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Japan

Important to avoid miscalculations with N Korea: UN chief

Guterres, who met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, said the UN's objective is to avoid a conflict.

15 Dec 2017 12:30 PM

Japan extends assets-freeze sanctions on North Korea

Japan has already imposed strict sanctions on North Korea, including a blanket ban on trade and port calls.

15 Dec 2017 12:15 PM

Japan firm says it will pay part of salaries in Bitcoin

The offer will be open to around 4,000 employees of the GMO group in Japan.

15 Dec 2017 10:38 AM

UN chief warns world against ‘sleepwalking into war’ with N Korea

The UN Security Council has imposed three rounds of sanctions over the past year against North Korea.

14 Dec 2017 1:45 PM

Tokyo shrine stabbings: Chief priest, two others killed

The motive was unclear, though Japanese media reported there may have been a feud between the priest and her brother.

08 Dec 2017 4:10 PM

New era in Japan: Emperor Akihito to abdicate throne for eldest son

The much admired Emperor and his wife are often seen making visits to disaster victims and carrying out other official duties.

01 Dec 2017 9:52 AM

Boats carrying dead bodies wash up in Japan, likely to be from North Korea

One of the bodies was holding a 1,000 won North Korean note, suggesting the boat was from there.

29 Nov 2017 9:34 AM

Heavily-decomposed bodies, possibly of N Korean fishermen found on Japan’s coast

The discovery comes just days after a group of eight fishermen, who claim to be from North Korea, washed up on Japan's northern coast.

27 Nov 2017 12:43 PM

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 found

The Navy's Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a statement that a search and rescue operation was launched from the carrier.

22 Nov 2017 2:51 PM

Japan’s ‘Twitter killer’ faces first of nine murder charges

Shiraishi is believed to have lured his mostly female victims to his apartment near Tokyo, where he killed them and cut up their bodies.

20 Nov 2017 4:21 PM