Japan's National Debt Renews Record High

Japan's national debt renews record high

Japan's national debt has hit a new high for a fourth straight year.

The Finance Ministry says government debt stood at 1,114.54 trillion yen, or about 10.45 trillion dollars, at the end of March. That's an increase of about 104.85 billion dollars from a year earlier.

Cabinet Approves Record Economic Aid Package

Cabinet approves record economic aid package

Japan's Cabinet has approved emergency economic measures of record proportions to deal with the impact of the coronavirus. The package is worth about 108 trillion yen, or one trillion dollars. The government plans to issue additional bonds to help fund the spending.

Also included is a plan to secure enough of the flu drug Avigan by the end of next March to potentially treat up to two million people infected with the new coronavirus.

Record 97 New Cases Confirmed In Tokyo

Record 97 new cases confirmed in Tokyo

Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials say 97 more people have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus in the capital. The figure reported on Thursday is a record high for daily cases in Tokyo.

The news came after the previous one-day record of 78 was reported on Tuesday.

Japan Sees Record Daily New Coronavirus Cases

Japan sees record daily new coronavirus cases

Health authorities in Japan reported 63 new cases of coronavirus infection on Saturday -- the highest daily increase excluding those linked to the cruise ship Diamond Princess.

The officials say the number of cases confirmed in the country reached 773 on Saturday.

Japan Sees Record Daily New Covid-19 Cases

Japan sees record daily new COVID-19 cases

Health authorities in Japan confirmed 62 new cases of coronavirus infection on Saturday -- the highest daily increase excluding those linked to the cruise ship Diamond Princess.

The officials say the number of cases confirmed in the country reached 772 as of 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Japan Hit By Record Number Of Cyberattacks In 2019

Japan hit by record number of cyberattacks in 2019

Japan's National Police Agency says it detected a record number of suspected cyberattacks in the country last year.

The agency's Cyber Force Center observed an average of 4,192 cases of suspicious communications per day. That's an increase of about 50 percent from the previous year's daily average of 2,752.

Record Tokyo Residents Return Driving Licenses

Record Tokyo residents return driving licenses

A record number of elderly people in Tokyo have returned their driving licenses this year following a series of traffic accidents involving senior drivers.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department says 60,119 people had handed in their licenses by November. The number topped the previous record set in 2017 by around 14,000 people.

Govt. Plans Record Defense Budget For Fy2020

Govt. plans record defense budget for FY2020

Japan is set to increase its defense budget for the eighth consecutive year to a record 5.3 trillion yen, or about 48.6 billion dollars.

The Cabinet on Friday approved the government's budget plan for the fiscal year that begins next April.

Japan's Anime Market Hits Record High

Japan's anime market hits record high

Japan's anime market hit a record high in 2018 for the 6th consecutive year. Overseas markets accounted for nearly half of the total.

The Association of Japanese Animations determines the annual market size by surveying sales figures for about 150 animation-related companies in Japan.

Japan's Pacific Saury Catch Could Hit Record Low

Japan's pacific saury catch could hit record low

Japan's catch of Pacific saury, a popular fish in the autumn months, is on track to hit a record low this season.

The Japan Fisheries Information Service Center says the nationwide haul up until the end of October was 19,790 tons.

Typhoon Hagibis Dumps Record Amount Of Rain

Typhoon Hagibis dumps record amount of rain

Typhoon Hagibis has dumped a record amount of rain and caused widespread flooding in many parts of central and eastern Japan.

The Meteorological Agency retains its highest heavy rain emergency warning for three prefectures. It's calling on people to be proactive in order to save lives.

Record Downpour Hits Tsushima Island

Record downpour hits Tsushima Island

Weather officials say the heaviest rainfall in half a century has hit Tsushima City, Nagasaki Prefecture, as severe tropical storm Tapah moves through the region.

Hourly rainfall of 80 millimeters was recorded on Sunday evening in the city, which is an island on the Sea of Japan.