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Woman gets five years in prison for killing her newborn in Tokyo airport toilet

A Japanese court on Friday sentenced a 24-year-old mother to five years in prison for killing her newborn child in an airport restroom and burying the corpse in a central Tokyo park in 2019. (Japan Times)

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LDP race: Kono leads Kishida 46% to 17% in Nikkei poll

Taro Kono is the favorite to become the next leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and effectively the next prime minister, a poll by Nikkei and TV Tokyo shows. (Nikkei)

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The trial of a yakuza boss ends with a death sentence … and a threat

“I thought I’d get a fair decision. This is completely unfair. The whole thing was based on presumption. You will regret this for the rest of your life.” (Japan Times)

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Did Japan Just Invent How We Will Travel Into Deep Space?

What does space travel look like in the future? A recent breakthrough in Japan might've changed the direction that science is taking, and in a BIG way! (Unveiled)

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Japan in 8K- Amami Oshima (奄美大島 in 8K)

Amami Oshima in located between Kyushu and Okinawa. The island is covered with subtropical rain forests and has high biodiversity value. (Armadas)

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Japan’s struggling izakaya pubs turn to hi-tech solution for Covid-era booze...

A widespread alcohol sale restriction as part of Covid-19 measures has one of Japan’s largest izakaya – or pub – chains embracing a hi-tech, but low staff solution: robot servers. (South China Morning...

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What It's Like To Be A Billionaire In Japan

With a cumulative net worth of $249 billion in 2021, the wealth of Japan’s top 50 billionaires has risen 48% from 2020. (TheRichest)

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Why have COVID-19 cases in Tokyo plummeted? Study points to restraint by the...

There are likely many factors behind Tokyo’s dramatic fall in new COVID-19 cases, but research shows that one group may be playing a surprising role in ending the fifth wave: the unvaccinated. (Japan...

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Traditional Japanese Wedding In Kyoto

Bride wears a traditional pure white silk kimono called Shiromuku at Japanese ceremony. (HTP FILM)

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Ohtani named team MVP and Pitcher of Year

In Major League Baseball, Japanese two-way player Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels has been named the team's Most Valuable Player of 2021 and Pitcher of the Year. (NHK)

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Newly promoted Yokozuna Terunofuji wins title

Newly promoted Yokozuna Grand Champion Terunofuji won his 5th title at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (NHK)

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Smallest number of trekkers on Mt. Fuji

Japan's highest peak, Mount Fuji, drew the smallest number of hikers during the summer climbing season in 40 years. (NHK)

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Two Nights on the Japan’s Vending Machine Ferry | Tokyo to Shinmoji

I took the Japan's vending machine ferry from Tokyo to Shinmoji. This overnight ferry has a lot of food vending machines instead of a restaurant. (Solo Travel Japan)

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Typhoon Mindulle develops to highest intensity

Typhoon Mindulle, currently situated over waters far south of Japan, has reached the highest level on the intensity scale. (NHK)

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Japanese Mixed Rice | Takikomi Gohan

Welcome to Kimono Mom's Kitchen! This is a cooking show by a Japanese mom and her daughter. Today we made Mixed Rice, Takikomi Gohan. It's easy to make with ingredients you can find anywhere in the...

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Customs in Japan seizing more cannabis

The finance ministry says Japanese customs officials have confiscated a total of 83 kilograms of cannabis at seaports and airports during the first six months of this year. (NHK)

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Japan to let all COVID states of emergency lapse

The Japanese government has decided to end the coronavirus state of emergency on Thursday for Tokyo and 18 other prefectures. (NHK)

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Tokyo police arrest 2 suspects over fake artworks

Tokyo police have arrested two men for their alleged involvement in producing and selling forged prints of works by prominent Japanese painters. (NHK)

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Sumo wrestling champion Hakuho to retire

Japanese media is reporting that sumo wrestling's greatest champion is set to retire. (aljazeera.com)

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Two Arashi members announce marriage

Two members of the Japanese pop idol group Arashi have announced their marriages. (NHK)

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Japan to ease quarantine rules for the vaccinated

Japan's government will ease quarantine rules in October for vaccinated travelers entering the country, except those coming from nine nations where the Mu variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed....

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Places at 46% of private Japanese universities not filled in 2021

New enrollments at 46.4%, or 277, of four-year private Japanese universities in spring 2021 were less than the number of places offered, up 15.4 percentage points from the previous fiscal year, a...

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Japan's next PM Kishida aims to narrow income gap through pay hikes

Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, newly elected as the head of the ruling party and set to become the next prime minister, said Wednesday he aims to narrow income inequality in Japan through...

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2 years in prison sought for Greg Kelly

Japanese prosecutors have demanded a two-year prison term for former Nissan Motor executive Greg Kelly for alleged involvement in underreporting remuneration of ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn. (NHK)

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Tokyo police arrest 13 for arranging prostitution

Tokyo police have arrested 13 people on suspicion of arranging prostitution through dating websites. (NHK)

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