The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday kicked off a series of meetings with foreign dignitaries who are visiting Japan to attend the Emperor’s enthronement proclamation ceremony.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake became a turning point in terms of recognizing that customers’ preferences were changing.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could meet with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Wednesday while Wang is in Japan to attend the Emperor’s enthronement ceremony.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Many department stores have been renovating their cosmetics sections — some have expanded these areas to create a relaxed atmosphere and others have enhanced the various experiential services they offer.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - China’s state security authority detained a Japanese professor of Hokkaido University in early September in Beijing, according to Japanese government sources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government decided to launch a detailed study to prepare for independently dispatching a Maritime Self-Defence Force unit to the Middle East to collect information on securing the safety of sea lanes in the region.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - One week after powerful Typhoon No. 19 made landfall, it rained again Saturday in affected areas in eastern Japan. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Electric appliance makers are applying their technological expertise to improve inspections of infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

TOKYO (The Japan Times/ANN) - Japanese cultural properties, often made of fragile materials such as paper, silk and wood, have for many years regularly been repaired and handed down to the present.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Areas in eastern Japan ravaged by last weekend’s massive Typhoon No. 19 are bracing for more rainfall from late Friday through early Saturday afternoon, with heavy rain feared in some locations.