Imperial Couple lay flowers at Filipino war monument

Jan 29, 2016

Imperial Couple lay flowers at Filipino war monument

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited a memorial to Japanese war dead southeast of Manila on Friday to commemorate those who died in the Philippines in some of the conflict's fiercest fighting. The Imperial Couple bowed their heads and laid white flowers before the monument ...

Nakatani to visit South Korea next week, sign of warming ties

/ Oct 14, 2015

Nakatani to visit South Korea next week, sign of warming ties

Defense Minister Gen Nakatani is likely to visit South Korea next week to attend an international aerospace and defense exhibition, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said Tuesday. "Japan wants to hold defense ministers' talks with South Korea on the occasion of the Seoul International ...

/ Sep 16, 2015

Sources say close Putin aide to visit Japan late this month

Japan and Russia are making arrangements for a close aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Japan in late September, sources said Tuesday. By arranging the visit by Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Tokyo hopes to discuss Putin's possible visit ...

/ Jul 24, 2015

Japan urges Russian prime minister not to visit disputed isles

Japan has urged Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev not to visit disputed islands off Hokkaido, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday, calling the planned trip to the isles at the center of a long-standing bilateral dispute “unacceptable.” The planned visit, seen by experts as underlining ...