The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government is attempting to build a framework to enable elderly people and others to use low-speed electric vehicles to go shopping, to the hospital and elsewhere. 

KYOTO, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A fire, possibly caused by arson, broke out at a studio managed by animation production company Kyoto Animation Co. in Kyoto, on Thursday morning, killing more than two dozen poeple.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A record-breaking lack of sunshine is bringing cheer to dehumidifier makers and indoor leisure facility operators, while hurting sales of beer, air conditioners and other summer items.

URAYASU, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) -  New motion-simulator attraction “Soaring: Fantastic Flight,” in which guests feel as if they are traveling in the air, will be opened on Tuesday by the Tokyo DisneySea theme park.

 KYOTO (The Japan News/ANN) - The highlight of the annual Gion Festival, were twenty-three Yamahoko floats, known as “moving museums” because of their elaborate decorations.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Boar is the traditional zodiac character for this year and in past such years voter turnout tends to fall and the Liberal Democratic Party struggles.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A paid service rolled out by Japan govt will send notifications of nationwide damage estimates to companies soon after major earthquakes in the Nankai Trough and elsewhere. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Due to a record lack of sunshine, the Kanto and Koshin regions have been experiencing relatively cool weather during the rainy season

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Drinks containing tapioca, made from the cassava root found in tropical regions, have become all the rage, especially among young women. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to provide assistance for the collection and disposing of plastic waste in the ocean picked up by fishing vessels.