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Japan’s Fukushima cleanup plan delays removal of fuel rods

Tokyo (AP) — Japan's government on Tuesday approved a revision of its 30-to-40-year plan to decommission the Fukushima nuclear plant, delaying by three more...

Japan’s Abe says he will call snap election for parliament

Tokyo (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday he will call an early election for parliament's more powerful lower house for next...

Young stars step up for Japan in 2-0 win over Australia

Saitama, Japan (AP) — The future looks bright for Japan's national soccer team. Two of the country's youngest players scored Thursday as Japan secured a...

North Korea fires missile over Japan in aggressive test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before plunging into the northern...

US WWII vet in Japan to return flag to fallen soldier...

HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more...

Japan marks three-year countdown to Tokyo 2020 Games

Tokyo (AP) — Japan began its three-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday with concerts, races and other events meant to drum...

Industry Ministry to promote EEC projects in Japan

BANGKOK– The Ministry of Industry plans to promote economic cooperation with Japan, particularly on medical instrument industry and Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) projects. Industry...

Japan proposes currency swap deal to ASEAN

HANOI, (VNA) -Japan on May 5 proposed a new type bilateral currency swap agreement, worth 40 billion USD, to the Association of South East...

Thailand and Japan discuss universal healthcare

BANGKOK,(NNT) – Thailand has struck up cooperation with Japan to develop sustainable universal healthcare and methods to accommodate its aging population. Minister of Public Health...

Japan’s Emperor and Empress to visit Thailand March 5-6

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan will pay a private visit to Thailand on Sunday and Monday. The Royal couple are currently visiting Vietnam...

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8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead

Kadoma, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eight subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens...

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Srinagar, India (AP) — As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir...

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

Cucuta, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of...

Thailand-Cambodia GBC reaches mutual border security, economic deals

Phnom Penh - The Thailand-Cambodia General Border Committee (GBC) has reached an agreement to enhance mutual border security and economic deals without taking border...

Commerce Min eyes more exports to USA

Bangkok – The Ministry of Commerce is optimistic that Thai food exports to the US could rise this year, according to its deputy minister. Deputy...

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