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Quad summit kicks off in Tokyo

Quad summit kicks off in Tokyo

The second in-person summit of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) leaders, where Japan, the US, India and Australia are participants, started in Tokyo on Tuesday. The summit opening was broadcast by the national public TV. Key …

Okinawa unhappy with US military presence

Okinawa unhappy with US military presence

Fifty years after Okinawa was returned to Japan’s control, locals continue to decry the outsized burden the island group carries in the Japan-U.S. security alliance

Japan, EU to continue sanctions pressure on Russia

Japan, EU to continue sanctions pressure on Russia

Japan and the European Union will continue to exert sanctions pressure on Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Thursday after a summit held in Tokyo with EU leaders. The …

North Korea tests another ballistic missile?

North Korea tests another ballistic missile?

Last night, the DPRK once again launched an unknown projectile in the direction of the Sea of ​​Japan, the Yonhap news agency reports with a reference to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea. This is the 15th missile …

Russia sanctions 63 Japanese citizens, including PM Kishida

Russia sanctions 63 Japanese citizens, including PM Kishida

In a tit-for-tat move, Russia on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 63 Japanese senior officials, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. In a statement on its website, the Russian Foreign Ministry slammed the policy pursued by …

Japan Tobacco considers sale of Russia operations

Japan Tobacco considers sale of Russia operations

Japan Tobacco (JT) said on Thursday it was considering selling its Russia operations after suspending investment and marketing activities in the country last month. The announcement by JT, market leader in Russia, came after it said in …

Toshiba no longer accepts orders from Russian partners

Toshiba no longer accepts orders from Russian partners

Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba announced on its website on Wednesday it was suspending all investment in Russia and will no longer accept orders from Russian partners. The company cited the Russian special military operation …

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Tokyo embassy

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Tokyo embassy

A bus with Russian diplomats, earlier expelled by the government of Japan, left the Russian embassy’s territory and headed to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. The diplomats and their family members will be brought back to Russia …

Japan approves additional sanctions against Russia

Japan approves additional sanctions against Russia

The Japanese government on Tuesday approved additional sanctions against 398 people and 28 organizations from Russia in connection with the situation around Ukraine, according to the website of the Japanese Foreign Ministry. In …

Japan to expel eight Russian diplomats and trade mission staff

Japan to expel eight Russian diplomats and trade mission staff

The Japanese authorities have decided to expel eight Russian diplomats and staff members of the trade mission in Tokyo in connection with the situation around Ukraine and the Russian military operation currently underway, a Japanese Foreign …