Free Press Journal
  • Pence for ‘toughest’ US  sanctions on North Korea

    Tokyo : US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday Washington would soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever” on North Korea, adding that the regime in Pyongyang would not be allowed to “hijack” the upcoming Olympics.

  • Suzuki Q3 profit jumps 68%

    Tokyo : Japan’s Suzuki Motor on Monday announced a 68 per cent jump in operating profit in the third quarter due to ongoing growth in automobile and motorcycle sales in India, its biggest market, as well as in Europe and at home.

  • 7.9 quake shakes Alaska, tsunami warning lifted

    Anchorage : A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground.

  • US moves ships, bombers towards Korea ahead of Oly

    The B-2 is more most advanced bomber in the Air Force and, unlike the B-1B, can carry nuclear weapons. It’s also the only known aircraft that can drop biggest bomb, the 14,000-kg GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator.

  • Japan’s historic Tsukiji market holds final auction

    Tokyo : Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji fish market held its last pre-dawn New Year’s auction on Friday before closing down for relocation, with the highest bidder paying more than USD 320,000 for a giant tuna.

  • N Korea threat: Japan’s record defence budget

    The defence budget will swell to a record 46 billion  for the next fiscal year. The extra defence funding will cover the cost of preparations for introducing  the US military’s Aegis Ashore land-based missile interceptor system.

  • M&M, Renesas tie-up for Formula E and electric vehicle development

    New Delhi : Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Thursday announced a strategic partnership with Tokyo-traded Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, under which the latter will become the official technology partner for its Formula E team while also working together on electric racing and road cars.

  • 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.