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May 3, 2016

Japan regrets Taiwanese decision to patrol Okinotorishima-based EEZ

Japan expressed regret over Taiwan’s decision to dispatch government vessels to patrol Japan’s self-declared exclusive economic zone around tiny Okinotorishima Island, the southernmost point of Japanese territory, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Ministry spokeswoman, Eleanor Wang, said that Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida expressed ...

G-7 calls for energy investment amid grim industry outlook

May 3, 2016

G-7 calls for energy investment amid grim industry outlook

The Group of Seven energy ministers have agreed that more investment is needed to lift energy output, but the outlook for boosting production remains tough. Energy companies still find it difficult to ramp up investment with no clear sign of a turnaround in the ...

Car rams into pedestrians in Kobe, seriously injures two

May 3, 2016

Car rams into pedestrians in Kobe, seriously injures two

A car rammed into pedestrians Tuesday morning in Kobe, seriously injuring two people, police said. All up, seven men and women, including the 63-year-old driver of the car, were wounded in the accident. Of those, a 45-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were seriously ...

Abe, Hollande agree to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

May 3, 2016

Abe, Hollande agree to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande have confirmed that their two countries will step up cooperation in combating terrorism. They also shared concern during their meeting in Paris about China’s ongoing militarization of the South China Sea, while agreeing on the ...