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Japan says to build up defense following N. Korea missile test

Tokyo has condemned North Korea's missile fires, and announced plans to boost its defense capabilities. The announcement follows hours after Pyongyang carried out another missile test.

Japan’s new PM says ready to meet N. Korean leader, attacks...

In his first remarks as Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida has expressed willingness to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un “without preconditions”. He has also accused China of trying to change the status quo with force "in some areas".

Japan’s ex-FM elected as 100th PM, new govt. unveiled

Former Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida took office as the 100th premier on Monday. Later, the new cabinet was announced with several new members.

Japan’s ex-FM to become next PM

Fumio Kishida, former Japanese Foreign Minister who was once handpicked as successor to longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was elected as the head of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Kishida is set to succeed current Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

Japan protests Russia over alleged airspace violation

Japan lodged a protest with Russia in connection with the alleged violation of Japanese airspace by the Russian aircraft and called on Moscow to prevent ‘repetition of the incidents.’

Third person dies in Japan after receiving contaminated Moderna vaccine

Japanese health authorities confirmed that a third man has died, one day after receiving a second dose of Moderna COVID vaccine from one of the contaminated lots which have since been recalled.

Iranian, Japanese Foreign Ministers Hold Phone Talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi had a telephone conversation on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

Café in Tokyo Offers Costumers Company of Snakes! (+Video)

A snake cafe in Tokyo is offering its customers the unique experience of enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of drink in the company of a slithery snake.

Japan to Make a Fortune from Newly-Born Panda

A giant panda cub recently born at a zoo in central Tokyo is expected to bring a 26.7 billion yen (242 million US dollars) economic effect to the city, local media reported.

Secret behind Japan’s Rapid Growth Can Be Found in Quran: Ambassador

Bombarded with Iraqis’ questions about Japan’s rapid growth and development after World War II, Japan’s Ambassador to Iraq Fumio Iwai came up with a witty riposte, reminding them that Quran has shown the path of prosperity and growth.