Many people are visiting one of a group of burial mounds in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, that has been added to the list of World Cultural Heritage sites.
The Mozu-Furuichi Tumulus Clusters, which span the cities of Sakai, Habikino and Fujiidera, consist of 49 mounds built in the late fourth and fifth centuries.
Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has apologized for yet another mistake made in a survey to choose a possible deployment site for a US-made missile defense system.
His ministry selected a Self-Defense Force training area in Akita City, northeastern Japan, as one of the two candidate sites to deploy the land-based Aegis Ashore system in the country.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government appears to be considering redeveloping the former site of the Tsukiji food market as a venue for international conferences and expos.
The market was closed last October, and its functions transferred to a new market in the Toyosu district, also in Tokyo. It is now being dismantled. The roughly 23-hectare-wide space is scheduled to serve as a transport hub during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
There are gamers out there who flat out refuse to pay for games, instead choosing to find various means and methods to get a game for free, even if it results in piracy. Unsurprisingly this has allowed a piracy market to thrive, although it seems that the internet is now free of at least one ROM website.
In a report from TorrentFreak, it seems that a couple who owned the LoveROMS.com website have reached a settlement agreement with Nintendo, in which they will have to pay $12 million to the company, while admitting to both direct and indirect copyright infringement. Now the amount of $12 million is no small figure to sneeze at, but it seems that the couple had decided that they did not want a long and drawn out court battle that could have potentially resulted in damages greater than $12 million.
The governor of Tokyo has declared that the new site for the city's main food market is safe. The declaration by Yuriko Koike paves the way for the planned opening of the Toyosu market in October.
Koike told a meeting of senior Tokyo metropolitan officials on Tuesday that the new site for relocating the Tsukiji wholesale market now fulfills conditions for opening a safe market.
A fire at a construction site in a Tokyo suburb has left 5 men dead. About 40 people were injured, half of them seriously.
The fire broke out on Thursday afternoon in a 3-story building being built in Tama City. The building also has 3 basement floors. More than 300 people were working there at the time.