The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — The corporate history of JXTG Holdings, Inc. ― a major group of companies led by the largest petroleum company in Japan ― can be described as a history of restructuring. When and why is restructuring necessary? For this installment of Leaders, a column featuring corporate management and senior executives, The Yomiuri Shimbun asked Representative Director and Chairman of the Board Yukio Uchida about what is key for successful restructuring.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan Airlines concluded it had made an “incorrect” interpretation of its manual when a copilot was arrested in Britain for exceeding the alcohol limit, thus allowing only two captains to cover the flight to Japan, even though it was supposed to be operated by three, according to sources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Southern All Stars vocalist Keisuke Kuwata sang a former closing song for the anime “Chibi Maruko-Chan” as part of a tribute to Momoko Sakura, the recently deceased author of the nationally popular anime and manga series, at a memorial service held Friday in Tokyo.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Medical schools must not discriminate against entrance exam-takers based on such factors as gender or when they graduated from high school, an academic association said Friday when announcing standards it developed following the revelation that Tokyo Medical University had manipulated the scores of certain examinees.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - About 70 per cent of 2,870 foreign technical intern trainees who deserted workplaces where they received professional training cited low wages as the reason, according to a Justice Ministry survey.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A national institute in Tokyo plans to use and research live strains of the Ebola virus and other infectious diseases imported from overseas, a move that would see the institute utilize its biosafety level 4 facility (see below) for the first time.

SAGA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Visitors enjoy the autumn leaves at a traditional Japanese-style house named Kunenan in Kanzaki, Saga Prefecture, on Thursday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -,How to reduce food waste is being studied in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, as a huge amount of food has been thrown away during past Games.

​SINGAPORE (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting in Singapore on Wednesday night, agreed to speed up negotiations on a peace treaty based on the 1956 joint declaration that stipulates the return of two of the four northern territories islands off Hokkaido to Japan.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Yoshinoya Co. will start selling gyudon beef bowls that are easier to eat for the elderly at one of its restaurants to be opened on Saturday in a redeveloped area in Osaka Prefecture.