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Japan to deploy troops near disputed East China Sea islands

Officials say Vice Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya was in Ishigaki on Thursday to explain to mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama a plan to deploy about 500 ground troops on the island beginning in 2019.

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Raja-Mandala: Japan’s counter to China’s silk road

As countries ranging from Britain to Brunei and Tanzania to Tajikistan jumped on Xi’s Silk Road bandwagon, Japan, the other Asian giant and the world’s third-largest economy, watched warily.


Sia video features child karate master with Olympic dreams

She has a soft spot for Duffy the Disney Bear and her favorite food is chocolate. She does her homework before dinner but really loves skateboarding, playing video games and bouncing on her trampoline. If Mahiro Takano sounds like any 9-year-old, think again: The third grader from Niigata, a rice-growing region in Japan, stars in […]

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Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes off southwest Japan

The earthquake struck at 5:51 am (20:51 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) about 190 kilometers southwest of Kagoshima city.

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Delhi sweepers to fly to Japan, S. Korea for hygiene lessons

Explaining the decision, NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar said, “We took the decision to boost their morale. They must know how cities abroad are maintained by ground-level staff.”

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Edging out China, Japan offers India soft loan for $15 bn bullet train virtually free

Tokyo’s push in India comes just weeks after it lost out to China on the contract to build Indonesia’s first fast-train link.

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Indo-Japan-US naval exercise concludes: Ocean diplomacy

On the face of it, the exercise focused on disaster prevention and relief, maritime safety and security in the Indo-Pacific region.


China daily cautions India over naval exercises with Japan, US

The sea drills, part of the six-day-long Malabar exercises, will cover the full spectrum of naval maneuvers, including military-to-military coordination and anti-submarine warfare, according to a joint statement.

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Japanese man gunned down in Bangladesh, IS takes credit; second foreigner shot in one week

The killing bore some similarities to the shooting death of an Italian working in Bangladesh, Cesare Tavella.

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Japan enhances military’s role as contentious legislation passed

The upper house’s approval makes the legislation into law, reinterpreting Japan’s constitution and fundamentally changing the way it uses its military.


VIDEO: Volcano in southern Japan erupts, sending smoke into the air

There are no homes within that area and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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Japan floods: Helicopters pluck residents to safety as heavy rains lash Japan

As heavy rain pummeled Japan for a second straight day, the Kinugawa River broke through a flood berm sending water gushing into the eastern half of Joso

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Japan lifts evacuation order for radiation-hit Fukushima town

Japan central government has said radiation levels in Naraha have fallen to levels deemed safe following decontamination efforts.


Hope the 3 lakh China PLA troop reduction will be done with clarity: Japan

“Tokyo had requested that Beijing make sure that the event was not so anti-Japanese, but instead contain elements of rapprochement between Japan and China,” said a Japanese official.


Taiwan swipe card with porn star image sells out in 4 hours

Taiwan’s EasyCard Corp. said on its website that it sold its full run of 15,000 card sets by 4:18 a.m. Tuesday after phone orders started at midnight.