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Japan to step up research on high-output military laser

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 02:05
The Defense Ministry will crank into high gear its research to develop a high-output military laser that can intercept mortar rounds and enemy drones flying ...

Eyeing China, U.S. to hold missile drill in Okinawa: report

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 01:53
The U.S. military will conduct this year its first ever missile drill around Okinawa, according to a report Thursday, as Washington seeks to counter an ...

Japanese kamikiri performer’s elaborate pieces draw interest from readers of Nagoya newspaper

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 23:20
Hayashiya Niraku is a 51-year-old practitioner of kamikiri, a Japanese performance art that involves cutting silhouette images out of a plain piece of paper based ...

Crewman missing, 16 rescued after Hawaii-bound ship from Japan catches fire in Pacific

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 16:58
One crewmember who abandoned a vessel that caught fire in the Pacific Ocean while carrying cars from Japan to Hawaii remains missing after 16 were ...

South Korea demands apology from Japan for flight over navy warship

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 06:12
The South Korean Defense Ministry on Wednesday demanded that Japan apologize for a “menacing” low-altitude flight by a Japanese patrol plane during a rescue operation ...

Emperor Akihito greets well-wishers in final New Year’s address

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 02:46
Emperor Akihito spoke of his hopes for world peace Wednesday in the final New Year’s address of his reign, with a record 154,800 well-wishers visiting ...

Japan already in for politically hectic 2019, but may see ‘double election’

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 01:49
Take a quick look at Japan’s political calendar for 2019. It’s shaping up to be one heck of a year.There will be nationwide local elections ...