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Kim calls launch of SLBM that reached Japan's ADIZ 'greatest success'

Aug 25, 2016

Kim calls launch of SLBM that reached Japan's ADIZ 'greatest success'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it “the greatest success” that put the country in the “front rank” of nuclear military powers, official media reported on Thursday. North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile ...

Aug 24, 2016

Japanese man gets OK to leave Russian-held isle

A Japanese man who was questioned by authorities on Russian-held Kunashiri Island has been cleared to return home, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. The interpreter had been kept on the island, one of four off Hokkaido that are claimed by Japan, during a visit ...

Maehara to run in DP leadership election

Aug 24, 2016

Maehara to run in DP leadership election

Former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara is in the final stage of preparations to run in the September leadership election of the largest opposition Democratic Party, informed sources said Wednesday. Maehara is expected to announce his bid as early as Thursday. Renho, acting DP president, ...

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo after Rio Games

Aug 24, 2016

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo after Rio Games

The Olympic flag arrived in Japan on Wednesday with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the Japanese Olympic delegation returning from Brazil, as Tokyo looks forward to hosting the next Olympic Summer Games in 2020. The flag, bearing the symbol of the five interlocking rings, ...