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Japan wants to construct world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

TOKYO, Japan - As the Japanese company, Sumitomo Forestry marks its 350th anniversary in the year 2041 - it is aiming to unveil its latest project - the world’s tallest wooden

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Kakuryu loses again

Tochinoshin snatched a one-match lead Thursday after yokozunaKakuryu suffered his second loss in as many days at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, reports the Japan Times The No. 3

For the first time in years, snow alert issued in Japan

TOKYO, Japan - For the first time in four years, Japan Weather Agency has issued a ‘Heavy Snow’ alert, warning that there could be damage to property or disruption to traffic. 

Japanese police recover more dead bodies from capsized boat

TOKYO, Japan - On Tuesday, the Japanese police recovered seven bodies from a wooden boat, with indications that the boat likely came from North Korea. The incident added to a rising number

Panasonic develops two-passenger automatic driving vehicle

Fukui [Japan], December 8. (ANI): Japanese electronic giant Panasonic has developed a two-passenger compact vehicle equipped with its own automatic driving system. It is called "The

Japan’s Toray admits to more cases of data falsification

TOKYO, Japan - In a damning admission, Japan’s Toray Industries on Tuesday revealed 149 cases of quality data falsification at a materials-making subsidiary spanning eight years. The

North Korean fishermen mysteriously wash ashore in Japan

TOKYO, Japan - Japanese police said that they had arrested eight men from a boat that washed ashore the coast in Japan. The police said that the men were found in Akita Prefecture at Yurihonjo

Ardent Pokémon Go fans catch 500 million Pokémon in two days

TOKYO, Japan - In a bid to reignite the global craze about the game that lets players go to lengths for region-locked pocket monsters, Pokémon Go developer Niantic kickstarted the

Japan Deepens Economic Support for Philippines in Rivalry With China

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Japan is deepening its influence in the Philippines to vie with regional rival China, a welcome boost for an infrastructure overhaul program in the relatively poor Southeast Asian

US, S. Korea, Japan Warn Pyongyang to Stop Irresponsible Provocations

Senior defense officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan met to discuss North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General

Nissan decides to suspend production for Japanese market

TOKYO, Japan - In a bid to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall recently, Nissan has decided to suspend production of all cars for the Japanese market.

Rivals trade blows as Japan campaign starts

Tokyo's popular governor Yuriko Koike and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traded barbs yesterday as the gloves came off for the official start of a snap election campaign in the world's

Japan's Abe: Time for Talk Over on North Korea

NEW YORK - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that countries need to unite to enforce sanctions and apply pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.

SoftBank shows interest in parking funds in Uber or Lyft

TOKYO, Japan - For the first time, Japan’s SoftBank Group has publicly indicated an interest in Uber or Lyft in the future. The announcement comes after the prolific investor in global

Japan Marked the 72nd Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Japan celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing, the world's agencies said on Sunday. A minute's silence revered the memory of the victims of the bombing,

Japan PM Abe Faces Parliament Grilling After Support Drops Further

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a grilling in parliament on Monday over a suspected scandal that has cut his ratings to their lowest since taking office in 2012 and after a

Chinese ships enter Japanese territorial waters off northwest Kyushu island for first time

Tokyo [Japan], July 16 (ANI): Two Chinese coastguard ships entered Japanese waters on Saturday and sailed for more than one hour near Okinoshima Island and Tsushima Island off the southwestern

U.S. Navy crew missing after one of the world’s most advanced warships crashes off Japan

WASHINGTON, U.S. - One of the most advanced warships in the world, USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan and reports noted that seven U.S. Navy crew members are

Japan’s controversial anti-terror law passed amid huge uproar and warnings from critics

TOKYO, Japan - After a night of political wrangling, Japan, on Thursday morning passed a controversial anti-terror law amid street protests, warnings from critics and concerns over civil

Toyota may consider acquisitions to gain auto tech access

PanARMENIAN.Net - Toyota Motor Corp may consider mergers or acquisitions to procure new automotive technologies, including self-driving technologies, the company's president said on Wednesday,

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