Abe, Aquino pledge stronger security ties

Jun 24, 2014

Abe, Aquino pledge stronger security ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III pledged Tuesday to deepen security cooperation, at a time when their countries are facing growing military assertiveness from China. During a news conference following a 45-minute meeting and a working lunch in Tokyo on ...

Abe looks to put his stamp on foreign aid

| Jun 23, 2014

Abe looks to put his stamp on foreign aid

Next up for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe? Figuring out how to put official development assistance (ODA) to “strategic” use so the international aid program can help Japan make a more “proactive contribution” to world peace, one of Abe’s pet policy goals. Since the program ...

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 ...