The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan government plans to digitise all documents necessary in civil trials to better utilise information technology in legal procedures, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Elderly people with dementia are about 1.5 times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital soon after being discharged than non-sufferers with the same diseases or injuries, a Japanese research team has announced.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan’s chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Kazuyoshi Umemoto, said Tuesday that Japan would welcome the idea of Britain joining the TPP trade group after Brexit.

SEOUL (The Japan News/ANN) - A South Korean official revealed Tuesday to The Yomiuri Shimbun that Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is pregnant. However, the official gave no further information about the source of this information.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan government intends to designate special zones for promoting offshore wind power generation in an upcoming bill.

FUKUSHIMA (The Japan News/ANN) — The Fukushima District Court ordered Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Tuesday to pay 15.2 million yen (US$143,400) in compensation to bereaved family members of a 102-year-old man who killed himself shortly after the March 2011 disaster at TEPCO’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

OSAKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan’s sake exports increased 19 per cent in 2017 from the previous year to 23,481 kiloliters, setting a record high for eight years in a row. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Aiming to promote the development of semiconductors for artificial intelligence, the government will start providing assistance for start-ups and young researchers jointly with companies such as SoftBank Group Corp., Sony Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd., according to sources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to require business operators who apply to run casinos at integrated resorts to shoulder the costs of background checks, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Services offered by taxi companies are changing. The taxi industry and the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry are conducting practical trials of new services such as ride-sharing, followed by a flat-rate unlimited ride system.