Care Home Victims Remembered 4 Years On

Care home victims remembered 4 years on

Mourners have offered prayers for the victims of the stabbing rampage four years ago at a care facility for people with intellectual disabilities near Tokyo.

On July 26, 2016, 19 residents between the ages of 19 and 70 were killed and 26 others were injured at the home in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Survey: Wives Stressed If Husbands Work From Home

Survey: Wives stressed if husbands work from home

An online survey has revealed that one in four full-time homemakers in Japan don't want their husbands to continue to work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Meiji Yasuda Research Institute surveyed 1,100 men and women with one or more children aged six or younger in June.

People In Tokyo Urged To Stay Home

People in Tokyo urged to stay home

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is urging people to stay home over the holiday weekend starting on Thursday. The call comes the same day the nation hits an all-time high for daily cases.

Tokyo officials met with experts on Wednesday and decided to maintain the highest level of alert. Over the past week, an average of more than 230 new cases have been reported each day. Untraceable cases are on the rise.

People In Tokyo Urged To Stay Home Over Weekend

People in Tokyo urged to stay home over weekend

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is urging people to stay home over the holiday weekend starting on Thursday.

The capital remains on the highest level of alert for the coronavirus, as newly confirmed cases bring its total virus count above 10,000.

Tokyo Governor: Stay Home Over Long Weekend

Tokyo Governor: Stay home over long weekend

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has called on people to refrain from going out over the four consecutive holiday weekend from Thursday amid a surge in coronavirus infections in the capital.

Koike said at an extraordinary news conference on Wednesday that infections are spreading in wider areas and across generations.

Suga Pledges Efforts To Bring Abductees Home

Suga pledges efforts to bring abductees home

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide has pledged efforts to bring home nationals abducted by North Korea in response to the desperate wishes of their families.

Suga and a group of prefectural governors seeking to rescue the abductees met at the prime minister's office on Tuesday.

Apparent Gun Suicide By Teenage Boy At Home

Apparent gun suicide by teenage boy at home

A 15-year-old high school student died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in suburban Tokyo on Monday.

Police say he was found bleeding from the head in his house in Hachioji. He was taken to hospital but was confirmed dead.

Teenage Boy Apparently Shot Himself At Home

Teenage boy apparently shot himself at home

A 15-year-old high school student apparently shot himself at his home in suburban Tokyo.

Police say he was found bleeding from the head Monday morning, on the second floor of his home in Hachioji City. He was taken to a hospital but was confirmed dead.

About 2,000 Virus Carriers Stay Home In Japan

About 2,000 virus carriers stay home in Japan

Japan's health ministry says about 2,000 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus have been isolating at home.

A ministry survey shows that of the 8,711 people who had tested positive by April 28, 1,984 were recuperating at home.

Learn How To Draw Totoro At Home!

Learn how to draw Totoro at home!

Studio Ghibli producer Suzuki Toshio has released a video message for children who are  staying at home due to school closures.

Schools in Japan as well as all over the world have been closed in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. To cheer up those children staying at home, the Nagoya Board of Education launched a special website. 

Staying Home May Worsen Drinking Problems

Staying home may worsen drinking problems

An emergency seminar has been held online to help cope with alcohol addiction, as people are urged to stay home in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The Japan-based group called "Oneness Group" is working to help people recover from alcohol addiction.

Some Cruise Ship Crew Can Go Home From Nagasaki

Some cruise ship crew can go home from Nagasaki

Officials in Nagasaki Prefecture dealing with a coronavirus outbreak on a cruise ship docked there are working to send crew members who tested negative back to their home countries.

The Italian-registered Costa Atlantica is at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard for repairs. Of the 623 crew members, 148 were confirmed to have the virus as of Saturday.

Varying Compliance With Japan Plea To Stay Home

Varying compliance with Japan plea to stay home

Mobile phone data in Japan suggests people in major cities are largely complying with the government's request that they stay home.

Telecoms company NTT Docomo has released anonymous tracking data. It shows that under the nationwide state of emergency, average outings in major cities on Saturday declined compared with the period between mid-January and mid-February.