Recent News Headlines : Tokyo - Japan

'TICKET-TOUTING' REPORT TO BE FORWARDED TO OLYMPIC ETHICS...


It is not known whether similar laws on ticket touting or reselling will apply for Olympic games in Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022, Paris 2024 and then in 2026... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 0

STOCKS PARE EARLY LOSSES AS TRUMP LETS BANNON GO


U.S. equity gauges briefly bounced into positive territory on the news, but ended down for the day... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 308

DOLLAR SLIDES TO ?109 ON TRUMP WOES, TERROR ATTACKS IN BARCELONA


The dollar slid to levels around ?109 in Tokyo trading on Friday, weighed down by growing uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump's administratio... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 0

COULD TRUMP'S BLUNDERING LEAD TO WAR BETWEEN CHINA AND JAPAN?


Since the 1950s, Japan, and then South Korea, Taiwan and China, have been able to put bitter political and historical enmities aside to pursue economic growth... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 1432

DRILLS WITH SOUTH KOREA ARE NOT UP FOR NEGOTIATION


He said US President Donald Trump had assured South Korea he would consult with them before making any military decisions on North Korea... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 956

MELBOURNE NAMED WORLD'S MOST LIVABLE CITY FOR THE SEVENTH YEAR IN A ROW


Austria's capital, Vienna, was ranked second, just 0.1 point behind Melbourne, while Canada's Vancouver followed closely in third place... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 7

MINISTER QUERIES WHY EX-OLYMPIC BOSS REFUSES TO GO BEFORE BODY OVER TICKET SALES


The committee met on Thursday to discuss the Justice Moran Report into ticketing at the Rio Olympic Games... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 0

CALGARY THE 5TH-MOST LIVEABLE CITY IN THE WORLD (AGAIN)


That put Calgary just behind Toronto, just ahead of Perth, Australia, and tied with Adelaide, Australia... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 18084

A BLAST FROM THE PAST INSIDE JAPAN'S RETRO GAMING SHOPS


Renewed interest in vintage Japanese video games is drawing buyers to the country's online markets and retro gaming shops... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 534

A CONFLICTED ISLAND AT THE CENTRE OF A FIRESTORM


Sitting here on Guam I am in the United States, and yet I am much closer to Manila than Los Angeles... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 314

LOOMING WAR GAMES ALARM NORTH KOREA, BUT MAY BE A BARGAINING CHIP


In November 2010, North Korea shelled the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, killing two soldiers, after the South fired test shots during a military drill... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 397

DRAWN TO NORTH KOREA'S CULTURE, JAPANESE INTERNET STAR LOOKS BEYOND THE SABER-RATTLING


What makes them different, however, is that they are aware of the simplest truth There is more to North Korea than Kim's saber-rattling... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 542

US AND JAPAN CONDUCT JOINT AIR DRILLS AMID NORTH KOREA TENSION


The North Korean threats had prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to say the U.S. military was locked and loaded if North Korea acted unwisely... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 23

U.S. WW2 VETERAN RETURNS FLAG TO FAMILY OF FALLEN JAPANESE SOLDIER


Strombo said he found the flag on Yasue's body after a 1944 battle on the island of Saipan, the site of fierce fighting in the Pacific war... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 2902

NORTH KOREA DELAYS GUAM MISSILE FIRING; U.S. SAYS DIALOGUE UP TO KIM JONG UN


Pyongyang has used detainees to extract concessions, including high-profile visitors from the United States, which has no formal diplomatic relations with North Korea... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 4

AUSTRALIA TO JOIN US-KOREAN WAR GAMES AMID NORTH KOREA MISSILE THREATS


North Korea Australian Defence Force to join US-Korean war games amid growing military tensions... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 636

TAMING NORTH KOREA MAY FALL TO SEOUL, TOKYO TAG TEAM


Much is said about Xi Jinping's failure to 'rein in' North Korea's Kim Jong-un... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 83

OVER 6,000 OFFER PRAYERS AT TOKYO EVENT HELD ON 72ND ANNIVERSARY OF JAPAN'S WORLD WAR II SURRENDER


In their respective speeches, Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered messages that were almost identical to those given in last year's ceremony... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 1009

JAPAN'S MS&AD BUYS STAKE IN AUSTRALIAN ANNUITY PROVIDER CHALLENGER


In its latest deal, MS AD will buy 6.3 percent worth of new Challenger shares... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 0

JAPANESE SHOPPERS OPEN THEIR WALLETS, RAISING HOPES FOR SUSTAINED REVIVAL


That is because the unemployment rate is now low enough... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 9

JAPAN'S ABE SENDS RITUAL OFFERING TO NOTORIOUS YASUKUNI SHRINE


Yasukuni Shrine honors 14 Class-A convicted war criminals among 2.5 million Japanese war dead from World War II and is regarded as a symbol of past Japanese militarism... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 0

BARBECUES OF THE WORLD REVEALED IN NEW PROJECT


I spent a lifetime being told that Australians have the best barbecue going around, that nothing in the world compares, Mr Salleh said... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 479

STOCKS CLAW BACK LOSSES ON EASING TENSIONS OVER N.KOREA


London's benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed 0.6 percent, while in the eurozone Paris and Frankfurt added more than one percent... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 0

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START YOUR DAY


On Sunday, a pair of top U.S. national security officials said any fears of an imminent nuclear war with North Korea were misguided... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 137

JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN STRESSES NORTH KOREA DIPLOMACY, BUT NOTES 'FULL RANGE' OF MILITARY OPTIONS AT READY


Beijing announced Monday that it would ban imports of iron ore, iron, lead and coal from North Korea, cutting an important economic lifeline for Pyongyang... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 661

JAPAN FEARS THE ONCE DISTANT THREAT OF NORTH KOREAN MISSILES IS BECOMING REAL


More accustomed to the dangers of earthquakes and tsunami, Japan's people are now having to address a new, manmade threat North Korean missiles... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 213

KOREA ANGST SHOWS SIGNS OF ABATING AS STOCKS RISE


Ray Attrill of National Australia Bank discusses North Korea impact on currency markets... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 250

FRANCE'S YOHANN DINIZ WINS 50-KM WALK TITLE AT WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP


With one of the performances of the entire World Championships... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 14

A CHAMPAGNE BAR BOOM PAIRS BUBBLY WITH HOT DOGS, DUMPLINGS, TATER TOTS


The two NYC spots aren't strictly champagne bars, but from 10 p.m... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 229

GUAM, JAPAN PREPARE DEFENSE AGAINST THREAT FROM NORTH KOREA


Calvo said Guam is relying on the United States and its allies to thwart North Korea... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 1422

Trending News Headlines : Tokyo

NORTH KOREA GREETS SANCTION MOVES WITH NEW MISSILE LAUNCH


The launch came a day after North Korea celebrated what it calls Victory Day -- the anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 11114

'LAND OF THE HUMAN BEINGS': THE WORLD OF THE AINU, LITTLE-KNOWN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF JAPAN


Laura Liverani Prospekt A tonkori player performs at the Porotokotan, Shiraoi Ainu Museum in Shiraoi, Hokkaido, Japan, in 2013... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 8794

NORTH KOREA'S NEW ICBMS CHANGE LITTLE ABOUT THREAT TO THE US


Even when North Korea does achieve a reliable nuclear delivery system, American deterrence first developed during the Cold War will still be effective... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 7893

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE NOT GOD-GIVEN - AS US AND JAPAN KNOW


So what was the Japanese competitive advantage in targeting the consumer electronics business in the 1970s?... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 5780

NORTH KOREA FIRES LONG-RANGE ICBM MISSILE


In response to the North Korean launch, the US and South Korea conducted a live-fire exercise, Pentagon said in a statement... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 5745

NORTH KOREA FIRES ANOTHER MISSILE, ITS LATEST STEP TOWARD PUTTING THE U.S. WITHIN REACH


The missile was launched from Jagang province in northwestern North Korea, near the border with China, South Korea's joint chiefs said... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 5690

CHINA URGES TRUMP TO TONE DOWN NORTH KOREA RHETORIC


INFOGRAPHIC North Korea explained in graphics Guam's Office of Civil Defence began disseminating fact sheets on Friday... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 5389

JAPAN MARKS HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY WITH NORTH KOREA ON ITS MIND


Japan Marks Hiroshima Anniversary With North Korea on Its Mind... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 4861

ANALYSIS | WHY JAPAN'S FIRST LADY WAS PROBABLY NOT SNUBBING PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE G-20 DINNER


Trump said Japanese first lady Akie Abe did not speak English in Hamburg. Like, not 'hello,' he said... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 4256

CHINA'S SPICY HOTPOT BILLIONAIRE IS READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD


Zhang Yong, the co-founder and chairman of Haidilao, one of China's most successful hotpot chains, remembers his first time eating out... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 3381

MEET KIM JONG-UN A MOODY YOUNG MAN WITH


Smart, pragmatic, decisive, Andrei Lankov, a North Korea expert at Kookmin University in Seoul, said of Mr. Kim... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 3153

'COMFORT WOMEN': RESEARCHERS CLAIM FIRST KNOWN VIDEO


South Korean activists estimate 200,000 women were forced into brothels for Japan's military... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 3060

U.S. LAWMAKER CALLS FOR HEARING ON AMAZON'S WHOLE FOODS DEAL


Amazon's proposed purchase of Whole Foods could impact neighborhood grocery stores and hardworking consumers across America, the Rhode Island Democrat said in a statement... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 2743

HONG KONG VERSUS SINGAPORE: THE BATTLE FOR BEST EXPAT CITY


Hong Kong suffers from higher costs, while Singapore boasts cheaper office rent -- about half the price on a per square meter basis, the report said... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 2556

TECH HAS BECOME ANOTHER WAY FOR MEN TO OPPRESS WOMEN


Anyone who is surprised by the recent revelations of sexism spreading like wildfire through the technology industry has not been paying attention... READ MORE

7th July, 2017 2483

TOYOTA'S LARGEST CAR PLANT IS GETTING A RADICAL MAKEOVER FOR THE SUV ERA


The main factory producing Camrys for the U.S., in Georgetown, Ky., is Toyota's largest assembly plant... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2479

HOW U.S. MILITARY ACTIONS COULD PLAY OUT IN NORTH KOREA


In a series of verbal warnings over the past several days, Mr. Trump has repeatedly raised the specter of military action toward North Korea... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 2298

TRUMP QUESTIONS WHETHER JAPAN'S FIRST LADY CAN SPEAK ENGLISH


Akie Abe probably knows some English but is not fluent, given her academic background and her own comments about her English ability... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 2175

THE NEW GODZILLA FILM IMAGINES A STRONG JAPAN PUSHING BACK AGAINST THE U.S.


Japanese people can come out of the movie theater and feel proud to be Japanese... READ MORE

24th September, 2016 1878

EXCLUSIVE: JAPAN SEEKS SOUTHEAST ASIA CLOUT WITH CHOPPER PARTS FOR PHILIPPINES MILITARY - SOURCES


Exclusive Japan seeks Southeast Asia clout with chopper parts for Philippines military - sources... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 1836

THE BEST COFFEE IN THE WORLD NOW COMES FROM YEMEN


For decades, coffee insiders have complained that Yemeni coffee had dipped in quality, wasn't traceable, and had weird quality defects... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 1766

NORTH KOREAS POTENTIAL TARGETS: GUAM, SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN


In recent months, South Korea has found several North Korean drones flying into its airspace... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 1751

WHAT YOU'RE DOING WRONG WHEN YOU EAT A BOWL OF RAMEN


For fans, ramen is a thing of beauty, taut noodles in a steaming rich broth, ready for instant consumption... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 1641

JAPAN PICTURES LIKELY SHOW MELTED FUKUSHIMA FUEL FOR FIRST TIME


3 reactor pressure vessel at Fukushima, which is likely to contain melted fuel, according to Takahiro Kimoto, an official at the company... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 1314

U.S. ALLIES WARN NORTH KOREA AGAINST FIRING MISSILES AT GUAM


North Korea's threats to strike around Guam pose a serious challenge, a spokesman at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters on Thursday... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 1194

NORTH KOREA CLAIMS ALL OF U.S. IN STRIKE RANGE AS TRUMP SAYS CHINA HAS DONE 'NOTHING"


The unusual late-night launch added to exasperation in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo over Pyongyang's continuing development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles ICBMs ... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 1112

BEARING MAKER NSK CLAIMS TO MAKE WORLD'S TOP FIDGET SPINNER


A major bearing maker in Kanagawa Prefecture claims to have developed a fidget spinner that whirls longer than any on the market -- 12 minutes and cou... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 1088

KIM JONG UN WANTS TO STAY IN POWER -- AND THAT IS AN ARGUMENT AGAINST NUCLEAR WAR


On Thursday, South Korea's National Security Council urged North Korea to calm down, offering the prospect of talks, while its military issued a much sterner warning... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 917

JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER'S POLL NUMBERS ARE SO LOW THEY MAKE TRUMP'S LOOK GOOD


Protesters denounce Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside parliament as Abe attends a special parliamentary committee meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 914

JAPAN CAPTURES MORE PHOTOGRAPHS OF LIKELY MELTED FUKUSHIMA FUEL


3 reactor containment vessel at Fukushima, which is likely to contain melted fuel, according to Takahiro Kimoto, an official at the company... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 891


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