The Japan News (Japan)

​TEHRAN (The Japan News/ANN) -  Afghanistan's local authorities had been informed in advance of a possible attack on Tetsu Nakamura, making it more likely that Wednesday’s shooting specifically targeted the Japanese doctor.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The big four American tech companies known as GAFA - Google LLC, Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Inc. — are dot-com platforms that have led the shift toward the internet era and provided various services to individuals. At the same time, they’ve become so large that many countries are now monitoring them more closely. This series will explore how these tech giants are trying to influence society.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An annual management fee of US$11 is being considered to be charged by MUFG Bank on accounts that have been dormant for more than two years.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -  Porsche Drive - the Japanese arm of Porsche AG’s car rental service was launched in Tokyo on Friday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The nation’s first domestically developed vaccine for Ebola hemorrhagic fever will be tested by a Japanese research team that will start a clinical trial this month.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - ANA Holdings Inc. (ANAHD) and Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd. in Tokyo demonstrated a  test of a prototype avatar that enables shopping from remote locations.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Chefs share their secret recipes on Twitter and elsewhere to support apple farmers in Nagano Prefecture who were hit hard by heavy rains as a result of Typhoon No. 19. 

 SHIZUOKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The dispute between Hong Kong protesters and the Chinese government was found in the form of a war of words on ema wooden tablets at a shrine in Shizuoka Prefecture.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - “I’ll be active for another 20 years” said Tetsu Nakamura, a doctor and local representative of the non-governmental organisation Peshawar-kai, who was shot to death on Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan.

​HIROSHIMA (The Japan News/ANN) -  Atomic bomb survivors are expressing opposition to the prefectural government’s plan.