Sep 13, 2016

Death sentence upheld for killer of five in rural Japan

The Hiroshima High Court on Tuesday upheld the death penalty for a 66-year-old man convicted of killing five neighbors and setting fire to two of their homes in a remote community in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 2013. In July last year, the Yamaguchi District Court ...

May 20, 2016

Putin may visit in December, meet Abe in Yamaguchi

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Japan at the end of the year, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s home prefecture of Yamaguchi possibly the venue for talks between the Russian and Japanese leaders, several sources linked to Japan-Russia relations said Thursday. According to the ...

Putin may pay visit to Abe's home turf in Yamaguchi

May 11, 2016

Putin may pay visit to Abe's home turf in Yamaguchi

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Yamaguchi Prefecture this autumn, diplomatic sources said Tuesday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s family home is located there, and it is the district he represents as a lawmaker. The sources said Abe issued the invitation while meeting with Putin ...