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SoftBank to increase stake in US subsidiary Sprint
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:49

SoftBank Group announced on Monday that it will increase its stake in its U.S. subsidiary Sprint following failed merger talks with T-Mobile US. (Nikk...

Man guns down 26 in small town church during Sunday services in worst mass shooting in Texas history
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:33

A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community on ... Japan ...

Abe, Trump have dinner, discuss N.Korea
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:31

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting US President Donald Trump have had dinner together in Tokyo's Ginza district. (NHK) News On Japan

Suspect: None of the victims really wanted to die
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:38

Japanese police say the man arrested in connection with the deaths of 9 people has told them that none of the women really wanted to die, although the...

Blanket radiation checks on Fukushima rice under debate
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:26

Blanket radiation checks on rice produced in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture have come under debate because no rice with radiation exceeding...

After Trump begins Asia visit, North Korea warns him against making any ‘reckless remarks’
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 04:49

Hours after U.S. President Donald Trump touched down in Japan on the first leg of his Asia tour on Sunday, North Korea warned him against ... Japan T...

North Korea allegedly trying to avoid U.N. trade sanctions via Russia
  • Mon, 06 Nov 2017 02:32

North Korea has been scheming to trade goods restricted by U.N. sanctions via Russia at a time when countries have strengthened measures to squeeze tr...

Akie, Melania bond over pearls, tea in upscale Tokyo shopping district
  • Sun, 05 Nov 2017 20:26

While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump engaged in golf diplomacy, their wives spent time Sunday learning about Japanese pearl...

Trump rallies troops in Japan before golf and steaks with Abe
  • Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:33

Landing in Japan on the first stop of his marathon five-nation tour of Asia, U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday called the nation a “treasure...

Trump arrives in Japan
  • Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:40

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Tokyo for the first leg of his 5-nation tour of Asia. This is his first visit to Japan since he took office. ...

Gunma girl added to list of potential Zama serial killer victims
  • Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:29

The police are zeroing in on the victims of Japan’s most gruesome serial murder case in recent memory, adding a female high school student from ...

Optimism abounds as Trump heads to Japan but North Korea concerns lie under surface
  • Sun, 05 Nov 2017 14:33

Calling Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump “a big difference from the Obama administration,” Japanese off...

Zama suspect 'gave liquor, drug and attacked"
  • Sun, 05 Nov 2017 12:47

Police in Tokyo say a suspect in a serial murder case told them he gave some of the victims liquor or tranquilizers before attacking them. (NHK) News...

Gang member arrested after shooting in Tokushima coffee shop
  • Sat, 04 Nov 2017 22:28

Police have arrested a gang member on suspicion of attempted murder after he fired a gun at a man inside a Tokushima coffee shop on Thursday. (Japan T...

Decapitated cat's carcass found on street in Chiba Pref
  • Sat, 04 Nov 2017 20:38

The mutilated body of a cat and its decapitated head were found in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture, police said Friday. (Japan Today) News On Japan

11 hurt after Kumamoto train hits trailer truck at crossing
  • Sat, 04 Nov 2017 18:24

A tourist train crashed into a trailer truck at a crossing in Kumamoto Prefecture on Friday, slightly injuring 11 passengers, the police said. (Japan ...

Abe gunning for constitutional revision with eye on longest tenure
  • Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:53

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is gunning to achieve his long-cherished ambition to revise Japan's constitution, as he eyes the possibility of becoming the...

Trump heads to Asia distracted by domestic woes and relatively little prepared
  • Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:25

AnalysisU.S. President Donald Trump is being pulled in different directions as he heads to Asia on a grueling 12-day trip. Loyal supporters are eager ...

Trump to stay on to attend East Asia Summit
  • Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:31

US President Donald Trump says he's decided to attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines -- a meeting he had initially planned to skip. (NHK) N...

Tens of thousands rally in Tokyo against Abe’s push to rewrite Article 9
  • Sat, 04 Nov 2017 08:43

Article 9 takes the spotlight as tens of thousands of people rally near the Diet to protest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to revise the ... Japa...

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