The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government is planning new measures to help Japanese companies construct pharmaceutical factories in Asian countries, where labour costs are lower than in Japan, to encourage the production of more generic drugs, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government’s plan to allow people to put off receiving pensions until after the age of 70 aims to encourage willing elderly citizens to keep working and stave off a labour shortage.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - As Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) approaches and more and more women are posting pictures of chocolate on social media, this year many department stores and others are focusing on promoting chocolate and events that focus on the theme of “great for social media.” 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Nissan Motor Co. President Hiroto Saikawa said more than half of the vehicles it sells in Japan and Europe will be electrically powered by fiscal 2025. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - It is necessary to reacknowledge the importance of countermeasures against natural disasters through transmitting memories of the earthquake disaster that took the lives of 6,434 people from generation to generation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - We asked Kobe College Associate Professor Hideya Kawanishi about issues related to the abdication of the Emperor. The following are excerpts from the interview.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government is considering temporarily evacuating Japanese and U.S. nationals and others in South Korea to Tsushima island in Nagasaki Prefecture via Busan Port, if airports in South Korea are closed due to a contingency on the Korean Peninsula, according to government sources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Visitors take photos of Buddhist statues at the Tokyo National Museum Heiseikan in Taito Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday, where a special exhibition is featuring treasures from Ninnaji temple in Kyoto and other temples of the Shingonshu Omuro sect around the nation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Consistency with the Constitution and the tradition of the Imperial family should be taken into consideration when discussing the ceremonies for the Emperor’s abdication and the crown prince’s accession to the throne, a member of the preparatory panel for the ceremonies said during its first meeting on Jan. 9. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An organisation to closely monitor the dispersion of radioactive materials is being set up by universities across the nation that possess radiation facilities, to prepare for possible accidents at nuclear power plants and terrorist attacks using nuclear materials.