Tag Archives: Japan

Japan to Hold Elections on Sunday

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s term in office could be short-lived, while his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) could lose its majority. That is the result of a recent poll by the Yomiuri Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun newspapers, Reuters news agency reported. General elections in Japan will be held on Sunday …

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Japan Strongly Protests North Korea’s Missile Test

North Korea Tuesday fired a ballistic missile into the sea, following a recent weapons test, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said. The test came hours after the United States confirmed its offer to resume diplomacy over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Japan’s Deputy Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki said Tuesday …

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Tokyo Watches Chinese and Russian Ships Crossing the Strait of Japan

Japan is closely monitoring Chinese and Russian naval vessels around Japan, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki said in a daily press conference, Tuesday (19/10). Isozaki’s remarks follow Japan’s announcement a day earlier that a group of 10 naval vessels from China and Russia sailed through the strait that separates …

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Japan Election Candidates Debate Policy

Japan’s party leaders lay out their key policies at a debate held in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 18, in a bid to win the national election on Oct. 31. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida promised to unite the nation divided by the corona virus pandemic. He introduced what he described as a …

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Three Scientists, Including from Japan, Win Nobel Prize in Physics

Japanese citizens on Tuesday (5/10) welcomed the news of the victory of three scientists, including a scientist from Japan, who won the Nobel Prize in physics. The three scientists won the prestigious award for discovering order in disorder that helps explain and predict complex forces of nature, including broadening the …

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6.1 SR Earthquake Shakes Japan, No Tsunami Risk

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northwest coast Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was issued, Japanese and American authorities said. The quake shook as far as the northeast coast and was also felt in Tokyo, but there have been no reports of any damage from the quake. The United States …

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