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Okinawa governor revokes approval for relocation of controversial US air base, but Tokyo insists plan will go ahead
CEO of Japan’s Toshiba to resign over doctored books which inflated profits by US$1.2 billion

Toshiba’s chief executive is stepping down to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 151.8 billion yen (US$1.2 billion).

21 Jul 2015 - 6:46PM

Toshiba’s chief executive is stepping down to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 151.8 billion yen (US$1.2 billion).

CEO of Japan’s Toshiba to resign over doctored books which inflated profits by US$1.2 billion
Taiwan, Japan agree to modify fishing pact for disputed East China Sea islands
Deadline looms as Japan considers ‘all possible ways’ to free Islamic State hostages

Japan said on Thursday it was considering any and all possible ways to seek the release of two citizens held hostage by Islamic State.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Japan said on Thursday it was considering any and all possible ways to seek the release of two citizens held hostage by Islamic State.

Deadline looms as Japan considers ‘all possible ways’ to free Islamic State hostages
South Korean experts to visit Japan for review of Fukushima seafood import ban
Japan to maintain pressure on North Korea over stalled abductions investigation: officials
Japan to start new ‘research whaling’ in Antarctic, despite IWC resolution
Japanese defence minister and US ambassador agree to ease Okinawa’s burden
Japanese PM pushes North Korea to resolve abductions issue
Abe says he will see to restart of nuclear power station in southwestern Japan
Japan denies report North Korea handed over list of abductees

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary on Thursday flatly denied a report in the Nikkei business daily newspaper that Pyongyang recently presented Tokyo with a list of about 30 Japanese, including those abducted by North Korea in the past.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary on Thursday flatly denied a report in the Nikkei business daily newspaper that Pyongyang recently presented Tokyo with a list of about 30 Japanese, including those abducted by North Korea in the past.

Japan denies report North Korea handed over list of abductees
Japanese farmers seek aid for cattle in Fukushima radiation zone

Tokyo police wrestled with a black bull affected by white spots from the area around the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant on Friday as two cattle farmers launched a protest demanding help.

The two have remained at the farms caring for their cows and those abandoned by others despite the risks involved.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Tokyo police wrestled with a black bull affected by white spots from the area around the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant on Friday as two cattle farmers launched a protest demanding help.

The two have remained at the farms caring for their cows and those abandoned by others despite the risks involved.

Japanese farmers seek aid for cattle in Fukushima radiation zone
Japan’s Beethoven apologises  before cameras
Opponents vow to fight new US military base on Okinawa
Japan launches new nuclear safety agency
Japan’s opposition pushes for hard line with China
Japan isle buy sparks Chinese anger, cancellations

Japan’s purchase of disputed islands from their private owners was aimed at reducing tensions with China, but now the Tokyo must deal with Beijing’s anger over the move.

12 Sep 2012 - 9:23PM

Japan’s purchase of disputed islands from their private owners was aimed at reducing tensions with China, but now the Tokyo must deal with Beijing’s anger over the move.

Japan isle buy sparks Chinese anger, cancellations
Hundreds in Tokyo rally against China
Japan posts US$9.6b trade deficit in August; exports down
Panetta arrives in China for defence talks amid tensions
Japan hangs cult leader responsible for 6 murders

Japan on Thursday hanged a robber who killed two people and a cult leader blamed for six murders during what she and her followers said were exorcisms.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Japan on Thursday hanged a robber who killed two people and a cult leader blamed for six murders during what she and her followers said were exorcisms.

Japan hangs cult leader responsible for 6 murders
Police raid Japan tunnel operator after collapse
IMF warns of growing global recession risk
Ospreys fly to US base on Okinawa despite protests

Six Osprey hybrid aircraft were transferred to a US base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa on Monday – and were greeted by hundreds of protesters outside the fence.

1 Oct 2012 - 2:46PM

Six Osprey hybrid aircraft were transferred to a US base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa on Monday – and were greeted by hundreds of protesters outside the fence.

Ospreys fly to US base on Okinawa despite protests
Tuna collapse fears fail to curb Japan’s appetite
Arrest of US marine for trespassing adds to simmering anger on Okinawa
Storm speeds out of Japan after injuring scores

A weakening tropical storm was speeding out of Japan on Monday after bringing gale-strength winds to Tokyo and leaving at least two people dead and more than 180 injured. Japan’s Meteorological Agency had warned Tokyo residents to stay indoors 

1 Oct 2012 - 2:16PM

A weakening tropical storm was speeding out of Japan on Monday after bringing gale-strength winds to Tokyo and leaving at least two people dead and more than 180 injured. Japan’s Meteorological Agency had warned Tokyo residents to stay indoors 

Storm speeds out of Japan after injuring scores
Talks with North Korea on abductions would anger Japan's allies

Tokyo is looking into reopening official talks with North Korea to resolve questions over the abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, raising concerns among allies who fear Tokyo's focus on that issue might weaken efforts to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

Tokyo is looking into reopening official talks with North Korea to resolve questions over the abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, raising concerns among allies who fear Tokyo's focus on that issue might weaken efforts to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

Talks with North Korea on abductions would anger Japan's allies
Japan’s Abe says strong economy tops his platform
Noda lags in polls despite cabinet shuffle