Japan-us Drill Focuses On New Defense Areas

Japan-US drill focuses on new defense areas

The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and the US Army have begun a joint drill aimed at boosting cooperation in cyberspace and other new areas of defense.

The annual exercise is dubbed "Yama Sakura." It started on Monday at several locations in Japan, with about 6,600 personnel taking part.

Land Ministry Focuses On Flood Recovery

Land Ministry focuses on flood recovery

Japan's land ministry says Typhoon Hagibis caused 66 levees to break on 47 rivers around the country and it's focused on flood recovery efforts.

Land Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said: "The ministry is working around the clock on recovery efforts. Building temporary dikes and dealing with flooding is the urgent first step to help people affected by the storm."

Abe Policy Speech Focuses On Population, Pensions

Abe policy speech focuses on population, pensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has laid out his policies on major issues facing the nation, including the shrinking and aging population and the social security system.

Abe delivered his policy speech at the opening of an extraordinary Diet session on Friday. It's the first since he reshuffled his Cabinet last month.

African Conference In Japan Focuses On Healthcare

African conference in Japan focuses on healthcare

Leaders and representatives from over 50 African countries are in Japan for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, known as TICAD. Thursday's discussion focused on one of the biggest hurdles hampering economic and social development... access to healthcare.

One idea that generated attention was providing universal health coverage, which would provide care to people regardless of financial circumstances.

Arson Attack Investigation Focuses On Novel

Arson attack investigation focuses on novel

Thursday marks two weeks since a deadly arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio. A possible connection between the suspect, Shinji Aoba, and the animation firm has emerged. It will likely take more time to establish his motive, as he is being treated in an intensive care unit for severe burns.

When Shinji Aoba was captured by police on July 18, he reportedly yelled something about the studio stealing the plot of his novel.

Labor Ministry Probe Focuses On Possible Cover-up

Labor ministry probe focuses on possible cover-up

A committee investigating the faulty statistics survey of Japan's labor ministry is focused on whether there was systematic involvement in misconduct or cover-ups.

The labor ministry was supposed to cover all large businesses in Tokyo for its monthly statistics report on wages and hours, but was found to have been surveying only a fraction of them.

Jr Shikoku Focuses On First-class Food For Tourist Train

JR Shikoku focuses on first-class food for tourist trainFoodies will be lining up for Shikoku Railway Co.’s new tourist train, due to start operating along the Dosan Line in April 2017, thanks to its use of seasonal and local produce in on-board meals.
JR Shikoku has teamed with restaurants from Kagawa and Tokushima prefectures so that local food ingredients of the season, such as olives and “hamo” (pike eel), will be used in abundance in the meals served on the train.

Kawasaki : With Fifth French Women’s Mx Title, Lancelot Focuses On World Crown!

Kawasaki : With fifth French women’s MX title, Lancelot focuses on World crown!Despite a recently broken rib, top Women’s MX rider Livia Lancelot has taken a fifth French National title, with the Women’s World Championship firmly next in her sights!
The Kawasaki racer managed to achieve pole position at the testing circuit of Louignac, recently despite sitting out much of the practice sessions with pain from an injury, ironically sustained at the French Grand Prix. She then went on to ‘dig deep’ with a determined display, resulting in two race wins.