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(3rd UPDATE) Here is a list of countries that have so far confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus
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(3rd UPDATE) An 89-year-old man has become the fourth person to die from the virus in China, authorities say Tuesday
A third person is confirmed to have died and 136 new cases are found over the weekend in Wuhan. Meanwhile, South Korea reports its first case.
Mitsubishi Electric says it has confirmed highly sensitive information in the defense, power, and railway sectors are unaffected
Shikoku Electric criticizes the ruling, stressing the scientific merit of the firm's argument that it was safe to operate the reactor
The ministry says it has introduced measures to prevent suicides, including consultation services for younger people via social media
Shinjiro Koizumi, a potential future Japanese prime minister according to some opinion polls, say he and his wife Christel Takigawa are now parents of a baby boy
In his poem, Emperor Naruhito describes his feelings after visiting schools and institutions for children in Tokyo in June last year
The outbreak has caused alarm because the new virus is from the same family as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed 349 people in mainland China and 299 in Hong Kong in 2002 and 2003
The 38-year-old Shinjiro Koizumi, married to a former television anchorwoman, tells a ministry meeting it had been a difficult decision to balance his duties as minister and his desire to be with his newborn
'Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan have accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom in spring 2020,' a brief statement from Buckingham Palace reads
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Fresh funds will go to the strengthening of the Lambingan and Guadalupe bridges
'We hope that safe food from Fukushima as well as other parts of Japan will reach many people in the Philippines,' says Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi
The two countries, both with territorial disputes with China, 'agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation in wide areas including security and enforcement of the laws of the seas,' says Japan Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu
Carlos Ghosn slams everything from Japan's sky-high conviction rate to the conditions he faced during 130 days of pre-trial detention
Forged residence cards are often used to get jobs other than those permitted by the type of visa held or to remain in the country beyond the permitted period
(UPDATED) Former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn tells media in Lebanon he was 'presumed guilty' and had 'no choice' but to flee Japan
(UPDATED) 'I had to do it for the sake of society,' says Satoshi Uematsu, a former employee of the care center outside Tokyo
Carlos Ghosn's wife Carole, 53, is now believed to be in Lebanon with her husband
The details of Carlos Ghosn's escape remain spotty, with Japan saying it is still investigating how he slipped past strict security measures imposed as part of his bail conditions
Japan walks a fine line in balancing its key alliance with Washington and its longstanding relations and interests with Iran
Japan's justice minister confirms that the ex-Nissan chief's bail has been cancelled and that an Interpol 'red notice' has been issued
'I can easily imagine that if people with wealth, human networks and ability to take action have the same experience, they would do the same thing or at least consider doing so,' Takashi Takano says
Turkish private jet company MNG says one employee has admitted to falsifying the records to keep Carlos Ghosn's name off the flight manifest, and that he acted 'in his individual capacity'
Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu is scheduled to visit the Philippines from January 8 to 9
Prosecutors and police are poised to launch an investigation into the stunning escape, suspecting he departed 'in an unlawful manner,' public broadcaster NHK says
'I hope this year will be a good and peaceful year without any natural disasters,' Naruhito says in his first New Year speech since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne
By leaving the country, Ghosn has 'lost the opportunity to prove his innocence and vindicate his honor,' says the Yomiuri Shimbun
'Was there help extended by an unnamed country? It is also a serious problem that Japan's system allowed an illegal departure so easily,' says lawmaker Masahisa Sato
'I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied,' says the tycoon in a statement.
In 2019 alone, at least 156 suspected North Korean fishing vessels washed up on Japan's coast
In a unanimous decision, the Constitutional Court said 'it is difficult to conclude that it is possible for the deal to violate the victims' basic rights'
Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy proposes 3 ways to deal with the water: Releasing it into the sea, into the air using vaporization, or a combination of the two
A Japanese spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is 'very much concerned' about Hong Kong
Randy Petalcorin hopes to make the most out of his 2nd chance in a Japan fight
He appears starting from the 26th episode of the current season
Journalist Shiori Ito is the outspoken symbol for #MeToo in Japan, where the movement against sexual harassment and abuse struggles to take hold
Japan's swimming star aims to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics instead
Japan looks all set for the 2020 Games as it unveils the main Olympic Stadium with special features to beat the feared heat
The Bank of Japan's Tankan business survey is considered to be the broadest indicator of how Japan Incorporated is faring
Several droids also join in on the fun!
Tetsu Nakamura is killed in Jalalabad, the main city in the eastern province of Nangarhar where he had worked since the 1980s.
Matchmaking parties help Japan's singles find the right partners
Shiseido builds its first domestic factory in 36 years, hoping to capitalize on a boom for 'Made in Japan' products, in competition with Korea's K-beauty craze
Yumi Ishikawa's latest petition to relax the rules, delivered to the labor ministry on Tuesday, attracts more than 31,000 signatures
'Abe may see what a real ballistic missile is in the not distant future and under his nose... Abe is none other than a perfect imbecile,' says a foreign ministry official, as reported by North Korean news agency KCNA
(UPDATED) Nakasone was an ardent conservative who worked to forge a stronger military alliance with the United States