The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - This is a serious state of affairs that casts uncertainty over the outlook for the global economy. Exchanges of sanctions and retaliation must be ended swiftly.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The open-air terrace at the Tokyo Skytree tower in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, will be open to the public for the first time as part of a guided tour that will start on Oct. 23. The terrace is located at a height of 155 meters above ground.

​YOKOSUKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A new unmanned exploration robot made by Team Kuroshio, which will compete this year in the final round of an international race to precisely map the ocean floor, was unveiled Tuesday at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.

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.