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Jun 30, 2016

Taiwan, Japan to discuss fishing near Okinotori next month

Representatives from Taiwan and Japan will meet in Taipei next month to discuss fishing near Okinotori, the southernmost point of Japanese territory, the island’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Tsai Ming-yao, secretary-general of the Association of East Asian Relations, the Taiwanese body in charge of ...

Jun 30, 2016

JR West bullet trains halted for five hours due to power outage

Shinkansen bullet train services in western Japan were suspended for more than five hours from the first train of the day due to a power outage Thursday morning, affecting around 21,400 people, operator West Japan Railway Co. said. The electrical outage occurred at around ...

British Embassy's Meiji Era villa reopens in Tochigi

Jun 30, 2016

British Embassy's Meiji Era villa reopens in Tochigi

A ceremony was held Thursday to celebrate the reopening of the renovated British Embassy villa in Tochigi Prefecture, offering a glimpse into the lives of British diplomats more than a century ago. During the ceremony, British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens said he was ...

Jun 30, 2016

Obama's Hiroshima visit reflects strong U.S.-Japan ties: report

A recently released U.S. congressional report embraced President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima as a manifestation of a robust relationship between the United States and Japan. The report, by the Congressional Research Service, Congress’ nonpartisan research arm, also focused on the upcoming Upper ...

Japanese space agency to trial electric cable for space junk removal

Jun 30, 2016

Japanese space agency to trial electric cable for space junk removal

The space agency is planning an experiment to remove simulated space junk as part of efforts to develop a simple and inexpensive disposal system for objects that might puncture the International Space Station or destroy satellites. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said scientists will ...

Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki

Jun 30, 2016

Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki

The Hiroshima city government will loan some of the paper cranes gifted by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, a municipal official said Thursday. Obama folded four cranes, giving them to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and to elementary and ...