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Chinese court jails Japanese man Eiji Suzuki for six years over spying conviction

The head of a Japan-China youth exchange association was detained in June 2016 while visiting Beijing to make arrangements for a symposium.

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The head of a Japan-China youth exchange association was detained in June 2016 while visiting Beijing to make arrangements for a symposium.

Chinese court jails Japanese man Eiji Suzuki for six years over spying conviction
Chinese court hands Japanese man 15-year jail sentence for spying

Hot spring development firm boss sentenced for stealing state secrets two years after he was detained in Hainan province.

21 May 2019 - 4:11AM

Hot spring development firm boss sentenced for stealing state secrets two years after he was detained in Hainan province.

Chinese court hands Japanese man 15-year jail sentence for spying
Taiwan warns that freezing it out of annual World Health Organisation summit could backfire ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Health minister Chen Shih-chung says excluding island from World Health Assembly could undermine attempts to control infectious diseases.

19 May 2019 - 10:59PM

Health minister Chen Shih-chung says excluding island from World Health Assembly could undermine attempts to control infectious diseases.

Taiwan warns that freezing it out of annual World Health Organisation summit could backfire ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Japanese man gets 5½ years’ jail for stealing China state secrets

The man was detained in March 2017 in Shandong province while conducting a geological survey with his colleagues.

18 May 2019 - 2:06AM

The man was detained in March 2017 in Shandong province while conducting a geological survey with his colleagues.

Japanese man gets 5½ years’ jail for stealing China state secrets
Steven Mnuchin expects to visit Beijing ‘in near future’ for US-China trade talks

Comments by US treasury secretary suggest another round of negotiations will take place before June’s G20 summit, where Trump is expected to meet Xi Jinping.

16 May 2019 - 7:33AM

Comments by US treasury secretary suggest another round of negotiations will take place before June’s G20 summit, where Trump is expected to meet Xi Jinping.

Steven Mnuchin expects to visit Beijing ‘in near future’ for US-China trade talks
China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi to visit Japan ahead of possible Xi Jinping trip

Three-day visit comes ahead of Chinese President’s planned attendance at G20 summit in Osaka next month.

13 May 2019 - 8:18PM

Three-day visit comes ahead of Chinese President’s planned attendance at G20 summit in Osaka next month.

China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi to visit Japan ahead of possible Xi Jinping trip
Japan’s ‘Prince of Green Juice’ Yuta Misaki pleads guilty to US$1.6 million tax evasion

President of beauty and diet product company Media Hearts Co hid millions in taxable income by padding advertising and other costs.

10 May 2019 - 7:48PM

President of beauty and diet product company Media Hearts Co hid millions in taxable income by padding advertising and other costs.

Japan’s ‘Prince of Green Juice’ Yuta Misaki pleads guilty to US$1.6 million tax evasion
Japanese and Russian foreign ministers look to break deadlock over long-standing territorial row

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono meet to discuss islands called the Northern Territories in Japan.

10 May 2019 - 6:21PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono meet to discuss islands called the Northern Territories in Japan.

Japanese and Russian foreign ministers look to break deadlock over long-standing territorial row
Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free in US$7 billion bid to expand child care support

Bill was passed by the House of Councillors on Friday, amid criticism that the government should first focus on reducing the number of children on waiting lists.

10 May 2019 - 9:26PM

Bill was passed by the House of Councillors on Friday, amid criticism that the government should first focus on reducing the number of children on waiting lists.

Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free in US$7 billion bid to expand child care support
Indonesian police foil IS-linked bomb plots ahead of election result announcement

Those arrested and killed were members of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, a militant network linked to Islamic State that intended to target mass gatherings.

7 May 2019 - 10:23PM

Those arrested and killed were members of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, a militant network linked to Islamic State that intended to target mass gatherings.

Indonesian police foil IS-linked bomb plots ahead of election result announcement
Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet public for the first time since ascension

Thousands of well-wishers packed into the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to see the new emperor.

4 May 2019 - 10:11PM

Thousands of well-wishers packed into the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to see the new emperor.

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet public for the first time since ascension
After two failed attempts, Interstellar Technology’s MOMO-3 becomes first privately developed Japanese rocket to reach outer space

Successful launch came after two postponements earlier this week.

4 May 2019 - 10:11PM

Successful launch came after two postponements earlier this week.

After two failed attempts, Interstellar Technology’s MOMO-3 becomes first privately developed Japanese rocket to reach outer space
Dozens of workers and police died from fatigue during Indonesia election, official says

Election chief Viryan Aziz suggested separating presidential and legislative polls to prevent such deaths from occurring again.

24 Apr 2019 - 5:23AM

Election chief Viryan Aziz suggested separating presidential and legislative polls to prevent such deaths from occurring again.

Dozens of workers and police died from fatigue during Indonesia election, official says
Two dead, six injured in Japan after bus drives through pedestrians in Kobe

Arrested bus driver told police he had just dropped off the last of his passengers when the bus suddenly accelerated.

21 Apr 2019 - 6:00PM

Arrested bus driver told police he had just dropped off the last of his passengers when the bus suddenly accelerated.

Two dead, six injured in Japan after bus drives through pedestrians in Kobe
Japan PM Shinzo Abe stays away from Yasukuni war shrine, offers tree instead

Shinzo Abe last visited the Yasukuni war shrine in December 2013 to mark his first year in power, sparking fury in Beijing and Seoul.

21 Apr 2019 - 10:53PM

Shinzo Abe last visited the Yasukuni war shrine in December 2013 to mark his first year in power, sparking fury in Beijing and Seoul.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe stays away from Yasukuni war shrine, offers tree instead
Elderly driver crashes car in Tokyo, killing mother and child

Mana Matsunaga, 31, and her 3-year-old daughter Riko were killed when a car driven by an 87-year-old man rammed into their bicycle in the city’s Ikebukuro district

20 Apr 2019 - 6:22PM

Mana Matsunaga, 31, and her 3-year-old daughter Riko were killed when a car driven by an 87-year-old man rammed into their bicycle in the city’s Ikebukuro district

Elderly driver crashes car in Tokyo, killing mother and child
Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific crossing

Mitsuhiro Iwamoto sank after hitting a whale while attempting his first crossing of the Pacific Ocean in 2013.

20 Apr 2019 - 10:14PM

Mitsuhiro Iwamoto sank after hitting a whale while attempting his first crossing of the Pacific Ocean in 2013.

Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific crossing
Taiwan bans use of telecoms products from ‘dangerous countries’ by government agencies

Restriction on equipment or services that pose a national threat ‘no doubt includes China’, cabinet spokeswoman says.

20 Apr 2019 - 3:08PM

Restriction on equipment or services that pose a national threat ‘no doubt includes China’, cabinet spokeswoman says.

Taiwan bans use of telecoms products from ‘dangerous countries’ by government agencies
US promises to defend Japan from cyberattacks under security pact

Nations also pledged to strengthen cooperation in space and electronic warfare in response to China and Russia’s efforts to boost capabilities in those areas.

20 Apr 2019 - 12:41PM

Nations also pledged to strengthen cooperation in space and electronic warfare in response to China and Russia’s efforts to boost capabilities in those areas.

US promises to defend Japan from cyberattacks under security pact
Ahead of talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, North Korea ramps up pressure on the US, asking Mike Pompeo to step aside in future nuclear negotiations

After test-firing a mysterious new weapon, country’s foreign ministry asks that ‘reckless’ Pompeo be replaced during talks.

18 Apr 2019 - 7:52PM

After test-firing a mysterious new weapon, country’s foreign ministry asks that ‘reckless’ Pompeo be replaced during talks.

Ahead of talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, North Korea ramps up pressure on the US, asking Mike Pompeo to step aside in future nuclear negotiations
Lawyers for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn appeal to Supreme Court over extended detention

On Friday the Tokyo District Court approved prosecutors’ request for an extension of Ghosn’s 10-day detention over fresh financial misconduct allegations.

15 Apr 2019 - 5:36PM

On Friday the Tokyo District Court approved prosecutors’ request for an extension of Ghosn’s 10-day detention over fresh financial misconduct allegations.

Lawyers for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn appeal to Supreme Court over extended detention
China’s premier and Japanese foreign minister discuss possible Japan visit by Xi Jinping

Xi is expected to travel to Osaka for a G20 summit, though Beijing has yet to officially confirm the trip. A visit would allow Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet with the Chinese president for the first time since November.

15 Apr 2019 - 2:45PM

Xi is expected to travel to Osaka for a G20 summit, though Beijing has yet to officially confirm the trip. A visit would allow Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet with the Chinese president for the first time since November.

China’s premier and Japanese foreign minister discuss possible Japan visit by Xi Jinping
Japan PM Shinzo Abe tours Fukushima to check areas affected by 2011 nuclear disaster

His visit comes after Japan’s Olympics minister stepped down last week over remarks he made deemed offensive to people affected by the disaster that occurred in 2011.

14 Apr 2019 - 10:08PM

His visit comes after Japan’s Olympics minister stepped down last week over remarks he made deemed offensive to people affected by the disaster that occurred in 2011.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe tours Fukushima to check areas affected by 2011 nuclear disaster
US serviceman, Japanese woman found dead at Okinawa flat

The US Navy member was believed to be in a relationship with the 44-year-old woman.

13 Apr 2019 - 9:45PM

The US Navy member was believed to be in a relationship with the 44-year-old woman.

US serviceman, Japanese woman found dead at Okinawa flat
Doan Thi Huong, Vietnamese woman linked to Kim Jong-nam murder, to be freed on May 3

Doan Thi Huong, charged with murder more than two years ago, pleaded guilty on April 1 to a lesser charge of ‘causing hurt’, punishable by up to 10 years in prison

13 Apr 2019 - 10:59PM

Doan Thi Huong, charged with murder more than two years ago, pleaded guilty on April 1 to a lesser charge of ‘causing hurt’, punishable by up to 10 years in prison

Doan Thi Huong, Vietnamese woman linked to Kim Jong-nam murder, to be freed on May 3
Japanese teen who traded uranium online and even processed it into yellowcake was just a ‘chemistry geek’, analyst says

A vast amount of uranium ore is required to make even a tiny amount of fissile material, while the radioactivity in yellowcake uranium is still extremely low.

10 Apr 2019 - 7:51PM

A vast amount of uranium ore is required to make even a tiny amount of fissile material, while the radioactivity in yellowcake uranium is still extremely low.

Japanese teen who traded uranium online and even processed it into yellowcake was just a ‘chemistry geek’, analyst says
Why are Japanese losing interest in sex? A quarter of young adults have no experience

Researchers said ‘lack of sexual experience may be involuntary’, citing unstable job and income conditions among men.

8 Apr 2019 - 7:49PM

Researchers said ‘lack of sexual experience may be involuntary’, citing unstable job and income conditions among men.

Why are Japanese losing interest in sex? A quarter of young adults have no experience
As China flexes its maritime muscle, Japan’s defence minister visits troop base on ‘front line’ island

Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya conducts tour of ground defence force base on island of Miyako.

16 Apr 2019 - 11:46PM

Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya conducts tour of ground defence force base on island of Miyako.

As China flexes its maritime muscle, Japan’s defence minister visits troop base on ‘front line’ island
Japan-China relations boosted with expanded delegation for spring economic talks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sending six members of his cabinet to high-level economic talks in Beijing.

5 Apr 2019 - 2:53PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sending six members of his cabinet to high-level economic talks in Beijing.

Japan-China relations boosted with expanded delegation for spring economic talks
Japanese Olympic chief to quit amid corruption allegations scandal

Tsunekazu Takeda, 71, has been president of the Japanese Olympic committee since 2001 and is currently serving his 10th term in office.

19 Mar 2019 - 8:41PM

Tsunekazu Takeda, 71, has been president of the Japanese Olympic committee since 2001 and is currently serving his 10th term in office.

Japanese Olympic chief to quit amid corruption allegations scandal