The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet continues to fall, dropping to 39 per cent in a recent nationwide opinion poll conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun from Friday to Sunday. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - NTT Corp. has developed an artificial intelligence system that can search for picture books based on children’s preferences and language ability. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Backed by its overwhelming military power, China is intensifying its moves to cow Taiwan. China should exercise self-restraint in taking actions that will cause tension in the region.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Abandoned suitcases are becoming increasingly common at the international terminals of major Japanese airports.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - There seems to be no end to the declining approval rating of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet. The achievements of the recent Japan-U.S. summit meeting were wiped out by a series of blunders, failing to bring about a shift in the current plight of the administration as Abe had hoped.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Justice Ministry plans to expand the use of a facial recognition system at Haneda Airport to four other airports. 

SENDAI (The Japan News/ANN) - Figure skating superstar Yuzuru Hanyu waves to the crowd during a parade in Sendai on Sunday to commemorate his victory in the men’s singles competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The popular novel and comic “Isekai Izakaya Nobu,” which has sold a combined 1.5 million copies, has been made into an animation that was released at home and abroad on April 13 via online video websites.

TENDO, Yamagata (The Japan News/ANN) - High school students wearing traditional armour participated in a “human shogi” event on Saturday in Tendo, Yamagata Prefecture, a city known as the nation’s largest producer of shogi pieces. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Former national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic has returned to Japan, making his first visit since he was dismissed by the Japan Football Association earlier this month.