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US Marines ID dead crew member in Japan warplanes crash
by Mari Yamaguchi - December 8, 2018 - 10:30am
The U.S. Marines have identified a fighter pilot who died after his jet collided with a refueling aircraft during training off Japan's coast, leaving five other Marines missing and one rescued.
Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the region
by Mari Yamaguchi - July 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Japan recorded its highest temperature ever yesterday as a deadly heat wave continued to grip a wide swath of the country and nearby South and North Korea.
Rescuers comb through mud for Japan flood victims; 134 dead
by Mari Yamaguchi - July 10, 2018 - 4:20pm
Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll...
Oldest man likes soaking in Japan hot springs, eating sweets
by Mari Yamaguchi - April 11, 2018 - 11:39am
Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan's hot springs for many years — probably longer than most people.
Abe fears US-NKorea talks will omit Japan security concerns
by Mari Yamaguchi - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday he is worried that North Korean security threats to Japan, including short- and medium-range missiles, may not be discussed at a US-North Korea summit.
Japan public grade school under fire over Armani uniform
by Mari Yamaguchi - February 11, 2018 - 5:05pm
A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents.
Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor
by Mari Yamaguchi - January 20, 2018 - 5:12am
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said yesterday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors.
NKorea boat captain charged in theft from tiny Japan island
by Mari Yamaguchi - December 28, 2017 - 7:44pm
Japanese authorities on yesterday indicted the North Korean captain of a boat that drifted to its coast on charges of stealing a generator, appliances and other equipment from an uninhabited island, officials and...
Ivanka Trump: Don't tolerate harassment of women at work
by Mari Yamaguchi - November 3, 2017 - 6:55am
In her speech, she said workplaces need to make further efforts to respect women's values and accommodate the need for balance between work and family.
Japan offers Duterte aid for rebuilding, fighting terrorism
by Mari Yamaguchi - October 30, 2017 - 7:16pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won pledges from Japan of help with fighting terrorism and assistance in building the country's crumbling infrastructure, as he met with Japan's prime minister on yesterday during...
After election win, Abe prioritizes North Korea, aging Japan
by Mari Yamaguchi - October 23, 2017 - 8:25pm
Fresh off a decisive election victory, Japan's leader pledged yesterday to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population.
Japanese princess engaged to college love; wedding next year
by Mari Yamaguchi - September 5, 2017 - 1:49am
Japanese Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, said Sunday she is getting married to a university classmate who won her heart with bright smiles and sincerity.
North Korea missile fear sets pre-emptive strike debate in Japan
by Mari Yamaguchi - September 2, 2017 - 4:02am
Japan is debating whether to develop a limited pre-emptive strike capability and buy cruise missiles — ideas that were anathema in the pacifist country before the North Korea missile threat. With...
Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship
by Mari Yamaguchi - June 18, 2017 - 11:09pm
The search for seven US Navy sailors who went missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast was called off after several bodies were found yesterday in the ship's flooded compartments,...
US Navy stops search for 7 missing sailors after bodies found
by Mari Yamaguchi - June 18, 2017 - 7:20am
The search for seven U.S. Navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a merchant ship in waters off Japan was called off Sunday after several bodies were found in the ship's flooded compartments, including...
Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate
by Mari Yamaguchi - June 9, 2017 - 7:48am
Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether...
Abe says he sought common goals, not differences with Trump
by Mari Yamaguchi - February 14, 2017 - 7:03am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he stressed common goals, not differences, during his weekend meetings with US President Donald Trump, whom he called a "good listener."
Duterte affirms US alliance despite tough talk
by Mari Yamaguchi - October 27, 2016 - 9:36am
Tokyo and Manila leaders agreed to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the US, after tough-talking President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants the...
Japan wary over Duterte's policy, manners
by Mari Yamaguchi - October 25, 2016 - 3:10pm
Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of outspoken President Rodrigo Duterte. Their concern is not only about his foreign policy toward the US, but also about his informal style. They are paranoid about...
Japan OKs $1.5 billion contract for new Tokyo stadium
by Mari Yamaguchi - September 30, 2016 - 2:44pm
Officials on Friday said the stadium construction will begin in December, more than a year after an earlier plan was scrapped because of spiraling cost and an unpopular design.
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