The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The decision by the International Olympic Committee to hold the Tokyo Olympics marathons and race walks in Sapporo was a sudden one. And while Sapporo has welcomed the announcement made last Wednesday, Tokyo — which had not been informed of the plan until the day before the announcement — cannot contain its anger.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The main enthronement proclamation ceremony, one of the rituals to mark the Emperor’s accession to the throne, is to be held Tuesday at the Imperial Palace in the presence of about 2,000 guests, including representatives from 183 countries, the United Nations and the European Union.

KAGOSHIMA (The Japan News/ANN) - More than 100 insects, including a number of rare stag beetles, were found dead entrapped in illegal devices on Amami Oshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture in July. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The long and valiant battle of the Japan national team at the Rugby World Cup, which won the hearts of fans around the world, is over.

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.