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Japan's Kansai airport to reopen partially on September 7

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The Kansai International Airport was battered by Typhoon Jebi, which made landfall Tuesday, September 4 as the strongest storm to hit Japan since 1993

STRANDED. Passengers stranded at the Kansai International Airport due to Typhoon Jebi wait for buses that will transport them from the airport in Izumisano city, Osaka prefecture on September 6, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan confesses to padding disability hiring data

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Thousands of able-bodied employees at 27 ministries and government agencies were wrongly counted as disabled, Tokyo admits

KATSUNOBU KATO. Picture from Wikipedia by Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/Northern Ireland Office.

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says the toll is now 204 dead, with 28 people still missing

PRAYER. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd L) and Ehime Prefecture Governor Tokihiro Nakamura (L) offer a silent prayer for disaster victims in Seiyo City, Ehime prefecture on July 13, 2018. Photo from Japan pool via Jiji Press/AFP

Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll nears 200

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:17 AM

With around 60 people still feared missing, local authorities say they will continue searching house by house looking for survivors, or victims

SEARCH. A member of Maritime Self Defense Forces searches for missing persons at a flood damage site in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture on July 12, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

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 cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

May 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

UPDATED Parliament will now debate and give final approval to the first abdication in 200 years

SUCCESSION. In this file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito (2nd L) and Empress Michiko (R) look out at well-wishers while Crown Prince Naruhito (L) and Crown Princess Masako (2nd R) walk behind as they make a public appearance on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on December 23, 2016. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Numerous lawsuits have been filed in relation to various aspects of the disaster but Friday s ruling marks the first verdict in a group lawsuit by evacuees seeking compensation from both the government and TEPCO over the catastrophe

REMEMBERING FUKUSHIMA. People offer flowers at the monument of the victim of the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster during a memorial service in Namie, a no entry zone in Fukushima prefecture on March 11, 2017. Photo by kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Top diplomats kick off Japan, China, South Korea meeting

Aug 23, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida China s Wang Yi and South Korea s Yun Byung Se meet for dinner at a Tokyo hotel ahead of the start of formal talks

DIPLOMACY. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (C), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L), and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se pose for a photograph ahead of an official banquet at the trilateral foreign minister's meeting in Tokyo on August 23, 2016. Photo by Eugene Hoshiko / AFP

Strong 6.5-magnitude quake hits southwestern Japan

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:00 PM

3rd UPDATE The quake strikes at 9:26 pm 1226 GMT in Kumamoto central Kyushu at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers 6 2 miles according to the Japan Meteorological Agency

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Japan planes deployed to collect radioactive material

Jan 06, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Japan says no abnormal levels of radiation have been detected as of 4:45 pm Wednesday 0745 GMT

YOSHIHIDE SUGA. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, January 25, 2015. File Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Japan to launch international anti-terrorism information unit

Dec 07, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The unit will focus on Southeast Asia South Asia the Middle East and North and West Africa

YOSHIHIDE SUGA. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, January 25, 2015. File Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Japan, Iran to start investment talks next week

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:49 PM

The aim of these negotiations is to protect the investment activities of Japanese companies says Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga

YOSHIHIDE SUGA. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, January 25, 2015. File Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

China has drilling rigs close to disputed waters – Japan

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:01 PM

The Japanese government s claims come a day after Tokyo slams Beijing s bid to reclaim land in the South China Sea as a coercive attempt to force sweeping maritime claims in its annual defense paper

YOSHIHIDE SUGA. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, January 25, 2015. File Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Atomic-bombed Hiroshima to host G7 foreign minister talks

Jun 26, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida: We believe it is a host city befitting as a location to pronounce our hope for world peace prosperity and hope for the future

HIROSHIMA. A photo released December 2, 2014 shows the 16.8 meter high shrine gate at Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, on Miyajima island, in Hatsukaichi city, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan. Photo by Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA

Japan's Abe pledges to improve ties with South Korea

Jun 22, 2015 - 1:12 PM

Abe: I hope to meet President Park Geun Hye for the people of both countries and to improve and further develop our relations

WELCOME TO JAPAN. South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (L) talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, June 22, 2015. Issei Kato/Pool/EPA

New Chinese islands don't settle sea disputes – Japan

Jun 17, 2015 - 3:34 PM

The rebuke came after Washington urged China against militarization of the area saying that risked escalating tensions

A runway is believed to be among what China will build at the reclaimed Kagitingan Reef off the coast of Palawan. Image courtesy Department of National Defense

Japan cabinet to OK military expansion rules

May 14, 2015 - 1:55 PM

The bills are a pet project of nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who says Japan can no longer resile from underpinning regional stability and must step out from under the shade of the security umbrella provided by the United States

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Cairo, Egypt, 17 January 2015. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Tokyo urges Okinawa governor to back down in US base row

Apr 05, 2015 - 3:40 PM

However the Okinawan governor counters that while he understands the importance of the alliance with the US any national security plan must have the Japanese people s support

BASE IN DANGER? This photo taken on November 14, 2014 shows multi-mission tiltrotor Osprey aircraft at the US Marine's Camp Futenma in a crowded urban area of Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Japan PM calls time on late evening working

Mar 27, 2015 - 2:13 PM

In a bid to balance work and play for Japan s harried employees Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing for the working day to start and end earlier

SHINZO ABE. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a keynote speech at the JFK International Symposium held at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, March 18, 2015. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Japan shrugs off South Korean calls on 'comfort women'

Mar 02, 2015 - 2:32 PM

We have explained our position many times We want to continue our diplomatic efforts so that our view will be understood

In this file photo, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks to reporters during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 03 September 2014. Franck Robichon/EPA

Japan says working towards freeing hostage, Jordan pilot

Jan 27, 2015 - 1:24 PM

Japan: Both countries are closely cooperating towards the return of each of them to their countries

Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama (C) speaks to reporters in Amman, Jordan, 26 January 2015. Stringer/EPA

ISIS claims it executed Japanese hostage

Jan 26, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The claim comes a day after the release of a video announcing the murder of security contractor Haruna Yukawa by the jihadist group which has beheaded 5 Western hostages since August last year

A protester holds a placard reading 'I am Kenji' during a rally in front of the Prime Minister's residence in Tokyo, Japan, 25 January 2015.  Franck Robichon/EPA

Clock ticking for Japanese ISIS hostages

Jan 22, 2015 - 3:22 PM

The Japanese government says it is working to secure the release of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa but with only 24 hours to go admits it still has not spoken to the Islamic State ISIS group

HOSTAGES. An image grab taken off a video on January 20, 2015, reportedly released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media, one of the Jihadist platforms used by the militant organisation on the web, allegedly shows Japanese hostages Kenji Goto (L) and Haruna Yukawa (R) in orange jumpsuits with a black-clad militant brandishing a knife as he addresses the camera in English, standing between them at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/AL-FURQAN MEDIA

Japan's Abe rushes home to lead hostage crisis response

Jan 21, 2015 - 1:03 PM

UPDATED The ensnarement of two of its citizens in the ISIS group s bloody ideological battle is deeply shocking to Japan and there is likely to be considerable domestic pressure on Abe to try to negotiate their release

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) visits the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat upon his arrival to the West Bank city of Ramallah, 20 January 2015. Mohamad Torokman/Pool/EPA

ISIS threatens to kill Japanese hostages

Jan 20, 2015 - 3:16 PM

UPDATED The Japanese government says it will not bow to extremism: Our country s stance – contributing to the fight against terrorism without giving in – remains unchanged

HOSTAGES. An image grab taken off a video on January 20, 2015, reportedly released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media, one of the Jihadist platforms used by the militant organisation on the web, allegedly shows Japanese hostages Kenji Goto (L) and Haruna Yukawa (R) in orange jumpsuits with a black-clad militant brandishing a knife as he addresses the camera in English, standing between them at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/AL-FURQAN MEDIA

Shinzo Abe re-elected as Japanese prime minister

Dec 24, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The powerful lower house votes for the 60 year old Abe with 328 votes against 73 for acting opposition leader Katsuya Okada An upper house poll officially confirms Abe s reappointment

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a joint press conference with his New Zealand counterpart John Key (not pictured) at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, 07 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Japan PM names five women to new cabinet

Sep 03, 2014 - 2:09 PM

UPDATED Abe has repeatedly spoken of the need to get more women into the workforce to plug a growing gap in the labor market

NEW CABINET. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front C) with his new cabinet members during a photo session at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 03 September 2014. Franck Robichon/EPA

Japan PM to reshuffle cabinet to re-energize economic agenda

Sep 03, 2014 - 8:06 AM

The reshuffle will be the first major surgery Abe has performed since coming to power making the present cabinet one of the longest serving collectives since the end of World War II

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a joint press conference with his New Zealand counterpart John Key (not pictured) at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, 07 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Japan summons China envoy over mid-air near miss

Jun 12, 2014 - 12:52 PM

This is the second time in less than 3 weeks that Tokyo has accused Beijing of playing chicken in the skies near the hotly contested Japanese controlled Senkaku islands which China also claims

Japan to impose sanctions against Russia over Crimea

Mar 18, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Japan hits Russia with its own set of sanctions following the Crimea referendum

IMPOSING SANCTIONS. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 10 September 2013. Itsuo Inouye/EPA/POOL

Japan mulls revision of 'comfort women' apology

Feb 24, 2014 - 6:02 PM

The move is the latest in a series of statements and gaffes from senior officials around Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that are being interpreted as questioning accepted wisdom on Japan s brutal wartime behavior in East Asia

Japan's new NSC to have hotline with US, Britain – report

Dec 03, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Japan will set up hotlines to Washington and London to boost cooperation with its allies when its new US style National Security Council starts work

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Japan, during the send-off ceremony for Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on the start of their India trip, 30 November 2013. EPA/Franck Robichon

China sends fighter jets into air zone

Nov 29, 2013 - 9:51 AM

Tensions flare up due to newly declared air defense zone that overlaps on existing territorial lines

DISPUTE. China, Japan, and South Korea intertwined in a airspace and territorial scuffle.

Japan scales back greenhouse gas emissions target: official

Nov 15, 2013 - 10:32 AM

The Fukushima nuclear accident forced Japan to use fossil fuel burning energy sources

YOSHIHIDE SUGA. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks on decommissioning nuclear reactors in a meeting in Tokyo on September 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / POOL