Ldp: Leadership Election To Take Place On Sept. 20

LDP: Leadership election to take place on Sept. 20

Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party has decided that voting for its leadership election will take place on September 20th.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's term as party president is set to expire at the end of September.

Okinawa Vice Governors Take Over Role Of Onaga

Okinawa vice governors take over role of Onaga

The health of Okinawa Prefectural Governor Takeshi Onaga has deteriorated, and the vice governors have taken over his duties. Onaga underwent cancer surgery months ago.

Vice Governor Kiichiro Jahana said at a news conference on Wednesday that Onaga has been in a "state of clouded consciousness" since Tuesday.

Officials Take Steps To Protect Kids From Heat

Officials take steps to protect kids from heat

Officials at a swimming event for children in central Japan have taken steps to protect the young participants from heatstroke.

About 450 elementary school children took part in the event on Wednesday in the city of Isesaki, in Gunma Prefecture.

Take A Look At Tosaka Hiroomi's Pv For 'full Moon'

Take a look at Tosaka Hiroomi's PV for 'FULL MOON'

Tosaka Hiroomi (Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE) has revealed the PV for his song "FULL MOON."

"FULL MOON" is the title track to Tosaka's new album due out on August 8. In the PV, he portrays the worldview of the song by performing at places that resemble historic ruins.

Japan To Take The Lead In Tackling Ocean Pollution

Japan to take the lead in tackling ocean pollution

Japan's top government spokesperson says the country will take the initiative in the global efforts to address ocean pollution caused by plastic and other waste.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Monday about the outcome of a meeting of the environment ministers of Japan, China and South Korea.

Koizumi Kyoko To Take A Break From Acting

Koizumi Kyoko to take a break from acting

On June 15, actress Koizumi Kyoko announced that she would temporarily take a break from acting to focus on her work as a producer. 

In an entry titled "An announcement from Koizumi Kyoko," the actress restated, "As of February 1, 2018, I have gone independent from Buring Production." She continued to explain, "The work I accepted before going independent are in the hands of Mitsuya Agency. I will be taking a break from my other work [acting, etc.] for the time being."

Pacific Island Nations Urge N.korea To Take Action

Pacific island nations urge N.Korea to take action

Pacific island leaders have referred to North Korean issues for the first time in a joint declaration issued at the end of a meeting in Japan.

Leaders from Japan as well as 18 Pacific island nations and territories ended a 2-day summit in the city of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday.