Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says baseball boss

Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the sport's top official said Friday. Tokyo organisers want to hold part of baseball's preliminary rounds ... ( read original story ...)

"The Tokyo Trial: for World Peace" launched at Romania book fair

A book providing a comprehensive picture of the Tokyo Trials, also known as the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, drew crowds at the Gaudeamus book fair in Romania on Thursday. The book tells the story of Japanese war criminals tried after ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's Diet votes yes to more foreign care workers

TOKYO -- Legislation passed Friday opens more doors for foreign-born nursing care professionals to work in Japan, a move taken to address a labor shortage. The measures, approved by the upper house across party lines, take effect next year. Nursing care ... ( read original story ...)

Bank of Japan gets serious on yield-curve control

The Bank of Japan has put its "yield-curve control" plan into practice. On Nov. 17 the central bank offered to buy shorter-dated bonds in unlimited amounts, the first time it has wielded the tools it introduced two months ago. This episode hasn't cost the ... ( read original story ...)

Five Bright Spots for Japan Banks Burdened by Negative Rates

That’s all welcome news for the Tokyo-based banks, which this week reported lending income fell for a fifth straight quarter as interest margins continued to shrink under the Bank of Japan’s negative-rate policy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with the ... ( read original story ...)