Category Archives: Current Affairs

Abe faces new challenge as he calls snap election

Abe faces new challenge as he calls snap election

Abe faces new challenge as he calls snap election A surge of popularity for a freshly minted opposition party in Japan is making Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to call…

Japan to test higher speed limit on expressway from Nov.

Japan to test higher speed limit on expressway from Nov.

Japan to test higher speed limit on expressway from Nov. Japan’s National Police Agency said Thursday that it will raise the speed limit in a section of the Shin Tomei…

Radioactive water may have been leaking from Fukushima reactor buildings since April: Tepco

Radioactive water may have been leaking from Fukushima reactor buildings since April: Tepco

Radioactive water may have been leaking from Fukushima reactor buildings since April: Tepco Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said it is still unknown, due to a problem with monitoring…

Dire shortfall of social security funds

Dire shortfall of social security funds

Dire shortfall of social security funds If Abe’s plan is realized, the new spending blueprint is expected to accelerate moves for “human resources development,” such as by making preschool education…

North Korea fires new missile over Japan, residents woken by government warning systems

North Korea fires new missile over Japan, residents woken by government warning systems

North Korea fires new missile over Japan, residents woken by government warning systems North Korea launched a missile from its capital city of Pyongyang at 6:57 a.m. this morning, on…

Japan urges world to unite on N Korea after latest missile

Japan urges world to unite on N Korea after latest missile

Japan urges world to unite on N Korea after latest missile The entire international community must come together to stop the threat from North Korea, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said…

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

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

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash Ethnic Koreans living in Japan are nervously watching growing tensions over North Korea and are wary of a possible…

N Korea to dominate Abe-Putin summit, putting isles row aside

N Korea to dominate Abe-Putin summit, putting isles row aside

N Korea to dominate Abe-Putin summit, putting isles row aside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok on Thursday, where responses to North Korea…

U.S. takes aim at countries doing business with N Korea

U.S. takes aim at countries doing business with N Korea

U.S. takes aim at countries doing business with N Korea The United States said Monday it would target countries doing business with North Korea as U.N. Security Council members called…

Japan has few options to tackle N Korea's provocations

Japan has few options to tackle N Korea’s provocations

Japan has few options to tackle N Korea’s provocations Japan is apparently at a deadlock on how to grapple with North Korea, which carried out its sixth nuclear test Sunday…