Jul 14, 2016

Shizuoka Muslim group receives threats after Bangladesh terror attack

A Muslim association in Shizuoka says it has received threats of physical harm following the terrorist attack in Bangladesh earlier this month that left 20 people, including seven Japanese, dead. An official of the Shizuoka Muslim Association said Wednesday it had received four handwritten ...

Jul 13, 2016

Abe eyes bilateral talks with Li, Hasina in Mongolia

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may hold bilateral talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when he visits Mongolia for three days from Thursday to attend an Asia-Europe summit, Japanese government sources said Tuesday. Abe hopes to agree with Li ...

Dhaka cafe attack suspect dies after alleged torture: family

Jul 9, 2016

Dhaka cafe attack suspect dies after alleged torture: family

A Bangladeshi teenager who police say was a suspect in last week’s deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe has died in custody, with his family insisting he was a hostage and alleging torture by security forces. Zakir Hossain Shawon, 18, a kitchen assistant at ...

Jul 9, 2016

Government to expand counterterrorism info-gathering unit

The government will increase the number of personnel in Counter Terrorism Unit-Japan, which collects and analyzes information on terrorism with relevant ministers and agencies, officials said. The move is part of efforts to strengthen counterterror measures to ensure the safety of Japanese overseas, following ...