The Daijosai, the most secretive and controversial part of the ceremonies, is a Shinto rite that begins on Thursday and involves the new emperor praying for peace and a rich harvest.
A handout photo of the two countries’ leaders, taken on the sidelines of an ASEAN meeting, has become another source of controversy in the ongoing quarrel between Tokyo and Seoul.
Fujifilm said it will acquire an additional 25 percent in the joint venture from Xerox Co. for $2.3 billion (¥253 billion), making it a wholly owned subsidiary.
The resignation marks the second departure from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet in just a week after trade minister Isshu Sugawara resigned Friday.
Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga emphatically denied the report, saying it is “not factually true,” while a senior Foreign Ministry official claimed the report is “an outright lie.”
It was an unusual meeting starting at around 7:30 a.m. at the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's headquarters in Tokyo on Oct. 23, hastily organized so government officials could get lawmakers up to speed. In the week before, the government had abruptly announced plans to dispatch ...
Self-Defense Forces ships and planes will patrol the Gulf of Oman and other areas but avoid the U.S.-led coalition protecting shipping interests in the strategic waters.
In media interviews published Friday, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said he intends to deliver a personal letter from President Moon Jae-in to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week in Tokyo, hoping to improve a bilateral relationship strained by historical issues and trade ...
Tokyo faced crisis last Saturday, with water levels in the Tama River quickly climbing as heavy rains and winds from Typhoon Hagibis inundated the Kanto region.
Late last month, South Korean lawmaker An Min-suk of the ruling Democratic Party stood before the media in Seoul to explain a resolution proposed in the National Assembly. Displayed on the podium before him were illustrations of two flags: Japan's Rising Sun, which portrays a ...