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Giant invasive fish lurks in Nagoya Castle moat

Sep 15, 2016

Giant invasive fish lurks in Nagoya Castle moat

They slip away each time. Two large alligator gars, nonnative carnivorous fish, have evaded capture in the vast moat of Nagoya Castle ever since the first one was found lurking there seven years ago. A second one was spotted in the depths three years ...

Sep 14, 2016

Abe's Chinese calligraphy wins plaudits in China

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earned unusual praise from Chinese netizens Wednesday — but for the quality of his calligraphy, rather than his diplomacy. Beijing and Tokyo are at loggerheads over disputed islands and wartime history, and Abe has raised hackles with his criticism of ...

Sep 14, 2016

Japan and China hold maritime talks amid Senkaku tensions

Japan and China on Wednesday started a two-day meeting of senior officials on maritime issues, including a system aimed at preventing unintended clashes in and over nearby waters and the possible restart of talks on joint gas development in the East China Sea. The ...

Japan's new defense chief to visit U.S., South Sudan

Sep 14, 2016

Japan's new defense chief to visit U.S., South Sudan

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada will visit the United States to hold talks with her U.S. counterpart Ashton Carter on Thursday, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The meeting that comes as the two countries eye closer cooperation under Japan’s new security legislation. The talks between ...