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In World
September 28, 2017 4:33 am gmt |
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament’s lower house on Thursday (September 28) for a snap election, seeking a mandate to stick to his tough stance towards a volatile North Korea and rebalance the social security system. Abe, whose ratings have risen to around 50 percent from a...
In India
September 14, 2017 3:57 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday (September 13) visited the Sabarmati Ashram – hermitage of India’s iconic freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi in western Ahmedabad city- shortly after the prime minister arrived from Tokyo with his wife fo...
In Football
September 5, 2017 7:01 am gmt |
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Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt, who retired from the sport, last month visited western Japan on Tuesday (September 5). He took part in a charity event organised to promote and protect traditional culture in Kyoto. Bolt couldn’t run with the five Japanese children in the 15-meter race due to ...
In America
September 3, 2017 9:08 am gmt |
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Japan confirmed North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Sunday (September 3) and immediately raised the prospect of further sanctions against the isolated North. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said curbs on its oil trade would be on the table. North Korea was seen to detonate it...
In jappan
September 2, 2017 10:05 am gmt |
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The Japanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii who arrived in Sri Lanka to participate in Indian Ocean Conference – 2017, called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (1st Sep.). The President lauded the Japan’s contribution towards the development of Sri Lanka, as a true friend witho...
In Britain
September 1, 2017 11:42 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May met with Japanese emperor Akihito at the imperial palace on Friday (September 1) on the last day of her three-day visit to Japan. Akihito is expected to abdicate at the end of 2018 after he said last August he feared age would make it hard to fulfill his duties. May...
In Asia
August 29, 2017 5:11 am gmt |
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North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an “unprecedented” threat to his country. The missile, launched early on Tuesday Korean time, flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the sea. The UN Security Council is expected...
In jappan
August 26, 2017 9:13 am gmt |
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Japan says North Korea’s short-range missiles launches off its east coast early on Saturday (August 26) posed no threat to Japan’s national security, though they continued to be on high alert. North Korea’s missile launches took place as South Korea and the U.S. conducted annual joi...
In jappan
August 19, 2017 9:12 am gmt |
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Nearly 150 residents took part in an evacuation drill in a coastal town of western Japan on Saturday (August 19) in preparation for a possible missile launch by North Korea towards Guam that might fly over parts of the country. The latest civilian anti-missile drill took place in Kotoura Town, Tottor...
In America
August 18, 2017 9:15 am gmt |
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U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford met Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday (August 18), as the two countries aim to reaffirm their alliance amid regional tensions over North Korea. Fears about North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs have grown i...
In China
August 16, 2017 9:42 am gmt |
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China overtook Japan to become the world’s largest holder of U.S. Treasury securities in June, the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Tuesday. China’s holdings of U.S. treasuries increased by 44.3 billion U.S. dollars in June, the fifth consecutive monthly rise, with ...
In jappan
August 10, 2017 10:59 am gmt |
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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Thursday (August 10) Japan will be fully prepared to intercept North Korea’s missile with its defence systems which includes the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3). North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump th...
In World
August 7, 2017 6:32 am gmt |
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On the streets of South Korea and Japan’s capitals on Monday (August 7), most residents expressed doubt that new United Nations sanctions imposed on their North Korean neighbour will be effective. The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed sanctions on North Korea on Saturday (Augu...
In Latest Stories
August 1, 2017 12:04 pm gmt |
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday (July 31) he spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone and that they agreed on the need to take further action on North Korea in the wake of its most recent missile launch. Abe told reporters that he praised Trump’s commitment on North Kor...
In World
July 28, 2017 7:28 am gmt |
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Japan’s top government spokesman said on Friday (July 28) that the country will impose additional sanctions on North Korea, which has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile. Nine individuals and five organisations will be added to the list of those who are subject to as...
In Britain
July 21, 2017 8:50 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday (July 21) that his country stands with Japan in efforts to rein in North Korea’s nuclear and missile development program, calling on China to help bring Pyongyang back to negotiations with world powers. Johnson met with his Japanese counter...
In Britain
December 28, 2016 7:42 am gmt |
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly called off a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May after the UK’s vote in favor of a recent UN measure against the illegal Israeli settlements. May and Netanyahu were slated to meet on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum...
In World
December 28, 2016 5:56 am gmt |
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U.S. President Barack Obama met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Hawaii on Tuesday (December 27), where together they will visit Pearl Harbor. The visit comes shortly after the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base. Obama and Abe are expected to use the symbolic joint v...
In Technology
December 25, 2016 10:21 am gmt |
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A mobile phone company has installed dispensers for “toilet paper” to be used on smart phones in the conveniences at Japan’s Narita International Airport. The dispensers have been put in place in 86 toilet cubicles at the airport’s arrival terminal, where they will remain unti...