The Japan News (Japan)

 KYOTO (The Japan News/ANN) - The highlight of the annual Gion Festival, were twenty-three Yamahoko floats, known as “moving museums” because of their elaborate decorations.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Boar is the traditional zodiac character for this year and in past such years voter turnout tends to fall and the Liberal Democratic Party struggles.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A paid service rolled out by Japan govt will send notifications of nationwide damage estimates to companies soon after major earthquakes in the Nankai Trough and elsewhere. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Due to a record lack of sunshine, the Kanto and Koshin regions have been experiencing relatively cool weather during the rainy season

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Drinks containing tapioca, made from the cassava root found in tropical regions, have become all the rage, especially among young women. 

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.