Japan enacts record-high FY 2017 budget

27 March 2017 12:50 PM GMT
The Parliament of Japan had, on Monday, enacted a record-high 97 trillion yen ($884 billion) budget for its fiscal year 2017.

Japan marks sixth anniversary of 2011 quake, tsunami

11 March 2017 6:37 AM GMT
Japan on Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that claimed over 18,000 lives, besides provoking a serious nuclear accident.

Social network gaffes plague Japanese politicians

21 Jun 2013 12:33 AM GMT
On the Internet, no one can save you from yourself. That is a lesson many Japanese politicians have learned recently in painful, awkward and at times...

Japan, TEPCO accused of ignoring nuke risks

24 July 2012 1:05 AM GMT
Japanese officials and Tokyo Electric Power ignored the risk of an atomic accident because they believed in the ‘myth of nuclear safety’, a...

Tokyo recalls Beijing envoy amid territorial row

16 July 2012 1:57 AM GMT
Japan on Sunday recalled its ambassador to China for consultations amid a simmering row between the Asian powers over disputed territory in the East...

Japan troops fly supplies to flood victims

16 July 2012 1:56 AM GMT
Troops on Sunday airlifted supplies to thousands of people cut off by landslides and torrential downpours that have killed at least 24 in southwest...

‘Fukushima accident a man-made disaster’

6 July 2012 1:17 AM GMT
A parliamentary report on Thursday said that last year's Fukushima nuclear accident was a man-made disaster caused by Japan's culture of ‘reflexive...

Heritage and its aspects

5 July 2012 4:07 AM GMT
When you say Japan, the first thing you think of is technology. But then, travel magazines also swear by the country’s scenic beauty. And now,...

Clean and green in Japan

5 July 2012 3:39 AM GMT
By Hiroshi HiyamaEven as Japan begins cranking up its nuclear reactors again, Tokyo has launched a scheme it hopes will spark a green-energy...

Japan nuke reactor reaches criticality

3 July 2012 2:21 AM GMT
A reactor at the Oi nuclear power plant in western Japan reached criticality on Monday after it became the first one to be rebooted last night in the...

Japan to restart nuclear reactor

2 July 2012 7:30 AM GMT
Dozens of protesters raised slogans and danced at the gate of a nuclear power plant set to restart on Sunday, the first one to go back online since...

Dragon turns to the land of rising sun

25 Jun 2012 2:44 AM GMT
Europe’s financial turmoil has seen the Chinese government quietly pour tens of billions of dollars into Japan’s stock market, analysts say, despite...
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