Updated Tuesday, January 6, 2015 0:02 am TWN
A giant bluefin tuna sold for more than US$37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Japan's Emperor Akihito called for peace in his New Year's greeting to more than 80,000 visitors at the Imperial Palace Friday, with this year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Japan's estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country's population, official data showed Thursday.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
Japan plans to draw up a law to speed the deployment of troops overseas for peacekeeping operations and to support allies, reports said Sunday, in a move that could strain relations with neighbors wary about Japan's wartime history.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
New Kansai International Airport Co. said on Friday it shortlisted 20 bidders for a multibillion-dollar concession to run Japan's fifth-busiest passenger airport for 44 years.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised Wednesday at the start of his new term to revive Japan's economy so he can pursue “powerful diplomacy,” but China's state media warned him to be wary about changing the pacifist constitution.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan's scientific establishment said Friday she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking study on stem cells.
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