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World Dec 26Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic
Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings.
World Dec 061 dead, 5 missing after U.S. military planes collide off coast of Japan
The Marine Corps said an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft collided during training at about 2 a.m. after taking off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima.
World Oct 06Pompeo seeks allied unity on North Korea denuke effort
TOKYO — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged Saturday that the Trump administration’s effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons would be fully coordinated with allies Japan and South Korea, as he prepared to travel…
World Sep 06Big quake hits northern Japan, leaving 9 dead, 30 missing
In the town of Atsuma, where entire hillsides collapsed, rescuers used small backhoes and shovels to search for survivors under the tons of earth that tumbled down steep mountainsides.
World Jul 09Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods
Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup.
World Jun 10Worried, hopeful and wary: Neighbors await Kim-Trump summit
North Korea’s East Asia neighbors — Japan, China and South Korea — have a shared goal of denuclearizing the peninsula, but what may come out of Tuesday’s summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un…
World May 09Leaders of Japan, China, South Korea agree to cooperate on North Korea
Leaders from the three countries held their first three-way summit in more than two years, demonstrating a spirit of cooperation.
World Oct 17U.S., Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on North Korea
TOKYO — U.S. and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy fails.