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With Kim-Moon summit over, Japan eager for piece of the action

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 03:56
With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in seen as a success and Kim’s summit with U.S. President ...

Ruling camp begins work-style reform debates despite opposition boycott

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 03:18
The ruling parties Friday started discussing work-style reform legislation at a plenary meeting of the House of Representatives, although six opposition parties continued to boycott ...

Koreans in Japan rejoice over historic Kim-Moon summit

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 02:54
As the leaders of the two Koreas on Friday crossed the border hand-in-hand, raising hopes for the reunification of the peninsula that has been divided ...

Cabinet approval of casino bill welcomed in Osaka by politicians and international casino operators

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 02:42
The Cabinet’s approval Friday of a bill establishing a framework for integrated resorts, including casinos, was met with praise from Osaka politicians and international casino ...

Abductees’ kin watch inter-Korean summit from Japan, hoping for return of loved ones

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 01:54
Relatives of Japanese kidnapped by North Korea decades ago expressed hope that Friday’s inter-Korean summit and a subsequent U.S.-North Korea summit will move the long-stalled ...

JAXA’s orbital rocket listed by Guinness as world’s smallest

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:50
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced Friday that its SS520-5 has been recognized as the smallest orbital rocket by Guinness World Records.The SS520-5, measuring 9.54 ...

Former top bureaucrat of Japan’s Finance Ministry to have his retirement pay cut over sexual harassment claims

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 23:26
The Finance Ministry has decided to take disciplinary action against its top bureaucrat who resigned over sexual harassment allegations, slapping him with a deduction equivalent ...