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Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Large amounts of the solidified lumps and deposit were spotted for the first time by the robot on the floor of the primary containment vessel underneath the core of Fukushima's No. 3 reactor

Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

World's northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:50 PM

About 30% of the coral reef off the coast of Tsushima island in Japan, which lies in the temperate zone, suffered bleaching, researchers say

World's northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached

Gilas pulls away late to down Japan in Jones Cup

Jul 18, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas blows a close game wide open midway through the fourth for a double-digit win against Japan

Gilas pulls away late to down Japan in Jones Cup

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Japan - Jones Cup 2017

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Gilas Pilipinas tries to extend their winning streak against Japan on Tuesday, July 18 at 1 pm

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Japan - Jones Cup 2017

Japan flood death toll rises to 30

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Thousands of police, soldiers, and rescue workers are searching for 19 people who remain unaccounted for, according to local officials

Japan flood death toll rises to 30

Japan 'Black Widow' confesses to killing husband No. 4

Jul 12, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Chisako Kakehi is on trial for the murders of 3 men – including a husband – and the attempted murder of another, all to allow her to collect on insurance policies

Japan 'Black Widow' confesses to killing husband No. 4

PH, Japan sign P117-M scholarship deal for Filipino gov't employees

Jul 10, 2017 - 8:55 PM

20 Filipino government employees will take post-graduate courses in Japan's leading universities like Kobe University, Meiji University, and Nagoya University

PH, Japan sign P117-M scholarship deal for Filipino gov't employees

Japan PM Abe's support dips to lowest level – polls

Jul 10, 2017 - 2:01 PM

For months, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been dogged by scandals, most recently claims he showed favoritism to a friend in a business deal, an accusation he denies

Japan PM Abe's support dips to lowest level – polls

Japan floods death toll rises to 20

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Thousands of people have also been evacuated to makeshift shelters, but many remain stranded

Japan floods death toll rises to 20

Japan floods death toll rises to 15

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Thousands of rescuers have been fighting through thick mud and battling rain to search for missing and stranded people, with more than 500 believed to still be cut off

Japan floods death toll rises to 15

U.S. warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:32 PM

This is 'the first time US Pacific Command-directed B-1B Lancers have conducted combined training with JASDF fighters at night,' the statement from the US Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs office reads

U.S. warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

Rescuers scramble to find missing after Japan floods

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Thousands of rescuers are fighting through thick mud and battling the rain to search for missing and stranded people, with more than 1,100 believed to be cut off according to public broadcaster NHK

Rescuers scramble to find missing after Japan floods

Japan, EU seal landmark trade deal in challenge to Trump

Jul 06, 2017 - 7:38 PM

The breakthrough caps 4 years of talks and comes on the eve of a G20 meeting in Germany at which Trump is expected to defend his protectionist stance on trade

Japan, EU seal landmark trade deal in challenge to Trump

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, 2 dead, 20 missing

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:09 AM

(4th UPDATE) Meteorologists warn of worse to come and soldiers and rescuers scramble to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people out of the path of landslides and the swirling torrents of muddy water

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, 2 dead, 20 missing

EU, Japan reach 'political agreement' on trade deal

Jul 05, 2017 - 10:07 PM

The hard-won deal marks a big win for free trade two days before a G20 summit in Germany in which US President Donald Trump is expected to defend his 'America First' protectionist stance

EU, Japan reach 'political agreement' on trade deal

Trump, world leaders head into stormy G20 summit

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:29 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The year's biggest diplomatic event outside the UN will also provide a stage for other world leaders muscling for power and regional influence

Trump, world leaders head into stormy G20 summit

U.S., South Korea send North missile warning after ICBM test

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:16 AM

(UPDATED) The launch marks a milestone in Pyongyang's decades-long drive for the capability to threaten the US mainland with a nuclear strike, and poses a stark foreign policy challenge for Donald Trump

U.S., South Korea send North missile warning after ICBM test

North Korea fires 'intercontinental ballistic missile'

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:03 AM

(7th UPDATE) Moscow's defense ministry calls it medium-range in a statement to Russian news agencies.

North Korea fires 'intercontinental ballistic missile'

Japan PM Abe stung by huge loss in Tokyo assembly vote

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:38 AM

(UPDATED) The polls, seen as a bellwether for national political sentiment, come as Abe is buffeted by a series of setbacks and scandals that have driven down his popularity

Japan PM Abe stung by huge loss in Tokyo assembly vote

Tokyo votes in local polls with national consequences

Jul 02, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Governor Yuriko Koike is hoping her coalition can beat the local arm of Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which holds a majority in the 127-seat Tokyo assembly

Tokyo votes in local polls with national consequences

Jollibee eyes branches in Toronto, Manhattan and Japan

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The fast-food giant is on an expansion spree – with Manhattan and Toronto targeted by the end of the year

Jollibee eyes branches in Toronto, Manhattan and Japan

Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:49 AM

(UPDATED) Ex-Tokyo Electric Power chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, and former vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro all plead not guilty to charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury

Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan

Japan airline forces wheelchair-bound man to crawl onto plane

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:53 PM

A passenger, paralyzed from waist down, was forced to crawl up the stairs of a Vanilla Air plane using only his arms

Japan airline forces wheelchair-bound man to crawl onto plane

Ex-bosses to go on trial over Fukushima disaster

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:35 AM

The indictments are the first – and only – criminal charges stemming from the tsunami-sparked reactor meltdowns at the plant that set off the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

Ex-bosses to go on trial over Fukushima disaster

Photo contest on PH-Japan friendship accepting entries

Jun 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The contest will run from July until September 15, 2017

Photo contest on PH-Japan friendship accepting entries

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Jun 27, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Many who attended the shareholder meeting Tuesday expressed outrage at how the auto parts giant handled the crisis caused by a defect in the firm's airbags

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

PH's longest railway to get funding from Japan, possibly China

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Manila-Clark and Manila-Laguna lines will be funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, while the Department of Transportation is eyeing China for the Laguna-Sorsogon line

PH's longest railway to get funding from Japan, possibly China

Japan's airbag giant Takata files for bankruptcy protection

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:20 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Tokyo-based car parts giant is facing lawsuits and huge costs over an airbag defect linked to at least 16 deaths globally

Japan's airbag giant Takata files for bankruptcy protection

Filipina figure skater, age 7, bags 3 golds in Japan tourney

Jun 25, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Ayasofya Vittoria Aguirre bags gold in the artistic, technical and footwork elements

Filipina figure skater, age 7, bags 3 golds in Japan tourney

World's biggest fish market will be moved, says Tokyo governor

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Plans to uproot the more than 80-year-old market have been in the works for years, with advocates citing the need for upgraded technology as they pointed to Tsukiji's antiquated refrigeration systems

World's biggest fish market will be moved, says Tokyo governor

U.S. Navy probes destroyer crash that killed 7 in Japan

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:06 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The US navy and Japan's coastguard are conducting separate inquiries, but will likely be co-operating, a spokesman for Japan's transport safety board says

U.S. Navy probes destroyer crash that killed 7 in Japan

Bodies of U.S. sailors found in flooded destroyer after Japan crash

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:55 AM

(4th UPDATE) The US Navy says a number of missing sailors are found dead in damaged areas of a destroyer that collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan's coast

Bodies of U.S. sailors found in flooded destroyer after Japan crash

7 U.S. Navy crew missing, commander hurt in crash off Japan

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:35 AM

(6th UPDATE) Several other crew members are injured and are evacuated by air to hospital, including ship commander Bryce Benson

7 U.S. Navy crew missing, commander hurt in crash off Japan

Japan enacts controversial anti-terror law

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:39 AM

Rights groups, Japan's national bar association and numerous academics have opposed the bill, saying it is so broad it could be abused to allow wiretapping of innocent citizens and threaten privacy and freedom of expression

Japan enacts controversial anti-terror law

Japan zoo celebrates birth of panda cub

Jun 12, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Eleven-year-old mum Shin Shin gave birth just before noon June 12, officials at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said in a statement

Japan zoo celebrates birth of panda cub

Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years

Jun 09, 2017 - 9:24 AM

(UPDATED) The unexpected move presented a challenge since there was no law to deal with an emperor retiring from what is usually a job for life

Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years

Duterte tours Japan's biggest warship

Jun 04, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, after visiting the JS Izumo, also asserts he will push for a Code of Conduct in disputed waters

Duterte tours Japan's biggest warship

Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea missile fears grow

Jun 04, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The drill comes less than a week after nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired a short-range projectile which fell provocatively close to Japan

Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea missile fears grow

LOOK: Japan Coast Guard vessel joins maritime drill in Davao

Jun 02, 2017 - 7:09 PM

The exercise in the waters off Talicud Island, Davao del Norte, on Saturday, June 3, aims to enhance the capacity of both PH and Japan coast guard personnel

LOOK: Japan Coast Guard vessel joins maritime drill in Davao

Japan parliament passes emperor abdication law

Jun 02, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The one-off bill is widely expected to become law next week after passage through the upper house

Japan parliament passes emperor abdication law

World leaders vow to defend climate pact after Trump pullout

Jun 02, 2017 - 9:31 AM

(UPDATED) With France's Emmanuel Macron taking the lead, they lash Trump's decision as misguided and vow to defend an accord they portrayed as crucial for the planet's future

World leaders vow to defend climate pact after Trump pullout

Duterte skips Japan forum due to Marawi conflict

May 30, 2017 - 3:28 PM

(UPDATED) The President is supposed to attend the International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo from June 5 to 6

Duterte skips Japan forum due to Marawi conflict

North Korea fires ballistic missile

May 29, 2017 - 7:19 AM

(UPDATED) The launch comes in fresh defiance of tough talk from US President Donald Trump, who promised that the 'big problem' of North Korea 'will be solved'

North Korea fires ballistic missile

G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

May 28, 2017 - 12:43 AM

In a telling sign of the divisions now plaguing the G7, this year's statement comes in at a meager 6 pages – down from 32 pages last year

G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

U.S. fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific – Australia

May 26, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The US is worried that if North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is not stopped, other countries in the region including Japan and South Korea would be compelled to seek their own nuclear capability as a defense measure

U.S. fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific – Australia

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

Pacific Rim nations fight to save TPP trade pact

May 21, 2017 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) Several countries try to ‘resuscitate’ the massive free trade pact even as the new US trade chief affirms President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw

Pacific Rim nations fight to save TPP trade pact

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'

May 19, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also praises China and Japan for helping the Philippines 'without conditions'

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

May 19, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The two countries are at odds over a group of small uninhabited islands in the East China Sea administered as the Senkakus by Japan but claimed as the Diaoyus by China

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

Which countries have the best healthcare?

May 19, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Of the 20 countries heading up the list, all but Australia and Japan are in western Europe, where virtually every nation boasts some form of universal health coverage

Which countries have the best healthcare?