Recent News Headlines : Tokyo - Japan

JAPAN SAYS COLLISION HAPPENED EARLIER THAN REPORTED


Crew members said the collision, which killed seven American sailors, had just occurred, so the Coast Guard estimated that it had happened around 2 20... READ MORE

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U.S. NAVY CONFIRMS ALL 7 MISSING SAILORS FROM USS FITZGERALD FOUND DEAD


The incident has sparked as many as three investigations by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coastguard, and two by Japanese authorities... READ MORE

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US NAVY IDENTIFIES SEVEN SAILORS KILLED IN JAPAN COLLISION


The sailors, aged between 19 and 37, were reported missing after Saturday's predawn collision which triggered a major US-Japanese search operation... READ MORE

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US NAVY IDENTIFIES SEVEN SAILORS KILLED IN JAPAN COLLISION


The sailors, aged between 19 and 37, were reported missing after Saturday's predawn collision which triggered a major US-Japanese search operation... READ MORE

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US NAVY IDENTIFIES ALL SEVEN SAILORS KILLED IN JAPAN COLLISION


The crew were reported missing after Saturday's predawn collision, triggering a major US-Japanese search operation, with divers scouring damaged areas of the destroyer... READ MORE

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U.S. NAVY STOPS SEARCH FOR 7 MISSING SAILORS AFTER BODIES FOUND


Both Aucoin and the Japanese coast guard, however, said it was too early to determine what led to the collision... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 134

'TRAUMATIC' COLLISION THAT KILLED SAILORS ALMOST SANK DESTROYER, NAVY SAYS


Local time Saturday, about 50 miles southwest of the U.S. Navy base at Yokosuka... READ MORE

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SEVEN MISSING SAILORS FOUND DEAD ABOARD STRICKEN US DESTROYER


Three others were injured in the collision, local media said, including Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the Fitzgerald's commanding officer, who is in a stable condition in hospital... READ MORE

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MISSING SAILORS' BODIES FOUND IN DAMAGED USS FITZGERALD


The waterways approaching Tokyo Bay are busy with commercial vessels sailing to and from Japan's two biggest container ports in Tokyo and Yokohama... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 2932

7 MISSING CREW MEMBERS FOUND DEAD ABOARD US DESTROYER FOLLOWING COLLISION OFF JAPAN


The 222.6-meter-long Philippine ship, which was sailing towards Tokyo, had scrape marks from the collision on the left side of its bow section... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 0

0506BODIES OF MISSING SAILORS FOUND ON STRICKEN US DESTROYER


The Japanese coastguard said it received an emergency call from the container ship, the ACX Crystal, reporting the collision around 2.20am local time 6.20pm Friday BST ... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 0

ABE FEARS FALLOUT FROM CONSPIRACY LAW'S PASSAGE IN TOKYO ASSEMBLY ELECTION


The metropolitan assembly election will be a tough battle, Abe said at an LDP meeting in Tokyo Friday... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 7

MISSING SAILORS FOUND AFTER US NAVY DESTROYER COLLIDES WITH SHIP OFF JAPAN


The USS Fitzgerald was damaged when it collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel south of Tokyo Bay on June 17, 2017... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 14

MISSING U.S. SAILORS FOUND DEAD AFTER COLLISION WITH MERCHANT SHIP OFF COAST OF JAPAN


The Fitzgerald collided with the Philippine-flagged Crystal, nearly four times its size, in a busy shipping lane south of Tokyo at 2 30 a.m... READ MORE

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SEARCH GOES ON FOR SEVEN U.S. SAILORS AFTER COLLISION OFF JAPAN


Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Handout via REUTERS 6 13 left right The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 2228

CONTAINER SHIP EN ROUTE TO TOKYO WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH DESTROYER


The route of the ACX Crystal Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 81

RESCUERS SEARCH FOR 7 SAILORS AS DAMAGED U.S. DESTROYER REACHES PORT


Thoughts and prayers with the sailors of USS Fitzgerald and their families, President Trump posted on Twitter on Saturday... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 4720

RACE TO FIND SEVEN MISSING NAVY CREW


Marine traffic records suggest the ACX Crystal made a sudden U-turn roughly 25 minutes before the collision with the USS Fitzgerald... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 2200

USS FITZGERALD COLLISION: WARSHIP DOCKS IN JAPAN WITH 7 SAILORS STILL MISSING


The Japanese Coast Guard said separately the Fitzgerald was towed back to Yokosuka by a tugboat at about 3 knots... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 1514

SEVEN US NAVY CREW MISSING, COMMANDER HURT IN CRASH OFF JAPAN


It left the central Japanese city of Nagoya on Friday and had been due to arrive in the capital on Saturday... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 1

SEARCH ON FOR 7 NAVY CREW AFTER SHIP DAMAGED IN COLLISION


The Japanese coast guard said it received an emergency call from the Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal at around 2 20 a.m... READ MORE

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JAPAN COAST GUARD LEADS SEARCH FOR NAVY SAILORS


The Navy said that the USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 55

NAVY SAILORS MISSING FOLLOWING U.S. DESTROYER CRASH OFF JAPAN


The Philippine ship is 29,060 tons and is 222 meters 730 feet long, the coast guard said, much larger than the 8,315-ton naval destroyer... READ MORE

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SEVEN US DESTROYER CREW MISSING, COMMANDER HURT IN CRASH OFF JAPAN


There are seven sailors unaccounted for the ship and the Japanese Coast Guard continues to search for them... READ MORE

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US NAVY DESTROYER COLLIDES WITH PHILIPPINE VESSEL OFF JAPAN, 7 MISSING


The Japan Coast Guard said the collision, which left one person injured on the destroyer, occurred about 100 km southwest of Yokosuka... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 4

CAPTAIN INJURED, 7 CREW MISSING AFTER US DESTROYER AND MERCHANT SHIP COLLIDE


The Fitzgerald collided with the 730ft merchant ship 56 nautical miles from Yokosuka, a city south of Tokyo... READ MORE

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7 REPORTED MISSING AFTER U.S. NAVY DESTROYER COLLISION OFF JAPAN


Takeshi Aikawa of the Japan coast guard said that so far no damage or injuries were reported on the container ship, he said... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 12217

ADB PROPOSES FUTURE TAX-SHARING BONDS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS


And most politicians are loath to impose new or higher taxes on the present users or potential customers of future infrastructure projects... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 31

THIS STARTUP IS MAKING PAPER OUT OF STONE, NOT TREES


One Japanese entrepreneur now plans to take things full circle by making paper out of stone... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 5485

OTTO WARMBIER IS HOME, BUT QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS TIME IN NORTH KOREA ABOUND


University of Virginia student, Otto Warmbier, returns to the U.S. from North Korea in a coma Today's coverage from Post correspondents around the world... READ MORE

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Trending News Headlines : Tokyo

HACKERS CAME, BUT THE FRENCH WERE PREPARED


And mindful of what happened in the American presidential campaign, the team created dozens of false email accounts, complete with phony documents, to confuse the attackers... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 51112

10 PHOTOGRAPHS TO SHOW TO ANYONE WHO DOESN'T BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE


Earlier, France had released a rare joint statement with Italy and Germany that dismissed Mr Trump's suggestion that the Paris accord could be altered... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 22699

TRUMP ON F-35S OVER JAPAN


Trump on F-35s over Japan 'Pretty cool, right'... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 12108

PRINCESS MAKO TO LOSE ROYAL STATUS BY MARRYING COMMONER


The 25-year-old eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will become engaged to law firm worker Kei Komuro, also 25, whom she met while studying together... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 9609

AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 STEAKS: THE BEST FROM LAS VEGAS TO TOKYO


My favorite place for steak in New York City isn't necessarily a steakhouse, he says... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 9161

DENNIS RODMAN JUST GAVE KIM JONG UN 'THE ART OF THE DEAL.' AND IT MAY BE A GENIUS MOVE.


Among North Korea's most recent claims that it has developed the perfect weapon system and can strike New York City home of Trump, coincidentally... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 7614

EMMANUEL MACRON OFFERS REFUGE TO AMERICAN CLIMATE SCIENTISTS AFTER DONALD TRUMP TAKES US OUT OF PARIS CLIMATE DEAL


French President Emmanuel Macron has offered a second homeland for US climate scientists after Donald Trump announced America would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 7397

HOW THE 'WORLD'S OLDEST PORN STAR' KEEPS IT UP FOR SO LONG


Shigeo Tokuda, 82, only became an adult entertainer when he was around the age of 70 and credits his amazing stamina to eating eggs every day... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 7069

JAPANS PARLIAMENT PASSES LAW ALLOWING EMPEROR TO ABDICATE


But Mr. Abe's governing Liberal Democratic Party would only consider the one-time allowance for Emperor Akihito's departure... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 6848

NEW SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN WILLING TO VISIT NORTH, TALK TO U.S., CHINA


Moons softer stance on North Korea could create friction with Washington... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 4374

FOR VULNERABLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS IN JAPAN, A CULTURE OF 'DATES' WITH OLDER MEN


Here, high school dating matches girls in uniforms with men in their 40s and 50s and beyond... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 4295

S KOREA SUSPENDS DEPLOYMENT OF US ANTIMISSILE SYSTEM


A spokeswoman for the United States forces in South Korea referred requests for comment to the Blue House... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 4107

A TINY ISLAND OFF SINGAPORE MAY HOLD KEYS TO ENERGY'S FUTURE


The micro-grid is expected to be operating by October, with hydrogen storage capabilities added next year, Holleaux said... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 3753

JAPAN PASSES 'BRUTAL' COUNTER-TERROR LAW DESPITE FEARS OVER CIVIL LIBERTIES


The ruling Liberal Democratic party and its junior coalition pushed the bill through the upper house of Japan's parliament as thousands of people protested outside... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 3640

IN JAPAN, PRIME MINISTER PUSHES AHEAD WITH CONTROVERSIAL 'ANTI-CONSPIRACY' BILL


The prime minister has been implicated in two shady deals, but strongly denies any wrongdoing... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 3450

THIS IS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF NORTH KOREA LAUNCHED A REAL ATTACK


Schiller and Wright estimate that it would take 10 to 11 minutes before a missile from the North reached Tokyo... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 3309

NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES A BALLISTIC MISSILE THAT FLIES ABOUT 450 MILES


One of the missiles looked similar to the KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea had included in previous parades... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 2660

TOKYO NIGHTS MAY SOON BE LIT UP BY A COUNTRY 1,700 MILES AWAY


The company's chief engineer, Zhang Qiping, said in November that China can export surplus power to India and Southeast Asia... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 2659

ANOTHER AMERICAN CITIZEN IS DETAINED IN NORTH KOREA, TAKING TOTAL TO FOUR


Kim Hak-song, who worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained Saturday, North Korea's state news agency said... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 2570

INVESTORS REMAIN CAUTIOUS AHEAD OF ECB, U.K. VOTE


There's a reluctance to add to risk positions ahead of testimony from former FBI Director James Comey, the ECB's policy decision and the U.K... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 2254

'I LOVE TAIWAN'


But Mr Chang insists he feared then that ambitious Taiwanese politicians would use nuclear weapons to try to take back mainland China... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 2227

SOFTBANK AGREES TO BUY ROBOT MAKER BOSTON DYNAMICS FROM GOOGLE PARENT ALPHABET


SoftBank Group Corp. is taking over Google parent Alphabet Inc.'s robot dreams, buying Boston Dynamics to pursue a future when more machines intermingle with humans... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 2070

TRUMP CALLS FOR TOUGHER SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA


Multiple sets of UN and US sanctions against North Korea have done little to deter it from pursuing its nuclear and missile ambitions... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 1974

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

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LAUNCHING MISSILES IS NOT THE PATH TO TALKS WITH THE U.S., HALEY TELLS NORTH KOREA


Meanwhile, Washington has said it will not hold talks without some kind of nuclear freeze or suspension from North Korea... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 1395

MANCHESTER SUICIDE ATTACK LAYS BARE LIMITS OF SECURITY MEASURES


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that the U.S. public may experience increased security at public events... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 1285

"I SEE LETHWEI DOING FOR MYANMAR WHAT MUAY THAI HAS DONE FOR THAILAND," SAYS 25-YEAR-OLD DAVE LEDUC


I see lethwei doing for Myanmar what muay Thai has done for Thailand, says Leduc... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 1242

TECH SELLOFF SPREADS; POUND SWINGS AS MAY BATTLES


A selloff in U.S. technology stocks spread through Asia and Europe, battering shares from South Korea to the Netherlands... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 1107

HERE'S WHAT THE LATEST TRUMP-COMEY NEWS IS DOING TO MARKETS


The latest developments in the saga of President Donald Trump and ousted FBI Director James Comey is weighing on a number of assets... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 983

SACRED MEN-ONLY ISLAND SET TO BE GRANTED UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS


A UNESCO advisory body has recommended adding to the World Heritage list the island of Okinoshima, an ancient religious site in Fukuoka Prefecture where wo... READ MORE

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