The new passenger aircraft from US aerospace giant Boeing, the 787 Dreamliner, flew to Japan for the first time on Sunday morning. Read more
Editor’s note: Rep. Michael Honda, D-California, is senior Democratic whip and a member of House Budget and Appropriations Committees. (CNN) — Who would have thought that my early childhood experience in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II would offer such useful insight, 65 years later, in determining the […]
SAPPORO — Fujitsu Limited and Sapporo Shirakaba-dai Hospital on Wednesday announced the joint development of a clinical appointment guidance system that employs color electronic paper (e-paper). The system recently began full operations. Read more
By Op-Ed Columnist, THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN You probably missed the recent special issue of China Newsweek, so let me bring you up to date. Who do you think was on the cover — named the “most influential foreign figure” of the year in China? Barack Obama? No. Bill Gates? No. […]
By ASIF ISMAIL | GLOBAL INDIA NEWSWIRE The 17th World Sacred Music Festival kicked off June 3 in Fes, the charming Moroccan city of majestic hills and ancient walls, with a dazzling opera based on that eternal love story, Layla and Majnun. Under the artistic direction of the Morocco-reared and […]
A U.N. expert on migrants’ human rights criticized the Japanese government’s discrimination towards foreign schools and urged it to do more in guaranteeing the rights of foreign migrants’ children, in his report presented to the U.N. Read more
Certainly, in the first hours after the tragedy happened the operators were too shocked to unveil any details to the public. However, things did not get clearer with time. Deputy Director at the Russian Institute for Nuclear Engineering, Chernobyl clean-up worker Igor Ostretsov commented on the situation in an interview […]
Switzerland is the 16th most peaceful country in the world, according to the annual report from the Institute for Economics and Peace, a global non-profit research organisation. Iceland is apparently the most peaceful nation, followed by New Zealand, Japan, Denmark and the Czech Republic. The least peaceful nations are Somalia, […]
TOKYO – China, Japan and South Korea agreed to boost cooperation in disaster preparedness and nuclear power safety among other topics at a trilateral summit held here Sunday. In a joint declaration issued after the summit between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, […]
SINGAPORE, KOMPAS.com – Elaine Low (24), daughter of Low Tuck Kwong (62), number 3 richest people in Indonesia, gave assistance to tsunami victims of Japan’s for $ 1 million Singapore dollars, or about Rp. 7 million . The assistance was handed Elaine through the Japanese Embassy in Singapore and received […]
The lawyer for a Japanese woman who faces a mandatory death sentence for drug trafficking in Malaysia said Friday she is unlikely to escape a death sentence. As Mariko Takeuchi, 36, took the stand in her defense for the first time, her lawyer Sallehuddin Saidin told reporters and officials from the […]
The lawyer for a Japanese woman who faces a mandatory death sentence for drug trafficking in Malaysia said Friday she is unlikely to escape a death sentence. As Mariko Takeuchi, 36, took the stand in her defense for the first time, her lawyer Sallehuddin Saidin told reporters and officials from […]
Prime Minister Naoto Kan welcomed on Monday the U.S. announcement of the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden as ‘‘remarkable progress’’ but said his death does not signal the end of the international community’s fight against terrorism.
TOKYO – Japanese workers entered the Fukushima No 1 power plant Thursday for the first time since the complex was damaged by the March 11 twin disasters of earthquake and tsunami, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) officials said. Special Coverage: Japan Nuke Crisis As part of efforts to install a cooling […]
Tokyo stocks rose sharply Monday, with the Nikkei index surpassing the 10,000 line for the first time since March 11, after news al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden had been killed.
A planned visit by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to areas in Iwate Prefecture worst hit by the devastating March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami has been postponed to Friday due to bad weather in the areas, the Imperial Household Agency said Monday.