Latest from Kyodo
Japan had until Friday to appeal the first such ruling in South Korea, but it refused to participate in the case, citing sovereign immunity.
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says a spectator-less Games would be better than a full cancellation as public pressure mounts.
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said South Korea’s ‘comfort women’ ruling created an ‘abnormal’ situation, while Beijing’s territorial incursions were ‘unacceptable’.
While inoculations prevent people from getting sick, it is not yet clear whether the shots prevent them from getting infected.
Britain plans to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group to East Asia, as France dispatches a naval vessel to Japan and Germany sends a frigate to the Indian Ocean.
A deep divide surfaced within the LDP led by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as to whether to introduce such an alternative to a single surname per couple.
Japan is struggling to curb coronavirus infections with more than 3,100 new cases confirmed on Sunday.
The Imperial Household Agency dismissed the idea, saying there was ‘no way’ the emperor would do it at a time when people were not evacuating from Tokyo.
The late-summer Tokyo highlight sees high-tempo Brazilian rhythms filling the streets of Asakusa, one of the city’s most popular tourist spots.
Tokyo joined Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa prefectures on Saturday in a joint appeal to the central government to declare a state of emergency.
Based on the information, Washington stepped up criticism against Beijing’s alleged crackdown on Uygurs, said a source close to US-Japan ties.
The neighbours’ differences over wartime labour compensation are deep, and they are unlikely to fundamentally resolve the issue, observers say.
At a Tokyo rally held last month, some supporters say ‘the outgoing US president is the only person who can resist China’s Xi Jinping.’
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the military is being deployed to help residents after 10,000 households lost electricity and 1,000 vehicles got stuck on roads.
The man is suspected by police of making anonymous posts directed at Hana Kimura such as, ‘Is there any value to your life?’.
Takahiro Shiraishi had confessed to murdering, dismembering and storing the bodies of nine people who had posted suicidal thoughts on social media.
Earlier this year, Japan scrapped plans to deploy the US-developed Aegis Ashore defence systems, designed to counter the North Korean missile threat.
A survey found the approval rate for Japan’s cabinet fell over 10 points, while there is also discontent over former PM Shinzo Abe’s account of a funding scandal.
The capsule is due to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere early Sunday before landing in a southern Australian desert.
Yokohama City University studied 376 former Covid-19 patients and found 98 per cent had neutralising antibodies, suggesting vaccines would last some time.
Fumihito reiterated that Komuro’s mother must solve a money dispute she is involved in first.
Foreign Minister Motegi rejected as ‘totally unacceptable’ his Chinese counterpart’s remarks claiming Beijing’s sovereignty over the Tokyo-administered islands.
Prosecutors have sought capital punishment for Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, who admitted to killing, dismembering and storing the bodies of nine people.
Japan’s civil code requires married couples to have the same surname, but the prime minister’s recent comments suggest change is afoot.
The ex-US president described Tokyo’s politics as ‘aimless’ during his term, but a Japanese professor said Obama should consider some of his own policy failures.
Japan’s Nobuo Kishi and US acting defence secretary Christopher Miller discussed the uninhabited islands, known as Diaoyu in China.
Defence ministry think tank says Beijing wants to match the US by transforming PLA with the help of advanced technologies.
Even those who don’t agree with the Democrat’s policies are looking forward to having a president who does not actively incite racism and division.
International travellers currently face 14-day quarantine period.
Yutaka Umeda, mayor of Yamato in Kumamoto Prefecture, was caught by surprise when his family told him that the alternative reading of his name.