The Japan News (Japan)

SAGA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Visitors enjoy the autumn leaves at a traditional Japanese-style house named Kunenan in Kanzaki, Saga Prefecture, on Thursday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -,How to reduce food waste is being studied in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, as a huge amount of food has been thrown away during past Games.

​SINGAPORE (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting in Singapore on Wednesday night, agreed to speed up negotiations on a peace treaty based on the 1956 joint declaration that stipulates the return of two of the four northern territories islands off Hokkaido to Japan.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Yoshinoya Co. will start selling gyudon beef bowls that are easier to eat for the elderly at one of its restaurants to be opened on Saturday in a redeveloped area in Osaka Prefecture.

FUKUOKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Leading up to the Fukuoka mayoral election on Sunday, the Fukuoka municipal election administration commission created a video series titled “Training before voting in a mayoral election,” which has received over 300,000 views.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Canned mackerel in soy sauce developed by high school students in Obama, Fukui Prefecture, has been chosen as a “Japanese Space Food” by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 

​AWAJI, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A cottage that evokes the world of Hello Kitty will open Thursday on Awajishima island, Hyogo Prefecture, with expectations high that it will attract many visitors including foreign tourists.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, an affiliate of major U.S. hotel chain Hilton Hotels and Resorts, in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, refused to accommodate Cuban Ambassador to Japan Carlos Miguel Pereira in October, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. 

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Boston Red Sox pitcher Hector Velazquez, who is in Japan to play in the 2018 Japan MLB All-Star Series, had posted video footage on his Instagram account evoking the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -The government presented on Wednesday the estimated maximum number of foreign workers to be accepted in 14 envisaged business fields over the five years from fiscal 2019, releasing such figures as 60,000 people in nursing care, 53,000 in eating out, 40,000 in construction and 36,500 in agriculture.