Taipei/Tokyo: A 2021 survey has shown 75.9 percent of Japanese said they felt “close” to Taiwan, while 64.8 percent believed Taiwan to be “trustworthy,” the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Japan announced on Thursday.
Beijing: China on Friday said it is opposed to the Japanese side’s "unilateral" decision to discharge the nuclear-contaminated water into the sea and their proceeding with the preparatory work.
Osaka: A fire broke out at a building in the Japanese city of Osaka which left at least 24 people dead, media reports said.
Tokyo/UNI/Sputnik: The Japanese authorities are set to make an autonomous decision regarding participation in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Sunday.
Tokyo: Four Chinese patrol ships entered on Friday the area which Japan views as its own territorial waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands (known as the Diaoyu Islands in China), media reported.
A senior Japanese official has voiced his concerns over China's "increasing military activities" and called for self-restraint on Beijing's part in a virtual meeting with his Chinese counterpart, media reports said on Thursday.
Tokyo/UNI/Sputnik: Health authorities in Japan`s Akita Prefecture are set to cull more than 1,40,000 chickens after registering the first outbreak of avian influenza this season in the region, the Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday.
Tokyo/UNI/Sputnik: Following the victory of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in coalition with the Komeito Party in the lower parliamentary house elections, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that his government will work hard on restoring Japan's economy, following the aftermath of the pandemic.
Tokyo/Sputnik: The Japanese ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito Party has received over half seats in the parliament's lower chamber, according to the NHK broadcaster, citing preliminary results of the Sunday elections.
Tokyo/IBNS: At least 10 people were injured and another critically hurt after a man attacked a train with a knife and started a fire in Tokyo on Sunday, AFP reported citing local media.
Tokyo/UNI/Sputnik: Three people were injured when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the northeast of Japan Wednesday, the Kyodo news agency reported.
A geo-political expert believes that the US government will soon reach out to forge close ties with the presumed next Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida amid rising competition from China.
Washington/IBNS: White House press secretary Jen Psaki made a joke when she was asked whether Japan or India would be included in the United States' trilateral security partnership, ruling out any such possibility, media reports said.
Tokyo: Japan and Vietnam have signed a defence transfer deal amid worries about China's growing military influence in the region.
Tokyo: Japanese Coast Guards have warned that four Chinese government vessels entered Japanese territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands on Monday, media reports said.