Bush's passing draws tributes from Japan's politicians

National / Politics Dec 2, 2018

Bush's passing draws tributes from Japan's politicians

Japanese politicians on Saturday mourned the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying he "greatly contributed to strengthening Japan-U.S. relations." "(Bush) achieved many historic feats including ending the Cold War with the Soviet Union and showing leadership during ...

Tokyo Bay steamer hits rocks; Tokyo slums may be cleared; Tokyo sets up bins for 'embarrassing trash'; Kaifu won't seek re-election

National / History | JAPAN TIMES GONE BY Oct 1, 2016

Tokyo Bay steamer hits rocks; Tokyo slums may be cleared; Tokyo sets up bins for 'embarrassing trash'; Kaifu won't seek re-election

by Elliott Samuels

100 YEARS AGO Sunday, Oct. 22, 1916 Tokyo Bay steamer hits rocks near Sasage The Tsu-un Maru of the Tokyo Bay Steamship Co. grounded near Sasage, Chiba, early yesterday morning. The steamer, which runs between Tokyo and Tateyama, left Reiganjima at 10 o'clock on Friday evening for Tateyama, ...

Germans at Kurume 'getting arrogant'; Throne Assistance body meets; hope abandoned for 208 missing fishermen; Kaifu congratulates unified Germany

National / History | JAPAN TIMES GONE BY Oct 3, 2015

Germans at Kurume 'getting arrogant'; Throne Assistance body meets; hope abandoned for 208 missing fishermen; Kaifu congratulates unified Germany

by Edan Corkill

100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 7, 1915 Germans at Kurume 'getting arrogant' According to a message from Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, some 700 German prisoners of war currently held at Kurume detention camp are becoming insolent. They refused to respond when the usual roll was called and burst ...