OSHIMA ISLAND, Japan — The U.S. Ambassador to Japan celebrated the 11th anniversary of the March 11, 2011 disaster in northeastern Japan with a visit to Oshima Island, meeting with U.S. Marines and United Islanders Tomodachi operation. For his first trip outside the Tokyo area, Ambassador Rahm Emanuel, former WhiteRead More →

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues into its second week, the civilian death toll is rising, with several towns in dire need of supplies after Russian troops broke promises to maintain evacuation corridors. If you’re just logging in, here’s the latest: Zelensky’s warning: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared inRead More →

By Mark J. Ravina, University of Texas In June 1960, Japanese Prime Minister Kishi Nobusuke faced a diplomatic and public relations disaster. US President Dwight Eisenhower’s press secretary James C. Hagerty had arrived at Haneda Airport to coordinate the final details of Eisenhower’s upcoming visit, the first-ever visit to JapanRead More →

Washoku is a traditional Japanese cooking competition, which attracts chefs from all over the world for the different specialties, cooking methods, ingredients and beautiful presentation. An international cooking competition – “Washoku World Challenge” was recently held through an online platform. Six finalists from countries including the United States, United Kingdom,Read More →

(Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times/AP) President Joe Biden expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, but reiterated that the United States would not deploy troops to Ukraine. “Let each of us here tonight in this room, if you are able toRead More →

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea fires MISSILE at Sea of ​​Japan: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises global tensions North Korea fired an unidentified projectile eastward, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Sunday. This will likely be the last missile launch by the nuclear-armed country North Korea has resumed missileRead More →

— Teprotumumab is marketed under the brand name TEPEZZA® in the USA — DUBLIN, February 23, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Horizon Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: HZNP) today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a Phase 3 clinical trial (OPTIC-J) in Japan evaluating teprotumumab for the treatment of TED active. PDD isRead More →

The Japanese stock market ended lower for the third consecutive session on Monday, February 21, 2022, as escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine dampened investors’ appetite for riskier assets. Uncertainty over the outlook for monetary policy also continued to weigh on markets ahead of an anticipated interest rateRead More →

Beijing – Japanese Olympic team captain Miho Takagi won her second silver medal in speed skating at the Beijing Winter Games on Sunday, finishing just behind newly crowned U.S. champion Erin Jackson in the women’s 500 meters. Jackson, 29, lapped the track at the Beijing National Speed ​​Skating Oval inRead More →

By Wang Hui-sheng 王輝生 On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, the government announced its intention to lift a ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Dai-ichi, thus turning a “stumbling block”.Read More →

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have signed an agreement to participate in a next-generation nuclear power project with TerraPower, a company created by Bill Gates. The memorandum of understanding signed on Wednesday calls for cooperation in the development of advanced nuclear technologies, MitsubishiRead More →

The head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, has urged Japan to contribute to the nuclear weapons treaty effort. Saturday marked one year since the entry into force of the UN treaty banning the use, development and possession of nuclear weapons. Fifty-nine countries and regions haveRead More →

South Korean military sources say North Korea aims to improve its ability to successively launch ballistic missiles and is also working to improve their accuracy. North Korea fired two projectiles, believed to be short-range ballistic missiles, Monday morning. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were fired atRead More →

The Biden administration has assembled a group that will prepare new countermeasures for the emergence of future variants of COVID-19 and other pandemic threats, after the arrival of the omicron strain caused an uproar in the economy and the American healthcare system. The Pandemic Innovation Task Force, formed by theRead More →

The late 1990s were absolutely crazy times for the professional wrestling world all over the world. In the United States, the fierce rivalry between WCW and WWF in the Monday Night Wars prompted the two companies to shake things up, looking for new ways to capture audiences and gain theRead More →

This file photo from December 8, 2015 shows Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, center, at the inauguration ceremony for the International Counterterrorism Intelligence Unit. (Mainichi / Shinnosuke Kyan) The Mainichi Shimbun answers some common questions readers may have about the Japanese equivalent of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Question: IsRead More →

Governments around the world are tightening restrictions as the Omicron variant continues to increase COVID-19 cases around the world. Macau is banning all international passenger flights, as the US military tightens restrictions on its bases in Japan amid a cluster of infections linked to its staff. Australia have refused entryRead More →

As the new year begins, Japan’s domestic and foreign policy agenda is busy. Tackling the protracted COVID-19 pandemic remains the top priority of the new Kishida administration. The implementation of a “new capitalism” strategy seeking the balance between growth and distribution, the progress of digital and green transformations, and theRead More →

NEW YORK – Almost a year after Joe Biden’s narrow presidential victory over Donald Trump, the United States remains on a razor’s edge. Many political outcomes are possible. These range from the progressive economic and political reform sought by Biden to the subversion of the election and constitutional regime thatRead More →

January 2, 2022 1:56 p.m. ET Transport trucks line up to be loaded with containers in Tokyo, Jan. 18, 2020. Photo: Kimimasa Mayama / Shutterstock I do not agree with Chad P. Brown’s analysis of the causes and outcome of the United States-Japan semiconductor negotiations in 1986 (“The False AllureRead More →

Author: Ben Ascione, Waseda University Japan’s political calendar in 2021 has been dominated by the government’s commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics postponed to July amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the election of the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in power in September and the lower house elections inRead More →

To further increase and give a major boost to the trade sector between Cambodia and Japan, the government has established extensive liaison with the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce in Japan. In a December 17 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the CCC liaison was established in Sendei city, TohokuRead More →

Japan approves the Merck Covid pill Delivery of first batch of 1.6 million doses could start as early as Monday, PM says Patients who received Molnupiravir within five days of developing symptoms of the coronavirus were 30% less likely to be hospitalized or die than those who received a placebo,Read More →

The Japanese stock market ended the session higher on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, ending two days of losing streak as investors looked for heavily damaged stocks in hopes the recent sell-off was overdone and after the company American Micron Technology has exceeded market expectations by publishing more solid quarterly results.Read More →

Over the weekend, according to NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster, Osaka firefighters began urgent on-site inspections of buildings with a single staircase, identifying nearly 5,500 of those structures in the city of nearly 2, 7 million. The firefighters checked that these exits were not blocked. Two years ago, another arsonRead More →

The US administration of President Joe Biden has said the United States, Britain and Australia have agreed to commission Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines “as soon as possible” as part of a new security pact involving the three countries. A White House statement on Friday said members of the new AUKUS trilateralRead More →

Kyodo News Tokyo, Japan ● Sun 12 December 2021 2021-12-12 14:00 0 7c8de5fbfa8fecad7676baf1830e775a 2 Asia and pacific Japan, boycott, Olympics, Beijing, Winter Olympics, diplomacy To free Japan plans to not send Cabinet ministers to next year’s Beijing Olympics, in line with the US-led diplomatic boycott amid growing criticism of China’sRead More →

Top diplomats from Japan and the United States have shared their opposition to China’s unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea. They agreed on the need to strengthen the deterrence capabilities of the Japanese-American alliance. Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and US Secretary of StateRead More →

A two-day meeting of Group of Seven foreign ministers kicked off in the UK city of Liverpool on Saturday. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be attending some of the online sessions for the first time. The ministers are expected to discuss security and human rights issues,Read More →

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday expressed support for Taiwan’s participation as an observer at the annual conference of the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, according to Kyodo News. Taiwan is not allowed to join most international organizations due to resistance from China, which claims full sovereigntyRead More →

This screenshot from Russian Defense Ministry video shows the Bastion coastal missile system deployed to Matua, a volcanic island north of Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture. (Russian Ministry of Defense) The Russian military has deployed a coastal defense missile system capable of targeting carrier strike groups, navy convoys and landing craft nearRead More →

Almost overnight, Japan became an astonishing and somewhat mysterious coronavirus achievement. New daily COVID-19 cases have fallen from a peak of nearly 6,000 in mid-August in Tokyo, with the number of cases in the densely populated capital now consistently below 100, an 11-month low. The bars are packed, the trainsRead More →

The Japanese stock market ended the session sharply lower on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, after a long weekend, as the risk aversion sell-off triggered following the follow-up to negative Wall Street signals from day to day. next day and falling crude oil prices. Concerns about contagion sweeping financial markets fromRead More →

By Ching Lee Fresh plums pass through a San Joaquin Valley packaging plant in this file photo. New Japanese market access is now available for California plums.Photo / Cecilia Parsons As the harvest of late-season plums intensifies, growers and others in the industry say new access to the Japanese marketRead More →

The Japanese stock market ended the session lower on Thursday, August 12, 2021, as investors opted to profit after a four-day streak of consecutive wins and concerns over the coronavirus situation with the number of Covid patients. -19 with severe symptoms reached an all-time high in Tokyo. At the closingRead More →