Beijing portrayed the visit by Fumio Kishida as an act of outreach to an angry China.
Ties between the two nations have been thawing recently after meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Japan’s sixth-biggest automaker said that it had manipulated test data to overstate the fuel economy of 625,000 cars, a situation the government called “extremely serious”.
This is the first time a Japanese automaker has reported misconduct involving fuel economy tests since Volkswagen last year was discovered to have cheated diesel emissions tests in the United States and elsewhere.
Food and water shortages are plaguing the recovery effort, even as the search for the missing goes on in the mountain town of Minamiaso.
Essentials like food, water and electricity have become inaccessible to victims of last week’s earthquake
Japan earthquake: The exact number of casualties remained unclear as rescue efforts continued to unfold Saturday.
USGS earlier reported that a 7.1 quake with a depth of 7 km close to the same location.
By afternoon, more than 130 aftershocks had hit the area around the city of Kumamoto in the wake of the initial 6.4 magnitude quake the night before.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at least 19 houses collapsed, and hundreds of calls came in reporting building damage and people buried under debris or trapped inside.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, or of a tsunami warning.
The radioactive material is technically near-impossible to remove from the huge quantities of water used to cool melted-down reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.
A military search is under way for the missing aircraft and its crew.
Kanamara Matsuri is not just a time for revelling in festivities, it also celebrates fertility, relationships and safe sex practices.
The real estate magnate also stated that nuclear proliferation was fast spreading and claimed that Iran is going to have nuclear weapons capability in 10 years’ time.