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 ...)

Japan holds Nigerian asylum seeker in solitary confinement

"I want to help people. Give me the right to help people - don't put me in here," Ms Obueza told Reuters news agency. The crackdown on asylum seekers comes as Japan faces a impending labour shortage due to its the ageing population. ( read original story ...)

Osaka’s landmark Tsutenkaku tower turns 60

OSAKA – Osaka celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Tsutenkaku tower on Friday as the landmark regained its popularity in recent years with a growing number of foreign tourists drawn to the retro allure of the relatively short observation tower. “I ... ( read original story ...)

Osaka restaurant to sell noodle dish model of Tsutenkaku tower

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Tsutenkaku, a beloved landmark in Osaka, a nearby restaurant has come up with a special menu item -- a curry udon noodle dish that is a one-500th model of the 100-meter tower. The special wheat flour noodle dish is ... ( read original story ...)