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Public exhibition of Imperial Throne considered following 2019 Enthronement Ceremony

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 18:53
The government is considering holding a public exhibition of the Imperial Throne after it is used in Crown Prince Naruhito’s Enthronement Ceremony in October 2019.The ...

GSDF to conduct first joint drills with Indian Army in late October

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 17:52
The Ground Self-Defense Force will conduct joint antiterrorism drills with the Indian Army, starting later this month, Japan’s Defense Ministry’s Ground Staff Office has said.The ...

Japanese, Chinese defense chiefs meet for first time in three years, agree to start full-fledged exchanges

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 17:44
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, have agreed to start full-fledged exchange programs to foster closer relations between their countries’ defense ...

Man found guilty of murdering Japanese woman in Canada

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 17:31
A man prosecuted last year in connection with the death of a Japanese woman in Vancouver was found guilty of murder on Friday, a Canadian ...

Empress Michiko turns 84, wishes for peaceful era after succession

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 17:23
Empress Michiko, on the occasion of her 84th birthday Saturday, wished that Japan will have a new peaceful era following the imperial succession next year.“I ...

60% of Japanese consider smartphone plans expensive, survey finds

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:59
About 60 percent of smartphone users in Japan think service fees are expensive, a survey by the Nomura Research Institute showed Friday.Some 30 percent of ...

Japan stays quiet on suspected killing of Saudi journalist in effort to maintain ties

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:08
The Japanese government has maintained a low-profile approach regarding the suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Turkey, as all ...

China and Japan set to agree on panda lease during Abe’s visit

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 05:45
China and Japan are expected to reach a broad agreement on panda leasing during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s planned visit to Beijing next week, bilateral ...

Europe and Japan prepare spacecraft for seven-year journey to Mercury

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 05:35
Final preparations were under way Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, ...

Japan fails to mention nuclear arms ban pact for second year in draft U.N. resolution

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:40
Japan has again omitted any reference to a landmark nuclear arms ban treaty, adopted last year, in its draft annual U.N. resolution calling for the ...

Four Japan firms used foreign trainees to clean up at Fukushima plant after nuclear meltdowns: final report

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:02
The government concluded Friday that four companies had used foreign trainees to perform work cleaning up radioactive contamination after the March 2011 tsunami triggered meltdowns ...

On sidelines of ASEAN meet, Japan looks to involve South Korea in strict enforcement of North Korea sanctions at sea

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 01:58
The defense ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Friday they would work together to ensure U.N. sanctions against North Korea are ...

Boy, 15, arrested after stabbing elderly grandparents

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 01:47
Police said Friday they have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the stabbing of his grandparents in the city of Wako, Saitama Prefecture.The third-year ...

Number of fatal accidents linked to seasonal mushroom picking on the rise, police say

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:09
Japan is seeing an increase in the number of deaths related to mushroom picking, after extreme summer heat and heavy rain produced a rich crop ...

Upcoming referendum on food imports strains Taiwan’s ties with Japan

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:42
Taiwan’s Central Election Commission formally announced this week that a record nine referendums will be held in conjunction with next month’s nationwide local elections, one ...

LDP Toyama chapter led by minister gets donation from bid-rigging firm, will return funds

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 18:49
A ruling Liberal Democratic Party chapter headed by Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi, state minister in charge of Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs, received political donations from a ...

Japanese sanctions are undermining confidence, Putin says

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 18:20
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Japanese sanctions on Russia are undermining confidence between the two countries.Speaking at a forum in the southern Russian ...

Japan, North Korea intelligence officials held secret meeting in October in Mongolia

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:47
A top Japanese intelligence official close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a secret meeting with North Korean counterparts in early October in Mongolia, sources ...

Work to replace KYB shock absorbers likely to continue beyond 2020 Games

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:59
Replacement of the shock absorbers at the Olympics Aquatics Center and Ariake Arena is not expected to be completed before September 2020.

MSDF ships on Indo-Pacific mission stop in Singapore

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:18
Two Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are in Singapore — where a major meeting of defense ministers is underway — as the last stop of a ...