Japan Headlines

Japan, Philippines to deepen ties as China asserts sea claims

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TOKYO/MANILA - Japan and the Philippines are set to bolster security ties when President Benigno Aquino visits Tokyo next week, the latest move by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to beef up cooperation with Southeast Asian nations facing China's growing naval ambitions.

World, Japan 7:27am EDT

Skymark creditor Airbus opposes revival bid, threatens ANA stake deal

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TOKYO - Airbus Group may block an attempt by Japanese carrier ANA Holdings to become a key shareholder in Skymark Airlines , people familiar with the matter said, becoming the second major creditor in the failed discount airline to threaten ANA's participation in a revival bid.

Japan nuclear regulator clears first reactors after safety checks

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TOKYO - Japan cleared the way on Wednesday for a resumption of nuclear power, four years after the world's worst atomic disaster in two-and-a-half decades led to the shutdown of all the country's reactors and fueled public opposition to the industry.

Environment, Japan 1:25am EDT

Tue, May 26 2015

Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions

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SYDNEY - Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea.

Japan coalition wants to end most Fukushima evacuations by 2017: draft

TOKYO - Japan's ruling coalition will recommend lifting evacuation orders for most people forced from their homes by the Fukushima nuclear disaster within two years in a bid to speed up reconstruction, a draft proposal shows.

Mon, May 25 2015

Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions

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SYDNEY - Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea.

Japan and Malaysia bolster defense ties, with eyes on China

TOKYO - Japan and Malaysia agreed to bolster security ties and start talks on transfers of defense equipment and technology, their leaders said on Monday, as both separately wrangle with China over territorial spats.

World, China, Japan 25 May 2015

Eastern Japan shaken by 5.6 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

TOKYO - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook Tokyo and surrounding areas on Monday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

World, Japan 25 May 2015

Sat, May 23 2015

South Korea seeks deeper cooperation with Japan on China-led AIIB

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TOKYO - South Korea called on Saturday for deeper cooperation with Japan on a China-led development bank, while Japan remained cautious about the lender, which it and ally the United States have held back from joining.

China, Japan, South Korea 23 May 2015

Fri, May 22 2015

Mazda, Mitsubishi add 624,000 more cars to Takata air bag recall

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TOKYO - Mazda Motor Corp and Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Friday they would recall about 624,000 more vehicles to replace air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp , following similar moves last week by domestic automakers.

22 May 2015