Aging Japan to see 25% of breadwinners turn 75 or older by 2040: report

Japan's rapidly-aging society will see a quarter of its breadwinners turn 75 or older by 2040, the Nikkei daily has reported, citing a study from the Natio | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 17 hours ago

Seychelles president makes pleas for protection of oceans in underwater speech

In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, the Seychelles president is making a global plea for stronger protection of the "beatin | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 5 days ago

Tepco begins removing fuel rods from Unit 3 reactor pool at Fukushima

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant starts removing nuclear fuel from the Unit 3 storage pool. | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 5 days ago

Japan college adopts facial recognition-based attendance system

The Hyogo College of Medicine has introduced a facial recognition technology-based system to check student attendance. It is the first university in Japan | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 9 days ago

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Himawari Life Insurance Won't Hire Graduates Who Smoke

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Himawari Life Insurance Inc. said it will refuse to employ graduates who smoke when it recruits new hires in April next year. It is u | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 10 days ago

Bridgestone to join Toyota and JAXA in rover mission to moon

Bridgestone Corp. said Wednesday it would tie up with Toyota Motor Corp. and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on a joint mission to send a rover to the m | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 10 days ago

Seibu Railway's train etiquette posters in ukiyo-e style are a hit

Posters that use traditional kimono-wearing characters portrayed in the style of Edo Period ukiyo-e to educate train passengers on proper etiquette have ga | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 10 days ago

Japanese study uncovers protein that keeps skin youthful

Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, Japanese scientists may have found an answer in the form of a protein | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 10 days ago

Tokyo 16-year-old bought uranium and produced yellowcake to sell online

Tokyo police are investigating the suspected online trade of uranium by a 16-year-old high schooler in the nation's capital, investigative sources have sai | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 11 days ago

Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants and stoke censorship fears | The Japan Times

Tech giants have reacted with horror after Singapore proposed laws against "fake news" allowing authorities to order the removal of content and impose heft | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 14 days ago

South Korea gets head start with launch of first national 5G networks

South Korea launches the world's first fully fledged 5G mobile networks Friday, a transformational leap that already has superpowers sparring for control o | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 17 days ago

Microsoft to provide automatic updates to handle Japan era name change to Reiwa

Microsoft Japan Co. said Tuesday that it will send out automatic updates for individual users of its Windows operating system and Office software to handle | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 17 days ago

Toyota to allow free access to 24,000 hybrid and electric vehicle tech patents

It remains uncertain whether the use of Toyota patents will be as widespread as the carmaker hopes, observers said. | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 18 days ago

Japan partially lifts evacuation order for town hosting Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan will for the first time next month partially lift an evacuation order for one of the two towns where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located, | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 26 days ago

Born to be airborne: Japanese firm aims to sell flying motorbikes by 2022

Tokyo-based venture company A.L.I. Technologies Inc. aims to release a mass-market flying motorcycle by 2022, Chief Executive Officer Shuhei Komatsu said. | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 26 days ago

Suicide now leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in Japan

Suicide is down overall, but government statistics show it is now deadlier than cancer for that age group and the leading cause of death for people 10 to 39. | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 29 days ago

Yamanote Line train driver fulfills life's dream, down to the exact second

Ask any group of children in Japan what they want to be when they grow up and one answer in particular is sure to feature. "The first time I thought about | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 1 month ago

Japan begins collecting ¥1,000 departure tax

Japan started collecting a ¥1,000 departure tax Monday from each traveler leaving the country in an effort to fund measures to attract more foreign visitor | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 3 months ago

Xi urges military to be ready for war amid 'risks and challenges' in 2019

Just days into the new year, Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered his country's military to improve its combat readiness and prepare for the possibilit | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 3 months ago

Deep underground, new NYC train hub slowly takes shape

Deep in the bedrock 15 stories below the famous Grand Central Terminal, a cavernous construction site is slowly — and expensively — taking shap | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 3 months ago

French pair invent plastic-to-fuel recycling system fit for African bush

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@japantimes.co.jp | 4 months ago

Japan to extend copyright period on works including novel, paintings to 70 years

The copyright period on works such as novels and paintings in Japan is set to be extended to 70 years after the authors' deaths, from the current 50 years, | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 4 months ago

Japan startup’s superflies may hold key to food self-sufficiency – even in space

Houseflies, the Soviet space program and manned missions to Mars — these aren't plot devices for a Cold War space thriller, but key terms to understand the | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 5 months ago

NOAA winds up deep-water probes in Caribbean after startling wildlife finds

News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 5 months ago

Superrealistic face masks

Superrealistic plastic face masks produced by a firm in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, have recently attracted attention at home and abroad, from facial-recogniti | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 5 months ago

‘Ghost kanji’ lurk in the Japanese lexicon

Floating around the murky regions of digitized Unicode values are anywhere between 60 and 100 yūrei-moji — literally, "ghost characters" — haunting the Japanese kanji lexicon. | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 5 months ago

Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience (2015)

Chiune Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, awoke on the morning of July 18, 1940, to a disturbing sight. He peered through the curtains of his | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 5 months ago

Scientists in Chile find proto-supercluster of galaxies from the early universe

Astronomers peering billions of light-years into space have detected the largest, most extensive collection of galaxies ever registered in the early days o | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 6 months ago

The Japanese traffic light blues: Stop on red, go on what?

Road traffic in Japan is a complicated affair. Apart from those narrow, crooked streets that sometimes end without warning, you have to get used to unclear right-of-way rules and the national fetish for backward parking. | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 6 months ago

Chinese warplanes hold live-fire drills in SC Sea days after U.S. bomber flights

The Chinese military has sent fighter planes and bombers to conduct live-fire exercises at a range in the disputed South China Sea, state broadcaster CCTV | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 6 months ago

U.S. sends warship near man-made islets in South China Sea's Spratly chain

The United States sailed a warship near two of China's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea on Sunday, the latest in a series of recent moves b | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 6 months ago

JAXA Confirms Tiny Robots from Hayabusa2 Landed on Asteroid Ryugu

A pair of tiny robots released by the Hayabusa2 space probe touched down Saturday on an asteroid 300 million km from Earth, JAXA said. The cylinder-shaped | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 7 months ago

Japanese police to test AI use for better investigations of criminal activity

The National Police Agency plans to conduct experiments in fiscal 2019 on the use of artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency of investigations, i | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 7 months ago

California lawmakers pass strict ‘net neutrality’ bill

California lawmakers on Friday sent to the governor for final approval strict "net neutrality" laws that would defy sweeping Federal Communications Commiss | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 7 months ago

America is one of the few cultures with insults for smart people

Americans enjoy the dubious distinction of having a high degree of linguistic diversity it comes to mocking the smart and the educated. | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 7 months ago

America is one of the few cultures with insults for smart people

Americans enjoy the dubious distinction of having a high degree of linguistic diversity it comes to mocking the smart and the educated. | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 7 months ago

America is one of the few cultures with insults for smart people

Americans enjoy the dubious distinction of having a high degree of linguistic diversity it comes to mocking the smart and the educated. | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 7 months ago

Startup takes stress out of fed-up workers' exit plans

There was the 24-year-old insurance saleswoman who got sick of being yelled at when she couldn't reach her quota. Then there's the exhausted designer who c | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 7 months ago

Chinese Military to Join ‘Unprecedented’Russian Joint Exercise for First Time

China's military will for the first time participate with Russia in massive joint exercises that are expected to be the largest war games since the fall of | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago

Hitachi to launch AI analysis of hospital leftovers to hasten inpatient recovery

A unit of Hitachi Ltd. will launch a new venture that uses artificial intelligence to analyze the leftovers of carefully planned hospital meals to ensure p | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago

Los Angeles is first in U.S. to debut subway body scanners

Los Angeles' subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, offic | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago

Solitude appears to have an image problem in Japan | The Japan Times

'Is solitude an illness?" The Asahi Shimbun raised the question in an op-ed feature last month. Or is it an intensified form of health — a view that | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago

'Is solitude an illness?" The Asahi Shimbun raised the question in an op-ed feature last month. Or is it an intensified form of health — a view that | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago

Is solitude an illness?

'Is solitude an illness?" The Asahi Shimbun raised the question in an op-ed feature last month. Or is it an intensified form of health — a view that | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago

A quantum computing startup tries to live up to the hype

Few corners of the tech industry are as tantalizing or complex as quantum computing. For years its evangelists have promised machines capable of breaking t | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago

Airbnb and Uber woes show Japan does not share easily

With thousands of Airbnb reservations scrapped and Uber reduced to delivering food, life is hard in Japan for the giants of the sharing economy: They're st | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago

Sony starts taking advance orders for new version of Aibo robot dog

Sony Corp. started accepting advance orders Thursday in Japan for its new artificial intelligence-equipped Aibo robot dog, making it possible for every wou | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago

Japan Display plans foray into consumer markets with smart helmets

Japan Display Inc. said Wednesday it will expand its business portfolio by launching new products for consumers, aiming to maximize the advantage of its te | Continue reading


@japantimes.co.jp | 8 months ago