Free Press Journal
  • N-test triggered tunnel collapse, 200 died in Sept

    Tokyo : More than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea’s nuclear test site after its latest detonation, a Japanese news report said on Tuesday, reports AFP.

  • Shinzo Abe sweeps to resounding victory in Japan elections

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election on Sunday, winning a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energise the world’s number-three economy.

  • Japan Polls: Incumbent PM Shinzo Abe appears headed to victory

    Tokyo: Japan’s leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country than for himself.Media polls indicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election tomorrow, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. Japanese voters may not love Abe, but they appear to want to stick with what they know, rather than hand the reins to an

  • Nissan suspends production for Japan market

    Tokyo : Nissan on Thursday said it was suspending all production destined for the local market, as Japan’s number-two automaker grapples with a mounting inspection scandal that has already seen it recall some 1.2 million vehicles. “Nissan decided today (Thursday) to suspend vehicle production for the Japan market at all Nissan and Nissan Shatai plants in Japan,” it said in a statement, referring to an affiliate.

  • North Korea threatens Japan with nuclear destruction

    Pyongyang: North Korea on Tuesday threatened Japan with nuclear destructions in response to Tokyo’s attempts to convince the international community to reject dialogue in favour of applying more pressure on Pyongyang.

  • Japan PM Abe dissolves lower house

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dissolved the more powerful lower chamber of Japan’s bicameral parliament to hold general election as soon as it convened for an extraordinary session.

  • US Navy suspends commander after destroyer collision

    Tokyo : The US Navy confirmed on Wednesday it had sacked the commander of its Seventh Fleet after a deadly collision between a destroyer and a tanker off Singapore, the latest of several accidents involving an American warship in Asian waters.

  • Do not back India on Doklam issue, Beijing warns Japan

    Japan has rallied behind India over the dragging feud at Doklam, with its envoy Kenji Hiramatsu saying that the region is disputed and Tokyo understands why New Delhi got embroiled in it.

  • Abe reshuffles Cabinet as support dips

    Tokyo : Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, opting for seasoned party veterans to help restore his battered popularity. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the new lineup.

  • Trump, Abe agree to punish North Korea

    Tokyo : In a 52-minute teleconference, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed  to take “further actions” to counter North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile threat.

  • Tokyo 2020 living with spectre of killer quake

    Naoshi Hirata, head of the Earthquake Prediction Research Center at the University of Tokyo, believes a powerful quake before the 2020 Olympics could even cripple Tokyo’s ability to host the event.

  • Japan floods claim 2 more, Abe visits affected areas

    Tokyo : Three more bodies were found on Wednesday in southwest Japan, potentially raising the death toll from last week’s heavy rains to 28, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the hardest-hit areas. Two deaths have been confirmed, and a third body is still under investigation, Fukuoka prefecture’s Department of Disaster Management said. Abe, who cut short a trip in Europe, inspected a collapsed railway bridge in Hita city in Oita prefecture

  • Japan’s men-only island gets World Heritage site status

    Tokyo : A men-only island in Japan where women are banned and male visitors must bathe naked in the sea before visiting its shrine, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • South Korea to build ‘comfort women’ museum in Seoul

    Seoul : South Korea intends to build a museum in memory of wartime sex slaves for Japanese troops, a government minister said on Monday, re-igniting a perennial diplomatic thorn in the two neighbours’ sides.