The government on Monday welcomed the re-election of Russian President Vladimir Putin and pledged to continue talks with Moscow on settling a long-standing territorial dispute over four disputed isles off Hokkaido.
Followers of Shoko Asahara’s Aum Shinrikyo split up after deadly 1995 nerve gas attack and severed ties, but there are fears execution of its leaders may renew interest in the doomsday cult.
Japan logged a modest trade surplus in February, government data showed Monday, thanks to brisk car exports including to the United States, whose president last week launched an attack on Japanese vehicles.
U.S. President Barack Obama asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to deal cautiously with Russia at their summit in Washington in April, Japanese government sources said Saturday.
Call of duty: A member of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces helps out with earthquake victims in Kathmandu. When many Japanese sign up for the SDF, they don’t expect to take part in combat. That could change in the future.
China’s rapid military modernization “has the potential to reduce core U.S. military technological advantages,” the Pentagon said in its annual report on that nation’s military strategy.
A new small robot will be used to inspect the condition of melted nuclear fuel at the second reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as early as this summer, marking the first full-scale probe since the disaster caused by the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami in 2011.
Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi pressed U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower at a summit in 1957 to consider setting a deadline for returning Okinawa, saying the Japanese public might otherwise become nervous about U.S. intentions, according to diplomatic records recently declassified
Japan Post Holdings Co., the state-owned financial and postal giant, is enlisting IBM’s data-analytics technology and Apple Inc.’s devices for a program to improve care for elderly people as the population ages.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks before a joint meeting of Congress, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington.