Japan Diet panel resumes debates on TPP

Apr 18, 2016

Japan Diet panel resumes debates on TPP

A House of Representatives special committee on Monday resumed deliberations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal and relevant bills for the first time in 10 days. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other ministers attended the debates at the Lower House committee on the ...

Strongest earthquake since 2011 strikes Kumamoto area

Apr 15, 2016

Strongest earthquake since 2011 strikes Kumamoto area

At least two people were killed and 45 injured by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake that knocked down houses and buckled roads in Kyushu on Thursday night. The temblor logged a 7, the highest level on the Japanese intensity scale. Both victims are from the hardest-hit ...