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Aug 3, 2015

Park holds meeting with DPJ head Okada in S. Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who refuses to hold a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, met Monday with visiting opposition leader Katsuya Okada. Okada, head of the Democratic Party of Japan, has said he wants to supplement the government’s efforts in diplomacy with ...

Aug 3, 2015

Government calls U.S. spying allegations 'deeply regrettable'

The government on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as “deeply regrettable,” in its first official response to revelations from whistle-blower group WikiLeaks. “I will withhold comment. But if this is true, as an ally, it’s deeply regrettable,” ...

Aug 3, 2015

Restart of Sendai reactors will result in 40 tons of spent fuel

If the two idle reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture are reactivated as anticipated, the plant will have to store around 40 tons of new spent fuel. Although the plant’s storage capacity is unlikely to be filled ...

Aug 3, 2015

Body found on ferry burning near Hokkaido

The Japan Coast Guard said Monday a search team found a body believed to be that of a missing crew member from the ferry that caught fire off last week off Tomakomai, Hokkaido. Kunihiko Orita, 44, the ship’s second officer, went missing after rushing ...

Toyama's food, dance introduced at Milan expo

Aug 2, 2015

Toyama's food, dance introduced at Milan expo

Food and cultural traditions from Japan’s Toyama Prefecture were introduced to an international audience on Saturday during an event at the world expo in Milan. At the food-themed event’s Japan Pavilion, a chef explained how to prepare masuzushi, a local raw fish dish, by ...

Aug 2, 2015

Venue for 2019 Rugby World Cup final still undecided

World Rugby officials are still undecided about where the 2019 World Cup final will be played after the Japanese government scuttled their proposal to stage the match in Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium. The final of the first Rugby World Cup in Asia was supposed ...