- US missile defence system mars Moscow's ties with Tokyo, Russian Foreign Minister tells Japan
TOKYO - Japan's planned deployment of the American Aegis Ashore anti-missile system is an obstacle to Moscow improving ties with Tokyo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday (March 21).
Straits Times. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:33:47 +0800.
- Fascinating pictures give rare glimpse of 'Mao's China' in 1965
A recently published collection of photographs taken by a Japanese photographer captured the daily life of Chinese people in the year 1965 - the height of Mao Zedong's 27-year rule over China.
Daily Mail. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:58:48 +0000.
- Asian stocks advance ahead of Fed meeting, Tokyo closed
Asian stock markets advance ahead of Federal Reserve meeting
ABC News. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:39:30 -0400.
- Japan Sending A Strong Message On Casinos That Global Gaming Giants Don't Get
Proposed casino restrictions in Japan are a disappointment to international gaming companies vying for a share of the industry -- but far worse news is hidden in plain sight.
By Muhammad Cohen, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:15:00 -0400.
- Morinaga Milk's New Probiotic Strain, Bifidobacterium breve A1, May Prevent Onset of Alzheimer's Disease
TOKYO - Morinaga Milk released a new study showing its new probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve A1 has the preventive effects to Alzheimer's disease.
Business Wire. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:00:00 UTC.
- Olympic golf's format, competitions and qualifying to remain unchanged for 2020 Summer Games
According to the Golf Channel, the qualification process will remain unchanged for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Joel Beall. Golf Digest. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:45:00 +0000.
- Japanese basket pattern inspires new material
Researchers produce a metal with exotic electrical properties by mimicking a pattern from Japanese basket-weaving.
BBC News. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:02:54 GMT.
- Japanese researchers seek to unmask Draghi's poker face to predict policy changes
TOKYO (Reuters) - If European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi appears slightly more downbeat at his regular news conference than before, it could foreshadow a possible move by to the bank to trim its monetary policy stimulus.
Reuters. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:28:12 -0400.
- Doomsday cult members convicted over Tokyo gas attack a step closer to execution
Many of the inmates sentenced to death over a deadly sarin gas attack on the Japanese subway 23 years ago today appear to be one step closer to their execution dates, but some victims believe the cult members should have their lives spared.
Jake Sturmer. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:05:41 +1100.
- Aum cult members face execution for Tokyo subway gas attack
Thirteen Japanese cult members may be sent to the gallows any day now for a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes.
Mari Yamaguchi. Fox News. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:26:33 GMT.
Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
For more news and information about Japan, visit this official
Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
this Japan map website.
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