Abe calls on N. Korea to abandon planned satellite launch

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Abe calls on N. Korea to abandon planned satellite launch 

TOKYO, Feb. 3 — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called on North Korea to abandon its plan to launch an earth observation satellite later this month, condemning it as de facto test of a long-range ballistic missile.

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S. Korea, Japan condemn N. Korea's satellite launch plan

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on S. Korea, Japan condemn N. Korea's satellite launch plan 

SEOUL/TOKYO, Feb. 3 — South Korea and Japan on Wednesday expressed strong condemnation on North Korea's new satellite launch plan, believing that it is planning to test a long-range ballistic missile.

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Courtesy call of visiting Japanese delegation at Senate

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160201181517Senator Grace Poe poses with Congressman Yosufumi Mori of Nara, Japan (3rd from right) during the courtesy call of the japanese delegation on Monday (Feb. 1, 2016) at the Philippine Senate in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)lam/acd

Feature: Carver of Buddha images takes to YouTube to explain art to the world

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: Carver of Buddha images takes to YouTube to explain art to the world 

KANAZAWA, Japan, Jan. 17 — A young Japanese "busshi," or carver of wooden Buddha statues, has been posting videos of his work on YouTube, hoping to explain his craft to the world.

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Japan to restart another nuclear reactor Jan. 29, 1st on MOX fuel

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TOKYO, Jan. 22 — A nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture is expected to restart operations on Jan. 29, the first that will run on uranium-plutonium mixed oxide fuel under new safety regulations, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

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4.5-magnitude quake jolts Japan's northeast as authorities eye rising seismic activity

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on 4.5-magnitude quake jolts Japan's northeast as authorities eye rising seismic activity 

TOKYO, Jan. 11 — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 jolted northeast of Japan on Monday afternoon, although no tsunami warning was issued, Japan's weather agency said.

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First foreign tourists of 2016 welcomed to VN

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on First foreign tourists of 2016 welcomed to VN 

HA NOI, Jan. 4 — Hundreds of foreign tourists arrived in Viet Nam on the first day of 2016, promising a busy season for the tourism industry in the Year of Monkey.

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Japan to boost drills to counter cyberattacks ahead of 2020 Olympics

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan to boost drills to counter cyberattacks ahead of 2020 Olympics 

TOKYO, Jan. 3 — The Japanese government plans to both increase the number and expand the scale of exercises to counter cyberattacks as part of preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, government sources said Saturday.

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Feature: Stargazers look up to sky in middle of neon signs in Osaka

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: Stargazers look up to sky in middle of neon signs in Osaka 

OSAKA, Jan. 3 — Osaka in western Japan is a busy, crowded city with a lot of glaring neon lights that is probably one of the least suitable locations for observing stars.

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Exodus from Japan of New Year holidaymakers heading abroad peaks

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TOKYO, Dec. 26 — The exodus of travelers leaving Japan to spend their New Year's holidays abroad peaked at the nation's airports on Saturday.

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