JAPAN: Avalanche claims 6 students who went on mountain climbing trip

Six high school student who went on a mountain-climbing outing trip in Nasu ski resort in Tochigi prefecture, Japan have been declared dead after they were engulfed in an avalanche. According to local authorities and police, the avalanche had hit early on Monday on the mountain in Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. Read also: Hong…

1 dead, 2 injured following blast at a park in Japan

Rescue officials and security operatives have swung into action following an explosion that rocked a park area in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing at least one person and injuring two others. NHK World, Tokyo-based broadcaster showed clips of two burnt-out cars in a parking area moments after the explosions took place almost simultaneously at…

Putin seeks 'compromise,' not 'trade' in Japan isle dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has said Russia is willing to compromise on a territorial dispute that has bedevilled relations with Japan for eight decades, but said this would not include the trade or sale of the islands held by Moscow and claimed by Tokyo.

Putin seeks 'compromise,' not 'trade' in Japan isle dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has said Russia is willing to compromise on a territorial dispute that has bedevilled relations with Japan for eight decades, but said this would not include the trade or sale of the islands held by Moscow and claimed by Tokyo.

Putin seeks 'compromise,' not 'trade' in Japan isle dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has said Russia is willing to compromise on a territorial dispute that has bedevilled relations with Japan for eight decades, but said this would not include the trade or sale of the islands held by Moscow and claimed by Tokyo.

Putin seeks 'compromise,' not 'trade' in Japan isle dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has said Russia is willing to compromise on a territorial dispute that has bedevilled relations with Japan for eight decades, but said this would not include the trade or sale of the islands held by Moscow and claimed by Tokyo.

Putin seeks 'compromise,' not 'trade' in Japan isle dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has said Russia is willing to compromise on a territorial dispute that has bedevilled relations with Japan for eight decades, but said this would not include the trade or sale of the islands held by Moscow and claimed by Tokyo.

Putin seeks 'compromise,' not 'trade' in Japan isle dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has said Russia is willing to compromise on a territorial dispute that has bedevilled relations with Japan for eight decades, but said this would not include the trade or sale of the islands held by Moscow and claimed by Tokyo.

Putin seeks 'compromise,' not 'trade' in Japan isle dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has said Russia is willing to compromise on a territorial dispute that has bedevilled relations with Japan for eight decades, but said this would not include the trade or sale of the islands held by Moscow and claimed by Tokyo.

Japan Creates Ministry To Enhance Relations With Russia

Japan has created a ministry in charge of promoting relations with Russia, to pursue stronger trade and negotiate a 70-year-old diplomatic snag between the two countries, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reports. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveiled Tokyo’s plans to set up the new ministerial position Thursday, though the portfolio will be added to…

Japanese Olympic Committee clears Tokyo bid leaders of illegal activity

Inquiry says £1.7m paid to Black Tidings consultancy was legitimate and not linked to winning bid to host 2020 Games Officials who led Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics have been cleared of any illegal activity by a Japanese investigation, following revelations that the city had paid more than $2m to a company…

Toriola eyes Tokyo 2020 OIympics

“I am still one of the best in my sport despite my age and my consistency in table tennis which sees me playing in two top regular clubs in Europe would remain an added advantage for me as I continue to play in world class competitions,” Toriola insisted The post Toriola eyes Tokyo 2020 OIympics…