Japan rescues Chinese balloonist trying to reach islands

The 35-year-old took off from China`s Fujian province on Wednesday morning in an attempt to land on one of the Tokyo-controlled islands, the Japan Coast Guard official said.

Japan Coast Guard saves 64 Chinese after fire on freighter

All 64 Chinese crew members of a cargo ship were rescued after the vessel caught fire in waters near Okinawa, the Japan Coast Guard said.