Japan vowed on Friday to resume its whaling programme in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing its hunt by the international body that oversees whales, terming the negative vote regrettable.
The late manager of Japan`s destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world`s biggest nuclear power station.
Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that would likely infuriate China.
The operator of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Friday it won`t appeal against a court ruling that it was responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster, adding it would pay USD 465,400 in compensation.
Japan will push nuclear operators to draft plans to scrap a quarter of the country`s 48 reactors, which are either too old or too costly to upgrade to meet new standards imposed after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei reported on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived back in India after his trip to Japan on Wednesday, said that he was happy to know that his visit had generated a lot of 'positivity and optimism' about ties between the two countries.
More than a quarter of Japan`s new cabinet will be female, reports said Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leads by example in a country economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed women.
PM Narendra Modi, who is on a five-day visit to Japan, showed his musical side to the world as he played the Japanese traditional Taiko drums in Tokyo at the launch of Tata Consultancy Services's Technology and Cultural Academy.
India will send a team of videographers to Japan to record the accounts of the Japanese people who have been close to nationalist leader Subash Chandra Bose when he was in this country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.