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India's Security Council permanent seat hope receives setback

 India`s hopes for a permanent seat on the Security Council were dampened as the General Assembly decided to push further negotiations on reforms to the next session after discussions this year failed to make headway.

Hawaiian Airlines makes another emergency landing in Japan

A Hawaiian Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Tokyo, its second such incident in Japan this month, an official said Thursday.

Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled.

Japan knife attacker grins before cameras

A Japanese man who admitted to murdering 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled grinned to news cameras on Wednesday before being questioned over the country's worst killing spree in decades.

Beijing urged to accept South China Sea ruling

Japan, Australia and the US on Tuesday urged China to recognise the ruling by The Hague`s Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in favour of the Philippines over its South China Sea dispute with Beijing.

Chinese army bans Hong Kong`s Pokemon players from barracks

The Chinese army garrisoned in Hong Kong has warned people searching for Pikachu and other virtual monsters to stay off their premises, as Pokemon Go mania sweeps the smartphone-obsessed city.

19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home; suspect surrenders

19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home; suspect surrenders

Authorities identified the attacker as Satoshi Uematsu and said he had worked at the facility in Sagamihara, a city of more than 700,000 people west of Tokyo, until February.

Do not intervene in South China Sea dispute: China tells Japan

Do not intervene in South China Sea dispute: China tells Japan

China on Sunday asked Japan to restrain itself from interfering in the South China Sea dispute, saying Tokyo should instead consider its "shameful history" before accusing it of expansionist behaviour in the strategic region.

China builds massive seaplane: State media

China has completed production of the world`s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country`s program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. 

Tokyo jolted by third quake in four days

Tokyo was struck by a third quake in four days on today, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

5.0 magnitude earthquake rattles eastern Japan, no major damage

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale, jolted Japan's Ibaraki prefecture on Sunday, officials said.

Japan seeks to pressure Beijing on South China Sea ruling

Japan seeks to pressure Beijing on South China Sea ruling

Tokyo raised pressure on Beijing at an Asia-Europe summit Saturday to respect an international tribunal`s ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.

Japan PM tells China''s Li international law must be respected - Kyodo

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that a rules-based international order must be respected.

Defector arrested in North Korea for plotting kidnappings with South - reports

A North Korean defector who had lived in South Korea has been arrested in the North for conspiring with Seoul`s spy agency to kidnap North Korean children, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Japan`s Kyodo news agencies reported on Friday from Pyongyang.

PM urges greater India-Japan cooperation against terror

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for greater greater bilateral and multilateral cooperation against terrorism at a meeting with visiting Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani.

Japan palace denies emperor`s wish to abdicate

Japan`s Emperor Akihito has no plans to step down, the imperial household has insisted, denying reports the 82-year-old wants to abdicate, in what would be an extraordinary move for a more-than 2,600-year-old royal line.

Japan emperor intends to step down in coming years: NHK

Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to step down in coming years, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday, a step unprecedented in modern Japan.

Shhh...The eerie silence of Fukushima nuclear disaster 'Red Zone'- Stunning Pics!

Shhh...The eerie silence of Fukushima nuclear disaster 'Red Zone'- Stunning Pics!

Keow Wee Loong visited four abandoned towns inside Japan's Fukushima exclusion zone.  

Japan court upholds reactor shutdown in new blow to nuclear industry

A Japanese court on Tuesday upheld an order to keep two reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power closed, the utility said, helping keep efforts to get the country`s struggling nuclear industry up and running in limbo.

After win, Abe calls for debate on Japan constitution

An emboldened Shinzo Abe called on Monday for debate on Japan's pacifist constitution, which he said it was his "duty" to revise after scoring a strong win in weekend elections.