The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Safety devices developed by small factories around the country that aim to prevent elderly drivers from stepping on the wrong pedal are attracting attention.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - There has been an increasing number of cases in which domestically developed varieties of strawberries and grapes are surreptitiously grown overseas. Efforts should be made to secure the protection of pertinent rights and defend these precious brands.

TAIPEI (The Japan News/ANN) - To prevent trouble developing between fishing vessels in a southern sea area close to the Yaeyama Islands, a Japan-Taiwan committee has agreed that Japanese fishing methods will be allowed in one section and Taiwan methods would be allowed in another section.

TOTTORI, Japan (The Japan News/ANN)—A man traveling around the world on foot, pulling a two-wheeled cart, will finish his long journey — started in 2009 to walk across five continents, not including the Antarctic — in late May. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan’s manufacturing industry, which took a leap forward during a period of rapid growth and high product quality, was so well known that “Made in Japan” virtually became a brand of its own. But since the 2000s, labour productivity has fallen, and Japan seems to have lost its superiority. What happened, and can the situation be turned around?

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Fisheries Agency plans to reduce next season’s quota for small Pacific bluefin tuna that can be caught off Hokkaido and Kagoshima Prefecture effectively to zero, and greatly reduce the quotas for Iwate and Kochi prefectures, as these prefectures have significantly exceeded their quotas for this season.

​WASHINGTON (The Japan News/ANN) - Foreign Minister Taro Kono agreed with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to maintain pressure and sanctions on North Korea to urge Pyongyang to take specific steps toward complete denuclearization. The two came to the common understanding during their talks at the White House in Washington on Friday afternoon.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to abolish barriers separating communication operations such as those using the internet and broadcast operations involving television and radio stations, in his plan to review the broadcasting business, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Rika Yajima feared that many Japanese people were living their lives “without encountering Japan,” so she decided to provide an outlet to develop and promote Japanese traditions. 

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Peach Aviation Ltd. and Vanilla Air Inc., two low-cost carriers under the ANA Holdings Inc. umbrella, have entered into the final phase of negotiations to integrate, according to sources.