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Beijing urges restraint as Tokyo plans to shoot down North Korean missiles

November 6, 2017 12:38 am
Beijing urges restraint as Tokyo plans to shoot down North Korean missiles

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying China has called on Japan and the United States to exercise restraint over the tension on the Korean Peninsula after Tokyo warned of shooting down North Korean missiles if necessary. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying warned on Monday that the “situation on the […]

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Japan’s SoftBank to merge US mobile carriers Sprint with T-Mobile : report

October 14, 2017 9:00 am
Japan’s SoftBank to merge US mobile carriers Sprint with T-Mobile : report

Japan’s SoftBank has reached a broad accord to merge its US subsidiary Sprint with T-Mobile Japan’s SoftBank has reached a broad accord to merge its US subsidiary Sprint with T-Mobile to create a rival to America’s top two wireless carriers, a newspaper said Saturday. SoftBank and German group Deutsche Telekom, […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic water venue polluted by E. Coli: Olympics

October 4, 2017 4:35 pm
Tokyo 2020 Olympic water venue polluted by E. Coli: Olympics

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (2nd L) listens to an explanation as she visits Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Pool which will be used for water polo venue during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on February 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers said on Wednesday that tests […]

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Tokyo’s 80-year-old Tsukiji fish market catches fire

August 3, 2017 10:30 pm
Tokyo’s 80-year-old Tsukiji fish market catches fire

Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market, the world’s largest and one of the Japanese capital’s most popular tourist sites, has caught fire amid government plans to relocate the popular shopping area. Dozens of firefighters with some 30 fire trucks were on the scene battling the blaze which broke out just before 5:00 […]

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Tokyo says North Korea may have fired missile toward Japan

July 28, 2017 7:31 pm
Tokyo says North Korea may have fired missile toward Japan

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. (Photo by AFP) Japan’s prime minister has called for an emergency meeting after North […]

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Japan’s ruling party suffers defeat in Tokyo election

July 2, 2017 10:30 pm
Japan’s ruling party suffers defeat in Tokyo election

Voters cast their ballots for Tokyo metropolitan assembly election at a polling station in Tokyo on July 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party suffered a historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signaling trouble ahead for the premier, who has […]

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Thousands of Japanese rally in capital of Tokyo against ‘anti-terror’ bill

May 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Thousands of Japanese rally in capital of Tokyo against ‘anti-terror’ bill

Thousands of people have held a protest rally in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, to express their dissent against the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for putting forward a controversial “anti-terror” bill. Demonstrators, carrying placards, flooded the capital’s streets on Wednesday evening. They said the government would be prosecuting practically […]

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China warns Japan against militarism, says Tokyo must learn lessons of history

March 23, 2017 2:02 pm
China warns Japan against militarism, says Tokyo must learn lessons of history

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s latest Izumo-class helicopter carrier, DDH-184 Kaga, leaves a port after a handover ceremony for the JMSDF by Japan Marine United Corporation in Yokohama, Japan March 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) China said on Thursday that it hoped the entry into service of Japan’s second biggest helicopter […]

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Russia, Japan hold diplomatic, defense talks in Tokyo

March 20, 2017 2:30 pm
Russia, Japan hold diplomatic, defense talks in Tokyo

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (2nd L) shake hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (2nd R) and Defense Minister Tomomi Inada in Tokyo on March 20, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Russian and Japanese foreign and defense ministers have held “two-plus-two” talks in Tokyo […]

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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in Tokyo on lavish visit

March 12, 2017 7:24 pm
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in Tokyo on lavish visit

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has arrived in Tokyo on an extravagant visit to Japan along with an entourage of 1,000 people. King Salman, who is scheduled to meet with Japanese Emperor Akihito and hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Sunday […]

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Huge power blackout hits Tokyo; sabotage not ruled out

October 12, 2016 2:17 pm
Huge power blackout hits Tokyo; sabotage not ruled out

This file photo shows a Japanese subway employee bowing next to a train after a safety check in a subway station in central Tokyo on October 12, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A huge power cut following a fire at a facility has struck the Japanese capital, knocking out power to about 580,000 homes and […]

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Japan objects to Chinese warplanes flying over disputed territory

September 26, 2016 5:00 pm
Japan objects to Chinese warplanes flying over disputed territory

File photo shows Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as seen on a television screen. (Photo by AFP) Japan has warned China against expanding its military activity to the skies over disputed East China Sea islands after Chinese warplanes flew near the area over the weekend. China’s Defense Ministry said Monday […]

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Emergency landing closes Tokyo runway

July 18, 2016 5:52 am
Emergency landing closes Tokyo runway

A Hawaiian Airlines jet is seen on tarmac after making an emergency landing at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Photo / AP A runway was closed at one of Tokyo’s main airports after a Hawaiian Airlines jet punctured its tyres while making an emergency landing, forcing the cancellation of some domestic […]

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Tokyo governor steps down over spending scandal

June 15, 2016 3:30 pm
Tokyo governor steps down over spending scandal

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe The governor of Tokyo has resigned after coming under fire over misappropriation of tax money amid a looming no-confidence vote in the local assembly. Yoichi Masuzoe submitted his resignation on Wednesday, and informed President of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Shigeo Kawai of his intention to quit. “We’ve […]

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Korean Air jet engine catches fire on Tokyo runway

May 28, 2016 5:30 am
Korean Air jet engine catches fire on Tokyo runway

Firefighters gather near an engine of a Korean Air jet following an apparent engine fire on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Photo / AP An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport, forcing the evacuation of the plane […]

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