Record Number Of Foreigners Lose Resident Status

Record number of foreigners lose resident status

The Japanese government says a record number of foreigners were stripped of their resident status in 2018.

The Immigration Services Agency says it revoked the resident status of 832 people. The figure is more than double that of the previous year.

Japanese Average Life Expectancy At Record High

Japanese average life expectancy at record high

The average life expectancy reached a record high for both male and female Japanese people last year. It was more than five years longer than in 1989, the year the three-decade Japanese era of Heisei started.

Japan's health and welfare ministry says the average lifespan last year was 87.32 years for women and 81.25 years for men. Both marked a year-on-year increase for the seventh consecutive year.

Suspected Arsonist Has Criminal Record

Suspected arsonist has criminal record

Police say the man suspected of causing the fatal fire at an animation studio in Kyoto is Shinji Aoba, a 41-year-old resident of Saitama City, near Tokyo.

Investigative sources say the man used to live in Ibaraki Prefecture. He was indicted in 2012 for a convenience store robbery and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.

Foreign Visitors To Japan Hit Record For June

Foreign visitors to Japan hit record for June

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in June marked a record high for the month. Tourism officials point to more travelers from mainland China mainly due to the easing of visa requirements.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates that 2.88 million foreigners visited Japan last month. That's up 6.5 percent from a year earlier.

Tokyo's Lack Of Sunshine Ties Record

Tokyo's lack of sunshine ties record

Japan's Meteorological Agency says central Tokyo hasn't seen so little sun in more than three decades.

Agency officials say the skies over the Pacific coast in northern and eastern Japan have been mostly rainy or cloudy since late last month.

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.

Alert Over Record Rain In Western Japan

Alert over record rain in western Japan

Japanese weather officials say extremely heavy rain is expected to continue in the southwestern region of Kyushu through Thursday. Parts of the region are facing a high risk of mudslides and flooding as they have had two months' of rain in just a week.

The officials are encouraging 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.

Foreign Visitors To Japan Hit Record For May

Foreign visitors to Japan hit record for May

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in May marked a record high for the month. Tourism officials attribute the increase to more travelers from mainland China due to the easing of visa requirements.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates that more than 2.77 million travelers came to the country last month. That's up 3.7 percent from a year earlier.

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.