Oct 01
Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department made English service available at two police boxes in the capital Friday to better deal with an increasing number of foreign visitors ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (Jiji Press)

Oct 01
Police arrested a 15-year-old girl here on Thursday for alleged possession and use of illegal drugs. (Tokyo Reporter)

Sep 30
Regional discrepancies in academic achievement among elementary and junior high school students in Japan have narrowed further, an education ministry report said Thursday. (Jiji Press)

Sep 28
Local government chiefs in Japan asked Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki on Tuesday to reform people’s work styles as a way to shorten the long waiting lists of applicants for nursery facilities across the nation. (Jiji Press)

Sep 27
Eighteen mistranslated parts have been found in the official Japanese translation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership documents, it was learned on Monday. (Japan Times)

Sep 27
Bronze coins that were dug up at the Katsuren Castle Remains in the city of Uruma in Okinawa Prefecture have been identified as those of the Roman Empire, the city’s education board said Monday. (Jiji Press)

Sep 26
Police are hunting for a suspect who flooded a middle school here on Sunday by leaving faucets running in a classroom. (Tokyo Reporter)

Sep 26
The Internal Affairs Ministry says it will study ways to effectively deliver evacuation information to foreigners visiting Japan. (NHK)

Sep 24
Brian May, guitarist of British rock group Queen, is taking a stand against Japan’s dolphin killing, saying the slaughter of animals should end in the same way society has turned against slavery or witch-burning. (Japan Today)

Sep 22
A former high school teacher was arrested here on Tuesday for carrying out sexual acts at his home with a male student who often stayed there overnight. (Tokyo Reporter)