Apr 28, 2016

Abe to take in Russia in weeklong visit to Europe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Britain and Russia from Sunday to May 7 for talks with their leaders, the Japanese government said Thursday. Abe will exchange views on the world economy and other major issues to be discussed at ...

Apr 28, 2016

LDP policy head Inada visits Yasukuni Shrine

Tomomi Inada, head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Research Council, visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Thursday, the anniversary of the restoration of sovereignty after World War II. Japan regained its sovereignty on April 28, 1952, the day the San ...

Kyoto State Guesthouse opens to public for trial run

Apr 28, 2016

Kyoto State Guesthouse opens to public for trial run

The government began a 12-day public opening of the Kyoto State Guesthouse on Thursday as a trial run before year-round access begins in July. The government is opening up the Japanese-style facility used to accommodate heads of states, prime ministers and other guests from ...

Apr 28, 2016

U.K. cycling coach resigns over derogatory comments

One of the key figures behind Britain’s successful Olympic cycling team resigned on Wednesday, soon after being suspended by the national governing body for allegedly making discriminatory remarks to riders. Shane Sutton stepped down from his position as technical director at British Cycling, saying ...