Stories tagged: Japan
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that his government fully supports the U.S. stance on pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, with all options on the table.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Just days before Japan’s national election campaign kicks off, all eyes are on Tokyo’s populist governor, a political go-getter and a gambler. Will she jump into the race and try …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
A strong earthquake late Friday shook northeastern Japan off the coast of Fukushima, the region hit by a massive quake and tsunami in 2011 that triggered a nuclear plant meltdown, …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Japan’s House of Representatives was dissolved at the beginning of the extraordinary Diet session convened Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for a snap election that is expected to be held Oct. 22.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he’ll dissolve the lower house of parliament on Sept. 28 for a general election as he announced an $18 billion economic package.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Japan urged international unity Wednesday in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Toshiba’s board signed off Wednesday on selling its computer chip business to a group led by Bain Capital Private Equity, but the deal’s future remains unclear as Toshiba’s U.S. joint …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over U.S. ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
South Korea’s military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
As worrying as North Korea’s nuclear advance is for America, the increasingly realistic threat of an atomic warhead striking a U.S. city might be even more unnerving for South Korea …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Democratic Party President Seiji Maehara, who on Friday won the party’s leadership vote, will begin changing the policies that existed under former DP President Renho.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Theresa May got a taste of Japanese restraint and formality during a tea ceremony with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What might be lost in translation is how unimpressed a key …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
While the launch of a North Korean missile over Japanese territory heightened concerns in Japan, residents of Tokyo were fatalistic in response. There is little they can do, they said, …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Kim Jong Un might have done Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a little favor. The North Korean leader’s move to fire a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island on …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Conventional wisdom says that if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an act of suicide. But brace yourself for what deterrence experts call the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning said “all options” remain in play after North Korea fired a missile over Japan’s northern island on Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan, officials said, an especially aggressive test-flight that will rattle an already anxious region.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry intends to subsidize part of the costs that restaurants, cafes and other eating establishments incur to set up rooms or spaces exclusively for smoking, …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
A genuine blue chrysanthemum has been successfully created through genetic engineering, according to the team behind the project comprising researchers from Suntory Holdings Ltd. and the Institute of Vegetable and …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
America’s top military official reiterated Friday his country’s pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack, as western Japan carried out a test of an emergency alert system.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
America’s diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump’s top strategist essentially called the commander-in-chief’s warnings …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre is returning to Japan for a second season with the Hitachi Sunrockers.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them. Marvin Strombo, who had taken …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Will Rogers, RIP, Aug. 17, 1935
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. When Marvin Strombo …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
It is extremely rare for a U.S. president to use such language that evokes nuclear attacks.