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Japan, US, South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

Japan, US, South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills starting on Monday, Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force said, as tensions rise in the region over North Korea's fast-developing weapons programmes.

Three dead in samurai sword attack at Tokyo shrine

Three dead in samurai sword attack at Tokyo shrine

Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, set upon his older sister Nagako, chief priestess at Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, with a samurai sword in a rare violent assault in the Japanese capital.

Ex-US base worker gets life in jail for murdering Japan woman

Ex-US base worker gets life in jail for murdering Japan woman

A former US military base employee was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the rape and murder of a local woman on the southern island of Okinawa, according to local media.

Japan emperor to cede all public duties after abdication: prince

Japan emperor to cede all public duties after abdication: prince

Emperor Akihito will hand over all public duties to his heir after retiring in what will be Japan's first abdication in nearly two centuries, the monarch's younger son said ...

Eight bodies found in boat washed up on Japan beach

Eight bodies found in boat washed up on Japan beach

Eight bodies, which had been reduced partly to skeletons, were found on Monday in a small wooden ship that washed up on a beach in the sea of Japan, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) said.

Relief for Tokyo as first new 2020 Olympic venue opens

Relief for Tokyo as first new 2020 Olympic venue opens

Tokyo opened its first new permanent venue for the 2020 Olympics Saturday in a welcome public relations boost for the organisers after a series of setbacks.

Japanese regulators raid Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

Japanese regulators raid Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

Japanese fair trade regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb Inc over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home rental site said on Friday, denying any wrongdoing.

Trump stands with Japan against N.Korean 'menace'

Trump stands with Japan against N.Korean 'menace'

Speaking after a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Donald Trump repeated his mantra the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea was over.

Don't 'underestimate' US, warns Trump as he kicks off Asia tour

Don't 'underestimate' US, warns Trump as he kicks off Asia tour

President Donald Trump Sunday issued a stern warning that ‘no dictator’ should underestimate the United States as he kicked off an Asian tour dominated by the North Korea nuclear crisis.

Melania Trump in glitzy Tokyo pearl visit

Melania Trump in glitzy Tokyo pearl visit

While her husband hit the greens, First Lady Melania Trump got a glimpse on Sunday of Japanese cultured pearls at Tokyo's glitzy Ginza shopping district on the first day of their Asia tour.

AI 'boy' granted residency in central Tokyo

AI 'boy' granted residency in central Tokyo

An AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district on Saturday, with the virtual newcomer resembling a chatty seven-year-old boy.

200 dead in tunnel accident at N.Korea nuclear test site

200 dead in tunnel accident at N.Korea nuclear test site

More than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea's nuclear test site after its latest detonation, a Japanese news report said Tuesday.