last 30 years are gaining in popularity, as are golden oldies at karaoke venues. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to achieve zero-energy status for all housing units in Japan by early in the latter half of this century through promotion of solar power and other energy-saving features, it has been learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - About 40 percent of institutional investors, such as banks and insurance companies, are considering selling stocks, bonds and other assets ahead of the 10-day Golden Week holiday to commemorate the Imperial succession, according to a survey by Nomura Securities Co.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Large companies hired 20 percent more foreign workers in fiscal 2018 compared to the previous year, a survey by news source and Nippon TV network has found.