The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Parts of eastern Japan were devastated by powerful Typhoon No. 19 as it plowed across the Tokai, Kanto and Tohoku regions and passed over the Pacific Ocean on early Sunday morning.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Seven & i Holdings Co. will lower the royalty fees it collects from franchisees in its 7-Eleven convenience store chain from March 2020, a move aimed at reducing the burden of rising labor costs stemming from labor shortages and excessive competition in the sector.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Financial institutions’ foreign exchange operations have fallen into a predicament. Not only do they have to implement measures against money laundering, they are also facing the risk of being subjected to huge fines from authorities if they are found to have been involved in such illicit practices.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Powerful Typhoon No. 19 barreled north through the Kanto region, leaving behind record-setting rainfall in some areas and widespread damage from flooding, most notably from the overflowing of the Chikuma River in Nagano Prefecture on Saturday evening.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An extremely powerful typhoon headed north over Japan’s southern sea and made landfall on the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture before 7 p.m. on Saturday as it weakened slightly.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - University students across the nation are making efforts to give a boost to next year’s Tokyo Paralympics, such as by introducing Paralympic sports on social media and holding events where participants can experience such sports. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An increasing number of train cars are being equipped with “free spaces” that have room for baby carriages and wheelchairs.

OKAYAMA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - "Be the eyes of hope that won’t be afraid of sunken rocks. Step into the world from here, step into the future from here.”

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Toyosu Market in Koto Ward, Tokyo, marked its first anniversary on Friday. It has taken over the role of historic Tsukiji Market in Chuo Ward.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Seven & i Holdings Co. - a major distribution company - will cut a total of about 3,000 jobs by fiscal 2022 in the group’s large-scale restructuring program.