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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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U.S. doubles troops in Cobra Gold 2018

More than double the number of U.S. sailors and marines joined military personnel from Thailand and 28 other countries as Cobra Gold 2018 kicked...

Cobra 2018 concludes in Chanthaburi

Chanthaburi - The annual joint military exercise between Thailand and the United States known as Cobra Gold has concluded in Chanthaburi province. Thailand’s Chief of...

Material in English produced to aid foreigners taking Thai driving test

Bangkok - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has produced English-language material to assist foreign driving-test takers. According to Kamol Buranapong, Deputy Director-General of the...

PM assures farmers of sufficient water supplies during dry season

Bangkok - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha says there will be enough water for agricultural purposes during this year’s drought season. Gen Prayut has announced...

Thailand welcomed 3.5 million foreigners in Jan

Bangkok - A total of 3.5 million foreign tourists visited Thailand in January 2018, generating more than 180 billion baht in tourism revenue. Permanent Secretary...

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