May 7, 2014

JAXA to give U.S. space debris data

Japan has agreed to provide the U.S. with information related to space debris under a deal aimed at bolstering security cooperation, according to sources familiar with the matter. The U.S. government has been providing space debris information to Japan since the two countries reached ...

Abe sought to boast better U.S. ties

| Apr 25, 2014

Abe sought to boast better U.S. ties

by Reiji Yoshida

For Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Thursday’s summit with U.S. President Barack Obama should have been a big moment to trumpet the strength of the Japan-U.S. alliance, which he claimed has greatly improved after relations soured under the Democratic Party of Japan-led administration that preceded ...

Apr 18, 2014

Japan, U.S., S. Korea begin high-level defense talks

Japan, the United States and South Korea began a two-day meeting of senior defense officials in Washington on Thursday to discuss potential responses to North Korea, which has threatened to conduct a new form of nuclear test. The high-level meeting at the U.S. Department of Defense ...

Apr 9, 2014

Japan, U.S. trade chiefs aim for TPP progress before Obama visit

Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs met Wednesday to discuss outstanding bilateral issues related to the ongoing Pacific trade talks — striving to break the stalemate in negotiations ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Tokyo in just two weeks. Akira Amari, Japan’s minister ...

Feb 26, 2014

Japan to return weapons-grade plutonium U.S. provided during Cold War

Japan plans to return, at the request of Washington, plutonium provided by the United States for research purposes during the Cold War, government sources said Tuesday. The government wants to be seen contributing to nuclear nonproliferation, the sources said. The Obama administration asked for ...

Jan 28, 2014

U.S. posts medical info on A-bombs

The U.S. Energy Department has made available online a report about the medical effects of the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, according to a Japanese scholar. Shigenobu Nagataki, an honorary professor at Nagasaki University, asked U.S. authorities last year to release ...

Half-year U.S. new vehicle sales highest since '07

Jul 3, 2013

Half-year U.S. new vehicle sales highest since '07

Sales of new cars and light trucks in the United States in the first six months of this year rose 7.7 percent from a year earlier to 7,829,141 units, the highest since the same period in 2007, before the global financial crisis, according to ...