Jul 29, 2016

Emperor will speak to the public on live TV in August

Emperor Akihito, who is said to have indicated his wish to abdicate, will have a chance to speak about his thoughts to the Japanese people sometime next month, NHK reported Friday. Sources said the Imperial Household Agency is planning to broadcast a live message ...

Jul 28, 2016

Bullet hit Japanese aid workers' vehicle in South Sudan, Suga confirms

A vehicle carrying Japanese aid workers in conflict-ravaged South Sudan came under gunfire earlier this month, but no one aboard was injured, the government’s top spokesman revealed Thursday. A group of four Japan International Cooperation Agency workers were travelling in a bulletproof vehicle in ...