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Japan's Abe renews call on South Korea to keep promises to mend ties

24 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon agreed on Thursday on the importance of cooperating on North Korea and other issues, seeking to rebuild relations amid a bitter feud over history and trade.

In ancient throne ritual, Japanese emperor vows to fulfil duty

23 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state. | Video

Factbox: Hundreds of dignitaries to attend as Japan's emperor declares enthronement

17 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito is set to proclaim his enthronement to the world next week in a centuries-old ceremony attended by some 2,500 people, including heads of state and other dignitaries from nearly 200 countries.

Factbox - Hundreds of dignitaries to attend as Japan's new emperor declares enthronement

16 Oct 2019

TOKYO New Japanese Emperor Naruhito is set to proclaim his enthronement to the world next week in a centuries-old ceremony attended by some 2,500 people, including heads of state and other dignitaries from nearly 200 countries.

Four dead, 17 missing as fierce typhoon pounds Tokyo

13 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 13 Four people were killed and 17 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed Tokyo, flooding rivers and putting millions under evacuation warning before it plowed up the northeastern coast.

Fierce typhoon hits northern Japan after paralysing Tokyo

12 Oct 2019

TOKYO The most powerful typhoon to hit Tokyo in decades plowed into northern Japan early on Sunday after fierce rain and wind paralysed the capital, led to four deaths, millions under evacuation warnings, rivers flooded and normally busy streets deserted. | Video

North Korean fishing boat's crew rescued after colliding with Japanese ship

08 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters, the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday. | Video

Japan PM seeks meet with North Korea's Kim despite missile launch

04 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was determined to meet North Korea's leader to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents, maintaining an offer to talk despite the country's missile launches.

Japan PM seeks meeting with North Korea's Kim despite missile launch

04 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was determined to meet North Korea's leader to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents, maintaining an offer to talk despite the country's missile launches.

Japan fans in disbelief after winning against Ireland

29 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japanese rugby fans were still in disbelief on Sunday, a day after the Rugby World Cup host team beat champion contender Ireland in an electrifying upset.

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