Jun 17, 2014

Food not checked for radiation poses risk in Fukushima: study

Eating unchecked homegrown vegetables and wild game from radiation-tainted areas on a regular basis can lead to high levels of internal radiation exposure, according to the results of a study published Tuesday in the U.S. online science journal PLOS ONE. However, levels of radioactive ...

Jun 6, 2014

Japan announces further Ukraine aid

Japan will release about ¥26 million in emergency funds to help evacuees from Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday. The aid will allow UNICEF and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to provide shelter, basic supplies ...

JICA said funding Myanmar evictions

Jun 2, 2014

JICA said funding Myanmar evictions

Villagers from Myanmar visit the Japan International Cooperation Agency to demand a probe into its decision to fund an industrial project that is costing them their homes.

Space-based power stations on the horizon

May 27, 2014

Space-based power stations on the horizon

Space-based solar power could eventually prove to be an alternative source of electricity for Japan, as the country struggles to find the best energy mix to lessen its dependence on thermal and nuclear power. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been conducting studies ...

Journalist repeats assertion that Nanking Massacre didn't happen

May 26, 2014

Journalist repeats assertion that Nanking Massacre didn't happen

A British journalist quoted rejecting historians’ accounts about Japan’s actions after occupying Nanking has restated that he believes the 1937 Nanking Massacre did not occur, after saying he was “shocked and horrified” by his Japanese book’s conclusion, which said the Chinese government fabricated the ...

Hosokawa to ease off anti-nuclear schedule

May 15, 2014

Hosokawa to ease off anti-nuclear schedule

A week after announcing the launch of a group to abolish nuclear power, former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa has decided to slow the pace of his efforts due to poor health, the group said Thursday. Hosokawa, 76, launched the Japan Assembly for Nuclear Free ...

Abe, Netanyahu agree to join hands on defense, Internet security

May 12, 2014

Abe, Netanyahu agree to join hands on defense, Internet security

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed in Tokyo Monday to bolster bilateral defense cooperation, including in cyberspace. Abe also urged Netanyahu to resume peace negotiations with the Palestinians after nine months of U.S.-led efforts froze up last month. “The earliest ...