Abe Set On Constitutional Reform In Coming Year

Abe set on constitutional reform in coming year

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his resolve to seek constitution amendments in the coming year.

Abe spoke on Saturday at a New Year party organized by his supporters in his electoral home district of the city of Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Officials Set Up Hp For Snow Information

Officials set up HP for snow information

Japan's current severe weather conditions have led the government to provide English-language guidance.

The URL for the Japan National Tourism Organization website is www.japan.travel/en/ . Users should scroll down to the link "Snow forecast in Japan."

Martial Arts/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez Set For Japan Debuts

MARTIAL ARTS/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez set for Japan debuts

LOS ANGELES--Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts at the mixed martial arts promotion's first show in Japan on March 31.

One Championship on Wednesday revealed several bout matchups to The Associated Press for its landmark event in Tokyo.

Plan Set For Imperial Succession Ritual Buildings

Plan set for Imperial succession ritual buildings

A committee at Japan's Imperial Household Agency has decided on a plan to scale down buildings where one of the rituals related to the Imperial succession will be held next year.

The committee on Wednesday discussed buildings for the main ceremony of the Daijosai ritual. It will be held at the Imperial Palace in November following the enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito in May.

Makihara Noriyuki To Set Out On A Nationwide Tour Next Spring

Makihara Noriyuki to set out on a nationwide tour next spring

Makihara Noriyuki will set out on a nationwide tour next spring. 

The tour will held to coincide the release of the singer's new album (currently untitled). It will kick off on March 2 at Kawaguchi Sogo Bunka Center Lilia in Saitama with the finale on July 28 at NHK Hall in Tokyo for a total of 42 shows. 

Lawmakers Set To Debate Foreign Workers Bill

Lawmakers set to debate foreign workers bill

Japan's ruling and opposition lawmakers are set for a fierce debate in the Diet session starting this week over a bill aimed at allowing more foreign workers into the country.

The legislation would herald a major shift from Japan's present policy on foreign workers.

Imaizumi Yui's Graduation Date From Keyakizaka46 Set

Imaizumi Yui's graduation date from Keyakizaka46 set

It's been announced that Imaizumi Yui will graduate from Keyakizaka46 after her solo handshake event on November 4 at Kyoto Pulse Plaza. 

Imaizumi announced her graduation from Keyakizaka46 back in August. On October 3, she released her first solo photo book 'Dare mo Shiranai Watashi,' and in an interview for the book, she commented on her graduation, "When I thought hard about my future, I honestly didn't know what I could do by graduating this year when I turn 20 years old, but made the decision as I wanted to challenge myself to new things.

Japan To Set Standards For Pilot's Alcohol Level

Japan to set standards for pilot's alcohol level

Japan's Transport Ministry will create common standards for levels of alcohol in aircraft flight crew. In several cases, pilots at the country's major airlines were detained or missed a flight due to improper drinking.

A copilot at Japan Airlines was detained before a flight in London's Heathrow Airport last month after a test showed alcohol of more than 10 times the legal limit in breath under the UK's Aviation Law.

Nuclear Reactor Set To Go Back Online

Nuclear reactor set to go back online

A Japanese district court has rejected a residents' request to stop the restart of a nuclear reactor in the country's west.

Residents who filed for an injunction to block the restart of the Number 3 reactor at Ikata nuclear power plant expressed disappointment to Friday's court decision.

Abe Set To Retain Aso, Suga In New Cabinet

Abe set to retain Aso, Suga in new Cabinet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his Cabinet and key posts in the main governing Liberal Democratic Party as early as October 1st. He appears set to retain Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

Aso and Suga have been with the prime minister since the start of his second Cabinet.

Princess Ayako's Wedding Date Set

Princess Ayako's wedding date set

Japan's Princess Ayako and her fiance Kei Moriya will tie the knot on October 29th at a Tokyo shrine.

The princess is the third and youngest daughter of the late Prince Takamado, who was Emperor Akihito's cousin.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Set To Arrive On Switch And Ps4

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Set To Arrive On Switch And PS4

There’s more to look forward to for Final Fantasy fans. It was confirmed last week that Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD will soon be released for the Nintendo Switch. It has now been revealed that this isn’t the only title coming to Nintendo’s console in the future. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is being ported over to the Switch as well as the PlayStation 4.