The Japan News (Japan)

NIIGATA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A memorial service was held in Niigata on Saturday for people of Korean heritage and their Japanese wives who went to North Korea as part of a repatriation programme.

BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - Operator of the Muji chain of stores, Ryohin Keikaku Co., specialising in household goods, was ordered by Beijing’s high court to pay about US$90,000 in damages to a Chinese company for brand infringement.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - People of Korean heritage who were living in Japan moved to North Korea, some of whom went with their Japanese wives, were interviewed on the 60th anniversary of a historical repatriation programme.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - On Sunday the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, was completed. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike were among the dignitaries on hand  to celebrate the completion of the new National Stadium.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Trade friction between the United States and China and natural disasters have cast a shadow on business sentiment in the manufacturing sector, reveals the Bank of Japan’s quarterly Tankan survey.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - It has been three years of talks between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin, where they agreed to start negotiations on joint economic activities in the northern territories, aiming for the conclusion of a peace treaty. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Former major leaguer Ichiro Suzuki attended a three-day study course along with 130 attendees for former professional baseball players to obtain a qualification for coaching high school and university students.

​TEHRAN (The Japan News/ANN) - A memorial rally in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Friday for Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura and the five others killed in an attack by members of an armed group was attended by about 100 mourners.

​OSAKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The area in and around the Airin area of Nishinari Ward, Osaka is being transformed by a wave of internationalisation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Organising committees of respective prefectures and four Olympic partner companies selected the torchbearers from among applicants for the public offering and recommendees.