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Nagasaki mayor receives paper cranes, letters from Obama

Jan 7, 2017

Nagasaki mayor receives paper cranes, letters from Obama

The Nagasaki Municipal Government said Friday that Mayor Tomihisa Taue met with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and received two paper cranes folded by President Barack Obama and two letters from the outgoing American leader. Taue met with Kennedy at the U.S. Embassy ...

Japan, France agree to start talks on defense supplies-sharing pact

Jan 7, 2017

Japan, France agree to start talks on defense supplies-sharing pact

The defense and foreign ministers of Japan and France agreed at their “two-plus-two” meeting Friday to start negotiations over a bilateral accord on sharing defense supplies and services. In a joint statement issued after the meeting in Paris, the ministers also expressed opposition to ...

Jan 7, 2017

U.S. resumes Osprey refueling drills in Okinawa

The U.S. military resumed aerial refueling drills for Osprey aircraft in Okinawa Prefecture on Friday, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said amid local protests. The move comes less than a month after one of the tilt-rotor aircraft was forced to ditch in nearby waters, injuring ...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike tops list of up-and-coming celebrities in 2017

Jan 7, 2017

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike tops list of up-and-coming celebrities in 2017

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike topped a list of up-and-coming celebrities in 2017, a Nippon Life Insurance Co. survey showed Friday. Pitcher-batter Shohei Otani of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters ranked second, followed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump came in fourth. Pikotaro, ...