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Defense Minister Minoru Kihara heads to a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-la Dialogue security conference in Singapore on June 2. Kihara will attend the upcoming meeting with Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, along with their Philippine counterparts.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2024
Japan and Philippines to hold ‘two-plus-two’ security talks in July
At the meeting, the two sides could sign a reciprocal access agreement to facilitate mutual visits by the Self-Defense Forces and the Philippine military.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Italy starting on Thursday.
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2024
Japan and Ukraine to agree on swift info sharing over Russia
The two sides are expected to conclude a bilateral agreement on Japan's long-term support for Ukraine's recovery and reconstruction.
Australian-born Connor O'Leary will represent Japan in the surfing competition at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
OLYMPICS / Surfing
Jun 11, 2024
At Paris Games, Connor O’Leary aims to win and inspire
The waves in Teahupo'o, Tahiti, may bode well for the goofy-footed surfer.
Takahiro Mori, the key negotiator for the U.S. Steel deal, is attempting to close the deal amid growing regulatory scrutiny and political opposition.
BUSINESS
Jun 8, 2024
Nippon Steel executive sees positive reaction from U.S. Steel workers
Takahiro Mori, the key negotiator for the U.S. Steel deal, is attempting to close the deal amid growing regulatory scrutiny and political opposition.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2024
Chinese armed vessels patrol waters around disputed islands, angering Japan
China's coast guard said that it had patrolled the waters with vessels carrying weapons in what it called a "routine action."
Officials of Japanese and Ukrainian companies meet in Kyiv on Thursday during an exchange event organized by the Japan External Trade Organization.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 7, 2024
Japanese firms eye opportunities to help Ukraine rebuild
The networking event was organized by government-linked JETRO following a Japan-Ukraine meeting held in Tokyo in February.
Postage rates for sealed letters and other documents are expected to be raised by 30% as early as October, the first rise in 30 years aside from when prices increased along with consumption tax hikes.
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2024
Postage rate hikes seen denting New Year's card tradition in Japan
The tradition of sending New Year's greetings on postcards began in 1873 with the introduction of postcards.
A rendering of the next-generation fighter jet to be jointly developed by Japan, Britain and Italy
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2024
Japan approves international treaty on next-generation fighter jet
Japan regards the envisioned aircraft as the successor to the Air Self-Defense Force's F-2 fighter.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, meet in Tokyo in May 2022 on the sidelines of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. The coalition is now adrift and the reason for the drop-off is simple: The U.S. is preoccupied with Europe and the Middle East.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 5, 2024
Is 'the Quad' becoming a Potemkin alliance?
Despite its initial promise, "the Quad" coalition now appears to be losing momentum, posing significant security risks.
Line, which has evolved into an all-encompassing app used for messaging, payments, job searches and more, is now at the center of a dispute over its ownership.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 5, 2024
Why Line, a superapp, sparked a diplomatic dispute
Line, which has evolved into an all-encompassing app used for messaging, payments, job searches and more, is now at the center of a dispute over its ownership.
A market in Asuncion, Paraguay. Two elderly Japanese men have been found dead in their house in Pirapo, southern Paraguay, according to the country's law enforcement authorities.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 5, 2024
2 elderly Japanese found dead in southern Paraguay house
Authorities suspect that someone broke into the house for robbery and killed them by beating with a blunt object.
U.S. President Joe Biden has said he has “made clear” to Chinese leader Xi Jinping long-standing U.S. policy that refrains from endorsing Taiwanese independence, but has said the U.S. will defend the island “if China unilaterally tries to change" the status quo.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 5, 2024
Biden says he won't rule out use of U.S. military to defend Taiwan
The U.S. president, in an interview with Time magazine, delivered another broadside to Beijing on its most sensitive issue.
Andriy Sadovyi, mayor of Lviv in Ukraine, speaks during an interview in the city on Monday.
JAPAN
Jun 5, 2024
Ukraine mayor warns Russian attack on Japan not implausible
"Who can guarantee that Russia will not attack again, including Japan?" Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said in an interview.
Nagasaki Mayor Shiro Suzuki says the city is holding off on inviting Israeli representative to this year's peace ceremony.
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2024
Nagasaki holds off inviting Israel to peace ceremony
Worries that protests could disrupt the memorial for atomic bomb victims are partly behind the decision, according to the mayor.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel (left) meet aboard the USS Ronald Reagan super carrier on the sideline of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force’s International Fleet Review near Tokyo in November 2022. Under a new agreement, U.S. warships will be able to undergo repairs in Japanese commercial shipyard.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 4, 2024
Ambassador Emanuel can deepen Japan-U.S. defense cooperation
Infrastructure, logistics and sustainment should certainly be atop the list of DICAS initiatives.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks at the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore on Saturday.
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2024
Upgrade for U.S. military's command in Japan gains steam
U.S. defense chief Lloyd Austin has said that basing a four-star commander in Japan is something the Pentagon is “looking at very closely.”
Visitors take pictures in a booth showing photographs before a rally to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Beijing's Tiananmen Square crackdowns, at the Library Square in Taipei on Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 4, 2024
35 years on, Tiananmen memory eroded by Chinese censorship and Sino-U.S. rivalry
While commemorations of the crackdown are effectively banned in mainland China and in Hong Kong, events were being held in Taiwan and other locations.
A vendor cuts salmon at the Tsukiji outer market in Tokyo. Japan and Russia have agreed on this year's Japanese fishing quotas for salmon and trout.
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2024
Japan and Russia agree on salmon and trout fishing after two years
Bilateral fishing negotiations are usually held every year, but such talks were not held in 2022 or 2023 due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
A hydrogen storage tank and loading system at a liquefied hydrogen receiving terminal in Kobe. Japan and the European Union have agreed to work together on policies related to clean hydrogen.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Jun 4, 2024
Japan and EU agree to work on creating hydrogen demand and supply
Tokyo sees hydrogen as a new and cleaner source to gradually substitute liquefied natural gas, part of Japan's path to carbon neutrality by 2050.
Fans cheer after Japan's men's volleyball team qualified for the Paris Olympics on Oct. 7 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo.
MORE SPORTS / Volleyball
Jun 4, 2024
Japanese volleyball’s fastest growing fan base — female superfans
More than 80% of the fans at men’s domestic competitions are said to be women in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

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Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs