The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government’s committee on ceremonies relating to the Imperial succession has settled on the parade route the Emperor and Empress will take on Oct. 22 for the Imperial procession by motorcar after the Ceremony of the Enthronement.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An international robotics competition will be held in the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo on the International Space Station in 2020 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Businesses are offering services to help foreigners obtain visas under the new system and help them in their daily lives as companies face labour shortages.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Empress attended the Japanese Red Cross Society’s annual gathering in Tokyo, performing her first solo official duty on Wednesday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The announcement of a basic policy on integrated resorts (IR) with casinos until after this summer’s House of Councillors election will be delayed by the government.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Despite the growth rate remaining in positive territory, the economy has been shown to be less strong in substance. As there is anxiety about unfavourable changes in the global economy, it is necessary to exercise continued caution about future economic conditions.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Let’s go with “Abe Shinzo,” not “Shinzo Abe.”

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government on Monday demanded that the South Korean government agree to the establishment of an arbitration committee to resolve a lawsuit, filed by former Korean wartime requisitioned workers, in which Japanese companies were ordered to pay compensation, government officials said. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Foreign Ministry appointed Monday popular character Hello Kitty as a special goodwill envoy character for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) to be held from Aug. 28 to 30 in Yokohama.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Princess Hisako of Takamado visited a special exhibition titled “Masterpieces of Japanese Art: From Sesshu and Eitoku to Korin and Hokusai” at the Tokyo National Museum in Taito Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday.