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UNESCO, Japan collaborate on women empowerment

UNESCO in collaboration with the Government of Japan inaugurates a project to empower women and girls in Gombe, Delta and Bauchi

North Korea says Japan’s nuclear wastewater threat to mankind

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday night denounced Japan's decision to discharge radioactive wastewater into sea as a "threat to human existence"

Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination for elderly

Japan started to vaccinate its elderly against the coronavirus on Monday amid growing concerns about another wave of new infections.

Japanese court says same-sex marriage constitutional

A Japanese court has ruled that same-sex marriage is constitutional, setting the stage for a new era of marriage equality in the country.

Japan PM apologises after lawmakers’ night club outings

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised on Wednesday after lawmakers from his ruling coalition visited night clubs despite his government’s call for people to avoid unnecessary outings to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Japan: No plan to cancel Tokyo Olympics

Japan’s government on Sunday dismissed suggestions that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics scheduled for this summer could be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic. “We have...

Snowfall hits Japan, kills 13, injures hundreds

At least 13 people died and about 250 were injured as record snowfall blanketed regions along the Sea of Japan coast.

Japan considers declaring new COVID-19 emergency

Japan will consider issuing a new emergency declaration after governors in the capital region urged action to tackle a record surge in COVID-19 cases.

Philippines, Japan ban flights from Britain

The Philippines and Japan on Wednesday joined a growing list of countries banning flights from Britain amid global concerns over a new strain of coronavirus spreading in the country.

Japan makes COVID-19 vaccine free for residents

Japan on Wednesday enacted a law to cover the cost of vaccination against COVID-19 for residents.

Japan to offer free COVID-19 vaccines

The Japanese government endorsed a bill on Tuesday to make novel coronavirus vaccinations free to all residents in the country.

Yoshihide Suga steps in as Japan’s 99th prime minister

Japan’s Yoshihide Suga was voted as the 99th prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country’s first new leader in nearly eight years.

Japan on full alert as typhoon approaches

Japan has put about 22,000 of its soldiers on full alert as typhoon Haishen is expected to hit southwestern Japan in the next few days.

Japanese premier, Abe to quit due to poor health – Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to step down due to health issues, Kyodo News reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source from...

Japanese economy shrinks by 27.8 percent

The Japanese economy contracted at an annualised rate of 27.8 per cent in the second quarter, as the world’s third-largest economy was devastated by the novel coronavirus pandemic

Germany, Japan’s coronavirus cases spike

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany and Japan have risen. In Germany, the cases increased by 3,609, taking the national total to 137,439.

Japan demands Tokyo Olympics postponed by one year

Japan has asked for one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics over the new coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

Japan update: Coronavirus death toll now 10

Japan’s Health Ministry, on Friday, said two more persons have died of coronavirus that originated in China, including one on the Diamond Princess Cruise vessel.

Japan shuts all schools amid COVID-19 fears

Amid concern over the spread of coronavirus, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday the government will request all elementary, junior high and high schools to close from Monday, March 2

South Korea, Japan set date for talks over trade row

South Korea on Friday said it would hold talks with Japan in March in its latest attempt to resolve the two countries’ months long trade row.

Japan suffers worst economic slump in 5 years

Japan has suffered its worst quarterly GDP contraction in more than five years, with a tax hike and a deadly typhoon taking a toll on the world's third-largest economy.

Coronavirus: China, Japan report rise in infections

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus has reached 44,653 in China, while Japan reported 174 cases, the largest number of infections outside China, health authorities said Wednesday.

61 passengers on Japan cruise ship have coronavirus

At least 61 people aboard a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the government said Friday, as thousands of passengers and crew face a two-week quarantine.

Japan seeks Interpol’s help to arrest wife of ex-Nissan chief

Japan has asked Interpol for its cooperation in arresting the wife of former Nissan Motor Co., Chief Carlos Ghosn, local media reported on Friday.

Arrests in Turkey, raid in Tokyo over ex-Nissan chief Ghosn

Japanese officials on Thursday raided the Tokyo residence of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn who fled to Lebanon to avoid trial, while Turkey detained several people as part of a widening probe into the security lapse.

Ghosn disgraced ex-Nissan chief flees from Japan

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor chairman who faces numerous charges in Japan, is now a fugitive, after he fled the Asian nation in a private jet to Lebanon.

5.5-magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s northern coast

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 struck off the coast of Japan's northern Aomori Prefecture on Thursday, the weather agency said.

9 year-old boy passes Japan’s Mathematics exam for university

The Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan on Tuesday said a 9-year-old boy from the Western Japanese province of Hyogo has passed a university-level maths exam.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone dies

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone has died at the age of 101, sources close to the matter said Friday.

NIS launches E-passport, biometric visa issuance in Japan

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has inaugurated two more passport and biometric visa facilities in Tokyo, Japan, and Seoul, South Korea.

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