Iran’s Rouhani in Japan to meet Japan PM amid nuke impasse

TOKYO (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani renewed his condemnation of the U.S. for withdrawing from a nuclear agreement and asked for Japan’s help in efforts to maintain the deal as the two leaders met in Tokyo amid an impasse between Tehran and Washington. Rouhani, the first Iranian president to visit Japan in 19 years, […]

Lavrov: US-Japan security alliance ‘a problem’ for Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says the U.S.-Japan security alliance poses “a problem” for Russia-Japan relations and complicates peace treaty talks. The two countries have been struggling to negotiate a peace treaty after World War II because of a territorial dispute. The Soviet Union took the four southernmost Kuril Islands during the final days […]

PGA Tour hopes to ‘never leave Japan’

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Joining forces with a celebrity tycoon who dreams of going to the moon, the PGA Tour is committed to being in Japan for the long haul with its first tournament starting Thursday. With the help of businessman Yusaku Maezawa, known for taking chances, the sport’s biggest names hope to usher […]

Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings.

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its diplomatic representative in Thailand, Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, announced the Thai stop […]

SKorea vows countermeasures as Japan downgrades trade status

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet on Friday approved the removal of South Korea from a list of countries with preferential trade status, prompting retaliation from Seoul where a senior official summoned the Japanese ambassador and told him that South Koreans may no longer consider Japan a friendly nation. The decision expanding controls over exports of […]

Unbeaten Japan takes on Curacao in Little League semifinal

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Japan is just one win away from its eighth Little League World Series championship game appearance this decade. The Chofu City Little League team is continuing what has been a dominant run in South Williamsport for a country with a population of nearly 127 million. The only thing standing in […]

The Latest: Japan welcomes Xi as sign of improving ties

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Japan is welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to the G-20 summit as a sign of improving ties. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters Thursday that Japan-China relations are on the recovery […]

Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — During Pope Francis’ recent visit to Japan, Harumi Suzuki stood where his motorcade passed by holding a sign that read: “I am a survivor.” Katsumi Takenaka stood at another spot, on another day, holding up his banner that read, “Catholic child sexual abuse in Japan, too.” The two are among a handful […]

In reversal, Seoul to keep Japan military intelligence pact

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a major policy reversal, South Korea said Friday it has decided to continue, at least temporarily, a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan that it previously said it would terminate amid ongoing tensions over wartime history and trade. The announcement, made just six hours before the agreement was to […]

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