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/ May 21, 2017

Kishida hints at further sanctions against North Korea

The government is considering the possibility of imposing further sanctions on North Korea, which has been repeatedly conducting acts of provocation, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida suggested Sunday. “We need to consider what is the most effective action against North Korea, while keeping a close ...

/ May 21, 2017

Abe congratulates Iranian President Rouhani on re-election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday sent a congratulatory message to re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Abe called on Rouhani to maintain his stance of cooperating with the international community, adding that Japan hopes the Iranian president will continue to play a constructive role ...

Nagano village revived as stargazing mecca

May 21, 2017

Nagano village revived as stargazing mecca

Alarmed by a steep decline in customers at its hot springs, tourism officials in the village of Achi, Nagano Prefecture, asked themselves what else they could offer and looked to the starry skies it had long taken for granted. Launched in 2012, a stargazing ...