Gulf Times - Japan
Japan's Abe shakes up cabinet, brings in rising star

Japan's Abe shakes up cabinet, brings in rising star

Japan's Shinzo Abe on Wednesday appointed new foreign and defence ministers and promoted a popular rising political star, in a cabinet reshuffle that fuelled speculation over the prime minister's successor.

Japan will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

Japan will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan's environment minister said on Tuesday.

Tokyo braces for direct hit from typhoon Faxai

Tokyo braces for direct hit from typhoon Faxai

A strong typhoon that could bring record winds and rain was poised to make a direct hit on Tokyo later Sunday, as authorities warned of high waves, landslides and flooding.

Two dead as Japan orders 670,000 to flee heavy rains

Two dead as Japan orders 670,000 to flee heavy rains

Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday as heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, prompting flood and landslide warnings and orders for 670,000 people to seek safety.

Japan says North Korea developing warheads to penetrate missile defences

Japan says North Korea developing warheads to penetrate missile defences

Pyongyang appears to be developing warheads to penetrate a ballistic missile shield defending Japan, the country's defence chief said on Tuesday, pointing to the irregular trajectories of the latest missiles ...

Sindhu wins India's first world title

Sindhu wins India's first world title

Pusarla Sindhu won India's first-ever title at the world badminton championships when she comfortably beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 to win the women's singles in Basel on Sunday.

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan and the United States have reached a broad agreement in trade negotiations, reports said Sunday, with the leaders of both countries expected to hold talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

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