World Apr 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

The United States warned its citizens on Saturday about "credible threats" to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the southwest coastal resort of Antalya. Turkey has been hit by four suicide bombings already this year, the most recent one last month in Istanbul. ...

National / Crime & Legal Jan 7, 2016

Turkish men arrested over October brawl near embassy

Police on Thursday arrested two Turkish men, one an ethnic Kurd, for allegedly beating two police officers and obstructing their duties during a brawl last October that broke out near the Turkish Embassy in Tokyo. Demolition laborers Bayav Ercan, a 33-year-old from Aichi Prefecture, and ...

National / Politics Aug 31, 2015

Foreign Ministry seeks funding for eight new missions

The Foreign Ministry on Monday requested a 10.4 percent rise in its budget for fiscal 2016, partly to fund the opening of eight new diplomatic missions abroad. To bolster Japan's diplomatic clout, the ministry's request of ¥756.8 billion includes establishing embassies in four countries — ...

Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

World Feb 17, 2015

Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

Turkey has closed its embassy in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara said on Monday, the latest of a number of foreign powers to withdraw their diplomats as the country's civil conflict worsens. The ambassador and other embassy staff had returned to Turkey, a Foreign ...

Japan evacuates diplomats from Yemen and closes embassy

National Feb 16, 2015

Japan evacuates diplomats from Yemen and closes embassy

Japan closed its embassy in Sanaa on Sunday due to a worsening security situation in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Ambassador Katsuyoshi Hayashi and four embassy officials have now left the country, the ministry said. Some of the staff will continue to provide embassy ...

World / Politics Dec 30, 2014

Obama doesn't rule out having embassy in Iran

While President Barack Obama has not ruled out the possibility of reopening a U.S. Embassy in Iran, Republicans say the Senate will vote within weeks on a bill to impose more sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program. Obama was asked in an NPR interview ...

World Jul 4, 2014

U.S. Embassy in Algeria warns of possible attack

The United States Embassy in Algeria has warned about a possible attack by a "terrorist group" on targets in Algiers, possibly near a U.S.-branded hotel in the capital. A statement on the embassy website told embassy employees to avoid hotels owned or operated by U.S. ...

North links relations to de facto embassy's fate

National Apr 1, 2014

North links relations to de facto embassy's fate

A ranking North Korean diplomat said Tuesday that whether his country and Japan can improve their relations hinges on the fate of Pyongyang's de facto embassy building in Tokyo. "Without resolving this issue, there is no need to make progress on Korea-Japan relations," Song Il ...