Posts Tagged ‘japanese’

Align with govt view or be censored? Japanese director of comfort women documentary speaks on festival ban

Follow RT on “I am concerned that it might become something that continues to happen and future films and future artwork may be censored if they don’t align with the government’s views on certain issues,” Miki Dezaki said. ‘), link: “” }, events: { onReady: function () { if(ga) { ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘JWPLAYER-GA’, ‘CLICK PLAY’, […]

Japanese minister steps down after accusations of bribing voters with crab and melons

“I feel deeply ashamed of myself to resign in the middle of the tenure amid many pending issues. I apologize,” the politician said on Friday after he announced that he would be stepping down. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accepted Sugawara’s resignation, saying “the responsibility lies with me for having appointed him.” Japan’s strict election laws […]

Photos: Zarif meets with Swedish deputy FM, Japanese and Mexican diplomats

ISNA  | Samad Kordi:  The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate meetings with visiting diplomats from Sweden, Japan and Mexico in Tehran on Wednesday. Zarif held separate meetings with visiting Japan’s Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori as well as Annika Söder, Deputy Foreign Minister of Sweden, and also Alfonso Zegbe, […]

Secret Japanese Settlement in British Columbia

Dishes and bottles found at the site in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. (Bob Muckle) Hidden Japanese Settlement Found in Forests of British Columbia by Brigit Katz In 2004, archaeology professor Robert Muckle was alerted to a site within the forests of British Columbia’s North Shore mountains, where a few old cans and a […]

How Japanese Scientists Confronted the U.S. and Japanese Governments to Reveal the Effects of Bikini H-bomb Tests

Introduction and translation by Steve Rabson. The original Japanese text can be found here. Introduction The March, 1954 “Bravo Shot” H-bomb test in the Pacific dumped radioactive debris on the Marshall Islands, U.S. servicemen, and the crew of a Japanese fishing boat. The multi-megaton blast infected Marshall Islanders with radiation sickness and caused cancers in the […]

Photos: Zarif meets with Japanese deputy FM

ISNA | Amir Kholousi: Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori in Tehran on Saturday.       Source Article from Related Posts Zarif holds meeting with a group of female Indian writers, journalists MNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif […]

Zarif meets with Japanese deputy FM

MNA – Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori in Tehran on Saturday. Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori who is in Tehran on official visit held a meeting with top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday afternoon. Referring […]

Japanese Air Force One, which flew emperor and 14 PMs, up for sale for $28mn (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The former Japanese government aircraft, a Boeing 747-400, entered service in 1991, and has logged 16,332 hours of flight time and made 13,569 landings since then. It flew a total of 318 times in the past 27 years, making stops at 269 locations in 100 countries and yet is still classed as “one of the […]

Israel, Japanese insurance firms join forces to tap into Startup Nation tech

Israel’s Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. and Japanese insurance corporation Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. will join forces to identify Israeli startups that provide cutting edge technologies in a variety of fields including insurance, fintech and health. According to the agreement, signed in Ramat Gan, Israel on Wednesday, the two companies will collaborate in […]

Shock Daylight Arson Attack On Japanese Anime Studio Leaves 33 Dead

A popular animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan has gone up in flames after a reported arson attack, leaving a shocking 33 people confirmed or presumed dead, and another 36 injured – some critically – according to Japanese fire department statements. It’s Japan’s worst case of arson in decades and among the highest mass casualty events in its […]

Iranian, Japanese diplomats hold legal consultations

Tasnim – High-ranking diplomats from Iran and Japan held the first round of legal consultations in Tokyo in a bid to boost cooperation in diverse fields, including issues related to international law. The meeting was co-chaired by the director-generals for legal-international affairs at the two countries’ respective foreign ministries. In the talks, the two sides […]

Japanese zoo’s utterly bizarre lion escape drill goes viral (VIDEO)

Staff armed with nets and poles at the Tobe Zoo in Ehime Prefecture in western Japan evacuated perplexed visitors amid warnings of an escaped animal. The ‘beast’ in question turned out to be a staff member in a lion costume, one who really committed to their role, swiping at colleagues who got too close as […]

Pompeo Gulf of Oman Narrative Torpedoed by Vessel’s Japanese Owner

WASHINGTON — Just a day before the Trump administration blamed Iran for an attack on two oil tankers connected to Japan in the Gulf of Oman, without offering a shred of evidence, members of Congress revealed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had privately briefed them on possible justifications for a war on Iran. The […]

Japanese tanker owner claims crew saw ‘flying objects’ before attack, denies ship struck mine

Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo, told reporters on Friday that sailors on board the ill-fated oil tanker observed “flying objects” just before the incident in which the ship caught fire and was badly damaged. The giant vessel was hit twice, first near the engine room and then on its starboard side. He suggested that those flying […]

Japanese Tanker Owner Denies Ship Hit By Mine, Says Crew Saw "Flying Objects" Before Attack

For a moment on Thursday, it appeared that the US Navy had produced the ‘smoking gun’ to which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had alluded during his statement from earlier in the day: CENTCOM footage which the Navy said purported to show Iran’s IRGC ‘caught in the act’ of trying to remove an […]

US to Jail 1,400 Immigrant Children at WWII Japanese Internment Site

The Pentagon announced yesterday that the Trump administration will detain 1,400 immigrant children at the site of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Oklahoma. The decision, announced Tuesday as Trump denounced immigrants and socialism at a rally in Iowa, is a calculated political maneuver. “Immigration really is the […]

Photos: Japanese PM lands in Tehran

ISNA | Ali Taghavi – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Tehran on Wednesday evening to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on bilateral and international issues. He was received by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran.       Source Article from Related Posts […]

Japanese PM due in Tehran on June 12

Abe’s visit to Tehran will be the first visit to Iran by a Japanese leader over the past four decades. During his 3-day visit, the Japanese prime minister hopes to play a mediating role between Iran and the US to deescalate the tensions between the two countries, Kyodo news agency reported. Abe is scheduled to meet with Iran’s Supreme […]

Don’t be a drug mule: Japanese man with 246 packets of cocaine in his stomach dies on international flight

   A 42-year-old Japanese man died on a Bogota-to-Tokyo flight after swallowing 246 packets of cocaine and having a seizure. An autopsy revealed the cause of death — brain swelling from cocaine overdose — after the man’s body was removed from an Aeromexico flight that made an emergency landing in northern Mexico, according to a […]

Photos: FM Zarif meets with senior Japanese officials in Tokyo

MNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate talks with his Japanse counterpart Taro Kono and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Thursday. During the meetings, the sides discussed Iran’s countermeasures on the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.   Source Article from Related Posts Zarif holds meeting with […]

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