The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Behind the recent not-guilty rulings for three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. lies a high hurdle that exists in criminal trials, which strictly examine whether or not defendants should be penalised.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The education ministry announced Friday that 97.1 per cent of 1,074 universities and junior colleges in the nation have been recognised as eligible for a free higher education program (see below) for students from low-income households, a system that will be launched in April 2020.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The growth in the number of foreign visitors to Japan has started to stagnate.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A former rugby player in the nation’s top league has been striving to promote the Rugby World Cup in Japan, always holding a rugby ball in his hands on his way to work since January.

TOKYO (Japan News/ANN) - Workman has launched a big expansion with its Workman Plus project, which sells Workman clothes that people can don as casual wear. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, were on Thursday (Sept 19) acquitted in the only criminal case arising from the March 11, 2011 disaster.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - One of the principles set forth in the Paralympic Games is to bring about a change of consciousness among people and society. In Japan, ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games, we interviewed a key person who is going to make changes.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese and South Korean governments are arranging a meeting between Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, to be held during the ongoing U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, according to Japanese government sources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -  Nearly 29,000 security personnel will be mobilised as part of extensive antiterrorism measures to ensure the safety of players and fans at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off Friday evening when Japan plays Russia at Tokyo Stadium.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese rugby legend Seiji Hirao, a leader of Japan’s rugby world from the 1980s as a player and then as a coach, died three years ago at the age of 53 without being able to see Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup.