Us Exempts Japan On Iranian Oil Import Ban

US exempts Japan on Iranian oil import ban

Japanese government sources have told NHK the United States will allow Japan to temporarily continue importing crude oil from Iran, after the reinstatement of US sanctions.

Washington will reintroduce sanctions against Tehran on Monday.

Skylark Restaurant Chain To Ban Plastic Straws

Skylark restaurant chain to ban plastic straws

Skylark Holdings, a major Japanese restaurant chain operator, has announced it will ban plastic straws in all of its restaurants by 2020.

The move will make the company the first major Japanese chain restaurant to ban straws.

Abe: Japan Vows To Lead In Nuclear Arms Ban Effort

Abe: Japan vows to lead in nuclear arms ban effort

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan is determined to lead efforts to bridge deepening rifts between countries that possess nuclear weapons and those that do not.

Abe delivered an address at the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima on Monday, the anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city in 1945.

Ftc Looks Into Olympic Boxing Ban On Former Pros

FTC looks into Olympic boxing ban on former pros

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has asked the country's Amateur Boxing Federation to consider allowing retired professional boxers to compete in the Olympics.

People familiar with the matter say the antitrust watchdog visited the federation on Monday to inquire about a case involving former minimum-weight world champion Katsunari Takayama.

Johnny & Associates Lifts Ban On Online Photos! Nishikido Ryo's Press Conference First To Surface

Johnny & Associates lifts ban on online photos! Nishikido Ryo's press conference first to surface

On January 31, Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo held a press conference for his movie 'Hitsuji no Ki' at The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Yurakucho.

Nishikido greeted the press and introduced the film in English without using any notes. He said, "Thank you for coming today. I hope you enjoy the movie. Through this film, I thought about what I would do if a stranger came into my community. This film is entertainment, but it also has a social perspective. I hope it will make you think about depopulation and emigration."

Japan Obliges U.s. In Evading U.n. Chats On Atomic Ban

Japan obliges U.S. in evading U.N. chats on atomic ban

Japan has quit the principal U.N. chats on setting up a bargain to boycott atomic weapons, deceiving its promise to fill in as a "bridge" between the atomic forces and non-atomic countries.

Taking the platform at the meeting that started in New York on March 27, Japanese demilitarization envoy Nobushige Takamizawa said Tokyo won't join the dialogs on grounds the settlement has no practical possibility of being considered important by the built up atomic powers.

Japanese-american Calls For Travel Ban Suspension

Japanese-American calls for travel ban suspensionThe daughter of a Japanese-American civil rights activist is calling for the suspension of US President Donald Trump's second travel ban.
Trump signed a new executive order on Monday, temporarily barring the entry of people from 6 Muslim-majority countries if they do not already possess a valid visa.

Nuclear Regulators Keep Ban On Monju Reactor

Nuclear regulators keep ban on Monju reactorJapan's nuclear regulator has dismissed a plea to lift its order banning the operation of an experimental reactor in Fukui Prefecture.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority in 2013 ordered the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, which operates the prototype Monju fast breeder reactor, to keep it offline.

Kyoto University To Ban All Watches For Exams

Kyoto University To Ban All Watches For ExamsBack in the day with the invention of the calculator watch, schools were quick to realize that it could be used for cheating, at least during exams where no calculators were allowed. Fast forward to today, those calculator watches are considered ancient but schools now have a new technological threat to deal with: smartwatches.