The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - There is no end in sight for discussions over the time schedule for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics marathon, which is expected to be impacted by the extreme summer heat.

OSAKA (The Japan News/ANN) - Railway services were resumed to and from Kansai Airport by West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) and Nankai Electric Railway Co. on Tuesday, two weeks after Typhoon No. 21 damaged the bridge connecting the airport with the mainland. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The risk of a possible, massive disaster must not be left unattended.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government is considering dispatching Ground Self-Defence Force personnel to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), an entity engaged in peacekeeping activities in the Israel-Egypt border area on the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More products and services are appearing that treat same-sex couples the same as opposite-sex couples. One factor behind the trend is that society and businesses are becoming more aware of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and companies are anticipating new demand.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe still has the upper hand in his bid to beat rival Shigeru Ishiba and retain leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey of party members and supporters.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau in cooperation with Australian tax authorities collected about $7 million from the bank account of an Australian man who had not paid gift taxes in Japan, it has been learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Heading toward correcting unfair trade practices and keeping China in mind, Japan, the United States and the European Union are to start formulating new rules for the World Trade Organisation to regulate government subsidies to major domestic industries, government sources said.

YAMANASHI, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Veteran rally driver Kenjiro Shinozuka, the first Japanese to win the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1997, will take part in the Africa Eco Race, his first challenge in 12 years, in an off-road race in the Sahara.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The number of elderly people — aged 65 years or older — who held a job in 2017 reached a record high of 8.07 million, according to statistics compiled by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry.