The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Rows of newly carved wooden uso birds are prepared ahead of the annual usokae ritual at Kameido Tenjin shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo, on Thursday and Friday.

GUANGZHOU, China (The Japan News/ANN) - Chinese authorities investigating purported gene editing of babies have confirmed that Chinese researcher He Jiankui illegally researched the subject in pursuit of personal fame and gain, China’s official Xinhua News Agency has reported.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Soft ground found at parts of a planned reclamation site for the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa Prefecture from Ginowan to the Henoko district of Nago is prompting the central government to consider changing the design of its reclamation work.

KAMIICHI, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - About 30 people joined a winter Buddhist ascetic purification practice by standing under a waterfall on Sunday at Oiwasan Nissekiji temple, located at the foot of the Northern Alps’ Tateyama mountain range in Kamiichi, Toyama Prefecture.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government is launching a new initiative aimed at growing the number of foreigners who want to use their experience studying in Japan to start businesses here. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With the Emperor and Empress in attendance, yokozuna Hakuho showed yet again how he has long reigned as king of the sumo ring.

​ KAUAI ISLAND, Hawaii (The Japan News/ANN) - Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya visited on Friday a U.S. Defense Department facility on Kauai island, Hawaii, used to test the effectiveness of the Aegis Ashore land-based missile interception system.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Fair Trade Commission will soon initiate a large-scale investigation to ascertain the state of information technology giants’ business practices, FTC sources have said.

NARA (The Japan News/ANN) - Somen noodles are hung under the sun at the Tamai Seimensho factory in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, which is said to be the birthplace of these thin long noodles.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose creating international rules on the movement of personal and corporate data in a Wednesday speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, it has been learned.