Japan in the News: May 5-11

May 11, 2017

The latest developments in the Japanese news

IMF warns Asia to act early on rapidly ageing population

Japan, World Bank team on funding for developing nations

Bitcoin getting interest-paying accounts in Japan

Govt to rate devices on cyber-attacks

Japan proposes yen funds to ASEAN members

Negotiators fail to present concrete path to U.S.-less TPP

Central Tokyo population expected to keep growing

Tokyo creates new logo, slogan to promote city overseas as prime tourist destination

Study finds large regional disparities in Japanese marriage rates

Strong quake hits southern Japan; no tsunami risk

Japan closely watching S. Korea election amid N. Korea threat

PM2.5 air pollutant to exceed national limit in southwestern Japan

Tokyo Rainbow Pride's largest parade fills Shibuya with color for LGBT issues

Japan researchers confirm deep-sea electric current, possible origin of life on Earth

Princess Mako to visit Bhutan in June

Kumamoto 'baby hatch' accepted 125 babies over 9 yrs since launch

Toshiba considering releasing unaudited full-year earnings

Keidanren chairman reveals plans to make constitutional reform recommendations

Abe hopes for active debate on Constitution

Forest fires in Iwate

Low-level sandstorm observed sweeping across wide areas of Japan

Japan, China eye deeper financial cooperation, joint study

Nikkei hits 17-month high at outset on Macron French presidency win

Earlier summer weather heats up expanding ice cream market

Double-decker bullet trains to be decommissioned

Rice planting to revive legendary sake

Japan sites recommended for World Heritage status

Ratio of unmarried people rises in Japan