Recent News Headlines : Tokyo - Japan

IN THE SKY, A MISSILE STREAK, ON THE GROUND, DANCING WITH KIM JONG-UN


Like most North Koreans, Sin Mun-ji was unaware of the missile launch until one of the hotel guests walked up to her... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 168

UN CONDEMNS 'HIGHLY PROVOCATIVE' NORTH KOREA MISSILE LAUNCH


North Korea fired the intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan that landed in the Pacific, responding to new UN sanctions with its furthest-ever missile flight... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 32

NORTH KOREA FIRES ANOTHER MISSILE OVER JAPAN


With Beijing's neighbor North Korea testing ever larger nuclear weapons, Chinese may face a radiation problem closer to home... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 20

THE RUSSIA-CHINA PLAN FOR NORTH KOREA


Handicapped by North Korea's isolation, South Korea is in effect cut off from Eurasia by land... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 1129

ARE NORTH KOREAN MISSILE TESTS A RISK TO COMMERCIAL PLANES?


North Korea does not announce its missile tests which means they come without warning or known flight path... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 180

MERTENS OUT IN TOKYO AS LAST TWO SEEDS TRAMPLED


"Once I won the first set I relaxed a little more," said McHale... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 0

NORTH KOREA FIRES MISSILE OVER JAPAN


North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 29300

NORTH KOREA MISSILE TEST ANGERS JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA


Taiwan calls meeting Taiwan convened a national security meeting, amid fears of a deterioration in regional security after North Korea's latest missile launch... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 189

NORTH KOREA PUTS GUAM IN RANGE WITH MISSILE LAUNCH OVER JAPAN


China's foreign ministry didn't respond to faxed questions about the latest North Korea missile launch... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 6887

NEWS RELEASES POWERED BY


News2u Starts Providing English News Release Content to The Japan Times - one of the Largest English News Website in Japan... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 0

NESTLE TO BREW HIGH-END COFFEE WITH BLUE BOTTLE BUY


Blue Bottle, known for its exotic, micro-lot coffees, has minimalist-style coffee bars in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 1211

JAPANS DENNIS RODMAN? AN EX-WRESTLER, POLITICIAN AND 32-TIME GUEST OF NORTH KOREA


Mr. Inoki's five-day trip to North Korea last week was his 32nd since 1995, when he participated in a wrestling match in Pyongyang... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 901

JAPAN'S SUGA: GOVERNMENT STRONGLY PROTESTS LATEST N KOREA MISSILE LAUNCH


North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Friday morning, Japan's government said, strongly protesting against what it called Pyongyang's latest intolerable provocation... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 18

NORTH KOREA THREATENS TO 'SINK' JAPAN, TURN U.S. INTO 'ASHES AND DARKNESS' OVER UN SANCTIONS


The government in Tokyo had criticized Inoki's visit, with Suga saying beforehand that all trips to North Korea by Japanese citizens are discouraged... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 239

INDIA TO INVEST $17BN ON JAPANESE BULLET TRAINS


The network, which will run 508km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, was announced on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 7624

JAPAN 'NO LONGER NEEDED TO EXIST NEAR US'


Mass dances are usually held to mark important dates and national holidays in the North Korean capital... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 5517

NORTH KOREA THREATENS TO USE NUCLEAR WEAPON TO 'SINK' JAPAN


The government in Tokyo had criticized Inoki's visit, with Suga saying beforehand that all trips to North Korea by Japanese citizens are discouraged... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 5961

IOC AWARDS SUMMER OLYMPICS TO PARIS IN 2024, AND LA FOR 2028


The tears welling in the Paris mayor's eyes told the story one way. The words the Los Angeles mayor spoke told it another... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 30

YOUTUBE HAS SHUT DOWN MORE NORTH KOREAN CHANNELS -- AND RESEARCHERS ARE LIVID


Google was concerned not about the content in the channel but at the prospect of the North Korean government earning money from YouTube through advertising... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 397

PARIS OFFICIALLY NAMED HOST CITY FOR THE 2024 OLYMPIC GAMES


The IOC selects Paris as host city of the 2024 Olympic Games!... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 1013

AMAZON PLANS MEGA-WAREHOUSE FOR MEXICO GROWTH SPURT


Sharing a nearly 2,000-mile long border with the United States, Mexico would seem a logical place for Amazon to expand... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 1083

CYCLING AUSTRALIA FORCED INTO BACKFLIP AS CHLOE HOSKING AND RACHEL NEYLAN WIN APPEAL


Critics say titles a time to gain experience Photo Former high performance director Gary Sutton C, says Cycling Australia is missing a chance to blood talent... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 682

NORTH KOREA SLAMS `EVIL' SANCTIONS, VOWS FASTER NUCLEAR PUSH


North Korea has conducted one nuclear and more than a dozen missile tests so far this year... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 2633

'WE'RE SCARED, OBVIOUSLY': JAPANESE WORRY OVER GROWING NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR THREATS


For now, she isn't contemplating leaving Japan because of the North Korea situation... READ MORE

12th September, 2017 217

ASIA SHARES HIT TEN-YEAR HIGH ON IRMA, NORTH KOREA RELIEF


Brent crude futures LCOc1 stood at 53.78 per barrel while U.S. crude futures CLc1 stood flat at 48.04 per barrel, having risen 1.2 percent on Monday... READ MORE

12th September, 2017 142

CARGILL SELLS U.S. METALS OPS TO JAPAN'S METAL ONE AS BOOSTS FOCUS ON FOOD


Cargill sells U.S. metals ops to Japan's Metal One as boosts focus on food... READ MORE

11th September, 2017 239

DOLLAR SLIDES AS IRMA SEEN AS THREAT TO FED RATE HIKES


Besides the loss of life and property, one casualty of a direct hit to Florida population centers could be another Federal Reserve interest rate hike in 2017... READ MORE

10th September, 2017 0

SEOUL DEPLOYS ANTI-MISSILE SYSTEM; US SEEKS TOUGHER SANCTIONS


Meanwhile, China and the United States discussed options to deal with Pyongyang... READ MORE

10th September, 2017 142

SOUTH KOREA BRACES FOR ANOTHER POSSIBLE MISSILE TEST BY THE NORTH


North Korea broke from its pattern of lofted launches last month when it fired a powerful new intermediate range missile, the Hwasong-12, over northern Japan... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 0

SOUTH KOREA: WORLD'S LONGEST PROTEST OVER COMFORT WOMEN


The South Korean president has also mentioned a national museum for comfort women to be opened by 2020, pending government approval... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 1353

Trending News Headlines : Tokyo

'ALL OPTIONS ARE ON THE TABLE'


South Korea has released footage of its own missile tests it says were conducted last week in a response to the latest North Korean missile launch... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 27485

JAPANESE MINISTER TARO ASO PRAISES HITLER, SAYING HE HAD 'RIGHT MOTIVES'


Japan's finance minister, Taro Aso, has courted fresh controversy after expressing admiration for the Nazis, describing Adolf Hitler as having the right motives ... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 25672

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 21569

NORTH KOREA CONFIRMS SIXTH NUCLEAR TEST


Japan was the first country to confirm the North Korean nuclear test, while South Korea described the artificial quake as the most powerful test yet... READ MORE

3rd September, 2017 17094

10 SAILORS MISSING AFTER U.S. DESTROYER COLLIDES WITH OIL TANKER OFF SINGAPORE


The guided-missile destroyer, the John S. McCain, was passing through the Strait of Malacca on its way to a port visit in Singapore at 5 24 a.m... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 15084

NORTH KOREA FIRES MISSILE OVER JAPAN


Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that North Korea's latest missile launch was a threat that Tokyo would respond to firmly... READ MORE

29th August, 2017 7446

NORTH KOREA FIRES MISSILE OVER JAPAN, RENEWING TENSIONS IN ASIA


After the latest launch by North Korea, Seoul released footage of tests last week of its own ballistic missiles, according to Yonhap News... READ MORE

29th August, 2017 7404

NORTH KOREA FIRES MISSILE OVER JAPAN IN SHARP ESCALATION OF TENSIONS


We need to have North Korea change its policy of maintaining nuclear and ballistic missile programs, Abe said... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 7006

CZECH CLIMBER SETS NEW BENCHMARK WITH ASCENT OF 'WORLD'S HARDEST CLIFF'


Adam Ondra has completed what is being called the world's hardest single rope-length climb at Flatanger in Norway... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 6414

FATIGUE AND TRAINING GAPS SPELL DISASTER AT SEA SAILORS WARN


Seasoned officers and Navy studies have long warned of the perils of sleep deprivation, which sailors say is chronic... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 6198

DONALD TRUMP EYES AFGHANISTAN'S $1 TRILLION MINERAL RESERVES TO PAY FOR RECONSTRUCTION AFTER 16 YEARS OF WAR


Northeastern Afghanistan, September 2, 2007 Paula Bronstein 5 16 2007 Bodybuilders in the 55-60 kg category square off during a regional bodybuilding competition... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 5344

JAPAN PRINCESS TO WED COMMONER, FORCING HER TO QUIT ROYAL FAMILY


Her fiance once served as a Prince of the Sea to promote tourism near Tokyo, according to media reports... READ MORE

3rd September, 2017 4689

UN COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY CONDEMNS N KOREA MISSILE TESTS


Security Council condemns North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan as an 'outrageous' threat... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 4511

NUCLEAR ARSENAL IS NO LONGER THOUGHT TO BE ONLY DEFENSIVE


It is likely to want a guarantee that the United States will never again station tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 4407

NAVAL VESSELS SHADOWY BY INTENT ARE HARD FOR SHIPS TO SPOT


Naval Vessels, Shadowy by Intent, Are Hard for Commercial Ships to Spot... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 3419

BODIES OF ALL 10 SAILORS MISSING ON USS JOHN S. MCCAIN HAVE BEEN RECOVERED


Read more Navy names 10 sailors missing since McCain collision, begins recovery operation The USS John S. McCain was struck in some of the world's busiest waters... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 3190

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 3118

NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES THREE MISSILES INTO SEA, HEIGHTENING TENSIONS


The launches puzzled analysts because North Korea does not typically have problems with tried and tested short-range missiles like Scuds... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 2085

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

'COCKROACHES' AND 'OLD HAGS': HOUNDING OF THE NORTH KOREAN DIASPORA IN JAPAN


Yasuko Morooka, a visiting researcher at Osaka University of Economics and Law said North Korean schools were bracing for more abuse after Tuesday's missile launch... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 1765

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 1743

NORTH KOREA SHOWS ADVANCE IN NEW BALLISTIC MISSILE TEST


In 2010, the North launched a deadly artillery attack on a South Korean island... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 1739

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 1315

'FOREST CITIES': THE RADICAL PLAN TO SAVE CHINA FROM AIR POLLUTION


Common moss changes shape in areas of high nitrogen pollution and drought and has potential to be big bioindicator, say scientists... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 1049

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 1021

RESIDENTS UNSURE HOW TO REACT AS NORTH KOREAN MISSILE FLIES OVER JAPAN


North Korea's firing of a missile over northern Japan on Tuesday heightened concerns among citizens, triggering alerts in communities and prompting some to... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 1017

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 989

NORTH KOREA LAUNCH INCREASES FOCUS ON RISKY U.S. SHOOTDOWN OPTION


Not everyone is convinced the U.S. military can defend against North Korea's growing missile capability... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 965

TRUMP, XI TALK NORTH KOREA AFTER PUTIN PUSHES BACK ON OIL SANCTIONS


There's no point in giving into emotions and backing North Korea into a corner, Putin said... READ MORE

6th September, 2017 943

EXCLUSIVE JAPAN SEEKS NEW US MISSILE RADAR AS NORTH KOREA THREAT GROWS


Japan has not yet placed an order for Aegis Ashore, but has informally asked Washington to let it have the new radar technology... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 931


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