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North Korea’s Missiles launch Aimed At U.S. Military Bases In Japan

On Tuesday, state media in Pyongyang reported that North Korea was practicing to strike United States military bases in Japan with its latest barrage of...

UPDATE – Search for missing continues after fatal Japan quakes

Death toll rises to 42 while around 11 people remain missing in southwest Kumamoto Prefecture UPDATES NUMBER OF FATALITIES, MISSING By Todd Crowell TOKYO - Rescuers...

UPDATE 2 – Japan quakes leave 31 dead, nearly 2,000 injured

Rescue teams search for victims believed trapped in collapsed buildings, caught in landslides UPDATES THROUGHOUT   By Todd Crowell TOKYO – At least 22 people were confirmed dead...

Japan PM stumbles on issue seen as key to women

Shinzo Abe made women’s empowerment a main theme of his administration, but opposition leading debate on lack of day care facilities By Todd Crowell TOKYO -...

Kerry to become top US official to visit Hiroshima

Kerry to lead foreign ministers in laying flowers at cenotaph honoring 140,000 killed in 1945 atomic bombing, before Obama’s May visit to Japan By...

Japan: 6 feared dead in air force jet crash

Defense ministry official says crewmembers found in wreckage don’t show any vital signs TOKYO – Japanese rescue teams found Thursday the wreckage of an...

Japan self-defense force jet missing from radar: report

Air Self-Defense Force says U-125 aircraft disappeared from radar carrying six people on board TOKYO – Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force reported that one...

Japan says China’s coast guard ships entered its waters

Spotting of vessels near disputed Senkaku Islands comes after Tokyo set up ground force on southwestern island TOKYO – Japanese authorities reported Wednesday...

Japanese court upholds restart of nuclear reactors

Rejects appeal by residents who sought injunction to stop reactors that passed regulations imposed after Fukushima disaster TOKYO – A Japanese high court...

Japan moves garrison to remote Island

New listening post gives Tokyo ability to monitor all kinds of activity in East China Sea, where Japan and China embroiled in a protracted...

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes off Japan’s west

No tsunami warning issued or casualties, damage reported TOKYO – Japan’s weather agency announced that a magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook the country’s western Friday,...

Obama discusses North Korea with Asian leaders

Leaders pledge to cooperate to discourage North Korea from nuclear aspirations By Kasim Ileri WASHINGTON – North Korea’s recent nuclear activities marked President...

Japan pledges $500,000 to defuse Israeli ordnance in Gaza

Since 2014, at least 16 Gazans have been killed and 97 injured – including 48 children – by leftover Israeli ordnanceBy Ola Attalah ...

Japan: Ice wall at Fukushima plant given green light

Nuclear regulation body allows utility to start freezing soil around damaged plant to keep groundwater from seeping into contaminated sites TOKYO – Japan’s...

Japan deploys troops near islands in East China Sea

Ground force unit reported to be in charge of monitoring vessels and aircraft via radar on the disputed seaTOKYO -- Japan has deployed...