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Japan's military says pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35 crash

10 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's air force said on Monday "spatial disorientation" likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F-35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in April, hitting the water at more than 1,100 kph (683 mph).

Japan's military says pilot disorientation likely cause of F-35 crash in April

10 Jun 2019

TOKYO, June 10 Japan's air force on Monday said spatial disorientation likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F-35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in April, hitting the water at more than 1,100 kph (683 mph).

U.S. and Russia trade blame over near collision in East Asian waters

07 Jun 2019

MOSCOW/TOKYO Russia and the United States blamed each other for a near collision between their warships in East Asian waters on Friday with both countries accusing one another of dangerous and unprofessional behaviour. | Video

Designed by committee, Toyota's Japan Taxi becomes an expensive Olympic symbol

24 May 2019

(This May 22 story corrects taxi production rate to 1,000 from 2,000 in paragraph 12) | Video

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn to ask for monitored visit with spouse - lawyer

23 May 2019

TOKYO Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn will ask a Japanese court to allow the former Nissan Motor boss one monitored visit with his wife after the Supreme Court upheld curbs on contact with his spouse while he is on bail, his legal team said on Thursday. | Video

Japan woos Trump with pomp and circumstance, looks to avoid trade battle

23 May 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to an imperial banquet, front row seats at a sumo tournament and a trip to the country's biggest warship on a state visit as Tokyo seeks to avoid a bust-up over trade. | Video

FEATURE-Designed by committee, Toyota's Japan Taxi becomes an expensive Olympic symbol

22 May 2019

TOKYO, May 22 Toyota Motor's Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo's budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Japan expands the hunt for F-35 jet that went missing during exercise

26 Apr 2019

TOKYO Japan expanded its search for a missing F-35 stealth fighter on Thursday with a maritime survey vessel joining a navy ship and a U.S. Navy salvage team is expected in the area in coming days, a Japanese air force spokesman said.

In bail reprise, Ghosn leaves Tokyo jail, agrees to limit contact with wife

26 Apr 2019

TOKYO Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Japanese jail for a second time late on Thursday, freed on $4.5 million (£3.5 million) bail after agreeing to curbs on contacting his wife as he awaits trial on financial misconduct charges. | Video

Backstory: Covering the Carlos Ghosn saga - Japanese 'burasagari' and a bit of luck

26 Apr 2019

TOKYO From a 14-hour wait outside Tokyo's main jail on Christmas Day to a momentous photograph filed from the top of a step-ladder, covering the Carlos Ghosn story has mostly been about mastering the art of Japanese stakeout journalism.

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