The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An automatic notification system designed to expedite emergency services’ responses to traffic accidents has been launched this fiscal year, and while it is expected to lower the road death toll, only a fraction of vehicles have the necessary equipment.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The female mayor of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, presented a petition to the Japan Sumo Association on Thursday, requesting it discuss revisions to a policy prohibiting women from entering the dohyo ring.

PALM BEACH, USA (The Japan News/ANN) - An expansion of Ameri- can-made exports including automobiles and agricultural products will likely be on the agenda of a new framework for discussing trade issues between Japan and the United States that was agreed upon during recent bilateral talks.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - On the morning of March 20, 1995, the Aum Supreme Truth doomsday cult released the highly toxic nerve gas sarin in five train cars on three lines of Tokyo’s Eidan subway (now Tokyo Metro) passing through Kasumigaseki Station. Thirteen people were killed and more than 6,000 sickened. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The move is to prepare for terrorist attacks and other unexpected incidents that may occur during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

PALM BEACH, USA (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to create a new framework to discuss trade issues between Japan and the United States during their second-day talks in Palm Beach, Fla., on Wednesday.

PALM BEACH, USA (The Japan News/ANN) - The latest Japan-U.S. summit talks once again highlighted conflicting positions on trade, one of the focal points of the meeting.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Making North Korea abandon its nuclear and ballistic missiles completely is essential for regional security. To realise this, the solidarity of the Japan-U.S. alliance will be tested.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, is planning to sell a special set of dolls via lottery, in an attempt to prevent a single customer from buying them all up as happened at its Kyoto store. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A team led by researchers from RIKEN and Toray Industries Inc. has developed an ultrathin solar cell that remains functional even when pressed by an iron heated to over 100 C.