Mar 11
Tokyo on Saturday marked the 73rd anniversary of U.S. air raids during World War II that killed over 80,000, with some 600 people including families of the victims commemorating those lost in the bombing. (Japan Today)

Mar 11
Japan’s Ministry of Finance is expected to admit that it has secretly rewritten documents related to a controversial discount sale of state land to private school operator Moritomo Gakuen, government sources said Saturday. (Jiji)

Mar 10
The Japanese government on Friday approved the resignation of Nobuhisa Sagawa as Commissioner of the National Tax Agency after more than a year of controversy over the sale of a plot of state-owned land. Sagawa was in charge of state property at the Finance Ministry until last July. (NHK)

Mar 09
The Finance Ministry on Thursday released to the Diet two internal documents related to a controversial 2016 land sale to Osaka-based school operator Moritomo Gakuen, but refused to confirm if it has other versions of the records — further enraging opposition parties. (Japan Times)

Mar 07
Japan’s navy on Tuesday appointed the first woman to command a warship squadron, including the flagship Izumo helicopter carrier, as it tries to lure more females to make up for a dearth of male recruits in graying Japan. (Japan Today)

Mar 05
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to make a strong push for a bid to host the 2025 World Expo in the western city of Osaka when he meets with a delegation from the Bureau International des Expositions. (Jiji)

Mar 03
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Friday his ministry is studying whether F-35B fighter jets can be deployed on Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carriers, a move likely to be viewed as yet another signal Japan is retreating from its strictly defense-oriented military posture. (Japan Times)

Mar 02
Japan’s upcoming work style reform bills will include a measure to exclude highly paid skilled professionals from working hour regulations as planned, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. (Jiji)

Feb 27
Japan’s labor ministry says additional irregularities have been found in the employee work-hour data used for Diet debate on working system reform. (NHK)

Feb 24
Japanese police have arrested 2 men in connection with a shooting at the headquarters of a pro-North Korea organization in central Tokyo. (NHK)