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Vietnam aims for $2.56 billion in Japanese ODA

Vietnam hopes official development assistance from Japan will reach JPY300 billion ($2.56 billion) for the 2015 fiscal year, three times higher than ...

Tokyo stocks fall as yen gains, Nissan surges on buyback

Tokyo shares gave up early gains to close lower Monday as a stronger yen dented exporters, but Nissan surged on ...

Japanese submarine to visit Philippines, escort ships to Vietnam

A Japanese submarine will make a port call in the Philippines for the first time in 15 years while accompanying naval ships will visit Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay for the first time ...
March 17, 2016 | 05:29 pm GMT+7

Japanese football clubs flush away loo blues

Japan may be a long way from winning the World Cup but its J-League clubs are leading the way in making the halftime lavatory break less of a sanitary ordeal for squeamish fans.
March 18, 2016 | 03:21 pm GMT+7

Runaway zebra dies in Japan after golf course police chase

A runaway zebra led police on a dramatic chase across a golf course in Japan, until its bid for freedom ended in death when it collapsed in a water trap.
March 23, 2016 | 02:34 pm GMT+7

Ninja-seeking Japanese region inundated with overseas applications

Hundreds of aspiring ninjas from abroad have overwhelmed tourism officials in Japan looking to hire six full-time secret assassins, massively outnumbering local applicants.
March 24, 2016 | 03:17 pm GMT+7

Australia slams Japan Antarctic whale hunt

Australia on Friday branded Japan's killing of 333 whales "abhorrent", saying there was no scientific justification for the Antarctic hunt.
March 25, 2016 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

Japan opens radar station close to disputed isles in move bound to rile China

YONAGUNI, March 28 (Reuters) - Japan on Monday switched on a radar station in the East China Sea, giving it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of ...
March 28, 2016 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

Japan stumbles over baby steps to encourage working mums

Akane had always enjoyed her job at a Tokyo call centre until, unlike many Japanese mothers, she decided to return to work after finishing her maternity leave.
March 31, 2016 | 01:29 pm GMT+7

Dispute between industrial park owner and tenant draws official warning

Long An authorities have pledged to come down hard on owners of industrial parks if they interfere in the operations of their tenants, after a dispute between a park’s management ...
March 31, 2016 | 04:26 pm GMT+7

Asia shares, dollar on defensive ahead of US job data, factory surveys

SYDNEY - Asian shares and the dollar started the new quarter on a downbeat note on Friday as caution ruled ahead of surveys on global manufacturing and the latest reading on U.S. ...
April 01, 2016 | 10:22 am GMT+7

U.S., Japan, South Korea warn North Korea over 'provocations'

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama joined with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, vowing to ramp up pressure on North ...
April 01, 2016 | 10:48 am GMT+7

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast; no tsunami

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's southwest coast on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but local authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.
April 01, 2016 | 01:29 pm GMT+7

First day on the job for Japan's nervous new recruits

Hundreds of thousands of Japanese started their first day on the job Friday in an annual ritual born from the country's fast-disappearing jobs-for-life work culture.
April 01, 2016 | 06:16 pm GMT+7

U.S., Philippines begin military exercises as maritime tension simmers

MANILA - About 8,000 U.S. and Filipino troops began annual military exercises on Monday against a backdrop of tension over China's greater assertiveness in the South China ...
April 04, 2016 | 04:24 pm GMT+7
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