The launch of several unidentified missiles from North Korea has been detected by the Japanese coast guard and the South Korean military, mere hours after Pyongyang said it would resume denuclearization talks with the US. At least two projectiles were launched from Wonsan in the Kangwon province, eastward into the[…]
Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa made landfall, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and trains as authorities advised more than half a million people to evacuate. Authorities warned the total rainfall in some areas could surpass 1,000 mm (39 inches) in[…]
Many victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in the western Japanese city of Kyoto were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the company president said on Saturday, as the death told climbed to 34. Thursday’s attack on Kyoto Animation, famous in Japan and overseas[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has described his working visit to Japan for the G20 Summit as a success and congratulated Japan on hosting a well-organised summit, the presidency said on Sunday. Ramaphosa on Sunday concluded the two-day working visit to Osaka in Japan, where he led the South African delegation to[…]
The Japanese company that owns the ‘Kokuka Courageous’ tanker has said its crew spotted “flying objects” before the attack in the Gulf of Oman, contradicting US claims that the vessel was damaged by a naval mine. Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo, told reporters on Friday that sailors on board[…]
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country will join the United States in taking concrete action against North Korea after its latest ballistic missile test. On Monday, North Korea test-fired a Scud missile into Japanese waters, the third test in as many weeks and the 12th this year –[…]
A South Korean political vacuum and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s concerns about his conservative political base have rekindled a feud over wartime history, just as tension over North Korea makes cooperation between the U.S. allies as vital as ever. The row over “comfort women”, as those forced to work[…]
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described Donald Trump as a “trustworthy leader” after meeting the U.S. president-elect on Thursday to get clarity on statements Trump had made while campaigning that had caused concern about the alliance. Abe, speaking after the hastily arranged 90-minute meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan, reporters:[…]
A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention center, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release. Elizabeth Aruoriwo Obueza was detained two weeks ago after authorities turned down[…]
Japan will lease additional land next year to expand a military base in Djibouti, eastern Africa, as a counterweight to what it sees as growing Chinese influence in the region, three Japanese government sources said. China is seeking closer ties with African nations that could help it gain access to[…]
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