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/ 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 ...

Abe looks to hold first meeting with Moon in July or earlier

/ May 20, 2017

Abe looks to hold first meeting with Moon in July or earlier

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eyeing talks with new South Korean President Moon Jae-in in July or earlier to discuss the thorny “comfort women” agreement and three-way cooperation with the United States to address growing threats from North Korea, diplomatic sources said Saturday. While ...