Gulf Times - Japan
South Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade 'white list'

South Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade 'white list'

South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its ‘white list’ of countries with fast-track trade status from September, a tit-for-tat move that deepens a diplomatic and trade rift between the two countries.

Japan-S.Korea tussle over disputed islands spreads to Olympics, again

Japan-S.Korea tussle over disputed islands spreads to Olympics, again

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics again as Tokyo on Wednesday

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed victory Sunday for his ruling coalition in the upper house election, vowing to keep alive plans to amend the nation's pacifist constitution.

US adviser Bolton travels to Japan, S.Korea amid trade dispute

US adviser Bolton travels to Japan, S.Korea amid trade dispute

US national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea, two key allies of Washington that are embroiled in a trade dispute.

Japan's ruling bloc set for upper house majority, may get two-third, says exit poll

Japan's ruling bloc set for upper house majority, may get two-third, says exit poll

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is set to keep a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday and with allies could seal the two-thirds majority

Qatargas sets milestone, delivers 3,000th LNG cargo to Japan

Qatargas sets milestone, delivers 3,000th LNG cargo to Japan

Qatargas has "successfully delivered" the 3,000th liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to Japan since the first ever Qatari shipment was made to Kawagoe LNG Receiving Terminal on January 10, 1997.

Qatar reaffirms commitment to supporting global peace, stability

Qatar reaffirms commitment to supporting global peace, stability

Qatar has reaffirmed its continued close co-operation with the United Nations and the bodies responsible for the implementation of the Doha 2015 Declaration

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings.

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington.

2020 Olympic podiums to be made from recycled plastic

2020 Olympic podiums to be made from recycled plastic

Podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be made from plastic waste donated by local residents or collected from the sea, organisers said Tuesday, as part of a sustainability push.

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

A proposed merger between Renault and Fiat-Chrysler remains a ‘good opportunity,’ France's finance minister said Monday, after the Italian-American carmaker withdrew the offer over ‘unreasonable’ political resistance ...

Japan says human error likely cause of F-35A jet crash

Japan says human error likely cause of F-35A jet crash

Human error was the likely cause of an F-35A fighter jet crash in April, Japan's defence ministry said Monday, and flights of the stealth jet will resume after new training measures.