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Cheers and screams as new Japan emperor greets the people for the first time

Cheers and screams filled the air in Tokyo on Saturday as new Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako made their first greetings to an ecstatic public three days aft...

Cheers and screams as new Japan emperor greets the people for the first time

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Japan’s emperor greets public for 1st time since succession TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has greeted the public for the first time since his succession, expressing hope for Japan to keep pursuin...
08:00, 05/04/2019

Japan's Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the people Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying he felt a "sense of solemnity" but ...
07:36, 05/01/2019

Japan has a 10-day holiday to mark the ascension of the new emperor. So why are people unhappy? With banks and many child-care centers closed, and some small businesses struggling, the mammoth holiday simply isn’t turning out to be the unalloyed...
15:00, 04/29/2019

Japan’s Emperor Akihito announces abdication in final address to his people Akihito’s reign ends at midnight Tuesday, after which his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, ascends the throne as new emperor.    ...
17:48, 04/30/2019

Emperor Naruhito of Japan: Akihito's successor vows to stay close to people in first speech after ascending the throne Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has pledged to devote himself to peace and staying close to the people in his first public speech after ascending the th...
14:09, 05/01/2019

Japan Is Getting a New Emperor. Here’s What to Know About Him An Osaka restaurant has a new menu item: pizzas that spell out the characters “rei” and “wa” with cheese. They aren’t t...
07:24, 04/30/2019

Japan's Emperor Abdicates Emperor Akihito bid farewell after 30 years, as his son prepared to assume the Chrysanthemum Throne at midnight following the first abdication by a J...
13:36, 04/30/2019

Japan's new emperor: Who is Naruhito? Japan's newly crowned emperor, Naruhito, has said he wants to continue the work of his father in bringing the monarchy closer to the people. But he f...
15:00, 05/01/2019

Naruhito, Japan’s New Emperor, Ascends to the Throne Emperor Naruhito of Japan vowed to “bear in mind the path trodden by past emperors” during a ceremony at the Imperial Palace after his father, Akihit...
19:48, 05/01/2019

Japan Marks the End of an Era With the Abdication of Emperor Akihito TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the en...
13:00, 04/30/2019

Japan emperor's first public greeting attracts 140,000 Emperor Naruhito greeted tens of thousands of people at the Imperial Palace on Saturday in his first public appearance since he took the throne days ...
07:24, 05/05/2019

"Overwhelmed": Japan Rings In New Era As Naruhito Becomes Emperor A new era dawned in Japan on Wednesday as Naruhito officially became emperor at midnight following his father's historic abdication from the Chrysant...
20:48, 04/30/2019

Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era Japanese Emperor Akihito has announced his abdication at a palace ceremony, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope fo...
11:30, 04/30/2019

Japan's emperor's first public greeting attracts 140,000 Emperor Naruhito greeted tens of thousands of people at the Imperial Palace on Saturday in his first public appearance since he took the throne days ...
02:36, 05/05/2019

Emperor Akihito Abdicates, and a New Era Arrives in Japan The new emperor, Naruhito, replaces an enormously popular monarch who traveled the country to console the Japanese after disasters and toured Asia to...
01:36, 05/01/2019

Crown Prince Naruhito poised to become Japan's next emperor Crown Prince Naruhito, known as an earnest man with a passion for water conservation, is poised to become Japan's next emperor on Wednesday, a day af...
00:12, 05/01/2019

Japan's emperor prays for peace in first abdication in 200 years Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and express...
19:24, 04/30/2019

Japan uses turtle divination for emperor enthronement rites TOKYO (AP) — Japanese palace officials have used an ancient turtle-shell divination to choose sites to harvest sacred rice used in an upcoming harves...
09:48, 05/13/2019

Japan's New Emperor Picks His Ride---an Old-School Toyota Crown Prince Naruhito will get more than a new title when he ascends the Japanese throne on May 1. He will also get a new set of wheels—an exclusive,...
14:33, 04/28/2019

Japan's new emperor welcomes Trump to Imperial Palace Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have welcomed their first foreign dignitary to the Imperial Palace. US President Donald Trump has attended a stat...
10:48, 05/27/2019

'Sense of solemnity': Japan emperor assumes throne The following is an English translation by the Imperial Household Agency of Japanese Emperor Naruhito's speech on Wednesday at his accession ceremony...
07:36, 05/01/2019

Trump to be first head of state to meet Japan’s new emperor TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump is at Japan’s Imperial Palace meeting the new emperor. The president and his wife, first lady Melania Trump...
07:12, 05/27/2019

Japan Will Enthrone a New Emperor. His Wife Won’t Be Allowed to Watch. The new empress, Masako, will be barred from attending the ascension ceremony on Wednesday of her husband, Naruhito — another illustration of the dim...
14:12, 04/29/2019

Trump is first head of state to meet Japan’s new emperor TOKYO — Under a blazing hot sun at Japan’s Imperial Palace, President Donald Trump on Monday became the first world leader to meet the new emperor of...
10:00, 05/27/2019

Japan's Naruhito makes first public appearance as emperor Imperial family greet Tokyo crowds six times from palace balcony in TokyoTens of thousands of people queued for hours to catch a glimpse of Japan’s n...
16:00, 05/04/2019

Explainer: Japan emperor abdication rare, but could set precedent Emperor Akihito, 85, will step down on Tuesday, almost three years after he first publicly hinted he wanted to retire and hand over to his heir, Crow...
00:24, 04/30/2019

The Latest: Japan’s Emperor Akihito wishes peace in new era Japan’s Emperor Akihito has expressed his wishes that the new era of his son, Emperor-to-be Naruhito, brings “peace and happiness” to people in Japan...
11:30, 04/30/2019

Trump sends regards to Japan’s Emperor Akihito ahead of abdication President Trump sent his regards to the Emperor of Japan ahead of his abdication from the throne, acknowledging the “close relationship” that the U.S...
10:00, 04/30/2019

Emperor Akihito prays ahead of Japan's first abdication in two centuries Japan's Emperor Akihito prayed to a Shinto sun goddess on Tuesday, starting a day of ceremonies to mark the end of a three-decade reign in which he s...
08:12, 04/30/2019

Japan Emperor Akihito wishes peace in son's reign Emperor Akihito announces his abdication in his final address at a palace ceremony on Tuesday as Japan embraced the end of his reign with reminiscenc...
22:24, 04/30/2019

Japan’s emperor reports to Shinto gods week after succession Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has performed a Shinto ritual at the imperial palace to report to the gods the plans for the main ceremonies of his successi...
10:12, 05/08/2019

Japan's emperor reports to Shinto gods week after succession Japan's Emperor Naruhito has performed a Shinto ritual at the palace to report to imperial family gods the plans for the main ceremonies of his succe...
12:00, 05/08/2019

Trump arrives in Japan for state visit, will meet PM Abe, new emperor President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived in Japan for a visit that will make him the first world leader to meet the country’...
12:24, 05/25/2019

Japan's emperor declares abdication in historic ceremony in Tokyo In a formal morning coat, Japan’s popular 85-year-old emperor abdicated his throne Tuesday during a brief and solemn palace ceremony that was televis...
16:00, 04/30/2019

Donald Trump Becomes First Foreign Leader To Meet Japan's New Emperor Donald Trump on Monday became the first foreign leader to meet with Japan's newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito -- an honour Prime Minister Shinzo Abe h...
05:36, 05/27/2019

Japan New Emperor Naruhito Formally Ascends Chrysanthemum Throne Japan's new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday, a day after his father's historic abdication, and vowed to stan...
11:12, 05/01/2019

Emperor Naruhito ascends throne in Japan with 'sense of solemnity' Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying he felt a "sense of solemnity" but ...
09:36, 05/01/2019

President Trump Becomes the First World Leader to Meet Japan’s New Emperor (TOKYO) — Under a blazing hot sun at Japan’s Imperial Palace, President Donald Trump on Monday became the first world leader to meet the ...
05:48, 05/27/2019

Japan's Akihito, in final words as emperor, thanks the public, prays for peace Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and express...
11:24, 04/30/2019

Japan's Emperor Naruhito urges peace and happiness in public debut Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has appeared in public for the first time since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne. In an address, the monarch wished fo...
09:24, 05/04/2019

Japan's 126th Emperor Too Cool for a Top, Orders First-Ever Toyota Century Convertible A new Japanese emperor ascended to the throne this week, and the newly minted Emperor Naruhito is already shaking things up. The standard, roof-havin...
18:24, 05/03/2019

Trump, in Japan, meets Emperor Naruhito ahead of news conference with Abe President Trump on Monday became the first world leader to meet Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, ahead of a much-anticipated news conference where the ...
08:00, 05/27/2019

Japan's new emperor Naruhito formally ascends to throne in brief ceremony – video Naruhito formally ascends to the throne in a brief ceremony after his father, Akihito, ended his 30-year reign as head of the world's oldest continui...
19:36, 05/01/2019

Emperor Naruhito is ready to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. What can Japan expect from its new ruler? Crown Prince Naruhito, who on Wednesday ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne to become Japan's 126th emperor, has pledged to bring the world's oldest mon...
10:00, 04/30/2019

Emperor Naruhito vows to follow in father's footsteps as he ascends Japan's throne Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, said Wednesday that he was "filled with a sense of solemnity" by assuming the responsibility of the nation's head mona...
08:24, 05/01/2019

| WATCH: Japan's new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne, ushers in new imperial era Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, a day after his father's historic abdication, and vowed to stand with th...
23:00, 05/01/2019

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito vows to pursue peace in first public address Naruhito formally succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne at midnight after his father Akihito abdicated.        ...
10:24, 05/01/2019

Swords, Seals and Jewels. Naruhito Inherits Regalia in His First Duty as Japan’s New Emperor (TOKYO) — Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito inherited Imperial regalia and seals as proof of his succession and pledged in his first public ad...
08:48, 05/01/2019

Departing Japanese Emperor Akihito thanks the people, prays for peace Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and express...
11:24, 04/30/2019

Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito TOKYO (AP) — Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito....
10:24, 05/25/2019

Why People In Japan Are Unhappy Despite 10-Day Long Holiday It was supposed to a period of joyous national celebration, the 10-day Golden Week public holiday extended this year to celebrate the ascension of a ...
14:48, 04/29/2019

Naruhito pledges to 'always think of the people' while taking Japan's throne Japan celebrated their new emperor as symbols of power officially passed to Naruhito after his father's three-decade rule. In his speech, Naruhito pl...
15:00, 05/01/2019

Japan’s Naruhito in 1st speech vows to stay close to people Emperor Naruhito inherited Imperial regalia and seals as proof of his succession to the throne and pledged to follow his father’s example in devoting...
06:00, 05/01/2019

Japan struggles to convince older people to stop driving A new debate in Japan over the elderly getting behind the wheel has been provoked by a number of recent fatal accidents, including one that claimed t...
15:36, 05/09/2019

At Least 16 People, Including 13 Young Children, Stabbed at Bus Stop in Japan At least two of the victims, including one of the young students, had life-threatening wounds. NHK, the public broadcaster, reported that all the chi...
03:36, 05/28/2019

Dream weavers: the indigenous Ainu people of Japan – in pictures The Ainu of Hokkaido in Japan were not officially recognised as an indigenous people until 2008. This recognition came after a long history of exclus...
14:48, 05/01/2019

One schoolgirl killed and 12 people injured in Japan bus stop stabbing One young schoolgirl was killed and at least 12 others were injured in a stabbing at a bus stop just outside the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on Tuesday,...
06:12, 05/28/2019

President Trump, in Japan, Says North Korea Missile Launch ‘Disturbed Some of My People… but Not Me’ (TOKYO) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea’s recent missil...
17:36, 05/26/2019

Japan just sent a privately-funded rocket into space for the first time ever SpaceX is already a household name around the globe, but there’s no shortage of other startups vying for their slice of the private spaceflight...
19:48, 05/20/2019

Japan’s private rocket reaches outer space for first time TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese aerospace startup funded by a former internet maverick has successfully launched a small rocket into space. Interstellar Tech...
08:00, 05/04/2019

Trump on UK visit: 'People had never seen the Queen have a better time' US president claims he had ‘automatic chemistry’ with the British monarchThe US president, Donald Trump, has boasted about having “automatic chemistr...
00:00, 06/08/2019

People are spending less time on Facebook, more on Instagram: report Are Americans spending less time on Facebook? Although active user counts continue to rise on CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s popular platform, a new eMa...
20:00, 05/30/2019

Back on Earth, China's Mars simulation base greets first visitors About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate backdrop not unlike the desert planet of Tatooine...
16:36, 04/28/2019

The Ferrari P80/C Screams in Torment That it is the Only One of its Kind Humanity is cruel and unusual in its treatment of the Ferrari P80/C. We have created it. Given it life. But to have created such a delightful thing a...
00:12, 06/03/2019

What's So Special About Human Screams? Ask a Screamologist A better understanding of the acoustics of screaming could help scientists understand how and why humans shriek—and add a new dimension to the survei...
18:36, 05/15/2019

Queen Elizabeth greets Trump with a handshake; Prince Harry and Ivanka visit As she has done for hundreds of foreign visitors, Queen Elizabeth II will put on an impressive show for President Trump and Melania Trump's visi...
18:00, 06/03/2019

Queen Elizabeth greets Donald Trump with a handshake at start of State Visit As she has done for hundreds of foreign visitors, Queen Elizabeth II will put on an impressive show for President Trump and Melania Trump's visi...
14:48, 06/03/2019

Thai king greets crowd of flag-waving subjects on final day of coronation Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn greeted thousands of his subjects from a balcony of his Grand Palace on Monday, the third and final day of corona...
13:24, 05/06/2019

It’s time gay people stepped aside... hetero whiners have rights too | Barbara Ellen In making its hateful point, the Super Happy Fun America group trivialises oppressionAt times like these, it’s a relief that LGBTQ people have absolu...
23:00, 06/08/2019

Eleven-foot alligator breaks into Florida home, greets police with open jaw in kitchen An alligator was found in a kitchen after breaking into a Clearwater home through the windows, according to the Clearwater Police Department.  ...
21:12, 05/31/2019

Tim Dowling: my wife’s earwax is sucked out. She screams. Now it’s my turn Five minutes later I am staring down at the former contents of my ear canalIt is Saturday morning, and we are driving along a leafy street a mile wes...
07:48, 05/25/2019

Mets’ Craig Kimbrel reluctance screams more horrors Instead of relief, all the Mets get is agita. But the team’s search for answers is limited in scope based on a reluctance to sign Craig Kimbrel and t...
08:12, 06/04/2019

Teacher ‘traumatized’ remembering screams of student in school lab fire All she remembers is her victim’s screams. In a deposition read aloud at the civil trial against Beacon High School chemistry teacher Anna Poole, she...
23:36, 06/13/2019

Serena Williams flirts with disaster at French Open — and then she screams PARIS — This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her ope...
02:24, 05/28/2019

How Jimmy Pitaro silenced the screams of ‘left-wing’ ESPN The nadir of ESPN’s failure with politics came in September 2017, when Jemele Hill, lucratively paid and newly minted co-host of a network family jew...
02:36, 05/24/2019

Man Dropkicks Arnold Schwarzenegger, Screams "Help Me, I Need A Lamborghini" As Security Drags Him Away Arnold Schwarzenegger says “there is nothing to worry about” after a man dropkicked him in the back at his Arnold Classic Africa sports festival in J...
02:00, 05/19/2019

Judge James McClusky gave no jail time to man who raped 14-year-old girl. Now people want him removed New York judge James McClusky is facing calls for removal after he sentenced a former bus driver who raped a 14-year-old girl to no jail time.  ...
04:24, 05/02/2019

At least 28 people died in bloody Israel-Gaza attacks, signaling a violent resurgence for the first time in years Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Four Israelis and 24 Palestinians were killed in a resurgence of deadly violence the two areas haven't seen...
05:00, 05/06/2019

Mom stifles screams as jurors shown never-before-seen footage of Bronx bodega slay The mother of an innocent teen killed by a pack of gangbangers at a Bronx bodega last year stifled screams in court Tuesday as never-before-seen NYPD...
03:24, 05/08/2019

Trump cheers Dow's best week of the year The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed more than 250 points Friday, ending the index's best week of the year, as lackluster economic news prompted ...
13:36, 06/08/2019

Cramer gives 'two cheers' to Zoom and Beyond Meat The newly-public companies saw their stocks rally by double-digits after beating Wall Street expectations in their first earnings reports since their...
07:00, 06/08/2019

| Chelsea up to 3rd as jeers turn to cheers Chelsea moved into third place in the Premier League as a quick-fire blitz from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and David Luiz inspired them to a win over Watford...
18:12, 05/05/2019

Review: At City Ballet, Two Cheers for Pam Tanowitz It was a sign of the company’s new era to feature a dance by Ms. Tanowitz, whose virtues were on display even if she failed to hit it out of the park...
20:00, 05/03/2019

Cheers and jeers as Europe's far-right rallies in Milan Nationalist parties from across Europe held a rally on Saturday, led by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, promising to reshape the contin...
23:48, 05/18/2019

Tears, cheers in Munich as Bayern claims another Bundesliga First came the tears, then the cheers. Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben scored in their last Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich to clinch a recor...
21:24, 05/18/2019

Trump cheers economy, criticizes Democrats at Wis. rally President Donald Trump cheered the thriving U.S. economy and criticized his Democratic presidential opponents Saturday night as he rallied supporters...
14:39, 04/28/2019

The fairest of them all? Two cheers for Aladdin's browner Princess Jasmine Ethnic casting has moved on from Disney’s last stab at the story in 1992 but Naomi Scott’s star turn is not without controversy“You look like Princes...
18:12, 05/24/2019

"Moldova is free" cheers new premier as rival steps aside Moldova's new prime minister Maia Sandu consolidated her power on Friday as her predecessor resigned, appearing to ease a crisis that shook the count...
21:00, 06/14/2019

Yankees’ Manny Machado pass deserves only cheers His mood brightened the most, late Monday afternoon, when Manny Machado received a question about Yankee Stadium’s legendarily generous right-field p...
02:24, 05/28/2019

Cheers! SEC to allow sale of beer, wine at sporting events DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Bottoms up, Southeastern Conference. The powerhouse league bellied up to the bar Friday and voted to allow the sale of beer and w...
21:48, 05/31/2019

Airbus cheers 50th anniversary with flypast but little swagger Airbus prepared on Wednesday to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a private flypast for staff at its Toulouse base and low-key publicity as a new m...
11:00, 05/29/2019

Rights group cheers Bhutan’s move to legalize gay relations NEW DELHI (AP) — A global rights group has welcomed Bhutan’s move toward becoming the latest South Asian nation to decriminalize homosexuality....
15:00, 06/09/2019

The U.K. Jeers and Cheers President Donald Trump As State Visit Begins U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in London Monday for their first official state visit to the U.K, as protestors prep...
12:24, 06/03/2019

Larry Kudlow cheers on ‘totally awesome’ US economy after historic report An amped-up National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow cheered the “totally awesome” US economy in an official video that had the White House ec...
21:00, 05/04/2019

Rapid bitcoin rally cheers crypto market investors, others wary Bitcoin hit its highest level in 10 months on Tuesday, raising hopes among cryptocurrency enthusiasts of greater mainstream acceptance as an escalati...
22:24, 05/14/2019

Meghan McCain: Gwyneth Paltrow's part-time living setup with spouse is 'rich people stuff' Gwyneth Paltrow shared her two-home living situation with Brad Falchuk, and it appears everyone is not a fan of her unique approach to married life. ...
06:12, 06/11/2019

'Straight pride' parade organizer cheers media attention but event is uncertain Previous events organized by Mark Sahady have often been small, with attendees vastly outnumbered by opposing groupsFar-right figures associated with...
10:00, 06/08/2019

Trump cheers GM’s plans to sell Ohio plan to firm with fewer than 100 workers The companies were more guarded than the president when discussing the Lordstown plant, which was closed in March with the layoffs of 4,500 employees...
00:24, 05/09/2019

England vs Australia: Steve Smith turns jeers to cheers with fine century Australia's Steve Smith was greeted by a mixture of boos and polite applause as he marked his comeback appearance against England with a fine century...
17:12, 05/25/2019

Japan’s Trade Ministry says two oil tankers reportedly attacked near Strait of Hormuz carried ‘Japan-related cargo’ TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Trade Ministry says two oil tankers reportedly attacked near Strait of Hormuz carried ‘Japan-related cargo’...
11:36, 06/13/2019

U.S. Refuses to Recognize Threat of Arctic Climate Change as Trump Official Cheers Melting Sea Ice A rational person looking at the collapse of the Arctic as we’ve known it for at least 115,000 years would see an ecological and humanitarian crisis....
18:00, 05/07/2019

Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian's New Promo Promises "Blood, Sweat & Cheers" for Season 3 This year, Khloe Kardashian is helping a whole new group of hopefuls find inner and outer strength. The uplifting reality series' host is back to b...
21:48, 05/13/2019

President Trump’s Visit to Japan Was a Success — for Japan President Trump’s visit to Japan was a success for that country, but foreign policy experts say it was more of a wash for the United States. Fa...
07:12, 05/29/2019

Trump needles Japan over US-Japan trade imbalance US President Donald Trump on Saturday needled Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicked off a state visit to the country. (May 25) ...
01:00, 05/26/2019

Raptors fan sends flowers to Warriors for Kevin Durant injury cheers: ' I hereby apologize on behalf of Canada' Toronto Raptors players were forced to try and quiet their own fans who were cheering when Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant during Game 5 of t...
17:48, 06/12/2019

'Heartbreaking' screams of victim's sister as boy, 15, stabbed to death in Stoke Newington A teenager was stabbed to death in the latest episode of bloodshed on London's streets as as new figures reveal five young people are knifed in the c...
11:48, 05/02/2019

Rosé All Day: Cheers to National Rosé Day & All the TV Characters Who Love the Pink Drink Rosé all day, baby! Today is National Rosé Day, which is a big deal. We know what you're thinking, but yes, it's a real day and no, we aren't the on...
17:12, 06/08/2019

End Of An Era As Japanese Emperor Akihito Steps Down Outgoing Japanese emperor Akihito on Tuesday performed the main ritual to hand over the Chrysanthemum Throne to his son Naruhito -- Japan's first abd...
10:36, 04/30/2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito on Tuesday will be the first to abdicate in 200 years Japan's 85-year-old Emperor Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday when he abdicates to his son Crown Prince Naruhito.   ...
14:12, 04/29/2019

The Latest: Emperor Naruhito inherits Imperial regalia Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito has inherited the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel and seals as proof of succession in his first official duty as emp...
04:48, 05/01/2019

New Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne New Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday, saying he felt solemn with the burden he bore but pledged to work as a symbol o...
08:12, 05/01/2019

Security beefed up in Tokyo as emperor prepares to abdicate Divers scoured moats around the Imperial Palace and police dogs sniffed in bushes on Monday as authorities ramped up security for the start of Japan'...
13:24, 04/29/2019

Emperor Akihito becomes first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years Japan's Emperor Akihito formally abdicated Tuesday during a historic ceremony in Tokyo, becoming the country's first monarch to step down from the Ch...
17:24, 04/30/2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito To Step Down After Three Decades On Throne Japanese Emperor Akihito will abdicate on Tuesday in favour of his elder son, ending a three-decade reign during which he sought to ease the painful ...
05:12, 04/30/2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito to abdicate after three decades on throne Japanese Emperor Akihito reported his abdication to a Shinto sun goddess in a ritual at the Imperial Palace on Tuesday, starting a day of ceremonies...
04:48, 04/30/2019

The Latest: Trumps and emperor, empress, exchange gifts TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan (all times local): ___ 11:55 a.m. The Trumps and Japan’s new emperor a...
07:12, 05/27/2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicating after three decades on throne Japanese Emperor Akihito will abdicate on Tuesday in favor of his elder son, ending a three-decade reign during which he sought to ease the painful m...
00:24, 04/30/2019

'America's Got Talent': Soulful singer with autism draws cheers, tears and a golden buzzer Spoiler alert: A blind singer with autism won over 'America's Got Talent' judges and audience in Tuesday's season premiere, earn...
04:24, 05/29/2019

Askia the Great: Revolt Leader to Powerful Songhai Emperor Muhammad I Askia (also known as Askia the Great) was one of the most important emperors of the Songhai Empire. Askia came to power in 1493, when he o...
13:00, 05/02/2019

Japanese thank departing emperor whose era marked shift from 1980s boom Japanese expressed warmth and gratitude toward Emperor Akihito ahead of his abdication on Tuesday, but judged his three-decade Heisei era as a period...
08:12, 04/30/2019

Country diary: the emperor moth homes in on a potential mate Allendale, Northumberland: Less than a minute from setting out the lure, there’s a rustling like crumpled dry paper and a blur of wings The sun-warme...
11:00, 05/10/2019

Emperor Akihito abdicates Japanese throne to start 'Reiwa' era Japanese Emperor Akihito expressed gratitude to the Japanese people Tuesday as he abdicated his throne and turned it over to his son, becoming the na...
18:48, 04/30/2019

Formal investiture ceremony starts for new Japanese Emperor Naruhito The formal investiture ceremony for new Japanese Emperor Naruhito began on Wednesday, marking the first time in over 200 years that an emperor has ac...
07:36, 05/01/2019

Trump meets Japanese emperor on state visit overshadowed by trade U.S. President Donald Trump met Japan's new Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Monday in the ceremonial highlight of a state visit overshadowed b...
03:48, 05/27/2019

Factbox: Japanese say farewell to Emperor Akihito, express hopes for successor Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down in favor of his elder son, Crown Prince Naruhito, on Tuesday, ending the 31-year Heisei era during which he so...
08:12, 04/30/2019

Sea ice decline triggers breeding failure at second largest emperor penguin colony The world's second largest emperor penguin colony is no more after residents of the Halley Bay colony failed to raise chicks for three straight years...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Archaeologists discovered a hidden chamber in Roman emperor Nero's underground palace Archaeologists have discovered a hidden vault in the ruins of Roman Emperor Nero's sprawling palace, hidden under the hills near Rome's ancient Colos...
18:24, 05/14/2019

Japanese Emperor Naruhito vows to follow father's lead as head monarch Japanese Emperor Naruhito said Wednesday he's filled with "solemnity" in assuming the responsibility of the nation's head monarch and vowed to follow...
13:12, 05/01/2019

Emperor Penguin Population Sees Steep Decline in Antarctica’s Second-Largest Breeding Ground (WASHINGTON) — For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica’s second biggest breeding grounds for emperor pengui...
14:31, 04/28/2019

Dems, Republicans slam ‘unregulated’ facial recognition technology: ‘Time for a time out’ In a rare show of Capitol Hill bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans on the House Oversight Committee voiced concern over the increasing use of u...
01:12, 06/05/2019

Back in time: See You Yesterday brings time travel to the streets of Flatbush Claudette "C.J." Walker (Eden Duncan-Smith), Sebastian (Dante Crichlow), and their lab mate, Eduardo (Johnathan Nieves), carefree and excited about s...
20:24, 05/24/2019

Book Review | The Mughal Feast: Recipes from the Kitchen of Emperor Shah Jahan by Salma Yusuf Hussai Salma tries to familiarise her readers to the mystique of 'Mughal cuisine', which borrowed heavily from Turkish, Afghani and Persian styles. The Mugh...
00:12, 06/12/2019

This Free People Apparel Isn't Free, People, But It's Cheaper Than Usual Ultimate boho brand Free People’s effortlessly cool, vintage-y styles don’t come without some heavy lifting on the part of your wallet. But today, fl...
21:36, 05/09/2019

CBOE STOCK EXCHANGE SINGLE-DAY VOLUME TOPS 50 MILLION SHARES FOR THE FIRST TIME ON AUGUST 1; July Trading of 350 Million Shares was New All-Time High NEW YORK and CHICAGO, August 4, 2008 - CBSX, the CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC, a subsidiary of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), announced that ...
04:12, 05/04/2019

'Catastrophic breeding failure': Second largest emperor penguin colony 'all but disappeared' Antarctic's Halley Bay colony of emperor penguins has seen a "catastrophic breeding failure" over the past three years linked to melting sea ice...
14:41, 04/28/2019

A 'love match' that won over Japan In the late 1950s, royal wedding fever swept Japan. Then-Crown Prince Akihito had fallen for literature graduate Michiko Shoda, whom he met on a tenn...
22:00, 05/04/2019

Japan's Banks Are About to Get Even Feebler Japan’s banks are the weak link in its economic framework. If the government goes ahead with its tax increase, the problems will only get worse—and t...
16:12, 05/17/2019

Japan's Abe Looks to Mediate Between U.S., Iran Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek to open a channel of communication between Iran and the U.S. as part of a diplomatic effort to prevent a...
15:12, 06/12/2019

What It's Like to Raise Kids in Japan Shima and Jenny live in Tokyo with their two young daughters, Velvet Jean and Birdie Moon. Shima was born and raised in Japan, while Jenny grew up ne...
19:36, 05/15/2019

China vs. India vs. Australia vs. Japan Chinese stocks have been under-performing, but what about India, Japan, Australia? Watch our Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast editor Mark Galasiewski...
15:36, 05/01/2019

Explainer: Why is Japan's Abe going to Iran? What can he accomplish? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to visit Iran next week in an apparent mediation mission to ease tension between Iran and the United States...
12:48, 06/07/2019

Japan is running out of phone numbers We've reached the point where we're running out of 11-digit phone numbers. Japan plans to release 10-billion 14-digit numbers by 2021, in r...
00:48, 05/17/2019

Japan Downgrades Views on Its Economy The Japanese government downgraded its view of industrial production and other key parts of the economy, highlighting concerns about the U.S.-China t...
13:48, 05/24/2019

You Can Now Have Official Pokemon Weddings In Japan ESCRIT, a Japanese company specialising in wedding ceremonies, recently teamed up with The Pokemon Company to start offering officially licensed Poke...
06:12, 05/30/2019

Trump to Japan abductee family: 'You will win' U.S. President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the family of a Japanese citizen abducted to North Korea, less than a month after meeting with them ...
21:48, 06/16/2019

Shinzo Abe? That’s Not His Name, Says Japan’s Foreign Minister The minister, Taro Kono (or Kono Taro, if you please), says the Western news media should respect Japanese tradition and put the surname first. It’s ...
16:12, 05/22/2019

Japan F-35 fighter crash cause revealed The sudden crash of a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter into the Pacific Ocean in April this year was likely caused by the "spatial disorientation" of it...
13:48, 06/10/2019

Japan arranging for PM Abe visit to Iran soon Japan is arranging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Iran in the near future, Japan's government spokesman said on Thursday, although details of...
11:24, 06/06/2019

The Latest: Abe says he is outraged over Japan stabbings Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described a fatal stabbing spree near Tokyo as harrowing, adding that he is outraged and will take all necessar...
12:12, 05/28/2019

Japan Surprises With 2.1% Growth, but It's Not All Roses The Japanese economy unexpectedly grew in the first quarter of 2019 supported by government spending, although there were some worrying signs connect...
00:00, 05/21/2019

PM Abe says Japan wants to develop ties with Iran Japan would like to maintain, and develop, its traditionally friendly ties with Iran, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamma...
08:36, 05/16/2019

Rouhani: Japan wants to keep buying Iranian oil Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on Wednesday that Japan wants to keep buying Iranian...
21:12, 06/12/2019

Germany's 'Little Tokyo' celebrates Japan Day Sushi, origami and anime — these may sound like scenes from an average day spent in Tokyo. But once a year, fans of Japanese pop culture get to live ...
15:00, 05/27/2019

Japan Arrive At The World Cup With A New Look And Something To Prove The USA’s top nemesis in the Women’s World Cup comes into 2019 with plenty of questions to answer, despite winning it all in 2011 and placing second ...
11:00, 06/09/2019

| Lealiifano to leave Brumbies for Japan Inspirational cancer survivor Christian Lealiifano will leave the Brumbies at the end of the season for Japan after an offer that was "too hard to tu...
09:36, 06/17/2019

What’s at Stake in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump walked away from a regional Asia-Pacific trade agreement, the U.S. and Japan -- the world’s lar...
17:00, 04/29/2019

Japan back on track with 2-1 win over Scotland Strikers Mana Iwabuchi and Yuika Sugasawa were on the scoresheet as Japan got their women's World Cup campaign back on track with a 2-1 victory over ...
17:48, 06/14/2019

Correction: Japan-Energy story In a story June 7 about Japan's energy policy, The Associated Press referred incorrectly to the plutonium reduction target cited by a policy research...
09:36, 06/10/2019

Yokai Watch 4 has been delayed again in Japan. Yokai Watch 4 has been delayed again in Japan. Originally slated for winter 2018, the Nintendo Switch game was delayed to June 6. Now it is scheduled...
16:36, 05/16/2019

Iran newspaper to Japan: 'How Can You Trust A War Criminal?' A hard-line Iranian newspaper has printed a front page image showing the mushroom cloud of a nuclear blast, meant to criticize the Japanese prime min...
10:12, 06/12/2019

Japan says Abe’s Iran trip not meant to mediate row with US TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s high-stakes trip to Iran is intended to help de-escalate t...
08:48, 06/13/2019

Car Ploughs Into Young Children In Japan, Killing Two A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan's Shiga region on Wednesday, killing two toddlers and injuring others, police s...
09:24, 05/08/2019

Last name first, first name last: Japan minister tells foreign media to get it right Taro Kono – or is it Kono Taro? – says journalists should treat Japanese politicians the same as their Chinese or South Korean equivalentsJapan’s for...
14:12, 05/22/2019

Iran to ask Japan's Abe to mediate over U.S. oil sanctions: officials Iran plans to ask Japan to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease oil sanctions imposed by the United States, Iranian officials told Reuters a...
10:24, 06/12/2019

Japan, Russia accuse each other of military buildups TOKYO (AP) — Russia and Japan have accused each other of military buildups as their foreign and defense ministers met in Tokyo for talks that failed ...
17:36, 05/30/2019

Two Melons Auctioned For Record Price $45,600 In Japan Two melons from the Japanese city of Yubari have fetched a record price of 5 million yen, or $45,600,in the first auction of this year's agricultural...
12:00, 05/24/2019

Japan PM Abe considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Iran as early as mid-June, NHK national television said on Friday, as international concer...
08:24, 05/24/2019

Kamakura, Japan, asks tourists not to eat while walking Street food is a staple of many countries. But does that mean you should both buy and eat your food in the street? Japan is struggling to answer that...
02:24, 05/14/2019

Iran newspaper to Japan: ‘How Can You Trust A War Criminal?’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A hard-line Iranian newspaper has printed a front page image showing the mushroom cloud of a nuclear blast, meant to criticize th...
10:36, 06/12/2019

In Japan, Domino's New Pizza Has Over Two Pounds Of Cheese Domino’s has just released a “New Yorker One-Kilo Ultra Cheese” pizza that has been covered with, that’s right, one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of 100 perc...
17:00, 06/12/2019

Car hits 13 children, 4 seriously injured, in western Japan A car has slammed into a group of 16 mostly kindergarten children who were walking to school along a sidewalk in the lakeside city of Otsu in western...
08:12, 05/08/2019

Japan says Abe's Iran trip not meant to mediate row with US Japan's top government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's high-stakes trip to Iran is intended to help de-escalate tensions in the Mideast — ...
10:24, 06/13/2019

And then there were three - Japan's shrinking pool of imperial heirs Now that Japan has a new emperor, Naruhito, its imperial family will be left with just three heirs to the throne - one of whom is 83 - a situation li...
07:36, 05/01/2019

Carter Stewart, 19, Chooses Japan Over the M.L.B. Draft Stewart, who was drafted by the Braves last year but did not sign, has chosen to start his career abroad, which would allow him to become a major lea...
03:24, 05/23/2019

Avengers: Endgame Doesn't Dominate In Japan Marvel movies are definitely popular worldwide, even in Japan. But you know what is more popular in Japan? Pikachu, it seems. And depending on the we...
12:12, 05/13/2019

How I flew to Japan and am headed to Spain for free Chase cards have best terms, but hefty yearly fees, but way more generous than specific airline cards. Marriott's card is liberal, but expires s...
05:24, 05/28/2019

2 Dead, 17 Injured In Japan Mass Stabbing Two people, including a child, were feared dead Tuesday in a mass stabbing attack that also injured 17 people in the Japanese city of Kawasaki, the l...
04:00, 05/28/2019

McCarron pulls away in Japan for 3rd victory of season CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Scott McCarron had three birdies on the back nine to pull away for a 5-under 67 and a three-shot victory in the MasterCard Japan ...
05:48, 06/10/2019

Schoolgirl killed in Japan stabbing spree A girl has been killed and at least 15 other children hurt in a stabbing spree at a park in the Japanese city of Kawasaki on Tuesday, authorities sai...
05:48, 05/28/2019

Japan's geisha and the unfortunate image of sex workers After years of training and decades of practice, geisha become highly skilled performers and entertainers. There is, however, still a common misconce...
15:12, 06/11/2019

US ends its search for F-35 that crashed off Japan in April TOKYO (AP) — The U.S Navy is halting its search for a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter that crashed off Japan’s coast last month. The pilot is st...
09:24, 05/09/2019

Japan gets ‘all clear’ to mine Mars’ moon Japan is ready to mine Mars’ largest moon after successfully completing all of the compulsory “space contamination” paperwork. Japa...
20:12, 05/17/2019

Trump hails ‘treasured alliance’ between US and Japan President Trump on Monday quoted ancient Japanese poetry and called the relationship between the US and Japan a “treasured alliance” duri...
18:00, 05/27/2019

Japan’s economy expanded for 2nd straight quarter TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government says the economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of exp...
07:36, 05/20/2019

Japan To Buy 105 F-35 US Stealth Warplanes: Donald Trump Japan plans to buy 105 US-made stealth warplanes, Donald Trump said on Monday, which the US President said would give Tokyo the largest F35 fleet of ...
17:48, 05/27/2019

Japan Display says Taiwan's TPK decided against investing Japan Display Inc on Monday said it has received notice from TPK Holding Co Ltd that the Taiwanese flat screen maker has decided against investing in...
07:12, 06/17/2019

Trump pressed Japan's Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, accord...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Earthquake in southwestern Japan causes no apparent damage TOKYO (AP) — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has shaken part of southwestern Japan but appeared to cause no damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued...
05:00, 05/10/2019

Why Japan Is Risking a Tax Hike in a Slow Economy While tax hikes are rarely popular anywhere, in Japan increases in the national sales tax proved especially toxic, squelching economic growth and dam...
02:00, 05/23/2019

Trump: Japan will invest $40 billion in U.S. car factories U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said at a rally that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told him Japan is investing $40 billion in new car fa...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Alexa's in-skill purchasing comes to the UK, Germany and Japan In-game purchases are now par for the course on mobile, so it wasn't going to be long before the same principle was applied to voice assistants....
17:24, 05/01/2019

G20 finance chiefs gather for Japan meeting Financial leaders of the Group of 20 gathered Saturday to brainstorm ways to adapt global finance to an age of trade turmoil and digital disruptions....
19:48, 06/10/2019

Novartis gets approval to sell Kymriah in Japan for $306,000 A Japanese government panel approved on Wednesday a price of 33.5 million yen ($305,800) for Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah, allowing the Swiss d...
12:48, 05/15/2019

Two die, 15 injured in Japan mass stabbing – video A 57-year old man attacked a group of people, including more than a dozen schoolgirls, at a bus stop in Kawasaki City before fatally injuring himself...
21:48, 05/28/2019

What's in a name? Japan puzzles over 'Reiwa', the term for new imperial era Japanese printers rushed to turn out calendars emblazoned with the new imperial era name on Tuesday as the public tried to make sense of the meaning ...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Stop it! Japan Anti-Groper App Becomes Smash Hit A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rus...
14:48, 05/21/2019

Japan holds off Scotland 2-1 at Women’s World Cup RENNES, France (AP) — Mana Iwabuchi had an early goal and then Japan held off a late charge from Scotland for a 2-1 victory on Friday at the Women...
19:24, 06/14/2019

Sega's Judgment Going Back On Sale In Japan This past March, actor and musician Pierre Taki, who voiced yakuza Kyohei Hamura in Judgment, was arrested for alleged illegal drug use. Sega decided...
15:24, 05/21/2019

Centuries ago, women ruled Japan. What changed? The long-term survival of the world's oldest monarchy will depend on a schoolboy when Japan's current emperor abdicates next week, reviving calls for...
14:38, 04/28/2019

For Trump’s Japan Trip, Abe Piles on the Flattery. But to What End? Observers have their doubts about whether a trip filled with flattery will entice Mr. Trump to cooperate on trade and other matters of Japanese inter...
19:36, 05/24/2019

Erdogan and Trump to meet at G-20 summit in Japan A senior Turkish official says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit...
20:36, 05/29/2019

Google opens second Japan cloud region Located in Osaka and part of the company's US$47 billion global investment, Google's latest cloud region is the second in Japan and seventh in Asia-P...
12:36, 05/15/2019

Life as a mixed-race model in Japan For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father ...
06:36, 05/21/2019

Japan's rising star could be its two-wheeled savior Carved into the north east coast of Kyushu, Japan's southern island, Fukuoka Prefecture is known for its ornate gardens, a majestic 17th century cast...
18:00, 05/07/2019

Kudlow says US-Japan trade deal is possible this month White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday that the U.S. could reach a trade deal with Japan by the end of this month, far exceeding all p...
21:36, 05/03/2019

Slingsby skippers Australia to SailGP win over Japan SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Slingsby skippered Australia to victory over Japan on San Francisco Bay on Sunday in the match-race final of the U.S. debut ...
08:48, 05/06/2019

For Trump, a ‘very big event’ in Japan that he struggles to explain The U.S. promoter in chief has avoided details about the historic succession of Emperor Naruhito and appeared most excited about his own role as he h...
20:36, 05/24/2019

A Theory Why Marvel Movies Don't Dominate Japan Marvel movies are successful in Japan. They are popular. But while Avengers: Endgame dominated theaters around the world for weeks, it was soon toppl...
16:12, 05/30/2019

'We're Already Doing It': Japan Tests Unorthodox Economic Doctrine Modern monetary theory, which generally minimizes the importance of government deficits under certain circumstances, is at the center of a pressing p...
22:00, 05/15/2019

Switch Outsells PS4 In Japan Despite Launching Three Years Later In just over two years, the Nintendo Switch has sold 8,125,637 units in Japan, according to the latest sales figures reported by Famitsu. That puts i...
22:48, 05/15/2019

Japan's military says pilot disorientation likely cause of F-35 crash in April Japan's air force on Monday said spatial disorientation likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F-35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in Ap...
06:00, 06/10/2019

Japan PM Abe: Agree with Trump that North Korea must denuclearize Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed completely on the need for North Korea to promptly denucle...
19:00, 05/06/2019

UPDATE 1-Japan's military says pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35 crash Japan's air force said on Monday "spatial disorientation" likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F-35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in ...
08:48, 06/10/2019

Trump rips Biden during state visit to Japan ​President Trump sided with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s description of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as “low IQ&...
18:00, 05/27/2019

Japan stabbing attack: Several killed, children among injured At least three people, including a child, are feared dead in a mass stabbing attack in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. A suspect who was detained at the sc...
05:12, 05/28/2019

2 dead, including child, after stabbing spree in Japan Authorities say 16 people, including elementary school children, have been stabbed in an attack in Kawasaki, outside of Tokyo. One adult and one chil...
03:12, 05/28/2019

Japan PM to visit Iran in effort to mediate tension with US TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran in an effort to reduce tensions between Tehran and Was...
15:00, 06/06/2019

Japan's Noodle Slurping Noises Disturb Tourists, It Seems When I first moved to Japan at the turn of the century, I was told that noodle lovers need not fret about making slurping sounds while eating. Among ...
19:24, 05/06/2019

Trump discusses North Korea with Japan's Abe after tests U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Japan tests world's fastest bullet train Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the re...
05:36, 05/11/2019

Flattery in Japan in rearview, Trump returns to DC snarls WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to Washington, where less flattery and more work await. Trump touches down Tuesday after four d...
19:00, 05/28/2019

The Latest: Japan hoping for end to China-US trade dispute BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the tariffs standoff between the United States and China as trade talks are underway in Washington (all times local): 4:...
10:48, 05/10/2019

Japan coach Takakura goes with youth for women’s World Cup TOKYO (AP) — Japan head coach Asako Takakura named her World Cup squad, going with a youthful team as the country aims to regain its winning form. Fo...
10:48, 05/10/2019

Japan PM Abe says determined to show world strong alliance with U.S. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss North Korea, U.S.-Japan economic issues and next month's Group of 20 summit, t...
08:36, 05/27/2019

Attacker identified as Japan mourns stabbing victims Japanese authorities have named 51-year-old Ryuichi Iwasaki as the attacker who stabbed two people to death in a rare act of public violence in Japan...
10:00, 05/29/2019

Trade war could turn Japan, Taiwan firms into casualties Leading electronics manufacturers in Japan and Taiwan are facing a crisis because of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to possibly place 25 perc...
21:36, 05/15/2019

Rugby World Cup committee warns Japan not to run out of beer Issue was raised as part of briefing sessions in cities tipped to deal with the largest influx of international visitorsIt’s the stuff of nightmares ...
10:48, 05/06/2019

Trump’s Love for Tariffs Began in Japan’s ’80s Boom Thirty years later, few issues have defined Donald J. Trump’s presidency more than his love for tariffs — and on few issues has he has been more unsw...
02:36, 05/16/2019

The Fed Would Struggle to Match Japan's Bond-Market Control Federal Reserve policy makers want to explore yield targets like those used by the Bank of Japan, but would find the U.S. bond market less accommodat...
16:00, 05/10/2019

Tokyo Olympics end 1st ticketing phase for Japan residents TOKYO (AP) — Olympic organizers say millions of Japan residents have shown interest in buying tickets for next year’s Tokyo 2020 Games. Organiz...
11:12, 05/29/2019

Japan’s Abe heads to Iran in hopes to help ease tension TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has headed to Iran on a closely watched trip, saying he hoped to help ease tension in the Middle...
08:12, 06/12/2019

Japan's Abe and Trump to discuss North Korea on Monday: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are set to talk by telephone on Monday and discuss projectiles fired by North Kore...
13:24, 05/06/2019

Infiniti moves HQ back to Japan as restructuring continues The announcement comes seven years after Infiniti set up shop in Hong Kong in a bid to establish itself as an international brand and build inroads i...
14:36, 05/29/2019

Father arrested in Japan for using stun gun to discipline children A Japanese man was arrested on Wednesday for using a stun gun to discipline his three children, police said, the latest in a series of child-abuse ca...
10:48, 05/29/2019

Outteridge skippers Japan to 3 straight wins in SailGP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nathan Outteridge skippered Japan to three straight victories on San Francisco Bay on Saturday when the fledgling SailGP league ...
04:00, 05/05/2019

2 dead, including child, in stabbing attack in Japan TOKYO (AP) — Authorities say 16 people, including elementary school children, have been stabbed in an attack in Kawasaki, outside of Tokyo. One adult...
02:48, 05/28/2019

Japan tests new Shinkansen bullet train prototype The next-generation ALFA-X train is on course to become the fastest in the world. Testing will continue for three years, and the train is scheduled t...
23:48, 05/16/2019

Knife attack at Japan bus stop wounds 19, kills at least 1 A man wielding a knife attacked commuters waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo during Tuesday morning’s rush hour, killing as many as two people ...
09:12, 05/28/2019

Report: Japan's 84-year-old former empress has heart problem Reports say Japan's 84-year-old former Empress Michiko has a heart problem that needs monitoring, but can go ahead with a planned trip to the ancient...
17:36, 06/10/2019

Iran’s top diplomat unimpressed with Japan mediation offer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister appears unimpressed with Japan’s offer to mediate in a crisis between Tehran and Washington, ...
10:48, 05/28/2019

One Child and the Suspect Are Among the Dead After a Knife Attack in Japan At least three people have died and more than a dozen others were injured when a man began stabbing children and other passengers waiting for a bus i...
06:48, 05/28/2019

Japan’s trade negotiator: US won’t impose quotas on autos TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade negotiator has said Washington won’t be demanding any numerical restrictions on Japanese auto exports to the U...
07:36, 05/17/2019

| WATCH: Police on guard after mass stabbing in Japan Japanese firemen and police forensic experts gather at the site where two people, including a child, were feared dead in a mass stabbing attack that ...
11:00, 05/28/2019

Putin says Japan's military cooperation with U.S. is source of concern President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had concerns about Japan's military cooperation with the United States, but respected Tokyo's r...
15:48, 06/06/2019

Japan finmin Aso says Huawei ban could affect Japanese firms A U.S. bid to block China's Huawei Technologies from buying vital American technology could affect Japanese companies and weigh on economic growth, J...
05:12, 05/17/2019

Report: Japan’s 84-year-old former empress has heart problem Reports say Japan’s 84-year-old former Empress Michiko has a heart problem that needs monitoring, but can go ahead with a planned trip to the ancient...
17:00, 06/10/2019

Japan's trade negotiator: US won't impose quotas on autos Japan's trade negotiator has said Washington won't be demanding any numerical restrictions on Japanese auto exports to the U.S. Toshimitsu Motegi, th...
08:36, 05/17/2019

Argentina 0-0 Japan: Women's World Cup 2019 – as it happened Argentina earned their first ever point at a World Cup after frustrating Japan with a solid defensive performance in a dour game 6.54pm BST While the...
20:36, 06/10/2019

Japan companies aim to boost productivity by hiring non-smokers A growing number of Japan-based businesses taking stronger action to promote health and wellness among employees as well as boost productivity by goi...
18:24, 05/14/2019

Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2 Most of the victims were schoolgirls who were lined up at a bus stop near Noborito Park in the city of Kawasaki when a man in his 50s began slashing ...
10:24, 05/28/2019

Stamp to honor WWII battleship where Japan surrendered KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri that was the site of ...
17:12, 05/14/2019

Argentina earns first World Cup point with 0-0 Japan draw A resolute Argentina held former champion Japan to a 0-0 draw Monday in their opening Group D match at the Women's World Cup    ...
22:00, 06/10/2019

Pentagon investigating whether Navy hid USS McCain from Trump in Japan Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said his chief of staff is investigating reports that the White House ordered the USS John McCain be hidden...
21:00, 05/30/2019

Stubborn Argentina holds Japan to goalless draw Japan's quest to reach a third consecutive women's World Cup final began with a frustrating goalless draw against unheralded Argentina in Paris on Mo...
22:00, 06/10/2019

Japan and Russia accuse one another of dangerous military buildup The accusations have been leveled at a meeting between foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo. At dispute are islands both countries claim as their o...
01:36, 05/31/2019

The Latest: Trump heads back to US after visit to Japan TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan (all times local): 1:08 p.m. President Donald Trump is on his way back to th...
07:00, 05/28/2019

Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds all: Cannabis is banned in Japan TOKYO (AP) — Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world. But the chief executive of next year’s Tokyo Olympics has reminded potenti...
09:12, 06/11/2019

‘Drunk’ Japan lawmaker apologizes after urging war against Russia Friction between Japan and Russia is rising after a Japanese lawmaker urged other politicians to declare war against Russia to "regain" the Kuril Isl...
20:00, 05/14/2019

One schoolgirl killed, 12 injured in stabbing at Japan bus stop: NHK One young schoolgirl was killed and at least 12 others were injured in a stabbing at a bus stop just outside the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on Tuesday,...
06:24, 05/28/2019

At least 1 dead, 19 injured in Japan bus stop stabbing attack Thirteen children are among the victims in a morning stabbing attack at a bus stop near Tokyo, Japanese authorities and media said.   ...
06:12, 05/28/2019

Keywords expands game development outsourcing in Japan Keywords has more than 6,000 employees, and it recently added 45 more with the acquisition of Wizcorp, an engineering services company in Japan.Read ...
22:24, 05/11/2019

High heels at work are necessary, says Japan's labour minister Ministry responds to #KuToo petition calling for end to women having to wear heels at workJapan’s health and labour minister has defended workplaces ...
19:00, 06/05/2019

Women's World Cup 2019 team guide No 16: Japan Asako Takakura’s side are not as strong as when they won it in 2011 and quite goal-shy so struggle when they go behindThis article is part of the Gua...
16:12, 06/03/2019

Japan's former empress has heart problem but fine to travel Japan's 84-year-old former Empress Michiko has left for a three-day trip to the city of Kyoto, with her doctors saying she has a heart problem but is...
13:24, 06/11/2019

In Kikuchi vs. Ohtani, Japan Sees Another Great Rivalry Japanese baseball fans, more than those in North America, tend to focus on specific pitcher-batter showdowns. Yusei Kikuchi and Shohei Ohtani could o...
03:24, 05/30/2019

No defensive mindset from Japan in opening draw: coach Japan coach Asako Takakura was adamant that her side never set up to be defensive against any opponent, despite a goalless draw with lowly-ranked Arg...
15:36, 06/11/2019

Kremlin says idea of Putin-Trump meeting at G20 in Japan up in air The Kremlin said on Tuesday that an idea for U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet at a meeting of the G20 in Japa...
15:48, 06/11/2019

The Latest: China mum on plan for Japan meeting with Trump SHANGHAI (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the U.S. and China and their wider impact, especially on technology giant Huawei (all times loca...
12:24, 06/11/2019

Fourteen Injured After Japan Driverless Train Goes Wrong Way Fourteen passengers were injured after an driverless five-car train in suburban Tokyo went in the wrong direction and crashed into a buffer stop, Jap...
10:12, 06/02/2019

Iran's top diplomat unimpressed with Japan mediation offer Iran's foreign minister appears unimpressed with Japan's offer to mediate in a crisis between Tehran and Washington, and says President Donald Trump ...
11:36, 05/28/2019

Japan’s bare detention center holds many without convictions TOKYO (AP) — With its bare cells, the Tokyo Detention House looks much like a high-security prison, but those who get incarcerated here, including fo...
14:36, 06/10/2019

Japan’s former empress has heart problem but fine to travel TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s 84-year-old former Empress Michiko has left for a three-day trip to the city of Kyoto, with her doctors saying she has a h...
11:36, 06/11/2019

The Latest: It’s golf, sumo wrestling for Trump in Japan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hosting President Donald Trump to a game of golf and night of sumo wrestling as part of a charm offensive to st...
08:24, 05/26/2019

High Heels at Work Are ‘Necessary,’ Says Japan’s Labor Minister Japan’s health and labor minister said Wednesday that it is “necessary” for companies to make women wear high heels at work, the BB...
11:12, 06/06/2019

Russia rebuffs Japan's military buildup warning: RIA Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that Russia was only operating on its own territory after Japan accused Moscow of a military ...
14:24, 05/30/2019

High Heels "Necessary" In Workplaces, Says Japan Minister After Petition Japan's health and labour minister has defended workplaces that require women to wear high heels to work, arguing it is "necessary and appropriate" a...
23:24, 06/05/2019

Meet Japan's first female commercial airline captain Originally told she was too short to attend aviation school, Ari Fuj defied doubters to become Japan's first female commercial airline captain. Here'...
11:00, 05/07/2019

O’Brien set to switch Derby second favourite Japan to Leopardstown • Trainer likely to run three Epsom contenders on Sunday• Norway new favourite for Chester Vase after Japan defectionSunday’s Derrinstown Stud Derby ...
21:48, 05/06/2019

Japan v Scotland: Women's World Cup 2019 – live! Women’s World Cup updates from the game in RennesLi’s volley seals vital victory for China against South AfricaAnd feel free to email Niall or tweet ...
15:00, 06/14/2019

Japan's SoftBank invests $1 billion in delivery app Rappi Japan's SoftBank will invest $1 billion in Colombian delivery app Rappi, marking the first move by its newly created Innovation Fund for Latin Americ...
01:12, 05/01/2019

Trump arrives in Japan with his Asia policy in tatters Shinzo Abe's long game is paying off. Only a year ago, the Japanese Prime Minister was looking like the odd one out as US President Donald Trump cozi...
09:24, 05/24/2019

Sources: Pitcher skips MLB draft for Japan deal Carter Stewart is in agreement with a Japanese team on a deal that could set a new precedent for young prospects looking to make more money early in ...
06:12, 05/22/2019

President Donald Trump in Japan for state visit U.S President Donald Trump arrived for a four-day state visit to Japan, the first official visit of the Reiwa era.       &...
18:24, 05/26/2019

Trump, Japan’s PM bond on golf course during state visit Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to know how to appeal to President Trump as he tries to ease trade tensions between Japan and the U.S. – inc...
21:36, 05/26/2019

Trump awards ‘President’s Cup’ at sumo match in Japan President Trump is accustomed to congratulating sports stars in the United States. But no president before him has ever presented a championship trop...
21:36, 05/26/2019

In Japan, Trump Defends Kim Jong Un and Attacks ‘Low IQ’ Joe ‘Bidan’ As his constituents back home headed into a long Memorial Day weekend, Donald Trump continued his track record of embarrassing himself on the world s...
21:48, 05/26/2019

Sanchez fit to start for Chile against Japan in Copa America Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda says forward Alexis Sanchez has recovered from an ankle problem and could start the team's Copa America opener agains...
23:48, 06/12/2019

Japan urges traditional order for Japanese names TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government wants the world to begin using the country’s traditional order for Japanese names, with family names firs...
16:12, 05/22/2019

Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan TOKYO (AP) — A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed ru...
16:12, 05/22/2019

Trump watches 'incredible' sumo wrestling in Japan U.S. President Donald Trump, on a four-day visit to Japan, spent what he said was "an incredible evening" watching the Japanese national sport of sum...
15:00, 05/26/2019

Airbus delivers first A350 to Japan after landmark deal Airbus delivered its first A350 aircraft to Japan Air Lines on Thursday, saying the specially tailored version would start operating on Japan's busy ...
12:48, 06/13/2019

The Latest: Japan says energy supply unaffected by attack Japan’s trade minister says suspected attacks on a Japanese tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Middle East have not affected Japan’s e...
15:48, 06/13/2019

Japan wrestling with Trump going to sumo during state visit Plans for U.S. President Donald Trump to check out the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling during a state visit are raising security issues for ...
06:48, 05/21/2019

Japan edge battling Scotland as VAR controversy mars win "Japan scored twice in the first half in a 2-1 win over Scotland, a result that leaves Shelley Kerr\u0027s side\u0027s hopes hanging by a thread at t...
18:36, 06/14/2019

Trump and Japan PM Abe to play golf at president's course US President Donald Trump took visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a game of golf on Saturday. The two leaders departed the White House f...
15:00, 04/28/2019

Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The ...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Trump, in Japan, says Tokyo has ‘substantial’ trade advantage over US President Trump, in his first day of a four-day visit to Japan, said in Tokyo on Saturday that the country has a “substantial” trade over the U.S. --...
23:48, 05/25/2019

Japan To Invest Rs 13,000 Crore In Infrastructure Projects In Northeast Japan has decided to invest Rs 13,000 crore (205.784 billion Yen) in several ongoing and new projects in the Northeast, an official statement said on...
01:00, 06/15/2019

Flying a Drone While Drunk Could Land You in Prison in Japan You’d assume it would go without saying that operating any kind of machinery or vehicle after a few drinks is a dumb idea—even if it’s one navigated ...
23:00, 06/13/2019

Trump Brings His Own Prize to Japan's Sumo Championship Japan’s ancient sporting tradition is getting an infusion of the Trump brand Sunday when President Trump becomes the first American leader to present...
11:12, 05/26/2019

The Latest: ‘A great day’ of golf, sumo in Japan for Trump TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Japan (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he had “a grea...
13:12, 05/26/2019

UPDATE 3-Trump pressed Japan's Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, accord...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Tiger to return to Japan at Zozo Championship in October "Tiger Woods will return to Japan for the first time since 2006 to compete in the inaugural Zozo Championship in October, the Masters champion said o...
17:36, 05/01/2019

Japan arrests man for stabbing police officer, taking gun Japanese police on Monday arrested a man on charges of stabbing a police officer and grabbing a loaded handgun in a western city near Osaka, which ho...
07:00, 06/17/2019

Some Japan aluminium buyers agree Q3 premiums at $108/T, up 3% on qtr -sources Some Japanese aluminium buyers have agreed to pay a premium of $108 per tonne for shipments in July to September, up 3% from the current quarter, ami...
14:36, 06/12/2019

Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands TOKYO (AP) — Japan is protesting what is says was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea isl...
14:36, 06/17/2019

If Trump wants tariffs with China, then look to Taiwan and Japan for trade With both sides retreating to their respective corners, it appears the trade conflict between the United States and China, the two largest economies ...
04:24, 05/21/2019

Japan to add IT, telecom sectors to foreign ownership restriction Japan's government said on Monday it will add from August the information-technology and telecommunication sectors to a list of industries for which ...
05:24, 05/27/2019

Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Tehran to defuse US-Iran tensions Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Iran in over four decades. The trip comes amid escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf, as t...
17:24, 06/12/2019

Iran Leader Says Has No Intention To Make Or Use Nuclear Weapons: Japan Iran has no intention of making or using nuclear weapons, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Thursday by Japanese ...
20:12, 06/13/2019

Japan plans carbon emission cuts, more nuclear energy TOKYO (AP) — Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima ...
10:12, 06/07/2019

Kento Momota Stunned As China Win Sudirman Cup With Japan Whitewash Japan have never won the badminton world mixed-team championship and their search goes on after they were well beaten 3-0 in the Chinese city of Nann...
13:24, 05/26/2019

Kremlin says Putin and Trump may meet this month in Japan: Ifax The Kremlin said on Friday it saw a chance that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump would meet at the G20 meeting in Jap...
10:12, 06/07/2019

Circus Maximus grinds out Chester win as O'Brien looks to Dante with Japan Scene set for possible York clash with Too Darn HotOn Circus Maximus: ‘Ryan felt there was a lot still there’Aidan O’Brien added another string to hi...
23:00, 05/09/2019

Tourist ‘sand graffiti’ is trashing pristine dunes in Japan Tourists are making like Banksy at the beach. Japan’s only large sand dune network is increasingly being vandalized with “sand graffiti,&...
22:36, 05/21/2019

Morgan Stanley is bullish on Japan, says its stocks are 'oversold and unloved' Japan's stock markets are "oversold and unloved" — the opposite of those in the U.S., said Morgan Stanley, predicting that the Topix may jump as...
05:12, 05/17/2019

Japan Rolled Out the Red Carpet. Trump Veered Off Into Personal Fixations. In Japan, President Trump acted like a man who could never be fully present, defining his trip more by a focus on politics at home than diplomacy abr...
11:12, 05/28/2019

In Japan, Trump says he's unfazed by North Korea missile launches Ahead of a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump has dismissed recent missile tests in nearby North Korea. He later...
06:36, 05/26/2019

Japan Finance Minister Aso says Huawei ban could affect Japanese firms A U.S. bid to block China's Huawei Technologies from buying vital American technology could affect Japanese companies and weigh on economic growth, J...
04:48, 05/17/2019

Japan F-35 fighter crash: Pilot suffered 'spatial disorientation' The sudden crash of a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter into the Pacific Ocean in April this year was likely caused by the "spatial disorientation" of it...
15:00, 06/10/2019

Japan, US to hold working-level trade talks June 10-11 Japan and the United States will hold working-level talks on trade in the United States on June 10-11, Japan's economy minister said on Tuesday....
10:24, 06/04/2019

Japan fashion magnate raises over $8 million at Sotheby's auction Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa sold art for more than $8 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York on Thursday night, providing funding to t...
09:12, 05/17/2019

Japan Display gets debt relief, says consortium to formalize bailout Japan Display Inc said on Thursday a Chinese-Taiwanese consortium will formalize its decision to invest in it by June 14, after client Apple Inc agre...
16:24, 05/30/2019

Trump ending Japan trip after Memorial Day speech to troops TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day speech to U.S. forces...
07:00, 05/28/2019

Trump ends Japan trip with Memorial Day speech to soldiers U.S. President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan Tuesday after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day speech to U.S. forces...
07:36, 05/28/2019

Japan begin World Cup campaign with goalless draw against Argentina Japan's quest to reach a third consecutive women's World Cup final began with a dull goalless draw as Argentina claimed their first-ever point at the...
00:12, 06/11/2019

McDonald's Japan Fined For Its Fake Roast Beef Burgers Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has fined McDonald’s after breaking the law and misrepresenting the Tokyo Roast Beef Burger sold in summer 2017. Acco...
13:12, 05/24/2019

Japan held to goalless draw by Argentina at Women’s World Cup Argentina held former champion Japan to a 0-0 draw Monday to earn its first ever point in the Women’s World Cup.Argentina lost its previous six World...
23:00, 06/10/2019

Japan Is Among the Hardest Countries for Working Mothers. These Families Want to Change That. Men in Japan do fewer hours of domestic work than in any other wealthy nation. Mothers and fathers there told us how they’ve managed to buck the norm...
14:38, 04/28/2019

Trump fetes sumo champ in Japan before grappling with trade Visit to sumo wrestling’s spiritual home followed by golf and burgers as Abe tries to keep president on sideOn one side of the sumo ring stood a tall...
16:00, 05/26/2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe In Tehran Mission To Ease Iran-US Tensions Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic repub...
12:24, 06/12/2019

Trump's Japan visit: Shinzo Abe's calculated pampering of a president Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to indulge US President Donald Trump with lavish gestures of friendship in order to avoid concessions on tra...
17:48, 05/24/2019

UK's Hammond takes case for digital sales tax to G20 meeting in Japan Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said he would press the Group of 20 leading economies this weekend to introduce a global tax on the revenu...
01:48, 06/07/2019

Nissan to Debut Hands-Free Driving in Japan This Year Nissan is set to join the hands-free driving club with the release of ProPilot 2.0, Automotive News reports. It will only be in Japan for now, althou...
20:12, 05/20/2019

Japan tests out bullet train with record-breaking speed of 249 mph All aboard! With a maximum speed of 249 miles per hour, the new Alfa-X model by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Hitachi will be the fastest bullet trai...
21:36, 05/14/2019

Carter Stewart, top MLB prospect, bolts to Japan after Braves fight Going to Japan a year after being picked in the top 10 of the draft usually can’t be construed as a victory. Carter Stewart is bucking the norm...
23:12, 05/21/2019

Japan's Oldest Jail Set To Reopen In 2021 As Luxury Hotel The historic former Nara Prison, the oldest in Japan and declared a cultural asset, is set to reopen in 2021 as a luxury hotel in a project seeking t...
18:48, 05/10/2019

Trump's Japan Visit: Golf, Burgers and a Provocative Tweet Just moments before departing his Tokyo hotel for a round of golf with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the president wrote on Twitter that he is n...
11:12, 05/26/2019

The Navy Hid the USS John S. McCain So Trump Wouldn’t See It in Japan: Reports President Donald Trump was in Japan on a state visit this week. While there, he did the usual Japan stuff—hit up a sumo tournament, pal around with a...
03:36, 05/30/2019

Japan welcomes Trump with a charm campaign, golf and sumo TOKYO (AP) — Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit ...
10:24, 05/25/2019

Trump hopeful about trade deal with Japan; host not as optimistic President Donald Trump is hopeful about a trade agreement with Japan by August though his host at the summit in Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is ...
18:48, 05/27/2019

Japan 'pet cafe' boom raises concerns about animal welfare A love of "cute" creatures, a need to release stress and a shortage of space for pets at home mean that Japan's pet cafes are doing a roaring trade –...
17:00, 05/21/2019

Japan's Aso says US-China trade uncertainty could hurt market confidence Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday that uncertainty over U.S.-China trade friction, if not resolved early enough, could hurt market ...
16:12, 06/08/2019

Tesla opens Model 3 orders in Australia, Japan and a few other places Tesla is finally accepting Model 3 orders from buyers in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland and Macau. It's been a long wait for ...
12:12, 05/31/2019

Apple supplier Japan Display cannot promise return to profit Cash-strapped Japan Display warned it cannot guarantee a return to profit this year as demand for smartphone screens stays weak, and turned in yet an...
09:24, 05/16/2019

G-20 talks trade, finance as Japan readies for Osaka summit FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Trade and economy ministers of the Group of 20 major economies are meeting in Japan to discuss ways to reorder trade rules and ...
08:12, 06/09/2019

Donald Trump Arrives In Japan At Start Of State Visit US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan Saturday for a four-day trip likely to be dominated by warm words and friendly images, but relatively ligh...
14:48, 05/25/2019

Japan Finance Minister Aso says hopes U.S., China will resolve trade row Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday expressed hope that Washington and Beijing will resolve their trade dispute in a constructive manner thr...
06:48, 05/10/2019

Asia shares up in muted trading after Trump’s visit to Japan Asian stocks are mostly higher in muted trading in the absence of major market-driving news on trade negotiations after the visit of President Donald...
09:12, 05/28/2019

Donald Trump arrives in Japan to cement 'powerful' ties US President Trump has touched down in Tokyo, kicking off a four-day visit to the Far East. Trade will be the main focus of the trip, but sports and ...
15:00, 05/25/2019

Trump readying ultimatum to EU, Japan on auto tariffs: Report The White House has drafted an ultimatum to Japan and the European Union regarding trade in autos and auto parts: agree to limits on exports to the U...
05:00, 05/16/2019

Bangladeshi leader visits Japan to talk economy, partnership Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is wooing Japan for aid, trade and investment in a visit that highlights cordial relations with the administ...
06:00, 05/29/2019

Report: U.S. deploys second Cobra Ball surveillance plane to Japan The United States military has deployed a second RC-135S Cobra Ball special reconnaissance aircraft to Okinawa, according to an aircraft monitoring s...
19:12, 06/09/2019

Donald Trump speaks to U.S. troops to conclude 4-day Japan visit President Donald Trump left Tokyo Tuesday afternoon after a four-day state visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, making foreign and domestic...
16:12, 05/28/2019

Japan's Seko, France's Le Maire to meet at 0900 GMT: ministry Japanese Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko and visiting French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will meet at 6 p.m. (0900 GMT), Japan's Ministry of Eco...
11:24, 06/10/2019

Mt. Gox head Karpeles plans new Japan bitcoin tech business TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, arrested in Japan after his bitcoin exchange collapsed from massive hacking, is starting a new business around the same c...
10:00, 06/05/2019

2 dead, 16 injured after knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan A knife-wielding man attacked a group of schoolgirls waiting for a bus in Japan Tuesday morning, killing two and injuring 16 before fatally slashing ...
12:12, 05/28/2019

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude jolts southern Japan, no tsunami warning An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit off the coast of southern Japan on Friday but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no i...
02:36, 05/10/2019

Trade war clouds outlook as finance chiefs meet in Japan Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Japan this weekend will try as usual to make headway on longstanding issues such as how much ...
16:12, 06/07/2019

Japan space startup aims to compete US rivals within years TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space last month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American riva...
11:24, 05/15/2019

Japan found water on an asteroid, and it could reveal secrets about Earth Nothing would excite astronomers more than to discover a planet somewhere out there with obvious signs of life, but it just hasn’t happened yet...
12:48, 05/02/2019

Japan to limit foreign ownership of firms in its IT, telecom sectors Japan's government said on Monday that high-tech industries will be added to a list of businesses for which foreign ownership of Japanese firms is re...
08:00, 05/27/2019

Toyota Opens Test Track Inspired By The Nurburgring In Japan Toyota Motor Corporation has opened a 5.3-km country road test course which sees the completion of work on the central section of its new research an...
14:39, 04/28/2019

Japan's Hawks confirm ground-breaking Stewart signing Nippon Professional Baseball side Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks confirmed on Saturday they had signed 19-year-old American pitcher Carter Stewart in a move ...
14:36, 05/25/2019

US briefing: Japan mass stabbing, EU elections and Mount Everest Tuesday’s top story: Two dead in knife attack on children near Tokyo. Plus, why conservatism is not as powerful as it seemsSubscribe now to receive t...
14:00, 05/28/2019

Japan's Tantalizing Bank Dividends Mask a World of Trouble The path to perdition is long for these banks, and while the ultimate ending might be unpleasant, there are opportunities for hope to be rekindled al...
19:12, 05/21/2019

Knife-wielding man slashes schoolgirls at bus stop in Japan, killing two A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, killing one girl and an adult who may have been the father ...
15:48, 05/28/2019

Earthquake strikes Tokyo ahead of Trump’s visit to Japan President Trump’s trip to Japan started with a bang – a magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near the golf course where he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
16:24, 05/25/2019

The Latest: Trump offers sympathy to Japan stabbing victims KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing attack at a bus stop just outside Japan’s capital (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.S. President D...
07:00, 05/28/2019

With Trump’s Visit to Japan, Empress Masako Finds a Spotlight Supporters of Masako, a multilingual former diplomat, see a chance for her to come into her own after spending years trapped by her role as the wife ...
18:00, 05/27/2019

Trump Calls On Japan's Abe to Lift Tariffs on U.S. Farm Goods President Trump expressed optimism for a new trade deal with Japan, but said Japanese tariffs on U.S. farm products must be lifted and suggested the ...
14:33, 04/28/2019

Japan's sumo fans welcome Trump Trophy but wish he'd sit cross-legged U.S. President Donald Trump can expect a warm welcome from the sumo wrestling community when he presents a custom-made "Trump Award" to the winner of...
13:24, 05/22/2019

Japan’s Recluses Already Faced Stigma. Then Came 2 Shocking Acts of Violence. Experts worry that a new wave of fearmongering will leave the recluses known as hikikomori even more vilified and painted falsely as prone to heinous...
13:00, 06/06/2019

One Image of Japan’s Royals Tells a Story of Demographic Crisis Emperor Naruhito’s ascension ceremony offered striking visual evidence of the imperial family’s looming existential crisis: It has precious few heirs...
15:36, 05/01/2019

UPDATE 1-Producers seek Q3 aluminium premium of $115-$120/T from Japan buyers Top aluminium producers have offered Japanese buyers premiums of $115-$120 a tonne for July-September primary metal shipments, up 10%-14% from the cu...
13:36, 06/03/2019

Japan's Hayabusa 2 may finally kick-start the asteroid mining era The turn of the decade saw a huge surge of interest in asteroid mining, but now this would-be industry has flopped. Can a tiny Japanese probe revive ...
14:39, 04/28/2019

Japan begins testing the world's fastest bullet train Last week, Japan started testing its latest and fastest bullet train. The Shinkansen ALFA-X is capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph),...
21:00, 05/13/2019

Japan shares hampered by trade worries, defensives gain Japan's Nikkei eked out small gains on Thursday but the market was hampered by concerns about the U.S. trade war with Mexico and China, prompting inv...
07:36, 06/06/2019

SoftBank Corp to buy $4 billion worth of new shares from Yahoo Japan Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Wednesday it would buy 456.5 billion yen ($4.15 billion) worth of new shares to be issued by Yahoo Japan Corp, boosting...
09:48, 05/08/2019

U.S., Japan officials meeting to advance trade talks, report says U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will visit Japan on May 24 to meet Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to accelerate trade talks ahead of ...
15:36, 05/20/2019

Japan's Nikkei slips on fear of escalating U.S.-China tensions Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday, as concerns about escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing over trade and technology firms ...
07:00, 05/24/2019

Japan telcos pull back sale of new Huawei smartphones Citing consumer safety concerns and uncertainty over Google's Android support, SoftBank and KDDI have delayed the sale of new handsets from the Chine...
17:24, 05/22/2019

U.S. agriculture secretary urges Japan to reach trade deal U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urged Japan on Monday to move swiftly to clinch a trade deal with Washington on farm products and other g...
11:24, 05/13/2019

Swimming: Leukemia treatment proceeding smoothly, says Japan's Ikee Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, considered a medal contender for the Tokyo Olympics before being diagnosed with leukemia in February, said on Wednesday...
21:24, 05/08/2019

Trump, Xi likely to meet in Japan in June: White House adviser U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are likely to meet during a G20 summit in Japan at the end of June and discuss tra...
17:12, 05/12/2019

Popular anti-groping app in Japan yells ‘Stop!’ at harassers TOKYO — A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-ho...
17:12, 05/22/2019

'On your mark, get set, roll': Japan's office chair racing – video Dozens of people in Japan have taken part in a race on office chairs - a competition which was inspired by Formula One and Le Mans.The contest, which...
20:48, 06/11/2019

Japan's health minister insists high heels are 'necessary and appropriate' in the workplace Japan’s health minister claims that workplaces that require women to wear high heel shoes are “necessary and appropriate” amid a petition with nearly...
21:00, 06/05/2019

Airbnb touts Japan recovery, bolstered by hotel listings Airbnb Inc on Thursday announced a recovery in short-stay accommodation listings on its Japanese site, which plummeted after regulatory action last y...
07:36, 06/06/2019

Japan's Sharp to return to U.S. TV market, regains brand license Sharp Corp will re-enter the U.S. TV market later this year, the Japanese electronics company said on Wednesday, adding it had effectively regained t...
19:48, 05/08/2019

Huawei Feels U.S. Squeeze in Japan, U.K., as Phone Sales Are Suspended Mobile-phone carriers in Japan and the U.K. canceled launches of Huawei models over concerns that U.S. curbs on exports to the Chinese company will a...
17:12, 05/22/2019

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits Southern Japan, No Tsunami Threat A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit southern Japan Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but Japanese authorities said there was no tsunami threat...
06:00, 05/10/2019

Japan to restrict foreign students after school lost track of 1,600 The Japanese government said Tuesday it's imposing new restrictions for foreign students, after it lost track of more than 1,600 who were in the coun...
20:36, 06/11/2019

South Korea, Japan take part in U.S.-led Pacific naval exercise South Korea and Japan participated in a U.S.-led naval exercise on Thursday in the first joint maneuvers between the two countries since their milita...
16:12, 05/23/2019

Nursery children critically injured in Japan as car ploughs into group At least four critical after car hits children on a pavement in Otsu city A car has ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s...
09:12, 05/08/2019

Japan provides free preschool, daycare in bid to boost birth rate Japan enacted a new law Friday that allows all children to attend preschool at no cost -- part of a strategy by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to boost th...
01:00, 05/11/2019

Japan police arrest 7 Chinese in mass drug smuggling TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities have arrested seven Chinese men on suspicion of smuggling what was believed to be a record amount of stimulants by ...
10:00, 06/05/2019

Japan says Russia supports its plan to help ease U.S.-Iran tensions Russia expressed support for Japan's intention to play a role in helping ease tensions between Iran and the United States, an official in Tokyo said ...
18:36, 05/30/2019

Japan's prime minister set to meet with Iran's Rouhani this week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit this week that aims at easi...
08:24, 06/11/2019

Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit Japan and China have agreed to boost their relations ahead of a planned visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June, his first since comin...
16:24, 05/17/2019

Japan Police Official Stabbed In Possible Targeted Attack: Report A Japanese police officer was stabbed several times in the chest with a kitchen knife and his loaded handgun stolen while on patrol on Sunday morning...
07:48, 06/16/2019

Trump expects Japan's military to reinforce US forces in Asia and beyond The U.S. president's comments followed his inspection of Japan's largest warship, the Kaga, a helicopter carrier designed to carry submarin...
06:12, 05/28/2019

Japan Finmin Aso: Sino-U.S. trade war won't trigger economic crisis Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday the Sino-U.S. trade war would not immediately trigger an economic shock on the scale of the "Lehma...
06:12, 05/14/2019

From Japan, Trump doubles down on Biden criticism and embrace of Kim Jong Un President Donald Trump doubled down on his support for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's scathing view of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Mon...
11:36, 05/27/2019

Donald Trump welcomes Japan's offer of mediation with Iran President acknowledges Abe’s close links to Tehran and says US ‘would like to talk’ Donald Trump has said he would support Shinzo Abe’s efforts to ac...
11:48, 05/27/2019

Expect a US-Japan trade deal in 6 to 9 months, says former USTR official The U.S. and Japan will likely reach a trade settlement in the next six to nine months that will "give each side something to claim credit for," says...
05:12, 05/27/2019

Trump's Japan visit to focus on personal ties, not substance President Donald Trump's Japan visit starting this weekend is to focus on personal ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rather than substantive result...
11:00, 05/24/2019

Modern Monetary Theory’s Reluctant Poster Child: Japan Despite its huge debt, the country remains an economic powerhouse. Some say it provides a model for the United States, but its leaders disavow the id...
10:00, 06/05/2019

Toyota, Panasonic form joint venture in housing for Japan TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Toyota and electronics maker Panasonic are forming a joint venture combining their housing businesses in Japan. Toyot...
08:00, 05/09/2019

Huawei Feels U.S. Squeeze in U.K., Japan as Partners Curb Business Chip designer Arm is suspending business with Huawei and major mobile-phone carriers in Japan and the U.K. are holding off on new Huawei phones in th...
20:36, 05/22/2019