Japan man jailed for making guns with 3D printer

A Japanese court today jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls.

Japan man jailed for making guns with 3D printer

A Japanese court on Monday jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls.

Second Japanese female cabinet minister resigns: PM Abe

Two of the five women in Shinzo Abe`s Japanese cabinet resigned on Monday, beset by allegations of misusing political funds, dealing a blow to the Prime Minister Shino Abe`s efforts to boost the profile of women.

Blow to Japan PM as minister resigns over money scandal

Japan`s high-profile and telegenic industry minister on Monday resigned over claims she misused political funds, including to buy both votes and make-up, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s proclaimed gender reform drive.

Japan industry minister resigns over make-up scandal: Reports

Japan's industry minister resigned Monday over claims she spent political donations on make-up and other items unconnected to politics, reports said, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japanese firm eyes algae-based shampoo

Japanese household goods maker Kao Corp. may soon be using algae to produce cleansing agents for its products, specifically shampoo, media reported Sunday.

US Osprey planes in Japan tsunami drill amid protests

Two US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey planes took part in a tsunami disaster drill in Japan Sunday, despite protests from local people who question the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft.

Resignation of Japan minister over scandal seen imminent: Media

  In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan`s new trade and industry minister will resign as soon as Sunday over allegations that groups backing her misused political funds, Japanese media said.

Japan's new security policy to help 'close friends': Envoy

 Japanese Ambassador to India Takeshi Yagi today said that the country's new security policy would help 'close friends' like India if the need arises.

Nepal snowstorm toll climbs to 39

The death toll in one the most devastating snowstorm disasters to hit Nepal's Himalayan mountain range climbed to 39 after two more bodies, including that of an Indian, were found on Saturday.

Japan minister visits war dead shrine day after Abe sends offering

A Japanese cabinet member visited a shrine for war dead on Saturday a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prompted angry responses from China and South Korea by sending a ritual offering there.

China angry over Japan lawmakers' shrine visits

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to a controversial war shrine on Friday as 100 lawmakers paid their respects there, in a move Beijing said ratcheted up regional tensions.

Japan, China PMs meet in Milan despite shrine visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shook hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Milan on Friday, reports said, despite a mass visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo.

China says concerned about Japan shrine actions

Beijing on Friday strongly condemned a visit by more than 100 Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo, saying the move would ratchet up tensions between the Asian giants.

Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo`s controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Friday, a move that might complicate his push for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to improve frayed ties between the world`s second- and third-biggest economies.

Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

More than 100 Japanese lawmakers visited a Tokyo shrine condemned by China and Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.

Search for missing on Japan volcano called off

 Japanese authorities on Thursday called off the search for seven hikers still missing on a volcano that unexpectedly erupted last month, as wintry conditions made the search operation increasingly difficult.

Japan politician caught in make-up spending row

Rising star and possible future prime minister of Japan, Yuko Obuchi was under fire today over reports she has spent political donations on make-up, in a blow to the most prominent of a new wave of women ministers.

Japan politician Yuko Obuchi caught in make-up spending row

Rising star and possible future prime minister of Japan, Yuko Obuchi was under fire Thursday over reports she has spent political donations on make-up, in a blow to the most prominent of a new wave of women ministers.

Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid
Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid

Japanese toymaker Tomy today unveiled a multi-talented humanoid robot, named "Robi jr.," which can converse using some 1,000 phrases and belt out about 50 songs, as well as move its limbs and head.

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