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Kiyoshi Takenaka

Fukushima says radiation poses no threat to Olympic torch relay

21 Jan 2020

TOKYO Fukushima prefecture, home to the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, on Tuesday reassured participants and spectators at the Olympic torch relay this year that they would not need to worry about radiation exposure.

Japanese man pleads not guilty to killing 19 due to mental health

08 Jan 2020

YOKOHAMA, Japan A Japanese man accused of stabbing 19 disabled people to death pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in a dramatic trial session interrupted when he seemed to put something in his mouth, struggled with court officials and lay on the floor writhing.

Lebanon receives Interpol arrest warrant for ex-Nissan boss Ghosn

02 Jan 2020

BEIRUT/TOKYO Lebanon received an Interpol arrest warrant on Thursday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, while Turkey launched an investigation into his daring escape from Japan via Istanbul. | Video

Nach Flucht in den Libanon - Interpol-Haftbefehl gegen Ghosn

02 Jan 2020

Beirut/Tokio Nach der spektakulären Flucht des ehemaligen Renault- und Nissan-Chefs Carlos Ghosn in den Libanon überschlagen sich die Ereignisse.

Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East to protect vessels

27 Dec 2019

TOKYO Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90% of its crude oil imports, remains volatile, Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday.

Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East to protect vessels

27 Dec 2019

TOKYO, Dec 27 Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90% of its crude oil imports, remains volatile, a document approved by the cabinet showed on Friday.

Japan briefs Iran on plan to send forces to Middle East

20 Dec 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday briefed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tokyo's plan to send naval forces to the Middle East to protect Japanese vessels, a Japanese official said.

Japanese journalist wins damages in high-profile lawsuit over alleged rape

18 Dec 2019

TOKYO Japanese journalist Shiori Ito on Wednesday won her civil lawsuit seeking damages from a prominent reporter who she said had raped her, a verdict welcomed by women's rights advocates in a country where sexual assault victims often stay silent. | Video

Japan stresses to China importance of free, open Hong Kong

25 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told his Chinese counterpart on Monday that it is important a free and open Hong Kong keeps on prospering under the "one country, two systems" model, a Japanese government official said.

Japan stresses to China importance of free, open Hong Kong

25 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told his Chinese counterpart on Monday that it is important a free and open Hong Kong keeps on prospering under the "one country, two systems" model, a Japanese government official said.

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