Dec 10, 2016

Fukushima's radiation detected on Oregon's shores

Researchers say seaborne radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on Oregon’s shores. Seawater samples from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach indicate radiation from the nuclear disaster, but at extremely low levels not harmful to humans or the environment. Citing the Woods ...

Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

Dec 8, 2016

Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

The news media widely reported this week that Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor when he goes later this month — but he won’t be. In 1951, then-Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida made a brief visit during a ...

Dec 8, 2016

Tokyo, Moscow mull joint statement following leaders' summit

Japan and Russia are mulling the release of a statement calling for talks on joint economic activities on Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands following the leaders’ bilateral meeting next week, Japanese government sources said. The envisioned joint statement, to be issued after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Abe, Trump to meet in U.S. around Jan. 27: source

Dec 6, 2016

Abe, Trump to meet in U.S. around Jan. 27: source

Japan and the United States are arranging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President-elect Donald Trump to meet in the U.S. around Jan. 27, just a week after Trump’s inauguration as president, a source close to bilateral relations said Tuesday. Abe and Trump held ...