A high court in western Japan has cancelled an injunction by a lower court on the halt of nuclear activity in a pair of reactors, enabling the government to restart the facility and use the energy which was badly needed in the resource-poor, industrial country.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife for a school run by ultranationalist educators, the group’s leader told Parliament on Thursday, while also suggesting a land-buying scandal involving the school had “political influence” behind it.
Islamic Republic of Iran’s 5-2 win over Bahrain and Japan finishing as the best second-placed side in the AFC Beach Soccer Championship Malaysia 2017 Group Stage completed the lineup for the semifinals which will take place in Kuala Terengganu on Friday.
Japan's economy grew more than earlier estimated in the fourth quarter as capital expenditure grew at its fastest in almost three years, welcome news for policymakers as they begin to discuss how to wind down years of massive stimulus.
Faced with a shortage of workers, Japanese companies are taking matters into their own hands, helping the government fix a chronic lack of day care facilities that is blunting efforts to get more women into the workforce.