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Japan braces as North Korea threatens hydrogen bomb test in Pacific

Japan must brace itself for the possible launch of a nuclear-armed North Korean missile over its territory if the regime carries out a threat to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, Japan's defence minister has said. The warning followed an extraordinary exchange of insults between Donald Trum

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-22 11:23:16

Japan: Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits Honshu island; no casualties reported yet

Tokyo: A strong magnitude 6.1 quake hit off the east coast of Japan on Wednesday but authorities did not issue a tsunami warning. Representational image. PTI It struck 281 kilometres east of the city of Kamaishi on Honshu, the largest Japanese island, at a shallow depth of just 10 kilometres, the Un

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-21 03:33:39

Ishigaki mayor to propose official name change of disputed islands in Okinawa

NAHA - The city of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture said Thursday its mayor plans to propose changing the name of a group of islands over which it has administrative authority to officially include "Senkaku." Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama is pushing for the name change of the Japanese-controlled islets in

JAPAN TIMES - 2017-09-21 12:51:37

Overheard at UN: Japan Asks Iran for Some Help on North Korea

A North Korean soldier takes a photograph, background, as a South Korean soldier, foreground, stands guard at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, on April 17, 2017.Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono asked his Iranian co

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-22 20:42:38

Trump turns to sanctions, diplomacy on North Korea after threatening destruction

"We will be putting more sanctions on North Korea," Trump said Trump unveiled the sanctions during a midday working lunch

CNN - 2017-09-21 15:12:23

World wonders could NKorea fire nuclear missile over Japan

SEOUL, South Korea - Will North Korea's next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That's a question being asked after North Korea's foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. The world hasn't seen an above-ground, atmospheric nuclea

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-23 06:15:00

Japan Is Discovering the Power of Painkillers

Selling painkillers in Japan used to be like pulling teeth. That was until baby boomers discovered how analgesics could take the sting from arthritis, diabetic nerve damage and the ravages of cancer. Now demand is taking off and drugmakers are introducing new products to a market where per-capita op

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-21 21:00:01

Trump announces new executive order targeting those who trade with North Korea

Last Updated Sep 21, 2017 3:25 PM EDT President Trump announced he has just signed a new executive order that "significantly expands our authority to target individual companies, and financial institutions that facilitate trade with North Korea." The announcement came at a lunch with South Korean Pr

CBS NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:21:01

An Air Jordan 1 “Ichiro” Sample Appears On Latest Shoes Master Japan Cover

Japanese sneaker magazine Shoes Master drops another bomb with their latest cover, much like their recent cover that officially debuted the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo. This time it's a sneaker that wasn't even on anybody's radar, a special edition of the Air Jordan 1 High honoring baseball's li

SNEAKERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 16:00:23

Japan's prime minister, enjoying a sudden bounce in polls, is set to call a snap election

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has one person to thank for reviving his political fortunes, and it's a surprising person: Kim Jong Un. Just two months ago, Abe was mired in scandal and his poll ratings were falling so precipitously that analysts were ready to write the 62-year-old's pol

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-22 08:19:00

Japan launches a free smartphone app for foreign travelers amid record-breaking tourism boom

The Japan National Tourism Organization on Thursday launched a free smartphone app that allows travelers from abroad to look up destinations, restaurants and train routes as well as free Wi-Fi spots. The app also includes listings of tax-free shops, ATMs and hospitals that provide services in foreig

JAPAN TIMES - 2017-09-21 07:35:10

South Korea approves $8 million aid for the North even as Kim and Trump trade threats

South Korea on Thursday approved $8 million worth of humanitarian aid for Pyongyang in a move likely to muddle international efforts aimed at isolating the nuclear-armed state. The package will include $4.5 million in nutritional products for children and pregnant women through the World Food Progra

CNBC - 2017-09-22 04:39:14

Why Japan is losing its battle against statues of colonial-era 'comfort women'

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Controversial statues aren't just coming down in the United States. They are also going up. And the fierce debate they provoke isn't just among Americans. A st

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-21 16:22:00

What to watch for during Trump's final day at the UN

Getty President Trump will turn his focus back to North Korea during his final day at the United Nations. Trump will have lunch Thursday with the leaders of South Korea and Japan, two of his strongest allies in pressuring Pyongyang to drop its pursuit of nuclear weapons. The sit-down comes after t

THE HILL - 2017-09-21 10:00:27

Comfort Women statue unveiled in SF Chinatown

Four bronze women took up their positions in a Chinatown plaza on Friday in San Francisco to bear silent witness to the wartime atrocity inflicted on hundreds of thousands of their sisters. It was the unveiling of the long-awaited Comfort Women sculpture in St. Mary's Square to honor the Asian women

SFGATE - 2017-09-23 00:07:00

Japan's yen rises after N Korea warning

The yen edged up 0.3% against the dollar on Friday after North Korea suggested it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. It is not unusual for Japan's currency to climb during a crisis, as investors seek a safe haven until risks ease. But this crisis is slightly different, because the ad

BBC - 2017-09-22 06:35:40

Holy Magical Sh*t, Look at These Gorgeous Disney Princess Wedding Dresses

Earlier this month, Japanese wedding dress company Kuraudia Co. unveiled a licensing deal with Disney, INSIDER reports. Why should you care, you ask? Because with that license, Kuraudia Co. rolled out a line of magical, colorful, gigantic Disney princess wedding gowns and they are ~*sTuNnInGGGGGGGGG

COSMOPOLITAN - 2017-09-21 15:41:00

AP Explains: Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

prev TOKYO - Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bomb attacks, has repeatedly called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Yet it sided with the nuclear powers and NATO in refusing to sign a treaty to ban such weapons during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. The treaty, the f

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-21 11:27:46

Japan's Abe says time for talk is over on North Korea

NEW YORK - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that countries need to unite to enforce sanctions and apply pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. "Now is not the time for dialogue. Now is the time to apply pressure," Abe told a gathering of investors at

ENCA.COM - 2017-09-21 00:31:40

Hiroshi Sambuichi Reflects Upon His Hometown of Hiroshima, And Why It Became Green Again

When a city really becomes one with the air, water and sun I am sure that people will feel the vitality of this. To create cities where this is not lost is a very important message I want to convey to the world. In this video from the Louisiana Channel, Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi reflects

ARCHDAILY - 2017-09-22 04:00:00