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South Korea's Moon plans to send envoy to North Korea soon

Mar 03, 2018

South Korea's Moon plans to send envoy to North Korea soon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to send a special envoy to North Korea soon to set up more meaningful dialogue that Seoul hopes will eventually include disarming the North of nuclear weapons. Seoul's presidential office said Moon revealed the plans to U.S. President Donald ...

Japan ties with Singapore to top passport power ranking

Mar 03, 2018

Japan ties with Singapore to top passport power ranking

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Japanese and Singaporean passport holders have the greatest travel freedom worldwide, with visa-free access to a record 180 countries, according to a survey by the law firm Henley & Partners. According to the 2018 Henley Passport Index Ranking released Wednesday, Germany fell to second, with ...

Man freezes to death in storm-battered north Japan

Mar 03, 2018

Man freezes to death in storm-battered north Japan

A winter storm continued to batter wide areas of Hokkaido and Tohoku on Friday, leading to the death of one man and significant transportation disruptions. A strong low pressure system caused a blizzard, and some areas in Hokkaido saw snowfall of more than 50 centimeters ...

Mar 03, 2018

Relief for victims of eugenics law

The government should follow Germany and Sweden's lead and provide official compensation to people who were sterilized under the nation's Eugenic Protection Law.

Shinji Okazaki set to make return to pitch for Leicester City

Mar 03, 2018

Shinji Okazaki set to make return to pitch for Leicester City

Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki could return to the squad for Saturday's English Premier League match against Bournemouth after shaking off a knee injury that has kept him out for three games, manager Claude Puel said on Thursday. Japan international Okazaki last played for Leicester ...

Kawabata earns silver at worlds

Mar 03, 2018

Kawabata earns silver at worlds

Tomoyuki Kawabata earned silver in men's keirin at the Track Cycling World Championships on Thursday, giving Japan its first medal in the discipline in 25 years. Kawabata finished behind Colombia's Fabian Hernando Puertas Zapata after coming through the repechage and placing third in his heat ...