Mar 31, 2015

Tokyo governor to undergo hip surgery

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Tuesday he will check into a hospital Wednesday to undergo hip joint surgery and stay there for a month. Masuzoe told a news conference that after a chronic backache worsened, he was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his left hip. ...

Mar 18, 2015

Chongryon to pay over ¥200 million a year to rent HQ building

The General Association of Korean Residents, a pro-Pyongyang group known as Chongryon, has agreed to pay over ¥200 million ($1.6 million) a year to rent its headquarters building in Tokyo from a real estate firm, sources said. The firm based in Yamagata Prefecture bought ...

Mar 13, 2015

Foreign Ministry holds event to plug Fukushima foods

The Foreign Ministry and the Fukushima Prefectural Government held an event in Tokyo Thursday to promote foods and drinks produced in the northeastern prefecture. Dishes and alcoholic drinks made from Fukushima produce were served to guests, including ambassadors from various countries. Dancers from Spa ...