Japan's foreign minister Taro Kono, North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho chat in Singapore
Japan's Foreign Ministry says North Korean tanker has been observed engaging in illicit ship-to-ship cargo transfer in East China Sea
Japan is considering creating a sovereign wealth fund to invest in U.S. infrastructure projects and U.S.-Japan joint projects in third countries and will float the idea at two-way trade talks in Washington next week, the Nikkei daily reported
Japan's negotiating skills to be put to test as Tokyo tries to fend off U.S. demands for bilateral free trade agreement and counter the threat of tariffs on cars and auto parts
Japan finmin says no concrete plan for U.S. infrastructure fund
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The British Navy’s flagship amphibious assault ship HMS Albion arrived in Tokyo on Friday extending Britain’s naval presence in East Asia to four months as London deepens military ties in a region it considers vital to global security and economic prosperity as it exits the European Union
China's stock marrket loses ranking as world's second-biggest to Japan: Bloomberg
In July, 96 people died of heatstroke in central Tokyo's 23 wards, nearly a fourfold increase from the same month last year
KCNA: "Japan is persistently crying out for someone's 'threat' in defiance of the changed situation. It clearly shows that Japan is in need of the 'threat' from the outside. Abe government is suffering a serious crisis in domestic ruleand it is sidelined in diplomatic arena."
"I think we were able to quiet any market speculation that we are heading toward an early exit (from monetary easing), or that we are raising interest rates," Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda says
Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda says the centralbank remains committed to keeping policy highly accommodative, stressing the move is not step toward normalization
Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 28km ENE of Iwaki, Japan
Number of people sent to hospitals in Japan due to heat tops 57,000, with the yearly figure soon expected to surpass the record marked in 2013
Japan pledges to cut plutonium stockpile amid growing concern by neighbors
U.S., Japan mulling first bilateral trade talks Aug 9: NHK
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Japan launches first 27DDG-class AEGIS destroyer. Named Maya (摩耶/まや) after mountain in Japan and WWII heavy cruiser, 5th consecutive JMSDF DDG to follow this convention. What are the odds next 27DDG is christened Haguro (羽黑)?
Rain-weary residents of western Japan resume clean-up after Typhoon Jongdari sweeps through the region without inflicting major damage
Bank of Japan announces special, fixed-rate JGB buying operation, offers to purchase unlimited amount of 10-yr JGBs at yield of 0.100 pct
More than 100 flights were canceled in Japan and residents already reeling from deadly floods sand-bagged rivers and prepared for more evacuations as a powerful typhoon neared on Saturday
KCNA: "The Japanese reactionaries are, indeed, a group of heinous devils who make no scruple of committing sins in a bid to attain their wild political ambition. The Abe cult should reflect on its sinful moves for the revival of militarism."
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USAF B-52H's TRAY01 and 02 departed Andersen AFB, Guam and conducted a mission around mainland Japan, last night. USAF KC-135R's LOLLY21 and 22 provided tanker support from Andersen and Kadena.
World's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117
Japan will strengthen its oversight of suicidal posts on socialmedia after 9 dismembered bodies were found in October 2017 in Zama, near Tokyo
Two people died and dozens were injured by a fire that broke out at a construction site in suburban Tokyo on Thursday afternoon
Japan executes six more cult members of deadly sarin attack
3 Indonesians missing after South Korean fishing boats collide off Japan's Hokkaido
Japan has executed all 13 members of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, which carried out the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway - NHK
Japan's Kishida boosts Abe's chances of staying on as PM
'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 in a week
Japan's Kishida unlikely to run in ruling party leadership race: Kyodo