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Oct 30, 2014

Swimmer Tomita plans to deny stealing camera

Swimmer Naoya Tomita, who was summarily indicted for stealing a camera at last month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, plans to deny committing the theft, according to an informed source. Tomita, 25, intends to give an explanation of what happened at a news ...

Former Prime Minister Fukuda meets Xi again

Oct 30, 2014

Former Prime Minister Fukuda meets Xi again

A meeting Wednesday between former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing was a positive step for repairing strained bilateral ties, the Abe administration said. “To have a meeting like that is a good thing,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga ...

Oct 30, 2014

Japan-led nuke disarmament resolution passes U.N. committee

A Japan-led draft U.N. resolution on the elimination of nuclear weapons passed a General Assembly committee Wednesday with the endorsement of 163 countries, paving the way for adoption at a plenary meeting in December. While this is the 21st year in a row that ...

Oct 30, 2014

University of Tokyo 24th in U.S. academic ranking

The University of Tokyo has ranked 24th in a list of the world’s 500 leading universities by U.S. News and World Report. It’s the highest-ranking institution in Asia, and is followed by Peking University in 39th place. Eighteen universities in the United States, four ...

Taiwan urges Japan to cooperate more on solar power technology

Oct 30, 2014

Taiwan urges Japan to cooperate more on solar power technology

Taiwan hopes Japanese businesses will aggressively invest in Taiwanese solar power stations, Vice Premier Mao Chi-kuo said in a recent interview. Noting that Taiwanese firms have already built solar power facilities in Japan, Mao said Japanese investment in such plants in Taiwan would be ...

Oct 30, 2014

Masuzoe tours London's former Olympic venues

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe has visited facilities in London which the city used to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. At the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Tuesday, Masuzoe inspected East Village, which housed athletes and is now a housing complex. He also ...