The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government has tightened the criteria on bidding for national security-related research and study projects and other contracts that handle confidential information in order to screen out companies that could possibly channel such intelligence to foreign countries, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Temperatures rose Saturday mainly in the Kanto region from the morning, as Typhoon No. 10 brought in warm air from the south. The heat wave is expected to continue for a week or so, increasing the danger of heatstroke after the Bon holiday period.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The organising committee of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, which will start on Sept. 20, and the international governing body World Rugby have compiled an emergency response plan for cases in which it is judged impossible to hold matches due to typhoons or earthquakes, according to sources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The city of Saijo in Ehime Prefecture faces the Seto Inland Sea to the north and Mt. Ishizuchi, the tallest mountain in western Japan, to the south. Here, 87-year-old Setsuko Saeki has lived with a robot for a year in her spacious house at the foot of a mountain. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with top officials to discuss Japan’s response to a U.S.-led maritime security mission aimed at ensuring security mainly in the Strait of Hormuz. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Emperor showed his determination to pass down the memories of World War II, occasionally using his own words in his speech but mainly following his father’s expressions at the memorial service for the war dead.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More than 10 regional department stores are expected to close by the end of this year with such closures becoming increasingly frequent nationwide. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A 94-year-old man who was detained in a Siberian labour camp for nearly three years began talking about his harsh experience as a storyteller this year.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - To mark the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Emperor used the words “deep remorse” during his address at a national memorial service held in Tokyo.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - All trains scheduled to arrive at and depart from the JR Hiroshima Station were suspended for the whole day due to Typhoon No. 10, which is causing strong winds across western Japan.