The Japan News (Japan)

AKITA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A group of maiko called Akita Maiko has launched an “online theatre” program to interact with children in after-school day care, getting them to dance together. The group plays an active role in the Kawabata entertainment district of Akita City.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Haneda Airport Garden, a new commercial complex with direct access to the Haneda Airport international terminal in Tokyo, will be opened on April 21.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - To present more information overseas about Japan’s measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the  government has stepped up efforts.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The operation of trains running from Tomioka to Namie stations in Fukushima Prefecture on the JR Joban Line, which had been suspended due to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake, resumed on Saturday. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Becoming the first station to be added to East Japan Railway Co.’s Yamanote Line in 49 years, since Nishi-Nippori Station, Takanawa Gateway Station opened Saturday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - In Japan at least 12 central government bodies have used a system on their websites that sends users’ browsing histories to Google’s ad server.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - During a 50-minute telephone conversation on Friday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed that the two countries will cooperate closely in dealing with the new coronavirus.

OLYMPIA, Greece (The Japan News/ANN) - Beginning the flame’s journey to the 2020 Games’ opening ceremony on July 24 at the National Stadium in Tokyo, the Olympic torch relay began Thursday in Ancient Olympia, western Greece.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Since the 2011 accident, the restart of nuclear power plants, which the government considers a principal source of electricity generation, has not advanced.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Should the prime minister declare an emergency, it would give prefectural governors significant powers to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, including the ability to restrict individual rights.