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While Abe and Trump are at the golf course, their wives Melania and Akie enjoy a display of 'digital art' at an exhibition that has been a smash hit in Tokyo
Japanese and US officials hail as 'unprecedented' the relationship between Trump and his 'golf buddy', Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the pair will again find time for a round to cement their diplomatic bromance
The singer is arrested along with his girlfriend, former actress Rena Komine
The decision by Japan to put Trump at the head of the line for Naruhito illustrates the unique bond between the one-time bitterest of enemies, while delivering rival China a timely reminder that the United States is not alone in Asia
UK's EE and Vodafone and Japan's KDDI and Softbank are delaying the release of Huawei phones. British chipmaker ARM is also set to cut ties with Huawei.
KDDI and SoftBank Corp, the country's number two and number three carriers respectively, say the decision to delay the release of the Huawei handsets was taken to give them time to assess the impact of the US ban
The tough terms of his bail mean Carlos Ghosn needs court permission to visit his wife Carole, whom prosecutors believe has made contact with people involved in the case against the tycoon
The Digi Police app has been downloaded more than 237,000 times, an 'unusually high figure' for a public service app, says police official Keiko Toyamine
'Within 180 days...the Trade Representative shall update me on the outcome of the negotiations,' President Donald Trump says in a proclamation issued by the White House
The firm will propose to shareholders a new board structure with 11 members, 6 of whom will be external, as Nissan attempts to improve corporate governance in the wake of ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest for alleged financial misconduct
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will speak at the Nikkei-organized Future of Asia forum in Tokyo. Business-to-business deals are expected to be signed on the sidelines of the trip.
New tariffs risk exploding already tense trade relations with Washington's major trading partners, who are angry about punitive duties on steel and aluminum imposed last year
The territorial dispute centers on 4 islands, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean, seized by the Soviet army in the last days of World War II
Net profits for the financial year ending March at Softbank come in at 1.41 trillion yen ($12.8 billion), up 35.8%.
The accident kills a girl and a boy, both two years old, a police spokesman says
'I sincerely wish that our country, hand-in-hand with foreign countries, seeks world peace and further development,' says Emperor Naruhito
Naruhito will formally take possession of the sacred imperial regalia at a solemn ceremony later Wednesday, May 1, but he became the 126th emperor at the stroke of midnight, ushering in the 'Reiwa' imperial era
Emperor Akihito of Japan offers his 'deepest heartfelt gratitude to the people of Japan' and says he will 'pray for the peace and happiness of all the people in Japan and around the world'
In a set of solemn ceremonies, Emperor Akihito will abdicate in favor of 59-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, also kicking off the new imperial "Reiwa" era that will last throughout the new monarch's reign
Here are some of the ways Japan has changed dramatically during the Heisei imperial era of Akihito's rule
The Trans-Pacific Partnership removes trade barriers among 11 nations representing nearly 500 million consumers in the Asia-Pacific region in a bid to counter China's growing economic influence
The incident comes as Japan is preparing for the abdication of Emperor Akihito, the first monarch to relinquish the throne of the world's oldest imperial family for two centuries
The Hayabusa2 probe fires an explosive device at the Ryugu asteroid early this month to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material, aiming to reveal more about the origins of life on Earth
(UPDATED) Under the conditions of his bail, Carlos Ghosn must stay in Japan and must live in a court-appointed residence with cameras to monitor his movements amid fears he might try to destroy evidence
PRESS RELEASE: The Japanese government is now accepting applications for scholarships
(UPDATED) Japanese authorities charge Carlos Ghosn with aggravated breach of trust, the fourth formal indictment against him
Yasukuni shrine, which honors 2.5 million war dead but also top World War II criminals, has frequently been a source of sour relations with countries that suffered from Japan's military atrocities
(UPDATED) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is 'still in charge of the team' negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program
According to sources, Tokyo prosecutors will indict the former auto tycoon on suspicion that he had used the money from Nissan for his personal investments into 30 companies
The professor apparently told investigators he was aiming to further the 'education' of his pharmaceutical sciences students
The step comes after Japan launched new visa statuses to attract more foreign workers and ease the impact of the nation's shrinking workforce and population
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The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Company has pulled out fuel from inside a highly contaminated building containing the melted-down reactor, and comes 4 years behind schedule
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japan's Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi are set to embark on two days of talks in Washington
The court slapped down the appeal without explaining the ruling, according to media reports
The 65-year-old will be held in custody at a detention center in Tokyo until April 22, whereupon authorities will either have to press formal charges, release him or re-arrest him if they feel he has other accusations to answer
(UPDATED) Carole Ghosn has increasingly emerged as a key figure in the case surrounding her tycoon husband, who is in detention facing multiple allegations of financial malpractice
There is no word yet on the fate of the one pilot onboard the jet, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says
In the brief video, played by his lawyers at a press conference, Carlos Ghosn denounces a 'conspiracy' against him and says events had been 'twisted in a way to paint a personage of greed, a personage of dictatorship'
The research is based on data from 7 rounds of the National Fertility Survey of Japan, carried out between 1987 and 2015, which is administered by a unit overseen by the Japanese health ministry.
The tour from April 22 to 29 will also include stops in Italy, Belgium and Slovakia, a foreign ministry official says
The Filipino boxing legend will be 'involved in a way' in Rizin 15, which will be staged on April 21
Nissan sacks Ghosn as chairman almost immediately after his initial arrest but an extraordinary meeting of shareholders is required to remove him from the board
The wife of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn says he will name 'the people responsible for what has happened to him'
The explosive mission is the riskiest yet attempted by the Japanese space agency's Hayabusa2 probe that aims to reveal more about the origins of life on Earth.
The mission will be the latest in a series of explorations carried out by the Japanese space agency's Hayabusa2 probe and could reveal more about the origin of life on Earth
(UPDATED) Japanese media report authorities are probing a possible aggravated breach of trust charge related to at least $32 million in Nissan funds transferred to a distributor in Oman
Japan's incoming emperor Crown Prince Naruhito faces the delicate task of balancing tradition within the world's oldest monarchy and his own modern values
The abdication of Japan's Emperor Akihito on April 30 will quite literally mark the end of an era, the Heisei era of his rule