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Japan to sanction Russian groups over North Korean arms procurement

Japan's government said Friday it has decided to impose sanctions on nine entities based in Russia and a national of the country as well as two Cypriot firms over Moscow's weapons procurements...

Japan PM strongly condemns Iran attack on Israel, conflict escalation

Japan "strongly condemns" Iran's retaliatory attack on Israel and considers it an escalation that will further destabilize the Middle East, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday. Japan is "deeply...

South Korea proposes summit with Japan, China in December: sources

South Korea proposed holding a trilateral summit with Japan and China in December, the first in four years, during a meeting of the three countries' senior officials held in Seoul on Tuesday,...

Japan PM vows to set up special zones to boost foreign investment

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Thursday to set up special economic zones to boost foreign investment in Japan, as domestic demand in the world's third-biggest economy has stagnated amid a declining population.

Japan PM vows to spend 3 bil. yen to help achieve world without nukes

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Tuesday that Japan will contribute 3 billion yen ($20 million) to help achieve a world without nuclear weapons, a goal he has described as his life's work...

G-7 top diplomats vow support to Ukraine, plan talks in Tokyo in Nov.

Japan's new Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa said the Group of Seven nations affirmed their support for Ukraine in its war against Russia during a meeting of top diplomats in New York, while...

Japan PM heads to N.Y. for speech at U.N. amid shaken global order

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida left for New York on Tuesday to deliver an address at the U.N. General Assembly, against the backdrop of a shaken global order amid Russia's invasion of...

New foreign minister Yoko Kamikawa says Japan must engage with China

Newly appointed Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa said Thursday that it is important for Japan to maintain frank dialogue with China to improve the strained ties between the Asian powers.
Japan eyes surveillance radar deployment to remote island in Pacific

Japan eyes surveillance radar deployment to remote island in Pacific

The Defense Ministry is considering deploying the Air Self-Defense Force’s mobile surveillance radar system to Kitadaitojima, a remote Pacific island in Okinawa Prefecture. While Chinese military aircraft are increasing...