The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - World Gold Theater 2018, a performing arts festival featuring elderly thespians, will be held from today through Oct. 8 at Saitama Arts Theater and other venues in Saitama. 

OSAKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The operator of Kansai Airport on Friday reopened all areas of Terminal 1, which had been closed due to damage from the storm surge caused by Typhoon No. 21.

CHIBA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The games industry at home and abroad is putting efforts into electronic sports, or eSports, which involves competitive video gaming. The market for eSports is expected to grow rapidly worldwide going forward, and many companies are focusing on eSports as a new business.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will continue to hold the reins of the government, as he has been reelected president of the Liberal Democratic Party for a third consecutive term. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - About ¥6.7 billion ($60 million) worth of three virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, was taken from the Zaif cryptocurrency exchange operated by Tech Bureau, Corp., the company said Thursday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Thursday marked one year until the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off, and venues that will host games are devising creative ways to welcome fans from around the world and add a special touch to the tournament.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reelected president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party for a third consecutive term on Thursday, defeating former LDP Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Tokyo is the most expensive of six major world cities, including New York and London, when it comes to mobile phone service fees. Customers in the Japanese capital shell out ¥7,562 ($67) per month — 4.2 times more than the ¥1,783 Parisians pay, which is the lowest figure among the six cities.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan’s national security environment has grown more severe as it deals with North Korea’s nuclear and missile development and China’s maritime advances. The government will formulate new “National Defence Program Guidelines” at the end of the year (see below). Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera explained his views on the current state of national security during an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan’s whaling is drawing even more severe criticism from the international community.