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Trump: North Korea 'A Particular Focus' for G-7 Leaders at Summit

Sitting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Date : May 26, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA TAORMINA, ITALY - U.S. President Donald Trump says terrorism and North Korea are top items on the agenda for the leaders' summit of the Group of Seven nations, which began Friday on Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island. Sitting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the U.S. president said the meeting would have a "particular focus on the North Korea problem." While terrorism would also be a primary concern for the leaders during their two days of ...Full Story

POLITICS

Trump: North Korea 'A Particular Focus' for G-7 Leaders at Summit

Date : May 26, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA Sitting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe TAORMINA, ITALY - U.S. President Donald Trump says terrorism and North Korea are top items on the agenda for the leaders' summit of the Group of Seven nations, which began Friday on Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island. ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Toyota, Nissan, Honda get behind fuel cell push in Japan

Date : May 20, 2017 Reporter : BNN Japan Industry PanARMENIAN.Net - Japan is backing a push for pollution-free vehicles that run on hydrogen and planning to build more hydrogen fueling stations so that fuel-cell vehicles on roads will grow to 40,000 by 2020, from the current handful, ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Mitsubishi concept crossover teased, to rival Honda BR-V

Date : July 24, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Tokyo Motor Show The Mitsubishi crossover concept adopts a modern design language which is inspired by the eX concept which was showcased at last year's Tokyo Motor Show. A long body will accommodate 7 seats.> Big News Network Design is ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Massive quake strikes eastern Japan, no threat of tsunami

Date : September 23, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Strong quake on Friday TOKYO, Japan - Months after two massive earthquake triggered landslides and buried dozens of people in south Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture, the country’s southeast region woke up to a strong quake on Friday.> Big News ...Full Story

HISTORY

Hiroshima Mayor urges the world to learn from history on 71st anniversary of Hiroshima bombings

Date : August 6, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network 71st anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings TOKYO, Japan - As Japan marked the 71st anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Kazumi Matsui, the Mayor of Hiroshima, urged world leaders to visit the bombing site in order to “etch the reality in their ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

ISIL militants release video claiming to have killed Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

Date : February 1, 2015 Reporter : Trend Japanese government is trying to verify the authenticity Violent jihadists have posted a video online apparently showing the murder of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist, ending days of deadlock over his fate, The Telegraph reported. The one-minute video, posted by the Islamic State in ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Following earthquake in Japan, UN stands ready to provide assistance

Date : April 19, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network/ UN Over 40 people died 18 April 2016 -- The United Nations stands ready to provide assistance to Japan following powerful earthquakes that struck Kumamoto province last Thursday and Saturday, killing over 40 people and displacing some 110,000 from their ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to inventors of blue LEDs

Date : October 7, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet The team of Japanese scientists STOCKHOLM, Norway -- Over 20 years after their invention, the team of Japanese scientists behind blue colored light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, has been recognized with the Nobel Prize for Physics. Found in everything from light bulbs ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Toshiba selling medical and consumer-electronics units

Date : March 18, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Sold to Japanese camera maker Canon TOKYO - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp. is selling its medical and consumer-electronics units in order to raise cash to help fund restructuring after a massive accounting scandal.> Big News Network The Japanese electronics ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Maglev train in Japan breaks world record at 590 kilometers per hour

Date : April 19, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Maglev operated by Central Japan Railway TOKYO -- A Japanese train line that uses magnetic charge to lift and move train cars broke a previous speed record on Thursday. The magnetic levitation bullet train, or maglev operated by Central Japan Railway Co., reached 590 ...Full Story

SPORTS

Nishikori of Japan shocks Djokovic in US Open

Date : September 7, 2014 Reporter : ANI Become Japan´s first Grand Slam singles finalist London, Sep 07 (ANI): World number one Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat in the semifinals of the US Open to Kei Nishikori, who became Japan's first Grand Slam singles finalist. Nishikori, the first Asian-born male to reach a ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Elizabeth Banks' 'Charlie's Angels' reboot gets release date

Date : May 25, 2017 Reporter : BNN Sony Animation film PanARMENIAN.Net - Sony Pictures has slated Elizabeth Banks' "Charlie's Angels" reboot for a June 7, 2019, release. The studio has also dated "The Nightingale" for Aug. 10, 2018, and an untitled Sony Animation ...Full Story

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