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Japan, British ministers exchange views on China's decision to change Coast Guard Law

Tokyo: Japan and British ministers recently raised concern over China's decision to change Coast Guard Law.

US Secretary of Defense speaks with Japan's defence minister, discusses Indo-Pacific security

Washington: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Sunday, reiterating American commitment to the U.S.-Japan Alliance and emphasizing its importance to the peace and security of the Indo-Pacific region. 

Japan culled record 5.8mln chickens since November: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Japan has culled record 5.8 million chickens since November due to bird flu, the NHK broadcaster reported Sunday.

Japanese Prime Minister halts entry of all non-resident foreign nationals: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who earlier in the day expanded the coronavirus-related state of emergency to seven more prefectures, announced that the country was halting entry of all non-resident foreign nationals amid the continuing spike in new cases, Kyodo news agency reported.

Japanese government to ask for expert opinion on declaring COVID-19 emergency - Reports

Tokyo/Sputnik: The Japanese government is expected to convene a panel of infectious disease and other experts next week to discuss the possibility of introducing a state of emergency in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday.

Trespasser sneaks in Japanese Imperial Family's palace

Tokyo/Sputnik: An unidentified person has managed to sneak into the Japanese Imperial Family's Akasaka Palace and stayed there for approximately two hours, the Fuji broadcaster reported on Sunday.

Japan tech firms diversify supply chains from China, reveals poll

Tokyo/UNI: More than 40 percent of Japanese companies which possess sensitive technology linked to security are currently shifting their parts procurement and manufacturing bases from China so as to diversify their supply chains, reveals a survey conducted by Kyodo News agency.

Japan provided intel regarding Uyghurs persecution to U.S., Britain

Tokyo/UNI: Japan in 2019 provided intelligence to the United States and Britain regarding People's Republic of China's (PRC) forceful detainment of Muslim Uyghur minority people Japanese press has claimed.

Japan concerned as China is 'buying' land around Tokyo's military bases

Tokyo: China is buying land near Japan's defence installations, making it another potential area of conflict between the two Asian nations.

Chinese ships enter Japan's territorial waters: Reports

Tokyo/UNI: Japanese local media reports claimed that two Chinese ships entered Japan's territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands on Saturday.

Japan to adopt new economic stimulus package worth more than $707 billion: Suga

Tokyo/Sputnik: Japan will adopt new stimulus measures on Tuesday including a package worth 73.6 trillion yen (over $707 billion) aimed at supporting the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.

Poll shows more than half of Japanese citizens view relations with China badly – Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: A recent poll has shown that more than half of Japanese citizens view their country's relations with China in a negative light, compared to less than a quarter of Chinese respondents who share the same opinion about their country's relations with Japan, the Japanese broadcaster NHK reports on Tuesday.

Countering China: Japan, Australia to sign defence pact

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison are likely to sign a defence agreement soon, a move which is being seen as a counter stance against China’s growing influence in the South China Sea and over the Pacific island nations.

Japan pledges $200mln in coronavirus aid to ASEAN - Reports

Tokyo/Sputnik: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday promised to supply the coronavirus-hit Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with medical aid in excess of $200 million, national media said.

Japan-US relations to remain unchanged regardless of election outcome

Tokyo/Sputnik: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that close cooperation between Japan and the United States will remain unchanged regardless of which presidential candidate comes out on top.