The Japan News (Japan)

KOFU, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Residents in the area below the northern slope of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture, which receives many foreign tourists, are putting effort into creating an environment more welcoming to Muslims.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With increasing awareness of excessive sitting’s effects on health, efforts to increase standing time are underway for the elderly, who often spend long periods at home in front of the TV, and desk-bound workers.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Ahead of more foreign workers being accepted in Japan from April, the government is to require foreign workers’ residence card (see below) ID numbers in reports that their employers submit to the labour ministry, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to give the People’s Honor Award to Ichiro Suzuki, the longtime Seattle Mariners outfielder who recently announced his retirement, it has been learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Operations for the railroad linking Miyako and Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture were restored on Saturday after being suspended for eight years following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A medicine that encourages nerve cell regeneration can help improve mobility functions of spinal cord injury patients in their acute period, including those who are completely paralysed, a research team led by a Keio University professor said on Thursday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Fifty-two percent of local government chiefs said in a recent Yomiuri Shimbun survey that the introduction of concession contracts for the privatisation of water supply operations is unnecessary, in relation to the revised water supply law enacted in December last year.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese government will present a replica of a world map made in 1856 on which “Japan Sea” is written in German, to Germany.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Gubernatorial elections were officially announced in 11 prefectures Thursday, kick-starting campaigning for nationwide unified local polls.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - As part of efforts to clamp down on money laundering, financial institutions are bolstering checks and confirming additional details when individuals and companies open bank accounts and send money overseas.