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Bullying of LGBT students at 'epidemic' levels in Japan: Human Rights Watch

Bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students is at "epidemic" levels in Japanese schools, exacerbated by government's failure to institute effective policies, inadequate teacher ...

Osaka cops: Mainichi reporter photographed up woman's skirt

Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested an employee of the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper for taking illicit images of a woman in a park, reports the Sankei Shimbun (May 6). (Tokyo Reporter)

Hokkaido cops: Mummified corpse found in Sapporo home

Hokkaido Prefectural Police are questioning a man and his sister after the discovery of a body, believed to be that of their younger sister, inside the residence they all share in Sapporo, reports the...

Trump urges Japan to pay more to maintain U.S. military bases here

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Japan to drastically increase its financial contribution to maintain the American military facilities it hosts under a 1960 security tre...

Southeast Asia's migration wave highlights Japan's barriers

A growing number of people in Southeast Asia are migrating within the region in search of jobs and better living conditions. In stark contrast, Japan's labor market remains closed to the outside world...

Holiday travelers inconvenienced after electronic signboards fail to display shinkansen line information

East Japan Railway Co. said Thursday it has resolved a computer malfunction that caused all electronic signboards for shinkansen bullet trains to shut down the previous day, causing confusion for trav...

No. of children in Japan down for 35th straight year

Manifesting an unstoppable decline in births, the number of children aged 14 or under in Japan fell for the 35th straight year to a record-low 16.05 million as of April 1, government estimates showed ...

18-year-old girl killed after falling boulder crashes into car on mountain road

An 18-year-old girl was killed after the car she was riding in was hit by a falling boulder on a mountain road in Onan, Shimane Prefecture. (Japan Today)

Yen surge threatens Japanese companies: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that "drastic fluctuations" in the yen's value risked having a major impact on the trade prospects of Japanese companies. (Japan Today)

Tokyo DisneySea's Children's Day jogging event attracts 1,000 entrants

About 1,000 people participated in a jogging event held at Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, on Thursday to mark Children's Day. (Japan Times)

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