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Star-stricken: Tokyo's famed Jiro sushi restaurant excluded from Michelin guide

27 Nov 2019

TOKYO The tiny basement restaurant that hosted U.S. President Barack Obama and featured in the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is not included in this year's Michelin guide to Tokyo because it no longer accepts reservations from the general public.

Star-stricken: Tokyo's famed Jiro sushi restaurant excluded from Michelin guide

27 Nov 2019

TOKYO, Nov 27 The tiny basement restaurant that hosted U.S. President Barack Obama and featured in the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is not included in this year's Michelin guide to Tokyo because it no longer accepts reservations from the general public.

Japan, South Korea agree on need for dialogue to resolve feud on wartime labour

21 Aug 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan and South Korea on Wednesday agreed on the need for dialogue to resolve a feud over compensating Korean wartime workers that has spilled into trade, and put a deep chill on ties between Washington's two biggest Asian allies. | Video

'Fear' and 'favour' chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

19 Jul 2019

TOKYO (This Jan 25 story corrects to specify the three goals cited by Japan Times management for the style change in the December meeting and to revise the description of management's expectations for the relationship to advertising revenue.)

Japanese women are running for parliament in record numbers, but face many obstacles

16 Jul 2019

NIIGATA, Japan When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan's northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers.

Nigerian man dies after hunger strike in Japan detention center

28 Jun 2019

TOKYO, June 27 A Nigerian man died in a Japanese immigration detention center this week, an official said on Thursday, bringing to an end a hunger strike an activist group said was intended to protest against his being held for more than three years.

Japan's biggest opposition party shuns rival merger ahead of election

26 Jun 2019

TOKYO The leader of Japan's main opposition party said on Wednesday he was happy to cooperate with other opposition groups in a July 21 upper house election, but brushed aside calls from a rival party to merge to fight Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc.

RPT-INSIGHT-Japan's gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe

20 Jun 2019

TOKYO, June 20 Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's Olympics chief.

Japan's gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe

20 Jun 2019

TOKYO Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's Olympics chief. | Video

Trump watches 'incredible' sumo wrestling in Japan

27 May 2019

TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump, on a four-day visit to Japan, spent what he said was "an incredible evening" watching the Japanese national sport of sumo on Sunday, although the visit left some wrestling fans grumbling over tight security. | Video

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Pandemic fears grow as China virus toll rises to nine

Authorities in China and beyond stepped up efforts to control an outbreak of a new flu-like coronavirus on Wednesday as the death toll rose to nine with 440 confirmed cases, while suspicion grew that the virus crossed to humans from animals.