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Japan, South Korea agree on need for dialogue to resolve feud on wartime labor

Aug 21 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan and South Korea on Wednesday agreed on the need for dialogue to resolve a feud over compensating Korean wartime workers that has spilled into trade, and put a deep chill on ties between Washington's two biggest Asian allies. | Video

'Fear' and 'favor' chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

Jul 19 2019

TOKYO (This January 25 story corrects to specify the three goals cited by Japan Times management for the style change in the December meeting and to revise the description of management's expectations for the relationship to advertising revenue.)

Japanese women are running for parliament in record numbers, but face many obstacles

Jul 15 2019

NIIGATA, Japan When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan's northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers.

Nigerian man dies after hunger strike in Japan detention center

Jun 28 2019

TOKYO, June 27 A Nigerian man died in a Japanese immigration detention center this week, an official said on Thursday, bringing to an end a hunger strike an activist group said was intended to protest against his being held for more than three years.

Japan's biggest opposition party shuns rival merger ahead of election

Jun 25 2019

TOKYO The leader of Japan's main opposition party said on Wednesday he was happy to cooperate with other opposition groups in a July 21 upper house election, but brushed aside calls from a rival party to merge to fight Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc.

RPT-INSIGHT-Japan's gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe

Jun 20 2019

TOKYO, June 20 Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's Olympics chief.

Japan's gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe

Jun 20 2019

TOKYO Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's Olympics chief. | Video

Trump watches 'incredible' sumo wrestling in Japan

May 27 2019

TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump, on a four-day visit to Japan, spent what he said was "an incredible evening" watching the Japanese national sport of sumo on Sunday, although the visit left some wrestling fans grumbling over tight security. | Video

Trump watches 'incredible' sumo wrestling in Japan

May 26 2019

TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump, on a four-day visit to Japan, spent what he said was "an incredible evening" watching the Japanese national sport of sumo on Sunday, although the visit left some wrestling fans grumbling over tight security. | Video

Trump watches 'incredible' sumo wrestling in Japan

May 26 2019

TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump, on a four-day visit to Japan, spent what he said was "an incredible evening" watching the Japanese national sport of sumo on Sunday, although the visit left some wrestling fans grumbling over tight security.

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