Diplomat spouse's top shot captures Japan in full bloom

National Oct 16, 2018

Diplomat spouse's top shot captures Japan in full bloom

by Aika Sato

An extreme close-up shot capturing a delicate sakura cherry blossom clothed in white floating on a tranquil surface of water won the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize in this year's version of the Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes annual photo competition. Without gaudy hue embellishing the bloom, ...

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy

World Mar 14, 2018

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy

Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack on a Russian former double agent in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, adding it was the biggest single expulsion in over 30 years. May told parliament Britain would ...

National Apr 2, 2015

Takakazu Kuriyama, former ambassador to U.S., dies at 83

Former Japanese Ambassador to the United States Takakazu Kuriyama, who was involved in bilateral talks for the 1972 reversion of Okinawa Prefecture, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on Wednesday, his family said Thursday. He was 83. A native of Tokyo, Kuriyama left ...