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  • Japan says has received info that national captured in Syria

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's foreign ministry said on Monday that it had received information that a Japanese national was captured in northern Syria and is now collecting and analyzing the information. A ministry official had said earlier that the...
  • As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine

    As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine
    Two Japanese Cabinet members and a group of lawmakers marked the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II on Friday by visiting a Tokyo shrine that China and South Korea regard as a totem to Japan’s militarist past. But Prime...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war dead shrine, angers China and South Korea

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday sent a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine to war dead, triggering angry criticism from China and South Korea despite his decision not to visit the shrine in person as he seeks a Sino-Japanese...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war dead shrine, cabinet ministers visit

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday sent a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine to war dead but did not join cabinet ministers in a visit, seen as an effort to avoid further inflaming ties with China as he seeks a summit with...
  • Japan imposes asset freeze on North Korean shipping firm

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Friday froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry said, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang to return Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents...
  • Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space. The project to launch Sanrio Co Ltd's white cat with a pink bow into orbit is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to promote Japan's high-tech...
  • 1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa

    1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa
    One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week....
  • Japan's Toho Woos Female Non-Believers to Hollywood 'Godzilla'

    TOKYO - Top Japanese distributor Toho is targeting women in order to make its release of the Legendary Pictures-made "Godzilla" a box office success. The original Japanese "Godzilla" series was a Toho line-up staple for generations, but was pitched...
  • Olympic organizers considering cheaper venues for 2020 Tokyo Games

    As Olympic officials finished their first on-site review of preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there remained questions about a potential change in the overall plan for building venues. The International Olympic Committee's coordination...
  • Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies

    Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies
    Japan on Tuesday announced a reinterpretation of its pacifist post-World War II Constitution that allows the country's military to help defend the United States and other allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the decision by the Cabinet to adjust the...
  • Haruki Murakami's 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki' paints haunting picture

    Haruki Murakami's "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" begins with a simple premise: A Tokyo railroad engineer, the Tsukuru Tazaki of the novel's title, unable to get over the summer of his sophomore year in college, when for no reason...