Japan must recognize all disputed islands as Russian – foreign minister

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:59:19 +0000

Japan must recognize all disputed islands as Russian – foreign minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that Japan must recognize Russia’s sovereignty over all of the disputed south Kuril islands in order for peace talks to continue.

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Japan sets deadline for talks with Korea over ruling on forced labor

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:28:11 +0000

Japan has demanded that South Korea respond within 30 days to its request for talks over wartime forced labor of Koreans at Japanese firms’ factories. 

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Hitachi May Scuttle UK Nuclear Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:53:01 +0000

Hitachi may cancel its plans for a $20.5 billion nuclear power project in Wales, according to several media reports from the UK and Japan. The Japanese company is expected to determine the fate of the project at a board meeting this week. The Guardian newspaper was among those that in recent days reported an impasse in […]

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Record 31 million tourists visited Japan in 2018

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:19:40 +0000

People walk under winter illuminations displayed with one million "Champagne Gold" LED bulbs at Marunouchi business district in Tokyo on December 16, 2018. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

 The number of foreign tourists who visited Japan in 2018 marked a record high for the sixth year in a row at 31.19 million, up about 2.5 million – or 8.7 percent – from the previous year, Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii said at a press conference after a Cabinet meeting last Friday. 

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Survey: Backpacks ranked No.1 annoyance on trains in Tokyo

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:23:29 +0000

Survey: Backpacks ranked No.1 annoyance on trains in Tokyo

Backpack-wearing train users in rush hour have been ranked as the biggest annoyance, according to Japan Private Railway Association in Tokyo.

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South Korea orders seizure of Japan assets over forced labor

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:00:03 +0000

South Korea orders seizure of Japan assets over forced labor

A South Korean court has ordered seizure of local assets of a Japanese company after it refused to compensate Korean laborers.

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World’s most powerful passports dominated by Asian countries; PH at 74th spot

Credit to Author: nguno| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:52:35 +0000

World's most powerful passports dominated by Asian countries; PH at 74th spot

In the latest real-time update of the Henley Passport Index, the podium is topped by a trio of Asian countries.

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Record $3.1 million paid in New Year’s tuna auction at Japan’s new fish market

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2019 00:04:16 +0000

Record $3.1 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new market

TOKYO, Japan — A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo’s new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year’s auction.

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Japan’s premier: New emperor’s era to be announced April 1

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 07:25:43 +0000

Japan's premier: New emperor's era to be announced April 1

Japan’s prime minister confirmed in his New Year’s news conference that the era name for the new emperor’s reign will be disclosed April 1.

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