Japanese companies that operate in China to supply parts and materials to exporters there are affected more by US-China trade friction than other Japanese firms working in the country, according to the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism plans to conduct an experiment to scan passengers' bodies at a Tokyo subway station next month as part of efforts to strengthen security following a fatal attack on a bullet train last year.
A group of protesters calling for the Japanese government to do more to regain control of an islet disputed with South Korea clashed with police on Friday (February 22), as others joined a memorial ceremony held to reassert their territorial claims.
An age-old practice fairly common in many Western countries is now gaining a foothold in Japan, with more and more people insisting on drawing up prenuptial agreements to ensure they are protected should their marriage end badly.
Nearly half of cities and towns across Japan are concerned about how to provide appropriate treatment to foreign workers as they prepare for an influx after this spring with the government's new policy on addressing a chronic labor shortage, a survey conducted by Kyodo News showed on Sunday.
Factories in Japan took another hit in December with the second-straight month of shrinking output, underlining a warning by the central bank about growing risks to the economy from slowing global growth and a Sino-US trade war.