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Reconciliation of Trump and Rouhani administrations: Abe visits Iran

Anadolu | President of Iran Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first Japanese premier to visit the country in four decades. Abe...
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Japan to be a mediator between Iran and US

AFP | Tehran is locked in a bitter standoff with the US after president Donald Trump withdrew from a landmark nuclear deal last year. Washington has...
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Japan PM to meet Khamenei in a bid to defuse US-Iran Tensions

AFP | Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei later this month with Tokyo hoping to mediate between Washington...
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Gotta catch some shuteye: Pokemon’s new ‘Sleep Game’

 AFP | Having trouble waking up in the morning? Not getting enough sleep? The company that brought you Pokemon Go may have a solution: a...
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Japan mass stabbing spree: Police searched the house of the attacker

AFP | Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the man behind a stabbing rampage in the town of Kawasaki a day earlier that...
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Trump brags of military prowess to intimidate China

AFP | President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the backdrop of a US naval ship in Japan to tout America's "fearsome" power in the Pacific,...
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End of an era: Japan’s emperor kicks off abdication rites

AFP | Draped in ornate golden-brown robes and wearing a towering black hat, Japan's Emperor Akihito on Tuesday kicked off ceremonies for his abdication, the...

Fighting malnutrition: Japan to grant $10.6m aid to Pakistan

News Desk | Japan has announced its contribution of $10.6 Million to fight malnutrition, improve livelihoods and increase resilience to natural disasters in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,...

Sony to shift UK HQ to avoid Brexit disruption

AFP | Sony will shift its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit-related customs issues, but operations at its current UK company...

Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

AFP | Visitors pouring into Japan's Haneda airport for the Tokyo Olympics next year may find themselves ferried to and from planes on driverless buses,...

Japan approves defense plan including two aircraft carriers

AFP | Japan on Tuesday approved plans to convert two ships into aircraft carriers the nation's first since World War II as it tries to...

Japan military joins historic Philippine war games

AFP| Japanese troops stormed a beach in the Philippines Saturday in joint exercises with US and Filipino troops that officials said marked the first time...

Japan’s commercial whaling bid rejected by IWC

AFP | Japan's determined bid to return to commercial whale hunting was rejected by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Friday in a tense vote that exposed...

Japan toll rises to 30 after powerful quake

AFP | The death toll from a powerful quake that triggered landslides in northern Japan rose to 30 Saturday, as tens of thousands of rescue...

Strongest typhoon in quarter century hits Japan

AFP | The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall Tuesday, the country's weather agency said, bringing violent winds and heavy rainfall...

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

AFP | A major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated Wednesday, as Japan...

Japan: bridging the gap between nonprofit mandate and resources through technology

AFP | It is the mission of nonprofit organizations to help meet the challenges facing society. To do so, they must undertake a wide range...

Japan marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack on Hiroshima

AFP | A bell tolled Monday in Hiroshima as Japan marked 73 years since the world's first atomic bombing, with the city's mayor warning that...

Japan to spend $4.2 bn over 30 years on missile defence system radar

AFP | Japan said Monday it would spend some $4.2 billion over the next 30 years on installing and operating US radar systems to protect...

Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon

AFP | A powerful typhoon hurtled towards Japan Saturday, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides in the storm's cross-hairs. Typhoon Jongdari, packing...

Japan heatwave kills over a dozen, 12,000 rushed to hospital

AFP | Japan's severe heatwave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to the hospital in the first two weeks of July,...

Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156

News Desk | Hopes of finding survivors were fading on Tuesday as rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches after days of deadly floods and landslides...

US-Japan alliance ‘cornerstone’ of regional stability: Mattis

News Desk | The US-Japan alliance is vital to peace in Asia and Washington remains committed to the partnership as it pursues diplomacy with North...

Trump hosts Japan PM, five days before summit with Kim

AFP | With less than a week to go before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump plays host Thursday to...

Japan weighs minister-level talks with North Korea: reports

AFP | Japan is weighing high-level, direct talks with North Korea, potentially an August meeting between the two countries' foreign ministers, local media said Wednesday. The...

Russia beats US at its own game: France, Japan, and IMF lament the United...

News Analysis | Under the pretext of Salisbury Spy poisoning incident, the United States along with its European allies tried to bring down Russia, to...

Cheers! Coca-Cola launches first boozy drink in Japan

AFP | Coca-Cola launched its first ever alcoholic drink on Monday in Japan -- a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seek to capitalise on...

“Deeply Sorry”: Japanese railway authority apologises after train leaves 20 seconds early

AFP | A Japanese railway operator has issued a deep apology for the "tremendous nuisance" caused by a train departing 20 seconds early, surprising even...

Japanese PM takes tumble playing golf against Trump

A man identified by TV Tokyo as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen taking a tumble playing golf with U.S President Donald Trump. Japanese...

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