Category Archives: Current Affairs

EU, Japan ask U.N. to condemn N Korea over rights abuses

EU, Japan ask U.N. to condemn N Korea over rights abuses

EU, Japan ask U.N. to condemn N Korea over rights abuses The European Union and Japan asked the United Nations on Tuesday to condemn North Korea for gross human rights…

Abe vows to maximize pressure on N Korea

Abe vows to maximize pressure on N Korea

Abe vows to maximize pressure on N Korea Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe was re-elected as Japan’s prime minister Wednesday following his ruling bloc’s overwhelming victory in the lower…

Honda profit slips on air-bag woes despite sales growth

Honda profit slips on air-bag woes despite sales growth

Honda profit slips on air-bag woes despite sales growth Honda Motor Co’s fiscal second quarter profit slipped compared to a year ago as costs related to a massive air-bag recall…

Japan pledges to help Philippines rebuild Marawi

Japan pledges to help Philippines rebuild Marawi

Japan pledges to help Philippines rebuild Marawi Japan said on Monday it will help the Philippines rebuild conflict-torn southern Marawi city as well as other infrastructure in a deepening of…

Scandal clouds prospects for Kobe Steel's turnaround

Scandal clouds prospects for Kobe Steel’s turnaround

Scandal clouds prospects for Kobe Steel’s turnaround Executive Vice President Naoto Umehara avoided directly commenting on the scandal’s impact in a news conference Monday to announce earnings for the six…

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

Yokohama doctor urges Vietnamese to skip Japan’s foreign vocational trainee system, likens it to ‘slavery’

Yokohama doctor urges Vietnamese to skip Japan’s foreign vocational trainee system, likens it to ‘slavery’ A Japanese doctor is warning Vietnamese considering traveling to Japan to work as vocational trainees…

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for pay hikes through negotiations between management and labor unions…

Osaka police unmask 74-year-old 'ninja' burglar

Osaka police unmask 74-year-old ‘ninja’ burglar

Osaka police unmask 74-year-old ‘ninja’ burglar Police in Osaka had been stumped by a string of burglaries, their only lead being security camera footage showing an agile thief with a…

Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point

Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point

Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point Being a famous cultural icon and the most picturesque mountain in Japan, Mount Fujiis a must-see…

Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo discuss N Korean threat

Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo discuss N Korean threat

Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo discuss N Korean threat Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan reaffirmed their countries’ commitment Wednesday to finding a diplomatic solution to…