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Japan: A day after strong earthquake, landslide alerts issued in Osaka

Government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga advised people to monitor the situation through television and radio news.

Jun 19, 2018, 13:05 PM IST

Japan chief cabinet secretary Suga says Japan to impose additional sanctions on North Korea

No secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile.

Jul 28, 2017, 09:35 AM IST

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Jul 11, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to reshuffle cabinet as support plunges to lowest since 2012

Last week's loss, delivered by a novice political group, spotlights Abe's potential vulnerability after nearly five years in power, with many blaming voter perceptions of arrogance on his part and that of his powerful Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga.

Jul 10, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

Japan PM did not donate money to school at heart of scandal: Govt spokesman

The scandal has also put Defence Minister Tomomi Inada in the hot seat after she had to correct a statement about her links to the principal.

Mar 16, 2017, 14:22 PM IST

Japan's Abe, eyeing lengthy rule, to opt for stability in cabinet rejig

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks set to put priority on stability when he rejigs his cabinet and top party line-up on Wednesday, retaining key ministers and tapping a veteran lawmaker who favours big spending as ruling party number two.

Aug 02, 2016, 10:48 AM IST

China arrests third Japanese national: Tokyo

Chinese authorities have arrested a third Japanese citizen and detained another on suspicion of spying, Japanese official confirmed.

Dec 26, 2015, 09:37 AM IST

Japan says no problem as questions rise about Tokyo 2020 logo

Tokyo Olympics organisers said there is no problem with their new emblem after discussions arose about possible plagiarism, with internet commentators suggesting there was a resemblance to an overs

Jul 30, 2015, 11:29 AM IST

Japan launches probe into landing of drone on roof of PM's office

Japan is launching an investigation into the landing of a drone on the roof of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s office building, a government spokesman said, after media reported "minuscule" traces of radiation were found.

Apr 22, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

Tokyo urges Okinawa governor to back down in US base row

 Shinzo Abe`s right-hand man on Sunday urged the governor of Okinawa to concede in a lingering row over the construction of a US air base ahead of the Japanese prime minister`s visit to Washington later this month.

Apr 05, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

Japan PM calls time on late evening working

Japan`s famously long working hours will get a shakeup this summer, the government announced on Friday, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushing early starts and European-style flexibility.

Mar 27, 2015, 11:21 AM IST

Japan `outraged` after IS claim hostage killing

Japan on Sunday said it was "outraged" after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Feb 01, 2015, 03:31 AM IST

Japan urges Jordan's help in IS hostage crisis after video

Japan pressed Jordan for help in securing the release of Kenji Goto, a Japanese hostage of Islamic State militants, after a video on Tuesday appeared to show him saying he could be killed in 24 hours.

Jan 28, 2015, 04:43 AM IST

ISIS video claims execution of Japanese hostage, Japan PM expresses anger

A picture and a video released by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Saturday claimed that the jihadist group had beheaded Haruna Yukawa — one of the two Japanese nationals it held hostage, reports said.

Jan 24, 2015, 22:54 PM IST

Japan to offer USD 100 million aid to Ebola-hit Africa

Japan will provide up to USD 100 million in fresh aid to Ebola-hit West Africa, the government said today, after the United States called for further global efforts to combat the deadly virus.

Nov 07, 2014, 12:33 PM IST

Japan PM to reshuffle cabinet in bid to re-energise

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to reshuffle his cabinet on Wednesday in a bid to re-energise his economic and security agenda after once stellar approval ratings began to wane.

Sep 02, 2014, 11:54 AM IST

Japan says `grave concerns` about Thailand situation

Japan`s chief government spokesman said Tuesday that Tokyo had "grave concerns" about events in Thailand, hours after martial law was declared there.

May 20, 2014, 10:39 AM IST

Japan lodges protest against China ship seizure

Tokyo today said it has lodged a formal protest against China`s seizure of a Japanese ship over unpaid bills dating back to the 1930s, in the latest row to underscore the bitter enmity between the Asian giants.

Apr 22, 2014, 11:26 AM IST

265 Anne Frank books found ripped in Japanese libraries

A staggering 265 copies of Anne Frank`s famous `The Diary of a Young Girl` and other books about the Holocaust victim have been vandalized in public libraries of Tokyo.

Feb 22, 2014, 11:17 AM IST

Japan tells China to accept world`s air zone concerns

Japan called on China Monday to see "reality" and "accept" there are widespread international concerns over Beijing`s controversial air defence zone.

Dec 16, 2013, 12:03 PM IST