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From ‘HTT’ and ‘SusHi Tech’ to ‘NHK’, Koike’s way with words falters

These days, if you attend a press conference given by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, you might be startled by the various acronyms used by...

COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports more than 11,200 new cases

Tokyo reported 11,244 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, 1,694 fewer than a week earlier. The number of new fatalities related to COVID-19 totaled 13 in...

Samurai spirit: Japan explodes with World Cup joy

As the final whistle blew for Japan's shock victory over Spain, excited fans poured into Tokyo's Shibuya crossing to celebrate a win few could...

An ice rink opens on Christmas Day in Tokyo’s iconic Marunouchi district

A temporary ice rink in front of Tokyo Station officially opened to the public on Thursday, marking the first time such an attraction has...

Ex-student sued over high school rule prohibiting dating

A Japanese court on Wednesday awarded ¥970,000 ($7,000) in damages to a woman who dropped out of a Tokyo high school after she was...

Japanese court declares ban on same-sex marriage constitutional, but offers hope

A Japanese court said on Wednesday that Japan's ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional and strikes a blow to LGBTQ rights with the second...

Sociologist Shinji Miyadai critically injured in Tokyo university stabbing

Shinji Miyadai, a Japanese sociologist known for his thoughts on girls dating for money and the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was seriously injured in...

COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 5,767 new cases

Tokyo reported 5,767 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, about 1,148 more than a week earlier. Seven fatalities were recently confirmed, while the number of seriously...

Tokyo is holding an English speaking test for high school students

The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education held its first English language test on Sunday, part of the metropolitan high school entrance exams. About 69,000 applicants,...

Starmer challenges Sunak by suggesting that the Prime Minister’s allies want to renegotiate Brexit

Sir Keir Starmer has vowed not to cross the "red line" of bringing back freedom of movement with the EU as he accused Rishi...

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