The Japan News (Japan)

 KOBE (The Japan News/ANN) - A total of  6,000 masks were stolen from a hospital in Kobe, it was learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Lawson Inc. opened to the press Tuesday an experimental store where customers can pay without waiting in line.

​YOKOHAMA  (The Japan News/ANN) - Some passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship who have been quarantined in the Port of Yokohama due to the new coronavirus outbreak were allowed to disembark from the ship starting Wednesday, if it is confirmed they are not carrying the virus.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government intends to raise the retirement age of government employees from the current 60 to 65 by fiscal 2030, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

​YOKOHAMA (The Japan News/ANN) - Passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently anchored at the Port of Yokohama began disembarking on Wednesday morning. 

TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - Driven mainly by the increasing popularity overseas of washoku, it is currently spreading to various parts of the world involving locals who have brewing expertise.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The United States has kicked off the process of choosing candidates to compete in this autumn’s presidential election.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Children’s physical strength is said to have declined.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - If the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ) aims to gain power, it is essential for the party to compile realistic policies and strengthen its organization.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ ANN) - Major mobile phone networks are partnering with retailers among others to make it easier for customers to earn and use reward points, making use of such services as QR code cashless payments.