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Vatican considers visit to Japan by Pope Francis next year

Jul 30, 2016

Vatican considers visit to Japan by Pope Francis next year

The Vatican will consider a visit to Japan by Pope Francis next year, Antoine Camilleri, the Vatican’s undersecretary for relations with states, said Thursday. Camilleri made the comments in a meeting at the Vatican with Katsuyuki Kawai, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

Jul 30, 2016

China says second Japanese indicted for alleged espionage

hanghai A Japanese woman has been indicted in China after being detained in Shanghai last year for allegedly spying, informed sources said. The woman was detained in June 2015 and arrested in November, the sources said Friday. Her trial is expected to begin shortly. ...

Jul 29, 2016

Miyagi beach opens for first time since 3/11

A beach in Miyagi Prefecture opened Friday for the first time since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan in March 2011. Shobuta Beach in the town of Shichigahama will be open for 10 days through Aug. 7 following solid progress in reconstruction ...