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Trump Transition: "It's a Chance," Says Defense Minister Inada

Japan is uneasy at what follows the undue entrance of Donald Trump in the international political scene, but here is a key minister in the Abe administration who thinks otherwise: Defence Minister Tomomi Inada

November 16, 2016 at 2:16 am

Trump Triumphed - Now What?

Japan, like all other countries across the world, was stunned at the news of Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton in a true-to-earth landslide victory in the stormy US presidential election, November 9 JST.

November 10, 2016 at 11:50 pm

His Highness Takahito, Prince of Mikasa, Passed Away at Age 100

His Highness Prince Takahito of Mikasa deceased at 8:34 a.m.,October 27th, due to a cardiac failure, closing a dramatic life at age 100 as the younger brother of the late Majesty Emperor Hirohito.

November 10, 2016 at 9:00 am

Survivors of Tsunami-Victim School Children Won 1.4 Billion Yen Verdict

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake five years ago left devastating scars in the northern parts of Japan, of which the most painful was the loss of 74 pupils of the Okawa Elementary School in Miyagi Prefecture.

November 8, 2016 at 1:11 am

Japan Visited by Record-High +19% Foreign Tourists in September

It looks like this September had a record-high number of foreign tourists visiting Japan - to the tune of nearly 20 million.

October 24, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Tokyo Governoress Koike Questions Leadership of Former Governor Ishihara

The newly elected governoress of Tokyo Yuriko Koike said in her regular meet-the-press on October 14 that the former governor Shintaro Ishihara doesn't quite live up to his repute as a writer/politician in his position as the then leader of the metropolis over the ongoing dispute over the new fish market in Toyosu.

October 18, 2016 at 9:12 am

Over-Populated Wild Animals to Butchers?

The ruling government parties, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito are in agreement now to dispose of over-populated wild animals and envisage a legislation to activate the central and regional governments to work out means to eliminate such wildlife - possibly for human consumption.

October 18, 2016 at 9:00 am

A legendary Book on Taiwan's History Now in English Version

I'm Nathan Shiga and today's episode has to do with my involvement in the publication of a long-awaited English version of Ong Iok tok's "Taiwan: A History of Agonies"

September 22, 2016 at 10:12 am

JCP in Dilemma as DP Candidates Keep Distance

DP (Democratic Party) is amid election campaign to pick the successor to Chairman Okada with three candidates challenging the post. The campaign is being watched attentively by JCP (Japan Communist Party) as all the three candidates are unanimous in revising Chairman Okada's pro-JCP posture adopted and failed in the last upper house election.

September 7, 2016 at 8:27 am

Karate Chop to Drive a Bear Away

Now, it's not a movie scene or a fake story; a Karate black-belter chopped a wild bear away September 1 in Naganohana, Gunma.

September 7, 2016 at 7:49 am

Nikkei Poll Says 62% Support PM Shinzo Abe

A recent public opinion poll by Nikkei and TV Tokyo over August 26-28 marked a rising support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe up by 4% point to 62% - above the 60's for the first time in two years since his cabinet reshuffle in September, 2014.

September 7, 2016 at 7:40 am

Pokemon Go Killed Elderly Woman in Japan

It happened at last; that nutty game Pokemon claimed an innocent life just out of sheer carelessness.

August 15, 2016 at 6:44 am

Japan’s Emperor Akihito Told the Nation of His Wishes and Concerns

At 15:00 sharp on Monday, August 8, the whole nation turned on TV and radio for a special video message from Japan’s Emperor Akihito addressed direct to the public on his wishes and concerns.

August 9, 2016 at 9:02 am

PM Shinzo Abe Appoints Inada to Key Post

Japanese Shinzo Abe reshuffled his cabinet for its third term with key posts unchanged and posted his ally Tomomi Inada Minister of Defense.

August 2, 2016 at 10:04 am

First Woman Governor to Lead Tokyo

Yuriko Koike, Japan's first defense minister, outpaced her notorious foes in the Tokyo gubernatorial election in a landslide victory to be Tokyo's first woman governor in history.

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