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May 22
Japanese Empress Michiko fed silkworms mulberry leaves at a sericulture facility in the Imperial Palace on Monday in her final act of Imperial sericulture before Emperor Akihito's abdication next April. (Jiji)
May 22
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 71-year-old man over the alleged molestation of four middle school girls in Zama City, reports Nippon News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
May 21
Osaka prefectural police on Sunday appealed to the public for any information that might help them find out what happened to a nine-year-old girl who went missing on May 20, 2003 in the town of Kumatori near Osaka Bay. (Japan Today)
May 20
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested an organized crime member for allegedly referring customers to a business in the Tobita Shinchi pleasure quarter of Nishinari Ward, reports Nikkan Sports (tokyoreporter.com)
May 20
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are hunting for the male perpetrator who slashed a man in Shibuya Ward on Friday night, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
May 22
Demand for vacation apartments is growing in Japan and companies are rolling out ways to make guests feel as welcome as possible. One recent entrant is convenience store chain FamilyMart. (NHK)
May 22
A new law that's set take effect in Japan next month in principle allows anyone to rent out their property as private lodging if they register with local authorities. It's seen as a way to accommodate a growing number of tourists, but so far only a small number of home owners have signed up. (NHK)
May 19
A sake produced by a brewery in the western Japan prefecture of Yamaguchi won the top prize in its category Friday for the second year in a row at an international sake contest held in northeastern Japan. (Kyodo)
May 17
A Suntory Holdings Ltd. subsidiary will suspend selling two leading whisky brands due to a shortage of unblended whisky amid the growing popularity of the spirit at home and abroad. (Kyodo)
May 15
The Tokyo Stock Exchange has approved e-commerce company Mercari's request to make an initial public offering. (NHK)
May 22
Social security costs in Japan are estimated to reach up to 190 trillion yen in fiscal 2040, when the number of people aged 65 or over is projected to peak, the government said Monday. (Jiji)
May 19
Japan's lower house on Friday passed a bill to ratify the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, paving the way for its enactment before the current Diet session ends in June. (Japan Today)
May 19
The Japanese government has notified the World Trade Organization that it is prepared to take countermeasures against US tariffs on steel and aluminum. (NHK)
May 19
The Japanese government cannot set a numerical goal for curbing annual growth in its social security spending from fiscal 2019 to 2021, informed sources said Friday. (Jiji)
May 12
The Japanese government is considering setting a new target to reduce its fiscal deficit to 3 pct of nominal gross domestic product by fiscal 2021, informed sources said Friday. (Jiji)
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May 22
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was aware of a veterinary school plan by Kake Educational Institution in February 2015, nearly two years earlier than he claims, a newly disclosed document showed Monday. (Jiji)
May 21
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged his commitment to ensuring the rule of law at sea. (NHK)
May 17
The Diet, Japan's parliament, enacted Wednesday a bill requesting political parties and organizations to even out the number of male and female candidates in public offices elections as much as possible. (Jiji)
May 16
Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga said Tuesday that he underwent surgery in April to have a cancerous pancreatic tumor removed. (Japan Times)
May 16
New commercial satellite imagery has provided the first definitive evidence that North Korea is dismantling its Punggye-ri nuclear test site ahead of a scheduled ceremony next week to mark the event, U.S. researchers said Monday. (Japan Times)
May 22
Easy access by children to financial settlements by smartphone has left an increasing number of parents in Japan facing unexpected high bills. (Jiji)
May 21
Search of suspect's home revealed 12 whistles, suggesting repeat offenses. (soranews24.com)
May 20
A new weekly series tracing the life and times of Japan's first golfer.

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(thesamuraigolfer.com)
May 20
Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters" has won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. (NHK)
May 19
The Japanese government has presented a plan to add the subject of information to university entrance examinations, in order to test skills such as programming. (Jiji)
May 19
An international organization has halted its screening to name a geological period 126,000 to 770,000 years ago after Japan's Chiba Prefecture due to a data falsification allegation, a Japanese study team said Friday. (Jiji)
May 17
The world’s first cloned cow died of old age Monday, according to the prefectural government of Ishikawa. (Japan Times)
May 16
Despite advances in treatment, the number of newly confirmed cases of HIV in Japan has remained flat for the past decade, a sign that misconceptions about the disease are making progress towards eradication difficult. (Japan Today)
May 15
A volcano in Kyushu has erupted again, shooting gray smoke and ash thousands of meters into the sky. (Japan Today)
May 15
Two probes in a joint Mercury exploration mission between Japan and Europe, named BepiColombo, will be launched from French Guiana in South America aboard an Ariane 5 rocket in October. (the-japan-news.com)
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May 22
NHK has learned that police have received a complaint about a serious foul committed during an American football match between 2 Japanese university teams. (NHK)
May 20
The head coach of Nihon University's American football team, Masato Uchida, has accepted full responsibility for a serious foul committed by one of his players and says he intends to resign. (NHK)
May 19
Japanese teenage shogi chess sensation Sota Fujii has set a new record. The 15-year-old high school freshman has become the youngest player to achieve the rank of 7th-dan. (NHK)
May 17
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a female professional wrestler over the alleged used of stimulant drugs, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
May 16
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games proposed a ¥288,000 ($2,600) cap on entry prices for the games’ opening ceremony at a ticket sales strategy meeting Tuesday. (Japan Times)