Japan wakes up to global 'ransomware' cyber attack

2017-05-15 15:15

Japan has fallen victim of a global "ransomware" cyber attack that has created chaos in 150 countries.

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

2017-05-15 05:25

North Korea said the missile it launched over the weekend was a new type of long-range ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead.

Japan warship to escort US supply vessel in Pacific

2017-04-30 17:31

Media reports say Japan will dispatch its biggest warship since World War II to protect a US supply ship as tensions mount in the region over North Korea.

French ship in Japan for drill as N Korea tensions rise

2017-04-29 16:26

A French warfare ship has arrived in Japan for an international drill as tensions mounted over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch.

Is war coming to North Korea?

2017-04-26 13:44

No one wants a war on the Korean Peninsula, but that could change.

Japan-Africa trade sees significant growth

2017-04-25 17:59

Maintaining trade with advanced economies such as Japan is crucial to sustaining Africa’s economic growth, says a country manager at Safmarine.

North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up

2017-04-25 07:50

A US guided-missile submarine has arrived in South Korea and envoys on North Korean affairs from the US, Japan and South Korea are meeting in Tokyo as North Korea prepares to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military.

Thieves grab $3.5m in cash in brazen Japan mugging

2017-04-20 16:09

Three masked robbers snatched a suitcase stuffed with millions of dollars in cash from a businessman who had just withdrawn the money from a bank in western Japan, police say.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

2017-04-20 09:43

Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Japan withdraws troops from war-torn South Sudan peacekeeping mission

2017-04-18 18:08

Japan has reportedly started to withdraw its soldiers from a United Nation peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after completing its five-year mandate in the war-torn nation.


Riding high: Toyota eyes 'flying car' future

2017-05-15 11:25

Toyota has its sights set on a Blade Runner future as the Japanese automaker backs a move to launch a flying car in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Japan immigration centre detainees go on hunger strike

2017-05-12 16:33

Some 20 foreigners held at an immigration detention centre in Tokyo are on a rare hunger strike in an apparent bid for improved treatment.

Japan's Abe warns of 'confusion' without Brexit deal

2017-04-29 20:17

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Britain and the European Union to secure a "smooth and transparent" separation.

Japan PM to visit Russia, UK amid North Korean tension

2017-04-27 06:41

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Moscow on Thursday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and pursue talks on joint economic projects.

Japan minister resigns over remark about 2011 tsunami

2017-04-26 08:27

Japan's disaster reconstruction minister has resigned over his remark that "it was good" that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to Tokyo.

North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

2017-04-25 10:06

Nuclear-armed North Korea has marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports say, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a US aircraft carrier in the flash-point region.

North Korea threatens to sink approaching US carrier

2017-04-23 21:05

North Korea has threatened to sink a US aircraft carrier cruising towards the tense Korean peninsula, and said it would strike Australia with nuclear weapons if it "blindly" followed its American ally.

Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

2017-04-20 11:40

The Australian foreign and defence ministers are in Tokyo for talks with their Japanese counterparts on the growing North Korean nuclear and missile threat and other security and economic issues.

US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

2017-04-19 15:47

US Vice President Mike Pence has issued another warning to North Korea over its latest failed missile launch, telling sailors in Japan that the US would bring "an overwhelming and effective'"response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.

Pence in Japan, turning focus to trade

2017-04-18 09:28

US Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Japan for talks expected to focus largely on trade.

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