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Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

TOKYO (AP) — The Australian and Japanese foreign and defense ministers are meeting Thursday to discuss deepening defense cooperation and the growing North Korean...

US VP Pence warns North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to...

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

TOKYO (AP)  The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation...

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...

Rule change could make Abe longest-serving leader in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling party approved a change in party rules Sunday that could pave the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to...

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...

Japan wins 4 skating golds at Asian Winter Games

Sapporo, Japan (AP) — Japan claimed four gold medals in speed skating and China won two on the short track at the Asian Winter...

Coca-Cola No. 1 in Japan with drinks galore, but not Coke

EBINA, Japan (AP) — Coca-Cola has been the No. 1 beverage maker in Japan for half a century, but it's not thanks to the...

Woman in Japan reclaims dad, US identity in 6-decade journey

KASHIWA, Japan (AP) — At a public bath in a Yokohama slum in the 1950s, a red-haired girl scrubs her skin with a pumice...

Japan residents flee after tsunami warning

Long lines of cars, with their headlights on, are formed as coastal residents follow government orders to flee to higher ground after a strong...

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