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Waseda student becomes youngest to complete Explorers Grand Slam

Apr 20, 2017

Waseda student becomes youngest to complete Explorers Grand Slam

Marin Minamiya, a 20-year-old university student, has completed a challenge known as the Explorers Grand Slam, becoming the youngest person to ascend the “Seven Summits” — the highest peaks on each continent — and conquer the two poles. “I felt how beautiful the Earth ...

Apr 20, 2017

Two pre-dawn temblors rattle Ibaraki

Two earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 4.4 and 4.2 struck Ibaraki Prefecture early Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said. The 2:13 a.m. and 4:46 a.m. temblors both originated in the northern part of the prefecture at a depth of about 10 km, registering 4 on ...

Ulan Bator mayor proposes sister city ties with Tokyo by 2020

Apr 19, 2017

Ulan Bator mayor proposes sister city ties with Tokyo by 2020

The mayor of Mongolia’s capital said Wednesday that Ulan Bator is seeking to forge a sister city agreement with Tokyo by 2020 and expand bilateral ties through tourism, culture and sports. “I conveyed our wish to establish a sister city agreement with Tokyo and ...

Japan, Australia eye deeper defense ties amid North Korea tension

/ Apr 19, 2017

Japan, Australia eye deeper defense ties amid North Korea tension

Facing China’s maritime assertiveness and the threat from North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, the defense ministers of Japan and Australia agreed Wednesday to deepen security cooperation. The ministers met in Tokyo a day before “two-plus-two” security talks between the countries’ foreign and defense ...