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In a country where schoolchildren must adhere to strict uniform regulations and rote learning is common, increasing numbers of parents are choosing to give their kids a more…
The president of a chocolate company and a farmer on Hahajima island, one of the Ogasawara Islands about 1,000 kilometers south of central Tokyo, have joined forces to grow cacao…
The Japan Railways group will provide free Wi-Fi service in nearly all shinkansen bullet trains and their stations by 2020, in time to accommodate overseas visitors attending that…
Japan will let delivery robots be tested on public streets starting in fiscal 2019, Nikkei has learned.
Japan's securities industry will ease rules on investing in unlisted stocks to increase the flow of risk money into young companies, hoping to lift the country higher in global…
Japan is nearing approval for a pair of highly anticipated gene therapies, but a debate over health care costs seems sure to follow amid the anticipated growth of such expensive…
Plastic pollution in the ocean has become one of the world’s most urgent environmental problems. Footage of vast fields of floating plastic debris between California and Hawaii —…
A SoftBank Group-backed startup will release a new app in June that lets users do everything from research a vacation to share travel photos, generating streams of data on…
A robot modeled after Kannon Bodhisattva and designed to explain the teachings of Buddha in plain terms was unveiled to the media at Kodaiji Temple in the city of Kyoto on…
The transport ministry said it will begin using body scanners that can “see through” clothing next month on a trial basis to check subway passengers at Tokyo Metro Co.’s…