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When Rey met Luke: The saga continues in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ - World News
When Rey met Luke: The saga continues in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ 6 days ago
It has been two years since I last sat down to speak with Daisy Ridley, the heroine in a new generation of “Star Wars” films. ...
LeBron sparks Cavs to 13th consecutive win -World News
LeBron sparks Cavs to 13th consecutive win 6 days ago
The play is called “Chicago,” named after a game-winning shot LeBron James made in the playoffs to beat the Bulls.It worked like a charm again ...
Another goal, another record -World News
Another goal, another record 6 days ago
Cristiano Ronaldo has set yet another Champions League record, scoring in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday to become the first player ...
A boaring day at school in Kyoto -World News
A boaring day at school in Kyoto 6 days ago
Two wild boars caused pandemonium at a Japanese school by charging into classes and even taking a dip in the school pool, forcing pupils to interrupt their exams.…
LGBT advocates push for nationwide recognition of same-sex marriage -World News
LGBT advocates push for nationwide recognition of same-sex marriage 6 days ago
Calls are growing in Japan for same-sex marriage to be legalized so LGBT couples can enjoy the same benefits that heterosexual couples do.While six governments ...
Bitcoin climbs to $12,000 as futures move closer to reality -World News
Bitcoin climbs to $12,000 as futures move closer to reality 6 days ago
Bitcoin surpassed $12,000 (about ¥1.3 million) on Wednesday for the first time amid speculation that the widespread use of futures will help lead to digital ...
Japan’s tourism trade embraces portable credit card terminals -World News
Japan’s tourism trade embraces portable credit card terminals 6 days ago
Restaurants, souvenir shops and even temples and shrines are hoping to cater to foreign guests with an international custom yet to be fully adopted in ...
As world risks being swamped by tidal wave of plastic waste, nations agree on plan toward creating ‘pollution-free planet’ -World News
As world risks being swamped by tidal wave of plastic waste, nations agree on plan toward creating ‘pollution-free planet’ 6 days ago
The world’s nations vowed Wednesday to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, calling for a steep change in how ...
Report: Clinton camp was warned about ‘rapist’ Harvey Weinstein by Lena Dunham -World News
Report: Clinton camp was warned about ‘rapist’ Harvey Weinstein by Lena Dunham 6 days ago
Lena Dunham claims that she warned Hillary Clinton’s communications director about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior, the New York Times reported in an expose that includes new ...
France mourns Elvis-inspired native son rocker Johnny Hallyday’s passing at 74 -World News
France mourns Elvis-inspired native son rocker Johnny Hallyday’s passing at 74 6 days ago
When French TV crews descended on a Los Angeles hospital in 2009, American reporters didn’t get it. Johnny Hallyday was hospitalized. Who’s he? Only a ...
Trump defies warnings, officially declares Jerusalem Israel’s capital and endorses ‘two-state solution’ -World News
Trump defies warnings, officially declares Jerusalem Israel’s capital and endorses ‘two-state solution’ 6 days ago
Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Despite urgent appeals ...
Cosmetic surgeon Katsuya Takasu pays $275,000 for Emperor Hirohito memoir at NY auction -World News
Cosmetic surgeon Katsuya Takasu pays $275,000 for Emperor Hirohito memoir at NY auction 6 days ago
Japanese cosmetic surgeon Katsuya Takasu made a successful bid on a memoir by Emperor Hirohito offering his recollections of World War II and beforehand, buying ...
Memoir by Japanese Emperor Hirohito fetches $275,000 in NY -World News
Memoir by Japanese Emperor Hirohito fetches $275,000 in NY 6 days ago
A memoir by Japanese Emperor Hirohito that offers his recollections of World War II has fetched $275,000 at an auction in New York. The 173-page document was dictated…
Narita to ease crowding at low-cost terminal -World News
Narita to ease crowding at low-cost terminal 6 days ago
Narita International Airport near Tokyo is looking to ease congestion at one of its terminals. (NHK)
Japan to provide subsidies for private high school education -World News
Japan to provide subsidies for private high school education 6 days ago
The Japanese government plans to provide subsidies to support private high school students from households with annual income of less than 5.9 million yen, stating in fiscal 2020, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji)
Osaka: Man, 35, accused of raping girl, 12, he met via Line -World News
Osaka: Man, 35, accused of raping girl, 12, he met via Line 6 days ago
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly raping a female middle school student he met online earlier this year, reports the Asahi Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
Princess Mako and shogi champ Sota Fujii among celebrities featured ornamental wooden paddles -World News
Princess Mako and shogi champ Sota Fujii among celebrities featured ornamental wooden paddles 6 days ago
Princess Mako, her husband-to-be, Kei Komuro, teenage shogi sensation Sota Fujii, a giant panda cub and seven other figures who featured heavily in the media this year have been featured on colorful hagoita wooden paddles unveiled by Japanese traditional
Japan mulling designating date for imperial accession as holiday -World News
Japan mulling designating date for imperial accession as holiday 6 days ago
The Japanese government is considering designating May 1, 2019, the planned date for Crown Prince Naruhito's rise to the throne, as a national holiday, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji)
Amid spate of incidents, 'Mario Kart' drivers to be required to buckle up -World News
Amid spate of incidents, 'Mario Kart' drivers to be required to buckle up 6 days ago
Drivers of the now-ubiquitous go-karts reminiscent of Nintendo Co.'s "Mario Kart" video games will soon be required to buckle up for their safety. (Japan Times)
Woman's corpse found in Kabukicho love hotel -World News
Woman's corpse found in Kabukicho love hotel 6 days ago
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a woman's corpse inside a love hotel in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward, reports Nikkan Sports (Dec. 6). (tokyoreporter.com)
Supreme Court rules NHK fee system constitutional -World News
Supreme Court rules NHK fee system constitutional 6 days ago
Japan's Supreme Court has ruled for the first time that an article in the country's Broadcast Law that obliges TV owners to sign receiving contracts with NHK does not violate the Constitution. (NHK)
Police recommending indictment of sumo champ -World News
Police recommending indictment of sumo champ 6 days ago
Police in Tottori Prefecture will file papers with prosecutors next week on the alleged assault by former sumo grand champion Harumafuji. (NHK)
Training day: Gov't officials embrace sneakers to promote fitness -World News
Training day: Gov't officials embrace sneakers to promote fitness 6 days ago
No time to exercise? Japanese government officials say they have a simple starter solution: wear sneakers and walk to work. Japanese employees work notoriously long hours in a…
Japan considers 10 consecutive days off around crown prince's succession -World News
Japan considers 10 consecutive days off around crown prince's succession 6 days ago
Japan is considering having 10 consecutive days off from April 27 to May 6 in 2019 to coincide with Crown Prince Naruhito's succession to the throne on May…
N Korean boats off Japan spark spy scare, but some say they are just luckless fishermen -World News
N Korean boats off Japan spark spy scare, but some say they are just luckless fishermen 6 days ago
An increasing number of fishing boats from North Korea has been appearing off Japan - some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board -…