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Abe says he sought common goals, not differences with Trump
by Mari Yamaguchi - February 14, 2017 - 7:03am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he stressed common goals, not differences, during his weekend meetings with US President Donald Trump, whom he called a "good listener."
Duterte affirms US alliance despite tough talk
by Mari Yamaguchi - October 27, 2016 - 9:36am
Tokyo and Manila leaders agreed to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the US, after tough-talking President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants the...
Philippines, Japan sign military, economic deals
by Mari Yamaguchi - October 27, 2016 - 7:49am
The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability, and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the US, although a joint statement focused...
Japan wary over Duterte's policy, manners
by Mari Yamaguchi - October 25, 2016 - 3:10pm
Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of outspoken President Rodrigo Duterte. Their concern is not only about his foreign policy toward the US, but also about his informal style. They are paranoid about...
Japan OKs $1.5 billion contract for new Tokyo stadium
by Mari Yamaguchi - September 30, 2016 - 2:44pm
Officials on Friday said the stadium construction will begin in December, more than a year after an earlier plan was scrapped because of spiraling cost and an unpopular design.
Japan protests China's vessels around disputed islands
by Mari Yamaguchi - August 6, 2016 - 2:12pm
Japan summoned Chinese diplomats Saturday to protest after six Chinese coast guard vessels approached disputed East China Sea islands accompanying a fleet of hundreds of Chinese fishing boats.
At least 19 killed, about 20 injured in knifing near Tokyo
by Mari Yamaguchi - July 26, 2016 - 11:16am
At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.
Calls for more aid for Japan quake zone; 42 dead, 11 missing
by Mari Yamaguchi - April 17, 2016 - 7:35pm
The U.S. military prepared to join relief efforts Monday in disaster-stricken areas of southern Japan as authorities struggled to feed and care for tens of thousands of people who sought shelter after two powerful...
US to join quake relief effort in Japan; 41 dead, 11 missing
by Mari Yamaguchi - April 17, 2016 - 8:28am
Eleven people remained missing Sunday in southern Japan from two powerful earthquakes that killed 41 people, as the U.S military announced it was preparing to join relief efforts and Toyota said it would suspend...
Strong quake kills 9, injures more than 760 in Japan
by Mari Yamaguchi - April 14, 2016 - 6:10pm
At least nine people were killed and 761 injured by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake Thursday night that toppled houses and buckled roads in southern Japan, the government's chief spokesman said.
Japan restarts nuclear reactor using plutonium-mixed fuel
by Mari Yamaguchi - January 29, 2016 - 11:00am
Japan on Friday restarted a nuclear reactor that uses riskier plutonium-based MOX fuel, the first of that type to resume operations under stricter safety rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Japan FM says Russia key to resolving Syria, N. Korea issues
by Mari Yamaguchi - January 19, 2016 - 1:13pm
Japan's foreign minister pledged yesterday to continue talks with Russia even though the two countries still lack a World War II peace treaty, saying Moscow is key to resolving international threats from Syria and...
Japan picks new design for Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium
by Mari Yamaguchi - December 22, 2015 - 11:05am
Japan chose a scaled-down design yesterday for the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, five months after scrapping the initial design and construction plan for being too costly.
Toyota head resigns from Tokyo Olympic committee
by Mari Yamaguchi - December 21, 2015 - 1:00pm
The head of Toyota Motor Corp. stepped down yesterday as vice president of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as organizers acknowledged the cost of hosting the games will be far higher than originally...
Japan launches anti-terrorism unit ahead of summit, Olympics
by Mari Yamaguchi - December 8, 2015 - 5:18am
Japan launched a new counterterrorism unit in an air of secrecy Tuesday, with journalists only allowed to photograph its 24 members from behind.
Japan lifts evacuation order for town near doomed nuke plant
by Mari Yamaguchi - September 5, 2015 - 1:04pm
Japan's government on yesterday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear...
Japan marks 70th anniversary of WWII surrender
by Mari Yamaguchi - August 15, 2015 - 12:45am
Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Saturday, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away from a contentious Yasukuni shrine that honors war criminals among...
US Army copter crash-lands on ship off Japan island; 7 hurt
by Mari Yamaguchi - August 12, 2015 - 7:50am
A U.S. Army helicopter crashed while landing on a Navy ship Wednesday off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, injuring seven people and damaging the aircraft, officials said.
Japan to restart 1st reactor under new rules since crisis
by Mari Yamaguchi - August 10, 2015 - 2:27am
A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan on Tuesday, the first restart under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster and a milestone for the nation's return to nuclear...
Small plane crashes in Tokyo; 3 dead, 3 survive
by Mari Yamaguchi - July 26, 2015 - 2:07am
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