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Japan to ramp up defence spending to pay for new fighters, radar

Japan to ramp up defence spending to pay for new fighters, radar

Japan aims to boost defence spending over the next five years to help pay for new stealth fighters and other advanced US military equipment, a source with knowledge of the plan said on Tuesday.

US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash

US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash

The US military said Tuesday it had pronounced five missing Marines dead and was ending search operations nearly a week after two US military aircraft crashed off Japan.

Japanese parliament approves a bill to reform the visa system for foreigners

Japanese parliament approves a bill to reform the visa system for foreigners

National Diet of Japan on Saturday passed a bill to reform the visa system to allow thousands of migrant workers to enter the country to tackle the country's labour shortage.

US marine confirmed dead in collision of military aircraft off Japan

US marine confirmed dead in collision of military aircraft off Japan

The US military on Thursday confirmed that one marine died in a collision between two US Marine Corps aircraft off the coast of western Japan.

Japan eyes hydrogen exploration with Qatar

Japan eyes hydrogen exploration with Qatar

Japan is eyeing joint exploration with Qatar to produce hydrogen, a source of clean energy, ambassador Seiichi Otsuka has said.

South Korea warns Japan in row over wartime forced labour

South Korea warns Japan in row over wartime forced labour

Japan should avoid aggravating historical tensions in a diplomatic row over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two, South Korea's foreign ministry and prime minister have warned.

US carrier leads warships in biggest ever Japan defence war game

US carrier leads warships in biggest ever Japan defence war game

US fighter jets darted over the Western Pacific on Saturday as the nuclear powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined Japanese destroyers and a Canadian warship for the biggest combat readiness war game ever staged in and around Japan.

Japan doctors warn heat could make 2020 Olympic marathon 'deadly'

Japan doctors warn heat could make 2020 Olympic marathon 'deadly'

A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organisers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30am, saying failure to do so could ‘lead to deaths’ from heatstroke.

Top S Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

Top S Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

South Korea's top court on Tuesday ordered a Japanese steel giant to pay compensation over forced wartime labour, a decision likely to further strain ties between the two neighbours.

Economic relationship driving force behind Qatar-Japan strategic partnership: Al-Sada

Economic relationship driving force behind Qatar-Japan strategic partnership: Al-Sada

Economic relationship is the driving force behind the strategic partnership between Qatar and Japan, said HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.

Japan, as next year's G20 chair, wants to put global imbalances on the map

Japan, as next year's G20 chair, wants to put global imbalances on the map

Japan wants to highlight global imbalances as key topics of debate, and take steps to fix them, when it chairs next year's gatherings of the Group of 20 major economies, government officials said this week.

White tiger kills Japan zookeeper in rare attack

White tiger kills Japan zookeeper in rare attack

A white tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in southern Japan but the animal will be kept alive at the request of the victim's family, officials said