Japan’s 100-year-old Prince Mikasa passes away

He breathed his last at 8.34 a.m. on Thursday at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, Japan News reported. According to Hirokazu Nagawa, the medical supervisor of the Imperial Household, said the Prince’s physical condition had been stable in ... ( read original story ...)

Economic, defence cooperation to figure in PM Modi's Japan visit

will not use Japanese nuclear power plant technology for military purposes, Kyodo news agency quoted diplomatic sources as saying. Both leaders are also likely to discuss defence cooperation, including joint maritime exercises between Japan, India and the US. ( read original story ...)

Japan consumer prices fall for seventh straight month

Japan's consumer prices fell in September for the seventh straight month, data showed Friday, heaping more pressure on the central bank to push back its inflation target deadline. The disappointing data came as the world's third largest economy struggles ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's Sept. consumer prices fall for 7th straight month

The continuing drop in consumer prices, following a 0.5 percent fall in August, could put pressure on the Bank of Japan to make more efforts to achieve its 2 percent inflation goal. To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to subscribe. ( read original story ...)

Japan's jobless rate falls to 3.0% in September

Japan's unemployment rate stood at 3.0 percent in September ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad range of subscription options depending on your needs. Learn more. ( read original story ...)

Japan 'make-up etiquette' video sparks backlash

TOKYO: Japanese railway operator Tokyu Corp has released a "make-up etiquette" video aimed at discouraging commuters from applying make-up while on their trains. The 30-second video was released last month according to the Japan Times, and has since ... ( read original story ...)