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December 08, 2019
Historical documents show Japan's role in WWII sex slaves
Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical ...
December 04, 2019
Trump’s US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval
Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime ...
November 29, 2019
Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dead at 101
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics who pushed for a more ...
November 28, 2019
Seoul says North Korea has fired 2 short-range projectiles
North Korea on Thursday fired two short-range projectiles, likely from a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher, South ...
November 23, 2019
Lavrov: US-Japan security alliance ‘a problem’ for Russia
Russia’s foreign minister says the U.S.-Japan security alliance poses “a problem” for Russia-Japan relations and complicates ...
November 22, 2019
In reversal, Seoul to keep Japan military intelligence pact
In a major policy reversal, South Korea said Friday it has decided to continue, at least temporarily, a 2016 military ...
November 17, 2019
US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the United States and South Korea have indefinitely postponed a joint military ...
November 01, 2019
Tokyo gives in: Olympic marathons head north to Sapporo
After two weeks of bitter debate, the Tokyo Olympic marathon is still going north to Sapporo. And Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike ...
October 31, 2019
Japan justice minister resigns in election payments scandal
Japan's justice minister resigned Thursday over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about ...
October 25, 2019
Japan trade minister resigns over vote buying scandal
Japan's trade minister resigned Friday a month into his job in a scandal over condolence money, expensive melons and other ...
October 22, 2019
Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne
Three booming cheers of "Banzai!" rang out Tuesday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Naruhito formally declared his ...
October 21, 2019
Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade
Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict ...
October 17, 2019
Japan PM visits storm-hit areas, royal parade may be delayed
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting towns devasted by the deadly typhoon to meet residents to assess damage and ...
October 15, 2019
More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath
The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the ...
October 07, 2019
The Latest: Japan's Abe vows to take steps against poachers
The Latest on a collision between a Japanese fisheries patrol ship and a North Korea fishing boat (all times local): 7:20 p.m
October 07, 2019
Venezuelan ambassador to Japan says bank account is frozen
The Venezuelan ambassador to Tokyo says his bank account has become inaccessible in Japan in what he said was apparently a ...
October 03, 2019
Labor union wants inspections at Tokyo Olympic venues
Tokyo Olympic organizers and two government bodies building venues for next year’s games have until the end of the month to ...
October 01, 2019
Japan raises sales tax to 10% amid signs economy weakening
Japan's national sales tax was raised to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, amid concerns that the long-delayed move could derail the ...
September 27, 2019
Japan sees N Korea missile, China space activity as threat
Japan has raised its caution level about North Korea's missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country ...
September 26, 2019
Japan welcomes US trade pact, but automakers appeal for help
Japanese automakers on Thursday urged the government to do more to support the industry after their government signed a trade ...
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