National Aug 24, 2016

Japanese man gets OK to leave Russian-held isle

A Japanese man who was questioned by authorities on Russian-held Kunashiri Island has been cleared to return home, Japan's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. The interpreter had been kept on the island, one of four off Hokkaido that are claimed by Japan, during a visit under ...

National / Politics Jan 22, 2016

South Korea raps Japan's renewed claim over disputed islets

South Korea on Friday rapped Japan for renewing its territorial claim over a pair of South Korea-controlled islets in the Sea of Japan. South Korea's Foreign Ministry issued a statement criticizing Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida for making remarks repeating Japan's claim to the Takeshima ...

National / Politics Jan 12, 2016

Former foreign minister passes Abe message to Putin

Former Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura has visited Moscow and passed a personal message from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to President Vladimir Putin. Komura met with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday morning and passed to him an envelope which he said contained a personal message ...