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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 ...

Japan named world's best skiing destination by Aussie travel magazine

May 20, 2017

Japan named world's best skiing destination by Aussie travel magazine

Overtaking New Zealand, Japan has topped the 2017 world skiing destination rankings compiled by Australia’s International Traveler magazine. Readers picked Japan as the best skiing destination thanks to its high-quality powder snow. “‘Powder, powder, powder’ is one of the main reasons Japan was absolutely ...

Disaster panel sets numerical targets for river, ocean dikes by 2020

May 19, 2017

Disaster panel sets numerical targets for river, ocean dikes by 2020

A government-appointed panel discussing ways to boost Japan’s ability to withstand natural disasters called on Friday for promoting river and coastal dike construction to prepare for powerful earthquakes. In its outline for the Action Plan for National Resilience 2017, the panel targeted areas thought ...

Tourists top 10 million at record pace

May 19, 2017

Tourists top 10 million at record pace

Visitors to Japan passed the 10 million mark last Saturday, three weeks earlier than last year, Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Akihiko Tamura said Friday. According the latest data, visitors to Japan have exceeded 10 million for five years straight, but this time was the ...