The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - About 40 per cent of junior high and high school students across the nation had reached recommended levels for their English proficiency in the 2018 academic year, well below the government target of 50 per cent, according to the education ministry.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prefectural police headquarters began this month introducing new reagents to conduct DNA profiling for criminal investigations.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Expectations are high that host Japan will be a smash in table tennis at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and come away with multiple medals. 

ASAHI, Toyama (The Japan News/ANN) - Spring flowers like cherry blossoms, tulips and canola blossoms recently reached full bloom in Asahi, Toyama Prefecture, allowing visitors to enjoy a landscape of vivid colors spread all over. 

WASHINGTON (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan and the United States on Friday confirmed for the first time that large-scale cyber-attacks are within the scope of Article 5 of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, which obliges the United States to defend Japan, at bilateral security talks held in Washington. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Suzuki Motor Corp. has notified the transport ministry that it will recall about 2.02 million vehicles of 29 models following revelations of wrongdoing in vehicle inspections at factories.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced that U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will make a state visit to Japan from May 25-28.

HIROSHIMA (The Japan News/ANN) - Bouldering, BMX feature at Hiroshima urban sports festival

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. is seeking to hire foreign workers with the newly established “specific skills” residence status to conduct decommissioning work at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to sources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - This year’s 10-day Golden Week holiday presents a good opportunity for company workers to try their hand at side jobs.