Sapporo takes chance on repeating as Olympic host

| Dec 8, 2014

Sapporo takes chance on repeating as Olympic host

Sapporo Mayor Fumio Ueda announced Nov. 27 that his city will bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. The decision came about a year after Tokyo landed the 2020 Summer Games. If Sapporo succeeds, it will be its second Winter Olympics. In 1972, it ...

Nov 28, 2014

ASDF on mission to deliver Ebola suits to West Africa

The government decided on Friday to deliver 20,000 protective suits to West Africa via the Air Self-Defense Force next week, part of a donation of 700,000 suits to help Ebola-hit countries in the region. The delivery will mark the first time an SDF plane ...

North Korea promises abductee probe will be fair, comprehensive: Suga

Oct 31, 2014

North Korea promises abductee probe will be fair, comprehensive: Suga

This week’s abduction talks in North Korea shed little light on the questions Japan wants answered, as Pyongyang offered no new information about what happened to Japanese it kidnapped, the government said Friday. But Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said North Korea’s delegates underscored ...