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Former Japanese Empress in Poor Health, Palace Says

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Former Empress Michiko has been in poor health since mid-September, vomiting multiple times and losing weight, with stress seen as one...

Thai Manga about Northern Food Wins Silver at Japan Manga Awards

TOKYO — A Thai comic book about a family cooking northern cuisine featuring northern dialect placed second in Japan’s prestigious manga competition, the Embassy...

Court Rules Toilet Use Limit for Transgender Gov’t Official Illegal

TOKYO — A court ordered the government on Thursday to pay damages to a transgender official, ruling that it was illegal for her workplace...

Ex-Workers Furious Over Japanese 7-Eleven’s Handling of Unpaid Pays

TOKYO — Former employees of Seven-Eleven Japan Co.’s franchise stores on Wednesday gave vent to their anger and frustration on social media over the...

Kawasaki City Enacts Japan’s 1st Bill Punishing Hate Speech

KAWASAKI — The Kawasaki city assembly on Thursday passed an ordinance bill imposing criminal penalties for hate speech, a first for Japan. The new ordinance...

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as fresh rain...

Two dead as ‘unprecedented’ Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan

Damaged houses caused by weather patterns from Typhoon Hagibis are seen in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture on October 12, 2019. Powerful Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday, killing at...

Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday, killing one even before making landfall and prompting authorities to issue their highest level of disaster warning over “unprecedented” downpours. More...

South Korea Downgrades Japan Trade Status as Dispute Deepens

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday dropped Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade, a reaction to...

Japan’s New Emperor Remorseful in 1st War Anniversary Speech

TOKYO  — Emperor Naruhito has expressed deep remorse over Japan’s role in World War II in his first appearance at the annual ceremony marking...

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