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Sputnik International › 10 hours ago
The Trump Administration has already stepped up pressure on its NATO allies, namely Germany and Canada, to increase defence spending. Now the US wants to get more from its closest allies in Asia, Tokyo and Seoul, which are already paying billions to...
Reuters › 19 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Japan to quadruple annual payments for U.S. forces stationed there to around $8 billion, Foreign Policy reported, part of Washington's efforts to press its allies to increase their defense spending.
Evening Standard › 1 day ago
Japan's new Emperor has spent a symbolic night with the sun goddess in a secretive and controversial £19 million ritual.
Al Jazeera › 1 day ago
The 'Daijosai' rite is the most overtly religious of all the rituals around Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.
New York Post › 2 days ago
TOKYO – Japanese Emperor Naruhito, dressed in pure white robes, was ushered into a dark wooden hall by torchlight on Thursday night to start his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess. The...
The Independent › 2 days ago
Officials deny sexual aspect to ancient religious ceremony
New York Post › 2 days ago
BANGKOK – Thai anti-narcotics officers have seized 176 kg of crystal methamphetamine hidden in the metal frames of electric treadmills bound for Japan, police said on Thursday. “Last month, the Australian police busted a similar case with the drugs...
Reuters › 2 days ago
Japanese Emperor Naruhito, dressed in pure white robes, was ushered into a dark wooden hall by torchlight on Thursday night to start his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess.
The Sydney Morning Herald › 3 days ago
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said the Hayabusa2 spacecraft left its orbit around the asteroid Ryugu, about 300 million kilometers from Earth.
Al Jazeera › 3 days ago
Former sex slaves and relatives filed the suit in 2016 seeking monetary compensation.
New York Post › Technology › 3 days ago
TOKYO — A Japanese spacecraft left a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to gather soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, the country...
Al Jazeera › 3 days ago
The spacecraft left its orbit around the asteroid Ryugu about 300 million kilometres from Earth.
Al Jazeera › 3 days ago
The publicly funded event has taken place in a Tokyo park since 1952.
Sputnik International › 3 days ago
TOKYO (Sputnik) - A Skymark-operated Boeing 737 passenger plane made an emergency landing at Japan's Fukuoka Airport due to technical problems shortly after its departure for Okinawa, the Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Land...
Al Jazeera › 3 days ago
US President Donald Trump wants South Korea to contribute more to the cost of the thousands of US troops on its soil.
New York Post › 4 days ago
The New York Public Library has become an international sensation. Fans of the Japanese anime series “Banana Fisshu” — or “バナナフィッシュ” — are flocking to the booklender’s flagship branch on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street to pay...
Sputnik International › 4 days ago
The Miss International Beauty Pageant dates back to its first 1960 event in Long Beach, California, and along with Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Earth is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants.
Reuters › 4 days ago
Nissan Motor Co Ltd reported a 70% profit tumble on Tuesday and cut its full-year outlook to an 11-year low, as the Japanese automaker continued to grapple with falling sales and the aftermath of the ouster of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
The Independent › 5 days ago
Chance discovery of wrongly-translated coordinates leads researchers to resting place of 80 lost sailors
RT › Finance › 5 days ago
Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, which suffered one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters eight years ago, is now set to be transformed into a renewable energy hub, with the first solar farm to start working there in January. Read Full Article at RT.com
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