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Two deaths, 100 hospitalizations in Japan supplement scare
by Hiroshi Hiyama - March 27, 2024 - 1:32pm
Two deaths and more than 100 hospitalizations have been linked to a growing health scare in Japan around dietary supplements meant to lower cholesterol, the government said Wednesday.
Japan's 'naked men' festival succumbs to population aging
by Hiroshi Hiyama - February 18, 2024 - 3:35pm
A steam of sweat rose as hundreds of naked men tussled over a bag of wooden talismans, performing a dramatic end to a thousand-year-old ritual in Japan that took place for the last time.
Japan Airlines pilots had no 'visual contact' before collision
by Hiroshi Hiyama - January 4, 2024 - 3:16pm
Pilots on a Japan Airlines plane that burst into flames just after all 379 passengers and crew escaped had no "visual contact" with the other aircraft in the collision, the airline said Thursday.
Japan PM unveils $113 billion stimulus as poll numbers slump
by Hiroshi Hiyama - November 2, 2023 - 12:43pm
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a stimulus package worth more than $100 billion on Thursday as he tries to ease the squeeze from inflation and rescue his premiership with his poll ratings at a record...
Japan to release water from stricken Fukushima nuclear plant
by Hiroshi Hiyama - August 23, 2023 - 10:28am
Japan will release water from the stricken Fukushima power plant into the Pacific Ocean from Thursday, 12 years after one of the world's worst nuclear disasters.
Man arrested after four killed in Japan gun and knife attack
by Hiroshi Hiyama - May 26, 2023 - 11:39am
Japanese police on Friday detained a suspect who had holed up in a building after allegedly killing four people, including two police officers, in a gun and knife attack.
Japan debates LGBTQ protections under G7 spotlight
by Hiroshi Hiyama - February 16, 2023 - 10:19am
G7 host Japan is the group's only member not to recognise same-sex unions, and ahead of this May's summit the government is under pressure to bolster its legal protections for LGBTQ citizens.
Former Japan PM Abe 'in grave condition' after shooting
by Hiroshi Hiyama - July 8, 2022 - 11:07am
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was showing no vital signs after apparently being shot at a campaign event in the Nara region on Friday, local media reported.
Japan's Quad summit eyes unity on China, if not Ukraine
by Hiroshi Hiyama - May 20, 2022 - 11:16am
The leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States meet in Tokyo next week seeking common ground on countering China, despite differences over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Dozens injured in strong quake off Japan's Fukushima
by Hiroshi Hiyama - February 14, 2021 - 4:33pm
The disaster agency said 74 injuries had been reported in the region and also around Tokyo, where the quake was felt strongly just after 11 pm on Saturday.
Japan declares virus state of emergency in Tokyo region
by Hiroshi Hiyama - January 7, 2021 - 5:58pm
The measure is far less strict than the harsh lockdowns seen in other parts of the world, and softer than the country's first state of emergency last spring.
Pompeo slams China's 'malign activity' as he meets Asian allies
by Hiroshi Hiyama - October 6, 2020 - 3:34pm
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Tuesday of Beijing's "malign activity in the region" as he met with key Asia-Pacific allies in Tokyo, presenting a united front against an increasingly assertive China.
Who could lead Japan after Shinzo Abe?
by Hiroshi Hiyama - August 29, 2020 - 5:37pm
As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces his plans to resign over health problems, attention turns to who could succeed the country's longest-ruling premier, with no consensus yet clear on a can...
Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan
by Hiroshi Hiyama - October 13, 2019 - 9:46pm
Serious flooding was reported in central Japan's Nagano, where a burst levee sent swollen waters from the Chikuma river gushing into residential neighborhoods, flooding homes up to the second floor.
G20 frets over global economy amid US-China trade war
by Hiroshi Hiyama - June 9, 2019 - 10:45am
The world's top finance policymakers Sunday weighed the impact of ballooning trade tensions on the global economy amid differences over the extent to which they are dragging on growth.
Two dead, including 12-yr-old, after Japan mass stabbing
by Hiroshi Hiyama - May 28, 2019 - 9:35am
A knife-wielding attacker killed a 12-year-old schoolgirl and another man before stabbing himself to death in a rampage outside Tokyo Tuesday that also injured more than a dozen including several children.
Japan's new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne
by Hiroshi Hiyama - May 1, 2019 - 11:37am
Japan's new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday, a day after his father's historic abdication, and vowed to stand with the people as the country begins a new imperial era.
End of an era as Japan's emperor abdicates
by Hiroshi Hiyama - April 30, 2019 - 5:11pm
Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world's oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new...
Japan's Emperor Akihito ends reign marked by modernization
by Hiroshi Hiyama - April 1, 2019 - 9:06am
Japan's outgoing Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko dramatically modernized the tradition-bound monarchy, bringing themselves closer to the public and boosting popular support for the household.
Japan to get first post-WWII aircraft carriers
by Hiroshi Hiyama - December 19, 2018 - 10:03am
Japan will get its first aircraft carriers since World War II and buy dozens of fighter jets under a new defence plan approved Tuesday that is intended to counter China's growing military power.
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