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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...

Japan flood deaths rise to 15 with 6 missing

TOKYO (AP) — The death toll from heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan this week has risen to 15 as rescue workers reached...

Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; 2 dead

TOKYO (AP) — Troops were working Thursday to rescue families left stranded by flooding in southern Japan. Two people were reported dead and 11...

Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba has delayed its deadline for reaching an agreement on selling its lucrative computer memory chip...

US warship clash site known for congested nighttime traffic

TOKYO (AP) — The site of a fatal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship off Japan's coast is notorious for...

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Military might, flooding blight highlight Pattaya’s International Fleet Review

City brims with pomp, pageantry and umbrellas for Nov. 13-20 show Pattaya brimmed with pomp, pageantry and umbrellas as the city hosted the International Fleet...

Thailand hosts 1st ASEAN conference to reduce Marine Debris

Phuket - ASEAN member states have held their first conference to discuss possible solutions to the marine debris problem in the region. General Surasak Karnjanarat,...

PM orders transparent investigation into cadet’s death

Bangkok - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has expressed condolences to the family of a cadet who died at the Armed Forces Academies...

Banquet held to thank organizers of royal cremation ceremony

Bangkok - Thailand's Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha hosted a banquet to thank civil servants and those who helped to organize the royal funeral...

RID speeds up drainage of floodwater from overflowing Petchaburi River

Petchaburi - The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has installed water pumps and accelerators in Petchaburi River to speed up the drainage of floodwater into...

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