Japan, Mongolia sign economic partnership agreement

Feb 11, 2015

Japan, Mongolia sign economic partnership agreement

Japan and Mongolia have signed a bilateral economic partnership agreement that will expand trade and enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his visiting counterpart Chimed Saikhanbileg at the prime minister’s office in ...

Feb 9, 2015

Foreign-studies universities to train volunteer army of interpreters

The nation’s seven foreign-studies universities are planning to train a battalion of potentially thousands of students to work as interpreters during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Together, the students will encompass 27 languages and hopefully comprise a valuable asset to be deployed at conferences and ...

Goto beheaded by Islamic State militants

Feb 1, 2015

Goto beheaded by Islamic State militants

Despite an unusual lull that had raised hopes hostage Kenji Goto might be freed, many in Japan were shocked Sunday to learn the Islamic State group had apparently executed him. In a new video posted online early in the morning, the same masked man ...