TOPNEWSBYUSA.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-06-12 09:17

Iran newspaper to Japan: ‘How Can You Trust A War Criminal?’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A hard-line Iranian newspaper has printed a front page image showing the mushroom cloud of a nuclear blast, meant to criticize the Japanese prime mini...

Iran newspaper to Japan: ‘How Can You Trust A War Criminal?’

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Iran newspaper to Japan: 'How Can You Trust A War Criminal?' A hard-line Iranian newspaper has printed a front page image showing the mushroom cloud of a nuclear blast, meant to criticize the Japanese prime minister's close ties with the U.S. ahead of his historic visit to Iran....
2019-06-12 09:17

The Latest: Dubai newspaper criticizes Iran's top diplomat The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:30 a.m....
2019-05-28 11:00

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks: newspaper Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper....
2019-06-16 02:17

Stabbing of 17 Children Shocks Japan, Where Parents Trust Streets Are Safe Across the country, young students travel to school on their own every day. But a peaceful assumption was shattered by a rampage that killed a schoolgirl and a parent....
2019-05-28 19:34

Japan's Abe Looks to Mediate Between U.S., Iran Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek to open a channel of communication between Iran and the U.S. as part of a diplomatic effort to prevent a military standoff between Tehran and Washington from tipping into conflict....
2019-06-12 15:17

Explainer: Why is Japan's Abe going to Iran? What can he accomplish? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to visit Iran next week in an apparent mediation mission to ease tension between Iran and the United States....
2019-06-07 12:17

Japan PM Abe considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Iran as early as mid-June, NHK national television said on Friday, as international concern grows about rising tension between Iran and the United States....
2019-05-24 09:17

Japan says Abe’s Iran trip not meant to mediate row with US TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s high-stakes trip to Iran is intended to help de-escalate tensions in the Mideast — and not specifically mediate between Tehran and Washington. The remarks by C...
2019-06-13 09:51

Iran to ask Japan's Abe to mediate over U.S. oil sanctions: officials Iran will ask Japan to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease oil sanctions imposed by the United States, Iranian officials told Reuters ahead of a visit to Iran by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....
2019-06-12 10:51

CBOE TO LIST OPTIONS ON TWO NEW METALS ETF PRODUCTS: iSHARES COMEX GOLD TRUST & iSHARES SILVER TRUST CHICAGO, December 5, 2008 -Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today announced that beginning Monday, Dec. 8, the Exchange will list options on two new precious metals exchange-traded funds (ETFs) - iShares COMEX Gold Trust and iShares Silver Trust...
2019-05-24 01:51

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran's Khamenei, Rouhani this week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit to Tehran this week, in a bid to ease tension between Washington and Iran that experts called a bold move for a Japanese leader....
2019-06-11 08:34

Japan PM to visit Iran in effort to mediate tension with US TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran in an effort to reduce tensions between Tehran and Washington. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that Abe’s trip will be the first...
2019-06-06 16:51

Japan’s Abe heads to Iran in hopes to help ease tension TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has headed to Iran on a closely watched trip, saying he hoped to help ease tension in the Middle East. Abe told reporters Wednesday that he wants to do as much as he could to secure peace and stabi...
2019-06-12 09:17

Iran's top diplomat unimpressed with Japan mediation offer Iran's foreign minister appears unimpressed with Japan's offer to mediate in a crisis between Tehran and Washington, and says President Donald Trump should make his intentions clear about any talks with Iran through actions, not words....
2019-05-28 11:00

Japan’s PM warns ‘accidental conflict’ is possible amid U.S., Iran tension Abe’s trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate the crisis as Tehran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers, an accord that the Trump administration pulled out of last year....
2019-06-13 05:00

Japan's prime minister set to meet with Iran's Rouhani this week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit this week that aims at easing regional tension, in what experts called a rare, bold move for a Japanese leader....
2019-06-11 07:17

Iran Leader Says Has No Intention To Make Or Use Nuclear Weapons: Japan Iran has no intention of making or using nuclear weapons, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Thursday by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....
2019-06-13 19:17

Donald Trump welcomes Japan's offer of mediation with Iran President acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s close links to Tehran and says US ‘would like to talk’ Donald Trump has said he would support Shinzo Abe’s efforts to act as a mediator between the US and Iran, amid reports that the Japanese prime minister will vi...
2019-05-27 10:01

Japan's Shinzo Abe In Tehran Mission To Ease Iran-US Tensions Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington....
2019-06-12 12:17

Japan says Russia supports its plan to help ease U.S.-Iran tensions Russia expressed support for Japan's intention to play a role in helping ease tensions between Iran and the United States, an official in Tokyo said on Thursday after a meeting of Japan and Russia's foreign and defense ministers....
2019-05-30 18:17

Japan Intervenes in U.S.-Iran Dispute With Planned Abe Visit to Tehran Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attempt to mediate the dispute between the U.S. and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program, a rare international diplomatic move by a Japanese leader....
2019-06-06 23:17

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran's Khamenei, Rouhani during visit this week: Suga Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran on June 12-14 and hold talks with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesday....
2019-06-11 04:34

Trump "Not Worthy Of Exchanging Messages": Iran Leader Tells Japan PM Iran's supreme leader told visiting Japanese prime minister on Thursday he does not consider US President Donald Trump "worthy" of exchanging messages with. "We have no doubt in your good will and......
2019-06-13 18:34

Iran supreme leader says has no intention to make or use nuclear weapons: Japan Iran has no intention of making or using nuclear weapons, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Thursday by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....
2019-06-13 11:17

Japan's Abe warns of armed conflict amid soaring U.S.-Iran tension Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of unintended clashes in the crisis-hit Middle East after meeting the Iranian president in Tehran on Wednesday, amid a brewing confrontation between Iran and the United States....
2019-06-12 23:17

St. Louis newspaper may have just jinxed the Blues’ Stanley Cup hopes If only they stopped the presses. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch embarrassingly published a letter from team owner Tom Stillman on Sunday that celebrated a championship the team has yet to win. “Winning the Stanley Cup was a dream come true for so...
2019-06-09 23:51

St. Louis newspaper accidentally runs ads congratulating Blues for Stanley Cup win A St. Louis newspaper erroneously published a series of advertisements congratulating the St. Louis Blues for winning their first Stanley Cup in franchise history Sunday....
2019-06-10 06:17

German newspaper prints cut-out kippah to fight anti-Semitism German newspaper Bild published a cut-out kippah skullcap on its front page Monday, urging readers to show their solidarity with the country's Jewish community in the face of rising anti-Semitism....
2019-05-27 17:51

Illinois newspaper editor resigns to spare staff more layoffs SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer. Angie Muhs served no...
2019-05-21 15:01

Gannett defeats newspaper rival MNG’s hostile takeover attempt Newspaper giant Gannett won all eight board seats in a hotly contested shareholder vote on Thursday, winning a bitter proxy war with its cost-cutting rival MNG Enterprises. MNG, reviled by journalists for slashing staff at papers like the Denver Post...
2019-05-21 15:01

Nxivm captive created her own newspaper while stuck in room for two years A member of the Nxivm cult who was allegedly held captive in a room with only a pad of paper and a pen for two years became so desperate that she created a “newspaper” covering her own captivity and failing health, she testified in Brooklyn federal c...
2019-05-31 07:00

Japan’s Trade Ministry says two oil tankers reportedly attacked near Strait of Hormuz carried ‘Japan-related cargo’ TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Trade Ministry says two oil tankers reportedly attacked near Strait of Hormuz carried ‘Japan-related cargo’ The post Japan’s Trade Ministry says two oil tankers reportedly attacked near Strait of Hormuz ca...
2019-06-13 12:34

Brazil suspends beef exports to China due to atypical mad cow case: newspaper Brazil's Agriculture Ministry has preemptively suspended beef exports to China after authorities found an atypical case of mad cow disease in Mato Grosso state, Valor Econômico reported on Monday....
2019-06-03 20:51

Pete Buttigieg described politics as a 'sexy challenge' in resurfaced newspaper interview Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was recently confronted about an interview he did at the age of 18 in which he calls politics a "sexy challenge" that he thought he would be able to "pull off."...
2019-05-29 00:00

Libya's Haftar rules out Tripoli ceasefire, dismisses U.N.-led talks: newspaper Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya, according to an interview published by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche....
2019-05-26 11:51

China ready to hit back at U.S. with rare earths: ruling party newspaper China's Communist Party newspaper warned the United States on Wednesday that the country was ready to use rare earths to strike back in their bitter trade war, saying in an extremely strongly worded commentary "don't say we didn't warn you"....
2019-05-29 06:17

St. Louis newspaper mistakenly runs ads commemorating Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup title A St. Louis newspaper jumped the gun Sunday and ran ads commemorating the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup title win with one major issue – the Blues haven’t won anything just yet....
2019-06-10 18:51

Firings at Russia's Kommersant newspaper prompt press freedom concerns After reporting on a possible political shake-up in Moscow, two respected journalists have been forced to quit a top Russian newspaper. The outlet's editor-in-chief has denied that ownership had a role in the firings....
2019-05-22 03:17

Trump needles Japan over US-Japan trade imbalance US President Donald Trump on Saturday needled Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicked off a state visit to the country. (May 25)        ...
2019-05-26 06:34

President Trump’s Visit to Japan Was a Success — for Japan President Trump’s visit to Japan was a success for that country, but foreign policy experts say it was more of a wash for the United States. Facing upcoming parliamentary elections and an ongoing threat from North Korea, Japanese Prime Minister...
2019-05-29 03:34

Boris Johnson not ruling out parliament suspension to force no-deal Brexit: newspaper Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, has told pro-Brexit lawmakers he would leave open the possibility of suspending parliament to force through a no-deal exit from the European Union, The Times r...
2019-06-13 01:34

Newspaper accidentally posts ads congratulating Blues for winning Stanley Cup ... before actually winning it The St. Louis Post-Dispatch gave its readers a sneak peek of content congratulating the Blues intended for after Stanley Cup Final.       ...
2019-06-10 08:34

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly denied the allegation....
2019-06-14 05:51

Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did. The post Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ...
2019-06-13 12:34

We Need to Build Up ‘Digital Trust’ in Tech Opinion: Framing our concerns with tech as issues of privacy or responsibility focuses narrowly on symptoms, not on the systemic issue—we need digital trust....
2019-05-28 21:51

What Should I Do If I Don't Trust My Local Dealer to Service My New Car? As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing service issues on brand new cars, what to fix before you sell...
2019-06-15 00:00

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran with 'no preconditions', Iran sees 'word-play' The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
2019-06-02 21:34

Don't be blue; Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements is now available on iOS and Android Are you the danger? Are you the one who knocks? If so, you might enjoy playing the Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements mobile game that is now available for iOS and Android. We first told you about the game in January, and back then we pointed out that i...
2019-06-08 11:34

CHEAP: Call the police, a Nintendo 2DS for $50 is CRIMINAL Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Everyone loves a little bit of on-the-go gaming. There’s little better than kicking back on a plane, train, or any other sort of transport, and losing yourself in...
2019-06-08 15:51

Republican senator wants U.S. Census to ask about criminal records The U.S. census should include questions about criminal records to help policymakers get former convicts back into the workforce, a Republican lawmaker said on Wednesday....
2019-05-23 01:34

'Prolific' criminal group in Europe busted One of Europe's most prolific crime groups involved in large-scale drug trafficking, money laundering, and assassinations has been dismantled, Europol said Wednesday....
2019-05-22 16:34

Wellcome Trust investing £80m in snakebite treatment Scientists say antivenom exists for only 60% of all the snakes in the worldNew drugs for snakebite are desperately needed, say scientists, to replace the current 100-year-old treatment made by injecting snake’s venom into a horse and harvesting antib...
2019-05-21 14:51

Yankees’ Dellin Betances trying to trust the process Dellin Betances would prefer to be doing more than throwing bullpen sessions, but the right-handed reliever understands this is part of the process after not developing enough arm strength in spring training due to a right shoulder impingement. “I ne...
2019-05-31 13:51

Most Americans say they’ve given private info to a website they don’t trust More than half of Americans (56%) admit to inputting critical personal information into a website they didn’t fully trust, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans aiming to uncover just how easily people trust websites with their perso...
2019-05-21 14:32

Gang crime still 'a huge problem,' says top criminal investigator German police have carried out a massive raid on a biker gang suspected of illegal arms trade and human trafficking. A leading detective told DW that police must adopt a long-term plan to eradicate such crime....
2019-05-23 06:17

Criminal investigation of Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill now inactive OLATHE, Kan. — A criminal investigation into allegations that Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill’s son was abused is no longer active. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe told The Kansas City Star Friday he would re-evaluate his de...
2019-06-08 00:17

Pastner accusers to face criminal fraud charge Ron Bell, a former friend of Ron Pastner who accused the Georgia Tech coach of sexually assaulting a woman, was charged with providing false information to law enforcement and facilitation of a fraud scheme practice....
2019-05-21 23:17

Prosecutor: Criminal investigation of Chiefs’ Hill inactive OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A prosecutor says he is no longer actively investigating a criminal case against Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill involving alleged injuries to his 3-year-old son. Johnson County Attorney Steve Howe told The Kansas Cit...
2019-06-07 19:34

94 Taiwanese criminal suspects extradited from Spain to Beijing A charter flight carrying 94 Taiwanese criminal suspects arrived in Beijing from Spain on Friday morning, making it the first large-scale extradition from Europe to China, state media reported....
2019-06-07 09:17

One of Europe's most 'prolific' criminal groups busted -- Europol One of Europe's most prolific crime groups involved in large-scale drug trafficking, money laundering, and assassinations has been dismantled, Europol said Wednesday....
2019-05-22 15:17

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it' It was absurd for the Iranian government to claim they were not involved in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East region, according to Mike Huckabee....
2019-06-15 03:34

Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: 'That will be the official end of Iran' Trump's threat, posted on Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East as the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in recent weeks....
2019-05-21 16:34

DOJ readying anti-trust probe of Google: report The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an anti-trust investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing sources. The probe is expected to examine Google practices linked to search and other businesses, ...
2019-06-01 05:00

Out-of-trust cases raise concerns of 'bloodbath' for retailers U.S. auto sales are at historically robust levels. Yet concern is rising over the number of dealers accused by their lenders of selling vehicles without repaying floorplan loans in a timely manner, a practice known as selling out of trust....
2019-06-10 10:34

Putting unsolicited ads on smartphones is hardly going to help Huawei build any trust Huawei’s alleged ties to the Chinese government, which the US and its allies fear can be used to spy on western countries, is what got Huawei into all these problems with the Trump administration. Well, that and the trade war with China, of cou...
2019-06-14 16:34

South Africa's Old Mutual suspends CEO after 'breakdown in trust' South Africa's No.2 insurer Old Mutual said on Friday Chief Executive Peter Moyo had been suspended following a "material breakdown in trust" between him and the board....
2019-05-24 13:17

Don’t trust advice from streaming ‘health’ films, experts say Pass the popcorn — and a tinfoil hat. So-called health documentaries promoting sketchy science, snake-oil remedies and dangerous conspiracies are finding a home on popular streaming services — and alarming public-health experts. “The propagation of p...
2019-06-11 04:17

It’s time for Chelsea to blow it up, trust the process and start again "With a manager on the way out, no star, and no chance of signing new players, it’s time for Chelsea to hit the reset button - writes Pete Sharland."...
2019-06-13 15:17

The Subject at the White House Was Criminal Justice.The Subtext Was the Election. It remains to be seen how President Trump can capitalize on his support for the First Step Act, as his advisers have told him to do, to appeal to African-American and moderate white voters....
2019-06-14 02:17

Peru president vows to keep deporting Venezuelans with criminal records Peru's president on Thursday vowed to continue deporting Venezuelans with criminal records as long as necessary, part of a tougher stance toward Venezuelan migrants in the region as they continue to flee their crisis-stricken homeland in mass....
2019-06-07 10:00

After Budapest Boat Accident, Fading Hope and a Criminal Inquiry At least seven people were dead and 21 remained missing, most of them South Korean tourists, after Hungary’s worst boating accident in decades. A criminal investigation is underway....
2019-05-30 20:01

In PM Modi's New Government, 22 Ministers Face Criminal Cases: Report Of the 56 ministers who took oath on Thursday and are part of either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, 51 are crorepatis and 22 have declared criminal cases against themselves, according to election......
2019-05-31 21:17

Prosecutors drop criminal charges in Flint water scandal Nearly four years since the City of Flint declared a state of emergency over the state of its water -- and three years after the first criminal charges were filed against government officials -- prosecutors on Thursday dismissed all pending criminal ...
2019-06-14 06:34

Kim Kardashian back at White House to talk criminal justice Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West has returned to the White House for an event promoting efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce...
2019-06-14 00:00

Flint water crisis: prosecutors drop all criminal charges State pledged to start restart the investigation into one of the worse man-made environmental disasters in US historyProsecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the...
2019-06-13 21:51

Church loses battle in Christian Science trust case CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s highest court has ruled that a Christian Science church in Australia cannot sue trusts created following the 1910 death of Christian Science movement founder Mary Baker Eddy. The state Supreme Court ruled Fr...
2019-06-14 17:51

Alabama on Refusal to Air Gay Wedding Episode of Arthur: 'It Would Be a Violation of Trust' The 22nd season premiere of PBS’s Arthur included a bit of a surprise, as audiences were treated to a beautiful wedding. But Alabama Public Television refused to air it because it was a sex-same marriage....
2019-05-21 18:51

Americans trust celebrities, social media more than product labels Consumers trust celebrities and social-media influencers to do their research for them. Sixty-one percent of Americans are concerned about the healthiness of the products they buy and consume, but 34 percent say they rarely ever research the health c...
2019-05-22 21:01

U.S. Justice Department prepares anti-trust investigation of Google: WSJ The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an anti-trust investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing sources....
2019-06-01 04:01

U.S. Justice Department prepares anti-trust investigation of Google -WSJ The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an anti-trust investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing sources....
2019-06-01 10:00

Supreme Court rejects case to remove ‘In God We Trust’ from US currency Show me the motto. The Supreme Court rejected an atheist case Monday to remove “In God We Trust,” the national motto, from all coins and currency from the Department of Treasury. Michael Newdow, the same activist attorney who tried to rem...
2019-06-11 23:17

Jessica Mendoza: Growing A-Rod trust and a ‘tough’ day with Brodie Van Wagenen ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about Aaron Boone’s attitude, the pressure of working with Alex Rodriguez and her role as Mets adviser. Mendoza, A-Rod and Matt Vasgersian will be sitting in Yankee Stadium’...
2019-05-31 13:51

Low-Income College Students Are Being Taxed Like Trust-Fund Babies Higher education officials are calling on Congress to fix a provision in the Trump administration’s tax overhaul that has caused unintended tax increases....
2019-05-21 20:01

Former Chicago cop exposes criminal cover up in police department, says she feared for her life A former Chicago police officer, who risked her own safety to uncover years of corruption and dirty deeds by a public housing officer who extorted money from the city's poorest and then planted drugs on those who refused to pay, will have her story f...
2019-05-24 20:51

Netanyahu's wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time....
2019-06-16 12:34

Mario Batali faces criminal charges for alleged assault in Boston Chef who faced multiple sexual misconduct accusations is charged with indecent assault and battery for allegedly groping a womanThe celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing criminal charges for allegedly groping and forcibly kissing a woman at a restaur...
2019-05-23 21:51

Accused subway saboteur charged with criminal tampering, reckless endangerment Alleged subway brake-yanker Isaiah Thompson was hauled into Manhattan criminal court Friday, where prosecutors tried to bring a screeching halt to the stalling spree with a request for $25,000 bail. As his mom looked on from the gallery, Thompson, 23...
2019-05-25 01:34

Hungarian police launch criminal probe into boat accident, 21 still missing There are 21 people still missing after a boat carrying South Korean tourists capsized on the Danube river in the Hungarian capital late on Wednesday, police said on Thursday....
2019-05-30 12:34

Judge orders file in Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed. Cook County Judge Steven Watkins said Thursday that while there are good arguments in favor of keeping the file sealed, the “Empire” act...
2019-05-23 22:51

Criminal investigation of Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill no longer active, prosecutor says Prosecutor says he is no longer actively investigating allegations that Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill's son was abused.       ...
2019-06-08 04:34

Kim Kardashian West thanks Ivanka Trump for support on criminal justice reform Kim Kardashian West tweeted her gratitude toward Ivanka Trump Thursday after speaking at the White House on behalf of those attempting to return to the workforce after prison.  ...
2019-06-14 12:17

Mueller stopped short of calling Trump a criminal, but did we need him to? | Richard Wolffe The denial from Mueller’s office that the special counsel drew up an indictment on three counts obstruction of justice is problematic and entirely predictableDid Donald Trump repeatedly break the law by trying to block multiple investigations into hi...
2019-05-30 23:17

Kim Kardashian returns to White House to discuss criminal justice: 'It really is such an honor to be here' Kim Kardashian spoke at the White House on Thursday, appearing alongside President Trump boosting efforts to help people leaving prison return to the workforce....
2019-06-14 01:00

Boeing CEO says company is working to regain public trust following deadly 737 Max crashes Two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes have hurt public confidence, the manufacturer's CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Wednesday. That crisis of confidence is a challenge not just for Boeing but for airlines keen to fly the now-grounded planes again....
2019-05-29 15:51

Qualcomm Asks US Judge to Put Anti-Trust Ruling on Hold While It Appeals Qualcomm has asked a US judge not to enforce her decision that it illegally squeezed out rivals in the smartphone chips market as it plans to file an appeal that could take more than a year to wind......
2019-05-29 17:00

CBOE TO LIST OPTIONS ON SPDR® GOLD TRUST (GLD) ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3 CHICAGO, June 2, 2008 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today announced it will list options on the SPDR Gold Trust (CBOE ticker symbol: GLD) beginning Tuesday, June 3.The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved CBOE's filing...
2019-05-24 03:17

There Is Absolutely No Reason to Trust the Safety Record of Tesla’s Autopilot System Tesla has long lurked in a category of its own in the self-driving car race; where Uber and Google’s Waymo are building fully autonomous vehicles essentially from the ground up, Elon Musk’s electric car company is slouching towards autonomy through a...
2019-05-31 18:34

Pochettino: Spurs must 'trust the universe' for Champions League glory – video Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his team must play with the freedom of their youth to overcome Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday night, adding they will need some luck to win their first ever Champions League trop...
2019-05-31 23:51

Mets finally trust Wilson Ramos to catch Jacob deGrom Wilson Ramos’ training wheels have been removed. The veteran catcher was behind the plate Thursday for a second straight Jacob deGrom start. It signifies that Mets officials and deGrom are finally on board with using Ramos to catch the ace right-hand...
2019-06-14 19:34

US Justice Department Prepares Google Anti-Trust Probe: Sources The US Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google to determine whether the tech giant broke antitrust law in operating its sprawling online businesses, two sources......
2019-06-01 12:00

UBS, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust to establish joint venture for wealth management Swiss lender UBS will sign a deal with Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Trust for a wealth management tie-up in Japan, with the two aiming to establish a new company by 2021, the Japanese bank said on Friday....
2019-06-07 09:51

American Airlines Wants to Win Back Trust in Its Boeing 737 Max Jets by Making Its Execs Fly on Them American Airlines has a plan for convincing consumers that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet are safe for flight: Stick their top brass on them and see how it goes.Read more......
2019-06-14 04:51

German coalition, in question amid SPD crisis, must regain trust fast: BDI Chancellor Angela Merkel's fractious ruling coalition must get its act together and win back trust quickly, the head of Germany's BDI industry lobby said on Tuesday after Merkel's coalition partner was plunged into crisis as its leader quit....
2019-06-04 11:34

Judgment, trust, LGBT issues driving millennials from Mormon church Mormon millennials are leaving the church at double the rate of their parents and grandparents, according to a new book that surveys current and former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....
2019-05-22 19:17

Texas land trust files lawsuit against Horizon Kinetic nominee Texas Pacific Land Trust said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against a nominee of its investor, Horizon Kinetic, which has been seeking to install its own trustee and begin selling off the firm's portfolio....
2019-05-21 23:51

Boeing's rocky road to win back trust after deadly 737 Max crashes: 'We know we have work to do' After two deadly crashes, Boeing is struggling to regain the confidence of its airline customers, regulators and perhaps the trickiest, the flying public....
2019-06-05 15:17

Illinois posed to legalize marijuana sales, expunge criminal records for pot crimes Illinois cannabis legalization would expunge criminal records and help minorities get business licenses to sell marijuana starting next year.        ...
2019-06-01 03:17

Bannon described Trump Organization as 'criminal enterprise', Michael Wolff claims in new book Former White House adviser says financial investigations will take down president in sequel to Fire and FuryThe former White House adviser Steve Bannon has described the Trump Organization as a criminal entity and predicted that investigations into t...
2019-05-29 09:17

Minister Pratap Sarangi, Social Media Hero, Says Criminal Cases "False" Pratap Sarangi, the lawmaker from Odisha's Balasore who was sworn in to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new council of ministers on Thursday, has found instant stardom on social media for his austere......
2019-05-31 14:51

Mario Batali Faces Criminal Charge in 2017 Encounter at Boston Restaurant The celebrity chef faces a criminal assault charge related to an allegation that he groped and kissed a woman. His lawyer said he denies the allegation....
2019-05-23 08:17

Jury says county violated a state's criminal records law. The total payout could be almost $67 million. Mugshots, dates of birth and other data from the arrests of nearly 67,000 people in a Pennsylvania county were available publicly online for two years. Even if their records had been expunged....
2019-05-30 08:17

SNC-Lavalin will stand trial on criminal corruption charges, Quebec judge rules SNC-Lavalin will stand trial on criminal corruption charges linked to its alleged business activities in Libya under former dictator Muammar Qaddafi....
2019-05-29 20:51

Hungary launches criminal probe after tourist boat sinks, killing at least 7 people There are 21 people still missing after a boat carrying South Korean tourists capsized on the Danube river in the Budapest, the Hungarian capital late on Wednesday, police said on Thursday....
2019-05-30 14:51

Feds: Kushner’s criminal justice reform working, blacks benefit overwhelmingly The first report of the impact on the bipartisan criminal justice reform package pushed by top Trump aide Jared Kushner shows that it is working to cut sentences, especially for black prisoners....
2019-06-07 22:17

Five Catholic priests charged with criminal sexual conduct in Michigan sex abuse investigation The Michigan Attorney General's office provided updates on its Catholic church investigation. Five men were charged, four arrested and one suspended.        ...
2019-05-26 20:51

Kim Kardashian West Returns to the White House to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform (WASHINGTON) — Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West has returned to the White House to speak at an event promoting efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce. Kardashian West, who has been advocating for criminal just...
2019-06-14 06:00

'Borderline criminal negligence': Democrat unloads on Trump's climate comments in Europe Rep. Paul Tonko said that President Trump committed “borderline criminal negligence" in dismissing climate change science during his visit to Europe this week....
2019-06-06 20:34

Michigan drops Flint water crisis criminal cases; probe continues Michigan prosecutors dropped all criminal cases related to the Flint water crisis Thursday in order to give the attorney general's office more time to investigate....
2019-06-14 00:34

Democrats’ First Target in Their Big Tech Anti-Trust Probe: The Demise of Local Newspapers House lawmakers are kicking off their anti-trust investigations of technology companies by focusing on an industry crippled by the rise of big tech: local journalism. The House Judiciary Committee, which announced a broad anti-trust probe into the te...
2019-06-06 19:51

Qualcomm asks U.S. judge to put anti-trust ruling on hold while chipmaker appeals Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday asked a federal judge not to enforce her decision that it illegally squeezed out rivals in the smartphone chips market as it plans to file an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the courts....
2019-05-29 03:51

‘Trust in Cyril Ramaphosa’? South Africa Election Tests A.N.C. Leader’s Strength Many question whether the president can outflank party rivals and root out the corruption that has come to define the party of Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress....
2019-05-21 16:51

EU Commission anti-trust inspectors raid grocery retail sector in France The European Commission said on Wednesday its anti-trust inspectors had raided the premises of two companies active in the grocery retail sector in France on May 20 on concern they broke EU antitrust rules prohibiting cartels....
2019-05-22 09:34

CBOE OPTIONS ON SPDR® GOLD TRUST (GLD) VOLUME HITS RECORD: 128,500 CONTRACTS CHICAGO, July 14, 2008 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today hit a record daily trading volume of 128,523 contracts in options on the SPDR Gold Trust (CBOE ticker symbol: GLD), topping the 92,987 contract traded on July 11. The contract w...
2019-05-24 03:17

Alfa Romeo, Honda tops in consumer trust, AMCI study finds AMCI Global's latest Trusted Automotive Brand Study found that the traditional focus on quality, satisfaction and the elimination of problems has little influence of consumers' trust in an automotive brand....
2019-05-22 21:34

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing criminal charge in alleged Boston assault It's the first criminal charge against Batali resulting from several sexual harassment and assault allegations that crippled his career amid the #MeToo movement....
2019-05-23 07:00

Federal criminal probe tied to 'microcap fraud' case may include former Riot Blockchain CEO Federal authorities have launched an investigation into a group of "microcap fraudsters," according to court documents. The investigation is parallel to an SEC civil case against the alleged "fraudsters," and more details are currently unknown....
2019-05-22 22:34

Global private banking debate: Trust, scale and security key factors in a digital world Meeting the needs of high net-worth families is more challenging and fascinating than ever. Private banks are investing in new forms of digital communication, catering to clients’ philanthropic demands, boosting fee transparency and finding ways to a...
2019-05-21 18:51

CBOE OPTIONS ON SPDR GOLD TRUST (GLD) VOLUME HITS NEW DAILY RECORD:188,841 CONTRACTS CHICAGO, August 6, 2008 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) yesterday recorded a record daily trading volume of 188,841 contracts in options on the SPDR Gold Trust (CBOE ticker symbol: GLD), topping the previous high of 139,786 contracts trad...
2019-05-24 01:51

Bill Maher calls political correctness 'cancer on progressivism,' says he doesn't trust media "Real Time" host Bill Maher blasted political correctness as a "cancer on progressivism" and slammed the media during his Monday night appearance on CNN....
2019-06-11 04:17

Cboe Global Markets to List SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Monday-Expiring Weekly Options CHICAGO – February 15, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that it plans to list SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (ticker symbol: SPY) options that expire on Monda...
2019-05-21 18:00

Arizona prison officials won't let inmates read book that critiques the criminal justice system Arizona prison officials have banned inmates from reading "Chokehold," a critically-acclaimed critique of the American criminal-justice system.        ...
2019-05-23 04:17

All Flint water crisis criminal charges dismissed by attorney general's office – for now The office announced the dismissal of charges against all remaining defendants, including a manslaughter charge against the former health director        ...
2019-06-14 00:51

As trade battle escalates, Chinese newspaper to US: 'Don't say we didn't warn you' China's biggest newspaper warned the U.S. the country would cut off rare earth minerals as a countermeasure in the escalating trade battle.        ...
2019-05-30 13:51

Nova Scotia gold mine proposal threatens pristine wilderness area: Nature Trust Bonnie Sutherland, executive director of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, says the open-pit mine would be next to unique and ecologically sensitive lands along the St. Mary's River....
2019-05-30 20:34

Criminal gang facing jail after laundering profits of £8 million drugs supply operation through sham companies Members of a criminal gang who ran an £8 million drugs supply operation across the UK while laundering profits through a web of 'front' companies are facing jail....
2019-06-12 21:51

Prosecutors Drop All Criminal Charges in the Flint, Mich., Water Crisis; Residents Fear: ‘Our Lives Don’t Matter’ After the years Flint, Mich., residents spent living without a drop of safe water from their taps and the millions of dollars spent on a probe to bring those responsible to justice, state prosecutors Thursday announced they were throwing the whole ca...
2019-06-14 08:00

Chelsea respond after Supporters Trust criticise club over Baku travel plans for Europa League Final Chelsea have expressed their sympathy with fans after the club's supporters' trust criticised the Blues over their handling of ticket arrangements for next week's controversial Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku....
2019-05-24 22:01

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: Man charged with common assault and criminal damage after drink is thrown at Brexit Party leader A man has been charged with common assault and criminal damage after Nigel Farage had a milkshake thrown at him while on a walkabout in Newcastle city centre....
2019-05-21 16:51

'Trust fund baby' tells of nightmare after victory in £1.3m home fight A "trust fund baby" who faced losing her £1.3 million London home after her father's business empire collapsed has won a four-year battle to keep hold of the property....
2019-06-07 15:34

Match-fixing scandal hits Spain as LaLiga players arrested and 'organised criminal group' allegedly involved Several arrests have been made in Spain on Tuesday morning over allegations a LaLiga game was fixed in May 2018 by "an organised criminal group", the Spanish league has confirmed....
2019-05-28 12:34

Kanye West talks about his mental health struggles: 'You pretty much don't trust anyone' The two men discussed a number of hot-button topics from Me Too and mental illness to President Trump.        ...
2019-05-29 17:51

Airing 'Arthur' gay wedding would be a 'violation of trust,' Alabama TV station says Alabama Public Television opted not to air a recent episode of the children's show "Arthur" depicting a gay wedding, according to reports.        ...
2019-05-21 20:17

Airing 'Arthur' gay wedding would be a 'violation of trust,' Alabama TV station says Alabama Public Television opted not to air a recent episode of the children's show "Arthur" depicting a gay wedding, according to reports.        ...
2019-05-21 15:34

What’s at Stake in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump walked away from a regional Asia-Pacific trade agreement, the U.S. and Japan -- the world’s largest and third-largest economies -- are negotiating a deal of their own. Both sides insist they want ...
2019-05-25 03:51

Japan Downgrades Views on Its Economy The Japanese government downgraded its view of industrial production and other key parts of the economy, highlighting concerns about the U.S.-China trade dispute ahead of President Trump’s visit to Tokyo....
2019-05-24 17:17

Correction: Japan-Energy story In a story June 7 about Japan's energy policy, The Associated Press referred incorrectly to the plutonium reduction target cited by a policy research group....
2019-06-10 07:00

Germany's 'Little Tokyo' celebrates Japan Day Sushi, origami and anime — these may sound like scenes from an average day spent in Tokyo. But once a year, fans of Japanese pop culture get to live out their wildest dreams in the Rhineland....
2019-05-28 03:51

Japan F-35 fighter crash cause revealed The sudden crash of a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter into the Pacific Ocean in April this year was likely caused by the "spatial disorientation" of its pilot, the country's defense minister said Monday....
2019-06-10 16:00

Japan back on track with 2-1 win over Scotland Strikers Mana Iwabuchi and Yuika Sugasawa were on the scoresheet as Japan got their women's World Cup campaign back on track with a 2-1 victory over Scotland in Rennes on Friday....
2019-06-14 18:17

You Can Now Have Official Pokemon Weddings In Japan ESCRIT, a Japanese company specialising in wedding ceremonies, recently teamed up with The Pokemon Company to start offering officially licensed Pokemon weddings. There are now some pictures of the first ceremony to be hold, and there is a lot to tak...
2019-05-30 05:17

China vs. India vs. Australia vs. Japan Chinese stocks have been under-performing, but what about India, Japan, Australia? Watch our Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast editor Mark Galasiewski explain why he sees the light at the end of the tunnel for several regional markets....
2019-05-21 14:32

Shinzo Abe? That’s Not His Name, Says Japan’s Foreign Minister The minister, Taro Kono (or Kono Taro, if you please), says the Western news media should respect Japanese tradition and put the surname first. It’s unclear if his request will gain traction....
2019-05-22 17:00

Japan Arrive At The World Cup With A New Look And Something To Prove The USA’s top nemesis in the Women’s World Cup comes into 2019 with plenty of questions to answer, despite winning it all in 2011 and placing second in 2015. A disastrous failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympics ended the eight-year tenure of Japanes...
2019-06-08 23:17

For Trump, a ‘very big event’ in Japan that he struggles to explain The U.S. promoter in chief has avoided details about the historic succession of Emperor Naruhito and appeared most excited about his own role as he heads to Tokyo....
2019-05-24 19:00

Japan gets ‘all clear’ to mine Mars’ moon Japan is ready to mine Mars’ largest moon after successfully completing all of the compulsory “space contamination” paperwork. Japanese space agency JAXA hopes to travel to the Mars moon, drill into it and then bring a piece of it b...
2019-05-21 14:32

What's in a name? Japan puzzles over 'Reiwa', the term for new imperial era Japanese printers rushed to turn out calendars emblazoned with the new imperial era name on Tuesday as the public tried to make sense of the meaning of "Reiwa" a day after its unveiling gripped the nation....
2019-05-21 16:17

Two Melons Auctioned For Record Price $45,600 In Japan Two melons from the Japanese city of Yubari have fetched a record price of 5 million yen, or $45,600,in the first auction of this year's agricultural season in the country....
2019-05-24 11:34

Sega's Judgment Going Back On Sale In Japan This past March, actor and musician Pierre Taki, who voiced yakuza Kyohei Hamura in Judgment, was arrested for alleged illegal drug use. Sega decided to cease sales of the game in Japan. It will go back on sale this July with another actor playing Ha...
2019-05-21 15:51

Stop it! Japan Anti-Groper App Becomes Smash Hit A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rush-hour trains....
2019-05-21 15:34

Japan holds off Scotland 2-1 at Women’s World Cup RENNES, France (AP) — Mana Iwabuchi had an early goal and then Japan held off a late charge from Scotland for a 2-1 victory on Friday at the Women’s World Cup. Iwabuchi, who was on the Japanese team that won the World Cup in 2011, scored in the...
2019-06-14 17:51

Two die, 15 injured in Japan mass stabbing – video A 57-year old man attacked a group of people, including more than a dozen schoolgirls, at a bus stop in Kawasaki City before fatally injuring himself. One schoolgirl and one adult died from their injuries. Thirteen girls aged six or seven were injure...
2019-05-28 19:51

For Trump’s Japan Trip, Abe Piles on the Flattery. But to What End? Observers have their doubts about whether a trip filled with flattery will entice Mr. Trump to cooperate on trade and other matters of Japanese interest....
2019-05-24 20:17

2 Dead, 17 Injured In Japan Mass Stabbing A knife-wielding attacker killed a 12-year-old schoolgirl and a man before stabbing himself to death in a rampage outside Tokyo Tuesday that also injured more than a dozen, including several children....
2019-05-28 14:34

Schoolgirl killed in Japan stabbing spree A girl has been killed and at least 15 other children hurt in a stabbing spree at a park in the Japanese city of Kawasaki on Tuesday, authorities said....
2019-05-28 06:17

Erdogan and Trump to meet at G-20 summit in Japan A senior Turkish official says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit being held in Japan on June 28-29....
2019-05-29 19:00

Why Japan Is Risking a Tax Hike in a Slow Economy While tax hikes are rarely popular anywhere, in Japan increases in the national sales tax proved especially toxic, squelching economic growth and damaging political careers. Yet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to let it rise again in October, a...
2019-05-23 02:34

McCarron pulls away in Japan for 3rd victory of season Scott McCarron had three birdies on the back nine to pull away for a 5-under 67 and a three-shot victory in the MasterCard Japan Championship        ...
2019-06-10 15:51

Carter Stewart, 19, Chooses Japan Over the M.L.B. Draft Stewart, who was drafted by the Braves last year but did not sign, has chosen to start his career abroad, which would allow him to become a major league free agent more quickly....
2019-05-23 03:00

Life as a mixed-race model in Japan For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a growing number of biracial individuals identifying as "ha...
2019-05-21 22:17

A Theory Why Marvel Movies Don't Dominate Japan Marvel movies are successful in Japan. They are popular. But while Avengers: Endgame dominated theaters around the world for weeks, it was soon toppled in Japan by the latest Detective Conan anime. Why are American superhero movies less popular in Ja...
2019-05-30 20:51

Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China TOKYO (AP) — While in Japan, President Donald Trump can point to Tokyo’s streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. The $70 billion Japanese trade surplus with the U.S. is dwar...
2019-05-25 07:00

Japan's geisha and the unfortunate image of sex workers After years of training and decades of practice, geisha become highly skilled performers and entertainers. There is, however, still a common misconception among foreigners that geisha are synonymous with prostitutes....
2019-06-11 19:17

Japan, Russia accuse each other of military buildups TOKYO (AP) — Russia and Japan have accused each other of military buildups as their foreign and defense ministers met in Tokyo for talks that failed to make progress on decades-long island disputes. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a jo...
2019-05-30 16:01

Last name first, first name last: Japan minister tells foreign media to get it right Taro Kono – or is it Kono Taro? – says journalists should treat Japanese politicians the same as their Chinese or South Korean equivalentsJapan’s foreign minister will ask international media organisations to use the family name first when writing Ja...
2019-05-22 07:34

Japan To Buy 105 F-35 US Stealth Warplanes: Donald Trump Japan plans to buy 105 US-made stealth warplanes, Donald Trump said on Monday, which the US President said would give Tokyo the largest F35 fleet of any US ally....
2019-05-27 17:17

How I flew to Japan and am headed to Spain for free Chase cards have best terms, but hefty yearly fees, but way more generous than specific airline cards. Marriott's card is liberal, but expires soon.        ...
2019-05-28 01:00

Trump hails ‘treasured alliance’ between US and Japan President Trump on Monday quoted ancient Japanese poetry and called the relationship between the US and Japan a “treasured alliance” during a toast before a state banquet with newly crowned Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo. The Imperial Househol...
2019-05-27 21:34

In Japan, Domino's New Pizza Has Over Two Pounds Of Cheese Domino’s has just released a “New Yorker One-Kilo Ultra Cheese” pizza that has been covered with, that’s right, one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of 100 percent mozzarella cheese....
2019-06-12 15:17

Japan mass stabbing: two dead, 15 schoolgirls injured A schoolgirl and an adult man were killed and 15 other young girls injured in a stabbing at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, Japanese national broadcaster NHK cited authorities as saying....
2019-05-28 08:17

2 dead, including child, after stabbing spree in Japan Authorities say 16 people, including elementary school children, have been stabbed in an attack in Kawasaki, outside of Tokyo. One adult and one child have died....
2019-05-28 03:34

Japan's new emperor welcomes Trump to Imperial Palace Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have welcomed their first foreign dignitary to the Imperial Palace. US President Donald Trump has attended a state banquet ahead of talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....
2019-05-27 12:34

Trump, in Japan, says Tokyo has ‘substantial’ trade advantage over US President Trump, in his first day of a four-day visit to Japan, said in Tokyo on Saturday that the country has a “substantial” trade over the U.S. -- and that he hopes a future trade agreement will rebalance the situation....
2019-05-26 01:51

The Latest: It’s golf, sumo wrestling for Trump in Japan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hosting President Donald Trump to a game of golf and night of sumo wrestling as part of a charm offensive to stay on the president’s good side...
2019-05-26 08:01

Trump hopes to announce more on trade deal with Japan very soon The United States and Japan hope to have more to announce very soon on a trade deal, President Donald Trump said on Monday after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a state visit....
2019-05-27 10:00

Japan PM Abe says determined to show world strong alliance with U.S. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss North Korea, U.S.-Japan economic issues and next month's Group of 20 summit, the Japanese premier said on Monday....
2019-05-27 08:17

Knife attack at Japan bus stop wounds 19, kills at least 1 A man wielding a knife attacked commuters waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo during Tuesday morning’s rush hour, killing as many as two people and wounding at least 19, including 13 children...
2019-05-28 05:00

2 Dead, Including Child, In Stabbing Attack In Japan TOKYO (AP) — Authorities say 16 people, including elementary school children, have been stabbed in an attack in Kawasaki, outside of Tokyo. One adult and one child have died. Fire officials tell the Kyodo news agency that a man has been detained in t...
2019-05-28 05:34

At Least 16 People, Including 13 Children, Are Stabbed at Bus Stop in Japan At least two of the victims had life-threatening injuries. NHK, the public broadcaster, reported that all the children were girls between the ages of 6 and 7....
2019-05-28 04:34

Trump awards ‘President’s Cup’ at sumo match in Japan President Trump is accustomed to congratulating sports stars in the United States. But no president before him has ever presented a championship trophy to a sumo wrestler in Japan....
2019-05-26 12:17

Trump, Japan’s PM bond on golf course during state visit Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to know how to appeal to President Trump as he tries to ease trade tensions between Japan and the U.S. – including a threat of auto tariffs -- and continue to receive U.S. support in dealing with North Korea....
2019-05-26 17:34

In Japan, Trump Defends Kim Jong Un and Attacks ‘Low IQ’ Joe ‘Bidan’ As his constituents back home headed into a long Memorial Day weekend, Donald Trump continued his track record of embarrassing himself on the world stage by praising a brutal dictator and attacking an American political opponent....
2019-05-26 18:00

Japan stabbing attack: Several killed, children among injured At least three people, including a child, are feared dead in a mass stabbing attack in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. A suspect was detained at the scene....
2019-05-28 03:51

Trump watches 'incredible' sumo wrestling in Japan U.S. President Donald Trump, on a four-day visit to Japan, spent what he said was "an incredible evening" watching the Japanese national sport of sumo on Sunday, although the visit left some wrestling fans grumbling over tight security....
2019-05-26 16:51

President Donald Trump in Japan for state visit U.S President Donald Trump arrived for a four-day state visit to Japan, the first official visit of the Reiwa era.        ...
2019-05-27 00:34

Trump rips Biden during state visit to Japan ​President Trump sided with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s description of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as “low IQ” during a news conference Monday in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Asked if he ...
2019-05-27 21:34

One Child and the Suspect Are Among the Dead After a Knife Attack in Japan At least three people have died and more than a dozen others were injured when a man began stabbing children and other passengers waiting for a bus in a residential district on the southern outskirts of Tokyo Tuesday morning. Local media cited police...
2019-05-28 10:00

Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2 Most of the victims were schoolgirls who were lined up at a bus stop near Noborito Park in the city of Kawasaki when a man in his 50s began slashing them with knives.        ...
2019-05-28 12:17

Putin says Japan's military cooperation with U.S. is source of concern President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had concerns about Japan's military cooperation with the United States, but respected Tokyo's right to defend itself anyway it saw fit....
2019-06-06 17:00

UPDATE 1-Japan's military says pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35 crash Japan's air force said on Monday "spatial disorientation" likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F-35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in April, hitting the water at more than 1,100 kph (683 mph)....
2019-06-10 12:17

Japan’s bare detention center holds many without convictions TOKYO (AP) — With its bare cells, the Tokyo Detention House looks much like a high-security prison, but those who get incarcerated here, including former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, have not been convicted of any crime. Japan’s system of refu...
2019-06-10 15:17

Report: Japan's 84-year-old former empress has heart problem Reports say Japan's 84-year-old former Empress Michiko has a heart problem that needs monitoring, but can go ahead with a planned trip to the ancient capital of Kyoto with her husband, who recently abdicated as emperor....
2019-06-10 16:34

Report: Japan’s 84-year-old former empress has heart problem TOKYO (AP) — Reports say Japan’s 84-year-old former Empress Michiko has a heart problem that needs monitoring, but can go ahead with a planned trip to the ancient capital of Kyoto with her husband, who recently abdicated as emperor. NHK public ...
2019-06-10 16:34

Argentina earns first World Cup point with 0-0 Japan draw PARIS (AP) — Argentina held former champion Japan to a 0-0 draw Monday to earn its first ever point in the Women’s World Cup. Argentina lost its previous six matches World Cup matches in 2003 and 2007, and missed the 2011 and 2015 tournaments. ...
2019-06-10 20:17

Stubborn Argentina holds Japan to goalless draw Japan's quest to reach a third consecutive women's World Cup final began with a frustrating goalless draw against unheralded Argentina in Paris on Monday....
2019-06-10 21:00

Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds all: Cannabis is banned in Japan TOKYO (AP) — Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world. But the chief executive of next year’s Tokyo Olympics has reminded potential visitors to the games that the substance is against the law in Japan. Toshiro Muto of the Tokyo Ol...
2019-06-11 10:51

No defensive mindset from Japan in opening draw: coach Japan coach Asako Takakura was adamant that her side never set up to be defensive against any opponent, despite a goalless draw with lowly-ranked Argentina in their World Cup opener in Paris on Monday....
2019-06-11 15:51

Kremlin says idea of Putin-Trump meeting at G20 in Japan up in air The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a U.S. idea for President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet at a meeting of the G20 in Japan later this month was hanging in the air and that there were no discussions on specifics yet....
2019-06-11 17:17

Airbus delivers first A350 to Japan after landmark deal Airbus delivered its first A350 aircraft to Japan Air Lines on Thursday, saying the specially tailored version would start operating on Japan's busy domestic routes....
2019-06-13 16:00

Flying a Drone While Drunk Could Land You in Prison in Japan You’d assume it would go without saying that operating any kind of machinery or vehicle after a few drinks is a dumb idea—even if it’s one navigated by remote control. But as reported by the BBC, this week, Japan’s parliament has passed a law making ...
2019-06-13 21:17

Japan v Scotland: Women's World Cup 2019 – live! Women’s World Cup updates from the game in RennesLi’s volley seals vital victory for China against South AfricaAnd feel free to email Niall or tweet him @niallmcveigh 3.28pm BST 71 mins: Lauder’s diagonal ball looks to have set Ross away down the lef...
2019-06-14 16:34

The Latest: Japan PM condemns suspected tanker attack Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned the suspected attack on a Japanese-operated tanker near the Strait of Hormuz this week as a threat to safe maritime navigation...
2019-06-14 18:34

Japan edge battling Scotland as VAR controversy mars win "Japan scored twice in the first half in a 2-1 win over Scotland, a result that leaves Shelley Kerr\u0027s side\u0027s hopes hanging by a thread at the women\u0027s World Cup."...
2019-06-14 18:51

High Heels at Work Are ‘Necessary,’ Says Japan’s Labor Minister Japan’s health and labor minister said Wednesday that it is “necessary” for companies to make women wear high heels at work, the BBC reports. Speaking to parliament Wednesday, Tamuki Nemoto defended of the gendered footwear practice...
2019-06-06 09:51

High Heels "Necessary" In Workplaces, Says Japan Minister After Petition Japan's health and labour minister has defended workplaces that require women to wear high heels to work, arguing it is "necessary and appropriate" after a petition was filed against the practice....
2019-06-06 02:51

Trump wishes happy Memorial Day to US forces in Japan ​President Trump on Tuesday concluded his four-day state visit to Japan by saluting American forces aboard a warship at a US naval base, wishing them a “happy Memorial Day.” ​”​You are the strongest, toughest, best, and bravest​,...
2019-05-28 16:34

Flattery in Japan in rearview, Trump returns to DC snarls WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to Washington, where less flattery and more work await. Trump touches down Tuesday after four days in Japan. There, he was the subject of nonstop flattery. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH&#...
2019-05-28 18:34

| WATCH: Police on guard after mass stabbing in Japan Japanese firemen and police forensic experts gather at the site where two people, including a child, were feared dead in a mass stabbing attack that also injured 17 people in Kanagawa Prefecture. WATCH NOW....
2019-05-28 21:17

Tokyo Olympics end 1st ticketing phase for Japan residents TOKYO (AP) — Olympic organizers say millions of Japan residents have shown interest in buying tickets for next year’s Tokyo 2020 Games. Organizers closed the first phase of ticket applications on Wednesday for Japan residents, and applicants wi...
2019-05-29 10:17

Father arrested in Japan for using stun gun to discipline children TOKYO — A Japanese man was arrested on Wednesday for using a stun gun to discipline his three children, police said, the latest in a series of child-abuse cases that have prompted legislators to seek a ban on corporal punishment. The 45-year-ol...
2019-05-29 18:51

Japan authorities identify Kawasaki stabbings attacker Japanese authorities have named 51-year-old Ryuichi Iwasaki as the attacker who stabbed two people to death in a rare act of public violence in Japan on Tuesday....
2019-05-29 20:17

Infiniti moves HQ back to Japan as restructuring continues The announcement comes seven years after Infiniti set up shop in Hong Kong in a bid to establish itself as an international brand and build inroads into the mammoth Chinese market....
2019-05-29 23:17

In Kikuchi vs. Ohtani, Japan Sees Another Great Rivalry Japanese baseball fans, more than those in North America, tend to focus on specific pitcher-batter showdowns. Yusei Kikuchi and Shohei Ohtani could offer a tantalizing one on American soil....
2019-05-30 03:17

Pentagon investigating whether Navy hid USS McCain from Trump in Japan Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said his chief of staff is investigating reports that the White House ordered the USS John McCain be hidden or obscured from view during President Donald Trump's visit to Japan....
2019-05-30 19:00

Japan and Russia accuse one another of dangerous military buildup The accusations have been leveled at a meeting between foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo. At dispute are islands both countries claim as their own, and a new US missile defense system....
2019-05-31 05:17

Fourteen Injured After Japan Driverless Train Goes Wrong Way Fourteen passengers were injured after an driverless five-car train in suburban Tokyo went in the wrong direction and crashed into a buffer stop, Japanese police said Sunday....
2019-06-02 10:17

Women's World Cup 2019 team guide No 16: Japan Asako Takakura’s side are not as strong as when they won it in 2011 and quite goal-shy so struggle when they go behindThis article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organis...
2019-06-03 15:17

Japan's military says pilot disorientation likely cause of F-35 crash in April Japan's air force on Monday said spatial disorientation likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F-35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in April, hitting the water at more than 1,100 kph (683 mph)....
2019-06-10 07:00

The Latest: Trump heads back to US after visit to Japan TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan (all times local): 1:08 p.m. President Donald Trump is on his way back to the United States after a four-day visit to Japan. Trump and first lady Melania Trump said goodbye to J...
2019-05-28 06:34

High heels at work are necessary, says Japan's labour minister Ministry responds to #KuToo petition calling for end to women having to wear heels at workJapan’s health and labour minister has defended workplaces that require women to wear high heels to work, arguing it is “necessary and appropriate” after a peti...
2019-06-05 21:00

Japan To Invest Rs 13,000 Crore In Infrastructure Projects In Northeast Japan has decided to invest Rs 13,000 crore (205.784 billion Yen) in several ongoing and new projects in the Northeast, an official statement said on Friday....
2019-06-15 07:34

Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten spark...
2019-05-21 17:17

Japan carriers delay sale of new Huawei smartphones TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese mobile carriers say they are delaying sales of new smartphones from Huawei as they confirm the safety of the Chinese products. Sale of the Huwaei P30 lite, set for May 24, from SoftBank Corp.’s Y! Mobile service was de...
2019-05-22 11:51

Sources: Pitcher skips MLB draft for Japan deal Carter Stewart is in agreement with a Japanese team on a deal that could set a precedent for young prospects looking to make more money early in their careers....
2019-05-22 14:51

Tiger to return to Japan at Zozo Championship in October "Tiger Woods will return to Japan for the first time since 2006 to compete in the inaugural Zozo Championship in October, the Masters champion said on Wednesday."...
2019-05-21 18:01

Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan  A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains....
2019-05-22 18:17

Trump arrives in Japan with his Asia policy in tatters Shinzo Abe's long game is paying off. Only a year ago, the Japanese Prime Minister was looking like the odd one out as US President Donald Trump cozied up to China's Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
2019-05-24 09:34

Trump to Press for Trade Deal in Trip to Japan President Trump travels to Japan this week to keep up the pressure for a trade deal that has raised hackles among Japanese companies, while showing he is still aligned with Tokyo on North Korea policy....
2019-05-21 18:00

If Trump wants tariffs with China, then look to Taiwan and Japan for trade With both sides retreating to their respective corners, it appears the trade conflict between the United States and China, the two largest economies in the world, isn’t going to end anytime soon....
2019-05-21 16:51

Argentina 0-0 Japan: Women's World Cup 2019 – as it happened Argentina earned their first ever point at a World Cup after frustrating Japan with a solid defensive performance in a dour gameJapan held by Argentina 9.52pm BST Here is the match report ... Related: Japan held to goalless draw by Argentina at Women...
2019-06-10 23:17

Japan just sent a privately-funded rocket into space for the first time ever SpaceX is already a household name around the globe, but there’s no shortage of other startups vying for their slice of the private spaceflight pie. Companies like the Jeff Bezos-led Blue Origin are doing some pretty impressive things, and a re...
2019-05-21 14:32

With Trump’s Visit to Japan, Empress Masako Finds a Spotlight Supporters of Masako, a multilingual former diplomat, see a chance for her to come into her own after spending years trapped by her role as the wife of a future emperor....
2019-05-27 18:01

Trump hopeful about trade deal with Japan; host not as optimistic President Donald Trump is hopeful about a trade agreement with Japan by August though his host at the summit in Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is not nearly as optimistic....
2019-05-27 19:17

South Korea, Japan take part in U.S.-led Pacific naval exercise South Korea and Japan participated in a U.S.-led naval exercise on Thursday in the first joint maneuvers between the two countries since their military ties were strained seriously over a radar row, officials said....
2019-05-23 18:00

Japan to limit foreign ownership of firms in its IT, telecom sectors Japan's government said on Monday that high-tech industries will be added to a list of businesses for which foreign ownership of Japanese firms is restricted....
2019-05-27 08:00

From Japan, Trump doubles down on Biden criticism and embrace of Kim Jong Un U.S. President Donald Trump doubled down on his support for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's scathing view of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a dictator over a fellow American....
2019-05-27 22:34

The Navy Hid the USS John S. McCain So Trump Wouldn’t See It in Japan: Reports President Donald Trump was in Japan on a state visit this week. While there, he did the usual Japan stuff—hit up a sumo tournament, pal around with a dictator, see the troops at a U.S. Navy base, etc.. All of it normal, these days. But while visiting...
2019-05-30 07:17

Japan mass stabbing: children among at least 15 injured in attack in Kawasaki A man with serious injuries has been detained by police who found two knives at the site, south of Tokyo At least 15 people, including primary school children, have been stabbed on the street in Kawasaki City, south of Tokyo.Police said the incident ...
2019-05-28 02:51

Japan Display gets debt relief, says consortium to formalize bailout Japan Display Inc said on Thursday a Chinese-Taiwanese consortium will formalize its decision to invest in it by June 14, after client Apple Inc agreed to wait for money owed and a government-backed fund offered to waive debt....
2019-05-30 14:34

Trump hopeful about trade deal with Japan; host not as optimitic President Donald Trump is hopeful about a trade agreement with Japan by August though his host at the summit in Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is not nearly as optimistic....
2019-05-27 17:34

Japan's Tantalizing Bank Dividends Mask a World of Trouble The path to perdition is long for these banks, and while the ultimate ending might be unpleasant, there are opportunities for hope to be rekindled along the way....
2019-05-21 14:39

Japan fashion magnate raises over $8 million at Sotheby's auction Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa sold art for more than $8 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York on Thursday night, providing funds to the entrepreneur who previously said he has no money....
2019-05-21 18:01

Japan telcos pull back sale of new Huawei smartphones Citing consumer safety concerns and uncertainty over Google's Android support, SoftBank and KDDI have delayed the sale of new handsets from the Chinese vendor, specifically, the Huawei P30 lite, which had been slated to hit the local market on May 24...
2019-05-22 18:17

Trump's Japan visit: Shinzo Abe's calculated pampering of a president Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to indulge US President Donald Trump with lavish gestures of friendship in order to avoid concessions on trade issues. The strategy could work. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo....
2019-05-24 23:34

Japan begin World Cup campaign with goalless draw against Argentina Japan's quest to reach a third consecutive women's World Cup final began with a dull goalless draw as Argentina claimed their first-ever point at the tournament on Monday....
2019-06-11 02:00

Japan's Aso says US-China trade uncertainty could hurt market confidence Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday that uncertainty over U.S.-China trade friction, if not resolved early enough, could hurt market confidence in the outlook for the global economy....
2019-06-08 11:34

No Experience Needed: Japan opts for Women’s World Cup youth NARASHINO, Japan (AP) — Jun Endo turned 19 a few days ago and is headed to her first Women’s World Cup. The Japan forward has lots of company. Sixteen others on the 23-player roster are also going for the first time. “I think age doesn...
2019-05-27 12:17

Trade war clouds outlook as finance chiefs meet in Japan FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Japan this weekend will try as usual to make headway on longstanding issues such as how much global giants like Facebook and Amazon should pay in taxes. They’re likel...
2019-06-07 17:17

Donald Trump Becomes First Foreign Leader To Meet Japan's New Emperor Donald Trump on Monday became the first foreign leader to meet with Japan's newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito -- an honour Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes will help charm the US president when it comes......
2019-05-27 17:17

Amateur prospect Carter Stewart opts for Japan over MLB draft Draft prospect Carter Stewart is making a unique career decision, foregoing his chance in this June's Major League Baseball draft to play overseas.        ...
2019-05-21 19:34

Kremlin says Putin and Trump may meet this month in Japan: Ifax The Kremlin said on Friday it saw a chance that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump would meet at the G20 meeting in Japan's Osaka later this month, the Interfax news agency reported....
2019-06-07 10:00

Japan plans carbon emission cuts, more nuclear energy TOKYO (AP) — Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns. The energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, says Japan faces an “...
2019-06-07 08:00

Donald Trump speaks to U.S. troops to conclude 4-day Japan visit President Donald Trump left Tokyo Tuesday afternoon after a four-day state visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, making foreign and domestic news....
2019-05-28 15:17

Japan’s Recluses Already Faced Stigma. Then Came 2 Shocking Acts of Violence. Experts worry that a new wave of fearmongering will leave the recluses known as hikikomori even more vilified and painted falsely as prone to heinous crimes....
2019-06-06 17:34

Japan's Motegi says he will meet U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer on Saturday Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday that he will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Tokyo on Saturday for trade talks ahead of a summit meeting between leaders from the two nations on Monday....
2019-05-24 11:34

Japan, US to hold working-level trade talks June 10-11 Japan and the United States will hold working-level talks on trade in the United States on June 10-11, Japan's economy minister said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 07:00

Mt. Gox head Karpeles plans new Japan bitcoin tech business TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, arrested in Japan after his bitcoin exchange collapsed from massive hacking, is starting a new business around the same computer technology that led to his legal troubles. Karpeles told reporters Wednesday he wants to make...
2019-06-05 08:34

Airbnb touts Japan recovery, bolstered by hotel listings Airbnb Inc on Thursday announced a recovery in short-stay accommodation listings on its Japanese site, which plummeted after regulatory action last year, as the U.S. firm bolstered numbers with traditional opponents like hotels....
2019-06-06 13:00

Modern Monetary Theory’s Reluctant Poster Child: Japan Despite its huge debt, the country remains an economic powerhouse. Some say it provides a model for the United States, but its leaders disavow the idea....
2019-06-05 10:17

Japan police arrest 7 Chinese in mass drug smuggling Japanese authorities have arrested seven Chinese men on suspicion of smuggling what was believed to be a record amount of stimulants by ship-to-ship transfers....
2019-06-05 11:51

Japan's health minister insists high heels are 'necessary and appropriate' in the workplace Japan’s health minister claims that workplaces that require women to wear high heel shoes are “necessary and appropriate” amid a petition with nearly 20,000 signatures against the practice....
2019-06-05 19:34

McDonald's Japan Fined For Its Fake Roast Beef Burgers Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has fined McDonald’s after breaking the law and misrepresenting the Tokyo Roast Beef Burger sold in summer 2017. According to NicoNico, the fine is 21.7 million yen (nearly $200,000) and must be paid by December 25 of ...
2019-05-24 16:51

The Latest: Head of Japan school condemns ‘savage’ attack The head of a Japanese school has condemned what he called a “savage” knife attack on students waiting for a school bus in which a student and a parent were killed...
2019-05-28 13:51

Japan's sumo fans welcome Trump Trophy but wish he'd sit cross-legged U.S. President Donald Trump can expect a warm welcome from the sumo wrestling community when he presents a custom-made "Trump Award" to the winner of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on May 26....
2019-05-22 08:01

UK's Hammond takes case for digital sales tax to G20 meeting in Japan Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said he would press the Group of 20 leading economies this weekend to introduce a global tax on the revenues of online giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon ....
2019-06-07 04:51

Trump ends Japan trip with Memorial Day speech to soldiers U.S. President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan Tuesday after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day speech to U.S. forces....
2019-05-28 05:00

The Latest: Reports say suspect in Japan mass stabbing dead TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing attack at a bus stop just outside Japan’s capital (all times local): 11:25 a.m. NHK TV in Japan is quoting police as saying the suspect in a knife attack that wounded at least 19 people at a bus stop just o...
2019-05-28 05:34

Trump ending Japan trip after Memorial Day speech to troops TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day speech to U.S. forces. Trump will land Tuesday on two vessels near a base in nearby Yokosuka. One is the Japanese destroye...
2019-05-28 05:34

Girl Killed in Mass Stabbing of Schoolchildren at Japan Bus Stop A man wielding two kitchen knives charged into a group of elementary-school girls in a Tokyo suburb and stabbed multiple people, injuring more than a dozen....
2019-05-28 05:51

Trump expects Japan's military to reinforce US forces in Asia and beyond The U.S. president's comments followed his inspection of Japan's largest warship, the Kaga, a helicopter carrier designed to carry submarine-hunting helicopters to distant waters....
2019-05-28 08:17

Japan Rolled Out the Red Carpet. Trump Veered Off Into Personal Fixations. In Japan, President Trump acted like a man who could never be fully present, defining his trip more by a focus on politics at home than diplomacy abroad, expressed daily on Twitter....
2019-05-28 09:00

Bangladeshi leader visits Japan to talk economy, partnership TOKYO (AP) — Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is wooing Japan for aid, trade and investment in a visit that highlights cordial relations with the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Hasina, who is beginning a third consecutive five-y...
2019-05-29 06:00

Japan to restrict foreign students after school lost track of 1,600 The Japanese government said Tuesday it's imposing new restrictions for foreign students, after it lost track of more than 1,600 who were in the country to study....
2019-06-11 20:00

Japan shares hampered by trade worries, defensives gain Japan's Nikkei eked out small gains on Thursday but the market was hampered by concerns about the U.S. trade war with Mexico and China, prompting investors to buy domestic-demand oriented shares....
2019-06-06 05:51

Expect a US-Japan trade deal in 6 to 9 months, says former USTR official The U.S. and Japan will likely reach a trade settlement in the next six to nine months that will "give each side something to claim credit for," says Glen Fukushima, former deputy assistant of United States Trade Representative for Japan and China....
2019-05-27 05:17

Huawei Feels U.S. Squeeze in U.K., Japan as Partners Curb Business Chip designer Arm is suspending business with Huawei and major mobile-phone carriers in Japan and the U.K. are holding off on new Huawei phones in the face of U.S. restrictions on the Chinese company....
2019-05-22 20:00

Japan's Hayabusa 2 may finally kick-start the asteroid mining era The turn of the decade saw a huge surge of interest in asteroid mining, but now this would-be industry has flopped. Can a tiny Japanese probe revive it?...
2019-05-21 20:34

Tourist ‘sand graffiti’ is trashing pristine dunes in Japan Tourists are making like Banksy at the beach. Japan’s only large sand dune network is increasingly being vandalized with “sand graffiti,” local officials say. Graffiti has risen since being banned on the dunes in the coastal county ...
2019-05-22 00:34

Trump’s Japan visit to focus on personal ties, not substance TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Japan visit starting this weekend is to focus on personal ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rather than substantive results on trade, security or North Korea. Trump and Abe will play golf Sunday joined by...
2019-05-24 10:34

The Latest: Trump meets troops in Alaska en route to Japan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Japan (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has greeted U.S. troops in Alaska while on his way to a state visit in Japan. Trump shook hands and signed caps for the s...
2019-05-25 07:00

Trump fetes sumo champ in Japan before grappling with trade Visit to sumo wrestling’s spiritual home followed by golf and burgers as Abe tries to keep president on sideOn one side of the sumo ring stood a tall, hefty man with an unconventional hairstyle, bowing and smiling as the crowd applauded; opposite Don...
2019-05-26 15:51

Japan finmin: No comment on Trump's new tariff plan on Mexico Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday declined to comment on U.S. President Donald Trump's remark that the United States would impose new tariffs on all imports from Mexico unless illegal immigration from the country was stopped....
2019-05-31 05:17

Japan 'pet cafe' boom raises concerns about animal welfare A love of "cute" creatures, a need to release stress and a shortage of space for pets at home mean that Japan's pet cafes are doing a roaring trade – although animal rights activists continue to oppose the industry....
2019-05-21 22:17

Carter Stewart, top MLB prospect, bolts to Japan after Braves fight Going to Japan a year after being picked in the top 10 of the draft usually can’t be construed as a victory. Carter Stewart is bucking the norm. The right-hander, who couldn’t complete a deal with the Braves after Atlanta selected him eig...
2019-05-21 21:51

Japan held to goalless draw by Argentina at Women’s World Cup Argentina held former champion Japan to a 0-0 draw Monday to earn its first ever point in the Women’s World Cup.Argentina lost its previous six World Cup matches in 2003 and 2007, and missed the 2011 and 2015 tournaments. Argentina had been outscored...
2019-06-10 23:17

G-20 talks trade, finance as Japan readies for Osaka summit FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Trade and economy ministers of the Group of 20 major economies are meeting in Japan to discuss ways to reorder trade rules and finances in an era of technological change and protectionism. The meetings of financial leaders in th...
2019-06-09 12:00

Earthquake strikes Tokyo ahead of Trump’s visit to Japan President Trump’s trip to Japan started with a bang – a magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near the golf course where he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are set to play golf Sunday. The temblor, which rattled Tokyo just hours before Trump’s arrival, bri...
2019-05-25 16:34

Knife-wielding man slashes schoolgirls at bus stop in Japan, killing two A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, killing one girl and an adult who may have been the father of one child, media reported....
2019-05-28 14:34

Trump's Japan Visit: Golf, Burgers and a Provocative Tweet Just moments before departing his Tokyo hotel for a round of golf with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the president wrote on Twitter that he is not bothered by North Korea’s recent missile tests....
2019-05-26 11:34

Japan, Qatar and the history of guest teams at the Copa América USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and Jamaica have all made up the numbers at the Copa AméricaBy Aidan Williams for These Football TimesThe 46th edition of the Copa América, the oldest tournament in international football, begins on Friday night when...
2019-06-12 17:01

Japan Police Official Stabbed In Possible Targeted Attack: Report A Japanese police officer was stabbed several times in the chest with a kitchen knife and his loaded handgun stolen while on patrol on Sunday morning in the western city of Suita, in a rare case of......
2019-06-16 12:34

Kento Momota Stunned As China Win Sudirman Cup With Japan Whitewash Japan have never won the badminton world mixed-team championship and their search goes on after they were well beaten 3-0 in the Chinese city of Nanning....
2019-05-26 13:17

President Trump Becomes the First World Leader to Meet Japan’s New Emperor (TOKYO) — Under a blazing hot sun at Japan’s Imperial Palace, President Donald Trump on Monday became the first world leader to meet the new emperor of Japan. The president, who is on a four-day state visit, was the center of attention at...
2019-05-27 05:17

US, Japan, South Korea Start 'First-Of-Its-Kind' Naval Drill The "Pacific Vanguard" drill brings together more than 3,000 sailors from the four countries to "sharpen skills and strengthen practical cooperation at sea," the US Seventh Fleet said in a statement....
2019-05-23 10:34

Donald Trump Arrives In Japan At Start Of State Visit US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan Saturday for a four-day trip likely to be dominated by warm words and friendly images, but relatively light on substantive progress over trade....
2019-05-25 12:00

Trump arrives in Japan for state visit, will meet PM Abe, new emperor President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived in Japan for a visit that will make him the first world leader to meet the country’s new emperor.        ...
2019-05-25 17:51

Japan F-35 fighter crash: Pilot suffered 'spatial disorientation' The sudden crash of a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter into the Pacific Ocean in April this year was likely caused by the "spatial disorientation" of its pilot, the country's defense minister said Monday....
2019-06-10 14:34

In Japan, Trump says he's unfazed by North Korea missile launches Ahead of a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump has dismissed recent missile tests in nearby North Korea. He later joined Abe for a round of golf outside Tokyo....
2019-05-26 06:01

Japan's Hawks confirm ground-breaking Stewart signing Nippon Professional Baseball side Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks confirmed on Saturday they had signed 19-year-old American pitcher Carter Stewart in a move that could potentially impact Major League Baseball in the United States....
2019-05-25 12:51

Popular anti-groping app in Japan yells ‘Stop!’ at harassers TOKYO — A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains. The “Digi Police” app was originally issued by Tokyo police three years ago, but a functio...
2019-05-22 18:34

Tesla opens Model 3 orders in Australia, Japan and a few other places Tesla is finally accepting Model 3 orders from buyers in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland and Macau. It's been a long wait for some of those locations: In Australia, for instance, reservations opened as far back as three years a...
2019-05-31 14:17

Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit and trade talks Visit will stress ties between the two countries as tensions over exports rise amid the US-China trade warDonald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday for a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as ...
2019-05-25 15:17

Japan welcomes Trump with a charm campaign, golf and sumo TOKYO (AP) — Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego. This comes as Japan remains under the threat of potentially devasta...
2019-05-25 07:00

Higa of Japan shoots 65, lowest debut US Women’s Open round CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Japan’s Mamiko Higa shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 for the lowest round in a U.S. Women’s Open debut Thursday and took a one-shot lead over American amateur Gina Kim and Germany’s Esther Henseleit. Kim, a sopho...
2019-05-31 05:00

Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing 80 Copies Of Detective Conan Manga In Japan In Mie Prefecture, a 26-year-old man has been arrested for suspected theft after security camera footage showed the man stealing volumes of the Detective Conan manga. In total, eighty copies were stolen, and the suspect has confessed....
2019-05-24 16:51

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues President Donald Trump has opened a state visit to Japan by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the U.S., teasing “Maybe that’s why you like me so much.”...
2019-05-25 19:34

Donald Trump’s steam catapult speech grabs headlines in Japan President Donald Trump's preference for steam-powered catapults on U.S. aircraft carriers is drawing attention in Japan, where Trump recently met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a multi-day summit....
2019-05-29 19:17

Tanker attack won't affect Japan's energy supply: Industry minister Japanese Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Friday an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman will not affect Japanese energy supply, although the ministry issued a warning to Japanese energy companies after the incident....
2019-06-14 05:51

Tanker attack to be discussed at G20 ministerial meeting: Japan industry minister Japan's industry minister, Hiroshige Seko, said on Friday an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week will be discussed at a meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers this weekend....
2019-06-14 08:34

Trump slammed Japan for having a ‘substantial edge’ over the US on trade as tensions simmer Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Donald Trump said Japan had a "substantial edge" over the US on trade while speaking to business leaders in Tokyo. Trade tensions between both countries are simmering amid the US and China's back-and-forth tariffs o...
2019-05-26 01:17

Japan's SoftBank is reportedly grappling with raising money for its latest fund Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group has reportedly hit a roadblock in its quest to raise money for its latest fund, according to the Wall Street Journal....
2019-06-03 08:17

Scotland’s World Cup hopes hang by a thread after painful defeat by Japan A “terrific” second half in which Shelley Kerr’s Scotland scored what could yet be a vital goal and “finished strongly” was not enough as they slipped to a second World Cup defeat within five days of their first against England .Japan, the winners ei...
2019-06-14 20:00

Designed by committee, Toyota's Japan Taxi becomes an expensive Olympic symbol Toyota Motor's Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo's budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games....
2019-05-22 08:01

Richard Branson takes satellite launch business to Japan with airline ANA Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit said on Thursday it plans to bring its satellite launch system to Japan in partnership with airline operator ANA Holdings Inc, which will provide maintenance and possibly aircraft....
2019-06-06 11:51

The kids aren't alright: Japan struggles to protect its most vulnerable children Miwa Moriya was 6 when social workers told her she was going to a Christmas party, but instead moved her into a group home for about 60 children in a small city in western Japan....
2019-05-24 03:51

Japan court says forced sterilizations unconstitutional, refuses compensation: media The forced sterilization of two women decades ago as teenagers was unconstitutional, a Japanese court said on Tuesday, but rejected their demands for compensation, in the first of about 20 such cases closely watched nationwide, media said....
2019-05-28 09:51

Japan's MUFG offers redundancy to 500 senior bankers in London: source Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is offering voluntary redundancy packages to 500 managing directors and directors in its London office, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday....
2019-05-31 16:00

Japan defense minister calls for improved ties with South Korea Japan's defense minister is calling for improved relations with South Korea, despite political friction and recent anti-Korean remarks from Japanese lawmakers....
2019-05-21 19:17

G20 ministers to discuss oil tanker attacks at meeting in Japan – business live Oil prices volatile after US blames Iran amid sanctions standoffUK businesses urged to step up preparations for no-deal Brexit 9.48am BST Shell Energy Retail’s top boss has apologised to customers after UK energy regulator Ofgem ordered the utility t...
2019-06-14 10:51

Crew On Japan Tanker Saw 'Flying Object' Before Attack: Company Head The crew of a Japanese-owned tanker hit in an apparent attack in the Gulf of Oman saw a "flying object" before a second blast on board, the operator's head said Friday....
2019-06-14 10:00

Japan shipping company Kokuka Sangyo says its tanker was attacked in Gulf The president of the Japanese shipping company Kokuka Sangyo Ltd said one of its tankers had been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, its president told reporters at a news conference....
2019-06-13 13:51

Japan adopts long-term emissions strategy under Paris Agreement Japan's cabinet adopted a long-term emissions reduction strategy under the Paris Agreement on Tuesday, including the goal to be carbon-neutral soon after 2050....
2019-06-11 15:17

Japan's financial watchdog orders Nomura to improve business after leak Japan's financial watchdog on Tuesday ordered Nomura Holdings to improve its business practices after the country's biggest brokerage admitted an employee had leaked market information....
2019-05-28 16:51

Duvets discarded, cushions thrown at Japan's Pillow Fighting Championship The Japanese may be known for their neatness, particularly when it comes to making their bed in the morning, but all social norms went out the window on Saturday during qualifying for the All-Japan Pillow Fighting Championships in Shizuoka Prefecture...
2019-05-25 16:00

2 killed, including 11-year-old girl, after man with knife attacks schoolgirls in Japan A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming “I will kill you!” attacked a group of schoolgirls and adults as he walked toward a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, killing two and injuring 16 before killing him...
2019-05-28 15:51

Japan automaker shares hit as Trump announces tariffs on Mexico imports Shares in Japan's major automakers sank on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States will impose a 5% tariff on all imports from Mexico from next month, as the move was seen affecting vehicles made in Mexico and sold north of th...
2019-05-31 05:17

Japan and U.S. must work to narrow differences on trade: economy minister Motegi Japan and the United States still need to work to narrow their differences on trade, Japan's economy minister said on Saturday, following a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer....
2019-05-25 17:34

'Americans stand' With Japan Mass Stabbing Victims: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Americans "stand with the people of Japan" after a mass stabbing attack south of Tokyo in which two people were feared dead....
2019-05-28 14:34

'My heart is broken': Japan mourns victims of mass stabbing attack Eleven-year-old victim described as thoughtful pupil, while foreign ministry pays tribute to 39-year-old official who also died The head of a school in Japan whose pupils were targeted in a deadly mass stabbing on Tuesday has said he is “heartbroken”...
2019-05-29 07:51

‘Flaws’ in data for Aegis Ashore deployment rile Japan’s politicians Japan's Akita city is asking for an explanation from the central government about a decision to deploy the missile defense system Aegis Ashore in the region....
2019-06-06 23:34

Asia markets trade mixed; Trump is in Japan for a state visit Stocks in Asia were mixed Monday afternoon as investors watched for developments from U.S. President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan as well as results from the European parliamentary election....
2019-05-27 07:17

UPDATE 1-Japan Display gets debt relief, says consortium to formalise bailout Japan Display Inc said on Thursday a Chinese-Taiwanese consortium will formalise its decision to invest in it by June 14, after client Apple Inc agreed to wait for money owed and a government-backed fund offered to waive debt....
2019-05-30 11:34

Blood, sweat but no tears in Japan's office chair grand prix The rattle of tiny plastic wheels echoed through the normally sleepy streets of Hanyu on Sunday morning as the small city 60 kilometers north of Tokyo played host to the Japan office chair 'Isu' grand prix....
2019-06-09 15:51

Sri Lanka In Talks With India, Japan To Build Terminal At Colombo Port Sri Lanka is in advanced talks with India and Japan to construct a container terminal at the port in Colombo, next to a Chinese terminal built as part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative, government......
2019-05-24 21:17

Japan to limit foreign ownership of firms in its tech and telecom sectors The new rule, effective Aug. 1, comes amid heightening pressure from the United States in dealing with cyber-security risks and technological transfers involving China....
2019-05-27 17:51

Weakness in Japan's household spending and wages clouds economic outlook Japan's household spending rose less than expected in April while real wages declined, adding to worries about consumption as global trade frictions weigh on broader economic activity....
2019-06-07 16:00

Trump celebrates 'progress' in trade negotiations during eventful Japan visit President Trump is celebrating a busy trip to Japan, where he says he is making headway on a trade deal, in addition to taking in the culture by presenting a new sumo championship....
2019-05-26 17:34

No Experience Needed: Japan opts for Women's World Cup youth Japan won the Women's World Cup in 2011 and was runner-up in 2015 but few people believe the country will triumph at the next edition in France in June        ...
2019-05-27 14:51

Trump not ‘bothered’ by North Korea missile tests — despite Japan’s concerns U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state v...
2019-05-27 13:17

Trump, in Japan, meets Emperor Naruhito ahead of news conference with Abe President Trump on Monday became the first world leader to meet Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, ahead of a much-anticipated news conference where the president is expected to talk about topics ranging from trade to North Korea....
2019-05-27 06:51

Trump becomes first US president to watch sumo wrestlers battle it out in Japan - video Donald Trump presented a trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament, turning to personal diplomacy for the second day of a Japan visit shadowed by tough trade talk. But it was all smiles as the two leaders watched giant sumo wrestlers grapple on the f...
2019-05-26 18:17

Japan's Abe says Trump supports his intention to meet NORTH Korean leader Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday U.S. President Donald Trump gave strong support to his intention to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
2019-05-27 08:34

President Trump’s Day in Japan: Sumo, Cheeseburgers, Golf and Angry Tweets (TOKYO) — President Donald Trump presented a special U.S.-made trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament Sunday as he got a taste of one of Japan’s most treasured cultural institutions. The honor given to Trump was part of a charm offensi...
2019-05-26 20:00

Trump says will work with Japan's Abe to bring abductees home from North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago....
2019-05-27 08:17

Most G20 members see trade row as huge risk for global growth: Japan MOF official Most Group of 20 finance leaders said escalating trade tensions pose a huge downside risk for the global economy, a senior Japanese Ministry of Finance said on Saturday....
2019-06-08 17:00

Melania Trump enjoys nature-themed Japan cultural experience First lady Melania Trump has had a nature-oriented Japanese cultural experience at Akasaka Palace, where she learned that bamboo trunks can create music and also serve as flower vases...
2019-05-27 07:34

US, Japan To Work With India For An Open Indo-Pacific Region: Shinzo Abe The US and Japan will work with countries like India, Australia, ASEAN, UK and France to "forcefully" promote the idea of a free and open Indo-Pacific, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday,......
2019-05-27 22:17

Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit as trade tensions loom U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom....
2019-05-25 10:51

Trump Presents 'President's Cup' To Sumo Champion In Japan Trip Highlight Finally, after a full day of matches, perhaps the biggest star of all - weighing in at 243 pounds, according to his most recent physical - climbed into the sumo ring....
2019-05-27 17:17

US trade chief is expected to discuss China with officials from Japan and EU this week U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet with officials from the European Union and Japan at the ministerial meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris....
2019-05-22 06:34

Melania Trump colors fish with kids at Japan digital museum Melania Trump was perfectly cool at an air-conditioned interactive digital museum in Tokyo where she drew a purple fish and had it projected on a digital aquarium on the wall...
2019-05-26 08:01

Japan firms set up consortium to enhance climate-related financial disclosure Japanese companies set up a consortium on Monday to help improve reporting of the financial impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities, aiming to enhance green investments and promote innovation that helps tackle climate change issues....
2019-05-28 05:00

Japan labor minister: Dress codes requiring high heels 'necessary' Dress codes by Japanese companies that require women to wear high heels are "occupationally necessary," Tokyo's labor minister said in response to a growing movement to dismiss the mandate....
2019-06-06 23:34

Knife attack in Japan leaves 2 dead, nearly 20 injured, including kids A child and an adult were killed and nearly 20 others, including kids, were wounded when a knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree in Japan, according to local reports. The suspect launched the attack at a bus stop during the Tuesday morning comm...
2019-05-28 05:34

NHK TV Japan: Police say suspect in stabbing attack at crowded bus stop has died TOKYO (AP) — NHK TV Japan: Police say suspect in stabbing attack at crowded bus stop has died. The post NHK TV Japan: Police say suspect in stabbing attack at crowded bus stop has died appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-05-28 05:34

Report: Amateur prospect Carter Stewart opts for Japan over MLB draft Draft prospect Carter Stewart is making a unique career decision, foregoing his chance in this June's Major League Baseball draft to play overseas.        ...
2019-05-21 21:00

Philippines President Kisses 5 Filipino Women At Public Event In Japan Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte kissed five Filipino women on stage during a speech in Japan's Tokyo, in front of his longtime partner, and said beautiful women helped him "get cured" from being......
2019-05-31 22:34

Report: WH wanted USS John McCain moved for Trump Japan trip WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says the White House wanted the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain “out of sight” for President Donald Trump’s recent trip to Japan. The Wall Street Journal...
2019-05-30 03:34

Trump says he was unaware of effort to move USS John McCain 'out of sight' in Japan The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the White House wanted the U.S. Navy to move the ship named for the late Arizona senator "out of sight," citing an email between U.S. military officials....
2019-05-30 06:34

Japan business lobby urges sales tax hike to proceed as planned The head of a Japanese business lobby said a planned sales tax hike should proceed in October to sustain the social security system for a rapidly ageing population, despite calls from elsewhere to postpone it given growing economic challenges....
2019-05-30 03:51

Japan auto group 'profoundly disappointed' by Trump's import stance The comments are unusually strong for Japanese industry and reflect growing concern that President Trump may trigger an all-out trade war ahead of U.S. elections next year....
2019-05-22 04:34

Steak, Sumo and Fighter Jets: Inside Japan’s Plan to Keep Trump Busy When Donald Trump arrives in Tokyo on Saturday, he’ll be the first foreign leader to meet Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito, but he won’t find much “executive time” on his schedule. Japanese officials have gone to great pains...
2019-05-24 03:34

'On your mark, get set, roll': office chair racing takes place in Japan – video Dozens of people in Japan have taken part in a race on office chairs - a competition which was inspired by Formula One and Le Mans.The Isu-1 Grand Prix, which was founded 10 years ago, involves teams of three battling it out across two hours to see w...
2019-06-11 17:17

U.S., Japan, South Korea, Australia hold first naval drills in Western Pacific U.S. Navy ships conducted joint drills with warships from allies Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday....
2019-05-23 10:51

Trump plans to delay auto tariffs amid EU, Japan trade talks The president faces a May 18 deadline over how to proceed with his threat to slap a tariff of as much as 25 percent on imported cars and parts in the name of U.S. national security....
2019-05-21 16:51

With Social Media Campaign, Women In Japan Fight "Heels At Work" Rule A group of Japanese women Monday submitted a petition to the government to protest what they say is a de-facto requirement for female staff to wear high heels at work....
2019-06-03 16:34

Higa of Japan shoots 65, lowest debut US Women's Open round Japan's Mamiko Higa shoots a bogey-free 65 for the lowest debut round ever at the U.S. Women's Open        ...
2019-05-30 23:51

Cboe Global Markets Recognized as Designated Listing Exchange in Japan for U.S. Equities CHICAGO – December 22, 2017 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE) today announced the Japanese Financial Services Authority (JFSA) has added Cboe Global Markets – U.S. Equities to the regulator’s list of Designated Foreign Financial...
2019-05-21 18:00

With flowers and personal stories, Japan sexual abuse survivors seek reform Sexual abuse victims and their supporters rallied in nine cities around Japan this week to protest against recent court acquittals of alleged rapists and urge reform of the nation's anti-rape law....
2019-06-12 09:51

Navy confirms request to hide USS John McCain during Trump’s Japan trip The Navy confirmed what President Trump all but admitted Thursday — that an unnamed White House staffer asked for the USS John McCain to be hidden from Trump’s sight during his state visit to Japan. The ship was named for the father and grandfather o...
2019-06-01 20:00

White House wanted USS John S. McCain obscured during Trump’s Japan visit The destroyer’s name was covered with a tarp at the request of White House officials who did not want the president to be upset during the Memorial Day stop....
2019-05-30 15:17

Trade Wars Stoke Economic Fear as G-20 Finance Ministers Gather in Japan Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will meet China’s central bank governor in the first meeting of senior officials from the countries since trade talks broke down....
2019-06-07 11:34

Navy confirms request to ‘minimize’ USS John McCain during Trump visit to Japan The Navy on Saturday confirmed that a request was made to “minimize the visibility” of the U.S.S. John McCain during President Trump’s recent visit to Japan -- but that it remained in a “normal configuration” during the visit....
2019-06-02 00:00

Ex-China central bank chief says progress at Xi-Trump Japan meet 'difficult' China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump are likely to find it "difficult" to make major progress toward ending their countries' trade war when they meet at a G20 summit in Japan in June, a former Chinese central bank chief said o...
2019-05-31 05:34

Nissan’s Infiniti brand to move back to Japan from Hong Kong: document Nissan Motor Co’s premium brand Infiniti is relocating its headquarters back to Japan from Hong Kong, its home since 2012, to create "more operational efficiencies" with its parent company, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday....
2019-05-29 12:34

After Trump returns from Japan, Biden campaign says his attacks are ‘beneath the dignity of the office’ The president, attributing the North Korean state media’s assessment to its leader, Kim Jong Un, had said he agreed that Biden was a “low IQ individual.”...
2019-05-29 02:17

Trump presses Japan over trade gap, expects 'good things' from North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite Japanese wariness, that "good things" would come from North Korea....
2019-05-27 08:17

UPDATE 1-Richard Branson takes satellite launch business to Japan with airline ANA Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit said on Thursday it plans to bring its satellite launch system to Japan in partnership with airline operator ANA Holdings Inc , which will provide maintenance and possibly aircraft....
2019-06-06 19:51

Japan PM Abe says 'basically' not thinking of snap election if sales tax hike delayed: Kyodo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he was "basically" not considering seeking voter consent with a snap election if the government were to delay a planned sales tax hike, Kyodo News agency reported on Friday....
2019-05-24 09:17

Nikkei edges up on hopes for Japan-U.S. trade progress, turnover lowest since 2014 Japanese stocks edged higher on Monday, when volume was low with U.S. markets closed, as investors awaited details from trade talks between the leaders of Japan and United States....
2019-05-27 09:51

Japan finance ministry says to halt Citi's JGB primary dealing licence for 1 month Japanese Ministry of Finance will suspend Citigroup's primary dealing licence for Japanese government bonds (JGB) for one month starting on June 13, it said on Tuesday....
2019-06-11 10:34

The Chrysanthemum Throne: A Two and a Half Millennia History of Divine Imperial Rule in Japan The Chrysanthemum Throne is the throne of the Emperor of Japan and a metonym referring to the Japanese monarchy itself. The Japanese imperial family has recently been in the news, due to the ascension of Emperor Naruhito on the 1st of May 2019 ...
2019-05-26 00:17

Trump arrives in Japan, kicking off 4-day state visit with trade talks at its center President Trump and first lady Melania Trump landed in Japan on Saturday, kicking off a highly anticipated state visit -- with the president to become the first foreign leader to meet Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito....
2019-05-25 15:34

Watch: Japan's Mana Iwabuchi scores screamer over Scotland at Women's World Cup Japan striker Mana Iwabuchi ripped a screamer in the first half of a Group D match at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup against Sweden Friday in Rennes, France....
2019-06-14 19:17

President Trump Opened His State Visit to Japan by Needling the Japanese on Trade (TOKYO) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the United States. “Maybe that’s why you like me so much,” he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S...
2019-05-25 16:34

Listen to Japan’s women: high heels need kicking out of the workplace | Summer Brennan The #KuToo campaign against the requirement to wear high heels at work reflects a long history of women’s repressionWe’re used to talking about high heels in terms of fashion, fantasy and even feminism. But we’re somewhat less accustomed to speaking ...
2019-06-06 11:51

Bank of Japan's aggressive easing has created a tough environment for some banks: MUFG The BOJ's negative interest rate policy has given many financial firms a tough time, according to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's Nobuyuki Hirano....
2019-06-07 16:00

President Trump, in Japan, Says North Korea Missile Launch ‘Disturbed Some of My People… but Not Me’ (TOKYO) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea’s recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for him. The comments tweeted during his trip to Japan were ...
2019-05-26 19:51

Toyota Brought the Most Iconic Modified Supras to Celebrate the 2020 Supra in Japan Toyota is fully aware of how big of a deal the new Supra is, with fans have waited over two decades for the new A90. But the car is built in Austra and debuted in Geneva. So to celebrate the physical arrival of the new Supra in Japan, Toyota held a t...
2019-06-11 02:00

Japan vs Scotland live stream: how to watch today's Women's World Cup 2019 match from anywhere Another day, another match to get excited about. After running England close in their opening match defeat, things don't get any easier for Scotland as they face 2011 winners Japan - an opponent up for making amends following their 0-0 draw with...
2019-06-14 16:34

The White House Ordered USS John McCain to Be ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump’s Japan Trip, a Report Says The White House asked the U.S. Navy to hide a warship named after late Senator John McCain while President Donald Trump visited a naval base in Japan, the Wall Street Journal reports. Citing a May 15 email outlining plans for Trump’s visit, th...
2019-05-30 07:51

White House asked USS John McCain be ‘out of sight’ for Trump’s Japan visit: report The White House requested that a warship named after the late Senator John McCain be moved “out of sight” during President Trump’s state visit to Japan, a report said on Wednesday. The instructions that “USS John McCain needs ...
2019-05-30 05:01

Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito TOKYO (AP) — Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito. The post Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-05-25 11:17

Women in Japan are downloading Digi Police, the country's anti-groping app, in record numbers Getty Digi Police, a free smartphone app created by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, is aimed specifically at protecting victims of sexual misconduct in crowded places. If a person faces unwanted groping on a packed subway, they can proceed to activa...
2019-05-22 06:34

Golf: Ikeda tames 8000-yard monster in Japan, qualifies for British Open Yuta Ikeda qualified for next month's British Open by winning the Japan Tour's Mizuno Open on Sunday, a tournament where the monster length of the course raised eyebrows....
2019-06-02 23:51

After Trump incidents in Japan, Pentagon tells troops: No 'active partisan political activities' Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan has issued a sharp warning to all troops and civilian defense personnel to refrain from engaging in partisan political activity....
2019-06-12 01:00

Trump climbed into a sumo ring to present a 60-pound ‘President’s Cup’ in highlight of Japan trip Trump’s appearance at the sumo match was restrained for a president who became a reality TV star and often seems to thrive amid — and even encourage — chaos....
2019-05-26 18:00

Japan's core consumer inflation ticks up in April, BOJ's price goal stays distant Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.9 % in April from a year earlier, accelerating slightly from the previous month but remaining distant from the central bank's 2% target, underscoring the challenges it faces in ending deflation....
2019-05-24 04:17

Rush Limbaugh: Trump giving Democrats a taste of their own medicine by criticizing Biden in Japan Is President Trump crossing the line by criticizing former Vice President Joe Biden oversees? Or is the president just doing what Democrats have always done? Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh lauded the president Tuesday and called out ...
2019-05-29 03:51

Japan's central bank chief Kuroda sounds alarm on global economy ahead of G-20 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Group of 20 meetings this year will discuss current account balances and also said bilateral trade measures will not resolve such imbalances....
2019-05-27 17:51

Unlike Japan’s Shinzo Abe, President Trump Isn’t ‘Personally Bothered’ by North Korea’s Missile Tests (TOKYO) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not “personally bothered” by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the presid...
2019-05-27 11:34

Chinese-Taiwanese group to make formal decision for Japan Display deal in June -Nikkei A Chinese-Taiwanese investor consortium has told Japan Display Inc that it would make a formal decision whether to invest in the Apple Inc supplier by June 14, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday....
2019-05-30 10:17

Agent Scott Boras criticizes MLB as amateur prospect Carter Stewart skips draft for Japan Agent Scott Boras says MLB was a detriment to Carter Stewart's situation and that playing in Japan is a necessity, where he hopes to re-establishing his value.        ...
2019-05-23 17:51

Chinese-Taiwanese group to make formal decision for Japan Display deal in June: Nikkei A Chinese-Taiwanese investor consortium has told Japan Display Inc that it would make a formal decision whether to invest in the Apple Inc supplier by June 14, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday....
2019-05-30 11:17

| Japan mass stabbing | Brexit party success: WATCH the top World news videos for today Police on guard after mass stabbing in Japan | EU Elections final result: Brexit Party win 29 seats in record haul; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
2019-05-28 21:17

Japan Derby upset, final preps for Epsom head global Thoroughbred racing news The Investec Derby preparations are all but final, and weekend racing from Ireland to France put some shape to fast-approaching Royal Ascot. there. Exultant is done for season after G1 win in Hong Kong....
2019-05-28 20:34

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2019-05-30 18:17

Japan's labor minister dismisses calls to drop women's obligation to wear high heels in offices Japan's labor minister said it is "necessary" for companies to enforce dress codes that require women to wear high heels, according to Kyodo News....
2019-06-06 06:17

US-Iran tensions escalating, here's what you need to know Oil prices are on the rise after OPEC indicated it's likely to continue production cuts. CNBC's Hadley Gamble sits down with Kelly Evans to discuss on 'The Exchange'....
2019-05-21 19:34

Trump Has No Idea What Iran Is or Isn't Doing Today, on his way to a Pennsylvania rally, President Trump told reporters that there’s “no indication” that Iran is threatening the U.S., according to the Washington Post. This directly contradicts the messaging about Iran by others in his administra...
2019-05-21 17:00

No Talks With US 'Under Any Circumstances': Iran Iran will not hold talks with the United States "under any circumstances" while the rights of the Islamic republic are not respected, said an official quoted Thursday by state media....
2019-05-24 05:17

Iran Says It "Does Not Presently Believe In" Mediation With US Iran's foreign ministry on Tuesday insisted it did not currently see the need for mediation with the United States, as it played down the chances of a military clash with Washington....
2019-05-28 20:17

Germany to mediate in Iran Envoy Jens Plötner had been involved in drawing up the 2015 JCPOA treaty and went to Tehran with the aim of seeing it preserved. He was told that Iran's patience was over....
2019-05-23 22:17

GOP: Trump doesn’t want war with Iran Senate Republicans say that for all his bellicose rhetoric, President Donald Trump doesn't want a war — and neither do they. Some Republican hawks are pushing for an aggressive approach with Iran, arguing that military conflict may be unavoidable. Y...
2019-05-21 15:17

US officials believe threat from Iran not over The US doesn’t believe the threat from Iran is over after two oil tankers came under suspected attack on Thursday, officials said. Senior officials said the US has photographed an unexploded mine on the side of one of the tankers near the Strai...
2019-06-14 06:01

Iraqi PM says he wants to end tensions between Iran and US BAGHDAD (AP) — State-run Iraqi media is quoting Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi as saying that Baghdad will send delegations to the U.S. and Iran to help end tensions between the two countries. Abdul-Mahdi, whose country has close ties to both Iran a...
2019-05-21 16:17

Iran not backing down, says top US commander THE THREAT REMAINS: The top commander of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region says the threat from Iran that prompted the deployment of reinforcements to the area has not diminished....
2019-06-07 18:17

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison has an incredible real estate portfolio — take a look at his properties in Silicon Valley, Japan, Hawaii, and more Fred Prouser / REUTERS, Barbara Kraft Larry Ellison, Oracle's cofounder and former CEO, has an extensive real estate portfolio. His holdings include multiple homes in Silicon Valley and Lake Tahoe, as well as 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai. Her...
2019-06-01 21:51

No Negotiations With US, Says Iran's Supreme Leader Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions......
2019-05-30 12:17

US policy toward Iran is all stick and no carrot The motorcycle zipped past our taxi as we headed to Tyre in southern Lebanon, veering off the road onto a dirt track leading up into the hills. The passenger on the back of the motorcycle had what appeared to be long tubes, concealed by cloth, strapp...
2019-06-15 12:51

Trump says he is not looking for regime change in Iran President Trump said the U.S. was not looking for regime change in Iran after weeks of escalating tension and the deployment of additional American troops to the region....
2019-05-27 18:51

The Latest: US would talk with Iran ‘with no preconditions’ BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (all times local): 1:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says the Trump administration is willing to talk with Iran “with no precondit...
2019-06-02 13:34

Shanahan: US Iran stance for deterrence, not war Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says the United States stance on Iran is for "deterrence, not for war.' His comments come after he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Congress about the situation in Iran. (May 21)  ...
2019-05-22 02:51

Germany looks to 'lead' US-Iran talks European powers hope to broker a new round of negotiations between the United States and Iran in a bid to prevent the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal, Germany’s top diplomat said Saturday....
2019-06-09 00:51

Iran defends execution of gay people The US and Germany have condemned Iran after its foreign minister defending the policy of execution for gay people. The issue erupted after a pointed question from a German reporter....
2019-06-12 12:34

Iran condemns new US sanctions on petrochemicals TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has condemned new U.S. sanctions targeting its petrochemical industry, saying they prove President Donald Trump is not serious about pursuing negotiations. Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted by state TV on Sa...
2019-06-08 14:17

Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S.-Iran war in region unlikely Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday that a regional war between Washington and Tehran had become unlikely as the United States knows it would pay a heavy price....
2019-06-01 00:51

US Americans believe war with Iran is coming: poll More then half of Americans believe that the US will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Fewer than 40% approve President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis....
2019-05-22 03:17

The Latest: Trump says if Iran wants to talk he’s available JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says that if Iran wants to talk, he’s available. Trump says that Iran’s economy is sufferin...
2019-05-30 17:34

With Iran, sometimes the logical explanation is the correct one Iran would like the world to think that the attacks on two tankers off its Gulf coast are shrouded in uncertainty. "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what transpired this morning," said Iran's Foreign Minister Javid Zarif in his first tweet follow...
2019-06-14 16:17

Donald Trump says US is not seeking war with Iran President tells UK officials he wants to engage in talks with Tehran to broaden nuclear dealDonald Trump has told British officials he is not seeking a military confrontation with Iran and is instead aiming for direct talks with Tehran over his plan ...
2019-06-06 08:34

Why the U.S.-Iran Conflict Is Now Coming to a Head In 2015, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program, bowing to harsh sanctions imposed by countries worried it was developing an atomic bomb. For the past year, it’s continued to abide by the restrictions despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision ...
2019-05-22 09:17

US Says Prepared To Talk To Iran "With No Preconditions" US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday his country was ready to talk with Tehran "with no preconditions", but there was no indication if lifting sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme was on......
2019-06-02 18:34

Oil Tankers Off Iran Hit by Suspected Torpedoes Two oil tankers were damaged in attacks off the coast of Iran, including one operated by a Japanese company, on a day when Tehran rebuffed attempts by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ease a military standoff with the U.S....
2019-06-13 17:17

Bolton says Iran 'almost certainly' sabotaged ships off UAE U.S. national security adviser Bolton said on Wednesday that ships sabotaged off the United Arab Emirates coast were attacked "almost certainly by Iran." ...
2019-05-29 11:17

Trump: Iran would like to make a deal President Donald Trump says Iran wants to make a deal. Trump, in a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, sais Iran's economy has taken a major downturn since he pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal. (May 27)      ...
2019-05-28 23:34

U.S. Delays Petrochemical Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration has delayed new, tougher sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical sector as it seeks to balance pressure on Tehran against rising tensions....
2019-05-31 12:51

The Latest: Iran FM warns US against war with his country The Latest on tensions between Iran and the U.S. and developments in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Iran's foreign minister is warning amid tensions between Washington and Tehran that "whoever starts a war with us will not be th...
2019-06-10 15:17

Iran 'almost certainly' sabotaged ships off UAE, Bolton says U.S. national security adviser Bolton said on Wednesday that ships sabotaged off the United Arab Emirates coast were attacked "almost certainly by Iran." ...
2019-05-29 14:51

Iran says now isn’t ‘suitable’ time for talks with US Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected holding talks with the US to end the standoff between the two countries even though President Trump said he’d be willing to negotiate if they called. “Today’s situation is not suitable for talks and our...
2019-05-22 00:17

Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War Israel has quietly played an instrumental role in the escalating tensions in the Middle East. But analysts say it wants to pressure Iran, not start a war....
2019-05-21 14:51