18 January 2020, Saturday | 02:58pm


Japanese suicides decline to lowest in over 40 years


TOKYO - Suicides in Japan in 2019 fell to their lowest number in more than 40 years, police said on Friday, marking the 10th straight year of declines.

Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 35


TOKYO: Tens of thousands of rescue workers were searching Monday for survivors of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan, killing at least 35 people.

Apple supplier Japan Display mulling cutting around 1,000 jobs

TOKYO: Apple supplier Japan Display is considering slashing about 1,000 jobs, or about a fifth of its parent-only workforce, as it eyes a bailout from a Chinese-Taiwanese consortium, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.

Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits southern Japan

TOKYO: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit southern Japan Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but Japanese authorities said there was no tsunami threat.

Car ploughs into young children in Japan, leaving several injured

TOKYO: A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s Shiga region on Wednesday leaving at least four of them critically injured, police and reports said.

Japan bans coach for bullying athletes

TOKYO: The Japan Fencing Association said on Thursday it has banned Ukrainian coach Alexander Gorbachuk from all fencing activities for one month after he was found to have bullied athletes during the Epee World Cup in Buenos Aires last month.