Japan Monitoring High-tech Exports

Japan monitoring high-tech exports

Japan's government has been closely monitoring exports of its advanced technologies and expertise since April. That's when the Trade and Industry Ministry set up a special section.

The government doesn't want the country's expertise in fields such as artificial intelligence and biotechnology used in military applications after it's been exported.

Grape Auction In Central Japan Fetches Record High

Grape auction in central Japan fetches record high

A high-end grape bunch has fetched a record price of 1.2 million yen, or about 11,000 dollars, in the first auction of the season in Ishikawa Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast.

The auction of the "Ruby Roman" variety grapes was held in Kanazawa City on Tuesday.

High Risk Of Mudslides And Flooding In Kyushu

High risk of mudslides and flooding in Kyushu

Weather officials say extremely heavy rain is likely to continue in southwestern Japan's Kyushu region, especially Kagoshima Prefecture, through Thursday. Some parts of the region are already facing a high risk of mudslides and flooding.

The officials may issue emergency warnings if downpours continue for several hours in the same areas. They are warning people in the region to evacuate without waiting for advisories to ensure their safety.

Tax Revenue Hits Record High Of \60.4 Tril.

Tax revenue hits record high of \60.4 tril.

Japan's tax revenue for the fiscal year that ended in March hit an all-time high of over 560 billion dollars.

The figure exceeded an earlier official estimate. Sources close to government say revenue broke the previous record posted in fiscal 1990 during the economic bubble.

High-spec Mitsubishi L200 Challenger Arrives With ÂŁ27,705 Tag

High-Spec Mitsubishi L200 Challenger Arrives With £27,705 Tag

The ‘Challenger’ is a new high-spec version of the Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 pick-up truck, and is available to order now starting from £27,705 ($35,120) for the manual version, and £29,105 ($36,894) for the automatic. It is based on the L200 Warrior and you can get it in one of three colors (white, grey and black).

Record-high Temperatures In Hokkaido

Record-high temperatures in Hokkaido

Sweltering heat hit Japan on Sunday. The temperature shot up to over 38 degrees Celsius in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. That's a national record high for May.

The Meteorological Agency says the temperatures soared due to hot air and strong sunshine.

Record-high Temperatures Hit Hokkaido

Record-high temperatures hit Hokkaido

Sweltering heat hit Japan on Sunday. The temperature shot up to over 37 degrees Celsius in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

The Meteorological Agency says the temperatures were already high in the morning due to hot air and strong sunshine.

Security High In Tokyo For Trump's Visit

Security high in Tokyo for Trump's visit

Tokyo police are beefing up security ahead of the state visit of US President Donald Trump. They are deploying a record number of officers for any visiting US president.

Trump is due to arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Saturday evening. He will stay for four days.

High School Boy Purchased Uranium Via Internet

High school boy purchased Uranium via internet

Japanese police say a 16-year-old high school boy in Tokyo illegally bought a small amount of uranium on an auction site. They are investigating him on suspicion of also refining uranium and selling it through the internet.

In 2017, police in Japan learned that powder and solid materials labeled as "uranium" were on sale on an online auction site and some of the listings had already sold.

Japan's Prince Hisahito Enters Junior High School

Japan's Prince Hisahito enters junior high school

Japan's Prince Hisahito, the only grandson of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, has entered junior high school.

The 12-year-old prince attended an entrance ceremony at Ochanomizu University Junior High School in Tokyo on Monday. The academic year begins in April in Japan.

Domestic Violence Cases At Record High In 2018

Domestic violence cases at record high in 2018

The number of cases of domestic violence in Japan reached a record high of more than 50,000 last year.

The National Police Agency says officers issued warnings in 51,172 cases of domestic violence last year. The figure is up about 7,000 from the previous year, and is the largest annual total since the prevention law took effect in 2001.

Anti-stalking Orders Hit Record High In 2018

Anti-stalking orders hit record high in 2018

Japan's public safety authorities issued over 1,000 orders against acts of stalking last year, a record high.

The National Police Agency says there were 21,556 consultations and reports of stalking in 2018. That is 1,523 fewer than in 2017, but above the 20,000 mark for the sixth straight year.

Child Abuse Cases Hit Record High In Japan

Child abuse cases hit record high in Japan

Cases of child abuse and the number of abused children both hit record highs in Japan last year.

The National Police Agency says there were 1,380 cases of child abuse nationwide last year involving arrests or questioning. The number of victims under 18 totaled 1,394.