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Moon, head of Japan coalition party vow to improve S. Korea-Japan
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:39

President Moon Jae-in and the leader of a partner party of Japan's ruling coalition vowed Thursday to improve South Kore 코리아헤럴드

Moon, head of Japan coalition party vow to improve S. Korea-Japan
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:39

President Moon Jae-in and the leader of a partner party of Japan's ruling coalition vowed Thursday to improve South Kore 코리아헤럴드

Japan plans bond issue to fund Y2 trillion additional budget for fiscal 2017
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:38

The government will draw up a fiscal 2017 supplementary budget for additional spending of some ¥2 trillion, including for setting up nursery faciliti...

Subaru to introduce all-electric vehicles in Japan by 2021
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:59

Subaru Corp. will introduce a series of all-electric cars in Japan as early as 2021, sources said, as competition intensifies between automakers looki...

The First Man-Made Meteor Shower Will Light Up Japan in 2019
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:38

The first ever man-made meteor shower has an official launch place and time. In early 2019, the meteors will create a light show in the sky above Hiro...

Japan scrambles fighter jets after Beijing flies bombers over E. China Sea
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:26

Beijing dispatched intelligence-gathering aircraft as well as bombers through international airspace in the East China Sea. The move prompted Japan to...

US military in Japan bans drinking
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:46

The US military in Japan has banned all its service members from drinking both on and off base following a fatal car accident in Okinawa Prefecture, s...

Friends or ‘frenemies’? South Korea fails to meet obligations of military intelligence sharing deal with Japan
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:13

South Korea is failing to meet the terms of an agreement reached last year with Japan to share a wide array of military intelligence, according to a r...

Okinawa incident sparks US troops alcohol ban in Japan
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:07

The ban follows a deadly crash on Okinawa that has fuelled resentment at the US military presence. BBC News - World

US Marine kills elderly civilian in drunk-driving accident in Okinawa, Japan
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:20

A US military truck collided with a light vehicle in Okinawa, Japan, killing an elderly civilian, local media reports. The driver, allegedly a member ...

Japan to expand SDF base in tiny but strategically important Djibouti
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:54

Japan has agreed to lease 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of empty land in the strategically important African country of Djibouti for use by Self-Defense Forc...

Reported crimes in Japan fell below 1 million mark last year
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:38

The overall number of crimes committed in Japan continued to drop in 2016, falling below the 1 million mark for the first time in the postwar era, acc...

U.S. Ambassador William Hagerty touts Trump’s Japan visit as a success
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:02

U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty said Friday that President Donald Trump’s first visit to Tokyo earlier this month was a big success, es...

Asia in 3 minutes: Don’t go boozing with a sumo in Japan, or begging before Ivanka in India
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:43

Mongolian sumo champions involved in brutal drunken brawl Police in Japan have launched an inquiry into claims sumo grand champion Harumafuji assaulte...

Japan bolstering defenses against North Korea threat, Abe says
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:41

As tensions continue to escalate in East Asia, Japan is bolstering defense measures in response to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called his nation's ...

Japan mulling hike in basic deductions
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:35

Japan's government and ruling camp have started discussions on lowering salary deductions, mainly for high-paid employees, while raising basic deducti...

Japan likely to tolerate smoking at restaurants after LDP's resistance
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:19

Japan's health ministry has drastically relaxed its planned regulations on indoor smoking at restaurants after a plan to tolerate smoking only at smal...

Nine nuclear reactors in Japan use products manufactured by steelmaker that admitted faking quality data
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:34

Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan, including some currently in operation, have used products manufactured by the Kobe Steel Ltd. gro...

Japan seeks support for Osaka's bid to host 2025 World Expo
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:46

Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui sought support for the western Japan prefecture's bid to host the 2025 World Exposition at a general meeting of the Burea...

Japan struggles with social media’s connection to suicide in wake of Zama killings
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:42

The beheading of nine, lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts, sparks debate about social media in a country with one of ...

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