The Japan News (Japan)

MINAMISOMA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A horse and rider gallop on Karasuzaki beach in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, early Thursday morning, ahead of the 1,000-year-old Soma Nomaoi equestrian festival on July 28-30.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — The revised Health Promotion Law passed on Wednesday requires a wide range of cooperation from relevant industries, including restaurants and bars, to be effectively implemented to reduce passive smoking.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A bill to strengthen measures against passive smoking was enacted Wednesday after passing the House of Councillors.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More than 32,000 houses were flooded by the heavy rain that hit western Japan early this month. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Low-cost carriers used to operate primarily over short distances, focusing on flights that lasted up to four hours one-way. Now, however, they have expanded their service routes for medium and long distances, heightening their appeal to travelers.

OSAKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Andres Iniesta, a star midfielder who played for Spain’s national soccer team during the recent FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, arrived at Kansai Airport on Wednesday ahead of joining the J.League club Vissel Kobe. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - How can industries hit by the latest flood disaster be put back on their feet? The central government and relevant local governments should cooperate in quickly extending them effective assistance.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed the Japan-EU economic partnership agreement on Tuesday in Tokyo following their summit meeting in the Japanese capital. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More and more schools and companies reopened Tuesday in the torrential rain-ravaged prefectures of Hiroshima, Okayama and Ehime.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Defence Ministry’s plan to jointly develop a successor to the Air Self-Defence Force’s F-2 fighter jet has been shaken, as the price presented by Lockheed Martin Corp. was far higher than the initial estimate.