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An Israeli officer directing traffic at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and Jerusalem on Dec. 3, 2023. Spain, Norway and Ireland said on Wednesday that they would recognize an independent Palestinian state, a rebuke to Israel over its war in Gaza and its decades of occupation of Palestinian territories.
WORLD / Politics
May 23, 2024
Can European recognition bring Palestinian statehood any closer?
The recognition comes as the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor requests arrest warrants for Netanyahu and his defense minister for alleged war crimes in Gaza.
People hold antiwar placards in Madrid during a protest to call for a cease-fire in Gaza on Jan. 20.
WORLD / Politics
May 23, 2024
Israel's isolation deepens as European countries recognize Palestinian state
The move follows warnings by Washington over withholding arms, sanctions against violent settlers and accusations of genocide in international courts.
People attend a demonstration in support of Gaza and Palestinians outside the building of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo, Norway, on Nov. 4, 2023.
May 22, 2024
Norway, along with Ireland and Spain, to recognize Palestinian state
Before the announcement, some 143 out of 193 member-states of the United Nations recognized a Palestinian state.
Relations between Russia and Western nations have been in the deep freeze since Moscow's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, but Norway has been keen to keep some limited cooperation alive through the Arctic Council.
WORLD / Politics
May 15, 2024
West and Russia manage limited cooperation in Arctic despite chill in ties
Norway has been keen to keep some limited cooperation between Russia and the West alive.
Natural gas burns on a domestic kitchen stove in London.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 14, 2024
As war stems Russian gas, Norway's Equinor gains outsized market impact
Norway now supplies 30% of Europe's gas, and roughly two-thirds of Norway's exports last year were sold by Equinor.
A salmon farm in Giske, Norway. The country produces more than half of the world’s farmed salmon.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
May 4, 2024
The world’s hunger for salmon is linked to an ecological disaster
High demand for salmon is driving another species to the verge of extinction.
A double-hulled tanker sits docked in front of the Burnaby Refinery, near Vancouver. Natural gas is a key component of the city’s energy use.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
May 2, 2024
How sewage is helping along the energy transition
Capturing waste heat worldwide could prevent burning nearly 30 million barrels of oil daily or 650 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually.
One of the main hurdles to more widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Europe cited by industry experts is the difficulty in rolling out necessary infrastructure quickly and broadly.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 12, 2024
Bumpy ride for electric cars in Europe
Sales of plug-in "zero emission" vehicles have stalled in the region in recent months.
Reindeer that belong to Sami herder Nils Mathis Sara, 65, run in a winter pasture near Geadgebarjavri up on the Finnmark plateau, Norway, last month.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Apr 3, 2024
Reindeer herders battle power line needed for Norway's climate goal
The conflict illustrates the difficult choices countries must make to cut greenhouse gas emissions and power future growth.
According to a proposal from the EU’s executive arm, as much as 450 million tons of CO2 will need to be captured annually by 2050 to achieve net-zero goals, including 100 million tons from generators powered by fossil fuels.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 5, 2024
The $2.6 billion experiment to cover up Europe’s dirty habit
The project could start as early as next year, and pave the way for a new international trade in industrial emissions.
The Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo has launched a campaign to promote more salmon eating.
Nov 12, 2023
Norway pushes Japan to eat more salmon with creative preparation ideas
Norway started a blitz to sell salmon for sushi to Japan under a national strategy in the 1980s, making it more popular than it already was at the time.
Salma Paralluelo (center) celebrates with her teammates after scoring against the Netherlands during their quarterfinal match at the Women's World Cup in Wellington on Friday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 11, 2023
Spain gets past Netherlands in extra time to reach World Cup semifinals
Substitute Salma Paralluelo scored in extra time to help Spain book a place in the semifinals.
Hinata Miyazawa (right) scores Japan's third goal of the night against Norway during their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup round-of-16 match in Wellington on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 5, 2023
Japan beats Norway to reach Women's World Cup quarterfinals
Futoshi Ikeda's squad will face either the United States or Sweden in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The European Union on Thursday removed its import restrictions on Japanese food that had been in place since the nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011.
Aug 3, 2023
EU, Norway, Iceland lift post-Fukushima curbs on Japanese food
The EU, Norway and Iceland lifted import restrictions they imposed on food products from parts of Japan after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2023
Norway's quest for 'black gold' from used car batteries
An essential part of many clean energy technologies, 'critical minerals' may energize the transition to a decarbonized economy.
Japan Times
May 31, 2023
Norway fund to reject all-male boards in Japanese firms
The fund already rejects nominations to boards for companies in Europe and North America that do not include at least two women.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 20, 2023
Climate change thaws world's northernmost research station
Around the tiny town of Ny-Aalesund, scientific data is getting harder to access, sometimes vanishing before scientists can collect it.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2023
Skis, songs and shots at a supremely Norwegian sports festival
To picture the festival’s scale, and its vibe, think Scandinavian Super Bowl crossed with New York City Marathon.
Japan Times
Mar 1, 2023
Greta Thunberg detained by Norwegian police during rights protest
Thunberg had on Monday joined protesters demanding the removal of 151 wind turbines from reindeer pastures used by Sami herders in central Norway.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2023
Premier League stars Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard inspire new hope at home in Norway
Norway has not qualified for a major tournament since Euro 2000.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan