Japan in the News Feb 17 - 23

Feb. 23, 2017

The latest developments in the Japanese news

Robot survey of severely damaged Fukushima reactor ends in failure

Gunma Prefecture wants more Vietnamese trainees

Tokyo to make Olympic medals from used phones

Japan, US finance chiefs talk for 1st time

Direct Japan-Mexico flights begin

Japan-US economic dialogue will start in April -- Taro Aso

Japanese troops hold 1st overseas drill to extract nationals

Japan logs 1st trade deficit in 5 months in Jan., at 1.09 tril. yen

Confirming J-ALERT system in case of missile test

Japanese school to use anti-bullying app

Foreigners learn about Japanese culture

IHI to unload Westinghouse stake

Major Japanese banks expand in Silicon Valley

Method developed to detect stress levels in dogs

Japan tourism office opens in Moscow

First foreign female professional shogi player grateful for support

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street long weekend

Warehouse fire delays deliveries

Tokyo Met. Assembly to set up panel on Toyosu

Marathon race to pray for rebuilding Kumamoto

Household spending dropped again in 2016

Japan's dairy import prices soar amid output cuts

Merkel suggests euro too low for Germany

Job switching hits 7-year high in Japan

Japan logs 1st trade deficit in 5 months in Jan., at 1.09 tril. yen

Negative rates put corporate Japan in a spending mood

28 hospitals selected as foreigner-friendly

Haneda Terminal 2 to go international ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan flash manufacturing PMI expands to 53.5 in February

Japan eyes unemployment insurance for multiple-job holders

Nippon Yusen to ferry farm-fresh goods to Europe by sea

Japanese trade surplus with US down 26% for January

Japan carving out wider pathway for foreign service workers

Eurozone economy seen running at near 6-year high

Govt to reward good treatment of foreign trainees

Japan promotes 'Premium Friday'

EU source: Free trade talks with Japan may see more delay

Japan opening doors for foreign farming specialists

Japan gov't ordered to pay record damages in U.S. base noise suit

Ghosn to step down as Nissan CEO to focus on leading wider group

Gender wage gap at all-time low in 2016: Labor ministry survey