The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Plans are under way to deploy “mobile mosques” to event venues, training camps and other sites at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for use by Muslim athletes and other participants.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With the start of his second term, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced his goal of real “socialist modernisation” by 2035. What would such a country look like?

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (The Japan News/ANN) - The moment Yuzuru Hanyu achieved his goal of winning back-to-back golds, the smile melted away from his face and his pent-up emotions burst forth in an endless stream of tears.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - When he was 13 years old, Naoki Higashida wrote a book to articulate his thoughts — a rare channel into the inner world of a severely autistic boy. The book was later translated into more than 30 languages, becoming a best seller in different parts of the world. Now 25, Higashida has published 21 books — including picture books, poems, short stories and essays — steadily treading the path of his career as a writer.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Concern is growing over a looming pilot shortage, amid a sharp increase in the number of routes and flights with the emergence of low-cost carriers. Pilots — who ensure the safety of air travel — require extensive training, and many are scheduled to retire around 2030. The government and airline companies are accelerating efforts to develop countermeasures.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival 2018 began at Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday. The 28th annual exhibition, organised by The Yomiuri Shimbun and other entities, will run until Friday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Astronaut Norishige Kanai, currently on a long-term mission at the International Space Station, conducted a spacewalk outside the ISS on Friday in which he replaced parts, among other tasks. 

GANGNEUNG (The Japan News/ANN) - Fans who had been waiting for Yuzuru Hanyu’s comeback to the rink cheered and applauded as the defending Olympic champion pulled off his jumps one by one. Their excitement reached its peak when he successfully finished his program, with some fans even shedding tears.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -  Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s reappointment, which the government proposed to the Diet on Friday, is aimed at giving the highest priority to overcoming deflation and stabilizing financial markets. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government presented to the Diet on Friday a proposal to reappoint Haruhiko Kuroda as Bank of Japan governor, ahead of the end of his term on April 8.