The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The recent arrests of two men attempting to smuggle fertilized eggs and sperm from prized Japanese cattle out of the country highlighted Japan’s lack of rules protecting the genetic stock for its famous wagyu beef.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Foreign nursing-care staff who come to Japan under a new residence status that comes into force in April will work alongside other personnel during night shifts in their first six months, labour ministry sources said.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) — Japan’s first domestically produced passenger jet — will be delivered as per its revised schedule, according to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - South Korea used the name “Japan Sea” for waters it claims should also be referred to as the “East Sea” in nautical charts it released the year after Seoul raised the issue with the international community, a Japanese academic recently discovered.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Elderly people are using the flea-market app Mercari as a way to be acknowledged and interact with others, Mercari Inc. found in a recent online survey. The company plans to hold a series of events nationwide this month to increase the number of elderly people using the app.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Yokozuna Hakuho was completely turned around and heading toward his first loss. Then he showed the combination of natural instinct and power that has earned him a record 41 titles to turn the tables.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Defense Ministry plans not to dispatch the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Izumo destroyer and other vessels to an international joint exercise to be held from April 29 off Busan, South Korea, according to sources close to the ministry.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - JR group and private railways revised their timetables on Saturday, with many of the changes aimed to make travel more convenient and comfortable for foreign tourists ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Defense Ministry has made a policy decision to develop the nation’s first domestically manufactured air-to-ship long-range cruise missile, to be mounted on Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets and capable of attacking a warship from outside of an adversary’s range.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The chief cabinet secretary will create a short list by April 1 of around three candidate era names from the dozen or so finalists submitted by scholars, according to sources close to the government.