The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government on Friday agreed to hold bilateral talks with South Korea after Seoul filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation over Tokyo’s tightened export controls of three items, including semiconductor materials, to the country.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan opened the Rugby World Cup on Friday evening with a 30-10 victory over Russia at Tokyo Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - As the number of seniors visiting gyms rises, the government is getting behind the trend, believing that an increase in the well-being of elderly citizens could help to stabilize the social security system and revitalise local communities.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A film festival that spotlights the lives of refugees from various parts of the world and their strong will to live kicked off in Tokyo on Saturday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Behind the recent not-guilty rulings for three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. lies a high hurdle that exists in criminal trials, which strictly examine whether or not defendants should be penalised.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The education ministry announced Friday that 97.1 per cent of 1,074 universities and junior colleges in the nation have been recognised as eligible for a free higher education program (see below) for students from low-income households, a system that will be launched in April 2020.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The growth in the number of foreign visitors to Japan has started to stagnate.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A former rugby player in the nation’s top league has been striving to promote the Rugby World Cup in Japan, always holding a rugby ball in his hands on his way to work since January.

TOKYO (Japan News/ANN) - Workman has launched a big expansion with its Workman Plus project, which sells Workman clothes that people can don as casual wear. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, were on Thursday (Sept 19) acquitted in the only criminal case arising from the March 11, 2011 disaster.