A 2+2 meeting of Japanese and US defense and foreign ministers results in both nations agreeing to step up cooperation a...

Fireworks artisan reviving traditional sparklers

A fireworks artisan in central Japan returns to traditional methods.

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US Osprey flies in Hokkaido drill

A US Osprey plane takes part in a joint drill with Japanese troops in Hokkaido.

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South Korea's Moon talks forced laborers, North Korea

In his 100 day address, South Korea's president says forced laborers from Japan's past colonial rule can seek compensati...

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Researchers treat infertility in mice with stem cells

Kyoto University researchers head a team effort to treat infertile mice with iPS cells and produce healthy baby mice.

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Japan and Russia move toward economic cooperation in Northern Territories

Deputy-level ministers from Japan and Russia agree on economic cooperation in the Northern Territories, setting the stag...

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The ninja squad needs you!

Once an elite breed of spy carrying out stealth missions, ninjas now help Japan to boost tourism."忍者"が足りない!?訪日外国人にも人気の忍者...

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Panda cub draws 320k name proposals

A baby panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo draws a record more than 320,000 proposals for its name.

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Govt plans J-Alert drill for possible N.Korean missile

Japan will drill its emergency J-Alert system Friday to be ready for the possible flight of a North Korean missile over ...

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New US ambassador arrives in Japan

New US ambassador William Hagerty arrives in Japan vowing to boost business and defense ties.

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