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Jul 4, 2015

Top Japan, U.S. military brass plan powwow in Washington

The top officers of the Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military will meet in Washington this month and likely agree to strengthen their alliance in response to China’s growing maritime assertiveness, sources close to bilateral relations said Saturday. Gen. Katsutoshi Kawano, head of the ...

Tokyo Tower to shine in soccer team's colors for World Cup

Jul 4, 2015

Tokyo Tower to shine in soccer team's colors for World Cup

Tokyo Tower will be illuminated in blue, pink and white to cheer on the national soccer team Sunday evening before they take on the United States at the Women’s World Cup final, the Japan Football Association said. From sunset to 10 p.m., the 333-meter-high ...

Japan aquarium group to expel violators of drive-hunt dolphin ban

Jul 4, 2015

Japan aquarium group to expel violators of drive-hunt dolphin ban

The Japanese aquarium association has announced that members can be expelled for acquiring dolphins caught in drive hunts. The penalty, which was announced Friday, is part of new punitive measures the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums will introduce for breaking its recent ban ...

Crown Prince, Princess attend Tonga coronation ceremony

Jul 4, 2015

Crown Prince, Princess attend Tonga coronation ceremony

Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako attended the coronation of Tonga’s new king on Saturday. The coronation service for King Tupou VI was held at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in the capital, Nuku’alofa. The Japanese couple attended a luncheon hosted at the ...