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South Korea says Pyongyang tested pair of ballistic missiles

The test comes just days after North Korea tested a long-range cruise missile and, if confirmed, will be a breach…

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US, Japan, South Korea nuclear envoys meet after Pyongyang test

Countries want to revive talks on denuclearisation, which have been stalled for two years. Top nuclear envoys from Japan, the…

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Japan, Vietnam sign defence transfer deal amid China worries

Tokyo says new deal elevates Japan-Vietnam defence partnership to a ‘new level’. Japan and Vietnam have agreed to step up…

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Japan’s vaccines minister leads poll on LDP leadership race

Poll by Nikkei and TV Tokyo shows Taro Kono leading opinion poll on who should succeed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.…

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Japan yearns for charisma as race to replace Suga heats up

Tokyo, Japan – The race to replace Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is gathering momentum after the veteran politician chose…

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Japan PM Suga says won’t run in ruling party leadership race-NHK

Japanese leader saw his support ratings sink to below 30 percent as the nation struggles with its worst wave of…

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Despite challenges, the Paralympics remain as vital as ever

The Tokyo Paralympics, the 16th such event taking place, started on August 24 and will end on September 5, hot…

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Moderna says some COVID vaccines sent to Japan contained steel

US company says it does not expect ‘undue risk to patient safety’ and is working to recall three batches of…

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Japan Airlines to retire 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney engines

Japan Airlines’ move comes a year earlier than planned and on the heels of incidents on some flights. Japan Airlines…

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North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics over COVID risk

North Korea has announced it will not attend the Tokyo Olympic Games because of coronavirus concerns, dashing South Korean hopes…

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