Princess Mako Meets Japanese-bolivians

Princess Mako meets Japanese-Bolivians

Japan's Princess Mako has attended a ceremony in Bolivia to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants in the country.

The ceremony was held on Wednesday in Bolivia's largest city, Santa Cruz.

Japanese Policeman Stabs Fellow Officer By Mistake

Japanese policeman stabs fellow officer by mistake

A Japanese policeman stabbed another officer by mistake during training when he used a real knife instead of a replica.

Police in Okayama Prefecture, western Japan said the incident occurred at a police academy last December while rookie officers were undergoing training in how to subdue a knife-wielding criminal.

Japanese 'ekiben' Boxed Meals Debut In Paris

Japanese 'ekiben' boxed meals debut in Paris

The boxed meals that are sold at train stations in Japan are now available at a new store in Paris.

Hanazen, a maker of "ekiben" boxed meals in Akita Prefecture, northern Japan, opened the outlet in central Paris last Friday. The menu features a chicken-rice dish that is a best-seller at JR Odate Station in Akita. Customers can also buy miso soup for their meals.

Japanese Workers Down On Economy

Japanese workers down on economy

A Japanese government survey says business sentiment among workers fell in June for the second month in a row.

The Economy Watchers Survey was released on Monday. It questioned some 2,000 workers on the state of the economy.

Japanese Footballer Kubo To Join Real Madrid

Japanese footballer Kubo to join Real Madrid

Japanese soccer player Takefusa Kubo has departed from Narita airport near Tokyo for Madrid, Spain, to join Real Madrid.

The 18-year-old Kubo, who became the second-youngest player to make a debut with Japan's national team, signed a contract with the Spanish soccer giant last month.

Japanese Abroad Begin Voting In Upper House Race

Japanese abroad begin voting in Upper House race

Japanese nationals living abroad began voting in the Upper House election as campaigning kicked off in Japan on Thursday.

Ballot stations have been set up at 226 locations in embassies and consulates. The embassies in Sudan and Venezuela are not participating due to security concerns.

Russian Bombers Enter Japanese Airspace

Russian bombers enter Japanese airspace

Japan's Defense Ministry says Russian military aircraft breached Japanese airspace over the Pacific Ocean twice on Thursday.

It was the first intrusion by Russian military planes, or suspected to come from Russia, since 2015.

Drone Deliveries To Start To Japanese Islet

Drone deliveries to start to Japanese islet

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and supermarket chain Seiyu are starting a drone delivery service for summer visitors to an island off Yokosuka, near Tokyo.

The two companies on Monday held a ceremony to launch the service which begins operating next month on Sarushima.

Real Madrid Signs 'japanese Messi' Kubo

Real Madrid signs 'Japanese Messi' Kubo

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid has announced that it has officially signed Japanese teenage sensation Takefusa Kubo.

He'll play for its Castilla reserve team next season in the third division of the country's league.

Unicef: Japanese Dads Spurn Childcare Leave

UNICEF: Japanese dads spurn childcare leave

UNICEF says Japan offers generous childcare leave for fathers, but very few use it. The UN body says the country's labor shortage and workplace culture is to blame.

The United Nations Children's Fund released a report on Thursday on "family-friendly policies" in 41 industrialized countries.

Japanese Girl Starts 'mushroom Cloud' Logo Debate

Japanese girl starts 'mushroom cloud' logo debate

A Japanese exchange student in the US state of Washington has sparked an online debate about a high school's use of a mushroom cloud logo.

Nonoka Koga is from the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka. She studied at Richland High School in the city of Richland.

Cocaine Found In Dead Japanese Man On Plane

Cocaine found in dead Japanese man on plane

Mexican authorities say large quantities of cocaine have been found in the body of a Japanese man who died on a plane in Mexico.

Judicial authorities in the northern state of Sonora said in a statement on Sunday that 246 packets of the drug were found in the man's stomach and intestines.

Abe, Trump To Go Aboard Japanese Destroyer

Abe, Trump to go aboard Japanese destroyer

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump will board a Japanese destroyer on Tuesday, the final day of the US president's visit to Japan.

Abe and Trump will visit a base in Yokosuka, near Tokyo, and board the Kaga, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force's largest destroyer.